In our blog we’ve tackled the interview process in the past. We’ve discussed how to conduct your pre-interview research, as well as how to prepare for an interview. In those preparations, we touched on being armed with good questions to ask your interviewer. Today, we’ll discuss this in more detail.
Once you’ve finally landed that top recruit you’ve been after, it’s easy to celebrate and rest on our laurels. Most companies—and especially hiring teams—know the feeling we’re talking about. While we don’t want to take away from the earned sense of accomplishment, we do want to caution against thinking that your candidate crossing this threshold is the end. In the sense of pulling them on board, it is. But in the sense of keeping them—which should be the real goal here—you’re just getting started.
As most professionals know, whom you work with can have a huge impact on your overall job satisfaction. We’ve heard many candidates say that while their previous job situation was tough, they wouldn’t have lasted as long in their old position if they hadn’t enjoyed working with previous leaders and teammates. But what happens when you land in a job you love, but you have a horrible manager?
Giving out salary information, no matter the circumstances, is something that makes many people feel very uncomfortable. Your compensation is deeply personal, so protecting this information is almost a natural instinct. However, recruiters do often ask for your current salary at the start of your job hunt.
Just a few short years ago employers had the pick of the litter when it came to new hires. With most industries mired in the U.S. recession, companies could take their time making hiring decisions with no repercussions. This was all due to some simple math: with fewer jobs available, candidates had to wait out the hiring process to see if they had landed a gig.
There are a variety of recruiters out there, so choosing the right one can be a difficult task. While it’s a recruiter’s job to size up candidates in an effort to place them accordingly, often a company or a candidate is sizing up a recruiter at the same time to make sure they’re the proper fit.
Want the short answer for how to look for a new job while still employed? It’s fairly obvious: you do so very carefully. With today’s level of technology—specifically social media—it’s much easier to let the cat out of the bag than it ever has been.
Last month we discussed how you should go about preparing for an interview. While we touched on “doing your homework,” today we wanted to delve a little deeper into the subject.
Moving up can be harder than ever before. You can’t waste time hoping opportunities will fall in your lap, or that simply doing your job will translate into life-altering financial rewards. You have to make sure you’re doing everything in your power to position yourself for a coveted promotion.
When the time comes for a job interview, most candidates are bound to get butterflies. It’s only natural, no matter how prepared you are. However, one way to feel more in control during the interview process is by slightly turning the tables.