When you embark on a job search, there are many challenges, but preparing for an interview can be downright nerve-wracking. If you are like most people, you are not accustomed to selling yourself and telling total strangers why you are great, which is basically what an interview demands. I joke to candidates that interviewing is one of those things you get better at with practice; you just hope you don’t have to practice too much!
There are common practices when preparing for any job interview, but if you are interviewing for a contract position versus a permanent role, the process can be very different. Here are four things to keep in mind.
Going from contract to permanent can be like a courtship. You need to let your work shine through as you decide if it’s the right place for you. When the timing is right, ask the tough questions and be prepared for any answer you may get.
2018 is looking like a great year to turn your career-related resolutions into a reality. Since there is always an uptick in hiring after the holidays, individuals who are prepared will get access to the best career opportunities. Here are some tips on being ready to find the employment you want in the new year.
In the global economy, one of the most valuable traits an employee can possess is the ability to speak a second or multiple languages. Knowing an additional language like Spanish, French or Mandarin, for example, illustrates to an employer the value you bring as an employee and a person. Here are five reasons why speaking a foreign language can help you in your career.
Your recruiter should be your trusted advisor, your partner in your job search and your advocate. We do this best when our candidates are honest with us about the facts concerning their careers and job searches. Here are five of the most common “untruths” recruiters commonly hear and why it’s important to avoid them!
Because, “Tell Me about Yourself” is such an overarching question, it can be difficult to formulate a focused response. While there is no one right or wrong way to respond, a team of WinterWyman’s expert recruiters offer their suggestions on the best ways to answer this commonly asked interview question.
As a current recruiter and a former contractor, I have a unique perspective on the candidate/recruiter relationship and what it takes to build a partnership. And, that’s exactly what it is, a partnership. Looking back on my contracting career, I can see some of the mistakes I made and how having a different approach with my recruiter would have made a big difference.