interview tips Tag

While you may be searching hard to find your dream job, rejection can be difficult to overcome. You may have thought you were the perfect candidate and the job was yours — only to find out otherwise. While there may be many reasons why you...

No two job interviews are the same. Each candidate has their own set of answers, some better than others. There are lots of possibilities for how you’ll answer the tough questions that come your way, but there are some definite no-nos that any interviewee should avoid. Here are 5 of the worst things to say in an interview and why you should avoid uttering these words the next time you’re in the hot seat and looking for a new job. job interview

These days, we are just spoilt for choice. The simple job search tips we held dear twenty years ago have been discarded. Why? Because time marches on. Fifteen years ago, we followed up on job inquiries with a telephone (and silent prayer). Ten years ago, we counted ourselves lucky because we could email resumes and cover letters instead of licking envelopes and stamps. But today, we update LinkedIn profiles, search for jobs on Indeed.com, check salaries on Glassdoor.com and apply for positions on company websites. You should still employ K.I.S.S. -- Keep It Simple, Stupid -- when on a job search. simple job search tips

Some simple job search tips that are as good as new:

If you are new to the hiring process, or a veteran looking to improve your vetting skills, read on. We have a few unusual hiring tips that you may not have thought of. Most of those who hire regularly have gotten good at spotting red flags like gaps on resumes, or noting bad communication skills during the interview.  But these extra efforts could be incredibly helpful in really learning all you can about your candidate. unusual hiring tips

Some unusual hiring tips to consider:

You already have the basic interview must-dos down – on time (or a little early), neatly dressed, easy on the perfume or cologne, etc. But everyone knows that, right? So what interview tips can you follow to edge out the others and get the best chance possible of landing the job? Interview tips

Here are interview tips that go above and beyond:

Interviews are stressful to almost everyone. You want to sound great, but not arrogant, accomplished but not overqualified, enthusiastic but not overeager. So what can you do? Well, you can practice with friends or family (maybe not colleagues if you don’t want your boss to find out), you can study your resume extensively so that you do not stumble over answers, and you can make sure you are prepared for tough but common interview questions (see our post on Five Hard Interview Questions and How to Answer Them for more on that). But here’s the not-so-great news. What you don’t say can also greatly influence how your interview goes. Sometimes your interviewer will consciously notice these unspoken things, sometimes it’s more subconscious, but it will dissuade them from moving forward. non-verbal interview tips

We offer these non-verbal interview tips to keep in mind: