There are two important reasons to turn the tables on your interviewer before you leave the room. First, asking pointed questions can help you determine if this is or isn’t the right job for you. Of course you’ll need to impress your interviewer if you hope to receive an offer, but you have every right …
If you’re a job seeker and you’ve been on the receiving end of any of the disrespectful moves listed below, you aren’t alone. But take heart; smart employers are starting to recognize that an imbalanced job market doesn’t give them free rein to treat applicants poorly. Meanwhile, the faster you shake off the effects of these rude behaviors and move on to the next potential job, the faster you’ll get where you need to be.
Being rejected is not fun. If you’re in an extended job search, every call you don’t get feels like a fresh rejection, and that can wear down your confidence fast. That’s a problem, because your confidence and energy level are two of the first things your network – and recruiters – notice about you. Here are some tips on how to boost your confidence.
Your next job interview is not a matter of life or death, (although it may feel like it to you) but a checklist is a great idea to help you remember important steps no matter how nervous you are.
In a tight labor market, there’s only one thing worse than not getting the job of your dreams; not getting the job you could have done in your sleep. There are many reasons that jobseekers consider jobs for which they are overqualified. In a recession, high level jobs may be scarce and competition intense. When you transition from one industry or career to another, you may be forced into looking for entry level jobs in the new field, no matter how far you had advanced in your former career. Baby Boomers are opting for jobs that offer more time for family and quality of life. Others, seeking more meaning in their careers, are looking for opportunities in mission based companies or non-profits, even if the jobs pay less.
As a new graduate competing in the job market against more experienced workers, it’s easy to become intimidated, especially in this economy. After all, what can you possible offer against years of experience in the field and impressive skill sets? The answer is easy, if you have the confidence to market yourself.
A panel interview consists, as you might imagine, of a group of interviewers instead of a single person. The panel interview is a time-saving method for companies who wish to have several representatives from different parts of the company see a candidate. Instead of scheduling several interviews over a period of days or weeks, the company reps can all see the candidate at once. They also have the advantage of seeing the candidate at the same time and hearing the question responses in the same context.
Great phone skills make great first impressions. Working on yours can give you an edge even before the interview.
The primary difference between traditional and behavioral based interviewing is that traditional interviewing asks generalized questions such as, “What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?” while Behavior-Based Interviewing (BBI) asks for specific examples from the recent past, such as: “Give me an example of a time recently when you needed to adjust quickly to new information. What did you do and how did it turn out?”
With traditional interview questions becoming stale, many recruiters believe that behavioral-based interviewing (BBI) is the key to predicting how a candidate would perform on the job and fit into the organization. The driving concept behind BBI is that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.