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…

Essential career tool: Prepare your elevator pitch

Whether you are actively looking for a new job or are just open to potential opportunities that come your way, it is a good idea to have an elevator pitch honed and practiced. It’s an essential career tool for networking, connecting with potential employers, and marketing yourself. Your elevator pitch is a short couple of…

Insider tips on the hiring process (that can give you an edge)

I’ve had to the opportunity to hire people for many teams over the years, and I’ve learned a few things that I didn’t know when I was a job seeker looking for work. Here are some recruiting realities that many candidates don’t know. I hope these can help you out with your job search! There’s…

When to mention your vacation plans during a job interview

A CareerBeacon reader approached our team with a career dilemma that he was having. He wrote: I was approached by a company to interview for a position that I would love to have. The trouble is that they need someone to start right away, but I have a destination wedding coming up. I will need…

Study finds employers can determine your social status after just a few words

A new study has found that hiring managers are judging you on your social status, which they can accurately determine after hearing you say just seven words. The study, conducted by Yale researchers, found that people can accurately assess a stranger’s socioeconomic position, defined by their “income, education, and occupation status,” after hearing them say…