Posts tagged with 'interview'
Clothes Won't Get You the Job But We Worry It Might Cost Us OneRead the rest of this entry »
If you worry about your appearance before an interview, you're not alone. A new survey says most of us do. We spend at least an hour deciding on an interview outfit and still 54% of us worry there's some part of how we look that could cost us the job.
The survey of 1,997 workers found 86% believe it's important to look attractive to an interviewer; 63% believe they've benefited …
Your Next Interview Could Be On A Ferris WheelRead the rest of this entry »
It's not unusual for a job interview to take place in a restaurant, a hotel suite or some other, off-site location. But on a Ferris wheel?
That's where the global ad and PR agency Havas Worldwide conducted 30 interviews a couple years ago. CEO Paul Marobella told the Chicago Tribune that by conducting the interviews on the famous Navy Pier Ferris wheel in Chicago the firm hoped to attract creative …
Great Interview, Then Nothing. What Happened?Every jobseeker has experienced the black hole, the silence that follows after you submit an application. It's annoying. It's frustrating. It's rude.Read the rest of this entry »
But there's something worse, and that is post-interview silence. It happens more often than you suspect. And it happens even when the interview goes so well the hiring manager leads you to believe an offer is only days away.
You walk out of the interview riding high, enthusiastically …
Putting Your Jewelry On Backwards Can Help You Get the JobOn your way to an interview, but having trouble remembering to relax and stay positive? Put your jewelry on backwards.Read the rest of this entry »
"When you change how you wear your jewelry, your mind will notice it in the interview," writes
J.T. O'Donnell, CEO of CAREEREALISM & CareerHMO.
In a post on LinkedIn, she offers a half dozen interview tips most people have never heard. The backwards jewelry may be the most …
Job Ghosting Is No Halloween PrankHave you been the victim of "job-ghosting?"Read the rest of this entry »
This isn't some scary Halloween office prank. It's the ethically reprehensible practice of being led on by a hiring manager only to be ignored after the interview. Judging by the number of articles and blog posts, it seems to be on the rise.
Nor is it strictly an American phenomenon. Last month the ethics columnist of a leading Canadian newspaper weighed in on …
Employers Are Taking Longer Than Ever to Fill a JobIt doesn't just seem like it's taking companies longer to make a hire, it is.Read the rest of this entry »
Two analyses of hiring time make it clear that employers are taking longer to fill a vacancy than at any time in the last 15 years, if not ever. We qualified that time period only because there's no good data on just how long it used to take employers to hire someone. But we, like …
Do You Know the Rules On Interview Questions?"Where are you from?" It's a benign interview icebreaker. And unless the answer was "Mars," most interviewers will make some small talk around it, then move on to the substantive part of the conversation.Read the rest of this entry »
Even as apparently innocent a question as that, however, can have EEOC repercussions, should the ensuring conversation stray into protected areas such as ethnic background or if the candidates suspects it was a subtle way of …
Ask These Questions At Your Next InterviewRead the rest of this entry »
You landed an interview at one of the top companies on your short list.
You've done your homework, and know as much about the company and the industry as anyone on the outside possibly can. To jog your memory, you've summarized the key points and made a list of questions about the company that occurred to you during your research.
Now, following your recruiter's advice, you're preparing another list of …
Use Your Interview Thank You Note To ShineRead the rest of this entry »
With fewer than half the job seekers thanking their interviewer, simply emailing -- the preferred method for 87% of hiring managers -- will make you stand out. Going the extra mile by referencing a relevant article or blog post, including a work sample, award, or something similar, or rounding out an interview …
Interview Tips From Google's Top People PersonRead the rest of this entry »
"Prospective bosses today care less about what you know or where you learned it than what value you can create with what you know," says Laszlo Bock, Google's senior vice president of people operations. In an interview with The New York Times, Bock offered his take on college degrees, and what employers look for in the college students they want working for them after graduation. "Grit" is one attribute …