Putting your picture, listing your marital status, age, or religious affiliation on your resume is appropriate in other countries. However, this practice makes American Human Resource staff shriek in horror.Continue reading “Can Employers Ask That? Identifying and responding to illegal job interview questions, innocent or otherwise.”
The Tell Me About…question is one of the most common starting point for the majority of interviews. These infamous words, “Tell Me About…..” is the interviewer’s opportunity to begin what is called a series of open ended questions, geared toward getting the dialogue between you and the interviewer started. Continue reading “The Most Important Question…Tell Me About Yourself”
This year marks the 10th anniversary for our blog. Yes, that means it’s time to celebrate! In ten years a myriad of changes have taken place, such as the popularity of blogging, social media and the way we use both to stay informed and find jobs. No longer are the days where we have to travel from company to company dropping off resume’s and filling out application. Today, you can sit at home, log onto your computer and apply to dozens of jobs before dinner. Oh, how times have changed.
Let’s switch roles for a moment. You are employed, your Office Manager informs you that the HR Representative will be out for a period of time and he/she would like YOU to conduct an interview this week! I feel anxious just writing about it. But relax. I have a few suggestions that will help you conduct an effective interview without having to frantically search Google for help.
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