Summary Sunday: Issue #487 | Career Sherpa

Searching for a job hasn’t changed all that much in the past 5 years. But there are subtle nuances that increase your chances of securing a new job faster.

Summary Sunday Issue #487

This week’s summary addresses some of those subtle changes.

  • Explaining gaps on your resume
  • Weak ties help secure a new job
  • Secure your social media
  • What’s behind quiet quitting
  • Simplify your inbox
  • A Netflix approach to career guidance

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23 Peer Interview Questions & Answers You Must Practice

Being prepared for the most common peer interview questions is essential if you want to leave a great impression. Peer interviews are unfamiliar to many job-seekers, so it’s important to do what you can to be confident and ready!

Applicants discussing peer interview questions

This list of peer interview questions will help you ace this interview and increase your chance of getting a job offer.

1. What appeals to you about working at this company?

The goal of this peer interview question is multipurpose. On the one hand, it can provide more insight into why you chose to apply for a job at this company

“What’s Most Important To You In Your Next Position?”

“What is most important to you in your next position?” is an interview question that comes up all the time, but many applicants aren’t prepared for it.

What is most important to you in your next position

This guide will help you structure an answer that will leave a great impression, and improve your chance of getting the job.

Why Interviewers Ask “What is Most Important to You in Your Next Position?”

Interviewers often ask open-ended questions that do more than highlight your qualifications and skills. “What is most important to you in your next position?” is a fine example of this.

It’s meant to go deeper into what makes

Vulnerability? Or virtue signaling?

Last week, I devoted my blog to the importance of demonstrating vulnerability as a leader. I must have psychic powers because this week, a CEO posted a crying selfie on LinkedIn, and it did not go well for him. At all. 

CEO Braden Wallake posted the photo, along with a lengthy missive about how he was upset that his poor business decisions led him to lay off employees. What did NOT follow was an actual acceptance of responsibility and accountability. Instead, it was all about his feelings. And how much it hurt him. At the same time, his laid-off …

How Many Candidates Make It To The Final Interview?

If you’re looking for a job, knowing how many candidates make it to the final interview can be nice information to have. It helps you know what you’re up against and your chances of getting hired!

But unfortunately, determining this is not a simple process.

This guide will help you understand how many candidates usually end up in the final interview, and how many rounds of interviews is normal.

How Many Candidates are Usually Shortlisted for Job Interviews?

From a job seeker’s point of view, the hiring process is fairly straightforward. You fill out an application, wait for an interview

There Are Too Few Women in Computer Science and Engineering

Only 20 percent of computer science and 22 percent of engineering undergraduate degrees in the U.S. go to women. Women are missing out on flexible, lucrative and high-status careers. Society is also missing out on the potential contributions they would make to these fields, such as designing smartphone conversational agents that suggest help not only for heart attack symptoms but also for indicators of domestic violence.

Identifying the factors causing women’s underrepresentation is the first step towards remedies. Why are so few women entering these fields? A common explanation is that women are less interested than men in computer science

Alphabet misses on earnings and revenue for second quarter

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O keynote session at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on May 7, 2019.

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Alphabet reported weaker-than-expected earnings and revenue for the second quarter. The stock rose more than 4% in extended trading.

Here’s how the company did:

  • Earnings per share (EPS): $1.21 vs $1.28 expected, according to Refinitiv
  • Revenue: $69.69 billion vs $69.9 billion expected, according to Refinitiv
  • YouTube advertising revenue: $7.34 billion vs. $7.52 billion expected, according to StreetAccount
  • Google Cloud revenue: $6.28 billion vs. $6.41 billion expected, according to StreetAccount.
  • Traffic