How Hiring Managers Prepare for Interviews

How Hiring Managers Prepare for Interviews

Job seekers are notoriously known for having certain pre-interview rituals – whether it’s for practicality, like reviewing the company’s website, or personal motivation (power poses!). Interviews, however, are a two-way street and certainly, interviewers have their own routines that they have implemented to keep them motivated during this time. We have gone to the hiring experts to find out: what are some things you do either before or during an interview to make sure that both you and the interviewee have a positive experience?

Cory Collins of  Ample Opportunity, Inc says:

I’ve literally conducted thousands of job interviews during my 10+ years as a […]

4 Hiring Experts Share: 9 Reasons Why We Dismiss Potential Candidates

4 Hiring Experts Share: 9 Reasons Why We Dismiss Potential Candidates

We have all read countless articles during the job search process to help us avoid potential pitfalls as we enter this stressful time. Are you sending out tens or hundreds of resumes and aren’t landing a single interview or even a polite email back? What could possibly be going wrong that is preventing hiring managers from reaching out to you?

We consulted with 4 hiring experts to ask them why they overlook candidates and what can be done differently to make your application SHINE.

 

Danica Kombol of Everywhere Agency, a social media and influencer marketing agency, shared her take on this […]

How to Avoid Unsuitable Interviews

How to Avoid Unsuitable Interviews

Well, there went your morning.  That job interview you just had? It wasn’t what you thought it would be.

Before each interview, you prepare, you suit up, you commute. You wait your turn. You fill out forms. Finally, you’re called into the interview. You dutifully answer questions, showing your best self in the process. But sometimes, soon into the interview, you and the employer realize it is not going to be suitable arrangement. Can these interviews be easily avoided?

Yes. With today’s convenient technologies, applicants as well as employers no longer have to waste time on fruitless interviews.

How?

For applicants: By utilizing a […]

Top 6 Points to Include In Your Video Cover Letter Script

Top 6 Points to Include In Your Video Cover Letter Script

Applying online for a job? So of course you are preparing your video cover letter for your professional profile. But what should you say, exactly? Since video cover letters shouldn’t be longer than a minute, you’ve got to pack in the best of yourself, succinctly. Bang for buck – that’s what you’re going for.

The key to success is a script. Just as you might rewrite an email or paper cover letter a few times over, so too should you prepare your video cover letter.  Here are the top six points to include in your script, each one […]

Top Ways to Relax During a Live, Online Video Interview

Top Ways to Relax During a Live, Online Video Interview

Did you think your upcoming interview would be a breeze just because it’s online? When there’s no need to stare someone in the face across a two-person table, the atmosphere should feel more relaxed, right? Wrong.  An online video interview can be just as nerve-racking as an in-person interview.

Since online video interviews are becoming increasingly popular, we’ve put together some tips to help you relax during your online video interview.  So, here goes:

Prepare the setup

At least one full day before the interview, arrange your interview area completely. Think of it as cooking your meal, and setting your dinner table, well […]

What’s a Video Cover Letter?

What’s a Video Cover Letter?

With the advent of smartphones and tablets, video is now routine. Baby taking his first steps? Video it. Just climbed the Eiffel Tower? Video it. A clown’s on stilts in center city? Video that, too.  Whatever moment you wish to capture, you can do so by video. You can even use apps like Glide for instant video messaging. Not to mention, you can engage in live video conversations and conferencing with Skype and other programs right on your hand-held device. It therefore stands to reason that the prevalence of video would start taking hold in the job application process. And […]

The Secret to Securing an Interview in Today’s World

The Secret to Securing an Interview in Today’s World

Still looking for a job, despite a fabulous resume? It’s a problem many people face. You work hours upon hours tweaking your resume based on the latest advice, and then you have several people proofread it, perhaps even including professional resume “crafters.” After it’s in stellar shape, you send off your resume to tens, if not hundreds of job postings, along with the requisite carefully-worded cover letter.

But then what? No responses. Nothing. Nada. Zip. As if you’re throwing your resume into some big, black resume hole. You can’t get past the resume filter in order to […]

The Value of a Graduate Degree

The Value of a Graduate Degree

The emphasis on getting a good college education has resulted in millions of people getting associates and bachelor‘s degrees in order to find a good job. However, there is now a growing movement to get a graduate degree in order to increase the employment chances and benefits upon getting the job.

What is a Graduate Degree?

Essentially, a graduate or post-graduate degree is a Master‘s or Doctoral degree in a particular field. Generally speaking, a Master‘s Degree generally requires up to 36 credit hours of additional courses while a Doctoral degree is an additional 16 to 30 credit hours or more of […]

How to Ensure You‘re Ready for an Interview

How to Ensure You‘re Ready for an Interview

Interviews are incredibly stressful for many people. There is a lot of pressure that comes with looking for a new job and trying to impress potential employers. It is important to prepare ahead of time to make sure you are ready for anything that might come your way during the interview. You want to present yourself as professional, pleasant to work with, and above all, knowledgeable about the position you are applying for and the company in general. It sounds intimidating, but with some prep work, you‘ll have a killer interview.

Start by reviewing the job description, and comparing the requirements […]

The Relevance of Soft Skills in the Interview Process

The Relevance of Soft Skills in the Interview Process

In this competitive world, it is an everyday phenomenon that we are required to make a conscious choice between different individuals during the course of various activities, interviews, and other which people to engage with in business. In fact, in an HR manager’s career it is one of the main jobs to pick and choose employees from among a pool of candidates seeking employment.

In almost every career, the recruiting process requires a selection from hundreds, thousands or, in some cases, millions of candidates who have similar qualifications, age and other requirements for employment. So, how does the management come to a […]