Interview anxiety is a familiar hurdle for most job seekers. It is characterized by nervousness, apprehension, and fear at the prospect of a job interview. This psychological barrier can significantly impact an individual’s ability to showcase their best self, often overshadowing their skills and traits. Interview anxiety can manifest through a range of symptoms, from
When conducting a job search, one of the first things an interested employer will ask for is a list of references. These are people who can confirm your professional experience and vouch for your value as an employee. References are traditionally professional contacts, like former co-workers and managers. And, they are responsible for giving your
When preparing themselves for a job interview, most potential candidates look at it as something of a test that they’ll need to pass. While making a great first impression is definitely important, the process should be viewed more like a test in compatibility. This is the opportunity for candidates to make an in-depth consideration on
The old adage “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” is at least one thing we know is true in a world filled with uncertainty especially at your new job. Psychologist Edward Thorndike proposed the theory of the “halo effect” nearly one hundred years ago to help explain this very idea.
A remote job interview is clearly becoming a practice right now. As more and more employers transition their teams to work-from-home arrangements during the pandemic, both hiring managers and workers gain an understanding of how efficient remote work calls for skills that tend to be different from the ones required for in-office work. Employers hiring
Let’s say that you’re conducting an interview and near the end of the interview the candidate suddenly asks, “What are your most popular products?” In another job interview, an equally qualified candidate for the position displays full knowledge of your company’s products plus shows awareness of the competitive pressures in the employer’s industry. The candidate