Having communication skills is part of our daily lives. It is one of the most basic skills you will need in life but importantly during an interview. You may have the best resume and credentials but if you don’t know how to communicate properly you won’t be hired. Here is a list of steps on how you can improve your presentation skills: Talk slowly- this helps when you are nervous or have anxiety during an interview, you may lose control and result in speaking fast. Answer questions with the right pace and a calm mind. Details- Seeing details in the interview process helps a lot during the conversation. By paying attention to small details, you can start a good conversation. For example, when you notice what the interviewer likes to collect or where she likes to go on vacation. Assertiveness- Don’t be afraid to assert yourself during the interview, this proves that you do not doubt your ability to do the job. Word usage- Communication has lots of factors like how you speak, your body language, and the words you use. Practicing which words to use to get your message through will help you give a smoother interview. You should develop your vocabulary to help express yourself. Ask the right questions- This gives you control of the flow of the interview. Having questions prepared in advance will help you know whether you want to work at the company. Keep it Concise- Avoid giving long answers try to keep your responses short but only give a long answer to prove your point. Listening- Helps you to ask the right questions...
What is LinkedIn and Why is it Important? LinkedIn is a site that revolves around job hunting. It allows you to create a professional profile that other people can view. All the recruiters and HR managers appear to be hanging out on LinkedIn now. This site gives you the opportunity to talk directly to these recruiters and HR managers. They will be also looking at you, so it is very important that your profile stands out from the crowd. Creating your profile: The first thing you want to do when creating your profile is to start with a professional picture of yourself. If you don’t currently have a profile photo of yourself then make that a priority. Always make sure to dress professionally in the picture and smile. Your picture may be the first thing that the potential employer sees, and you don’t want to create a bad impression.5 Headline: Here you will have 120 characters to create a headline that makes you stand out. Many people just put their job title, but to really stand out this is a great way to do it. Make your headline something unique and use deceptive. Use key words that separate you from other people and make you more marketable. Your Summary: This is the section that you can think of as your elevator speech. You want to be able to grab the reader’s attention in the first few sentences. You can also include high resolution images or an info graphic of your experience. You can just copy and paste your summary from your resume or you could get a slightly more...
Making your LinkedIn profile shouldn’t be a difficult or complex task. You’ll have all the information that you need about yourself and job history. Being diligent and thorough is the most important part of making your LinkedIn profile great. I recommend that you have everything ready to go so that you don’t have a partly finished profile posted for weeks at a time. First, you need a good headshot. If you’re new to the modern job market, you’ll have to put some effort in here. Loading up a pic from your Facebook page and cropping it just won’t do here. This is a step that is best with some help from a friend. Clean yourself up and put on a nice top. You don’t even need to wear pants to get a good headshot. It’s that easy. Follow some simple guidelines about lighting and showing some personality. Remember to make it look professional rather than cool. It can be awkward to smile and pretend to be approachable, but you must make your headshot show this. The more professional it looks, the easier it is for hiring managers to take you seriously. https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/professional-headshot-tips-for-budget The tremendously important headline is the next thing people will see. This is essentially the written headshot of your profile that is often overlooked. You want this headline to focus on the type of position you’re expecting to get someday or at least to describe yourself exactly the way you want to be seen. This must be appropriate for the profession you’re looking at. Being short and direct here is best. No headline should contain...
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