Do You Have Leadership Skills?

How do you get noticed as a potential leader, the one who is a key member of the team capable to lead others towards a common goal? How can you distinguish yourself so that you will be identified for career success earlier than others by your boss? There are certain steps that you should undertake to develop your leadership capability and to set yourself apart from other employees as a future leader. Below we will have a look at certain qualities that characterise natural leaders and we hope it will help you to better understand the nature of successful people as well.

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2 Most Popular Fit Questions at Interviews

No matter in what sphere you are hoping to find a job, there is such a common thing as an interview that you will have to pass in order to be considered for a position. Every interview is structured more or less in the same manner including an introduction about yourself, a presentation of the company’s services to you, and then some behavioral questions and technical knowledge that your employers will be testing to make a final decision.

Below we will be looking at the 2 most recurring so-called “fit-questions” which are designed effectively to test your suitability to the company’s corporate culture. Recruiters want to make sure that if they hire you, it will be nice for their colleagues to see your face in the office minimum 8 hours per day and that you will not give up after the first problem you encounter. Continue reading “2 Most Popular Fit Questions at Interviews”

Top Skills on the CV Employers are Looking for

Well, time flies, it’s November now! You should start thinking about applications for graduate jobs if you are in your final year or at least looking for an idea what you need to do in order to find a job or internship later. To be able to do it, you should have a clear idea what should be on your CV to make sure it appeals to the potential employer. Of course, the skills that you are going to list on your CV will depend on the specific role that you are applying for. But still, there is a set of transferable skills that each employer would like job applicants to possess. These are so-called soft-skills which we are going to discuss in this article. Continue reading “Top Skills on the CV Employers are Looking for”

BooksRun $1000 scholarship winner

Hi there, it’s Tom! I am glad to announce the winner of our scholarship contest.  It was difficult to choose out of 127 wonderful essays, but we did it.

We congratulate Carol Tally, the student of the Massasoit Community College for winning the $1000 scholarship.  You can read a part of her story below.

Dear BooksRun Scholarship Committee:

Thank you for the opportunity to apply for the BooksRun scholarship.

Returning to college in my mid-fifties started out as an intimidating experience but I realized with resources such as BooksRun, the journey was going to be possible. My college-age children shared their experiences, introduced me to ISBN and navigated around www.booksrun.com with me. This was an amazing introduction and surpassed my experience of standing in a long bookstore line to learn the book just sold out or is selling at a higher than usual mark-up.  Continue reading “BooksRun $1000 scholarship winner”

How to Organize Your CV

If you’ve started looking for graduate jobs or you are struggling to land an interview with your current CV, this article might help you with some ideas on how to add value to your application in the eyes of employers. Below we will discuss the most important techniques for organizing your CV and also the things that you should avoid. Here you can find examples of CV templates for different career paths. Continue reading “How to Organize Your CV”

4 Skills You Need for Your Job Interview: Student & Graduate Edition

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It’s already clear what college students are going to do in the summer, but what about the graduates? Quite an obvious answer would be looking for a job or internship, and to help them prepare them for the interviews, here is the list of skills that are considered to be the most useful in the current and future workspace.

  • Effective problem solving

Time of jobs where you’re only required to solve simple tasks that don’t differ from each other is passing. Society is getting more and more complicated, and being able to efficiently tackle the arising problems is going to be really highly valued. Proactive thinking allows problem-solvers to work independently to a certain degree and does not need continuous supervision, and this facilitates work for every party.

  • Critical thinking

As an extension of problem solving, analytical thinking is derived from an ability to comprehend and process information as well as undertake productive and quality decisions. Developing logical skills, reasoning and argumentation play a big role in being able to think critically and approach problems from different angles.

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