Posts made in July, 2012

Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview

Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community, dug through more than 80,000 interview ratings and reviews shared throughout the past year to uncover the Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview. This list is based entirely on experiences from recent job candidates. Toughest Interview Process:McKinsey & Company (Interview difficulty: 3.9), Boston Consulting Group (Interview difficulty: 3.8) and Oliver Wyman (Interview difficulty: 3.7), all consulting firms, have the most difficult interview process according to recent job candidates. (Interview difficulty ratings based on a 5-point scale; 1.0=very easy, 5.0=very difficult). Does a Difficult...

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How to follow up on a job interview

Unfortunately, many companies are receiving hundreds of resumes for each opening, so it’s nearly impossible for them to personally respond to each candidate that applies for each position. Some companies have an automated response system in place through their applicant tracking systems, but for many organizations, candidate response is still a manual process. With that being said, it’s not entirely fair for candidates to be left wondering where they stand in the recruiting process, particularly if a candidate has made it to the actual interview process. After an interview occurs, there’s usually some internal discussion with the interviewers and...

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3 Tips for an Appropriate Workplace Appearance

Knowing what to wear (and what not to wear) can make or break your career success. Here are three easy tips for an appropriate workplace appearance.

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I was quoted in Cosmo!

Exciting news: I was quoted in the August 2012 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine! I was asked how you should handle a prospective employer finding inappropriate photos of you and bringing it up during the interview. My response? Say that it was a mistake you’ve learned a lot from, then steer the conversation back to your qualifications.

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Guest post: 5 Ways E-Learning Is Changing The Way We Train In The Workplace

Online and distance education are already taking off. Likewise, the trend is starting to catch on in the business world. E-learning, distance learning, and online learning are all the rage – and it is only natural that businesses are joining educational organizations in their use. Training courses will never be the same for a great deal of businesses. Here are five reasons why e-learning is changing the nature of training courses for everyone, not just students. Slow and Steady Wins the Race People like to learn in small, digestible chunks of information. According to Jim George, these chunks are “the most attractive learning opportunities.” Similar to an online...

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