The most tedious chore for a candidate and the worst nightmare of any employer looking for a new staff member, is the search and selection process that could make or break your chances of getting a new job. So how do you deal with it?
This is your time to shine. When seeking a new career, the job interview is the process through which you, as a potential employee are evaluated by an employer for prospective employment in their organisation.
Simple is better. Employers tend to avoid long talks because time is precious. Too many job seekers make the interview process more complicated than need be, thinking they need to do something special to stand out.
If you do a simple Google search you will end up with millions of websites showing you different ways of how to write a CV – I got 189 million results in 0.94 seconds.
One of the questions you may get asked during the interview process is ‘why are you the best candidate for this role?’. This is fairly common for people looking for banking jobs in Malta. It’s good to prepare an answer for this beforehand so you’re not stumped when the question is presented to you!
Picture the scenario – you apply for an office administration job and are extremely happy to get an interview after submitting a test or presentation you’ve worked really hard on. The recruiter tells you they will be in touch. You wait and you wait… but you do not hear from them. You try chasing up, send emails, give a call, but receive no feedback.
How do you communicate confidently as you explore new career opportunities? It’s not easy to project confidence when your future work role is a “work-in-progress”. Read this article for 3 ways to coach yourself to be more confident about your career communication during career transition.
Imagine this scenario – You are experiencing growth within your team and need to recruit. You post a new vacancy on social media, share it within a few groups and contact a couple of recruiters to widen your options. You start receiving the first applications and you invite and interview a number of applicants. You make an offer to the best one and after some negotiation you get the candidate’s approval. You prepare the welcome pack and make sure that on the first day of your new recruit, you block a couple of hours on your calendar so that you give the necessary attention to the newcomer and possibly post a photo on the company’s social media page.
Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, sees serious change on the horizon. In the next 30 years, artificial intelligence will outpace human knowledge, leading to job loss, the billionaire tells CNBC’s David Faber. “This is what to study if you want a high-paying job in the future” said Jack Ma.