Info Sharing: Why Should We Hire You?
I came across another good article to this one annoying question, which I found to be helpful. After reading through the responses, personally I like the first positioning. The others are good too, but the first response feels much more organic in my opinion.
The best thing what you can do in an interview...
...is ask questions.
A candidate who doesn't ask questions shows zero passion. So once you hear "do you have any questions" show an interviewer your curiosity and interest for the position and the company. Ask what is the environment in an office, ask what are the coworkers you will work with. Ask anything, after all, it's your time to shine!
I know one case when a CEO of the company was interviewing a true professional but once he asked "do you have any question?" and she said "no", the interview was over. It was a disastrous answer because it didn't show her interest.
Here are few ideas what you can ask. Hope it will help all of you. https://www.wozber.com/us/guidebook/tag/questions-to-ask-in-a-job-interview/
Have a great job hunting week, Azuolas
Minimum wage drop back to $7.50 in Missouri is unacceptable! Why does this state chose to lower wages when the rest of the country is raising them. It's going to take us another 10 years to earn $15 per hour. Ughhh! http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/minimum-wage-set-to-drop-in-missouri/ar-BBDP27V?OCID=ansmsnnews11
What Bill Gates suggest studying in College these days...
I admire Bill Gates greatly. He has achieved extraordinary success and, more importantly, he leverages his fame/fortune/access to help millions of people through the Gates foundation. I think it provides him a unique perspective.
From Forbes: four areas of focus to building a strong culture—creating a people-centered work culture, uncovering hidden talents within your employees, hiring wisely, and leading with authenticity.
Why you didnt get the job
The little bit of time I've spent on this site there seems to be a recurring theme. There a lot of posts of people wondering why they didn't get the job when they were qualified and want to find answers. There could be multiple reasons.Somebody else they already they had in mind, they were out looking for what's out in the marketplace, or simply they didn't like you. That last statement is the one I want to address. I feel it's the number one reason why or why not you get hired. There's an old statement dot yout I's and cross your t's. Everybody interviewing for the position that's open already believes they have the qualifications to companies looking for but ask yourself the question are you what they are looking for? Remember you're selling yourself more than you're selling your qualifications. When going into an interview It's always important to ask questions and not just answer the ones that they feel are most relevant. A good question to ask is I know my qualifications speak for themselves but what I'm really interested in is the type of candidate you are looking for? What are the qualities do you feel the person for this position must possess? Asking questions not only gives you a direction in which the head but it also starts to form a bond between you and the interviewer before the actual interview starts. Remember that you only have one chance to make a first impression and most people will judge you in the first 30 seconds of meeting you. Before you start blaming it on ageism or nepotism ask yourself did I do everything in my power to make that good first impression. Hopefully this is helpful to you all and wish you the best of luck in your job searches.
Applicant Abuse? The Truth.
I came across a very good read that points truth to the frustrations when job-seeking. I know we've experienced at least one of these scenarios:
The leading reason for all these types of job applicant abuse — let’s call it what it is — is that most employers are stupid about recruiting and hiring. They recruit improperly and mindlessly. They use mass solicitation methods that by nature encourage job seekers to play a numbers game and to make applications that are iffy at best — then HR blames the applicant.
HR’s general hiring strategy is to get as many applicants into the pipeline as possible, and to cull through them later. This creates epic costs for employers, and it’s what gets you rejected out of hand after you’ve invested hours of time filling out forms and going on interviews that you quickly realize aren’t even for the right job.
That’s the big truth that job seekers, hiring managers and HR have almost totally lost sight of in today’s economy. They’re too busy arguing about “criteria” that have let hiring degenerate into a bureaucratic nightmare that prompts employers to mindlessly abuse countless job applicants — and to complain of a phony “talent shortage.”
The Job Market.
I came across this article today, and feel that it's conflicting. Read the five things you can expect from the job market in 2017, and share your thoughts on this.
"Employers are having a hard time finding the right candidates. This means that candidates who are good fits for open positions have more leverage than they’ve had in years, and they should use that to their advantage when negotiating a new position".
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Potential employers have been asking what seem to be some very "personal and inappropriate" questions following the application process, such as age, if you've received TANF (temp aid to needy families). What they are asking applies to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). If you are "qualified" and hired, after a certain time the employer receives a substantial tax break for employing you. There are more details at https://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/, and you can research if you qualify. I have know this qualification as the deciding factor with employers to hire a candidate or not, so please research if you qualify, and if you do, bring it to a potential employers attention as they not be aware. Hope this helps