Have you ever had challenges when you go to a job interview and want to write a thank you note to the employer (afterward)? You wondered how and when to thank them. You wondered what to say and what medium to use (handwritten note, email).
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I would like anyone who’s ever been a job candidate to enjoy my next statement. Employers like preparing job descriptions as much as you like writing your resume. That’s a fact. Most employers are bad (as in really bad) at writing them. A simple glance around the job boards, social sites, and
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
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
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
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
A few years ago, a protégé who I had worked with for several years while at my first company became a milewalk candidate. He had been with his current employer (my former employer) for approximately ten years or so. He had approached me because he felt it might be time for a