When it comes to your interview performance, you have to focus on more than just what you say, but also how you say it. In fact, you could give all the right answers, yet if your body language says otherwise, it’s not going to make a favorable impression. What are some bad habits to avoid? Here’s a look. (more…)
When a hiring manager first meets you, they’ll evaluate you within a few short seconds. This first impression they get from you will form the basis of their overall opinion. It’s therefore difficult to undo if it’s negative. To make the most favorable impression, here are a few tips to follow: (more…)
Once you make it through the interview process, you need to be ready to provide a list of references. But whom should you ask and how can you best prepare them? Here’s everything you need to know about choosing references and increasing your chances of getting the job. (more…)
You just successfully completed a job interview. Good work!
The next step is to send a polished thank you email to your interviewer and further demonstrate your enthusiasm (and competency!) for the position.
It’s tempting to simply copy/paste an email template that you find online. However, to truly come across as a unique candidate, personalization is key. (more…)
Before you head to a job interview in person, you’ll likely have to go through a phone screen. Employers rely on these because they’re an efficient way to filter out applicants that are a weak fit and schedule face-to-face interviews with those that are the best fit.
But when it comes to preparing for one, you need to approach it just as seriously as you would a regular, in-person interview. To help you in the process, here are the top phone interview questions to get ready to answer. (more…)
Most job candidates (57%) don’t send thank-you notes after an interview.
Here’s why that’s good news for you.
In today’s world of social distancing and Zoom meetings, virtual interviews are becoming the norm. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, studies showed around 75% of hiring executives used video interviews to connect with leading candidates. (more…)
Hiring mistakes are costly. In fact, one survey found that companies lost $14,900 on every bad hire in 2017.
Unfortunately, mishires are all too common with 74% of employers saying they've hired the wrong person for a position.
These numbers suggest that steps in the hiring process are flawed. The interview is a top suspect since companies normally lean heavily on interviews to choose a candidate. According to Murray Resources, 90% of survey respondents ranked the interview as the first or second most important factor in the hiring decision. (more…)
Your interview is wrapping up, and you aced every question. You’re anxious to get out of the office and breathe a sigh of relief. But in your haste, don’t make a common mistake that many candidates do: not asking interview questions. (more…)
It’s the stuff of nightmares. You’re in the middle of an interview, answering questions with ease. Suddenly, the hiring manager throws out a curveball question. You either don’t know the answer or aren’t quite sure how to respond. You freeze, then what? (more…)