It would be a shame to put so much time into prepping for an interview, only to derail it because you made a mistake before you even had a chance to shake the Hiring Manager’s hand. Most of your attention is going to be on the face-to-face portion of your interview, but it’s worth remembering that your interview will start the moment you arrive on location. Here are three things that can ruin your interview even before you actually meet the Hiring Manager.
Would you like fries or a salad with your entree? How about a refill on your iced tea? These are not the type of questions you would typically be asked during a job interview, but in the case of a lunch interview, you can expect to hear them alongside “Tell me a little bit about yourself” and “What is your biggest weakness?” While you shouldn’t expect a lunch interview in your job search, they are common enough that you should know how to navigate them. Let’s tackle a few of the most commonly asked questions people have about these types of interviews:
“What are your biggest strengths?” – Every Hiring Manager in Every Job Interview
According to Glassdoor, this is the most common interview question Hiring Managers ask during an interview. In other words: you will be asked this question, in some form or another.
So… how should you answer it?
Thinking about taking your talents to a new company? With low unemployment, it’s a job seekers’ market, so it makes sense that you may want to dip your toes into what else is out there, even if you still like your current job. It never hurts to explore and learn more about your market value. You’ve spent all these years mastering your skills, so why not see how much these skills are worth at other companies?
So how exactly do you pull off a job search on the down low without your current employer finding out? Mostly, it’s about keeping your search as separate as possible from your daily work life and making sure you don’t make some easily avoidable mistakes. Such as:
Got a job interview in a few days? You probably have a lot on your mind, and unfortunately, not all of it is good (where are those lucky socks?). While you may be focused on the things you think you can’t control, let’s put your mind at ease about one thing: you can absolutely, positively make it to your interview on time. No, it’s not magic; you just have to follow three easy steps:
Do you have well-meaning friends and family members who love to share their opinions on what your resume should look like? Do many of these opinions conflict with each other? Don’t worry, we can help straighten some things out. Let’s go over three of the most commonly asked resume questions:
The new year is full of resolutions, and two of the more popular ones you’ll see that are at the top of people’s lists involve getting in better shape, and finding a new job. While toning your glutes and looking for a new employer may not really seem to overlap, the strategies you use to succeed in both endeavors are surprisingly similar. Whether you want to keep up going to the gym, or take the next step on your career path, here are four things you need to do:
You can expect that at some point salary will be part of any new job discussion. With this in mind, you need to have a well-developed sense of the value you can bring to a company and an idea of what a position in your area typically pays. By knowing this, you can negotiate and speak intelligently about the job you are seeking. Here are a few tips to help you come up with a target salary.
Looking to get a useful holiday gift for those in your life who are currently looking for a job? As Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, here are some great items to pick up for those who are on the search for a new career opportunity.