Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 14. Applying and Interviewing for Employment
"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?
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.
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.
I've estimated that between career fairs and in-office interviews, I've interviewed over 150 people.
Katya Wachtel (photo left), writer for BusinessInsider.
It’s a fabulous thing when you finally get a job offer.
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.
"If you’re spending time reading job advertisements online, you know that they’re not all written equally," says Lindsay Olson (photo, left).
Skip Freeman asks, "The purpose of the meal .
Alison Green (photo, left) says interviewing for a job is like going on a date.
Alison Green (photo, left), writing for USNews.
The presentation guides you through the many steps needed to determine whether a job offer is right for you, your family, and your future.