By Jonathan Tay
From dealing with a crying interviewee to encountering a stalker, interviewers reveal some of the strangest job candidates they have come across in JobsCentral’s latest online study. The study, which was conducted from August to September 2012, included the responses of over 390 hiring managers and HR personnel.
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By Png Han Yong
Congratulations, you’ve landed yourself an interview after weeks of fine-tuning your resume and scouting for that dream job.
In preparation for the big day, you’ve readied your wardrobe and done ample research on the company. On the day itself, you stride confidently into the interview room and proceed to breeze through most of the questions thrown at you.
By Nur Shakylla Nadhra
So you are sitting before the interviewer. The interview has been going fine so far – until he or she throws one particular question that stumps you: why have you been unemployed for so long?
Uh oh. What do you do or say now? Your heart starts beating rapidly, palms become sweaty and you are racking your brain for an answer.
By Farhan Shah
What do goodnight kisses at the end of a date and being the last candidate in job interviews have in common?
Much more than you think, according to Ed O’Brien, a psychologist from the University of Michigan says.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that when it comes to last experiences, be it your final dinner in a restaurant or that final goodbye, the act is somehow more poignant and emotional than usual. However, Ed O’Brien and his colleague, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, have discovered that it might not even actually have to be the last, but just the idea that it is the last.
This morning on the bus I couldn’t help but notice the woman across from me as she made a phone call. (Cell phone chatter on the bus is just one of my personal pet peeves.) But just seconds after she started talking, I realized she was having a job interview.
I was dumbfounded. Despite how desperate job seekers claim to be, they still make the simplest job search mistakes. One of the golden rules of job search: Find a quiet place to do a phone interview.
So when I got to work and saw the headline “Jobseekers interview while using toilet” in my inbox, I just had to click.