Monday, July 5, 2010

Helpful Hints for Interviews

H.I.R.E. Act

Do you have a job interview? Did you know that there is a H.I.R.E act to help employers in employing more employees? There is! I would suggest printing this out and bringing it with you to any interview or to a company which you want to work with. Find the H.I.R.E Act explained at the IRS website.

Did you know? - Interviews

Years ago, you were hired for your experience within a certain expertise without jumping through hoops. Now, there are companies that have begun using a new type of interview. It may not matter what is on your resume anymore, well some things on it. Instead you need to bone up on how to answer trick questions. Find out how to prepare and rock a behavioral interview - click here.

Human Resources - Bloggers

There are 4 bloggers that I can think of off the top of my head which provide great information on job searching, how to land the job and a variety of other job related articles.

These are:
http://www.hrmargo.com/ She can be followed in several ways @HRMargo and #HireFriday on Twitter - Search for HireFriday on Facebook

http://blogging4jobs.com/ She can be followed on Twitter @blogging4jobs

http://www.infoployment.com/ can be found on Twitter - @infoployment

http://www.cornonthejob.com/ can be found on Twitter - @cornonthejob

http://www.linkup.com/ is a job search site, they often have those jobs that are rarely advertised but open and waiting for someone to snag them up. I personally use this site. They do have a job agent that you can set up.

For those who use twitter, on Monday nights there is a #jobhuntchat. If I remember correctly, it is held at 10pm EDT to 11pm EDT. You can also obtain some good information at other times by following #jobhuntchat.

7 comments:

  1. I am both flattered and honored to be mentioned in such great company

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  2. I wanted to help others today with some information that they may not have known.

    Couldn't think of anything better than listing those who I follow.

    E

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  3. Thank you so much Elaine for your confidence in all of us. I am grateful for the acknowledgement and will continue to offer quality information that you will be happy to refer to your followers.
    Diane Skullr
    Infoployment

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  4. Diane, you are welcome! All this discord with unemployment and my posting on it, I needed something positive.

    Thank you for being at part of a hopeful solution.

    E

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  5. Elaine,

    Thanks for including me in the list and what a list it is. I might caution someone brining the IRS information to the interview. If a candidate brought this to me, I might consider them as someone who is quite bossy. A nice mention about the act might simply do. Someone pushing a paper in front of the interviewer might send the wrong message. Of course, this is just my opinion and fellow HR professionals and recruiters might be in disagreement. If so, I'd love to hear it.

    Thanks!

    Jessica

    @blogging4jobs

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  6. I received notification of some other posted comments but they, for some reason, have not shown up.

    I will take a moment to re-post them here:

    Elaine,

    Thanks for including me in the list and what a list it is. I might caution someone brining the IRS information to the interview. If a candidate brought this to me, I might consider them as someone who is quite bossy. A nice mention about the act might simply do. Someone pushing a paper in front of the interviewer might send the wrong message. Of course, this is just my opinion and fellow HR professionals and recruiters might be in disagreement. If so, I'd love to hear it.

    Thanks!

    Jessica

    @blogging4jobs

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  7. Thank you Jessica for your comment, I have no clue where your original posted comment is - cyberspace?

    I had someone suggest bringing the H.I.R.E. Act to interviews. I didn't mean to imply that someone should stick it under the interviewers face, but if after mentioning it, the interviewer wasn't fully aware,then the interviewee could supply it.

    I understand where you were coming from. :)

    E

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