Category Archives: Interview Tips

Job Seekers: What You Are Up Against

We all have been there at one time in our career. Stuck in a dead end job but unsure how to take  the next step. You are not alone, 34% of job seekers are currently underemployed. It happens to everyone, new college students, those laid off, those forced to move, underemployment sucks. While you should be happy to simply have a job you know you can do more, earn more, and move up the ladder.

While it may be a “buyers” market for employers, there are a few ways you can get out of the hole you are in:

1). It may stink, but focus on doing your best at your current job, many are completely unemployed, and being pessimistic is not going to help.

2.) Apply for jobs. There is no way to get a new job if you do not apply. Seek some professional help with your resume, it is probably not helping you get ahead.

What to Wear to an Interview: For Men

what to wear to an interviewNowadays when it comes to an interview people tend to think less about the content of what they are going to say, and more about how they are going to come across. How you appear to the interviewer always includes what you are wearing, but what is the best thing to wear to an interview?

Well, its no exact science, but people tend to go for formal attire, which almost always means a suit with a tie. Although there may be much more to it than that, this is essentially what most men wear to interviews. Why? Because if you think about it, what signals does a suit give off? Tidy, proffessional and smart, and these are the signals you want your potential employer to notice, and they will if you get the suit right.

In fact there has been much research on the effects of what men wear to an interview, the results are exactly what you would expect, but there is still more to it than that. Research shows that small things such as wearing a handkerchief in your top suit pocket could mean that the interviewer will be more drawn to your chest rather than you’re belly, and suprisingly, this could have an effect on the outcome of the interview. This just shows how you need to make sure when thinking about what to wear to an interview that you consider all fine details and make sure they are perfect, that way you will be sure to impress.

Interview Thank You Letters

interview thank you letterWith the economic downturn and the amount of jobs available decreasing massively by the week, it has become more important than ever to perfect an interview. In order to succeed you will need to assure the potential employer that you can be trusted , one way to do this is through a proper interview thank you letter.
One often overlooked task is sending the potential employer an interview thank you letter. This is essentially saying thank you for giving me a chance to apply for the job and the opportunity to present my strengths in the interview. This will send many signals to the potential employers, those signals being dedication, respect, politeness and your willingness to go the extra mile. If you think about it, what sort of employer doesn’t want these kinds of traits for every member of their work-force?

Second Interview Questions

Second Interview QuestionsHaving successfully gone through the first round of your interviews, you should immediately begin to prepare for your second interview. While it is definitely a good thing that you have been called back for round two, it is also important to remember that things are bound to get tougher as you get closer to getting the job. This means you need to be well prepared for your second interview questions. Your preparation for the second round should focus on two key areas. These are reviewing the issues that were addressed in your first interview and role specific issues that relate to how you will work in the position you are interviewing for as well as how you will work with others in the organization.