Articles about Interview
The 4 words far too many people forget to say in interviews
Surprisingly enough, in between reciting our three strengths and weaknesses and phrasing our salary expectations in a favorable way, many people are forgetting to say “I want this job.”
3 ways to look at a potential employee’s level of empathy
These skills are not only important in social relationships, but can greatly affect a person’s career success, including their ability to handle difficult work situations effectively, and to help keep people engaged and motivated around them.
Twitter shares the strangest things people have seen on a resume
There are a million ways to go wrong when it comes to your resume, but some things stand out as really odd. That being said, call for users to drum up the craziest things they've ever seen on one produced some truly unique tweets.
How being a perfectionist really is your biggest weakness
If we dig a little deeper, it becomes clear perfectionism is a weakness if you’re truly obsessed with every detail of everything you do. So, let’s dig in — here are four ways perfectionism works against you in the office, and one big way to make it work for you.
How to answer the salary expectation question in online job applications
What are your salary expectations? This is the minefield every job seeker must navigate carefully. But what if you are at the beginning of your job hunt and are asked while filling out a job application on a website?
Words you should never say to a hiring manager during an interview
One answer to a hiring manager kills most interviews. Why? Because everyone between you and the CEO doesn’t want your vision or ideas. That stuff costs money. They want you to work on their vision and their ideas. They don’t need yours.
How to address an employment gap in your resume
You made it to the interview, but you know there's a glaring employment gap on your resume. Here's how to talk about it the right way.
Boo freakin’ hoo: What to do if you’re being professionally ghosted
Professional ghosting happens and it's more difficult to navigate than relationship ghosting. Especially if you have to see the person who is ignoring you in the workplace. Water. Cooler. Awkward.
Why you shouldn’t contact a hiring manager before an interview
The hiring manager (who should be the key interviewer) is typically very busy and doesn’t have the time to coach you on your interview. There is also nothing in it for them — so you’re burning their time. They may be recruiting for several different positions at once and have a healthy candidate pipeline for each.
Do you know what the hiring interviewer is really thinking?
As the candidate in a job interview, you’re aware that you’re being assessed for competence, confidence and candor. But what about the interviewer? Is he or she being totally upfront with you? Here are 10 clues that will tell you what the interviewer really thinks.
How to lose a job interview in just a matter of minutes
Trying to acquire a job interview can seem to be a full-time job. Once attained, preparations must be made to secure the role. However, certain mistakes are common in an interview setting and must be avoided.
How to overcome awkward silence in an interview
We’ve all been there: You’re in an interview and everything is seemingly going well. Then, suddenly, the conversation hits a lull. Do you speak first to fill the awkward-feeling silence? Do you wait for your interviewer to lead the way? What body language do you express?
Researchers find that good grades are bad for female job seekers
According to new research, the better the grades a female student gets, the less likely she is to land a job interview. One would assume it's the opposite — and it is ... for men.
This is the No. 1 mistake new grads make during the job application process
You may have landed the interview right after graduation, but it doesn't mean you will get the job
4 ways you’re killing your cover letter
We've all messed up a cover letter by using specific words and phrases— here's what else has most likely happened to you, and why you shouldn't even think about going down these paths.
How to talk to children about losing your job
Getting fired or laid off can feel awful — which is why talking about it with your children can be an extremely sensitive situation. Here's how to do it.
This is the smartest thing I’ve ever done in an interview
I didn’t lie or manipulate. Everything I said was true and I only promised what I was willing to deliver on if I was hired. I simply presented the parts of myself that the interviewer would be most likely to resonate with.
7 of the most common mistakes recruiters make
If you do it correctly, executive recruiting can be a rewarding job. You get to work with interesting people, immerse yourself in diverse professions, and bring people together in a way that might not have been possible without you. But if you do the job incorrectly, it can become a constant battle against your bad habits.
What to wear to an interview – whether it’s business casual, creative or informal
We’ve all been told you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to job interviews how you look definitely influences whether or not you’ll get the job.
These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in May 2018
To help you find what you are looking for, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the highest paying jobs as of May 2018.
Use the element of surprise to shake up your job search
Sometimes you really need to change things up if only to alleviate your own boredom with the process. Here are some fun ideas to inspire you while searching for your next gig.
How to respond to ‘Tell me about yourself?’ during an interview
"So, tell me about yourself," the job interviewer says. Your heart sinks instantly. Here's how to respond to this question, even if you were hoping it wouldn't come up in conversation this time.
13 questions you need to answer before the interview
Before you spend time preparing to answer difficult interview questions here are some questions to ask yourself. If you can answer these questions you will better be able to position your signature strengths in alignment with the company’s goals.
Identifying a toxic work environment before accepting a job
No matter how great the title, the pay, or the role, if a company's culture is toxic, you will regret taking the job. Fortunately, it is possible to spot a toxic culture in advance and save yourself from a bad career move.
Your interviewer looks bored … Now what? How to handle 5 awkward interview situations
Hiring isn’t easy, and interviewees often forget that there is a real person on the other side of the table. That’s why what’s always stood out to me is a candidate’s ability to treat the interview as a conversation, rather than a high-pressure game show. But sometimes, no matter how well prepared or personable you are, things can go wrong.