Interview Advice (67)
Anyone can feel interview jitters before an interview, so why wouldn’t you? The opportunity is finally here for you to turn things around after a long period of being unemployed or to get away from a bad boss.
In this day and age, some job seekers are trying to dismiss the notion that a cover letter is important. If you are one of those who think that a cover is no longer relevant, then you need to hear this message: A cover letter is still and will always be important when you’re applying for a job.
A gap in work history used to be a disadvantage in landing a job. Or in getting invited for an interview. Employers worried that such a resume gap meant out of date skills, and perhaps a decreased work ethic.
For some top firms, that view has changed.
You have done your research and found yourself a couple of job openings. You already possess all of the necessary qualifications and know that you are a strong candidate, so you went ahead and sent them the necessary information. You got yourself invited for an interview, and because of your preparation, you did well. Now the only thing that’s left to do is to wait.
Every day there are contributing factors to our stress levels. As much people would like to live a stress-free life, this is just not possible. There will always be things that will cause us stress—some within our control, and some not. No one wants to have stress in their system because it can affect our mental and physical well-being.
Your job search is at a standstill. You have been sending applications tirelessly for the past few weeks but can’t get seem to go over the hump. It feels like no one is interested enough to use your services. If this looks like it’s starting to become a pattern, then you may be doing something to prevent yourself from getting interviews.
Hiring is a big decision for any company; it can either help a company to prosper or hold it back. Before hiring, interviewers sift through applicants carefully in order to hire the best one. Still, even though hiring someone is a big decision, managers make mistakes in their interviewing, leading to bad hires. Here is a list of common interviewer mistakes:
Most people remember bad events more than good ones. Psychologists say that the brain processes positive and negative events differently. They say that negative events involve more thinking and are processed more thoroughly than positive events.
This is further illustrated by how you will remember losing $100 more than earning $100. With this in mind, we should also remember how we need to end an interview strongly lest all of your efforts be wasted.
In a perfect world, every citizen would be holding a permanent position with one or two employers until his or her retirement. In reality, the economy is unstable and companies often lay off good employees simply for financial reasons.
In a time when many are laid off and are struggling financially, it is understandable to see people accepting jobs just to keep a roof over their heads.
So now, you find an opening that feels like the perfect opportunity for a permanent position. You’ve had several short-term gigs. The question is: Do you put them in your resume?
Most applicants come to an interview with the wrong mindset. Often, this is why they don’t get hired even when they have the necessary skills and experience. The problem is that they have the applicant’s mindset.
When you come to an interview you should be there with an employer’s mindset. Why? Because this will help you understand what goes through their mind when they interview an applicant. Using this knowledge, you can prepare for an interview with the right mindset.