Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 19. Applying and Interviewing for Employment
"There is nothing more exciting or nerve-wracking than hearing you’ve been invited for an interview.
"There are many things you have to remember to do and say in an all-important job interview, but don't miss the elephant in the room: the things that you should never do," says Justin Gmoser in his introduction to his video on the topic.
"Fundamentally, poor business writing is costly and leads to disastrous events.
"In a recent LinkedIn post, Bernard Marr (photo,left), a global enterprise performance expert and a best-selling business author, says he’s always astonished to hear that candidates have been asked such inappropriate questions," writes Jacquelyn Smith in a post at BusinessInsider.
"Beyond being late and looking like a slob, there are a few things that you should NEVER say during a job interview.
"Many job seekers have described to me that submitting a resume in today's job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time," writes Susan P.
David Reese (photo, left) offers a post on the topic at the Harvard Business Review blog.
"Unfortunately, candidates aren’t judged on how well they do their jobs; they’re judged on how well they describe how they do their jobs.
"Before you answer the question the employer asks, you should pause to think, 'What fear about the future caused them to ask this question about my past?
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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 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.
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.
It's not all that difficult to completely blow a job interview.
I've estimated that between career fairs and in-office interviews, I've interviewed over 150 people.
Katya Wachtel (photo left), writer for BusinessInsider.