Tag Archives: Job Interviews

6 Ways Your Job Search Is Being Suffocated

Job Search Suffocating

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…   

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What NOT To Do at a Job Interview [Infographic]

Job Interview Stories and Trends

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   

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What Does Your Non-Verbal Communication Say About You? [Infographic]

Non Verbal Communication Ethos3

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…

   

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Why Recruiters Ask The 5 Toughest Job Interview Questions

Toughest Job Interview Questions

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…   

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Cliche Killers: How Context Makes ‘Meh’ Career Skills Relevant Again

Meh Career Skills

Us career gurus often tell you to veer away from those “overly common” skills thateveryone puts on their resume: creativity, good communication skills, team player, independent thinker, goal-oriented, and the list goes on. Because here’s the thing guys – nobody ever gets hired because their resume states that they’re “creative”. The ironic thing about that is that creativity is still one of the most valuable assets a candidate can bring to the table, says Fortune 1000 executives in a recent MetLife study, right along with the ability to work in teams. And plenty of us are good at that, we list it on our resume, our LinkedIn profiles, we talk about it in the interview. But what’s missing?    

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Recruiter Insights: 15 Things I Look For During a Job Interview

Recruiter Red Rope

What exactly does a recruiter look for during a job interview?

I’ve created this handy-dandy guide to what I actually look for when I sit down and interview candidates for a job. Yes, obviously each interviewer and industry is different. However, these tips apply to most interviews, and most people…   

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