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Introducing - the new job board for remote positions

We are introducing - the brand new job board reserved exclusively for remote job listings. We are living exciting times as more and more companies are open to switch from the traditional you-must-commute-to-the-office to a remote approach to benefit from the best talent regardless of where they live.

How to Impress Your Future Boss: Media Resume

Being an ambitious person means struggling to achieve more. Sometimes we are trying to be in a process of self-development and, therefore, looking for a better job place. While the process of finding a job place is labor-intensive, you might notice that it can be also time-consuming. Don't panic: we know what you need to do. First of all, you should create an outstanding resume.

Sharpening Your Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is an important ability that enables students to better solve problems in the real world as well in the academic world. It is important for high school students develop critical thinking skills by playing board games and logical puzzles. Having critical thinking skills allows students to assess outcomes, compare ideas, synthesize information and draw conclusion from a given piece of knowledge. High school students should try these tools to develop their critical and analytical thinking skills necessary for succeeding in college tests, assignments and exams.

6 Cardinal Job Description Tweaks That Will Bring More Talent to Your Company

If you find yourself in hiring cycles more than you’d like, you know how frustrating it can be. Not being able to retain employees probably signifies that you’re hiring the wrong ones. If people aren’t working out for you, you deserve to find candidates that will. However, the problem doesn’t necessarily relate to bad decisions in the hiring process – it could very well have something to do with your job description. Make sure you’re setting yourself up to draw in the right talent. A well written job description is half the battle.

7 Career Skills You Will Improve When Travelling

If you've ever considered taking time out from your busy career to travel, whether for a week or a year, you probably assumed that you would have to sacrifice your chances of improving those all important work skills that employers value. You'll be happy to know that there are many valuable things that travel can teach you that will only enhance your career. Here's a list of 7 career skills that will only get better when you travel.

How to make job interviews less stressful for candidates

We all know interviewing for a job can be stressful and a source of anxiety for potential candidates. One of the best ways to lose good talent before hiring is to tank the interview on the employer’s side – by making candidates feel nervous and unwelcome. It may be completely unintentional on your part, but you need to remember they’re also deciding whether or not they want to work for you. Here are some good ways to make sure that your candidates are at ease when they come to interview, so that you can really see what they have to offer.

Essential Skills Every Graduate Needs

College can be the absolute best years of a person’s life; full of fun, freedom and meaningful learning that helps you on the way to getting the career that you have always dreamed of. However, suddenly leaving the comfort zone of college and being thrust in to the big wide world can often be a daunting and scary time for new graduates.Though they may be equipped for certain niche careers, they also need to have learnt and know how to apply a number of important practical life skills in order to be able to fully embrace and adjust to this new, fully-adult life.

10 Smart Things to do after the Job Interview

Once your interview is over, don’t think it’s completely over. There are still some more things you can do in order to make yourself more memorable to the company. Make sure that before the interview comes to an end, you know when you can expect to hear from the company again or how they would like you to follow up. Let them know one more time before leaving that you are seriously interested in the position and that you really want to make a great contribution to the company’s success. These are the things you should do after having attended your interview.

Hiring a Salesperson: 25 Questions to ask

A person who has great sales and negotiation skills will find open doors in lots of companies, in any industry and country. For a Sales Professional a job interview is a real test, because this time it’s not about selling a product or a service. The product that they need to promote to a Hiring Manager is basically themselves, let’s call it “Brand Me”. How well is this salesperson able to emphasize the good points and steer clear of the others? Candidates will have to show right from the start how good their skills, experiences, personality and motivation are.

How to hire creative candidates

In a highly competitive corporate world you need to start thinking in a more innovative way, if you want to have an edge over your competitors. If you don’t do it, someone else will do it, it’s just a matter of time! What might be considered as ‘great’ today, might become ordinary and ‘standard’ tomorrow. If that is the case, do you always know what further steps to take in order to keep your leading position?