Posts tagged “job interview”

9 steps to resume perfection

Did you know the attention span of recruiters and Human Resources (HR) managers is declining, due to the overwhelming volume of candidates applying for the same job? If you have ever seen the Old Spice commercials, you might understand why it is important to capture their attention in the first 10 seconds. Jokes aside, a hiring authority usually spends around 15 seconds looking at resumes, according to recent studies. “They could take between 15 to 30 seconds, but no more than [...]

Top 5 unique resume styles that will get you noticed

How come no matter how hard you try to come up with a unique and attention-grabbing resume, you just make it to the job interview stage? Time and again, it has been emphasized that a resume should use the industry standards to keep it professional. However, if you’ve already tried every trick in the book and you’re still not getting any phone calls for an interview, there must be something you can do to get the attention of prospective [...]

How to really ace your phone interview

Some key insights to help you prepare & ace your phone interview. When it comes to job-hunting, phone interviews are tests. Everyone has them. They are sometimes the standard first step in the hiring process. If you pass, you’ll be offered a deeper, face-to-face job interview. If not, that’s the end of your candidacy. But phone interviews can be nerve-wracking. Only 30 per cent of the meaning we get from people comes from verbal communication. The rest comes from non-verbal cues. [...]

A guide to answering interview trick questions

Behavioural interviews use probing questions to illuminate your past behaviours and to identify your similar future performances. This question pierces right to the core. It may be difficult to maneuver your way around as you strive to remain genuine and honest in your answer. The interviewer is basically asking what kind of employee you are, and trying to decipher if you will be a good fit within their team. My favourite behavioural interview question is: What is the biggest misconception [...]