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 »
It's an amazing thing, really, the degree of stress one feels when preparing for a job interview, especially when:
1. You've been out of work for two-plus years.
2. You know that there are scads of well-qualified candidates being interviewed for the same job and
3. You're feeling rusty because you haven't... Read More »
By Ritika Trikha
Recruiters love helping people find the perfect job, but after working with dozens of candidates day in and day out, they're bound to develop a few annoyances that drive them nuts.
A recruiter's job is tough. It's up to them to match the perfect candidate to the perfect company every single... Read More »
It's one of the strange outcomes of the Great Recession: At a time of high unemployment, when some 12 million Americans are without jobs, some employers are saying that they can't find anyone to hire.
There have been lots of explanations for this, from job candidates' lack of cover letters to employers'... Read More »
Once you've received the call from an employer inviting you in for an interview, the real preparation begins. Prior to an interview, candidates should research the company so they can not only answer questions, but have questions ready to ask the hiring manager as well.
The interview is where the job candidate... Read More »
By Luke Roney
I knew, as it was happening, that the job interview was going badly. The guy asking the questions -- the managing editor at a mid-size Southern California daily -- had lost interest in me quickly. He put his feet up on his desk and began eating his lunch.
I sat wordlessly as he ate. The crunch... Read More »
Some small business owners say they're hiring but they can't find employees, despite millions being unemployed.
The improving economy is hurting us.
Owner: David Greenberg
Company: Parliament Tutors LLC
Location: New York City
Annual revenue: Projected to be $600,000 this year
We used... Read More »
Q: Is asking an interviewer, "Is there anything you would change about the organization," inappropriate? A previous employer was not a pleasant fella to work for, and the organization was chaotic. After putting up with that for 10 years I wanted to assess whether or not I was setting myself up for the same... Read More »
By Jennifer Alsever
FORTUNE -- For decades, George McAfee, a sales and business development expert in the tech industry, simply dialed a buddy when he was ready for a new job. So the 66-year-old executive got a big shock a couple of months ago when he sought his next gig. McAfee found himself making... Read More »
From an employer's point of view, it's an embarrassment of riches, or option overload, if you will. Hiring managers are now taking up to twice as long to fill positions, not because they're having trouble finding viable candidates, but because there are so many good prospects out there, they're afraid that... Read More »
Remember when you were in high school, and you'd run crying to your mother about the fact that the pretty girls got all the dates? One of her favorite lines at times like those was, "Don't worry about it, beauty is as beauty does." Well, now that you've graduated, things haven't gotten any better. In this... Read More »
Have you heard about Job Interview? It's a new application that offers personal interview coaching right from your iPhone. The app has 100 of the most common interview questions and even allows you to add your own questions. However, what I really like about Job Interview is that it records your responses so you... Read More »