When preparing to interview a job candidate, the first step an employer must take is to review the candidate’s resume and cover letter to minimize the amount of time spent having to go over the basics during the interview. This gives the interviewer a better sense of who they are about to meet and allows
Now that your resume is done and dusted, it’s time for the interview. An interview is probably one of the most important part of applying for a job. This is when the employers will try to get to know you a little better and of course, try to challenge you with questions and pressure at
As a seasoned recruiter, I’ve seen some of the best, most hire-ready, and the worst, outdated, torn resumes. These, for a fact, are some of the reasons that affect the applicant’s hire-ability and I truthfully admit that these are some of the reasons why I don’t even bother to call the candidate for an interview.
Even experts or seasoned employees and applicants get nervous at times. The fact that a recruiter can take whatever you do or say against you may affect your confidence. A face-to-face job interview could be downright scary if you’ll go unprepared. However, with proper preparation and knowledge, you should be able to ace it confidently.
“Do you have questions for me,” applicants get this all the time. Contrary to popular belief, answering “No” should only be done when you have extensive knowledge about the company you’re applying at, which does not happen all the time. While responding with “None yet” may sound better, a next opportunity to ask questions may