Interviewing

9 Truths HR Will Never Tell a Job Candidate

I’d like to offer I was a bit loose with the title. The Human Resources persona is not technically correct. Those that sit on the interviewer’s side of the table can be from HR (or Recruitment), but many are hiring officials or other employees. I’ve worked with several hundred HR resources during

10 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job Interview

Have you ever been in a job interview where you needed to balance that queasy feeling in your stomach? I’m not speaking about the one from your nerves. I mean the sudden dizziness induced by your excessive eyebrow raising as you continually thought that question was odd. Oftentimes, job candidates overlook an

Develop a Winning Company Culture with These 20 Traits

When researching for my most recent book, The Hiring Prophecies: Psychology behind Recruiting Successful Employees, I spent considerable time evaluating the leading predictors of recruiting and retention success. That research, which included insight from more than ten thousand employees and two hundred companies over a ten-year span, taught me many things. One

Ace Your Telephone Job Interview in 8 Steps

I’ve written dozens of blog posts related to job interviewing, but I thought it was time to focus on what has become very popular in our time-compressed world—the telephone interview. Companies are using them more often with job candidates and not solely for their first screening attempt. Beyond introductory Human Resources or

9 Worst Job Search Mistakes by Recent College Graduates

As young adults about to enter the day-in-and-day-out lifestyle, you’ll quickly discover there are basically three types of people in this world: those that don't, those that do, and those that do effectively. You’ll need to be part of the latter group to succeed at your very first professional job search. The

Time for a Social Media Shower?

Social media is fun! You can stay connected with your friends, laugh at the funniest videos, post the most outrageous pictures, find a job, locate a restaurant, and reconnect with old friends. The list is endless! Another thing that’s endless—is its memory. Unfortunately for you, the Internet and its social playmates have

Just graduated? Use These 9 Tips to Jumpstart Your Job Search!

Times have certainly changed. When I graduated from college in the late ‘80s, the biggest struggle my friends and I had was choosing among our handful of job offers. Today’s market has more than “eradicated” those “struggles” of yesteryear. Trust me, my friends and I were no different than you are. Times

The 14 Best Job Interview Questions

As part of Interview Intervention: Communication That Gets You Hired, I included what I consider the 14 most effective job interview questions an employer can ask a job candidate. While there are loads of great interviewing techniques and questions, I feel it’s important to balance time and effectiveness when determining whether a candidate