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  • play_arrowCan you tell me a little about yourself?

    This question seems simple, so many people fail to prepare for it, but it's crucial. Here's the deal: Don't give your complete employment (or personal) history. Instead give a pitch—one that’s concise and compelling and that shows exactly why you’re the right fit for the job. Start off with the 2-3 specific accomplishments or experiences that you most want the interviewer to know about, then wrap up talking about how that prior experience has positioned you for this specific role.

  • play_arrowHow did you hear about the position?

    Another seemingly innocuous interview question, this is actually a perfect opportunity to stand out and show your passion for and connection to the company. For example, if you found out about the gig through a friend or professional contact, name drop that person, then share why you were so excited about it. If you discovered the company through an event or article, share that. Even if you found the listing through a random job board, share what, specifically, caught your eye about the role

  • play_arrowWhat do you know about the company?

    Any candidate can read and regurgitate the company’s “About” page. So, when interviewers ask this, they aren't necessarily trying to gauge whether you understand the mission—they want to know whether you care about it. Start with one line that shows you understand the company's goals, using a couple key words and phrases from the website, but then go on to make it personal. Say, “I’m personally drawn to this mission because…” or “I really believe in this approach because…” and share a personal example or two.

  • play_arrowWhy do you want this job?

    Again, companies want to hire people who are passionate about the job, so you should have a great answer about why you want the position. (And if you don't? You probably should apply elsewhere.) First, identify a couple of key factors that make the role a great fit for you (e.g., “I love customer support because I love the constant human interaction and the satisfaction that comes from helping someone solve a problem"), then share why you love the company (e.g., “I’ve always been passionate about education, and I think you guys are doing great things, so I want to be a part of it”).

  • play_arrowWhy should we hire you?

    This interview question seems forward (not to mention intimidating!), but if you're asked it, you're in luck: There's no better setup for you to sell yourself and your skills to the hiring manager. Your job here is to craft an answer that covers three things: that you can not only do the work, you can deliver great results; that you'll really fit in with the team and culture; and that you'd be a better hire than any of the other candidates..

  • play_arrowWhat are your greatest professional strengths?

    When answering this question, interview coach Pamela Skillings recommends being accurate (share your true strengths, not those you think the interviewer wants to hear); relevant (choose your strengths that are most targeted to this particular position); and specific (for example, instead of “people skills,” choose “persuasive communication” or “relationship building”). Then, follow up with an example of how you've demonstrated these traits in a professional setting.

  • play_arrowWhat do you consider to be your weaknesses?

    What your interviewer is really trying to do with this question—beyond identifying any major red flags—is to gauge your self-awareness and honesty. So, “I can't meet a deadline to save my life” is not an option—but neither is “Nothing! I'm perfect!” Strike a balance by thinking of something that you struggle with but that you’re working to improve. For example, maybe you’ve never been strong at public speaking, but you've recently volunteered to run meetings to help you be more comfortable when addressing a crowd.

  • play_arrowWhat is your greatest professional achievement?

    Nothing says “hire me” better than a track record of achieving amazing results in past jobs, so don't be shy when answering this interview question! A great way to do so is by using the S-T-A-R method: Set up the situation and the task that you were required to complete to provide the interviewer with background context (e.g., “In my last job as a junior analyst, it was my role to manage the invoicing process”), but spend the bulk of your time describing what you actually did (the action) and what you achieved (the result). For example, “In one month, I streamlined the process, which saved my group 10 man-hours each month and reduced errors on invoices by 25%.”

  • play_arrowTell me about a challenge or conflict you've faced at work, and how you dealt with it.

    In asking this interview question, “your interviewer wants to get a sense of how you will respond to conflict. Anyone can seem nice and pleasant in a job interview, but what will happen if you’re hired and Gladys in Compliance starts getting in your face?” says Skillings. Again, you'll want to use the S-T-A-R method, being sure to focus on how you handled the situation professionally and productively, and ideally closing with a happy ending, like how you came to a resolution or compromise.

  • play_arrowWhere do you see yourself in five years?

    If asked this question, be honest and specific about your future goals, but consider this: A hiring manager wants to know a) if you've set realistic expectations for your career, b) if you have ambition (a.k.a., this interview isn't the first time you're considering the question), and c) if the position aligns with your goals and growth. Your best bet is to think realistically about where this position could take you and answer along those lines. And if the position isn’t necessarily a one-way ticket to your aspirations? It’s OK to say that you’re not quite sure what the future holds, but that you see this experience playing an important role in helping you make that decision.

  • play_arrowWhat's your dream job?

    Along similar lines, the interviewer wants to uncover whether this position is really in line with your ultimate career goals. While “an NBA star” might get you a few laughs, a better bet is to talk about your goals and ambitions—and why this job will get you closer to them.

  • play_arrowWhat other companies are you interviewing with?

    Companies ask this for a number of reasons, from wanting to see what the competition is for you to sniffing out whether you're serious about the industry. “Often the best approach is to mention that you are exploring a number of other similar options in the company's industry,” says job search expert Alison Doyle. “It can be helpful to mention that a common characteristic of all the jobs you are applying to is the opportunity to apply some critical abilities and skills that you possess. For example, you might say 'I am applying for several positions with IT consulting firms where I can analyze client needs and translate them to development teams in order to find solutions to technology problems.'”

  • play_arrowWhy are you leaving your current job?

    This is a toughie, but one you can be sure you'll be asked. Definitely keep things positive—you have nothing to gain by being negative about your past employers. Instead, frame things in a way that shows that you're eager to take on new opportunities and that the role you’re interviewing for is a better fit for you than your current or last position. For example, “I’d really love to be part of product development from beginning to end, and I know I’d have that opportunity here.” And if you were let go? Keep it simple: “Unfortunately, I was let go,” is a totally OK answer.

  • play_arrowWhy were you fired?

    OK, if you get the admittedly much tougher follow-up question as to why you were let go (and the truth isn't exactly pretty), your best bet is to be honest (the job-seeking world is small, after all). But it doesn't have to be a deal-breaker. Share how you’ve grown and how you approach your job and life now as a result. If you can position the learning experience as an advantage for this next job, even better.

  • play_arrowWhat are you looking for in a new position?

    Hint: Ideally the same things that this position has to offer. Be specific.

  • play_arrowWhat type of work environment do you prefer?

    Hint: Ideally one that's similar to the environment of the company you're applying to. Be specific.

  • play_arrowWhat's your management style?

    The best managers are strong but flexible, and that's exactly what you want to show off in your answer. (Think something like, “While every situation and every team member requires a bit of a different strategy, I tend to approach my employee relationships as a coach...”) Then, share a couple of your best managerial moments, like when you grew your team from five to 15 or coached an underperforming employee to become the company's top salesperson.

  • play_arrowWhat's a time you exercised leadership?

    Depending on what's more important for the the role, you'll want to choose an example that showcases your project management skills (spearheading a project from end to end, juggling multiple moving parts) or one that shows your ability to confidently and effectively rally a team. And remember: “The best stories include enough detail to be believable and memorable,” says Skillings. “Show how you were a leader in this situation and how it represents your overall leadership experience and potential.”

  • play_arrowWhat's a time you disagreed with a decision that was made at work?

    Everyone disagrees with the boss from time to time, but in asking this interview question, hiring managers want to know that you can do so in a productive, professional way. “You don’t want to tell the story about the time when you disagreed but your boss was being a jerk and you just gave in to keep the peace. And you don’t want to tell the one where you realized you were wrong,” says Peggy McKee of Career Confidential. “Tell the one where your actions made a positive difference on the outcome of the situation, whether it was a work-related outcome or a more effective and productive working relationship.”

  • play_arrowHow would your boss and co-workers describe you?

    First of all, be honest (remember, if you get this job, the hiring manager will be calling your former bosses and co-workers!). Then, try to pull out strengths and traits you haven't discussed in other aspects of the interview, such as your strong work ethic or your willingness to pitch in on other projects when needed.

  • play_arrowWhy was there a gap in your employment?

    If you were unemployed for a period of time, be direct and to the point about what you’ve been up to (and hopefully, that’s a litany of impressive volunteer and other mind-enriching activities, like blogging or taking classes). Then, steer the conversation toward how you will do the job and contribute to the organization: “I decided to take a break at the time, but today I’m ready to contribute to this organization in the following ways.”

  • play_arrowCan you explain why you changed career paths?

    Don't be thrown off by this question—just take a deep breath and explain to the hiring manager why you've made the career decisions you have. More importantly, give a few examples of how your past experience is transferrable to the new role. This doesn't have to be a direct connection; in fact, it's often more impressive when a candidate can make seemingly irrelevant experience seem very relevant to the role.

  • play_arrowWhy are you interested in this position?" "What makes you suitable for this retail job?

    Interviewers are asking you to explain why you are a good fit for their company and the role they have offer. If you cannot properly answer this question, it can appear that you are not confident or serious about the position. Remember that employers do not necessarily want to hear that this job is a good opportunity for you, but to be sure that their company is a place where your qualifications are the best match to the position they offer and you can make the change and the difference they are seeking Note - Major Responsibilities:

      Mention your skills and experience.

      If you have received any awards or recognitions for your accomplishments in sales associate positions then mention them. But do not Boast about your accomplishments.

      Avoid focusing on other types of candidates or talking bad about other applicants.

      The best skills to highlight would be, Communication Skills and Customer Service.

      Speak about your positive personal traits, like dynamism, dedication and attention to details.

      Don't make a long story, You may loose the attention of Your interviewer.. So plan for short and sweet answer.

      It's always good to highlight your skills and traits like, Problem solving, Time management, Computer skills, work under pressure , etc.

    Sample Answer: I believe that I am the best candidate for this position because of my extensive customer service skills, team player and my ability to adapt to any situation. My exceptional interpersonal skills, convincing power, and ability to create effectual displays make me an ideal candidate for this job. I have a passion for success and goal oriented demeanor that would push me to accomplish my set tasks which could be one beneficial plus point for this job role. Also, my personable character and my previous work experience can make me work well and communicate with others to contribute to team efforts..

  • play_arrowWhat do you think are the more important characteristics of a sales associate?

    This question might be asked in other ways. "What do you think are the most important skills in succeeding in sales?" " What's the most important thing a sales associate should know? "

    Interviewer is checking whether the personality traits and abilities you possess match those required to be a successful as a retail sales. . It will identify your strengths as well as the areas you may need to improve on. There is no true right answer to this question. Pick a trait that you possess and describe why it would be beneficial in a sales associate position. Note - Major Characterstics:

      Confident . In order to make an eye contact and begin up a conversation with strangers , you need to confident enough.

      Flexibility is the topmost characteristics that every sales associate should possess, when dealing with the public. Things may be out of track, so you must be flexible enough to roll with the punches and problematic situation.

      Communication Skill. There is no possible way to be a good seller without the ability to communicate effectively.

      Handling difficulties and rejection. The customer might not always be right, but they are always the customer. So Customer is always right. Customers must be treated with respect, even in the most challenging and problematic situations.

      Cheerfulness. The ability to smile in the face and being cheerful in any difficulties can make a world of difference to customers.

    Sample Answer: I believe that every sales associate should have a thorough understanding of the products, including how they work, the differences between them and how they are catalogued is most important. . One must know the details of the products and how to use them in order to inform the customers and to successfully make a sale. For me communication skills will also be regarded as the best characteristic. . There is no possible way to be a good seller without the ability to communicate effectively. Apart from this, sales associate needs to be very focused on delivering quality services and ensuring that any conflict is managed or solved in a professional manner. .

  • play_arrowTell us about a time when you had to deal with an irritating customer?

    Interviewer wants to know how you are going to face the difficult customers or situation at your work. Demonstrate your interpersonal skills by showing how you helped a difficult team overcome conflict. This is a very common question so you need to come up with something good before you go to interview.It should be something work related. Assure that the difficult situation has not arise from your side. You explain the scenario. It should be a genuinely tough situation where you weren't the main cause of the problem. Do not blame your coworkers, or any other employee in your team for the particular difficult situation. Skipping this question will break your chance from getting job. It's better to create some stories to backup your answer. This will definately help you to impress your interviewer.

    Note - How to deal with difficult customers:

      Ask an apology, even if you haven't done anything wrong.

      Try to listen their problem first before you give any suggestion. Do not interfere them when they are explaining to you. Difficult customers want you to take their problem seriously rather than wanting for a perfection.

      Do not use any negative phrases like" I can't" "We don't do that" "Not sure" "I don't Know".

      Use the expressions like, "I am sorry", "I understand how upsetting that must have been".

      Speak slowly in a lower voice.

      If you are unable to resolve the issue, ask your supervisor, manager or any other senior member to help you.

      Do not take any complaints personally.

    Sample Answer: One of our repeated customer had purchased a TV and had requested for an electrician to install the fittings at his residence. Due to staff shortage, the electrician he had paid for could not reach his place timely. The next day, he was seen in the store with a great fury, I calmed him down by apologizing, then politely told him about our problems and that he will get electrician at his residence shortly and also offered him a refund apologizing again for the inconvenience caused. He left satisfied and I immediately informed the management about the issue and it was resolved within no time.

  • play_arrowDescribe a time a customer wasn't happy and what did you do to change that?

    Interviewer wants to know how you are going to face the Unhappy customers or how can you ensure that the customers are happy with the products and services you offer. Demonstrate your interpersonal skills by showing how you helped a difficult team overcome conflict. This is a very common question so you need to come up with something good before you go to interview.It should be something work related. Assure that the difficult situation has not arise from your side. You explain the scenario. It should be a genuinely tough situation where you weren't the main cause of the problem. Do not blame your coworkers, or any other employee in your team for the particular difficult situation. Skipping this question will break your chance from getting job. It's better to create some stories to backup your answer. This will definately help you to impress your interviewer.

    Note - How to deal with Unhappy customers:

      Ask an apology, even if you haven't done anything wrong.

      Try to listen their problem first before you give any suggestion. Do not interfere them when they are explaining to you. Difficult customers want you to take their problem seriously rather than wanting for a perfection.

      Do not use any negative phrases like" I can't" "We don't do that" "Not sure" "I don't Know".

      Use the expressions like, "I am sorry", "I understand how upsetting that must have been".

      Speak slowly in a lower voice.

      If you are unable to resolve the issue, ask your supervisor, manager or any other senior member to help you.

      Do not take any complaints personally.

    Sample Answer: One of our repeated customer had purchased a TV and had requested for an electrician to install the fittings at his residence. Due to staff shortage, the electrician he had paid for could not reach his place timely. The next day, he was seen in the store with a great fury, I calmed him down by apologizing, then politely told him about our problems and that he will get electrician at his residence shortly and also offered him a refund apologizing again for the inconvenience caused. He left satisfied and I immediately informed the management about the issue and it was resolved within no time.

  • play_arrowSell me this pen

    Interviewer usually ask this question to identify your sales skills and techniques. This Question can tell an interviewer a lot about a candidate, not least how clearly they are able to think and to communicate. They want to know if you are going to learn about their needs regarding the imaginary product, how they use it, what they liked about their last one, etc. It just seemed like a silly question, but you are going to face it in sales interview. When you are good at answering this question, you have got 90 percent chance to get offer letter. They doesn’t want to buy your silly pen, so don’t focus on the products instead focus on what they are looking for. Asking them back is the best strategic.

    Remember this four things in advance:

    1. how you gather information

    2. how you respond to information

    3. how you deliver information

    4. and how you ask for something (closing)

    Note - General Tips:

      Don’t start telling them about features and benefits instead ask them what features and benefits they are looking for.

      Forget the pen. Remember the customer. Don't sell the pen. Sell the solution to a need.

      Asking them questions and paying attention to his background will give you the tools to understand their needs and how to persuade them to buy your product.

      Ask some questions, like “Do you use a pen? How often? " “When was the last time you used pen?” “What do you usually use pen for?” “How long have you been looking for the right pen?” “When you use a pen, what qualities of the pen are most important to you? (Price, precision, etc)”.

      Now you can talk about the many things that make the pen the perfect answer to the customer's personal needs

      If they are using a pen frequently, Assure them they can use it anywhere and everywhere, this is a pen that's always available at your work because it has plenty of ink so there’s less chance of the pen running dry at a critical moment and it writes even you are in swimming pool . Tell them that the pen is durable for everyday use.

      If they are rarely using the pen or they want to work with it in special occasions, or gifting someone, then assure them that the pen is perfect for those all-important moments. It’s a premium product, the right tool for meaningful moments in the company’s history.

      Assure them that the pen is the last one in stock and it comes with their personal promise to refund their money if the pen doesn't meet their expectations. Offer them Some discount too.

      Hand them back the pen and close the deal

  • play_arrowHow do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?

    "Choose an answer that shows that you can meet a stressful situation head-on in a productive, positive manner and let nothing stop you from accomplishing your goals," says McKee. A great approach is to talk through your go-to stress-reduction tactics (making the world's greatest to-do list, stopping to take 10 deep breaths), and then share an example of a stressful situation you navigated with ease.

  • play_arrowWhat would your first 30, 60, or 90 days look like in this role?

    Start by explaining what you'd need to do to get ramped up. What information would you need? What parts of the company would you need to familiarize yourself with? What other employees would you want to sit down with? Next, choose a couple of areas where you think you can make meaningful contributions right away. (e.g., “I think a great starter project would be diving into your email marketing campaigns and setting up a tracking system for them.”) Sure, if you get the job, you (or your new employer) might decide there’s a better starting place, but having an answer prepared will show the interviewer where you can add immediate impact—and that you’re excited to get started.

  • play_arrowWhat is your salary expectation?

    The #1 rule of answering this question is doing your research on what you should be paid by using sites like Payscale and Glassdoor. You’ll likely come up with a range, and we recommend stating the highest number in that range that applies, based on your experience, education, and skills. Then, make sure the hiring manager knows that you're flexible. You're communicating that you know your skills are valuable, but that you want the job and are willing to negotiate.

  • play_arrowWhat do you like to do outside of work?

    Interviewers ask personal questions in an interview to “see if candidates will fit in with the culture [and] give them the opportunity to open up and display their personality, too,” says longtime hiring manager Mitch Fortner. “In other words, if someone asks about your hobbies outside of work, it’s totally OK to open up and share what really makes you tick. (Do keep it semi-professional, though: Saying you like to have a few beers at the local hot spot on Saturday night is fine. Telling them that Monday is usually a rough day for you because you’re always hungover is not.)”

  • play_arrowIf you were an animal, which one would you want to be?

    Seemingly random personality-test type questions like these come up in interviews generally because hiring managers want to see how you can think on your feet. There's no wrong answer here, but you'll immediately gain bonus points if your answer helps you share your strengths or personality or connect with the hiring manager. Pro tip: Come up with a stalling tactic to buy yourself some thinking time, such as saying, “Now, that is a great question. I think I would have to say… ”

  • play_arrowHow many tennis balls can you fit into a limousine? 1,000? 10,000? 100,000?

    Well, seriously, you might get asked brainteaser questions like these, especially in quantitative jobs. But remember that the interviewer doesn’t necessarily want an exact number—he wants to make sure that you understand what’s being asked of you, and that you can set into motion a systematic and logical way to respond. So, just take a deep breath, and start thinking through the math. (Yes, it’s OK to ask for a pen and paper!)

  • play_arrowAre you planning on having children?

    Questions about your family status, gender (“How would you handle managing a team of all men?”), nationality (“Where were you born?”), religion, or age, are illegal—but they still get asked (and frequently). Of course, not always with ill intent—the interviewer might just be trying to make conversation—but you should definitely tie any questions about your personal life (or anything else you think might be inappropriate) back to the job at hand. For this question, think: “You know, I’m not quite there yet. But I am very interested in the career paths at your company. Can you tell me more about that?”

  • play_arrowWhat do you think we could do better or differently?

    This is a common one at startups (and one of our personal favourites here at The Muse). Hiring managers want to know that you not only have some background on the company, but that you're able to think critically about it and come to the table with new ideas. So, come with new ideas! What new features would you love to see? How could the company increase conversions? How could customer service be improved? You don’t need to have the company’s four-year strategy figured out, but do share your thoughts, and more importantly, show how your interests and expertise would lend themselves to the job.

  • play_arrowDo you have any question for us?

    You probably already know that an interview isn't just a chance for a hiring manager to grill you:it's your opportunity to sniff out whether a job is the right fit for you. What do you want to know about the position? The company? The department? The team? You'll cover a lot of this in the actual interview, so have a few less-common questions ready to go. We especially like questions targeted to the interviewer (“What's your favorite part about working here?") or the company's growth (“What can you tell me about your new products or plans for growth?")

  • MOST PROVEN 9 INTERVIEW TIPS TO DO BEFORE INTERVIEW

    Just a little extra effort beforehand can help you win any job and successfully pass an interview. Before the interview, you require much research and planning about the company and job you are applying. Remember it is the two-way conversation, so you need a lot of information to be confident in an interview. The way of your presentation keeps you more engaged and thoughtful during and after an interview. Many times you neglect few fundamental things which actually are needed to emphasize on, so make sure you have all the answer for expected questions. I’ve been interviewed and have interviewed many times over the past couple years, most of the times I have been rejected initially in my career, but do not worry, failure is the first step to success. Let’s find out what you actually need to do before facing interview.

  • play_arrow1. Research The Company:

    Go through the company's website, social network pages, editorials and annual reports. Find out their ongoing projects, Strategy, Products, Finances, Departments, Competitive Advantages, Competitors, future plans and ultimate goals. Try to figure out the size of the company, how many employees they have and what kind of work environment and culture they offer. Understanding the company’s mission, policies and history can not only help you in determining expected questions to ask but can also help you decide whether it’s the right place for you to make your next step.

  • play_arrow2. Dress to impress Interviewer:

    Clothes really matters. The best way to give a good impression to your employer. Deciding on an appropriate dress for your interview is important, so don’t forget to spend some time planning your outfit that aligns with the position of your job.Make sure your interview suit is clean and fits perfectly. You should feel very comfortable in the clothes you wear for an interview. This helps build your confidence. Take care in all aspects of your appearance, including your hair and nails.

  • play_arrow3. Research the Interviewer:

    If you are lucky enough to know the recruiters's name beforehand, then make a deep research about him on Facebook or social network profile. LinkedIn makes that easy as you can check out the interviewer’s profile on LinkedIn to see their background. Mention some of the points in your answer that would be liked by your interviewer.

  • play_arrow4. Review the job description:

    Review the job description in detail and highlight the points which they want to hear from you.

  • play_arrow5. Make copies of your resume/CV:

    Make copies of your resume/CV, cover letter, academic certificates and other important documents along with your passport size photograph in advance. Your answer should not be different than that you have mentioned in your CV.

  • play_arrow6. Handshake:: Practice handshake.

    Don’t crush the interviewer's hand, but don’t give a soft, floppy handshake, either. Your handshake should be firm and businesslike which shines your personality.

  • play_arrow7. Prepare some of the questions for the interviewer::

    If you want to show some interest and seriousness for a job, you can show, by asking some of the questions to your interviewer. (Check out some of the questions in the “General question” Section sliding left to your mobile screen menu).

  • play_arrow8. Make Positive visualization:

    According to Resumebycprw.com, Actors, yoga instructors and new age thinkers who sleep under makeshift pyramids to absorb that mystical energy make you feel more confident and genuine. Imagine yourself sitting opposite to the interviewer facing his questions. It actually becomes a part of your self-image and helps you to be more comfortable in your real interview.

  • play_arrow9. Relax and be ready

    After you finish all 8 task, have a sound sleep and relax. Be physically ready for the next day.

  • BAD PHRASES/EXPRESSIONS NOT TO SAY IN ANY INTERVIEW

    Don’t put your foot in your mouth. It’s always important to give the best replies to the interviewer. Your replies to the general talk really make sense to the interviewer. So what are some of the bad words/ expression/phrases that give a bad impression to the interviewer. Let’s check out some words you should never say in a job interview.

    Note: Bad phrases/ Expressions that will kick you out from your job offer:

    1.   Nervous
    2.   Salary
    3.   Money
    4.   I don't like
    5.   It's not my work
    6.   I hate to do
    7.   Pay me
    8.   Mistakes
    9.   Compensation
    10.   Terrible
    11.   Awful
    12.   Horrible
    13.   Unpleasant
    14.   Miserable
    15.   Bad
    16.   F**k
    17.   S**t
    18.   Divorced
    19.   Vacation
    20.   Wait
    21.   Sick

    HOW JOB RECRUITERS SCREEN YOU ON LINKEDIN

    Most of the candidates often spend so much time crafting their pitch, they forget about how they appear in a search result. 93% of hiring managers search LinkedIn for recruits, according to a 2013 survey by career website Jobvite; 65% search Facebook, and 55% consult Twitter accounts. Linkedin Search is based on SEO. The good keywords, the better SEO. LinkedIn has become one of the most common paths that job seekers use to find open positions and attract potential recruiters to their profiles. It has become an integral part of the job search process.

    Just because you use LinkedIn doesn't mean you’re looking for a job. Most of the people use LinkedIn to keep in contact with capable cadidates to help them get succeed in their current position. They are the recruiters for hiring the potential candidates.

    Recruiters punch in keywords, not buzzwords search, to find high-performing candidates. For those who have created a linkedin profile always dream to get contacted by a recruiter, and that they are offered a high paying job instantly because of their qualification, experience and skills written in their profile.

    KEYWORDS SEARCH : The more details you have, the better chance to be at the top of the list. You must aim to be specific about your experiences by integrating potential keywords throughout your completed profile. When creating your resume, think about how recruiters will discover it. Which keywords would you use to search for someone with your background. This will make it much more likely you will show up in search results.

    Many recruiters use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that contain algorithms that screen it out.. The more keywords you match, the higher up on the results page you appear, and the more likely that a recruiter will click to learn more about you. Your bio should include title, industry and location. Let’s take an example, “If you want to work in Chicago and live in Boston, change your location to Chicago on LinkedIn” because recruiters usually search by zip codes.

    Moreover, the title must be eye-catchy. “Don’t write senior analyst at Ernst & Young, write hedge fund financial analyst at Ernst & Young,” says Jeremy Roberts.

    Attracting Recruiters to Your Profile: There are numerous success stories of LinkedIn Profile turning to high paying work, with better job offers from reputeed multi national companies. Once Your recruiters arrive on your profile page, you want to keep them there stucked. Up-to-date Linkedin Profile: When you take certain actions or make certain profile updates on LinkedIn, these updates will be visible on the Activity section of your profile for 14 days period of time. If you don’t want any LinkedIn members, to see the updates to your profile, you can also turn off your activity broadcasts for profile changes.

    Every company will do a practical background check before hiring any candidates, so be honest about salary, qualification, dates of last employment, and reasons for leaving current job. Ensure the titles and dates of your resume are up-to-date. If there are gaps in your work history, fill that in, otherwise recruiters are going to get your profile out. So Academic efforts work or volunteer would be the best approach to fill those gaps. They may also look for people that worked for their competitors or other well known employers. This would be a plus point for them.

    Those that are more active on LinkedIn are also those that understand how to work in a professional field. There is a connection between those that try hard on LinkedIn and those that are great employees.

    Make Interaction: If you're in group forum or in the “Answers” section of LinkedIn, they may see your answers and comments and then decide that you're an socially friendly and expert in problem solving skill, that they’d like to have in their own workplace. So, always try to stand in front, when it comes to finding and getting the unlimited offers. Take the time to give your goals some bones, some structure, it'll make it much more satisfying when you achieve them.

    Your LinkedIn Network : If you make the commitment to become more active in the network, you have a real opportunity to shine! It takes time, effort and dedication, but at the end of the day you are going to stay at the top of everyone’s mind which can be significant in developing new introductions, relationships and business opportunities. Many recruiters see your linkedin network as a sign of strength as an employee to see if you'd have a good connection there.

    Update your status,Share and comment on the updates, Send an invitation to connect to at least one new person per day, Start and/or participate in LinkedIn Group Discussions, Answer questions on "LinkedIn Answers" to build your strong network. Comment on profile updates

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