Welcoming the warm spring air in China, JingNews has curated top 3 Job Advice Articles for this week.
THESE ARE RECRUITERS’ 7 BIGGEST JOB INTERVIEW PET PEEVES
By Lauren McGoodwin
Here’s the problem with the job-interview faux pas: You generally don’t realize you’re making one until way after the fact. Unless you completely blow it (y’know, by face-planting on your way out or accidentally insulting the interviewer’s work on a recent project), each time you don’t hear back about a job, you’re left guessing at what you did wrong.
Enough’s enough. I work daily with recruiters from all sorts of big-name companies, so I’ve been able to pick their brains about interview behavior that makes them frustrated AF. Because when you know what not to do, you’re one step closer to getting it right. Right?
HOW TO STYLE YOURSELF FOR SUCCESS?
By Melanie Dimmit
The days of suiting up – in an actual suit – for success are long dead, so how should one be adorning themselves for greatness? We ask Colette Werden, a personal brand image expert “so obsessed” with the link between clothes and self-confidence (arguably the shoe horn to success’s snug boot) that she’s made a career of it – and has since outfitted a sizable troupe of high-flyers. “Style to me means a physical reflection of someone’s inner identity, using pieces of fabric. So it’s individual, it’s well thought-out and it’s a stamp of identity,” says Colette. And considering “potential clients, stories and opportunities are everywhere”, according to Colette, it’s important to look the part every time you step outside the door. Here she outlines the golden rules of wearing your personal style for confidence.
THE BEST WAY TO ANSWER “WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS?”
By Lily Zhang
It’s important to be able to articulate your dream job. Not just for personal reasons, but also for when you’re asked about it in interviews. But, how can you even begin to describe your ideal job, especially to someone who’s clearly going to be judging your response? Just picking a place to start is a head-scratcher.
Here’s a hint. Career counselors like to think about good jobs as the intersection of your skills, interests, and values. That’s a good way for you to approach it as well. Talking about your skills will give you an opportunity to sell them a bit—after all, it is an interview. Your interests will show your investment, and your values can help illustrate your fit with the company.