reasons why you didn't get the job

30 Reasons why you don’t get the job

Are you one of those people who keep on getting invitations to job interviews but for some reason never get the job offered? This is a dilemma that many job seekers experience and recently a job seeker that I know faced the same situation. This article is dedicated to every job candidate who might be Read more about 30 Reasons why you don’t get the job[…]

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“Navigating Career Crossroads”: 10 Things I love about this book

Jane Jackson is a highly respected career management coach and has assisted more than 1,000 clients across Australia and Asia to find their true career path. She is the book author of “Navigating career crossroads: How to survive thrive when changing direction”. Her mission is to give jobseekers more clarity, build their confidence and guide Read more about “Navigating Career Crossroads”: 10 Things I love about this book[…]

Relationship Coach: An Interview with Lorna McCarty

  Lorna McCarty, M.Ed., is a determined, driven, and committed Relationship Coach dedicated to helping women save their marriages by finding the real causes of the problems in their relationship and working with them to build a thriving, lasting connection. As a Relationship Success Strategist she has helped women with relationship related issues for the Read more about Relationship Coach: An Interview with Lorna McCarty[…]

free online sales skills test

Free Online Sales Skills Test: 100 Questions

Are you going to an interview for a sales-related job position? Do you want to find out how sales-savvy you are? Are you thinking of pursuing a career in sales? Then challenge yourself and take this free online sales skills test of 100 questions – the most exhaustive online sales test you will find online! Read more about Free Online Sales Skills Test: 100 Questions[…]

top tips for creating an impressive video resume

30 Top Tips for creating an impressive Video Resume

video resumeIn this article I would like to share 30 top tips for creating an impressive video resume. Let’s be honest, if I would have to hire someone, I would ask potential new hires to submit a video resume (as a replacement for the cover letter), apart from a resume on paper. If I don’t like what I see in that  video resume, good bye! I would not invest any more time in looking at the person’s resume, no matter how well qualified they are.

Are you wondering why I would choose that approach? Let me tell you: The first benefit would be that I would only deal with candidates who are seriously interested in that particular position. These jobseekers are those, who are prepared to make an additional effort to create a video (or even to ask someone for technical help in getting it very professionally done ,if they can’t do it themselves!). Let’s be honest, most of the candidates at that stage would already turn to other job offers instead and submit their CVs and cover letters electronically and be done with it! So, by inviting candidates to submit video resumes, I would be able to deal with only those jobseekers that are prepared to go the extra mile. Secondly, I would already get an understanding of the way a person communicates, behaves and presents themselves by watching the video before I meet them eventually in person. Thirdly, if the position that I’m trying to fill is marketing related or requires creative skills, I would already get an idea of their skills level.


dining etiquette

Dining Etiquette: Free Online Test (100 Questions)

Taking a new client out for lunch or attending a lunch interview: do you find that experience as uncomfortable, awkward, weird or plain unsettling? Or are you scared that food might get sutck in your teeth, that you spill on yourself, that you use the wrong utensils? Remember that knowing the correct dining etiquette rules Read more about Dining Etiquette: Free Online Test (100 Questions)[…]

Business Etiquette Book Review: “Greet! Eat! Tweet!”

business etiquette book review Barbara Pachter is an internationally renowned business etiquette coach, book author and speaker. She has delivered more than 2,100 seminars around the globe, including the first-ever seminar for businesswomen in Kuwait. Her client list includes many notable organizations, such as Microsoft, Chrysler, Genentech, Merck & Co., Citigroup, Inca., and Pfizer Inc. Barbara Poacher has written eight books, including NewRules@Work: 79 Etiquette Tips, Tools and Techniques to get ahead and stay ahead, that have been translated into 9 languages. She has also appeared on several radio and TV programs, and her professional advice on business etiquette has been featured in dozens of magazines and newspapers. You can follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPachter and visit her website at: Read this business etiquette book review and find out what the 5 things are that I particularly loved about.


you will be Googled

You will be Googled: love it or hate it!

Love it or hate it, but if people want to find out information about you, it’s not going to be difficult nowadays thanks to the internet. A complete stranger can basically get to know you in more detail without you ever finding out! How does that sound? Scary? You will be googled, no doubt! BUT Read more about You will be Googled: love it or hate it![…]

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Book Review: 13 Things mentally strong people don’t do

Amy Morin’s expertise in mental strength has attracted international attention. Her book “13 Things mentally strong people don’t do” is now available in more than 20 languages! Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She is an adjunct psychology instructor and has been counseling children, teens, and adults since 2002. She is also Read more about Book Review: 13 Things mentally strong people don’t do[…]

Disability Etiquette

Book Review: Disability Etiquette by Jane Hatton

Disability Etiquette

Jane Hatton, Founder and Director of Evenbreak

Jane Hatton is the Founder and Director of Evenbreak, a not-for-profit social enterprise, which she founded in 2011. It is run by disabled people for disabled people. Her three aims are as follows: 1) to help companies to attract more talented disabled people. 2) To help disabled people to find job opportunities who will value their skills. 3) to promote the business benefits from employing disabled people. Jane Hatton considers her main skills as having the gift of the gab, a determination to promote fairness, and finding great people to work for Evenbreak. Due to her degenerative spinal condition, she mostly works lying down with a laptop suspended above her. You can check out Jane Hatton’s corporate website at and follow her on Twitter @Evenbreak.In this article I would like to share the 8 things that I loved about her book Disability Etiquette – Being confident around disabled people.



SEO Free Online Test

Free Online Test: SEO (100 Questions)

SEO QuizAre you planning to apply for a job as an SEO Manager? Do you think you might have to pass a skills test in the interview process, and want to be best prepared for it? Or are you already an expert in search engine optimization and just want to find out how savvy you really are on this specific topic?

These are just some of the questions that you will find in the quiz. `

  • Is mobile friendliness a ranking factor in Google’s algorithm?
  • What is the recommended number of characters for title tags?
  • What are the three primary components of on-page optimization?
  • What search engines are able to recognize rich snippets?
  • Is Content Marketing considered as technical SEO?
  • How do you calculate the keyword density?
  • What does Domain Authority take into account?
  • What does a high bounce rate of a website indicate?
  • What is the correct default file type for your site map?
  • How can you recover from Penguin?
  • Does adding multimedia help with search engine optimization?




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Video Game Developer: 25 Crucial Interview Questions

hiring a video game developerIt’s surely not enough to just LOVE playing video games in order to work in the professional video games industry. However, being enthusiastic about video games can surely make the job in this specific industry more enjoyable.

So you want to be a Video Game Developer? There are different job roles from which you can choose. If you want to be a designer, you will decide on what a video game should look like and how it plays (by coming up with your own creative idea or work from an already existing idea). Or do you want to be the artist, who creates all the visual characters, scenery and objects of the game by producing storyboards at the planning stage? You might also consider being the animator, the person who basically brings the characters, scenery and objects to life with computer modelling and animation software. However, if you love coding then the job as a stage programmer, who is responsible for all the coding to make sure the game works, might be the most suitable option.


hiring a public speaker

Hiring a Public Speaker: 10 Questions to ask yourself!

Hiring a Public Speaker 2Imagine … you have an important event and you need to look for the right speaker. You are thinking of that special person, who can create powerful connections with the audience and who leaves a long-lasting impression. The person who makes your company and sponsor look good, and where participants will be genuinely thanking you for this opportunity. This is the speaker, who is able to make their participants leave the event with fresh ideas, increased motivation and at the same time having been entertained, informed and challenged.

You know that hiring a public speaker – the right speaker! –  is crucial, it can break or make your event. But where should you start? Bear in mind that there are two different types of public speakers: those who work through a Speaking Bureau and those who you can hire directly. No matter who you choose, make sure you take your time and do your research thoroughly. These are 10 things that will help you in the process of hiring the right public speaker for your next event.


Karin Schroeck-Singh

Karin Schroeck-Singh: My Top 40 Career Lessons

If someone would ask you “What are the most important lessons that you learnt in your career?” how would you reply? My name is Karin Schroeck-Singh, I’m the Founder and Trilingual Career Optimizer at Career Heads. In this article I would like to share with my global audience my top 40 career lessons learnt in Read more about Karin Schroeck-Singh: My Top 40 Career Lessons[…]

Derek Halpern

Derek Halpern: 25 Lessons to be learnt

2246665Derek Halpern is the Founder of SocialTriggers. He has a proven track record for building blogs from scratch to Everest-like subscriber numbers . An example? He got 26,778 subscribers in 13 months. He is also the co-founder of the online course Software ZippyCourses. He impacted 5,000,000 people, reached clients in 69 countries and built a profitable business by doing things he loves. In September Derek Halpern also released Social Triggers TV, a web video show in which he reveals valuable tips for all those entrepreneurs who are trying to grow their business.


hiring disabled people

Hiring disabled people: Interview with Jane Hatton

thI’m delighted to interview Mrs Jane Hatton, Founder and Director of Evenbreak, a Recruitment agency who specialises in matching employers with talented disabled people. It is the only specialist online job board in the UK, run by disabled people. She will share experiences and give advice on hiring disabled people in today’s corporate world.