Most common job interview mistakes

The usual suspects (we are talking about interview mistakes) Common mistakes, the Usual Suspects The following tips are provided by your typical HR/recruiter blog posts. We don't care for this advice because, at the end of the day, the advice is too general. Following the below advice is the bare minimum of interview performance. We … Continue reading Most common job interview mistakes

The number 1 question a candidate can ask in a phone interview

Let's start with the usual questions that set candidates up for failure What is the number 1 challenge you are working on right now?  (Do not ask this in a phone interview) Can you tell me about the benefits package? (Do not ask this) What are you looking for in a successful candidate? (Do not … Continue reading The number 1 question a candidate can ask in a phone interview

Thank you email, the cherry on your interview

Thank you emails Should you be writing a follow-up email after your job interview or informational interview? Yes, absolutely, don't put it off and don't think twice about it. Just write the email. Why are we so passionate about thank you emails? A number of reasons and we will just provide a few. An interview … Continue reading Thank you email, the cherry on your interview

“Why do you want to work here?” The 7 worst answers to this trick interview question

Why do you want to work here? The most popular answers to this trick interview question are the last thing the interviewer wants to hear. Most candidates provide an answer that ends the interview. This interview question is one of the most effective trick questions.  As one of the most effective trick interview questions, this … Continue reading “Why do you want to work here?” The 7 worst answers to this trick interview question

What is the Application Tracker?

Why do I need the Application Tracker? Of course you need to follow up on your job applications! Wait. You are following up, right? Recruiters and hiring managers are busy. They have reports with deadlines and meetings to attend to. Often, they have 10 - 20 other positions for which they are hiring. Open positions … Continue reading What is the Application Tracker?