Interviews are probably the most challenging part of the job search process. You need to be ready for anything, including weird interview questions.You don't want to blurt out something inappropriate and send all of your hard work down the toilet. Avoid these inappropriate comments during your interview: Read More »
Everything that I learned in college about interviewing is essentially worthless. After speaking to those that are close to me who will soon be graduating, I decided to jot some pointers down.
Most pertinent to a startup or early-stage environment, the following points stem from hundreds of hours of actual... Read More »
The fastest way to find a job is to find the employer who thinks you represent the answer to his or her problem. In well-conducted interviews, every question relates to finding the candidate who can meet these two key employer objectives. Read More »
By Hannah Morgan
Dating can be very similar to finding a job. When you think about all the time and effort you invest in finding the right partner, wouldn't it make sense that finding the right job is just as time consuming? Read More »
If you're job hunting, presumably you know not to stuff into your pocket the candy sitting on the interviewer's desk. And you know that the proper way to greet the president of the company is with a handshake, rather than a hug. Read More »
The drum is beating for a new job in 2013. It's up to you to make it happen, and it's not as hard as you may think. Simple steps make all the difference, especially when it comes to successful interviews.
Avoid these killer interview mistakes and you'll be that much closer to a new job. Read More »
By Alison Green
If you've sent out dozens or even hundreds of resumes and haven't heard anything back, you might be wondering what the problem is. Is it your resume? Is it just the job market? Could a former employer be blacklisting you in your industry? Read More »
By Robert Half International
Every job seeker knows there isn't much time to make a positive impression during an interview. But have you ever stopped to consider how short your window of opportunity actually is? According to a survey from Robert Half, it may be 10 minutes or less.
Sixty percent of... Read More »
By Robert Half International
It's expensive for companies to fly candidates in for in-person interviews, so more companies are conducting video interviews using Skype and similar technology. Internet-based videoconferencing tools allow employers to reach out to candidates virtually anywhere in the world... Read More »
By Heather Huhman
You're a qualified candidate, and the job market is tough. But there could still be plenty of reasons you're getting passed over for every position you apply or interview for. A recent Glassdoor post reported that only 17 percent of hiring managers say job seekers have the skills they're... Read More »
By Todd Master
The job interview is one of the most crucial components of a job search. In these lean economic times of long-term unemployment and sparse interview opportunities, it can be a make or break situation.
With so much at stake, you'd think job seekers would be at their best when they get that... Read More »
People have short attention spans today, and recruiters and hiring managers are no different from the rest of the population. When it comes to impressing someone who may give you a job, you have less time than ever to make a good impression. For example, while conventional wisdom used to say you had 20 seconds... Read More »
By Alison Green
Since employers usually have far more qualified job applicants than they can realistically interview, they're increasingly using preliminary phone interviews to screen candidates and narrow down their pool before bringing finalists in to talk in-person.
But what are employers really looking... Read More »
For many people, the most stressful part of the job-hunting process is the interview. That's the time when you have to sell yourself and prove why you're perfectly suited for the job. Many well-qualified people stumble and make mistakes that kill their chances of getting the job. Here are the most common... Read More »
Going into a job interview, you can always expect to be the asked the standard questions like: "What is your biggest weakness?" Or, "What interests you about this position?" And, "Why do you think you'd be a fit for this role?"
But what new tricky questions are employers asking in 2012? Read More »
By Brian Clapp
If you've just graduated or are wrapping up an internship and find yourself in job-seeker mode, you've probably been inundated with the career cliche: "It's not what you know, but who you know."
Those are nine very scary words for anyone without many professional contacts. (And who are we... Read More »