Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 14. Applying and Interviewing for Employment
It may be hard to manage stress levels and stay motivated during the job hunt, especially if you feel like you're not in control of the situation.
According to Vivian Giang (photo, left), "Sometimes hiring managers can eliminate a candidate immediately because they've crossed the line and done something completely inappropriate.
"While you may end up being asked the standard "what is your weakness" question at a job interview, a sneaky employer may try to slip in some questions that are illegal to ask, in order to gain some possibly sensitive information," writes Justin Gmoser (photo, left) in presenting this video on the topic.
"In a job interview, your body language is especially important, since your behavioral habits communicate certain messages to hiring managers," says Vivian Giang.
"The first time someone meets you, it takes them about three seconds to determine whether they like you or want to do business with you in the future, says Jean Baur (photo, left), a career coach and author of the book "The Essential Job Interview Handbook.
"The new year is often a good time to reflect on the good and bad things that have happened in the past year," says Vivian Giang with BusinessInsider.
"Get ready to nail your next interview, job seekers," writes Amy Levin-Epstein (photo, left).
In order to save money on travel expenses and associated interviewing costs, many companies are taking advantage of the virtual power of Skype.
While there are plenty of ways to ace your next interview, there are also a slew of ways to expertly mess it up.
How do you know what date and time is the best to interview?
From showing up too casually attired to giving a weak handshake, committing these mistakes will make sure you don’t get a callback (much less a new job).
"Knowing what to wear on a job interview is half the battle of the interview itself.
If you haven’t conducted an interview by Skype yet, I’m willing to bet that it’s coming to your laptop screen or iPhone soon.
You got that final round interview in San Francisco—and it’s time to pack your bag for the flight.
It's not all that difficult to completely blow a job interview.
Glassdoor identified the hardest interview processes out there based on user reviews.
I've estimated that between career fairs and in-office interviews, I've interviewed over 150 people.
JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.
Katya Wachtel (photo left), writer for BusinessInsider.
It’s a fabulous thing when you finally get a job offer.
You might think it's obvious that certain sentiments should never be included in a letter of resignation.
Career fairs are going digital.
According to Aimee Groth (photo, left) and Eric Goldschein, "During a job interview, the questions you ask are just as important as the answers you provide.
Eric Goldschein says regarding job interviews, "Be thankful if the worst hand you've been dealt is a few moments of awkward silence between you and your interviewer.
"If you’re spending time reading job advertisements online, you know that they’re not all written equally," says Lindsay Olson (photo, left).