Maria Nikolaeva

Maria is an HR expert with a focus on recruiting and developing companies’ brands. She has more than fourteen years in the profession, including working in recruitment agencies and recruiting within the company. She has extensive experience in interviewing subject matter experts in various fields and selecting young specialists for development programs. Maria is an expert in resume writing. She is an experienced interviewer, with over 1,000 job interviews under her belt. Maria also prepares articles for internal and external media sources. Maria is interested in the psychology of people and teams and company brand development.

Maria Nikolaeva
April 8, 2022
Advice

When it comes to getting a job, at some stage you will likely have to discuss your salary with your potential employer. There are some exceptions to this rule, for example, when an employer indicates a salary in a job posting. However, if you do have the opportunity to discuss your salary deal, it can often be quite a daunting task. 

March 18, 2022
Advice

The fear of public speaking and the fear of failure are among the most common human fears. Since a job interview often brings up both of these fears, we can say with confidence that interviewing for a job is a very stressful thing indeed! Moreover, at any interview there are often not one but several specialists from the company present. And in some cases, candidates must make a presentation about themselves or a completed project.

February 18, 2022
Job Market

There are many types of interviews that companies and managers routinely use: structured interviews, biographical interviews, case interviews, competency-based interviews, projective interviews, stress interviews, and all of their combinations. These interview types are similar in that they are all designed to assess the business and personal qualities of the candidate.

January 16, 2022
Job Market

Over the past decade attitudes towards careers have changed. People are pursuing traditional careers and others are testing out new and unfamiliar routes. But two schools of thought have remained the same when it comes to career growth: you have vertical career growth and horizontal career growth. Both types of career growth have their advantages and disadvantages, and it’s up to an individual to pick which path they’d like to take.

December 19, 2021
Job Market

Experts say the demand for tech professionals will increase by about 13% between 2020 to 2030. So much so, that more than 600,000 new jobs will be created in the tech industry alone (according to Google). This will mean that there will be a greater demand for specialists with certain skills and managers to oversee these teams. 

December 2, 2021
Advice

A recent post on Forbes, ‘Be The Boss Of Your Career’, made me think seriously about the importance of career planning in life. With so many different approaches to career planning, and so many unanswered questions it can be difficult to plan out a career. 

October 8, 2021
Advice

For most of us, looking for a new job is hardly our favorite thing to do. It is usually time consuming and stressful. And the longer the search takes, the more anxious and less motivated people get

September 5, 2021
Advice

Maintaining a harmonious work-life balance is crucial for a happy, fulfilling life. But this task has never been easy. Many people struggle to balance out working hard at work, with taking care of themselves, and finding time for friends, family and hobbies.

September 1, 2021
Tech

An article published in 2019 by the Independent noted that more than 75% of all the Fortune-500 companies use psychometric testing during their hiring processes. Various types of assessments are used, like the Myers-Briggs personality test, the Ned Herrmann's method of psychological dominants, and the Gallup StrengthsFinder.

August 2, 2021
Advice

In 2020, the phrase ‘remote work’ rocketed in popularity! Almost every office around the world started using terms like it and other variations such as ‘working from home’, ‘hybrid schedules’ and ‘virtual work’.

June 8, 2021
Advice

Today we will share some tips with you to help you prepare and pass video interviews, regardless of your level of experience.