50 Worst of the Worst (and Most Common) Job Interview Mistakes You may have heard the horror stories—job hunters who take phone calls or text during an interview, or bring out a sandwich and start chomping, or brush their hair, or worse. You wouldn’t do any of those things, would you? Of course not. [See the best careers for 2010.] But there are tons of other job interview no-no’s you may not have thought of. Or that you’ve forgotten. [See how to answer 10 tricky interview questions.] 1. 4 Essential Questions to Ask at the End of a Job Interview “I am always surprised how some interviewees tend to trail off towards the end of an interview instead of finishing strong and leaving a lasting impression,” says Zachary Rose, CEO and founder of Green Education Services, a green jobs training firm in New York City. Whether you’re a senior preparing for campus recruiting or a recent graduate still hunting for a job, here are the top questions experts recommend asking at the end of a job interview to leave a great final impression on hiring managers and establish yourself as a top candidate. “Is There Any Reason Why You Wouldn’t Hire Me?” Kelsey Meyer, senior vice president of Digital Talent Agents in Columbia, Mo., says, “A recent candidate asked, ‘If you were to not offer the job to me, what would be the reason?’ This was extremely straightforward and a little blunt, but it allowed me to communicate any hesitations I had about the candidate before he left the interview, and he could address them right there.” Michael B. The Bottom Line
Interview Questions You Must Ask In many ways, moving ahead in our careers depends on our bosses: the people who can motivate us, advise us, challenge us, or — on the other hand — make our lives miserable. If you've never had a boss who made you miserable, consider yourself lucky. And if you want to wind up lucky in a new job, you need to know something about your would-be boss. That's why you should ask these three questions in your first or second interview to determine whether this is someone you’d want to work with: What words would you use to describe the people who report to you? What you want to hear: A quick answer with positive-sounding words like creative, smart, friendly, or talented. If you had a problem with something I did, how would you tell me? What you want to hear: A thoughtful answer spoken in a soft tone — something like, "I'd ask you to come into my office, explain why it was a problem, and ask why and how it happened. Mistakes happen, and they're often our best lessons for improving our skills.
Ten Choices You Will Regret in 10 Years “If only…” These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language. Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to this phrase of regret, and how to elude them: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Credits: Marc and Angel via whydontyoutrythis.com Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Life Skills in 31 Days — Series Wrap-Up Happy September first! Yesterday we completed the series we ran every day last month: Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days. The goal of the series was simple: to help young men heading out on their own for the first time learn some of the very basic life skills they would need to succeed at living independently. To this end, each day last month we published one article on a variety of basic life skills from personal finance to home-ec know-how. While we couldn’t have possibly covered every single skill a young man will need to know to successfully live on his own, I really believe we covered nearly all of the important essentials. If you missed any of the days during the series, or would like to go back and revisit them, here are links to all 31 articles: Day 1: Develop a Self-Reliant Mentality Day 2: How to Do Laundry Day 3: How to Open and Manage a Checking Account Day 4: Keep a Regular Grooming and Hygiene Routine Day 5: Create a Weekly Attack Plan Gone Fishin’!
How not to start your cover letter This was one of our most popular blog posts this year, and we think the advice is so good it should be repeated! If you’re looking for some awesome cover letter advice on how *NOT* to start your cover letter (and some great examples of how you should be starting it) then read on! On a weekly basis any hiring manager probably receives between 50 and … well, probably hundreds of resumes and cover letters. The key is to catch his or her attention from the start; and the best place to do that is in your cover letter. Here is the most boring intro line because everyone uses it: Please accept my resume for consideration of the (XYZ) position within your organization. What a snoozer! Administrative: If you are spending too much time compiling tedious lists of general office duties and administrative tasks, then I have the solution for you. Customer Service: It’s twice as hard to attract a new customer as it is to maintain an existing one. However … General: “Integrity. Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
Easy Answers to Tough Interview Questions | YellowBrickRoad If you were invited for an interview, you’ve conquered half the battle; the recruiter already thinks you can do the job based on your resume. The next half, though, is about proving them right. Things like body language or your outfit play a part, but only a supporting role to what really gets the spotlight: how you answer those tough questions. Here are some tips on how to deliver. Q: “Tell me a little about yourself.” What they’re really saying: “I’m trying to figure out why you want this job and if you’re a good fit.”What they’re not saying: “Tell me a funny story from your frat days or what you watched on Hulu last night.” There’s a way to be honest, express your individuality, and still tailor your answer to their expectations. A: “I studied social work at the University of Michigan because I knew it would be the best way to apply my passion for people. Notice that the answer has a chronological, thematic structure. Q: “What are your weaknesses?” Q: “How do you handle stress?”
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Wikunia - Wikipedia in a different way 10 Killer Interview Tactics You Ought to Know Job interviews can be a mystery. But you can find success if you follow the right job interview strategies. The following 10 tips are the best job interview strategies to follow if you want to ace your next interview. 1. One of the best job interview strategies that most candidates ignore is to study the current events of the company. 2. As a candidate, you should be very familiar with your resume. Related: What You Ought to Know About Resume Writing 3. Many candidates don’t properly prepare for a job interview. 4. After landing an interview, you need to study the job description to truly understand what the interviewer is looking for. 5. You know the saying, “There’s never a second chance to make a first impression?” 6. Making positive eye contact is one of the best job interview strategies to follow. Thus, it is very important that you make eye contact when you first meet interviewer and shake hands. 7. Just as eye contact speaks volumes about you, so does your body language. 8. 9.
45 Power Adverbs to Sprinkle in Your Resume Resume & CV Writing What adverbs will help your resume? Who knows. Well, we know actually and here’s the list. Use these adverbs to modify verbs when listing your skills and experience to make the text more engaging to the reader. AccuratelyActivelyAmbitiouslyAnalyticallyArtisticallyAssertivelyCompetentlyCompetitivelyConfidentlyConscientiouslyConsistentlyCooperativelyCourteouslyCreativelyDiligentlyEffectivelyEfficientlyEnergeticallyEnthusiasticallyImaginativelyIndependentlyIntellectuallyIntelligentlyLogicallyMeticulouslyPatientlyPerseveringlyPleasantlyPracticallyPreciselyProficientlyProgressivelyRationallyRealisticallyReliablyResourcefullyResponsiblySignificantlySteadilyStronglySubstantiallySuccessfullySupportivelyTechnicallyThoroughly Related: Key Action Words to Use in your Resume Image: Shutterstock Related Key Action Words to Use in your Resume The job of your resume is to get you an interview. February 12, 2010 In "Resume & CV Writing" A Checklist for the Perfect Resume June 13, 2015
Ask the Headhunter: The Magic Resume Calculator Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979, and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community over the past decade. In this special Making Sense edition of Ask The Headhunter, Nick shares insider advice and contrarian methods about winning and keeping the right job, on one condition: that you, dear Making Sense reader, send Nick your questions about your personal challenges with job hunting, interviewing, networking, resumes, job boards, or salary negotiations. No guarantees — just a promise to do his best to offer useful advice. Question: When you reply via email to a job ad, what is the preferred method of sending a cover letter and a resume? A formatted document, or plain text? Many don’t specify. Nick Corcodilos: First let’s use my Magic Resume Calculator to figure out how many resumes you should send out. How many resumes? I’m guessing 95 percent. Obvious, huh? How to format your resume Is the sender someone I know?