Friday, August 17, 2012

Some good interview questions

I came across this article and liked the interview questions it had:

5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask Interviewers

Just remember to ask these questions within a pertinent context of the position you're interviewing for. These questions portray that you are a results driven person and that's what matters most to employers.

I also like the question about their employees' culture. After all in an interview you are investigating them just as much as they're investigating you.

Just a few more arrows for your quiver.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

His cell phone's ring back lost him the job.

You see a great job post online that seems to be just the right fit. You call in. After speaking with the recruiter, you both agree that this is a good fit. The recruiter sends your resume over to the hiring manager. The hiring manager picks up the phone and dials your number. As he waits for you to answer the voice of a popular adult cartoon show comes on, "I'd love to stay and chat but you're a total &!+$#." He hangs up with out leaving a message and you never know he called.

As a week goes by you are anxious so you call the recruiter back letting him know you are still interested. The recruiter calls the hiring manager. He tells the recruiter that he is looking for respectable professionals not kids he has to babysit.

Everyone loses. Unfortunately, this actually happened. If you're looking for a job you may want to recheck your ringbacks and VM playbacks to make sure this doesn't happen to you.

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Find a job using Twitter

I'm back! The summer has been a blast and business has been time consuming, but I can carve out some time to stay on top of my blog again.

Click here for some tips on using Twitter in your job hunt. It's not going to be your most aggressive strategy, but you need to have lots of strategies. If you're using Twitter correctly it will expand your network and build a qualified one. And networking is the BEST tool for finding a job.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Why did they ask that question in the interview?

Here is an article that I found that I thought was worth looking at. The title is a little too slighted for me but you should be aware of what HR folks can and cannot ask you in your interview.

I wouldn't suggest being too closed off in the interview despite this. Anyway, click here to read the article.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Forbes' mistakes to avoid in your job search

 

I enjoyed this article from Forbes.com on mistakes to avoid on your way to greatness and happiness.

If you're going to be successful in your job search, you will definitely want to avoid these mistakes.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Can employers use social media against you?

When you're looking for a job many companies are checking your social media, whether you like it or not. In fact, some employers are trying to monitor their employees' social media including getting their login info. Read this article on social media login requests from employers.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How should you ask for time off during the interview process?

 
Believe it or not, but you may very well find yourself in this situation someday. Maybe you already have. You are making a job change but you have plans for time off already set in stone. So how do you bring that up during the interview process?

The first question precedes this. Should you even share that at all? I've had many candidates bring this up throughout the years. What do you think?