This article contains some incredibly simple job interview tips. Well, they SOUND simple, at least. But most people aren't aware that there are 3 factors underpinning any job interview that determine your success, and ultimately, your job offers.
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I thought it might be helpful to create a resources page for you. I'll add to it as I find things that I think might be useful, and welcome any suggestions. Enjoy!
Seek - http://www.seek.com.au/
Here you can browse jobs advertised, look at company profiles, and set up job mails to notify you when a position that suits you is advertised.
Hays Salary Survey - http://www.hays.com.au/salary/
Not just a salary survey, this will also provide you with market trends in your field, skills in demand, and the forecast for the next 12 months. Probably the most comprehensive salary information available online, it is broken down into position, level and location. Well worth a look.
Linked In - http://www.linkedin.com/
I can't emphasize enough how essential this one is. If you are not on Linked In, you are are missing out accessing probably the widest group of recruiters and hiring managers online. Linked In allows you to upload your resume, highlight key skills achievements, an get online recommendations from people you have worked with. I guarantee you any (good) recruiter who interviews will review your profile on Linked In. If you don't have a profile, but one of the other candidates does, who do you think has the advantage?
Not convinced? Read this
The Inside Scoop on your Potential Employer - www.glassdoor.com
This site describes itself as a "free inside look at companies". Reviews are written by current and former employees who comment on things from salary and perks to culture and management style. A great way to answer the question "What are they REALLY like to work for?". Keep in mind disgruntled past employees may use this as an avenue to vent their unhappiness, and try to get a balanced view.
Interviewers often make a decision about whether to hire you in the first 10-15 seconds of a job interview. While you can change their mind (for better, or worse), that can be hard work. It is far easier to knock their socks off immediately and get the job interview off to a good start.
Congratulations! You got a phone interview. Now what?
- Are in a quiet place with next to no chance of interruptions,
- Have the list of job ads that you’ve applied for printed out and ready to refer to, AND
- Are completely prepared for a phone interview
DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE!
Why are you leaving your current role?
People underestimate this question WAY too often. The truth is, it is one of the first pass/fail interview questions that you will be asked, and can carry more weight than almost any other you will be asked. A bad answer to this trick interview question can overpower an otherwise perfect interview performance.
- Salary Negotiation Part Two - What are You Worth, and How NOT to Give Away Your Most Valuable Card
- How to Negotiate Salary Part 1 - Understanding How Companies Determine Salary
- Trick Interview Questions - the "Tell me about yourself" interview question
- Thanks for the memories - The resignation letter you should write (not the one you WANT to write)