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How to Determine Your Work Style
Interviews can be daunting experiences. No matter if you are seasoned or fresh on the job market, the idea of an interview can be very anxiety-inducing. People lose sleep over wondering what questions might be posed and how they ought to answer.
Open-ended questions are one of the most feared categories. The dreaded “Tell me a little about yourself” or “Where do you see yourself in five years?” serve as good examples of this. A more complicated and often overlooked question is, “What is your work style?”
It made you stop and... [Continue reading...]
Facing a Difficult Question: "What Interests You About This Job?"
Anyone who has been in a job interview has likely answered the question, "What interests you about this position?" Although it may seem relatively insignificant - and even simple - candidates often fail to give an impressive answer. This article will elaborate on why the question is important and how to answer it correctly.
Why Do Employers Ask This?
"What interests you about this position?" – the question seems rather strange for those who know little about HR practices. However, human... [Continue reading...]
What Is a Personal Reference?
The job search process might be extremely stressful. And wondering how to ask someone to become your reference is often one reason it's such a headache.
When you are applying for a job, you should keep in mind that the hiring manager may ask you to provide personal or professional references during the interview process. Employers want to make sure you are a good fit for their organization; that's why they are ready to spend their time talking to your references about your personality, behavior, and interests.
Team fit is... [Continue reading...]
A Guide to Using Technology for Hiring
What do you usually imagine when you hear the word hiring? Perhaps you envision a candidate who has heard about the open position from a friend and submits a printed resume. Or, maybe you imagine a person who finds an ideal job position on Glassdoor and submits an e-application.
These two examples illustrate the same process – but one uses the help of technology. Frankly speaking, it’s rather difficult to imagine hiring nowadays without any tech-component at all. Although a person may come to an interview with a printed resume,... [Continue reading...]
How to Administer Progressive Discipline
Unlike what most of us may believe, people do not get fired for messing up once or twice. Yes, your boss or manager may be having a bad day and might be a bit snippy about it, but you don’t need to be anxious about losing your job. Yet.
You see, it is very costly to hire new people. It’s much more efficient to train those already employed. As a new employee, you are not expected to know everything about doing your job from day one. No, you will be trained, and you will make mistakes. And this is where progressive discipline... [Continue reading...]