You’ve applied for some jobs for which you’re well-qualified, and now you’re getting ready to wow them in the interviews. How you carry yourself in those interviews not only indicates what a smart and thorough employee you’d be. You’re also demonstrating something very important to recruiters: your interest in each specific company… i.e. you want that job… not just a job.
Before your interview, use these online resources to prepare for your interviews and blow away your competition:
impressions. Or rather, a series of first impressions.
How you present your personal brand both online, and in your resume and cover letter is usually where it starts. This carries through to when you arrive for your first interview. One of the most important moments in terms of making an impression – if not THE most important moment – happens when the employer finally gets to see you live and in person…
When you think of a job interview you most often think of a discussion between you and a recruiter or hiring manager, one-on-one. Some companies, however, use group, or “panel” interviews to screen candidates.
If you can get past the intimidation factor, and if you’re prepared, panel interviews can work in your favor…
Statistically speaking, most resumes – no matter how good we think they are – suck. Within the first 6 seconds of review, at least 60% of resumes are thrown away by hiring systems or recruiters.
Changing your resume from a “1 in 500” – and being seen as just another also-ran – to the “1 in 10” that got the interview, can be accomplished with relatively little effort. Here are the steps to build a truly great resume – and their theoretical impact (from the recruiter perspective) on how a resume moves through the decision-making process:
Informational interviews are one of the most effective, yet under-utilized networking and job search techniques. Unlike a job interview, in an informational interview you will be asking all the questions… and the quality of those questions (as well as your ability to listen and learn) will determine how much you, and the interviewee, gain from the experience.
To help you make the most of your info interview opportunity, here are 25 questions you should consider asking that person on the other side of that latte…
We’ve all heard of Google’s eccentric hiring process, from the infamous brain teasers (“How many golf balls can you fit on an airplane?”) to the eccentric intern activities portrayed in the movie “The Internship.” In the words of Owen Wilson’s character, “We’re looking at some sort of mental ‘Hunger Games’ against a bunch of genius kids for just a handful of jobs.” Hundreds of applicants do find themselves vying for a single position, and those who make it through the screening process must be as good in person as they are on paper. For many employers, one of the biggest