Your personal brand is a vivid indication of the best you have to offer – the performance, contributions, and value your next employer can expect from you.
The brand you communicate marks your career reputation and is in some respects a promise. When you carry a personal brand, your unique promise of value precedes you and has far-reaching effects throughout your job search.Read More
Job interview anxiety is perfectly normal. After all, the interview is one of the major gateways to a new career. Job seekers can alleviate some of their tension by identifying exactly which facet of the interview elevates their blood pressure the most.
We asked Facebook and Twitter users to respond to CareerCast.com’s social media query: Which part of a job interview do you find most challenging? The responses had a unifying theme.Read More
Telephone interviews are usually short, just long enough to rule you in or out, and so an interviewer’s focus will be on questions that help evaluate you as quickly as possible. Your goal is to turn this telephone screening into a face-to-face meeting.Read More
Here are the 10 questions you can almost always count on in a job interview, and some helpful hints about how to respond:
1. Why did you leave your last job? If you're managing your working life as you should, the reason you left your last job is that you are trying to further your career and take the next logical occupational step. If, however, you left because you hated your job or your boss, this is not the time or place to mention that. Stay positive and demonstrate a progressive, mature attitude...Read More
In a tightly run job race, when the two top candidates have equal qualifications, the job offer will always go to the most intelligently enthusiastic candidate. The problem for most of us is that interviews are stressful events, and under stress our defenses go up and any natural enthusiasm for our work is buried in a wall of stiff professionalism.Read More
Restaurant interviews usually happen once you have demonstrated that you are capable of doing the job. Consequently, an invitation to talk business over food means that you are under strong consideration. Meeting in a restaurant offers the interviewer a chance to see you in a social setting that encourages examination of the more subtle skills that play a role in work once you begin to climb the professional ladder of success.Read More