🎤 The 7 Most Common Interview Questions!
Plus: How to celebrate Halloween at work!
Hello Everyone and Happy Monday!
In today's email:
The 7 most common interview questions! And how to answer them.
How to speed up you job search. JT’s best tips and tricks!
Finding out what it’s really like to work for a company. The best way to see if you will fit in and enjoy your job.
Two Truths & A Lie! And last minute Halloween costume ideas.
How to celebrate Halloween at work! Halloween isn’t just for kids!!
Here’s what’s going on in the news (related to careers of course):
Some companies are lowering salaries on job postings due to transparency laws.
Walgreens & CVS pharmacy workers start a 3-day walkout.
Prices at McDonald’s and Chipotle in California will go up next year.
The wrong answer could put you out of the running!
We always stress the importance of interview prep, and if you are not sure where to start, then you are in the right place. Answering interview questions the right way is extremely important, and one wrong answer could cost you the job.
The most common interview questions are behavioral questions. This means the employer is looking for something deeper in your answer than what you might think. Thus, making it important to know how to answer these types of questions, so you can set yourself up for success.
Here are 7 of the most common interview questions, what the hiring manager is really asking, and how you should respond…
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How do I find a good company to work for?! Job seekers not only need to find a job that fits their qualifications, they also need to find a company where they fit into the company’s culture. The job itself might seem like a great fit, but if the managers are hard to work with and the employees are miserable, it might be a place you want to steer clear of. But how can you find out what working at a company is actually like? Don’t worry we have some tips for you:
Below are three stories about terrible interview experiences. However, two are true and one is a lie. Can figure out which one we made up?
Story #1: I once had an interview with the owner of a small company. I thought it was going well, we were wrapping up and eventually getting to innocuous chit chat. But it didn't stop. She just kept going. Eventually she starts telling me about how disappointing her employees all are, how hard she works and no one appreciates her. Then it starts getting personal, she starts telling me about her ex-husband, her current dating situation and how she resents her father. She starts crying. She finally excuses herself for a minute. She returns, sees me out and calls me back two hours later. I didn't answer. She left a voicemail offering me the job, and she was crying again. I never called back.
Story #2: I was interviewing for a position as a hotel front desk manager that I was really excited about. The phone screen went really well, or at least I thought it did. I was invited for an interview in person and right off the bat the hiring manager was really rude. He clearly didn’t care about the answers I was giving and seems extremely uninterested. So when I asked if there was something I did wrong, he told me no, but that he had already chose the candidate for the position and that this interview was just a formality. I was so frustrated, he couldn’t have tried a little bit harder?
Story #3: It was a sales position at an air filter company. He liked me enough to start talking salary, but that's when it took a bad turn. Basically, I could make UP TO a certain amount, but really realistically I'd be making less than minimum wage. He kind of got red-faced when I kept saying, "But wait, this means I'll be making like $5 and hour. I must not be understanding this right because you advertised this position as $40,000 year. Can you explain?" The employer would rope people in with bad math and false promises and got people to agree to work under false pretenses. They'd quit and the cycle began again. Once this became clear, I politely declined and left.
Which story is the lie?
(click on an option below)
Answer at the bottom of the newsletter!
Today’s Look As Good As You Work Recommendation is for our procrastinators who need a last minute Halloween costume. And don’t worry we aren’t going to suggest the stereotypical bed sheet ghost costume. However, it is always a good option! If you are crafty enough, then these costumes could be put together pretty quickly. Happy Halloween!
Halloween is here!!
The air is colder, the leaves are falling, and there is candy everywhere you go! Halloween isn’t just for children, it’s for everyone! Some people love Halloween just as much as any other holiday, and find joy in dressing up and decorating their houses.
Halloween is a great holiday that can be celebrated at work too. However, working professionals should make sure the costumes they wear and the activities they do are appropriate for the workplace.
We want Halloween to fun for your office and not cause any problems. Here are five things to keep in mind when celebrating at work!
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