Illegal Job Interview Questions. How to handle the career ending landmine

Should you answer the illegal interview question? Your mom and your local HR rep would tell you that you don’t have to answer illegal interview questions. Here at CareerTracker, we say “Answer the question. Don't think twice, just answer the question!" Treat the question as if this were any other interview question”.  We don’t just … Continue reading Illegal Job Interview Questions. How to handle the career ending landmine

How to leverage a thank you email after the interview

There isn't a point in interviewing if you are not going to follow up Should you or shouldn’t you send a thank you email Do you send a thank you note after every networking meeting or job interview? If you answered yes, you are a fast tracker. If you answered no, you are working against yourself.  For the … Continue reading How to leverage a thank you email after the interview

Preparing for the job interview, job interview questions

New Years Resolution Can you answer the standard job interview questions? A few weeks ago, we talked about our New Years resolutions. We also discussed job searches and creating a checklist for your job search. The difference between an efficient job search and an inefficient job search will boil down to how methodical and organized … Continue reading Preparing for the job interview, job interview questions

How to handle your insecurities in a job interview

  Smile If you get nothing from this post, get this: smile, smile, smile, in the job interview. A candidate that is always smiling will appear comfortable and confident with themselves. Recruiters and hiring managers want to surround themselves with comfortable and confident. Wouldn't you? If you think you have a shortcoming, forget about it. … Continue reading How to handle your insecurities in a job interview

The real goal of the phone screen, why so many candidates don’t receive an in-person interview

  Phone screen The phone screen, also known as the phone interview is a critical first step towards a job offer. The first interview is usually over the phone and can be conducted by the recruiter or the hiring manager. If a recruiter or hiring manager is contemplating 5-7 resumes, the goal of the phone … Continue reading The real goal of the phone screen, why so many candidates don’t receive an in-person interview