Posts filed under: Interviewing for a Job

  • 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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  • Rake Blog - Think You're Under-qualified for a Job You Want? Try This.
Have you ever seen a mid-level or even entry-level job listings looking for applicants with 5+ years of experience in a given field and a second or third degree, and not to mention 15 other miscellaneous requirements that may or...
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No matter where you are in your career, or what stage of the job search you’ve reached, true confidence is your belief in your ability to succeed. Whether your intention is to land a great new job or be promoted...
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There are a few habits we all know can send a potential candidate straight to the bottom of the barrel, such as typos on a resume, showing up late for an interview or avoiding eye contact. And then there are...
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You already know how important it is to prepare for a job interview. When the big day comes, you’ve probably done your research about the company, prepared the right questions and printed copies of your resume (you followed this checklist, after...
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The job search process is overwhelming: there are tons of things you need to keep track of, resumes to update and interviews to attend and follow up on. Not only is it draining, but you need to constantly put your...
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