Building interview rapport is difficult. You are nervous. The employer is stressed (likely because they have work backing up due to the staff vacancy). And time is of the essence.
So in your next interview, remember to take the lead in building interview rapport, and see where it takes you…
One page resumes need to die? Absolutely, positively, and unequivocally. Unfortunately, the myth of one page resumes keeps getting perpetuated by well-intentioned yet hopelessly outdated career centers advising people to keep it short and sweet. But the real problem lies in the fact that in containing a compelling work history to only a single page, many people don’t really get to tell the whole story.
Here are some tips that will help you network with human resources contacts at target companies.
Your goal: build meaningful relationships with HR professionals that will serve as champions for your job search…
Key clues happen during interviews that can help you understand what it might be like to work at that company. And even more importantly, there are also cues as to whether you’d even like the person who would be your supervisor. Getting to the heart of work culture and management styles is precisely the reason to plan on interviewing the interviewer.
Extra interview prep is taking what normal people do to prepare for an interview… and putting it on steroids. Will you use all of the knowledge that you gain in the interview? Possibly not.
But what you do gain is important: CONFIDENCE.
Discussing your reason for leaving a previous employer can be tricky, especially when you didn’t really have a say in the matter. Unfortunately, a lot of online applications force you to answer without letting explain why you left. Here is a glossary of terms you might consider using to spin your reason for leaving your previous employer: