Phones screens, video calls, one-on-one and panel interviews are the most common methods companies use to interview candidates. Recruiters and hiring managers try to evaluate candidates’ skills and fit with the company culture, while minimizing time spent on unsuitable candidates and maximizing the match to increase retention.
According to Glassdoor the average number of people who apply for each corporate job is about 250. Of those candidates, only 4 to 6 will get called for an interview.
Only 1 will get the job.
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Meeting people at all the holiday events? As you network during this holiday season, remember to:
The holidays are a very busy time of year with events around every corner, whether they be a holiday party with friends and family or a potluck at school. Guess what? These are all opportunities for you to network, make new connections, and tell people about your new career plans.
You want to spread the word about your intentions. You never know where the next opportunity will come from.
Are there some people that you find it difficult to say no to?
Think for a moment who they are.
Today I’m going to be blunt. If you answer “interesting question” to every question that you’re asked, you make yourself not interesting. In a similar way, not every question is “great”.
You may think that you are being polite and buying yourself time, but in reality, you are making yourself look unprepared.
Think of transferable skills as your portable skills; skills you can take with you from volunteering, your previous career, or as a stay-at-home-mom or caregiver, and then use in your next career.
Often, stay-at-home-moms also volunteer in the classroom & the PTA, manage school and community activities, develop community relations, and fundraise. They use skills that are highly valued in the workplace.
Transferable skills include life skills that we naturally gain as mothers.
We’ve all heard them; those little demons in our heads that tell us that we aren’t good enough, we can’t do it, it’s not going to work, we don’t know enough, etc. etc.
These negative thoughts are holding us back. They limit our ability to do what we really want. They are holding our happiness hostage.
What if you could talk back to these demons? Put them
It is hard to get to know a person from just a few conversations. Recruiters and hiring managers aim to learn as much as they can about you in a short amount of time. They try to understand your strengths and weaknesses, what is important to you, how you would handle certain situations, and how you would perform in the role. Instead of asking about how you would behave in hypothetical situations, they ask you about concrete examples from your past.
The assumption of the behavioral interview is that:
Your past behavior will predict your future behavior.
Behavioral interview questions usually start with: