Happy 90th birthday, Harry Dean Stanton! After reading your guide, I said oh my God, my answers were wrong in my previous interview. What did you like about your last job? No one helped me during my first years of job hunting, so I KNOW how important a little mentoring can be… and I am now very happy to BE that mentor to others. http://damianperrycafe.pca-plus.com/2016/08/04/info-on-key-details-for-interview/“I got my dream. You don’t need to memorize an answer, but do take the time to consider how you’ll respond. I am a person who likes to meet deadlines and deliver what I promise and sometimes I can get a little frustrated with my fellow co-workers if I’m waiting on them in the last hour before something is due.” You won’t find anyone this confident about the results their product will bring to you. You’ll get the inside scoop on what interviewers are looking for and how to tell them exactly what they want to hear.
On August 1, Massachusetts passed an equal-pay law that prohibits employers from asking about salary histories until they make a job offer that includes compensation, unless the applicants voluntarily provide the information, ThinkProgress reported . Massachusetts is the first state to ban employers from inquiring about salary histories. As ThinkProgress noted, asking candidates for their salary histories may reinforce the gender wage gap. Women generally earn less than men, and when they disclose their salary, the prospective employer may base their new salary on their previous one. The passage of the law is heartening news for those interviewing in Massachusetts as for the rest of us, there are ways to dodge the salary question artfully. In an episode of “The Tim Ferriss Show” podcast , bestselling personal-finance writer Ramit Sethi gave some advice on how to avoid giving a direct answer. If you’re in a job interview and a hiring manager asks you how much you make or how much you’re looking for, Sethi says, say something like, “You know what, I’m happy to discuss money down the road, but right now I’m just trying to see if there’s a good fit for both of us. I’m sure you’re trying to do the same thing.” Sethi says this communicates confidence to the interviewer and can suggest that you have multiple offers on the table. His advice is to hold off on salary negotiations until the hiring manager comes at you with a job offer, but you may run into an interviewer who will keep pushing until they get an answer. In an interview with Business Insider in May, HR consultant Lynn Taylor also recommended the dodge tactic, but said that if you get an insistent interviewer, answer truthfully but with an explanation. That is, answer the range question based on what people already in that position make at the company which you should know from your research and answer the current-salary question by fleshing out your other benefits and the possibility of recently increased duties that have yet to be reflected in a raise.
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Some ask insanely difficult or weird questions, while others drag out the process and never get back to you leaving you wanting to give up on your whole job search. A few, however, are known for providing candidates with a pleasant experience. To find out which employers fall into that latter category, Glassdoor recently looked at the input of interview candidates who provided anonymous feedback by completing an interview review, where they were asked to rate their overall interview experience, describe the interview process, provide questions asked, rate the difficulty of the interview, and share other insights related to the process. Glassdoor analyzed feedback from US-based candidates who interviewed at companies with 1,000 or more employees. Only companies with at least 100 reviews in the past year were considered. To determine its list of The 50 Best Places to Interview in 2016 , Glassdoor calculated an interview score for each company, which is based on positive interview experience ratings, but also takes interview duration and interview difficulty into consideration. Winners are ranked based on their interview score during the past year. Beloware the top 25 best places to interview in 2016. (See the complete list of all 50 here .)
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