A new job is a new opportunity to reinvent yourself. It’s a fresh start and a clean slate. Did you have some bad habits on the old job? Were you known more for being late than for the quality of your work? Were you a push-over? If so, I ask you now: What do you want to be known for?Read More
Author: Dr. Dana
Interviewing is about putting your best foot forward. It’s about making sure the hiring manager knows how great you would be at the job. It’s also about you finding out whether this is really somewhere you want to work. When it comes right down to it, accepting a job offer is agreeing to whatever they have to offer for as long as you choose to work there.Read More
For many, panel interviews are the nightmares that can wake them up in the middle of the night. And, to be fair, three (or more) interviewers to one can be intimidating. When you’ve done all you can to prepare for an interview, adding these tips to your repertoire will not only help calm your nerves, but put that extra polish on the impression you leave behind.Read More
One of the most frequently sited reasons for wanting a Federal job is job security. And, this is a benefit that is true. Unless you’re on probation. Probationary periods are intended to let supervisors continue to evaluate whether they made a good hiring decision. This period is not (or should not be) a ‘gotcha’ period.Read More
The time involved in reviewing resumes, setting up interviews, and actually conducting interviews is a huge time commitment. No one wants to waste their time (yours or the candidate’s) sitting through another awkward hour-long interview that won’t lead to a good hire. As a hiring manager, there’s nothing more disappointing that being 10 minutes into a face-to-face interview and knowing this candidate isn’t the one.
What’s the alternative? I propose a 10-15 minute pre-phone interview.Read More