Archive for September, 2008

Five Rules of Cover Letter Etiquette

Your cover letter serves as a booster to your resume – the resume does the playing while the cover letter does the cheering, giving the hiring manager the best impression of your application. Unfortunately, despite its critical role in getting hired, many job candidates spend eternity developing their resumes, treating cover letters only as an afterthought. This can be a huge mistake as the cover letter is your instrument to have your resume get noticed.Send a cover letterOne of the first cover …

Preparing for Common Job Interview Questions

Coming for a job interview can make or break your chances of getting hired. You know you are highly qualified for the position and confident that you have what it takes to belong to the company. You are well aware of the questions that will be asked by the hiring manager and you are sure that you will pass the interview with flying colors. But how sure are you?Preparing for the questions is different from answering them under the scrutinizing eyes of the hiring manager. What about inappropriate …

Motivation Job Interview Questions

Job interviews are conducted for a reason: they enable you to assess your candidate, whether he/she is qualified for the position or not.Interviews also enable you to know what motivates your candidate. Why it is important to know what motivates your candidate? For one, it would enable you to determine which position your candidate is best suited for. And for another, it will help you determine what drives your potential employee to work hard, and thus provide the environment or factors needed.A…

How to Behave at an Interview

The job interview is one of the most important points in your employment search process. Sure, your resumé impressed the hiring manager. You are very much qualified and have the required skills, and now you have to prove you will be a good fit with the company and future colleagues. Just do not wreck the highly-valuable and much-coveted face-to-face interview with the hiring manager. In a survey of more than 800 hiring manager, almost 70% recalled interview blunders by job applicants. Here are j…