Have you ever been caught off guard by a job interview question? It is natural to be nervous during a job interview, and it can be particularly unnerving to be asked a question that you didn’t expect. The best thing you can do to prepare for your next job interview is to put some time into preparing answers to some of the most common and important job interview questions.
Can you tell me something about yourself?
No interview is complete until the interviewer asks this question.… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on August 15, 2008 at 10:51am —
Individuals who are dedicated to enjoying maximum career success and job satisfaction understand the importance of participating in professional development and continuing education activities on an ongoing basis. Whether you want to change professions, move into management, or become an outstanding employee in your current position, constantly striving to improve your skills and knowledge base can be very beneficial to you and to your employer.… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on August 15, 2008 at 10:42am —
If the high cost of driving to work has you beaten down, consider what these seven companies are doing to make life more commuter-friendly:
1) Principal Financial
The Des Moines, Iowa-based financial services firm underwrites a deal with the local public transit authority that allows its 8,000 employees to ride local buses for free, simply by flashing their company ID's.
2) F5… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on August 15, 2008 at 9:32am —
TGIS (Thank Goodness, Its Sumser!)
Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com
John's post today needs no introduction except to say we love it when Papa's grumpy!
Monster Baiting (or at least mental monster baiting)...That's funny because it's a play on words. It's not a mispelling. One of the toughest things about the web is that word play is hard to notice in a sea of bad grammar and terrible spelling. The tsunami of content generated by new publishing… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 15, 2008 at 8:25am —
The more I think about it the more I come to the conclusion that we need to return to the basics. I was involved in a discussion today about the need for recruiters to learn to create better job postings. There is still a lot of what we used to call spaghetti recruiting out there. For those of you not old enough to have heard that expression spaghetti recruiting is the methodology of throwing enough resumes at a hiring manager thinking one of them simply has got to stick!
As I… Continue
Added by Moises Lopez on August 15, 2008 at 8:00am —
I've been thinking about writing an article. I want to get back into the groove of daily publishing. Really, it's just about me. I like the discipline. I did it for 14 years. I've taken a year off. I miss it.
I was going to call the article "Monster Baiters".
I wanted to point out the fact that some widely read bloggers seem to make an enormous amount of hay at Monster's expense. It turns out that the harshest critics are deeply supported by Monster's competition. It's hard to… Continue
Added by John Sumser on August 14, 2008 at 11:13pm —
Seeking a Manager of HIM and Coder III for Health Information Management for a children's hospital. Must have inpatient coding experience.
Please forward resumes to me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by yesenia e on August 14, 2008 at 8:37pm —
I went to an online networking seminar hosted by LinkedIn today in San Jose, CA. It was pretty good and I learned a few neat tricks to increase the chances of your LinkedIn profile being found by employers or anyone looking for someone with your background.
So here are two things you can do right away...
1. Change your LinkedIn Public Profile URL link to one that has your name such as > http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnsmith (change it to your name. if… Continue
Added by Lisa Zee on August 14, 2008 at 8:36pm —
Complete post at http://www.jobsighter.com/2008/08/using-social-me.html
I’ve found social media an effective outlet for accomplishing two initiatives: recruiting talent and developing new business accounts. Both are primary functions of my role at Vivus, and though my strategies aren’t… Continue
Added by Ryan S Adams on August 14, 2008 at 3:30pm —
This is Jack of Jobirn.com.
Microsoft(Shanghai) Corp. have 50 openings at http://jobirn.com , they need USA engineers all over the state.
Although work in Shanghai, China, you can get Microsft US pay.
Please apply at: http://www.jobirn.com/?jobid=719 & http://www.jobirn.com/?jobid=718 (greater opportunity for you can direct talk to hiring manager Junboz.)
OR send resume/rek to Nancy@jobirn.com, thanks, I appreciate your help.
Here is the… Continue
Added by JackChang on August 14, 2008 at 2:45pm —
We all know what active candidates are, they have their resume prepared, they are on the major job boards and they are actively applying to jobs. What is a passive candidate? The common definition is that passive candidates are not actively looking and they have to be pursued.
Are candidates open to job inquiries on Linkedin.com, and other networking sites active or passive? The transition from passive to active is a click, literally.
Once a candidate prepares their… Continue
Added by Fred Dimyan on August 14, 2008 at 1:30pm —
There are so many options available to job seekers when the job hunt begins that it can be pretty scary to anyone just getting back into the swing of things - and hoping to not swing for too long. Is it okay to just post a resume on this board or should I use that board? Should I try and find the hiring person and flood them with calls or trust that the resume screener will relay the message to the hiring manager of just how awesome I am? Do I take a headhunter seriously or take… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 14, 2008 at 12:33pm —
Here I am in sweltering Phoenix, AZ, waiting impatiently for a certain new arrival to make an entrance. I am the designated Birth Coach for my sister who is having her second child, and this little boy (Joel) is taking his sweet time in exiting the womb! My view of this process from the Birth Coach side has really changed the way I have traditionally understood this role.
When you have your own kids, and you're the female, you just expect the father to Man Up - be there for you,… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on August 14, 2008 at 11:21am —
Third Party Thursday
Closing the gap between Search and Hired!
A brilliant video from Scott Love
that covers everything from improving performance across the board by 20%, physics, thermo dynamics, time compression, internet research, Britney Spears, boiling water, egg timers, tinnitus, and shopping with Heather Hamilton...and still leaves you with 55 minutes to finish up your… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 14, 2008 at 8:31am —
The more I think about this the more it makes sense to me. Everything you need to know about sourcing you can learn by attending a garage sale!! Call it what you will; maybe it is the thrill of the hunt, the thrill of finding hidden treasure, or maybe even the thrill of beating the system. (You know, getting good stuff for a fraction of its value!) If you ever attended one you’ll… Continue
Added by Moises Lopez on August 14, 2008 at 8:30am —
Hi all, just created a new Facebook group dedicated to recruiters and candidates coming together. check it out and join!! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=29799411041
Added by Shift BPM on August 14, 2008 at 12:00am —
Added by JackChang on August 13, 2008 at 11:00pm —
We are sourcing for diversity candidates on behalf of our client, a 501c3 Member Organization and a 501c3 Foundation within the Washington DC area.
Our client is an independent non-profit organization, comprised of a diverse membership. The group's mission is to provide it's members with network and leadership forums that add perspective and direction to enable the achievement of excellence in business.
They are a unique, individual membership organization representing the… Continue
Added by Arthur Jones on August 13, 2008 at 6:28pm —
There are so many of us out there looking to recruit the same candidates, and we all have our pitch about why our opportunity is better, but what is going to stand out in the mind of the candidates? The personal time we take to get to know them and understand what they are really looking for. I would love to pose the question, how many of us really take the time to get to know our candidates and make sure we are being their consultant and not just pushing them through the process to make a… Continue
Added by Shift BPM on August 13, 2008 at 6:01pm —
Parents pushing team sports on their kids may seem like a crafty way to just get them active and out of the house, but most know that the skills of teamwork learned as a youth never go out of style.Company executives also know that the benefits of team-building can pay off big when it comes to the bottom line. Employees working together for one common goal have always worked better than encouraging the individual stars to carry the load — and now, executives have some high-end research to back… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on August 13, 2008 at 3:38pm —