By KELLY SERVICES
Using the industry knowledge and networks of recruiters can be a critical component of any job search. A professional recruiter can offer career advice, inside knowledge of your target industry or company, compensation guidance and "cultural fit" insight on prospective employers.
With the... 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 »
Would an outside-of-the-box approach help you land a job interview? The Internet occasionally buzzes with details about how people successfully used unusual, "creative" techniques to get an interview -- and a job. Among some recent tactics:
Renting a billboard -- A Toledo husband rented a billboard to... 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 Alison Green
Most job seekers worry about making mistakes in interviews, but most interviewers understand that no one gives a perfect interview and will overlook the occasional flubbed answer. However, it's still possible to scare off your interviewer with a single statement or action. Here are 10 of the... 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 Arnie Fertig
"I'm out of work, and need a job-fast!" relates a desperate job hunter to his friend.
"So... what have you been doing so far?" she responds.
"I'm networking like crazy! I'm calling everyone I know and saying: HELP ME!" 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 Vickie Elmer
Sometime yet this year, you or someone you know will be called overqualified for a job.
The speaker may be a recruiter or a friend, a decision-maker or a drainer of hopefulness. And when they say or hint at the overqualified label, they may mean something about your talents, or about their... Read More »
By Heather Huhman
Landing an in-person interview can be a huge feat in itself, and in this tough job market, you don't want to blow it. You have most likely read all of the ways to ace an interview, but there are many common interview mistakes that can directly cost you the job.
In addition to John Sumser's... Read More »
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
Sought-after jobs often come with the most difficult, rigorous and extensive interview processes. Even some of the least-sought roles are weighed down by arduous interview procedures that put the candidate through the intellectual wringer. Methods include phone interviews,... Read More »
You practiced, rehearsed typical questions and psyched yourself up for the big day. By all counts, you should ace your interview. However, things don't always go the way we plan. What can you do to rescue an interview that's spiraling out of control? 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 »
By Miriam Salpeter
The ultimate purpose of your resume is to land an interview. John Kalusa is a nationally recognized writer who speaks about corporate sales, recruiting, and personal career management. With more than 25 years of experience as a strategic recruiting, human resources, and sales and marketing... Read More »
Q: I am a medical technologist with 10 plus years experience working in a hospital laboratory. I was terminated two years ago and have not been able to land a job with any hospital in my area. I complete applications honestly admitting to being terminated. I feel this has been a HUGE red flag; I am feeling... Read More »
Am I crazy? I get the feeling that some people think that I am.
I was called for a job interview. I turned it down.
The job was located in downtown New York City, near the new World Trade Center. I was aware of this when I applied for it; but a woman I know at the company told me that they'd been allowing... Read More »
By Vivian Giang
The longer you're unemployed, the less valuable you may seem to a hiring manager.
In her post on AARP.org, Diane Cadrain, a Connecticut-based attorney, writes about how some companies are going as far as placing employment ads that specifically screen applicants based on current employment... 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 »