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Not getting enough interview calls? Here’s what to consider

Whether you are a fresher or an experienced professional looking for a job switch, interview calls matter a lot. If you have posted your resume on various platforms, and you are keen to get a new job, but you are disappointed as you’re not getting enough calls, then here are a few things to consider:

  • Relook your resume

One of the major reasons why you are not getting any interview call is basically because probably your resume is not up to the mark. First of all, make sure your resume is updated. While relooking at the resume from top to bottom, make sure that your resume is shaped in the latest way. It should contain the latest elements to catch the fancy of the employers. Most importantly, make sure your resume doesn’t contain any grammatical or punctuation errors, as it will be a total disappointment for a recruiter. If you need professional help in reshaping your resume, then please get in touch with our expert team of resume writers.

  • Are you adding a personalized cover letter?

Many of us ignore adding a cover letter while applying for jobs. We often don’t consider cover letters that important, but to be honest, adding a cover letter does increase your chances of getting an interview call. However, your cover letter should be personalized and not copied from the net. It should have that appealing power, and it should be able to convey your message in an appealing manner. Thus, if you haven’t prepared your cover letter as yet, built one right now!

  • Are you applying at the right place?

Getting a new jobs is not a cakewalk. You have to realize that fact that the competition is rising massively. Therefore, make sure you have listed your profile and posted your resume at the right platform. A platform like Career Marshal, which has an abundance of recruiters listed is perfect to apply for jobs, as a high volume of recruiters will be able to see your resume. Also, you would be able to apply to a large number of jobs, as there are immense number of job vacancies posted on Career Marshal by the recruiters.

It’s okay if you are not getting enough interview call, just don’t be disappointed. In fact, try to work on your resume and job searching skills, and you will definitely get calls, and a pretty good job very soon!

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How to choose between two offer letters?

Many times we face different types of dilemmas in our day to day life. But, some of the crossroads are very tough. And, we have to be very careful about making the right decision, as a lot depends on our decision. Especially, when we are facing any dilemma related to our professional life, we have to be extra cautious. So, if there is a situation where you are lucky enough to get two offer letters from two different companies, and you can’t decide which one to choose, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Compare the profiles and KRAs

We all want to do what we like. Some of us are actually very lucky, as we are able to find the jobs that we like to go to. Therefore, if you have two offer letters, the first step to take is to compare the job roles. While reading the job requirements and expectations, you will get a good idea of what you are expected to do. Though you might have read them earlier also, but this time, just compare the two options that you have. And, then based on what you like to do more, select the best option.

  • Compare the companies

The company where we work also matters. If the company is good and values employees, then we would definitely like to spend more time in that organization. Hence, make sure that you properly compare the two organizations well. You can read information on their website, and the reviews given by employees on various sites. This type of information will surely help you to know which company looks better to you.

  • Follow your heart

This may look a little preachy but it is important. At the end of the day, you have to spend a lot of time in the firm, and with the people. So, make sure you listen to your heart before deciding with your mind. Sometimes, our gut feelings strongly say something but we ignore it, so avoid doing that. If your heart is taking a side then make sure you give preference to that offer letter.

Apart from these factors like salary, manager etc. is also some of the key deciding factors. Also, if you really find it difficult to make a decision, then what better than seeking advice from the experts? They will surely help you to make the best choice!

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Scared of getting stuck on an interview question? Here’s how to cover up

Interviews are not one of the most stress-free of the activities. Even the term ‘interview’ is enough to make us nervous. Though, we always try our best to prepare for the interviews but there can be certain situation or interview questions which can be spooky. Also, it is quite normal to get stuck on any of the interview questions as long as you are able to handle the situation afterwards. So, whenever you get stuck on any of the interview questions, here is how you can quickly get over it, and turn it back into your favor:

  • Quickly assess and accept the situation

First of all, try to quickly accept and understand that situation, but make sure you do it quickly. Once, you have realized that you cannot answer it, just accept the fact. But, that doesn’t mean that you should keep quite. Rather, avoid from panicking or getting nervous. At least, don’t show it on your face. Later, quickly try to handle the situation.

  • Speak at least something

It is okay if you don’t know the exact answer. However, you should try and answer anything that is relevant and related to the question. This is a lot better than keeping quite. Thus, it is extremely important to sue your presence of mind to handle such a situation.

  • Say that you don’t know

Telling the interviewer that you don’t know may sound a little daunting but it does work at times. If you look at the positive side, then saying no will showcase your honesty levels. Also, after you say no, the recruiter might change his question or twist it in a way that you are able to answer. Therefore, do not hesitate to say no, but always cover it up.

Interviews are tough and nerve-wracking but if you prepare for an interview well, then you might not have to worry too much about hearing a Yes at the end. After all, that is what everyone’s motive is! We all want to get an offer letter from the company. However, at the same time, it is important to make sure that you don’t get way too pressurized. It is also important to maintain your compose, and even if you don’t know any specific answer, use your presence of mind to win over the situation. Just remember, listening carefully, and paying attention will always work!

 

 

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How to Get the LinkedIn Profile for the Job You Want

Branding and rebranding aren’t just for businesses, it could apply to people too. Yes, you read it right and that is exactly what you ought do to speed up your process of landing the interview and hopefully, getting the job of your dreams. It is a fact that you are your own brand, therefore Career Marshal has listed out a few ways through which you can market yourself the right way on LinkedIn.

  • Be willing to invest time on building your profile

Treat your LinkedIn profile like a representation of yourself; the more time and focus you invest on creating this profile, the better it will become. Do not let laziness take over, be very efficient in filling up every section, put in every detail of the work experiences you’ve mentioned. Also, pay attention to the writing style and technique that you use, always write in first person when you write about yourself.

  • Images are important

It’s a visual world, so let the first sight of your profile be as appealing as it can be. For your display picture, it is apt to use a professional photograph, most preferably a professional headshot. Add to this a background image that will match up to the professionalism that your display picture shows.

  • Opt for a custom URL

This is one thing that every job seeker must do to retain a place in the recruiter’s mind. The original URL that LinkedIn provides is mainly a combination of a bunch of numbers and letters, your potential recruiters clearly won’t remember that. Rather, you should personalize your URL and throw in words that best describe you and your professional profile. An update with this new LinkedIn URL on your business card is a good idea to impress your potential recruiters and since social media is a powerful tool, make sure that you include this customized URL on all social media platforms.

  • Work on the summary section

Never neglect this section, the summary section is where you are really put to the test. You must include all your relevant work experiences, you don’t need to mention all kinds of experiences – tailor make it in such a way that will best relate to the job profile you’re wishing for. Add images or documents to support the statement you’ve made about your work experiences, this will generate more favours your way. Be warm and welcoming with your summary, mention your achievements and a little about who you are as a person – writing about your working style would be a great idea.

  • Ask for recommendations

Recommendations are a very essential part of a strong LinkedIn Profile, so do not leave this section blank. Request and get positive recommendations from your ex/ present colleagues or even your bosses; this will enhance and increase your chance of getting hired.

 

 

 

 

 

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How to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to optimize your job search.

Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be employed to ease your job hunt in today’s age of heavy internet penetration and usage. You can use them to market yourself to potential employers and connecting with them informally (although you may have to draw a line here if the person of contact demands it).

“Job search has been optimised to a very big extent by the advent of Social Media” says our experts at Careermarshal – one of the top job sites in India.

Job search on Social Media is a two-way street, with employers gaining just as much traction as the job seekers. For the purpose of searching jobs Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are proving to be the best in business. To network your way into a job or a career of interest, you need to apply some strategies that have been curated for you by Careermarshal.

Given below are some important tips on how to use social media for maximum benefit in your job search. Have a look.

Make people aware that you’re looking for a job

Since you’re actively looking for a job offline, it makes sense that you also frequently post about it on various platforms. Even better if the people know what profile you’re interested in. LinkedIn has an option for the same. On Facebook and Twitter, you’ll have to be a bit creative. People store what information they see on various social platforms subconsciously and will inform you if any position opens up at their place of work. Such word of mouth can really work in your favour.

Don’t be Hesitant in Networking with Friends on Facebook

Due to its algorithms and interface, Facebook is more powerful for searching for jobs than other sites (Even though LinkedIn’s primary service is networking, Facebook trumps it in spheres of informality and ease of access). Hence you shouldn’t be afraid to network with people you think who might come in handy. Since people you connect with on Facebook are mostly friends, relatives and colleagues, they are more likely to help you if they’re in a position to. Friends that know you on Facebook will be more helpful in finding you a job you are looking for or providing you with some valuable job related information. You need to up your networking game if you want to milk this opportunity.

Make Your Facebook Profile Private

Whatever information you provide on Facebook used to be visible to all by default. Although after the Data Leak controversy, Facebook has initiated tough measures to control what you let people see. Make use of that and go to ‘Account’, click on ‘Privacy’ and choose ‘Friends only’. In this way, a potential employer won’t be able to see the pics of weekend booze-fest that you just had. Really saves face. Only those with whom you are friends on Facebook will be able to see your personal updates and profile information. Many employers perceive making Facebook page private as a positive trait.

Search for Information about Hiring Managers

Most bigshot employers nowadays are on all the social media platforms. This can help you optimize your job search to a very large extent. Make a list of hiring managers of companies you want to work for and mine information about them through social media.  Smart employers will certainly keep their Facebook profile private. You can though search for them through LinkedIn and Twitter. Make note of all the job openings coming up there. In addition, you can dig out more valuable details about your targeted employers.

Hyperlink Your Resume

Make sure that you add the link to your personal profile on LinkedIn and Twitter. If the employer is intrigued by your credentials and resume, they can easily find your contact information if you do the above-mentioned. Don’t make the rookie mistake of adding a link to your Facebook profile as that really is not relevant to job in most of the cases. This has another added advantage of making you seem internet savvy to a potential employer.

Create Facebook Lists

One good feature in Facebook is the option to make lists, according to one’s suitability in information sharing among peers. Start by categorizing friends, colleagues and peers in separate lists. By this categorizing, you’ll be able to share targeted information with your friends and professional contacts. Each list will only get the posts and information that you would want them to see.

To create a new list on Facebook, you can go to Account, then Friends and then click Create a New List. Facebook allows you to set your privacy settings according to your requirements. This is a good strategy to be adopted by jobseekers in search of jobs.

Make yourself Google friendly

If you want people to find only relevant information when they Google your name, you have to be active on all the three above-mentioned social media sites which include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Fill out your profile information on all these sites carefully including the industry-related keywords as well. If you have a completely filled out job profile on these sites, employers will find your profile information in the top Google rankings.

If you don’t happen to have accounts in any of the three social networks, our first question to you would be, “How is life like living under a rock?”.

Go and create accounts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to optimize your job hunt. And be active among your peer circle to reap dividends of marketing yourself.

 

 

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The Power Of Social Media In Recruitment!

Digital Media has completely overpowered other channels of marketing as in this era, almost every company has started using the power of digital marketing tools. And, Social Media is one of the key aspects of Digital Marketing. When it comes to Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn, almost all have them have a great pool of database. And, recruitment is all about reaching the maximum set of people. Therefore, recruiters now a days have started using the social media channels to attract maximum candidates. Here’s how social media is helping recruiters all around the globe:

  • More Reach

Posting a job vacancy on a social media channel implies that the vacancy is sure to get more reach. Simply, because almost all the top social media channels have a great number of users. Hence, recruiters these days are using the database of the social channels to expand their reach.

  • Easy to convey the message

With the advancement of technology, and the usage of social media channels, it has become very convenient to convey a message to a large audience together. So, if a recruiter wishes to inform something more about a job posted then it is very easy for him/her to spread the message through the channels.

  • More Transparency

As, almost all the companies now days are active on of or the other social media channels therefore, it becomes easy for the candidates to explore the company. Plus, the profile of the company on social media also offers a lot of insights about the company that any probable candidate wouldlike to know.

  • Easy to verify details

One of the most amazing features of social media is that it has made it very easy to verify some set of information about anybody. Recruiters may even choose to verify the details provided by candidate through his/her social media profile. Earlier, it was not that easy to authenticate the candidates’ details but now, just a few clicks can help a recruiter match the details.

Career Marshal also understands and values the power of social media. Therefore, we try to stay connected with the candidates and clients through our social media channels. Plus, we even share the job posts on our social media channels so that they get great visibility. And, we are sure that social media is going to get bigger and better!

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Qualities that make you the best recruiter!

Recruitment is an effort taking job as recruiters are always driven by targets and deadlines. Their job of hiring candidates may look simpler, but they have to put in a lot of hard work to attract the right candidates, and select the best one for the companies. But, in your journey of being one of the best recruiters in the country, you may across a lot of challenges. Sometimes, you may not be able to attract the best candidates that easily or you may even miss out on meeting the targets.But always remember, zeal to surpass the obstacles should never be lessened by any obstacle. Listed below are some tips to help you shine at your job:

  • Communication skills

The main function of the recruiter is to communicate with a plenty of people almost on a daily basis. Plus, as a recruiter, you will have to interact with people working in different teams and domains in your company as well. And, you are supposed to interview candidates regularly as well, therefore, good communication skills are a must to have.

  • Approachable demeanor

As you have to stay connected, and communicate with new people daily, therefore, it is very important to have an approachable demeanor. Also, because as a recruiter, you are responsible for onboarding people to the new company. So, they should feel free to ask you about anything. You have to be humble and grounded so that no candidate hesitates to ask you anything related the job or company.

  • Target Driven

As mentioned earlier also, a job of recruiters involves loads of targets and deadlines. Hence, you need to be prepared to handle them with ease. Firstly,you should be a good planner as you would need to plan your activities nicely to meet the targets. Secondly, you should also be able to handle pressure because target driven environment is bound to be stressful also.

  • Patience

Patience is one of the most underrated but eminent quality that will make you the best recruiter. Patience is an attribute that will help you at every stage. Be it while dealing with the candidate or while meeting the deadlines. If you practice patience then you should surely be able to sail through even the toughest of situations with ease! A recruiter who masters the art of patience can easily achieve any target without any hassles!

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Tips to prepare for a recruiter’s job!

Recruitment as we know is a fantastically growing industry. The industry is becoming bigger and bigger every day, simply because all the other industries are some where or the other touched by this sector. Recruitment is also evolving with time, and the evolvement is resulting in cutting edge recruitment trends. Plus, the industry is one of the best industries to be a part of. So, if you want to try your luck as a recruiter, then here are some tips to help you get through the interview:

  • Don’t take it easy

Simply because you have been come over for an interview for a recruiter’s profile doesn’t mean the interview has to be as you expected it to be. As an aspiring recruiter, you might have done a lot of research, and you might be thinking that the interview will go as per your expectations. But, always remember that all recruiters are different. Plus, for an interview as a recruiter, you will have to be ready for some of the most unconventional answers.

  • Keep yourself abreast with the latest trends

Recruitment is evolving like anything. Therefore, it is extremely important to keep yourself updated with the avant-garde technology and trends. Plus, it is also pretty important to do a lot of timely research before appearing for the interview. Your interviewer will certainly be interesting in knowing about your knowledge and understanding about the latest trends.

  • Develop a good network

Network building is an important aspect of recruitment. Therefore, ensure that you have developed a good digital network, especially on the social media sights related to recruitment, in order to leave a good impact.

  • Keep that smile on

As a recruiter, you are required to be positive and calm. And, as a candidate also the recruiter would certainly analyze your confidence and positivity levels. For a recruiter it is very important to be a good listeneralso. Therefore, your listening skills might be up for a test to at the interview!

These are just a few tips to help you groom well for an interview for a recruiter’s profile. Other than these specific tips, the common interview tips shared earlier, should also be read in order to crack the interview. Plus, always remember that your resume pays a major role while applying for interviews as well. Therefore, make sure that you have a professionally built resume, and if not then click here to get a professionally crafted resume developed soon.

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Tips to crack an interview for a graphic designer’s profile.

Graphic designing is becoming a popular career option for creative people. Graphics are not used required for online activities but are also used for offline activities. Therefore, the domain has a lot of scope. Plus, with the advancement of the digital landscape, the requirement of graphic designers has reached a new high. Graphic designing is not just about creativity, but it also requires a lot of intelligence. So, if you are looking to get through an interview as a graphic designer then here are some tips for you:

  • Prepare a fantastic portfolio

One of the best ways to show you superb skills is via your portfolio. Make sure you prepare a magnificent, attractive and up to the date portfolio for the interviewer. Your portfolio will already give a good idea about your skills to the recruiter. Hence, ensure that you spend good time preparing a fabulous portfolio.

  • Gain good knowledge about the important software and applications

No matter how stunning your design skills are, as long as you are not able to display them, they are of no use to the companies. Therefore, companies would expect you to be well versed with the latest software and applications required to prepare graphics. Hands on experience of the latest graphic designing software and applications will help you to smoothly prepare spectaculargraphics as well.

  • Know about the dimensions and sizes

Social media posts, banners etc. are some of the most common creatives that are required by companies on a regular basis. Therefore, it is important to know, and memorize some of the most common sizes. This will not just give you an extra edge, but will also help you to save time while designs such creatives in the future.

  • Writing skills are an added advantage

Some of the creatives need attractive copies as well. Therefore good writing and communication skills will certainly add value to your profile. Hence, if possible, improve your writing and communication skills to add some more value to your resume and profile.

Well, listed above are a couple of useful tips which will help you to prepare well for the interview. Apart from these, one quality that can always get you the job for sure is your extraordinary creative skills. Therefore, keep improvising your creative designing skills to even crack the highest level interviews!

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Tips to crack an interview for a SEO Analyst

The era of digitalization has boosted the demand for people indulged in digit media activities. Form website and app developers to designers, from digital content writers to social media executives, digitalization has given rise to a lot of job prospects. In this era, when every company is trying to build and grow their online presence, one of the best ways to increase the visibility is through effective ‘Search Engine Optimization’. It is basically a process of changing the position of a web page or website, regularly, in search engine results with the help of relevantkeywords. On Page Optimization and Off Page Optimization are the two types of SEOs.

SEO as we know is a sought-after, and highly recommendable employment option. So, if you are already working as a SEO analyst, or you are planning to apply for a job as a SEO analyst then here are some tips to brace through the interview:

  • Study about the current trends

Digital Marketing is evolving like anything. Hence, for everybody involved in Digital Marketing, it is very much necessary to stay updated with the current trends and techniques. And, when it comes to SEO then we know that every company wants to get the highest ranking possible through effective SEO. Therefore, it will be very important for you to be abreast with the latest trends in order to help your company achieve the required goals. And, at the time of interview, you will surely be asked about the latest trends in SEO or even some in Digital Marketing, just to get an idea of your knowledge about the latest trends.

  • Know about all the tools, sites and terms used

SEO involves the usage of a few tools and applications. Therefore, in order to crack the interview, you must be aware of most of the common tools used to implement effective SEO strategies. Plus, you should also be aware of the terminologies uses in SEO. Good knowledge and understanding of the tools and the terms will let the recruiter understand that you have good amount of expertise for the job.

  • Share some experiences/numbers from previous organizations

If you have got some experience of working as a SEO analyst in the past, then it is a good idea to share some numbers with the recruiter. The numbers should highlight the effect of your SEO strategies. It is a decent way of demonstrating your capabilities.

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