Earlier I wrote an article about improving your resume. I'm no expert, just a person who spent a lot of time last year searching for a new job, and now am allowed to screen resumes for a new position on our team. The next step in the process of filling the position at work, is to interview applicants.
Here are some surprising (and not in a good way) things I learned from the current issue of the Cutter IT Journal, in the article "The Right Way to Recruit CIOs" by Robert Gariano, an executive-search veteran and founder of search firm Robert Gariano Associates:
Today I'm bringing you myrrh, job seekers. In January the U.S. Department of Labor challenged the nation to submit its favorite job-search tools. Voting ended on January 15, and the DOL is now reviewing the entries. In the meantime, they're sharing the submissions on its Website, http://dolchallenge.ideascale.com/ . Before you click, you should know there are 634 tools on the currently unfiltered list. You're welcome to sift through the list-that's why they're posted-or, alternatively, you can check out the following resources I hand-picked from the list.
Sure, it's an employer's market. That doesn't mean, however, that those who hire hold all the cards. Job interviews are stressful enough without myths like this to terrify you and harm your interview performance. It's time to set the record straight.
Earlier this week I wrote about the technical job interview that I had last week. The interview was in the format of a quiz, so the questions were very specific. To share advice with other job seekers I thought it would be important to discuss how I prepared for this interview.