3 things not to say in the job interview and what to say instead

When you want to make a good impression, some words and phrases are more powerful than others. The job interview is one of those times. Here are three things not to say in the job interview, and what to say instead. I can’t It’s not a good idea to say that you “can’t” do something….

5 of the worst answers to job interview questions

There are good answers and bad answers to job interview questions – some of them very bad. Here is a round up of the worst answers to job interview questions. Got a job interview coming up? Yay! You’re going to nail it. That being said, let’s go back over some basics. There are a lot…

Three questions you will be asked in every job interview

Job interviews tend to follow fairly predictable patterns. While specific questions related to your profession will vary by industry, the structure of the conversation is similar across sectors. There are several key pieces of information that employers will look to learn about candidates for just about every job. This means that there are several questions…

The most insidious job interview question

There are many different kinds of job interview questions. Some are straightforward inquiries about your past work experience. Others are tests of your self-awareness or communication skills. Some questions are about your personality, while others are a test of your problem-solving abilities. The dreaded “What is your greatest weakness?” question feels like a trap. Obviously…

Coronavirus trend: Big companies shifting to video interviews exclusively

The spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, is not only impacting the way people travel and work, it’s changing the ways we find work as well. In order to reduce the number of people physically interacting with employees, an increasing number of big firms are cancelling face-to-face job interviews. Google was among the first to shift…

Job interview checklist – 18 things to do before the interview

When the time comes to wow ’em, refer to our job interview checklist and make sure you do everything on it! Heading to a job interview? Be prepared. Preparation will make a lot of the difference between landing the position and not landing the position. Employers want to see your enthusiasm for the position, and…

Getting a reference from an employer who fired you?

Can you use a previous employer as a reference if they terminated your employment? One reader wanted to know. Hi CareerBeacon! I worked for my most recent employer for over a year. I was fired in January. Can I still get a reference letter from them, even though I was let go? – Jim. First…

Survey: People are telling (mostly) the wrong lies in their job applications

It turns out that most people lie in their resumes and during job interviews, and companies hire them anyway. Those are the findings of a new survey conducted by the ethical hiring practices firm, Checkster. For this research, the team surveyed 400 job applicants and 400 hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters about honesty in…

The 17 biggest job interview mistakes

Don’t make these 17 major job interview mistakes that could cost your the position, even before the end of the interview. Prepping for a job interview? There’s a whole checklist of things you should definitely not do. A new survey has found the most egregious mistakes job candidates can make in the interview that will…

Questions to be ready for in a teaching job interview

So you want to be a teacher? Good call. You have the chance to work with children and young people, share your passion for learning, and help shape the minds and habits of the next generation. Plus of course you also get iron-clad job security, a great pension, and summers off. But in many jurisdictions…