Searching for a job can be one of the most stressful times in your life, and can be made even more stressful when you’re not getting past the first interview. After interviewing for multiple positions and not making it past that initial prescreen or first interview, you can be left feeling confused and discounted. That’s […]
Everyone has their go-to interview tips (including us, duh). Arrive (or log on) early, prepare good questions, send a follow-up thank you note, etc. we’ve heard them all… But here’s something different: have you ever received advice on interviewing with different personas? You know, different people in different departments with different job titles. Ahhhh, something […]
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are rearranging their approach to interviewing and hiring. While some are pausing their hiring efforts for a few weeks, the good news is that many aren’t! They’re simply moving their in-person interviews to phone calls and video calls.
The holidays are arguably the best time of the year, am I right? Spending more time with family & friends, eating a little more than usual, and getting to decorate all of the things! However, history has shown that the holiday season is not so jolly when it comes to finding a new job.
The saying goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” As a recruiter, our job is to provide you with all the resources we can possibly get our hands on. We’ll give you insider tips & tricks, personality insights about the hiring managers, even a heads-up where to park […]
Let’s talk about reference checks. Be honest – there are co-workers, managers, bosses, and other people in your world that could speak on behalf of your behavior at work … right? As part of BlueWave’s recruiting process, we conduct professional reference checks.
The interview went well. You confidently answered all of their questions. You dressed to the nines and brought extra copies of your resume. And yet…they didn’t hire you. Why not? How is that possible? I did everything right! As a recruiter, day in and day out, I work with strong, sharp, and very well-suited individuals.
It’s no secret that there is an art to interviewing. Gone are the days of circling a “Help Wanted” ad in the newspaper, listing your qualifications to the manager and landing the job on the spot. Becoming a highly effective interviewer takes practice.
Interviewing over and over again can be mentally and emotionally exhausting. Whether you are going through multiple rounds for one position or running through a bunch of first interviews, the more interviews you do, the more likely you are to become worn out.
Picture this: You have an interview scheduled with Company A. You were really excited about the position in the beginning, but after having some time to research and think about the opportunity more, you decide you are no longer interested. What do you do? A. Email or call the hiring manager and let them know.