As silly as it sounds, forgetting to send a thank you note after a job interview could be the difference between getting a new job or being disqualified from the running. When it comes to proper post-interview etiquette, it is important to get it right.
Job interviews are stressful, and it can be hard to know what to say. Our best advice? Be yourself and try to put your best foot forward. To avoid big interview mistakes, check out the infographic below to see what you should NOT say in an interview:
When applying for a job, it is best practice to write a cover letter, even if the job posting only asks for your resume. Resumes generally follow a specific format and only allow for an abbreviated version of your qualifications. To a hiring manager, they can all start to look the same. The cover letter offers you the opportunity to stand out from the rest of the pack and make a more human appeal for the job.
Writing a cover letter should take time and consideration. A hastily written and untailored cover letter could make your well-crafted resume worthless. Check out our latest infographic for five simple tips for writing a successful cover letter.
Not all interviews are the same. When evaluating applicants, it's important for members of the interview team to agree on a strategy and to carefully design questions to best accomplish the goals of the evaluation. Sometimes different interview strategies may be employed during the evaluation of a single applicant. Check out these six different interview types and the circumstances in which they might be used.
A job interview provides the hiring organization with an opportunity to learn more about you as a potential employee. It gives you the chance to discuss your experience, skills, and career goals in relation to the job. It also allows you, the job seeker, to ask detailed questions about the organization and the position. Our infographic covers the five stages of the interviewing process to help you prepare for your next job interview.
Sweaty palms. Rapid heartbeat. Tremblings hands and legs. Dry mouth.
Have you experienced any of these physical symptoms before or during a job interview? If so, you are certainly not alone. Job interview anxiety does not discriminate; it can strike anyone, regardless of his or her age, educational background, or professional experience. Research shows that over 90% of adults in the U.S. experience job interview anxiety. The best weapons for battling nerves and anxiety before and during an interview are preparation and practice.