Interviewing

How To Nail A Virtual Interview

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. For a few giggles, if you haven’t seen the …
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Reference Checks 101

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. We have a set list of questions we’ll ask about your experience & …
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The Real Reason You’re Not Getting The Job

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 …
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3 Things to Never Say During an Interview

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. Even professionals that have been in the job market for years will …
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How To Prevent Interview Exhaustion

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. Developing a case of interview exhaustion is normal and something that everyone …
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No Call, No Show? No Job. Anywhere.

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. …
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Dress to Impress. Just Not a Suit.

“What should I wear to my interview?” is becoming a more and more common question. It used to be commonplace that an in-person interview meant dress to the nines, full business suit, with all the bells and whistles. What’s changed? Companies! As Corporate America continues to shift, so do trends within the office and across …
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Interview Advice: Take It, Please Don’t Leave It.

On a daily basis, we are working with a variety of candidates, spanning from recent graduates to executive VPs. As we crawl up the spectrum of experience, there seems to be a noticeable change in demeanor as far confidence throughout an interview process. There is this lingering fallacy that because you’ve “done this before” or …
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