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The most widely used Interviewing Model today

What are soft skill competencies? How are they tested and why are they so essential to include on your CV? This is called the competency based interview model. I was working as a career coach at one of the top French business schools, helping graduating students to decide which direction to take in their careers, prepare them for potential job interviews and tighten up their CVs.

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Hot tip to write a winning CV

I was coaching recently a brilliant woman. She had 2 Masters degrees from Ivy League schools. During her work experience, she had done everything from financial consolidation, P&L analysis and designing / controlling budgets of up to 50 million euros. She calculated and managed the sales forecast and did a lot of product analysis and functional modeling of data/business processes, acting as a link between the business and the IT.

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SMILE on your CV photo or don’t put a photo at all

I’m a senior recruiter and I spend many hours looking at photos and sourcing people on linkedin for potential awesome jobs. But, I have to tell you a little secret. I often look at the picture first, which almost always gives me a realistic 1st impression. And as we know, it’s that first impression which sticks. And it’s that first impression which is so hard to change.

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What is your salary?

The way you answer this question in a job interview will tell the interviewer a few things: How transparent are you? How confident are you? How well can you sell yourself? Are you really getting paid according to what your CV says? Are you aligned to the market? Can we afford you? Are you underpaid? Basically, are you worth it? The interviewer basically wants to get out of you this: your current salary and your desired salary.

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6 job interview tips to be likeable

Think of your job interview as a conversation or your first meeting with new colleagues. This is the attitude you want to adapt. Your goal is to be natural and to be yourself. If you try to adapt an attitude of the perfect employee, it’s usually a sign that you are overwhelmed, have prepared way too much your answers or are not comfortable in your skin.

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