Posts tagged with 'interviewing'
Dumb Mistakes That Will Cost You the JobRead the rest of this entry »
It is amazing how many perfectly fine candidates sabotage their chances at getting the job.
Matthew Ross, co-owner of two e-commerce sites, tells of a time a candidate volunteered she had lied to her employer about having a medical condition so she could get more time off.
“I couldn’t believe that someone would admit to lying to their former boss to what could have been their new boss,” Ross told …
20 Things To Do After the InterviewRead the rest of this entry »
Now that the interview is over, every job hunter knows -- or should -- to send thank you notes to the hiring manager, recruiter and everyone else they spoke with.
But don't stop there. There are plenty of other …
How to Answer Interview Questions That Cross the LineRead the rest of this entry »
Monster recently posted an article listing 5 illegal interview questions so obvious only a hiring manager living in a cave for the last 50 years would ever ask.
Is there an interviewer who doesn't know that asking something like “When are you planning to have children?” will all but guarantee hearing from the EEOC? Ditto for asking about a military commitment. Asking “How often are you deployed for Army Reserve …
5 Interview Questions to Trip You UpRead the rest of this entry »
Anyone looking for a new job knows there are some absolute dos and don'ts for the interview. DO research the company and its competitors. DO dress appropriately and arrive a few minutes early. DON'T talk benefits or compensation unless the interviewer brings it up. DON'T badmouth your current or past employers.
But how should you answer a question like, "What's your dream job." You might get away with saying something …
6 Interviewing Tips for New Hiring ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
Your first interview as a new hiring manager is coming in next week; will you be ready?
Chances are that the only training you've gotten about hiring was compliance focused. Someone from HR may have given you a briefing on the company procedures and reviewed the types of questions you can't ask -- religion, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, age, national origin and some other areas are all off-limits. …
25 Interview 'Tells' That Signal You're a Top CandidateRead the rest of this entry »
The interview is where you make or break your chances of getting a job. So no surprise that it's the most stressful part of a job search. At one time or another, everyone has left an interview thinking they aced it, only to hear later that someone else got the job.
Reading the interview tea leaves can be a real challenge, yet there are signs that will give you a …
You Didn't Have Me At 'Hello'Read the rest of this entry »
The voicemail message from that recruiter you've been stalking for weeks says the CEO (or whomever the hiring manager is) wants to talk with you tomorrow. So at the appointed time you call and a secretary answers the phone with, "Hello. Mary Smith's office."
Now what do you say?
The usual response is something like, "May I speak with Mary Smith."
What happens next is predictable: "Who may I say …
How to Lose a Job You Have (Almost) In the BagRead the rest of this entry »
Have you heard about the great candidate who lost out on a job because of a pen? Or the candidate who got dinged because he used the word "can" instead of "will"? Or yet another who inquired about a picture?
These and plenty of other examples of great candidates sabotaging the job offer they practically had in the bag are still rolling in to Quora in response to the question …
How to Learn If a Candidate Is a Fit With Your ValuesRead the rest of this entry »
Any recruiter or hiring manager worth the title can vet a candidate's skills and background. Sussing out a prospect's values -- how well they will fit the organization's culture -- and those so-called soft skills of communication, collaboration and commitment are much more difficult. Yet as hard as they are to discover, companies recognize these qualities are what make the different between a great employee and one who mostly goes …
Ditch Those 'Best Interview Questions'If you're a hiring manager asking interview questions you found online, you're not doing yourself any favors. But you sure are for the candidates you meet.Read the rest of this entry »
For every "best interview question" you discover, candidates are Googling "answers to the best interview questions." When you ask those questions, you'll get well-rehearsed answers guaranteed to put the candidate in the best light.
Ask that all-time favorite, "What is your greatest weakness" and …