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Emotional intelligence (EI): misunderstanding and myths
Emotional intelligence (EI): misunderstanding and myths

Within the last 15 years we have seen a surge in interest to emotional intelligence in business. Almost all large HR websites and aptitude companies have been actively discussing this matter and introduced a few new aspects. But some of them proved to be far from the original understanding of emotional intelligence. Some authors even say that EI cannot be assessed properly, and situational judgement tests for emotional intelligence is a waste of time. Let us cover this topic in this article.

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What is ATS and why you need to know about it when applying for a job
What is ATS and why you need to know about it when applying for a job

Most jobseekers, especially experienced ones, know that in order to land a job they need to send a resume, score high on psychometric aptitude tests and do well on a job interview. But many applicants do not know about some important features used in HR that can either help you or prevent you from getting a job. One of these features is ATS – applicant tracking system used by most large employers. In this article we will tell you about ATS and why you need to think about it when making your resume.

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Guerilla job hunting methods:  a few insights from Aptitude-Tests-Practice
Guerilla job hunting methods:  a few insights from Aptitude-Tests-Practice

In 2010, a young freelancer Alec Braunstein decided to get a job. And not just anywhere, but in one of the five largest advertising agencies in the United States. Braunstein had no connections, no name. But he had some common sense and ingenuity. Alec rightly decided that it was futile to rely on traditional employment methods. Hundreds of candidates apply for this job with him, many of them were smarter and more capable than him. If he gets involved in an open battle, then the chances of getting a job he wanted were negligible.

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What is an assessment center and should you fear it?
What is an assessment center and should you fear it?

So, what is this “Assessment”? The word “Assessment” means “getting a score, a mark”, and getting a mark in almost all of us causes unpleasant feelings even from school. But if at school only our grades and, to some extent, the reputation in the class depended on this, now salary, career and professional prospects depend on it.

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5 main features of working in a large multinational company
5 main features of working in a large multinational company

The workforce has become very mobile in the recent years. Even the lockdown of 2020 has not changed the global trend of massive relocation in search for a better workplace. Another global trend is the proliferation of large multinational businesses in local markets and employment by these companies of staff locally. In this article we will consider some main features of working in a large multinational company.

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Leadership assessment test, a self-assessment test for a leader
Leadership assessment test, a self-assessment test for a leader

We challenge ourselves to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly, and to identify priority areas for developing and improving our skills. Through continuous introspection and assessment methods, you can track your own growth and development. We test other people for the same purpose, especially when we want to involve them in certain tasks. Such tests are very popular and common in a professional environment. Situational judgement tests and personality test are used at pre-employment or promoting, as well as when employees themselves or their employers want to learn more about their level in relation to a specific professional skill or personality traits.

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Why laymen are more confident than pros, and what to do about it
Why laymen are more confident than pros, and what to do about it

HR agents all over the world strive to find the best candidates for their companies. They need to check numerous resumes and make dozens of interviews to pick the pros. And what many HR agents say is that very often laymen are more confident than real professionals. And sometimes it is a hard task for HR agents and employers to tell them apart. A pro can be shy, and a nonexpert can seem to be the most confident and proper candidate for a job. But the cost of a mistake for the employer can be too high, especially if they hire a senior manager. If this article we will compare laymen and pros and the Dunning-Kruger effect.

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Cisco: everything you needed to find about working and getting a job
Cisco: everything you needed to find about working and getting a job

Cisco (Cisco Systems, Inc.) is one of the world’s leading telecommunications equipment manufacturers headquartered in San Jose, California. The main product lines of Cisco include backbone routing, collaboration solutions; switching and services; video technology; virtualization and cloud solutions.

Cisco is headquartered in the United States in San Jose, with major regional offices in Amsterdam and Bangalore. At the beginning of 2020, Cisco had about 400 regional offices with more than 76,000 employees. Over the past years, the company has been employing over 5,000 employees worldwide annually.

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Citibank: everything you wanted to know about employment and getting a job
Citibank: everything you wanted to know about employment and getting a job

Citibank (Citi, Citi Bank, Citigroup) is one of the largest international banks in terms of total assets (13th place with $1,842 trillion at the end of 2019). Citi has branches in 103 countries and employs over 215,000 people as of early 2020. Citibank is the core structure of Citigroup – a large financial corporation started in 1812 in New York, USA.

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Mondelez International: working and getting a job there
Mondelez International: working and getting a job there

Mondelēz International (Mondelez) is an FMCG corporation headquartered in Deerfield, USA, one of the leaders in food production. For 2020, it is the second largest chocolate and confectionery manufacturer in the world after Mars.

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