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The Top Interview Deal-Breakers That Annoy Every HR Recruiter

Source: Glassdoor The Top Interview Deal-Breakers That Annoy Every HR Recruiter ~ An alternate title for this article could be “Ways to guarantee you’ll NOT get the job.” We consulted with Jamie Hichens, a recruiter at Glassdoor who’s seen it all when it comes to interviews. Here she shares interview “deal-breakers,” aka things that would that may tank a candidate. If an interview is in your future, this article is a must-read. “The worst one is coming unprepared,” says Hichens, matter of factly. “For example: not having researched the company, the role, the people they are interviewing with, and not having questions prepared.” What’s the #1 deal-breaker that would absolutely immediately eliminate a candidate from the running? However, according to Hichens, being unprepared is not the top reason that many HR recruiters will disqualify a candidate for employment. Instead, arriving fashionably late — or worse, not at all — will nearly guarantee that even the most stellar candidate will not get a job offer from a recruiter. “Being late to an interview with no explanation or without emailing or calling ahead to say they are running late. This one will knock out  99% of interviewees,” says Hichens. “At the very least,

6 Ways to Get Over Impostor Syndrome

Source: Glassdoor 6 Ways to Get Over Impostor Syndrome And Get the Job You Want ~ If you’re honest, you’ll admit you have had this feeling too. It’s the feeling that we just don’t stack up to our coworkers and job competitors, that we sneaked into our position on pure luck, and that we just don’t belong. It’s career impostor syndrome, and “it is a sickening, debilitating feeling like the ground was just ripped out from underneath you,” describes Dawn Rasmussen, certified resume writer and president of Pathfinder Writing Career Services. Sustained over time, career impostor syndrome is nothing to brush off. “Some people become paralyzed or crippled by this fear of not being as awesome as they led others to believe,” Rasmussen says. It can impact your performance on the clock, Rasmussen warns, and stall your job search if you’re looking for new employment. But, “the only person you are hurting is yourself and your ability to move forward,”  she points out. So here are six strategies to help you get over impostor syndrome, and gain the confidence to crush your career and get the job you want. 1. Remember: You’re not alone. As Karen Elizaga, executive coach and author

8 Inappropriate Interview Questions and How To Tackle Them Like a Pro

Source: Glassdoor 8 Inappropriate Interview Questions and How To Tackle Them Like a Pro ~ As if the interview process wasn’t anxiety-ridden enough, job seekers must stay vigilant for the occasional inappropriate question. We’re not talking about the blatant, jaw-drop-inducing questions that will make you want to run out the door. No, instead, we’re referring to the subtly awkward questions that make you furrow your brow in confusion. Sometimes, hiring managers are not HR specialists; they are simply looking for a talented person to join the team. In the quest to hire a colleague, they might ask off-putting or inappropriate interview questions. If you are the candidate what should you do? It’s tough to outright correct a hiring manager or to refuse to answer — and that’s where tact comes in. Tactfully answering any interview question is your best weapon in remaining composed, calm and focused on what’s most important: evaluating if a company is really for you. The type of questions that are asked in an interview can be revealing of the company culture. Pay close attention to what is asked, what is discussed and how the interviewer conducts him or herself. Again, an interview is not only about a candidate being considered

Do Job Interviews Get Easier As Workers Get Older?

The saying goes, “Love, like wine, gets better with age,” but does the adage extend to job interviews too? For the answer, we turned to Glassdoor’s Chief Economist, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain. In a new study of a large sample of more than 250,000 interview reviews on Glassdoor, Dr. Chamberlain and his team looked at the factors that make job interviews difficult. In addition to multi-step evaluations making interviews harder for candidates, age is a reported factor that intensifies the interview process. “We found that older workers reported significantly more difficult job interviews than younger workers on Glassdoor, even after controlling for job title, education and industry,” says Dr. Chamberlain. “On average, moving up one age group — for example, moving from age 25-34 to 35-44 — is associated with approximately 1.3 percent more difficult job interviews, a small but significant increase.” But aren’t older worker’s more experienced? Doesn’t their industry insight give them a leg up? Yes, however, the challenges may not be rooted in the ability to answer questions or provide anecdotes. Instead, research reveals that the difficulty lies in the type of interview screens. “Perhaps unsurprisingly, group panel interviews mattered most for interview difficulty,” says Dr. Chamberlain. “Adding a

Avoid a High-Stress Job By Asking These 3 Interview Questions

When the majority of Americans experience stress symptoms every day, it’s no wonder that more and more job seekers are searching for jobs that pay well but offer a low-stress or low-pressure day-to-day. If you’ve already tried to balance work and life at your current job, it may be time to start interviewing for a new one. Unfortunately, sometimes asking questions about workload can give the impression you want to slack off, which is not true. So the trick is to find out whether or not this will be a stressful job without giving the impression that you plan to bring less than your best to your new job. Enter: the following four interview questions that will help you determine whether or not a job is “low stress”: Interview Question #1: Why is this position open? Why it works: Asking this questions positions you as a thoughtful, big-picture job candidate who wants to know how the business is growing. Asking this question will also let you understand the context for the job. Jobs come open for two reasons: either it’s a newly created position, or someone left the job. Neither reason is better or worse than the other – jobs