Showing posts from May, 2021

How the Pandemic Has Changed the Hiring Process

  The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in many ways, not the least of which is how businesses hire new employees. The country is starting to open up again, but we'll probably never completely go back to the way things were. We're in a new world now, which means hiring practices are going to change. Here's what you need to know if you want to improve your hiring process in a post-COVID world. Virtual Interviews are Becoming Standard Pre-interview telephone screenings have been commonplace for some time, but actual interviews were still usually completed in person up until the pandemic. These days, it's more common for the entire interview process to be virtual, which is much faster than meeting someone face-to-face. Not only can employers learn a lot about a candidate from a Zoom session, but they can schedule more of these types of interviews in a day. Employers Make a Better Connection with Candidates Since virtual interviews are quicker and more relaxed than me

What to Look For in an Offer Letter

  Receiving a formal offer letter after you've interviewed for a job is usually a cause to celebrate. It often signifies the end of your job search and the beginning of gainful employment. On the other hand, you need to look closely at an offer letter when you receive one. Here's what you should be looking for when you receive an offer letter for a new job. Your Base Salary Any offer letter that you receive should include a base salary that reflects what was discussed during your interview. If there are any discrepancies or if the language is unclear, immediately ask for clarification. This might be an awkward conversation that could get your job offer rescinded, but you should be paid a fair salary for your skills even if that means continuing your job search a little while longer. You Should Receive a Definitive Start Date and Time An offer letter should also include a definite start date and time for your new position. Like your salary, it should reflect what was discussed

Online Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid

  The business world has been forced to completely evolve over the last year. Many workers are performing the duties of their job from home instead of going into an office every day. The use of online job interviews has also drastically gone up recently. Since this is a completely different experience than an in-person interview, you may have to do a little bit of preparation. These are the four biggest online job interview mistakes you must avoid at all costs. Technical Difficulties There are several different online systems that a potential employer can use for the interview. All of these programs have their own quirks and features, so you should find out which one will be used ahead of the interview. This will allow you to test everything out the day before to ensure everything goes well. Struggling with the video call is the last way you want to start the interview. Too Many Distraction It is far too easy to get distracted when doing a job interview from the comfort of your home.