Long gone are the days of relying on references and canned questions to evaluate job candidates.
Today’s interview process has evolved to include pre-screening candidates online, using social media to determine personality traits, and methods for testing candidates’ knowledge and skills. And who really knows what tomorrow will bring?
Yes, recruiters spend an average of six seconds initially reviewing a resume. In the same time it takes you to watch a Vine, a recruiter decides whether you will move forward in the hiring process. Six seconds can change your life. This article shows you six ways to make sure your resume makes the best use of every second… and you get the interview. Be a Really Good Fit for the Job Obvious advice, but this truth is ignored by way too many job seekers. If you’re not qualified for the job… you will not be successful in the traditional application
As recent graduates have learned this summer, the job market is still a hot mess. Not enough jobs, too many applicants, and HR departments that move slower than anyone ever expected.
And then there are the issues job seekers bring on themselves; the mistakes that cost them interviews – and jobs…
Would you ever bring your parents to a job interview? Get that last second cigarette in so the smoker’s stench was extra pervasive? Maybe even have a strong drink or two beforehand to steady your nerves? Like you, we are surprised how many job seekers, if they were being 100% honest, would have to answer “yes” to those questions. Courtesy of Talener, we have this infographic that reveals some surprising stories and terrible trends as reported by recruiters and hiring managers. We’re calling it “What NOT To Do at a Job Interview” – and we hope the amusing examples enlighten
The top candidate doesn’t always get hired. Sometimes, it was something they said during the interview that takes them out of contention. And sometimes, it was something they didn’t say – at least out loud.
To understand the value of non-verbal communication, and how best to present yourself at your next job interview or networking meeting, check out this infographic from Ethos3.com…
During a job interview, there are five questions you must absolutely be ready to answer.
Why these five? Because recruiters and hiring managers have come to count on them as the best possible way to gauge your confidence, passion, sincerity and knowledge of the role for which you’ve applied as well as the mission of the company…