Topic: job interview

How Not To Blow The Interview Your Job Search Landed You

How Not To Blow The Interview Your Job Search Landed You

The job search is tedious, time consuming, exhausting, and a bunch of other things we don’t even want to bring up. The feeling of receiving an invitation to interview can leave you both overjoyed and overwhelmed. With growing fears of prolonged gaps of unemployment, especially for older job seekers, developing a job search strategy that really works means there’s no room to blow your chances of getting hired during your interview.
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4 Tips For The Interview Follow-Up

4 Tips For The Interview Follow-Up

So you impressed HR with your resume and landed an interview with the hiring manager and a few select employees. You met with the group, and you’re so confident in your performance that you’d be surprised if the company doesn’t erect statues depicting your glory.

But a few weeks have gone by and you haven’t heard a thing. What happened? You failed proper interview follow-up etiquette. More »

Enlightning Study Shows Why You Shouldn’t Hire The Most Beautiful Person

Enlightning Study Shows Why You Shouldn't Hire The Most Beautiful Person

A study today out of London found that three fifths of people form their opinion of someone within just five seconds of meeting them and more than a third said appearance was everything when forming first impression. Almost half of Britons revealed that appearance is the most important factor to consider in an interview situation – over experience or qualifications. A third of respondents admitted to judging a colleague on their first day of work based on the clothes they were wearing. This means that when hiring people we tend to lean towards the more attractive. But you may want to be careful of this because another new study says that “gorgeous” people are often less outgoing, less friendly and self obsessed and maybe not an ideal employee. More »

Is It Good To Give A Job Candidate Negative Feedback Like Maggie On Gallery Girls?

Is It Good To Give A Job Candidate Negative Feedback Like Maggie On Gallery Girls?

Last night’s Gallery Girls season finale was pretty disappointing and well, just really depressing. I mean we saw some happiness for Amy Poliakoff but for Maggie Schaffer, a 20-something woman who has been working as an intern at the Elie Klein gallery for three years (or three months according to him) and was finally (it seemed) about to get a paying job at the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, we saw real sadness. After interviewing twice at a gallery (one interview included working for a day), they brought her in a third time to not only tell her she didn’t get the job but why she didn’t get the job. They basically told her she was not meant for a career in the art world. It was pretty tough to swallow, but it makes me wonder, should you tell a job candidate why they aren’t getting the position? More »

5 Ways To Make Yourself More Memorable To Recruiters

5 Ways To Make Yourself More Memorable To Recruiters

It is in every job seeker’s best interest to develop a strong rapport with the person doing the hiring. When you make yourself memorable to the recruiting manager you can leave the interview with your head held high and oozing with confidence. But, what many job seekers fail to consider is the many other candidates who are doing the same thing, and who also hit it off with the interviewer. So the question is – how do you make yourself more memorable than the rest? More »

3 Ways To Revamp Your Wardrobe For Fall

3 Ways To Revamp Your Wardrobe For Fall

As you prepare for summer fading to fall, your interview wardrobe should anticipate the change as well. The air is getting cooler, and you probably have your favorite football team’s jersey ready to go on game day — but don’t forget that your professional attire needs to be updated for fall as well.
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5 Fashion Trends To Leave Out Of Interviews

5 Fashion Trends To Leave Out Of Interviews

The days are long, the weather is hot, and your interview is looming. Whether this interview is in-person or through online video, you’ll have some serious sartorial choices to make. It’s stressful enough dressing for a normal job interview, but when you throw the high temperatures of summer into the mix things can get even more complicated.

After all, you want to look cool, confident, and self-possessed. These are hard attributes to convey when you’re sweating up a storm in uncomfortable clothing. Some summer job seekers, however, go a little too far in the other direction. With the June jobs report looking less than sunny, you can’t really afford not to put your best foot forward. And that foot should probably not be wearing beach sandals. More »