If you are like me, the hardest questions during interviews are the vaguest ones about values and motivation. To answer these questions, you need to be aware of why you make job related decisions; very often we act on a hunch, hoping for the best. Though sometimes effective, it’s not the best habit. We spend
Mostly, the current job seeker doesn’t put all of their eggs in one basket, rather they apply for many similar positions available on the market. What if, at some point of the recruitment process, you decide you are no longer interested? Should you inform the recruiter even if you didn’t receive job offer yet, or
Most active job seekers will recall a number of interview instances where they felt stupefied by weird, rude, irrelevant questions asked during interviews. Being a recruiter, I can say that there is, most often, a perfectly reasonable explanation for the questions we ask; that beings said, there are also questions we ask because of obligations
We live in a world where change is a pagan god. We are told that change is to be praised, embraced, and sought out. Most of us probably don’t really know why “Who moved the cheese?” Is a corporate manual, but we are nodding when we are asked if change is good. Well I don’t
We all have had our “first job”, the get in the door types of positions, earn some additional cash, and support yourself while studying kinds of employment. Most of us didn’t think strategically when we were in our late teens/early twenties, so we accepted jobs based on the schedule that would work with school hours
We all have our own inner clock regulating how fast we work, how soon we respond to emails, when we wake up and go to sleep. It dictates whether we arrive to meetings early or on time. In most cases it doesn’t make a huge difference in a workplace, as long as we are able
Perfect job history is like a unicorn, it doesn’t exist. Why not? Because life is nothing like a fairy tale and every single person that is being interviewed had to struggle with some obstacles or had to deal with some difficulties that interviewers can’t even imagine. The most common and often the hardest questions during
I love people with a sense of humor, and personally I prefer to hear a bad joke rather than no joke. Joking always makes me feel at ease and proves me that I’m facing a live person, not a robot that is programmed to perform a designed task and then goes on a standby mode.