Important Questions to Ask During a Sales Interview

A sales job interview is not unlike any other job interview. You will still need to do the usual interview prepping tasks, such as company research, gathering of references and preparing a More »

100 Words To Describe Yourself With During An Interview

When asked the question “in three words how would you describe yourself?” many interviewees freeze up, or provide a poorly prepared answer such as “nice, smart, tall”, which is in no way More »

Business Intelligence Interview Questions

Business intelligence (BI) is an integral part of any business or enterprise. A series of applications are used to gather, store and analyze important data that can then be accessed and used More »

Phone Interview Questions to Ask the Employer

Most face to face job interviews are preceded by a phone interview. They can be used as a screening process and also as a means of narrowing down the applicant pool to More »

5 Questions To Ask Employees During an Interview

When looking to expand your business or replace employees that have moved on, it is important to have a planned list of questions ready for the interview. It is important to make More »

 

What are Social Media Jobs?

social mediaSo everyone is talking about being a social media manager and getting paid to do jobs on Facebook and Twitter, but what exactly are Social Media Jobs?

As you probably know, more and more businesses are trying to get a presence on Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. You may well have noticed some businesses from your local area creating creating Facebook fanpages and putting advertisements on Facebook, or uploading videos to YouTube.

These are all examples of social media marketing and more and more businesses are shifting their marketing budgets in this direction. That’s all well and good I can hear you saying, but…..

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?