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You can really turn off a company with your digital footprint. Google yourself. Check your public social media feeds. Clean up what needs attention and start posting content that shows how knowledgeable and forward-thinking you are. A curated digital footprint creates instant credibility.
Port your network online. Follow employees at the companies you're targeting, and interact appropriately with them. It will offer social proof, a key principle of persuasion.
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Despite the high unemployment rates during the pandemic, companies are still hiring. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, companies employed 5.2 million people in April.
Remote work is likely here to stay. So find ways to illustrate your ability to be self-motivated and work in different environments.
Since most interviews are remote now, it's critical to ensure you're adept at using the technology.
The candidates that stand out have the technical skills as well as strong communication skills. Hiring managers want to know about tough conversations you’ve had or times when you’ve solved a problem. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
A resume that stands out has been tailored specifically to each job and company you're pursuing.
Hiring managers want to see that you can make a positive difference. That means you have to do your homework. Consider how the needs of the company intersect with your greatest wins and be prepared to talk about them.
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