Most employment interviews are a waste of time. Candidates think they’re about correctly answering the interviewer’s questions and interviewers think they’re designed to figure out if the candidate meets the requirements listed in the job description. They’re not.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush – or so the metaphor goes.
For many people, interviews are one of the most nerve racking things that they can do. It’s not surprising when you think about it, since there is a lot at stake: the job of their dreams, the ability to make the next mortgage/rent check, regaining a lost sense of self esteem, etc.
“So why do you want this job?” Answering that question should be really easy! Often the answers are:
Caution: these rules are not for the faint-at-heart, or for those who want to pretend they’re working hard to find a new job. However, read on if you’re serious about getting a new job, a better job, or jump-starting your career.
No matter what field you're in, if you're interviewing for jobs, you're likely to encounter interviewers who ask, "Where do you see yourself in five years?"
The Recruiters LoungePosted in Job Search Tips, Recruiting Rants and HR Commentary Jim Stroud
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