Interviews

  • What Employers Really Want from Recent College Grads

    What Employers Really Want from Recent College Grads

    Perfect grades? Internships? Clubs and activities? Summer work experience? Many college students knock themselves out trying to add any or all of the above onto their fresh resumes, but will they really help them get the job? A recent study done at Oklahoma State University concluded that certain... Continue Reading

  • Your Nonverbal Communication Can Wreck Your Interview

    Your Nonverbal Communication Can Wreck Your Interview

    by Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Giving a limp handshake, letting your eyes wander and fidgeting are just a few of the subtle blunders that can botch your success in a job interview. Although you may have been unaware you were doing these things, interviewers who pick up on negative nonverbal communication... Continue Reading

  • Ask an Expert: Answers to Five Common Job Search Questions

    Ask an Expert: Answers to Five Common Job Search Questions

    At AOL Jobs we get a lot of great questions about job search from our readers. Here are responses to five commonly asked questions. 1. In today's economic climate, many of us have to look at positions one or two levels below our previous one. How does one convince the prospective employer that we will be... Continue Reading

  • Interviews Are Auditions. Welcome to Showbiz

    Interviews Are Auditions. Welcome to Showbiz

    Interviews are auditions. Welcome to showbiz. Interviews Those who are skilled in positioning and packaging themselves for interviews-as-auditions are the ones hired. Those who might be the best qualified but don't know how to play the right part for the right audience with just the right confidence [not... Continue Reading

  • Six Questions You Should Never Ask at the Interview

    Six Questions You Should Never Ask at the Interview

    Candidates who ask these questions don't remain candidates for long John Kador, author of "301 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview" What were they thinking? Whenever I talk to human-resources professionals or recruiters, I always ask them to tell me the worst question they were ever asked in a job... Continue Reading

  • Trouble Landing a Job Interview? Don't Ask for a Job, Ask For Information

    Trouble Landing a Job Interview? Don't Ask for a Job, Ask For Information

    As a young adult without much real world experience, trying to get a job interview may seem impossible in this dismal economy. However, trying to land an "informational interview" is a completely different story AND it may just be your ticket to getting that position you are seeking. Continue Reading

  • How to Get Noticed By Recruiters

    How to Get Noticed By Recruiters

    During a recent staffing conference I attended, I talked with recruiters and asked them this question: "If they could tell job seekers one thing, what would it be." Here are their responses. Continue Reading

  • What Potential Employers REALLY Want to Know

    What Potential Employers REALLY Want to Know

    I'd just finished talking about the recently released unemployment numbers on Fox Business News, when the makeup artist who made me look far better than I have a right to ran up to me and said, "I need to follow your advice! I should brand myself by starting my own blog and getting business cards. I want to tell... Continue Reading

  • Mom, Is That You With George Clooney?

    Mom, Is That You With George Clooney?

    If some of those people up there on the big screen getting fired by George Clooney in the new film Up In the Air look like friends and family, that's because they just might be. Writer/director Jason Reitman used real people who had recently been laid off when he shot his latest film. That's what he told... Continue Reading

  • The New Interview Questions

    The New Interview Questions

    By Diane Domeyer, executive director of Office Team Most job-hunting aficionados can effortlessly recite their greatest strengths and weaknesses, succinctly describe their future career goals and present a compelling case when asked why they should be hired. Yet these types of sound bites, while helpful, may... Continue Reading

  • Handling Eight Types of Interviewers

    Handling Eight Types of Interviewers

    Robert Half International In an ideal world, all hiring managers would be highly skilled at conducting an effective job interview. They would ask intelligent questions about your work-related competencies and experience, while providing you with a solid understanding of the company and open... Continue Reading

  • Feel like Giving Up on Your Job Search?

    Feel like Giving Up on Your Job Search?

    CareerBuilder.com According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 38 percent of full-time workers were unemployed for 27 weeks or more in September 2009. That's equivalent to more than 5.4 million people. Whether you're out of work for five days, five weeks, five months or five years, any period of unexpected... Continue Reading

  • Acing a Job Interview After Age 50

    Acing a Job Interview After Age 50

    Joe Turner, the Job Search Guy "I was fully qualified and it makes no sense." "They simply don't know how to hire." "They told me that I was overqualified." Randy Block, a seasoned career transition coach and consultant in the Bay area, hears these comments often. If you're an "older" job hunter, more than... Continue Reading

  • What Not to Wear to a Job Interview

    What Not to Wear to a Job Interview

    CareerBuilder.com What is the worst outfit ever worn to a job interview? For a career services director at the University of Chicago, it was the applicant who sported a Madras tie as a belt and a patterned cotton hat. Other contenders, according to a CareerBuilder.com survey of hiring managers, include... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Reasons Employers Want to Hire You

    Top 10 Reasons Employers Want to Hire You

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer When you apply for a job, you know exactly what you're looking for. You want a company you love, great co-workers, a decent salary, a culture where you fit in and most importantly, you want to love what you'll be doing. But do you ever consider what the employer is looking... Continue Reading

  • What Does Your Handshake Say About You?

    What Does Your Handshake Say About You?

    Bored at work? This summer, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz every week to keep you entertained. This quiz was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it. Have you ever shaken someone's hand and in the same instant, felt every bone in your fingers and palm shatter? Or,... Continue Reading

  • Interview Horror Stories

    Interview Horror Stories

    A commanding cover letter and an impeccable resume can land you the interview. But you still have to ace the face-to-face with your future employer. We're sure you won't make these mistakes. But if you ever bomb an interview, just remember these stories. They should cheer you up. Continue Reading

  • Answers to the Seven Toughest Interview Questions

    Answers to the Seven Toughest Interview Questions

    There you sit, waiting to be ushered into your interview. Your suit is pressed, your shoes are shined and your resume is top notch. But, as the minutes tick past, you feel a mounting sense of doom as you anticipate the questions that will cause a deafening silence during the interview. Want to avoid an... Continue Reading