Weekly Job Byte

Five Rude And Insulting Interview Questions — And How To Answer Them

You are a well-brought-up person with perfect manners, or at least you aspire to be. You probably know that the rudest thing you can do is to call out, mention or acknowledge another person’s bad behavior!

When someone is rude to you, the best thing to do is to smile and ignore the impolite behavior. As a well-brought-up person, that’s what you will do when you run into rudeness on the job search trail.

Sadly, I can almost guarantee that you will run into rude interviewers asking terribly impolite and intrusive questions. Read More.

How Long Should I Wait For Feedback After An Interview?

What is a reasonable time frame for a company to get back to me after a job interview?

I’ve had interviews where I got an email message one or two days later saying “No thanks” or “We want to meet you again.”

I’ve also had situations where I never heard anything back at all. I only figured out that I didn’t get the job when a month or two had gone by without a word from the employer. Read More.

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Ten Unmistakable Signs You’re Not Getting The Job
One of the most common mistakes a job-seeker can make is to wait too long to say “See ya!” to a job opportunity that’s going nowhere.Some unscrupulous or clueless people will keep you in a recruiting pipeline for weeks or months when you actually have no chance at getting the job.

You have no chance because the job opportunity is fake (they aren’t going to hire anyone — they’re just interviewing people like you to get free advice) or because they already know who they want to hire.

Why would they keep someone like you hanging on when they already know who they plan to hire?

There are several reasons:
• They may need to interview additional candidates to “prove” that they did their…Read More.

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