Some job seekers stumble so badly the first time they apply or interview for a job at a company they love that they may not want to try again. But many others were a strong runner-up who ought to go after another opening. Here are five ways you can create a second chance for yourself at an employer you want to work for.
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No interview is alike. Depending on which company you are trying to get a job with, you may be faced with either a traditional, situational or a behavioral interview. While each one poses their own challenges, ever wonder why a company will go with one style over another? Progressive Insurance, among Glassdoor’s Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview, reveals some of its secrets on why the job interview is so difficult and what candidates need to know to prepare.
During your job search process, you may get tied up in the process of submitting resumes, acing networking events, and perfecting your interview skills. What many job seekers forget is another hurdle to employment: background checks. But what will employers learn about you and how can you prepare for any background check when it comes to a new job? Check out these facts, along with tips on what to do before you apply for a job.
You’ve made it through the heap of resumes and got a call back for an interview. You have all the technical skills and experience, but still, it doesn’t mean you’re a shoe in for the job. Hiring mangers look beyond skills and experience when choosing the right candidate for their company. They have a list of ‘must have’ personality traits that transcend all jobs, whether it’s a secretary or CEO. Here’s a look at four character traits you want to have to help you land the job.
You applied for the job. Then, a hiring manager contacts you for an interview – fantastic! After jumping for joy for a few moments, you quickly stop and think, “Wait a second… How do I prepare for the big interview and land the job?” Here are seven tips to prepare for any job interview from the career and workplace experts at Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community.
The U.S. job market is a tough one right now. In some industries, there are numerous available positions waiting for job seekers to fill them; in others, the pickings are slim. And in all, competition for the best positions is fierce. After submitting dozens of resumes and cover letters, and wrestling for hours with online application systems that are anything but user friendly, landing an interview can feel like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Unfortunately, as the old saying goes, all that glitters is not gold. Consider the seven worst things about job interviews.
You’ve worked hard to prepare for your job interview. You’ve practiced answering questions – even those weird behavioral questions that interviewers tend to throw your way. You’ve thought about questions to ask your interviewer, and carefully selected anecdotes of your work experience that will let the employer know that you’re the right one for the job. But if you think you’re ready to go out and land that job – think again. You may not realize it, but it’s not what you say that can put you ahead of the candidate pack when you interview – it’s what you don’t say but are able to express through body language.
With more than 12 million Americans still unemployed and many overworked professionals contemplating the pursuit of greener pastures, it’s easy to see why competition for jobs is fierce in most industries.
Hiring managers and human resource professionals are looking for the best of the best within the resumes they receive and the interviews they conduct. Unfortunately, there are many opportunities for job seekers to go awry. If you’d like to avoid an extended unpaid vacation from the workforce, steer clear of these five ways to run your chances of getting the job.
There are certain times you should never be unprepared to properly respond. A job interview is definitely one of those times.
Always be mindful of the fact that the interviewer is looking to fill a position in which you have expressed an interest. This person is concerned with how the person across the desk (you) will benefit the company if hired.
If you were asked the following typical interview questions, consider what your answer would be.
“Proper” interview attire has traditionally meant formal business wear – think suit and tie for men, skirt suit and hosiery for women (even if it’s 100 degrees in the shade). Ask your mom, dad or grandparents what they wore to their last interview and you’ll get the picture. Fortunately, in many industries, extremely rigid dress codes have gone the way of typewriters, pagers and paper memos. Rather than forcing your fabulous sense of fashion or wildly appealing personality into the “standard” boring garb expected by interviewers in the olden days, consider the industry as well as your audience when choosing your interview attire.