Congratulations! You have an interview. Whether a recruiter assisted you in obtaining this interview or you earned it through your own efforts, now is the time to put your best foot forward. Many of you have not interviewed for several years and your interviewing skills may be rusty.
In the last issue of the Candidate Chronicles, we provided suggestions to help you prepare for your next interview. The following continues our discussion of making your first impression count by examining some of the most common and challenging interview questions. When a prospective
Maybe you were thinking about a job change when the recruiter called – and maybe not. In any event, opportunity seems to have knocked. Let’s assume you are not the proverbial “tire kicker” – the kind of person who likes to check out the market periodicall
Many years ago, the National Safety Council discovered that most accidents do not occur out of ignorance – but rather from false assumptions. For example: “I can read this book and keep my eyes on the road at the same time.” “I can skip the safety goggles just
Recruiting often seems to be a mysterious process. Candidates wonder how they can best “use” a recruiter … how they can get a recruiter’s attention … why recruiters aren’t calling them back … and so forth. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions o
By understanding what is important, companies can attract and retain talent. There are numerous local and national surveys naming the “Top Places to Work” or “Most Admired Companies”. These publications are usually fun to read because the focus tends to be on the perks offered by empl
Engaged employees can make a difference The May/June 2011 edition of the SRA Update explored non-monetary factors that motivate employees in their career decisions. These factors may also play an important role in combating another problem facing many organizations worldwide – disenga
An interview is part of almost every hiring process. Interviewing can be expensive and time consuming for a company. Typically, the interview is one of the final evaluations of a candidate. Yet, many people believe that they can just “wing it” when conducting an interview, and many or