Job Interviews

Answering the Interview Question: Why Did You Have So Many Jobs in Such a Short Amount of Time?

Sometimes life doesn’t turn out like we think it’s going to. You might start what you thought was a perfect job and find out you hate it. Or you get hired in one state but your significant other has to move and you decide to go with them, leaving that new job behind. Or maybe a family member gets sick and you have to quit your new job to take care of them.

Regardless of what the reason is, your resume makes you look like a job hopper—you’ve had multiple jobs in a short time span, like three jobs in two years. This can scare potential employers who want an employee to stay for the long haul.

According to Bersin by Deloitte, as reported by Glassdoor, the average cost per hire is around $4,000. And that doesn’t even include the time it takes to train a new employee. Employers don’t want to spend all of that time and money only to see a new hire quit a few months later. They’re going to ask why you had so many jobs, so it’s important to have a planned answer ready. Here are our thoughts on how to answer. (more…)

Answering the Interview Question Recap: Why Are You Leaving Your Current Company, Tell Me About Yourself, and More!

According to a survey conducted by Everest College as reported by GlobalNewswire, 92% of people are stressed by at least one thing about the job interview process.

Interviews are stressful because job applicants don’t always know what to expect. That’s where Answering the Interview Question comes in. The posts shared in this series detail how to handle the toughest interview questions to relieve some of that stress. If you missed the series, here’s a recap of some of our favorite pieces. (more…)

More Quick Tips for Video Interviews

Over the past several months, people who never used video conferencing software before the COVID-19 pandemic have become believers in the potential the technology has for how they conduct business in today’s always connected world.

Back in May, we wrote a blog focusing on what job seekers can do to stand out in a video interview. Here are a few more tips to consider you may not have thought about.

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How to Follow Up After a Video Interview

Although workplaces across the country are reopening, COVID-19 is still changing what the hiring process looks like. To cut down on face-to-face interactions, many companies have switched to video interviews.

Once the interview is over, it’s a good idea to reach back out to your interviewer and thank them for their time with a personal note. However, COVID-19 has changed what following-up entails. Here are a few steps to follow.

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4 Tips for a Video Interview

Being professional from home.

With social distancing measures in place, more companies are choosing to conduct online video interviews. These interviews allow an employer to meet you face-to-face so they can learn about you as a person and potential employee, even if you’re not in the same room.

Although video interviews are similar to in-person interviews, they differ in a few key aspects. Here’s how to make a great first impression.

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Answering the Interview Question eBook Now Live

Whether it’s listing your strengths and weaknesses, identifying your most impressive accomplishment, or telling your interviewer why you’re the best fit for the job, we’ve got an answer or three.

See them when you download the new Answering the Interview Question eBook. You’ll learn how to answer some of the most difficult interview questions job candidates face, like “tell me about yourself,” “what are your top 3 strengths and weaknesses?” and “where do you see yourself in five years?”

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