Archive for category Interviewing

Hey Young Job Seekers, Check Your Mom At The Door

Human resources workers increasingly complain about millennials showing up unprepared or acting unprofessionally at job interviews. And with 44 percent of millennials underemployed, their parents may actually be more to blame than a weak job market.

Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm, said millennials rely too much on their [...]

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10 Things Not To Do In An Interview

It’s a potential life-changing event—yet so many people get it wrong. I’m talking about going for an interview for a position you really want; one that could have a dramatic impact on the rest of your life.
So, why is it that so many prospective employees don’t seem to grasp the essentials of getting the interviewer [...]

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Bring Back the Romance (A Message to Hiring Managers)

Go back in your mind to your dating years and think of a time when you first met someone who sparked your interest. No doubt, you made it a point to put your best foot forward, to show them what a great catch you were and then went on to give them clues that you [...]

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These 5 Interview Blunders Will Probably Kill Your Job Prospects

It’s time to shine in your big interview. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, of course.

Let me count the ways: arriving late, crazy hygiene (I’ve seen it) and being rude, just to name a few. Yet, among all the ways an interview can go sideways, I’ve found there are five fatal blunders that stand out [...]

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Why Google Wants New Hires Who Are Humble And Argue

If you’re going to make it at Google, you clearly need smarts. But you also need humility. Google’s Human Resource VP explains.
Google used to be known for having an idiosyncratically intense hiring process: solve a Rubik’s cube while doing a headstand, guess the total number of pubs in England, that sort of thing. Those rigors [...]

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5 Expert Tips for Following Up After a Job Interview

The big job interview you’ve been prepping for and stressing over for days or weeks is over, and you can finally breathe a sigh of relief — except now comes the hard part: Waiting to hear back.
You’re excited about the opportunity, and you want to do everything in your power to present yourself as the [...]

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