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    6 tips for a video call job interview

    Make a strong first impression. Preparing for your job interview is essential, but your performance during the interview will determine your chances of success. This article gives you six tips on how to prepare for your video call job interview. Applying for a job by video call is not the same as doing an interview with a person in the same room. Additional factors need to be taken into account to ensure the interview goes well.

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    9 reasons why operational excellence may fail

    Operational Excellence (OpEx) is a popular philosophy among organizations that want to improve and maintain their efficiency. Despite its popularity though it is not easy to give a clear and unique definition of Operational Excellence.

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    The job application process in a nutshell

    Over the past few months, we have shared tips with you to help you find your ideal job and to increase your chances of success in the different phases of your job application.

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    3 Questions to prepare for your job interview

    Congratulations! Your resume and motivation letter have resulted in an invitation by a recruiter. You are invited for a job interview! What's next?

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    How to break the ice before a job interview

    “How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice!” OK, this is probably not the most original nor the most appropriate icebreaker to use before a job interview. But you get the point, right? Icebreakers can certainly help you relieve tension before a job interview.

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    5 Salary negotiations tips for a good start

    An interesting job, a fun work environment, great career opportunities ... These are all features that can make your job attractive. But each month you will have to pay your bills. So at some point, you will need to talk about money.

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    What (not) to do whilst waiting for a job interview

    Congratulations! You are about to have a job interview and you are ready to make an overwhelming impression. You just passed the reception and you are waiting for the recruiter to show up. What do you do while waiting for your job interview?

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    How to search & apply for a job discretely

    So you are ready for a new job. Maybe you are looking for your first job or a job that will suit you better. What to do now?

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    First aid after a job interview: reduce stress & get the job

    Phew! Your job interview has come to an end. What a relief! Maybe you are (in)secure, (dis)satisfied or perhaps you have feelings of despair? This is absolutely normal. It is even normal for these feelings to change when mentally reviewing your job interview.

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    References on your resume: Common sense or nonsense?

    Candidates often wonder whether they should mention references on their resume. The answer is simple. Only mention references when asked for. Otherwise don't.

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    Personal branding: Build your own brand. Now!

    Sixteen years ago LinkedIn did not yet exist. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram neither. Nowadays anyone with a computer and an internet connection can build connections and share information with the entire world. This offers huge opportunities for your future job searches and your career in general.

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    How to choose and use job boards for your job search

    Job boards can be of great help when you are looking for a new job. Job boards allow you to upload your resume so that companies can contact you with interesting opportunities. Evidently, you can use job boards to actively search for jobs as well.

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    21 ½ tips for written communication during the application process

    Congratulations! You have found a job that fits you like a glove! What now? Everybody is able to write a standard resume, motivation letter and e-mail. But how do you ensure that your application stands out positively with a recruiter?

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    10 Tips for verbal and nonverbal communication in job interviews

    Good preparation for a job interview is half the battle, but your performance during the interview is obviously critical to increase your chances of success. In this article, we will discuss 10 tips for a good job interview. The focus will be on the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication.

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    Jay to the Z - What job seekers can learn from Jay-Z

    Jay-Z… one of the most successful rappers in history. His success is phenomenal, but it hasn’t always been like this. Not at all.

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    Creating the perfect elevator pitch: What is your story?

    When somebody asks you what you are doing for a living, what do you say? And suppose you would have 3 sentences to describe yourself, your wishes and ambitions to talk yourself into the company of your dreams. What would this sound like?

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    The benefits of using recruitment agencies for your job search

    Recruitment agencies are increasingly popular. More and more companies are relying on the expertise of a recruitment agency for filling vacant positions and projects. But also more and more candidates are finding their way to these agencies!

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    Body language in a job interview - part 2: extra tips for success!

    In our previous article, we shared advice about body language in job interviews. We described the importance of the first handshake, your overall posture and the movements you make with your head, eyes, arms and hands. In this article, we share 14 extra tips to control your body language in job interviews. We discuss what to do with your shoulders, torso, back, legs, face and voice.

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    Body language in a job interview - part 1: our tips for success!

    Body language is important. Very important. You can say what you want during a job interview, if your body language tells a different story, you may seem insecure, unreliable or arrogant.

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    Want a job interview? Leave a compelling voicemail message!

    No matter how good your resume, your motivation letter, your reputation and your written communication skills may be, good telephone skills are critical for your job search.

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    Tips to complete your LinkedIn profile and get noticed!

    Last week we shared 5 tips to increase your success on LinkedIn. We discussed, among other things, the importance of a complete LinkedIn profile. According to Linkedin, a 100% complete LinkedIn profile makes you 40(!) times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn.

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    Personal branding: 7 tips for recording your voicemail message

    When you are looking for a new job or another professional challenge, your telephone skills or the lack thereof may seriously influence your chances of success. We discuss 7 tips for creating a voicemail message that makes a great first impression and that invites callers to leave a message or call you back.