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How important is the behavioral interview? Ievgeniia, from Ukraine, will tell you

Ievgeniia is a software developer from Ukraine who got a job in Saskatoon, Canada, through one of our hiring events. Getting interview practices with our specialists turned out to be crucial for her since the hiring process in her country was different from the one she encountered with VanHack. Ievgeniia has an important tip for …

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What is the best time of year, day of the week and time of day for finding a new job?

The job-hunting process is relatively lengthy and starts well before you start applying for roles. All of the time you spend tweaking your resume and preparing for interviews adds up when finding a new job. While a lack of success can make you lose motivation and make you assume staying in your current role is …

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No response after an interview? Here’s how to follow up by email

You spent time crafting your resume, rehearsing your answers non-stop, dressed to impress in the interview and felt confident after speaking to the hiring manager or interviewer. You’re on top of the world and nobody can take this job from you. Fast forward five days, and you’ve come to terms with the fact you’re being …

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thank you emails

5 of the best sample thank you emails to send after an interview

You put in a lot of time and effort creating your resume. You spend even more valuable time preparing for your interview. While most job seekers will sit and wait around after an interview, the ones that leave an incredible impression tend to spend time sending a thank you email to their interviewer. While not …

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How to write a killer International Profile and get noticed by recruiters

The hiring process can be different from country to country or even from company to company. To help VanHackers reach their full potential and have the highest chance of landing an international job, we developed our platform to account for these differences so the candidates wouldn’t have to worry about not knowing what information to …

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How to answer “What is your greatest weakness?”

So you’ve found your dream job, your resume left an impression and you’ve managed to get your foot in the door with an interview. Along with honing in on your strengths, there’s a 99% chance the interviewer will ask you what your greatest weakness is. Answer with something along the lines of “I try too …

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5 words to cut from your resume now (and some powerful ones to add)

Flexible, motivated, independent, go-getter, team player — there are a handful of terms and phrases recruiters can find cringeworthy and instantly toss your resume in the trash. Harsh, but true. Recruiters expect these traits from people applying, so they don’t exactly scream out, “I’m a fantastic candidate, please hire me.” They’ve heard it all before. …

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The 6 most common software engineering interview questions and answers

Whether you’re a full-stack expert, skilled in Python or know your way around Java and Javascript with your eyes closed, there’s a high chance you and your skills are in demand. If you have an interview lined up for a software engineer role, it’ll help to know the common questions the interviewer is likely to …

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Everything you need to know about VanHack’s Code Challenges

VanHackers everywhere use our platform to showcase their skills and maximize their chances of finding a great international job. Despite that, the Code Challenges are still one overlooked tool candidates may use in their pursuit. Are you signed up for our services but did not take any Code Challenges? This post is for you. We …

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VanHacker explain how she got through the toughest parts of the hiring process

Rosalba’s enthusiasm and positive energy are hard to miss. She is a Full Stack engineer from Cuba who talks about her journey to a job in Canada between laughs and in a nice Spanish accent. Rosy has been working in IT for the last 12 years and lives in Montevideo, Uruguay. She landed another step …

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Relocating while juggling life: how Irla got hired

Sometimes life presents us with one tiny thing that messes up all our plans. Sometimes it’s the other way around, something as unpretentious as a tip from a friend suddenly makes everything fall into place again. The story of Brazilian software engineer Irla with VanHack had two of these moments. Amid laughs, she recounted her …

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