Simply joining LinkedIn isn’t enough. If you want to get noticed by the top recruiters in your industry, you’ve got to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Like many recruiters, I fill a majority of my open roles using LinkedIn and I use this platform on a daily basis to identify and […]
My name is Margaret Buj and I specialize in helping professionals get hired, promoted and earn more.
In my 10 years of international recruitment experience, I’ve interviewed thousands of people across Europe, Middle East and the US and over the last 8 years of running my coaching practice, I’ve successfully helped hundreds of job seekers gets the jobs or promotions they really wanted.
Even accomplished interviewees get out of practice and sometimes ‘fail to nail’ important interviews. Why is that?
For every role there are many qualified candidates, but some people fail to land the roles they could be right for, again and again. People who are brilliant at interview only ever do one or two - they get offered jobs. To get the job you want you just have to get two things right:
Your CV/resume is your marketing collateral: it needs to portray your essence quickly and clearly, identify what value you bring and should be tweaked to fit the role you apply for.
Your interview technique: Once you’ve got the interview, the job can be yours if you don’t mess up! Interviewers don’t waste time with the unqualified. So, if you don’t get an offer for the next step from every interview, you’ve said something that got in the way, or you didn’t say the key thing that showed your value. With a resume that gets you in, and interview technique that gets you offers, your prospects will change very quickly.
From the Blog
Whenever I talk to clients or run a job search and interviewing workshops, I always ask about what methods they are using to find a job. The majority of candidates rely primarily on job boards, which is one of the most ineffective ways to get hired. So how can you advance your job search? The […]
Whenever I talk to clients or run a workshop, I always talk about the importance of LinkedIn in their job search. However, many people assume that by just creating their profile, recruiters will start approaching them daily. It’s not quite as simple as that. Today, I’d like to share some mistakes candidates make on LinkedIn […]
As a recruiter, I use LinkedIn to find candidates for most of my open positions. If you are a job seeker and want to get found by recruiters on LinkedIn, you obviously need to have a strong LinkedIn profile, and you need to know about using keywords. Keywords are the relevant phrases or words on […]
Let’s face it, preparing for a job interview could be daunting. A lot of my interview coaching clients struggle with interview performance and are unsure of what the interviewers are really looking for. You should always answer questions directly and try to use the appropriate examples from your past experience to demonstrate your skills and personal characteristics. […]