Those hours, days, and weeks between interviewing and waiting to hear back can leave even the most confident people questioning everything from their people skills to their personal hygiene habits. But how can you tell if you really bombed a job interview? For starters you can ask yourself these questions:
So you made it through the pre-screens and phone interviews, and got the call. The one that says show up at this place and this time for the big interview for the job you’ve always wanted. So on “Interview Day,” you are pumped and ready to hit the starting line and get the interview underway. But where exactly
Your resume can get you into the company for an interview but it is up to you to be able to sell yourself as the perfect match for the job. One thing that can help you to land the job, besides being qualified skill wise, is to practice answering common interview questions. Expecting common interview
When you watch movies that took place during the great depression or about unions striking, you will commonly see lines of people at the unemployment office or at a warehouse hoping that they get selected to work that day. It was a sad reality back then and remains true in some areas today. In the
One thing that you will want to do is prepare for your interview. There are too many individuals who mistakenly believe that all interviews are the same. Many interviews are similar in nature, but they are not all the same. In all honesty, it depends on the job that you are being interviewed for and
For many job seekers, the interview is the most difficult part of the job search process because of its impact on the hiring decision. An interview is similar to a sales meeting, only you’re forced into an unfamiliar marketing position where you’re both the salesperson and product. You usually have less than half an hour
We’ve all been there. Rejection hurts, and although the ego blow is a bit harsher in the dating world, it’s no fun in business, either. And it’s not just your dignity that smarts. Companies can spend hours of time and resources on courting the perfect candidate only to be left at the altar. On top
Do you ever wonder if all those resumes you’ve submitted are being held hostage in a virtual prison never to be seen by human eyes? If so, your suspicions are partly right.
“Could you interface with that team on its ad campaign that’s gone viral, and then circle back with me? If we can leverage similar assets, we’ll have a game changer.” Ever heard talk like that in your workplace? If it sounds familiar, it could be the buzzwords. “Leverage,” “interface,” and “circle back” are among the
You finally land an interview for a job you really want. You spend hours prepping for the meeting. You thoroughly research the company, practice responses to common interview questions, and develop a well-researched list of discussion topics.
Job seekers have long been advised to send targeted resumes and cover letters. By tailoring your application materials and playing up the skills and abilities most relevant to a specific position, you’re likelier to pique the interest of employers. But your customization efforts shouldn’t end there
Since “What Color Is Your Parachute?” by Richard Nelson Bolles was published 31 years ago, it’s become known to many as the job-hunters’ bible. The book, published by Ten Speed Press, has topped business bestseller lists and a new, revised edition is reissued annually. But does this book really deserve its iconic status? With unemployment
Job hunters who feel they made mistakes in interviews often fail to use one of the most effective tools at their disposal: a follow-up phone call. You may think that trying to bolster a shaky performance will only make matters worse, but you may be surprised at the results you get. Here’s what happened to
The ability to conduct an effective interview is a critical skill for all hiring managers. Knowing how to screen for the right candidate will save you the headache of a bad hire and help you assemble an all-star team, says career coach Cynthia Shapiro, author of the book “Corporate Confidential.” The goal of every hiring
The Star Trek transporter has just been invented. Spell out some of the effects on the transportation industry. Here’s another (actual) case which calls for strategy analysis. First of all, remember not to make any assumptions. Don’t apologize for not watching the show – ask your interviewer (who, if they’ve given you this question, is
Ok, now I have an informational interview… what the heck do I ask? While it’s true that an informational interview is based on the assumption that you don’t know a ton about the industry and you want to learn more, common sense tells you that you should know something about the industry. Your questions will