Out of all the interview questions you will ever answer, “tell me a little bit about yourself” is the one you need to know cold… because it is going to be asked in pretty much every interview you will ever go through in some form or another.
Starting your first job or starting a new job, can be a total shock to your system. In this type of transition period there is going to be one thing you don’t have a lot of… time.
If you are currently in school, you probably just stepped back on campus and are enjoying a slew of welcome activities, catching up with friends you haven’t seen all summer, and being bombarded with a ton of other things. While your upcoming job or internship search is probably the furthest thing from you mind, there are a few things you should do now that will pay off later.
Being unemployed (or in a job search that is taking forever) is obviously not an ideal situation. We’ve talked about some of the silver linings before – one of them being the time and ability to learn something new.
When job-seekers approach me and wonder where they should be looking at job postings, I consistently point them towards indeed.com. It is a website that you absolutely must bookmark during your job or internship search. This is why…
It is a pretty good rule of thumb to assume anything you put on the internet could be traced back to you forever. Unless you are absolutely fluent in privacy settings (and they can be complicated) it is really good to lead your “digital life” with that assumption. Even if you are limiting your posts to family & friends, their perception of you may come into play in your job search.
The video interview is a somewhat new interview style but is becoming more and more common. It’s a great way for companies to get to know candidates who are at school, traveling, or located hundreds of miles away.
LinkedIn is something you are going to hear a lot about on The Prepary. It is one of the most important tools (for both job seekers and recruiters) on the job search front these days… and is positioned to stay that way for years to come.
As June comes and goes, caps are thrown across the country as the class of 2012 graduates. As the summer, grad parties, and weekends away wind down, the dreaded job search continues to be a focus for many. Believe it or not, there are a few “silver linings” in not finding a job right away.
A really common interview question is about strengths and weaknesses. Answering the part about your biggest strength is easy (for most) but lots of people trip up on the other side of the question, “What is your biggest weakness”.