Ever participate in an interview when you wish you were somewhere else? Let me suggest four types of nightmare interviews and what to do about it. The Sphinx Interviewer: This can be one of the most challenging interviews. Sometimes the interviewer is creating a void for you to fill. Be careful you don’t ramble on. Other times the interviewer is uncomfortable in the role of interviewer. … Continue reading the story "NIGHTMARE INTERVIEWS"
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According to CareerBuilder, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring them. There are good reasons why hiring managers decide NOT to hire a candidate based on their social media content. There are also good reasons why hiring managers decide to HIRE candidates partly because of what’s on their social media’s profile. You should understand what these reasons are and what to … Continue reading the story "WHAT HIRING MANAGERS SEE"
In order to understand an effective career strategy, you first need to understand what’s going on in the marketplace, and also how you best present yourself within it. Here are some informational pieces that begins to address your strategic and tactical issues. At the macro level:
- One major trend is that companies are hiring from within more often. Internal promotions are increasing over external hires. Why? Because … Continue reading the story "UNDERSTAND CAREER STRATEGIES"
Technology has made life so much easier and more difficult at the same time, over the past 10 years. On the dark side, we are victims of scams, identity theft and hacking. Now a new cause for concern (at least it’s new to me): Fake jobs. The way it works is a job opening is posted on the web or even placed in your local newspaper. … Continue reading the story "FAKE JOBS"
What are the reasons you would consider not continuing an interview? I can think of a few bad interviews I experienced that I knew were going nowhere. On one occasion, the interviewer asked my name and if I had a copy of my resume. Obviously, the interviewer was unprepared and lacked interest in me as a candidate. There may be situations where you would like to … Continue reading the story "TERMINATE AN INTERVIEW?"