So if a company asks the question, "What can you bring to the table if I hire you?" They are basically trying to asses whether you fill the needs they have when they posted the job. You see a company posts a job because they have a problem they need a certain skill set and … Read more
Is it a bad idea for a job seeker to crack a joke during a job interview as long as the joke isn't offensive? Well cracking a joke isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as it doesn't put you in a bad light.
For instance, you still need to make sure that you come … Read more
I don't see the harm in it, as long as your LinkedIn profile is up to date and well crafted.
The only time I would hesitate is if your page doesn't look up to scratch on LinkedIn, or needs some updating.
Otherwise it is good to add people that you have had professional connections with in real … Read more
If I just had a conversation with a recruiter should I invite them to be a LinkedIn contact? I would think that 's actually a pretty good idea. And the reason why is that on LinkedIn you can represent all your skills and all your accomplishments including recommendations that you have from previous employers or … Read more
If you are asked the interview question, "Do you make mistakes at work?" You answer has to be yes. There is just no way a human being can be perfect all the time and never make any mistakes. So the key thing to do is to explain how you make mistakes and how you avoid … Read more
If you are asked an interview question like, "What is your SAT score?" That's a pretty direct question. So there really isn't much you can do to dodge it. There are a couple of things you can do when addressing this question.
The first thing is that if you have a low SAT score but a … Read more
So how long should your answers be to general interview questions? I would say that a good length for an interview answer is going to be about 30 seconds to at most 2 minutes. If you can keep most of your answers to about a minute, that's a good place to be. You basically want … Read more
If you are leaving your current job, what's the right amount of notice to give them? In the US, the standard is to give a two week notice. Which gives them a bit of time to prepare for your transition. If you are in a complex job where you have a lot of technical know-how … Read more
As companies go through the job search and the hiring process, then need to slowly widdle down the lists candidates until they ultimately find the person they select. Over the course of that list, they go screen through resumes, do additional screening interviews and then do more final round interviews. So if you hear something … Read more
Is it a good idea to create a website for your resume? I just did little
research, and in 2012 there were a total of 634 million different websites out there.
So while creating a website for your resume isn't necessarily a bad idea if people are looking for you specifically. It's not going to be a way that employers … Read more
The most important factor as I look for when I am hunting for a job, is the position that is going to make me feel great every day, a job that I will be happy doing on a daily basis, and that I will be successful in.
So that means I look for positions … Read more
In general, I would advise against including your picture in your resume. Simply the way you look is not one of you skills
so it shouldn't help you get the job, except in cases where the way you look is important to the job. So if you are in a position like modeling or even some sales roles and … Read more
If you are asked the question "Why should we hire you?” You want to answer by showing that you solved the problems that caused them to post the job in the first place. Hiring someone is the solution to the problem that they are having. That problem is outlined in the job description.
So … Read more
How is it possible for someone to over achieve in their job? It is pretty difficult for someone to over achieve. Usually employers are thrilled when you go above and beyond their expectations. The only times I can see over achieving being an issue, if you happen to have a manager who is concerned … Read more
If you are asked, "What makes you unique from other candidates? Or
What gives you an edge from other applicants?" It is going to come down to
just a couple of factors.
First, it will come down to your skills and experience and how those are
unique from other candidates.
Secondly, you will also have to present your own motivations, … Read more
If you are asked the question, "What have you learned from your mistakes?" You want to answer that your mistakes have helped you perform your job better, and that you have learned how you can do things more effectively than in the past.Simply put, your mistakes were just you learning on how you can perform to your best.
If you are asked a question in the work place, "What motivates you most effectively and what do you find demotivating?" You want to identify the kinds of work that you enjoy doing and the kinds of work that really gets you energized that you could do all day and really perform well. Just … Read more
A structured interview is an interview where an interviewer has a preset group of questions that is going to be asked to
each and every candidate in the same sequence.
An unstructured interview is one where there isn't that structure. Where, interviewers are allowed to ask different
questions of different candidates based on context.
First, unless you're interviewing for a job in fashion, it's very unlikely that a specific suit of clothing will actually get you a job offer. That being said, if you happen to be dressed poorly, that can hurt your chances. So if your clothes are basically dirty, that can hurt your chances. It means … Read more