By Sarah Li Cain
Google any news article and you'll find horror stories of people being unemployed for six months or more. You'll mostly likely read that they suffer from depression, have anxiety issues or are even suicidal.
Kind of bleak, isn't it? While long-term unemployment isn't something to be taken... 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 Sarah Greesonbach
The best (and only) verbs you want to hear on the job hunt are "finding," "interviewing" and "getting." Unfortunately, it's not always that simple-even when the stars align and you think you're an overqualified shoe-in.
And yes, I'm speaking from experience. I thought I was a sure thing... 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 »
One of the hardest things for me to do is keep applying for jobs while waiting to hear back on a job I interviewed for.
When I like and want that particular job, my heart just isn't in it to look for a different job. But I feel that I need to have other "irons in the fire" in case things don't work out. Then,... 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 »
By Anthony Balderrama
By now, job seekers hopefully know the two cardinal rules of interview questions:
1. When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, you better have something to ask.
2. You should walk into the interview room prepared to answer the classic questions, such as, "What is your biggest... Read More »
By Kelly Eggers
When you go on a job interview, failing to impress the hiring manager with your eloquence may be the least of your worries. There are some things you might do that go way beyond flubbing a tough question. Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
You blew it. The interview was beyond bad and yet you know you'd be a blazingly bright hire for the job.
So what do you do if you really messed up on the first interview yet you feel you're well-qualified for the job? Keystone Associate's Pennell Locey tells of a woman who wrote afterward... Read More »
The people who turn job interviews into job offers are able to identify and discuss the recurrent problems that lurk at the heart of their work. These people are seen to "get" the job in ways that other candidates don't.
Think about the problems that plague every accounts-receivable job: If the ongoing... Read More »
For years baby boomers have been aggravated by young job applicants who use terms like, "uh," "like" and "ya know" excessively, and now there's research that says it's more than just an aggravation -- it could well be a deal breaker.
That's according to research conducted by the Department of Psychology,... Read More »
We've all had that perfect job interview at least once in our lives, when everything clicks. It's that moment when both interviewer and interviewee realize that each has found exactly what the other is looking for, a moment of happy bliss.
But then there are the other times, those moments when a job... Read More »
I've always been fascinated by American Idol because it's like watching one really long job interview unfold over several months.
The panel of judges are a lot like the series of peers and managers that many face in a corporate interview. In both cases, it's not enough to impress just one person; generally you... Read More »
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... Read More »