Employers were asked which fonts were the best and which were the worst for you to use on a résumé. According to a report from Bloomberg News, using Times New Roman on a résumé is “the equivalent of wearing sweatpants to a job interview.” Read more…
5 Great Interview Questions to Ask Candidates in a UX Interview
Many job interviews revolve around the same basic set of questions.
But in specialized subfields within an industry, it’s critical to ask more specific questions that will ensure your company chooses the right candidate for the position – the one whose interests and attitudes best match that of the company.
In this article we’ll consider five interview questions to ask candidates during a UX interview – questions that will shed light on the job candidates’ ideas about UX.
These questions were suggested by other UX professionals and are based on my own personal interviewing experience.
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Get That Job! Nine Ways to Interview with Confidence
A lack of self-confidence can hinder us during our most important times in life. Lacking confidence can even cause us to second-guess ourselves during an interview. Read the following article for tips on interviewing with confidence.
“We are born with complete confidence. My best proof is my 10-month-old daughter. Her walk is shaky, she constantly falls down and she can’t really communicate. Still, she never thinks twice about getting up again to try and navigate across a room and interact with others.
She is not special in these behaviors. All healthy babies do the same thing. They have not learned to lack confidence in their abilities, be nervous when addressing others, or be anxious when all the attention is on them. Most of us adults are not this lucky. We can remember past failures. We second-guess ourselves. And, unfortunately, our learned lack of self-confidence is harmful at the most important times in life, like interviewing for a job you want and need.” Read more…
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How to Write a Cover Letter
Not all companies request cover letters when submitting a resume for candidacy, but for those that do, here’s a very helpful article to assist you with preparing one.
“When a friend of mine – I’ll call her Carol – asked me to help with a job cover letter last weekend, I said sure, piece of cake. I write and edit for a living. How difficult could it be to fix a page of my friend’s prose?
Painfully difficult, it turns out. I spent hours sweating over Carol’s letter, and even then I didn’t feel I had cracked it. The first line stumped me, and still does. “I am very pleased to submit my application,” she began. That seemed awfully stiff, and besides, the company she was addressing would be lucky to hire her. But my alternative was too informal, and possibly overconfident: “I would be thrilled to become . . .” Read more…
The Most Important 20 Minutes of the Day
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! Everyone, including students, can benefit from applying the suggestions mentioned in the following article. Read the full article here.
“What are the most important moments of the day? The 20 minutes you commit to planning.
You’re thinking, Planning? Yuck.
I know for some people it’s a dreaded word, but don’t worry. I’m not talking about writing a business plan or setting annual goals. I’m simply talking about dedicating 20 minutes to prioritizing and organizing your day.
The 20 minutes you spend today can save hours tomorrow and turn a good day into a great day.” Read more…
6 Tips to Rock Your First Job
Read the following article for tips on how to stand out and get ahead.
“You want to make a splash at your first job and set your path to success. To that end, you want to filter through the countless pieces of advice out there and get the really good nuggets of wisdom to help you succeed.
Below, experts give their single best pieces of advice for a recent graduate starting in her first job. 1. Create your own career growth plan. No one else will chart your path to success; it’s up to you to do so. Julia Doria, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Bailey Lauerman, a digital marketing and ad agency, shares an example of how a new graduate charted his own course:” Read more…