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You might go your whole career and never be asked an illegal job interview question—but it does happen on rare occasion. In this post, you’ll learn how to identify illegal interview questions and how to handle it if you’re asked one.
This post follows up the previous discussion about the basics of email etiquette with an overview of different types of email that might be sent while networking. As before, the post contains examples of wording for the various types of messages.
In this post, I will talk about some of the basics of email etiquette and how making the best use of emails can greatly contribute to a successful job search. I will identify different types of job search email and suggest some wording for these messages.
This is the second of a two-part series. This post explores the “brave new world” of the video computer / artificial intelligence interview where candidates do not interact with actual people but rather only with a computer or artificial intelligence.
This is the first of a two-part series. This post is devoted to the more traditional remote interviewing techniques, i.e., phone interviews and webcam interviews conducted by actual human beings.
It has been estimated by many studies—and confirmed by my own experience—that about 80% of job-seekers gain employment through some form of networking, referrals, and recommendations. This is a huge problem for introverts because networking is daunting, intimidating, and scary.
You may be prepared for all the possible questions, but a lack of awareness of interviewer styles could adversely affect your performance. Regardless of the type of interviewer you encounter, there are tactics to maintain your composure and leave a positive impression.
By Don Goldstein Photo by Joshua Ness Having had more than 50 jobs during the course of my career, I’ve used many methods to search for jobs from the more… Read the rest
Remote interviews where you and the interviewer are not physically in the same space present different challenges and thus demand a different approach and strategy. These are phone interviews, webcam interviews (often referred to as Skype interviews), and pre-recorded video interviews.
Even if you don’t get a job offer, you will have gained something valuable by going through the interview process: the more interviews you do, the better you get at them. Whatever the outcome, don’t get down on yourself. You should evaluate your performance and try to learn what you can do better next time.
Today's post deals with some of the hardest interview questions for students seeking non-academic positions. The good news about difficult interview questions is that that after some practice, they can actually become pretty easy.
A Mock Interview is a practice job interview. Doing one before an actual job interview can significantly improve your performance thus improving your chances of getting a job offer.