No Job? Blame Your Pants.
by Megan Kiesel, ABC News
The local government of Hinds County, Mississippi, may force residents to pull their pants up in the hope of pulling the region up by its bootstraps. In a hearing, county officials brought new legislation regarding sagging pants to the table in an effort to weed out what the ban’s supporters say is an “indecent” wardrobe choice that’s keeping the Jackson area youth out of work.
Why You Didn’t Get The Interview
by Dave Fecak, Lifehacker
With a down economy, most of us have heard accounts of job seekers sending out 100, 200, perhaps 300 résumés without getting even one response. To anyone who has sent out large quantities of résumés without any response or interviews, I offer this advice: The complete lack of response is not due to the economy. It’s based on your résumé, your experience, or your résumé submission itself.
5 Lessons the Presidential Campaign Teaches Us About Getting a Job
by Chrissy Scivicque, US News and World Report
With the campaign to see who will be the next president of the United States now well under way, President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney are currently in the midst of the world’s toughest job interview. The prospective employer (i.e., the American public) is known for putting its candidates through the ringer. After all, the job itself is no cakewalk. The interview process is rigorous for a reason.
3 Interview Questions That Reveal Everything
Jeff Haden, Inc Magazine
To get the core info you need about the candidates you interview, here’s a simple but incredibly effective interview technique I learned from John Younger, the CEO of Accolo, a cloud recruiting solutions provider. (If you think you’ve conducted a lot of interviews, think again: Younger has interviewed thousands of people). Here’s how it works. Just start from the beginning of the candidate’s work history and work your way through each subsequent job. Move quickly, and don’t ask for detail. And don’t ask follow-up questions, at least not yet.
How To Beat The Interview Jitters
Most of us have been there, nervously anticipating an upcoming job interview and when we’re nervous, our body language tends to give us away. Signs take many forms. We may stammer, clench our fists, clear our throats or tap our fingers. Certainly, during a job interview, we want to hide this telltale behavior. So what can we do to calm the jitters?
Your Legal Rights During a Job Interview
by Andrew Lu, FindLaw.com
You may not know it, but employment laws play a big role in the job hiring process long before you even become an employee. Some laws affect what kind of advertisements the employer can place in looking for a qualified candidate. Other laws affect the legal rights a candidate has as soon as an interview begins. And even if you’re never hired, this may have no effect on your legal remedies.