Are you one of those people who keep on getting invitations to job interviews but for some reason never get the job offered? This is a dilemma that many job seekers experience and recently a job seeker that I know faced the same situation. This article is dedicated to every job candidate who might be Read more about 30 Reasons why you don’t get the job[…]
Recently I asked Jonathan Burston, Job Interview Coach at www.Interviewexpertacademy.com, what advice he would give to job seekers who are being asked the question Tell me about yourself during an interview. Tell me about yourself! This is the advice he would like to share with my audience. The question “Tell me about yourself” is one Read more about Tell me about yourself – A Job Interview Coach’s advice[…]
Let’s be honest, when going for a job interview it is taken for granted that candidates turn up on time, that they are polite and prepared. There is nothing special about it. Most probably, you have already heard multiple times “You need to stand out from the crowd!” But let’s get more specific, how can Read more about How to stand out in a job interview: 10 Global Experts reveal[…]
How to know if an interview went well: 10 Signs After weeks applying for positions with top companies – the moment you have been waiting for arrives. Success! Human resources have invited you to a face-to-face interview. Congratulations – you have made it past the first hurdle on your journey to the position of your Read more about How to know if an interview went well: 10 Signs[…]
Jonathan Burston is the founder of Interview Expert Academy. He helps individuals stand out at interviews to get the job they really want. He has spent the last 20 years in senior, sales, marketing and operation roles in organisations from small to large. He’s been interviewed many times and interviewed well over a thousand candidates. Read more about Jonathan Burston: Interview with a Job Interview Coach[…]
Recently I asked HR Expert Bishwabandita Guru the following question “How do you spot a pro-active candidate, someone who is a self-starter and takes initiative? This is what she had to say with regard to how to spot a pr0-active candidate during a job interview. How to spot a pro-active candidate It is imperative for Read more about How to spot a pro-active candidate during an interview[…]
You might know how to prepare for a face to face interview, but do you also know how to cope in a video interview in which many other important (technical) aspects need to be taken into consideration? 44 Tips for a successful video interview has been written since there are almost no books available on Read more about 44 Tips for a successful video interview: My eBook[…]
Scott Engler is the Author of “The Job Inner-View,” and “Legends of The Recruiting & Career World,” and a featured guest blogger at Recruiter.com, Human Talent Network and CAREEREALISM. He also gave public speeches on his publications at Pepperdine University, the University of Oregon, and Cal Lutheran University. In the past he gained experience as Read more about Book Review: The Job Inner View by Scott Engler[…]
No online presence, no job interview? How much does it nowadays really matter – for career purposes – to have an online presence? Being invisible online, does it mean that your chances of getting interviews and promotions are drastically reduced? I conducted a survey among 11 Insiders (via personal network and Quora) and asked them Read more about No online presence, no job interview? 11 Insiders reveal[…]
Have you ever been in a situation in which you had two brilliant candidates for a job but really didn’t know who to hire? Why not taking them out for lunch and see how they interact with you and other people in a different social environment? I used this strategy quite often in my recruitment career. In hindsight, I must say that applying the lunch job interview test, very often really helped me to make the right hiring decision. This experience will reveal a lot more from a candidate. You will get a much better understanding of their personality and know whether this is really the person you want to hire or recommend to a client.
This article would be basically beneficial for both parties, the recruiter and the job candidate. The recruiter will get an idea how to approach the lunch job interview test, while candidates get a better understanding of the mistakes that they should possibly avoid during this lunch job interview test.
Do you want to work in the recruitment industry? Not really as an in-house recruiter but as a recruiter for a recruitment agency? Then this book called “How to get a job in Recruitment Sales” by Will Duffield will really help you in your job search. You will learn how to do it in a professional, effective and successful way. Find out what the 7 things are that I love about this particular book in which an expert will share his personal experiences and give great advice!
Book Review: “How to get a job in Recruitment Sales”
# 1 – The quotes.
Throughout the book you can find several inspirational quotes which help to emphasise certain points even more.
# 2 – The questions.
The author mastered this part (which I personally consider as one of the best sections of the book) particularly well. You can find lots of highly useful questions in several different chapters. For example:
• How to find out whether the recruitment job is really what you are looking for.
• What to focus on when dealing with recruitment to recruitment agencies (it can be used as a checklist to assess an agency).
• 20 sample interview questions which they might ask you in an interview. I found question 18, 19 and 20 highly interesting! These questions are crucial and no job candidate should go to an interview without having thought about all of them! What makes this section particularly valuable are the author’s suggestions as to how to answer them. He also gives you an idea about the intention for asking the question in the first place.
• Questions to find out how determined you are in earning a considerable amount of money.