Welcome to another edition of The Funny Side of HR from the Desk of a Woman of a Certain Age It is nothing short of amazing how the business of human resources has changed overall during the last 25 years. And…certainly, if we look back at the job search and interview process 30+ years […]
How do I ‘hook them’ when interviewing, vying for a promotion, or closing ‘The deal’? As many may know, ABC has a real hit on its hands with The Shark Tank! The stars are a ruthless, shrewd collection of diverse, self-made millionaires who judge, qualify, and either select or ‘de-select’ budding entrepreneurs for further investment. If […]
I have been in talent acquisition for almost ten years and have chosen to work in corporate recruiting. I often get asked the question, “When you can earn two to three times what you are earning now, why haven’t you gone out on your own and begun working with many companies instead of working within just one?” The answer is pretty simple. For positions within a services organization where talent is what we are selling to our customers, I just don’t believe in the external recruiting model.
When networking with job-seekers, I hear that behavioral interviewing is common practice; thus, I was shocked to read this article on Business Insider: “Google Admits Its Crazy Interview Questions Were ‘A Complete Waste of Time.” I could not believe that a Fortune 100 company was still asking questions such as, “Why are manholes round?” I am unable to determine how someone can objectively answer this type of question. Behavioral interviewing is evidently a practice that is not as common as I had thought. If behavioral interviewing is not something your company is practicing now, it is should be put into practice as soon as possible.
We all have random encounters and some impact us more than others. Inspired by Kristin Kaufman’s book, Is This Seat Taken?, Women of HR share encounters that impacted them.
It’s common sense (well it should be anyway!) that job seekers shouldn’t bad mouth former employers on a job interview. However, when you’re looking for a new job, there’s always a good reason for it and you should be honest — in a professional way. Unless the person interviewing you has just fallen off of a turnip truck or is on their first day of the job, they’ll want to know more. It’s best if it comes from you rather than having the interviewer make an incorrect assumption about you or your work.
Many organizations have terrible interview processes. I use the word many, but I am probably exaggerating. I often find myself frustrated with the lack of communication that happens. I also realized recently, that I am sometimes “old school” in how I prefer to be communicated with initially during the interview process.What experiences have you had?
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I always used to struggle with awful nerves particularly before and during interviews and it meant I was missing out on many opportunities.I had to train myself to control these nerves to stop them from taking over. This took a while to do but here are a few of the things that I learned along the way.
Do women know the art of negotiation?
There are exceptions to every stereotype out there, but in this case, I’ll venture to guess that many women do accept job offers or answers from our leaders without question. We don’t ask for higher salaries, for more help or resources nor more help from our family members. Is it because it is not comfortable? Is it because we are not competent in negotiation? Is it because we want to avoid confrontation? Many women avoid negotiation for varied reasons. However, whatever the reason, it is something we can learn and get better at with time.
Here are a few tips.