Do you keep wondering why you get rejected on every job interview you went to? I am sorry to break it down to you, but it is highly possible that you are responsible for your failure. No matter if you have good qualities, skills that employers need and experience, you can still get rejected if you mess things up. This is why you need to think this through to the smallest detail and go fully prepared. Read and learn.
No one is going to hire you if you are not competent for the job. If you keep trying to get jobs that you know nothing about, you are going to fail - that is just common sense. Employers all around the world only seek quality because they are motivated by success and employing someone who isn’t going to benefit them is just an extra expense. The only advice for this one is to strive for more in life and work on those things that interest you as much as you can, since with practice
This is at least quite easy to achieve. Do research on the internet and go through all the potential interview questions. Depending on the job you are applying for, you could even think of some possible questions the interviewer is going to ask you, or ask someone who had a similar experience in their life. As an addition, you can think of some questions that you are going to pose to the person interviewing you. This will show that you really have interest in getting this job and that you have put in some effort to prepare - everyone appreciates that.
Confidence will help you a lot with handling a job interview in the right manner. Your potential future employer will get the impression that you are confident not only about yourself but also about the job. Various analyses show that people who look confident on their job interviews will get the job in 90 % of cases. You can practice speaking to yourself in front of a mirror while trying to avoid little bad habits like biting nails or scratching, or you can ask a friend or a family member to help you practice. Role playing can help overcome obstacles such as nervousness and fear.
This one comes in hand with the previous one. If you can manage to fight your own fears and flaws, there is a possibility that you are going to have a successful job interview. Try not to talk fast, and speak in short sentences rather that those long ones that can make you look confused. If you have a thought that you want to transfer, be clear and composed. No one likes clumsy employees, and your speech can say a lot about your personality. Breathing practice at home can help you prepare for this if it seems as something intimidating to you.
Some employers will notice the way you are dressed and other little things that shouldn’t really matter - but, they definitely do. Try to dress simply, without accessories and anything shiny, in other words, wear something appropriate for a job interview that will make you look presentable and serious. However, this also depends on the type of job you are applying to. If you are a woman, avoid going to a job interview with too much make-up, messy hair, worn nail polish, etc. This will only show that you don’t take care of yourself and that you possible have a problem with organirezing your schedule.
In order to get to the point where you are going to be interviewed as a potential new employee, you need to admit a well written resume. Boosted resume can make things a lot easier for you as this is your first step towards success. Here, you will be able to boast about yourself and your accomplishments as much as you want without risking to sound conceited and haughty. If you are smart enough to put things that are really relevant for this particular job then you will save your employer from reading a boring and long resume where he/she isn’t going to find things that are important.
Pinterest has hired a man’s man to head its marketing department in a bid to attract more males to the social network predominantly used by women.
David Rubin, who is best known for his sexist Axe advertisements — ads that, of course, appealed to men due to the beautiful, scantily-clad women in them — will become Pinterest’s head of brand.
Rubin’s Axe ads may have been sexist, but no one can deny he knows his stuff — his advertising campaign for Unilever over the past decade-and-a-half has transformed the Axe brand into a multi-million dollar empire.
Rubin will head a team of 20 whose job it is to make Pinterest uers’ demographics a little more even. Currently 68.2 percent of the virtual pin-up board’s users are women, meaning men make up only 31.8 percent of the site’s membership.
Pinterest told Marketing Magazine Rubin will head its global brand marketing and help “define” the firm’s brand strategy and key audiences as well as manage its marketing initiatives.
I'm Listening Gives Voice to Those With Issues
Technology, it is said, is making the world smaller with the ability to reach out, instantaneously, to people across the globe.
A new app is using that ability for positive results hoping to connect people facing similar issues, allowing them to share their stories and, it is hoped, help one another. Im Listening is currently available on iOS and is “a space where like minded people share their problems and help each other by realising that they are not alone with their issues.”
Users have the option to either record their concerns and have others listen to them or, like other networking sites, simply enter their post and have it posted to the site.
The idea, the app’s site explains, came as a result of founders Russ Holland and George Spitaliotis having a combined interest in the health of the human mind and how technology can be used to help others.
“The statistics are frightening. The Mental Health Foundation suggests that one in every four people in the UK will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. These figures are similar in the US,” Im Listening‘s site states.
“Yet, there is an enormous stigma attached to mental health issues. It is our hope, that with I’m Listening we have created a space for people to vocalise their problems and receive advice from people who care. Even if it is a simple as being told that you may need professional help.”
Users of the new app remain anonymous and are able, if they want, to follow other users who they feel may be able to help them with their problems.
The developers have “invested heavily” to ensure a clean design in a project they feel can help people.
Foursquare debuted its head-to-toe makeover Wednesday, but many are wondering if the site refresh is enough to transform its from a check-in app to an online discovery destination.
The change, which includes a new logo is a bid by Foursquare to turn itself into the next Yelp, according to critics.
“Everyone explores the world differently – guided by their own unique tastes, their friends, and the people they trust. Local search has never been good at this,” the company blog post reads. “It doesn’t get you, and, as a result, everyone gets the same one-size-fits-all results. Why should two very different people get the same recommendations when they visit Paris? Or the same list of places when they’re looking for a bar? We’re about to change that. In a couple weeks, we’re rolling out a brand new version of Foursquare that’s all about you. Tell us what you like, and we’ll be on the lookout for great places that match your tastes, wherever you are.”
The changes include a new reliance on its new app: Swarm. Beginning today, Foursquare is moving all check-ins to Swarm. Users past check-ins, friends and photos, will all automatically make the transition.
Swarm, which has been created to work seamlessly with Foursquare, was introduced in May in a bid to enable users to easily determine which friends are at a nearby location, message friends to find out who wants to get together later and share what they are doing more easily than they could with Foursquare.
Those who have yet to switch to Swarm will need to download the app to continue to check in.
“No two people view the world exactly the same, so no two people will have the same experience with the app,” the company said. “Once you teach Foursquare a couple things about you – add tastes, follow experts, or even just walk around for a few days – the app will be 100 percent yours.”
To accompany the new app is the new logo which is changing from the check-in checkmark to be a mixture of a map pin and superhero emblem. “We’ve always thought of Foursquare as giving you superpowers to explore your city, and our new logo reflects that vision,” the blog post reads. “It’s coming soon to a homescreen near you.”