By CareerBuilder US
If you’ve been on a lot of job interviews, you may have noticed certain questions get asked almost every time. Yet even though they’re commonly asked, many jobseekers struggle with finding the right answers. (Read More Here!)
Interviews can be an ordeal for many people. Sometimes we just don't know if what we're doing is right or wrong. Here's a basic list of dos and don'ts you can refer to before you go to that big interview. (Read More Here!)
Question: I’m aware that questions about race and religion are illegal at job interviews. What are some other inappropriate or illegal questions that I should look out for?
Answer: Despite efforts emphasised by our own Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices, some “illegal” questions are still being sneaked into many job interviews. A seemingly innocuous “Tell us more about yourself,” for instance, can lead to interviewees volunteering information that is otherwise illegal to acquire directly, such as their age, race, marital status and sexual orientation. However, since most people really do want the job, odds are that they would avoid saying anything that might jeopardise their chances of getting the job. As such, many interviewers get away with hovering along the lines of asking “illegal” questions, thereby perpetuating the practice of “illegal” interview questions. (Read More Here!)
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!)
By: Alythea Ho
Ever heard about the guy who burst into song halfway through his interview, or the stalker who wouldn’t leave his interviewer alone?
Sounds like something straight out from Cracked.com, but believe it or not, these job-seekers are real.
In a JobsCentral survey held from August to September last year, we sought 396 hiring managers and HR personnel in Singapore and asked them to share their strangest interview experiences.
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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