Career Transitions noteworthy news and commentary (May 13, 2011)
Chances are when you hear the term “job interview” your mind immediately jumps to the stereotypical face-to-face interaction where you are required to travel into your potential employer’s office dressed in your best suit, shake hands with the hiring manager, and are interviewed by either one or several team members tasked with filing the open position.
However, that is not the only type of interview that exists out there. As you are on your job hunt you should also be prepared for informal interviews, phone interviews, and a new (and growing) trend: the video interview.
The video and phone interview are a much different experience than that of one conducted face-to-face. They both have unique challenges and unique benefits. This week we are featuring a few articles that will help you better to prepare for these types of interviews.
We hope you enjoy these readings and they help you on your job hunt. And if you know of an article or post you think would enhance our list, please let us know in our comments section!
“How To Ace A Job Interview On Skype” – Glassdoor.com
If you haven’t conducted an interview by Skype yet, I’m willing to bet that it’s coming to your laptop screen or iPhone soon.With gas prices skyrocketing and plane tickets more costly too, employers are increasingly looking to Skype and a handful of online interviewing sites and tools to conduct the first interview Click here to continue reading
“Are you ready for video interviews?” – The Work Buzz
It’s 2011 and I think we’ve all accepted the fact that the reality of the new millennium is significantly different from what science fiction films and novels promised us. “Blade Runner,” “Minority Report,” “The Jetsons” – all lies. Sure, we’ve made technological leaps that are quite stunning if you think about them (e.g., smartphones, cloud-based storage, GPS), but I haven’t defied gravity once. Believe me, I’ve tried. Click here to continue reading
“Video Interviewing for the Unemployed” – Job Advice Blog
Today’s fast-developing video technology does not skip over the unemployed. In fact, it just adds another challenge for them. More and more companies are trying to save on the expenses of recruiting by using video interviews for screening and selection purposes. Click here to continue reading
“5 rules for phone interviews” – Cube Rules
Phone interviews are usually the first interview done when someone decides, after looking at your resume, that you could qualify for the open job. That person decides you are “worthy” of an interview from what you have on your resume — your experience, job skills and result Click here to continue reading
“How College Grads Can Thrive in Phone Interviews” – New Grad Life
Phone interviews are becoming a common way for employers to screen potential employees during the hiring process. Unlike traditional, in-person job interviews, phone interviews are usually fairly short, require less preparation, and can even be outsourced by the employer if necessary. Click here to continue reading
“Telephone etiquette for your job search” – Keppie Careers
Years ago, when I was working on Wall Street (and mobile phones were a lot less common), I called a candidate for a job. She answered her cell phone — from a loud, New York City street corner. You can imagine our conversation: Click here to continue reading
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