our most popular job advice in 2018

With a new year just around the corner, we decided to look back at the past year and see what job advice our readers found most helpful. Here are the 5 most popular job tips from 2018. From interview advice, to negotiating your salary, to learning tech skills, there’s a little something for everyone!

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1. how to answer 17 common interview questions

Interview advice is a staple in our repertoire, and this article is an oldie but a goodie. If you’ve ever had trouble answering questions like ‘what is your biggest weakness’ or ‘why should we hire you?’ this article is for you! We’ve all run into tough interview questions that put us on the spot. With this guide, you’ll have templates for some of the most common questions interviewers ask.

2. 10 salary negotiation mistake to avoid

Discussing money can be intimidating. Actually, it can actually be downright terrifying. Many people wonder if negotiating will mark them as ‘difficult’ or ‘greedy’ but the truth is most employers expect you to negotiate. According to a recent study, not negotiating can leaves as much $500,000 on the table in lost earnings over your lifetime! Try out these tips to make negotiating your salary a little less scary.

3. comparing and contrasting 11 popular coding languages

Coding skills are hot right now. With Canada’s tech sector being the single fastest growing industry in Canada, it should come as no surprise that programming skills are in intense demand. If you have good coding knowledge, it’s as close as you can get to an employment guarantee. This article covers 11 of the most popular coding languages that employers look for most.

4. what’s the difference between recruiters and headhunters?

Recruiter or headhunter? Many people don’t know the difference, or which one they should work with. Though there is some overlap, most people are better off working with a recruiter. Headhunters tend to work with clients to fill very specific roles. If you don’t fit within the handful of roles they’re currently working on, they can’t do anything for you. Recruiters tend to have a slightly wider scope, which means they’re more likely to have roles that fit your skills. Learn more about the differences.

5. how to answer ‘tell me about yourself’ in a job interview

‘Tell me about yourself’ is one of the most common questions that interviewers use to kick off a job interview. It’s also a question many job seekers don’t prepare for! Don’t make that mistake. Check out this article to learn how to craft a great answer to this all-too-common question.

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So there you have it, the most popular job advice of 2018! Stay tuned for a ton more helpful tips and tricks for nailing job interviews, writing a resume and other topics related to your job search in 2019.