The candidate sounded enthusiastic over the phone, their resume checked off all the boxes, and all you have left to do is bring them in for an interview. What could possibly go wrong, right? As it turns out, a lot of things. We decided to ask our team here at Real Jobs to share some of their most horrific interview experiences. Here’s what they had to say:
Smell ya later
I was interviewing candidates for a sales position. The first person I interviewed was on time and at first glance, looked professionally dressed. As we went to shake hands, he looked and smelt like he just finished a running a marathon – between his sweat stains and body odor I couldn’t decide which was worse. I assumed that he was just really, really nervous. Turns out that he literally ran a marathon … Read More »
Being unemployed during the holidays can be a trying time. Amidst the spirit and joy of the season, the desire to provide for your family and the uncertainties and stresses of searching for a job can push even well-prepared jobseekers into feelings of negativity. If you’re spending the holidays job searching, rest assured that you aren’t alone. Here are a few thoughts on refocusing and staying positive in your job search this holiday season.
Stick to a routine
Treating a job search like a full-time job is good advice because it helps you stick to a routine. Scheduling a daily checklist of goals and tasks helps establish structure in the absence of work. Incorporating exercise and healthy meals into your routine is also highly recommended. By taking care of yourself during this stressful time, you’ll be more focused and capable of seizing … Read More »
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