I remember looking for a job during summer break from college. I went through the arduous task of filling out hundreds of job applications, providing every scrap of information about my educational background and work experience and racking my brain for phone numbers and addresses (why do they need these?) of my references.
Question: I have been unemployed for over nine months. How do I explain my long unemployment period at an upcoming job interview?
Answer: The interviewer may or may not have an unfavourable impression of your gaping unemployment period. But it can be typical for some employers to link this to something negative – perhaps a bad work ethnic or undesirable personality. The last thing you want to do is to shrug your shoulders nonchalantly and give an awkward smile. So how do you weave your way through this dreaded question? (Read More Here!)
Form applications may bring back memories of jobs you had in high school or college. But the truth is that many jobs you’ll apply for today will require applications. It’s a company’s way of getting standard information from every applicant and ensuring uniformity and fairness for all who apply.