How to highlight your experience as an Administrative Executive in an Interview

Administrative assistant resumes can sometimes fail to present your best experience and qualifications, particularly in an interview setting. Many skills and experiences presented in a resume require further explanation to fully present the value you provide to a hiring manager. It simply isn’t enough to reiterate the bullet points on your resume in an interview setting. … Continue reading How to highlight your experience as an Administrative Executive in an Interview

My worst interview session

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "And what starting salary are you looking for?" The engineer replies, "In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package." The interviewer inquires, "Well, what would you say to … Continue reading My worst interview session

A CEO Reveals Why He Schedules Interviews At 6:30am

A CEO would need to be 'out of his mind' before fixing job interviews at 6:30am which is an ungodly hour for many job seekers, but that's a huge test on one's personality.  An employer who uses this method of job interview has revealed the secret behind his choice. Image: Interview at a coffee shop. … Continue reading A CEO Reveals Why He Schedules Interviews At 6:30am

9 Sentences You Shouldn’t Use In An Interview.

Employers have revealed a few secrets that could help any job-seeker avoid trivial mistakes with generic statements during interviews. These errors are indeed, very costly and could be the only distance keeping any candidate away from landing that dream job. Image: Interview in progress. A panel of career coaches assembled by Forbes have revealed their picks … Continue reading 9 Sentences You Shouldn’t Use In An Interview.

20 Questions You Should Never Ask In An Interview.

Job seekers go through so much stress preparing for interviews with expectations of possible questions to be asked. It, however, becomes challenging when an interviewer turns the table on a candidate with this inevitable sentence: "do you have any questions for me?" Image: Words of advice from HR professional, Amy Hoover. The difficult problem becomes … Continue reading 20 Questions You Should Never Ask In An Interview.

How Microsoft’s “Impossible” Interview Question Mystify Candidates.

Interviews can be nerve-wrecking enough for every candidate, but how would an interviewer expect job-seekers to cope when a near-impossible question is thrown at them right at the end of the process? Technology giant Microsoft has allegedly done just that to hopeful jobseekers looking to secure a role at the company. According to a comment on … Continue reading How Microsoft’s “Impossible” Interview Question Mystify Candidates.

Woman Lost Job Offer After Recruiter Asked Her To Remove Head Scarf.

A woman has reportedly had a job offer revoked after a recruitment firm informed her she could not wear her head scarf as it violated employer policy. Swedish citizen Ruya El Hattawi interviewed for a summer position at spice and condiment giant Santa Maria, the conversation was filmed by a recruitment agency and subsequently sent … Continue reading Woman Lost Job Offer After Recruiter Asked Her To Remove Head Scarf.

Interviewer Levied £2,000 For Bias Against Working Mom.

The Japanese Consulate in Edinburgh has reportedly been slapped with a huge fine after an employment tribunal ruled they discriminated against a female candidate during a job interview. Image: File photo. Chihiro Macdonald, who was born in Japan and now lives in Edinburgh with her husband and children. The report said she was treated unfairly when … Continue reading Interviewer Levied £2,000 For Bias Against Working Mom.