Here’s a nightmare scenario: You’ve done countless hours of preparation for your job interview, to the point where you are very confident about your chances. So naturally, you forget all of your talking points when it comes time to talk to the hiring manager.
Every job seeker is aware of the two dominant forms of job interviews: The in-person and interview and the phone interview. While these two are the ones employers use most often, the video interview is beginning to gain traction, giving job hunters something else for which they need to prepare.
Did you know that showing up to a job interview with a questionable outfit can be enough to cost you the job? It doesn’t seem fair, but the truth of the matter is employers really do care that you show up to their office dressed appropriately.
The key to a successful job search is maximizing the way you use your time. If you spend too much of your time focusing on one aspect of the search, you will find you have less time for other important tasks. That’s why you need to create a priority list to ensure that you are making the best use of your time each day.
Everyone has a bad habit or two that they work hard to kick. These are usually minor annoyances — like biting your nails or fidgeting — but when it comes to your job search, bad habits can lead to poor results.
They say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is especially true when it comes to the job search; if your cover letter doesn’t immediately impress the employer, chances are you are already out of the running.
The Internet has transformed the way people look for jobs. Instead of circling wanted ads in the newspaper, job seekers are taking to online job boards and social media to find their next career. The online job search has its advantages, but it can also be intimidating to the uninitiated.
You’ve successfully navigated your way through the job interview process and have now been offered the position. That means your work is done, right? Not quite. There’s still one hurdle to get through before you can celebrate: The salary negotiation.
It’s the goal of every nonprofit job seeker to wow the hiring manager but accomplishing that is not as simple as having an impressive resume. You must also demonstrate to him that you have the skills and temperament to be a good employee. Below are five items that employers like to see in job candidates before they consider bringing them on board:
The fact that you don’t hear back from a prospective employer after you send your resume doesn’t mean they are not interested in you. While silence is often interpreted as disinterest, it can also be a result of the business of the hiring manager. That’s why job seekers should always follow-up with the organization shortly after submitting their application.
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