I'm interviewing for another role within the same company. What would be an appropriate example to the question regarding workplace ethical dilemmas? I don't want to speak badly of colleagues and company- but can't think of a workplace related answer! Any thoughts?
Great question! You might try answering the question with more of a broad response rather than pinpointing a particular person or situation. Let them know your thoughts on handling an ethical or unethical situation.…View all answers »
A hiring manager is asking me compensation requirements via email. What is the best way for me to respond so I'm getting the best offer?
Hi and Conratulations on getting to this stage of the selection process.
You need to do an honest assesment of your skills and experience relative to the market and for the job you are applying to. …
Is it ok to put 'negotiable' when asked what your desired salary is? How do you ensure you aren't selling your self too short?
HI and Great question!
Putting your desired salary expectations up front is not easy! I would not put negotiable in your expectations as that indicates that you truly do not expect to…
In recent interviews I've found that I am introduced and interviewing with a manager in a whole different department than the role I applied for. We sit down and go through normal questions (why you would want to work here? etc.) I then start asking questions I have prepared that are related to my field and the role, and my interviewer often can't respond as they are unfamiliar with that work. Am I misunderstanding the interview? Is it common for an initial interview to be with just a manager-level person, regardless of the role I'm applying for?
Many jobs do start with an interview that is more behavior based type questions which do not necessarily require the manager of the department you are interviewing with to be involved in. You…
I am a US Soldier that is planning on getting out of the Army in 2020. I have 13 years as of right now in the Army, when I leave I will have 16 total years. 13 in Logistics and 3 in Human Resource. I have a Bachelors in Business Administration, Masters in Trade and Logistics Management and working on my Doctorate in Leadership. What type of position should I be applying for in the future? What type of research should I be doing?
Thank you for your service!! With the skills you have gained from your military experience combined with your knowledge from earning your multiple degrees there are many career paths you can take. My recommendation…View all answers »
I'm a very awkward person and sometimes can't sit still. In class, I find myself sinking in my chair and then having to readjust and sinking back. I also fidget a lot, unsure of where to put my hands. I will be going on some internship interviews soon so I was wondering are there any big no-no's during an interview? Things that I should keep in mind prior to the interview? Or literally any advice?
You are not alone, many people have trouble with fidgeting and readjusting. My recommendation is to keep your mind focused on the interview, and have good posture. You want to seem confident even in a…View all answers »
My job application status said applications under review next step interviews. Now, a few days later the status column is blank. Any idea what this means? Should I call the company?
This could mean nothing, or it could mean something is updating or changing regarding your status. It's never a bad idea to reach out to the company/recruiter to check on your application or interview status…View all answers »
Should I connect with recruiters on Facebook or LinkedIn?
Hi, Connecting with recruiters and following companies is a great resource to you on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a professional networking social media outlet so recruiters expect to interact with you. I would…View all answers »
What type of personal information should I include on my resume?
Good question. Your resume should be a snapshot of your skills and experiences. I would limit your personal information to your contact information - name, address, phone number and e-mail. Best of luck to…View all answers »
Someone once told me that an interview is as much about me learning about the company as it is the company learning about me. Is that a fair assessment? For example should I feel free to ask my interviewer about why they like the company or where they feel its weak points are?
Absolutely! Those would be two great questions to ask. The interview is definitely a two way street! Do your homework on the company you are interviewing and try to tie in a question to learn…View all answers »
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