Q: As my grandma used to say, "I'm so low I could crawl under a snake with high hat on." I just got rejected for a new job from an interviewer who I was sure really liked me. This is my third "NO" in a row. Something is obviously wrong here. Could these interviewers be discriminating against me, or am I doing something wrong in the job interview? –Evan, Gilbert, ArizonaRead More
Q: It seems everyone I talk with is either hunting for a new job or afraid they will be tomorrow. I'm currently looking, and while I'm confident that my skills and background will stand out in a crowd, I'm not equally secure about my approach to interviewing.Read More
With last week's quiz, we covered some major issues involved in interviewing, trying to debunk a little of the bad advice that plagues job hunters seeking solid information. This week a new quiz looks at interviewing from the company's perspective, in order to help you understand what will make the best possible impression on a potential employer.Read More
Interviewing is an issue fraught with myth, controversy and sweaty palms. There are a myriad of books and articles on the subject, many of which conflict with one another. One expert will tell you to be yourself while another will intone with a flourish, "Job search is theater!"Read More
Networking is just one piece to the new-job puzzle. Another important device is the informational interview, a professional tool that is rarely used. With the rise in unemployment rates across the country, an informational interview could be vital to your professional growth.
"An informational interview is an opportunity for a potential interviewee to find out information about a company, position or particular career interest," says Sonia Taylor, vice president of training and development at INROADS. No matter where you are in your career, use the tools that are out there so you don't find yourself on the wrong path.Read More