Posts filed under: Interviewing for a Job

Interviewing for a Job

Tips, strategies and tactics on how to ace an interview

  • job search thank you letter
We’ve all heard it over and over again since the day we were born: “Say thank you!” Since the days of hand writing thank you letters to anyone who attended your tenth birthday party, we’ve each grown accustomed to our...
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  • Questions to Ask Before You Accept a Job Offer
Here at Rake, we know a job offer is a wonderful thing, but we also recognize that it should always be thoroughly considered. While it may be tempting to call all of your friends and family as soon as your...
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  • looking for a job while employed
You’ve heard that job searching is like a full time job, which most definitely isn’t a lie. Job searchers are encouraged to spend as much time as possible during their day finding a new gig, but how are you supposed...
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  • best ways to answer common interview questions
You’ve heard all those interview horror stories about crazy and a-bit-too-personal questions, but sometimes the trickiest interview questions can actually be the most common ones! Speaking about yourself can be nerve-wracking, especially when you’re afraid of coming across as a...
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  • Rake - The 5 Most Outrageous Job Interview Stories We’ve Ever Heard
Sometimes it’s important to take a break from being so hard on ourselves during a job search, and allow ourselves to laugh at our situation – whatever that may be. Another way to free ourselves from self-induced pressure is to...
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  • Rake - Job Search Mistakes
When we’re in the middle of a job search, we tend to pay meticulous attention to all of our decisions and actions. Should we email or call the hiring manager? How long do we wait to send a thank you...
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  • Rake - how mindfulness can save your job search
When some people hear the word “mindfulness,” they imagine crystals and chakras that seem scary and hard to understand. But it doesn’t need to be overwhelming or something you put a ton of energy into. Even meditation in the simplest...
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  • Rake - why emotional intelligence is important for job seekers
Emotional intelligence is a term coined in the 1990s by scientists that is used to describe the ability to understand one’s self and others in order to interact in a healthy and productive manner. There are five major skills common...
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  • Rake - 4 Psychological Tricks To Know if You Want the Job
Think back to high school or college. Ever find yourself sitting in a psychology class wondering why you had to be there? Us, too. But it turns out that those required classes could actually have a huge impact on our...
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  • Rake - Quick Guide for Sending Great Emails
We live in a society where communication is instant. Text-messages send in milliseconds and responses come just as quick. However, we must establish a distinction between friendly and professional communication, a distinction that is easy to blur. Whether you’re speaking...
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