Cat Miller

How to Master the Video Interview

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Cat Miller
With the increasing prevalence of video chatting, video interviews are becoming more common. For employers who can’t meet face-to-face, they’re great as a more personal option than a phone interview. They allow the job seeker and the hiring manager to see one another, which can help them better understand the other’s reactions and emotions. Indeed, the technology has come so far, these sessions can seem like a more convenient version of an in-person interview. But be careful getting too comfortable.… continue…

How to Seem Confident in an Interview, Even If You Aren’t

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Cat Miller
When it comes to communicating, there is a potentially huge difference between what we actually say and how it comes across. Our message comes across as 7 percent verbal, 38 percent vocal, and 55 percent body language. So, we could be saying one thing here (verbal) and saying the exact opposite here (body). Making sure you’re communicating exactly what you intend is all about awareness. So today, we’re going to talk about the three elements of communication, how to be… continue…

How to Behave After You’ve Landed the Job

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You know that old expression, “a new broom sweeps clean?” Anything brand new will do the job well….in the beginning. But eventually, that broom might get a little comfortable or complacent and start to miss a spot here or there. And since bringing on a new broom is a costly process for the broom purchasers, they’re going to be watching to make sure they get the return they want on their sweeping investment. So today, we’re talking about making sure… continue…

4 Not-So-Obvious Interview Basics

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They say the way to gauge the skill of a trained chef is not by their hollandaise sauce, it’s by the egg that goes with it. What am I talking about? Here’s the connection: Today’s advice is not about your hollandaise sauce. It’s about the perfectly cooked egg. So if you don’t want just a job, but a great job, it’s not just important to research the company and customize your cover letters. It’s even more important to remember the… continue…

7 Signs You Shouldn’t Work for a Startup

With their potential to create the next big thing, let you swim in money after a successful IPO, and offer a fun team atmosphere they’re known to foster, working at a startup can hold a lot of appeal. But if you’re thinking of working for one, it’s time to take off the rose-colored glasses. The truth is startups come with a lot of risk. They’re hard work and definitely aren’t for everyone. So first thing, make sure the startup life… continue…

When Do You Remove College Details From Your Resume?

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Whether you want to appear qualified for a large number of jobs maximize the chances of your resume getting past scanning software, listing every tech-related experience you’ve ever had can be tempting. But paring the list down to a carefully curated set can make your resume much more effective for landing a job. At a certain point, listing your college coursework just isn’t going to help you anymore — regardless of the job you’re applying for. Or that big award… continue…

5 Ways to Evaluate a Company During an Interview

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Interviews aren’t just for companies to evaluate you — they’re also your chance to decide if the company is someplace you’d like to be. Look out for these things during your interview to get a sense of the employer’s culture — and whether it’ll  be a good fit. See full text here.

Ask Cat: Job Hunting Tips for Students and Recent Grads

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Cat Miller answers questions from college students and recent grads on getting hired for internships and first jobs, including how to land an internship out of state, how to deal with “entry-level” job postings that still require experience, and how to painlessly customize your cover letters.

How to Construct an Unbeatable Cover Letter

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Your cover letter is the first communication you make with a potential employer. It’s your first impression, so it better be a good one. Here’s how to write a cover letter that will impress both HR and hiring managers, and separate your application from the others in the pile. Cover Letter Preparation The first, and arguably most important step, is researching the company. Make sure that you have an understanding of what the business does, what problem it faces and… continue…

How to Answer ‘Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?’

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Interviewers often ask candidates where they see themselves in 5 years. But asking a common question doesn’t mean they’re looking for a cliché answer. Here’s a look at what the question’s meant to evaluate, so that you can craft an answer that addresses the interviewer’s concerns.