10 Things You Should Know Before Going For A Job Interview

10 Things You Should Know Before Going For A Job Interview

Human Resource Managers (HRs) often make a lot of assumptions while interviewing candidates for a job.

So if you have ever wondered why you were not employed, even after what you feel was a stellar interview session, it could be due to one of the 10 simple reasons below

Here are what the HRs are REALLY thinking;

1. Once you're unemployed more than six months, you're considered pretty much unemployable. We assume that other people have already passed you over, so we don't want anything to do with you.

2. When it comes to getting a job, who you know really does matter. No matter how nice your résumé is or how great your experience may be, it's all about connections.

3. We will judge you based on your e-mail address. Especially if it's something inappropriate like kinkyboots101@hotmail.com or johnnylikestodrink@gmail.com.

4. If you're in your 50s or 60s, don't put the year you graduated on your résumé.

5. There's a myth out there that a résumé has to be one page. So people send their résumé in a two-point font. Nobody is going to read that.

6. It's amazing when people come in for an interview and say, 'Can you tell me about your business?' Seriously, people. There's an Internet. Look it up.

7. Make sure you’re nice to everyone, especially the admin person at the front desk. If you’re not, we’ll hear about it.

8. Never tell us you were fired from a job. Your résumé will automatically go into the trash. In 90 percent of the cases, we have no way of finding out.

9.. When it comes to getting a job, persistence does not pay off. Checking in once or twice is fine. But if you call and call and call, you’re not going to get the job, because you’re annoying.

10. If your former supervisor hated you, don’t give me his direct line for a reference. Instead, give me the number to HR. Most of us will give out only the dates of your employment and what your title was.

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