ERE.net goes on to say that government agencies may move from essays to assessments. You could hire someone to write your essay in the past - now you have to take an assessment as part of the interview.
Farewell Federal Essays. Hello Assessments via ERE.net
I can work 25 hours a day if necessary, live on any reasonable salary, and don’t give a black damn for job security, office politics, or adverse public relations.
I would rather be on the dole than work for a paper I was ashamed of.
A small excerpt from Hunter S. Thompson’s Cover Letter to the Vancouver Sun.
How many times have you said that you’d rather be unemployed than work at a company you’re ashamed of? I don’t mean said as an aside to friends and family, I mean said directly in a cover letter or interview.
Yes and yes.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to be on time for your interviews. Bad weather is no excuse to be late. Your interview is the potential employers precurser to your behavior as an employee. For, if you’re late for your interview, you’re sending the message that you’ll be late for work. Always plan ahead. Give at least 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule. And, only do so in an extreme emergency. That is all.
It’s so simple to be on time but so often interviewees get to their destination 5-10 min late. Don’t be that person. You’re not just sending a message that you’ll be late for work but that you don’t respect other people’s time. Now if you get there on time and they keep you waiting 15 min, then they’re saying the same thing.
I recently read Alexandra Levit’s post Interviewing? Choose a Strong Company about looking into company financials when looking for companies to work at. I don’t think enough interviewees think about this:
If a company of interest is public, monitor its stock price, forecasts, executive turnover, and paperwork submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You can also do a Google search for recent financial news, and read the releases on the company’s investor relations website.
Don’t know what to look for? Visit Fred Wilson’s A VC blog and checkout his “MBA Mondays” posts. While some of the topics may be above your head you need to make sure you have a firm understanding of how the company makes money, where they are growing, and how they create value in the marketplace.
If you’re looking to work in a specific industry it is absolutely crucial to know which companies are innovating and thriving and which ones are seeing their margins shrink are competition increases.
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