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Purpose-Driven People Seek Employers That Reflect Their Aspirations.
In recent years, many companies have become more community-minded, concerned with preserving the environment through reducing their carbon footprint, serving higher goals beyond the main one of profitability. People who want to work in companies where they feel their contributions are meaningful are attracted to firms that have corporate missions focused on giving back to … Continue reading Purpose-Driven People Seek Employers That Reflect Their Aspirations.
Who Is The Hiring Power In The Company You Want To Join?
In looking to connect with a potential employer, think about who has the power to hire you. If you work in operations for example, then the management levels of Operations include Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Operations, Director and VP, Operations. The logical hiring power is the person who has the line authority to hire you. … Continue reading Who Is The Hiring Power In The Company You Want To Join?
How Closely Aligned Are Your Goals And The Employer’s?
What motivates you to join the new employer may not reflect what their motivation is to hire you. Many times, I hear from people who are disappointed with their career progress; what they hoped for in joining a new employer did not come to pass. You may choose to accept an offer of employment because … Continue reading How Closely Aligned Are Your Goals And The Employer’s?
Determine What The Right Fit Is For You.
Why is one person chosen over another when both may have almost equal qualifications and experience? Very often, a hiring decision is influenced by how the interviewer/s feel about the person that they select. After all of the testing, panel interviewing, assessment and evaluation, it can simply boil down to the decision-maker's gut feeling. What influences that … Continue reading Determine What The Right Fit Is For You.
“What Are The Key Issues Facing Our Industry And Company In This Market?”
Stay aware of factors that affect the business climate; the challenges of new technology, regulations, inventions, trade agreements, labour issues and shortages---anything which presents a new trend or direction that involves change. News articles that describe these issues are found in leading publications, and sometimes highlighted on the company's website in their News Feed. A … Continue reading “What Are The Key Issues Facing Our Industry And Company In This Market?”
Here Are Examples Of Open-Ended Questions.
How do you see my experience and what you are looking for in the person you're hiring? What do you think is the most important requirement for this job? What are you looking for in the person you hire? What qualities does the company look for in the people they hire? How would you describe … Continue reading Here Are Examples Of Open-Ended Questions.
“Why Do You Want To Work For Us?”
This is another tricky question which probes for what is motivating you to interview for the job, and tells the interviewer if you have at all researched the company and understand who they are and what they do. A few minutes spent reviewing their website, press releases, mission statement, community involvement and present progress helps … Continue reading “Why Do You Want To Work For Us?”