When I was a recruiter, I was asked a lot of smart questions that made me say, "Wow, this candidate is on top of her game." But I also heard a lot that made me wonder who the person had taken interview advice from — or if that person had ever sought out help at all.
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You're on the job hunt and you need to get your professional references together. And that means reaching out to a certain former boss who would be the perfect person. There's just one little problem. You're not exactly in touch.
A job interview is your best chance to make a good impression on a future boss and team, and while it's also a time for them to impress you, you want to make sure you send the right message with your non-verbals. This graphic outlines seven different body language mistakes you won't want to make, and how to avoid them.
Many of the killer interview questions we've featured before would apply in any job. For developer roles, you'll often be asked to write code to solve a particular problem. As student Michael Kozakov discovered when being interviewed by Twitter, the kicker is that you have to write not just functional code, but the most efficient code.
Hi Lifehacker, I was asked for salary expectations in an interview for a contract IT job. I left it to the employer to decide what they could offer me, but they persuaded me to provide a range. I didn't have the exact salary figure from my last job, so I quoted bit lower range. Now I've got the job offer and have accepted the job. I've been sent the paperwork to complete. I have just come across salary figures from my last job. There's quite considerable difference in my salary. I am being offered about $6 K less. Is it recommended to amend my salary expectations? If so how should I approach them?
By this point, you know not to apply to any jobs with an email address that screams, "I created this in the eighth grade!" So, you're no longer Lovescats11@aol.com as far as your prospective employers are concerned. You also know not to show up late for the interview. And you have a firm grasp on the importance of making eye contact and delivering a solid handshake.
You see a job you'd like to apply for — but there's a catch, you don't meet all of the requirements. Despite that, you know the difference between being underqualified or unqualified and you feel confident you fall into the former camp rather than the latter. You can do this job.