Weekly Job Byte

‘Describe yourself in 3 words’
You want to present yourself as a seasoned, well-rounded candidate for a job, so describing yourself to an interviewer in just three words may be a challenge.

Nevertheless, it’s an interview question you’re likely to encounter.

“Hiring managers don’t ask you to describe yourself to get to know you better,” bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch tells CNBC Make It. “That’s what your resume, recommendations and interviews are for. No, they ask to evaluate if you’re authentic and self-aware.” Read More.

You may never have to answer the dreaded salary question again
If there’s one thing job seekers hate, it’s the dreaded salary question: “How much did you make in your last job?”

Interviewees just can’t win when it comes to this inquiry.

Answer honestly, and you might get low-balled when it comes to your starting salary. Fudge your past earnings, and you risk getting caught in a lie and terminatedRead More. 

What Hiring Managers Want to Hear from Candidates in a Phone Interview

Companies are increasingly using phone interviews at the early stages of screening candidates, before inviting them on-site for in-person interviews. This is a way to efficiently screen through large candidate pools, as the average job has over 250 applicants. Moreover, the phone screen is typically conducted by recruiters, many of whom may be remote so the phone-screen is a good medium to tap into remote talent and reduce the recruiting overhead for the hiring manager.
What is the interviewer looking for?

The recruiter has three main goals for a phone screen: Read More.

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