Did you know that there are interview questions out there that might SEEM legitimate but are actually illegal? While there are some that are clearly inappropriate, not all of them are so obvious. Don't overlook the different types of illegal interview questions! (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) Here are a few types of illegal interview questions you should watch out for during your next interview.
Ever walk out of a job interview knowing you totally bombed it? It's not a great feeling. In fact, all you want to do is crawl into bed, hide under a pillow, and wish it never happened. Screwing up a job interview isn't the end of the world, even though it might feel like it at first. But how can you bounce back?
Over the last few years, I’ve had the opportunity to conduct several job interviews for openings at our company. Interviewing can actually be pretty fun, especially when you’re on the other side of the table! However, I know how stressful it can be when you’re the one in the hot seat as an eager job candidate. Emotions are high, nervous are in play, and there’s so much information you need to remember. It can be tough! (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) And, because I know how difficult it can be to be in that position, I want to share some major red flags I’ve encountered when interviewing candidates. I know there’s a lot to remember, but there are some things you should NEVER say during a job interview. So, if you’ve got an interview coming up, make sure you review these phrases before you hop on the phone or walk into the office.
A job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when you have been removed from the job market for an extended period of time. Related: #1 Secret For An Interview-Snatching Phone Screening It is one thing to sell on paper with the resume and another thing to sell in person at the interview. Regardless of whether you have been out of a job for an extended period of time, are looking to change careers, or are still employed and seeking a better opportunity, the key to conducting a job interview successfully is a result of a number of factors. However, one of the more defining factors is the relationship you establish. People hire people they like. Even if one candidate is more qualified and experienced than another, without a good relationship there is minimal chance at securing the job. The same goes for referrals. When you are referred by an existing employee, your chances are much stronger than a candidate who applied simply as a result of finding the opportunity through a job board ad. So the question becomes how do you develop a strong enough relationship from a job interview to strengthen and lock in your chances at a job offer?
In school, you probably had a "cheat sheet" of sorts to review before your exams - just to refresh your brain on the little things. Treat your interviews the same way. FREE: Best Interview Preparation Tool Ever Here are 10 elements in an important interview prep checklist to review before the big day: