CategoryInterviews

Recruiter Missed Phone Interview: What To Do

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You were shortlisted for an interview. You scheduled an initial screening call with a recruiter. It’s a company that you like and you’re excited for the call. But then, the scheduled call time comes and it’s…crickets. Your recruiter missed the phone interview. You’re disappointed and not sure what it means or what you should do. This article is written to help...

Missed Call From Recruiter: What to Do?

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If you’re applying for jobs, there’s a good chance that you’ll get recruiters reaching out to to schedule a screening interview (in some cases, even an automated phone screening).  But what happens if you’re in a meeting at your current job, or otherwise away from your phone, and find that you have a missed call from a recruiter? Is it ok to miss the call? And if so, how...

Automated Phone Screening: What to Expect

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Even in an increasingly automated corporate environment, something that job candidates are surprised to encounter is an automated phone screening process. Some companies are experimenting with automated phone screenings, as well as pre recorded video interviews, as ways to save on labor costs. By having an automated system for early stage screenings, companies can save a recruiter from having to...

One Week After Interview and No Response: What To Do

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If you recently interviewed for a job that you’re excited about, but have been waiting over a week after the interview and still haven’t heard back, you may be getting concerned about what’s going on. You might be wondering why the recruiter has gone silent on you, if one week is a normal timeline, and if there’s any action that you should take. To that end, we connected...

How Would Your Friends Describe You? How to Answer.

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A relatively common question that you should be prepared to answer in a job interview is “how would your friends describe you”.  It’s a bit of a different one in that it isn’t focused as much on your specific experience or work history, but is more of a probing question around how people perceive your character and tendencies. With it being a bit different than your...

Apology For Not Attending An Interview

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When you’re seeking employment, it’s important to be punctual and to always keep your promises. When you fail to attend an interview, you may be wondering how you can apologize for this, while also possibly redeeming your chances of being hired. There are a few methods to apologize, and it should be done as soon as possible. Read below to learn more about how to issue an apology for not attending...

Three Weeks After Interview and No Response: What To Do

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Waiting is the hardest part, as it’s been said time and time again. When you have an interview, you’re excited, hopeful, and may be in serious need of employment. This makes the time waiting after an interview to hear back from the interviewer frustrating. And waiting is especially frustrating if you’ve been patient for a long time, like three weeks or more. But what should you do? And is...

Shortlisted for An Interview: What Does It Mean?

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Trying to find a new employment opportunity is like a ladder, and there are plenty of steps you’ll have to effectively climb before reaching the top. There are many processes and requirements that must be met before getting hired. Recruiters and hiring managers have a system of organization to help the hiring process go smoothly. One of those is the use of a shortlist. Within this article, we...

Pre-recorded Video Interview: A Complete Guide

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When you’re looking for a job, you’re likely to run into a lot of different applications and interview types. While many employers still stick to the standard process of in-person interviews, others are using technology to help simplify the hiring process while also making it more efficient. Pre-recorded video interviews are a tool that many employers are starting to utilize. But what is a pre...

How to Ace an Interview: A Step-by-Step Process

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Ultimately, landing the job you want is going to come down to how well you do in a job interview. And that can be good and bad. It’s bad in that many people hate interviewing and get nervous about the  process. But it’s good because there is often a pretty low bar for delivering a good interview. And because so many people don’t like and don’t properly prepare for interviews, if you just...

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