Do Tough Interviews Make for Happier Hires?
by Kelly Eggers, The Wall Street Journal
While a challenging interview might leave some job seekers shaking in their boots, most employees say that getting the offer made a next-to-impossible hiring process worth it in the end.
I’m sick: Should I cancel my job interview?
by Amy Levin-Epstein, CBS Moneywatch
“I’m sick and I have a job interview tomorrow. Should I cancel? I really want the job.” We’ve all been there. You finally scored an interview for a job you covet, and then your body rebels. You don’t want to risk losing the opportunity, but what’s the better play — postpone until you’re better or push through on a mix of Dayquil and adrenaline?
Can You Handle It? Companies With the Hardest Job Interviews
by Cindy Perman, CNBC
Have you ever been stumped by a question like “Tell me a little bit about yourself?” We’ve already established that interviews for jobs on Wall Street can be like a punch in the face. But guess which industry gives the toughest interviews?
In Job Hunting, the Pas de Deux of Seeker and Offerer
by Alina Tugend, The New York Times
I HAVE a friend who, like many people, has been looking for a job for over a year. He’s had dozens of interviews and been called back multiple times for positions that, in the end, he never received.This friend, who asked not to be named because he was still looking for a job, summed up the whole process this way: “I liken it to playing chess on a board I can’t see against people I don’t know.”
Stay Passionate by Asking “What Am I Excited About?”
by Jay Nathan, Lifehacker
When was the last time you were truly excited about something at work? If it’s hard to come up with an answer, you’re not alone. As Jay Nathan explains, the first step to changing this is asking yourself a simple question.