Little Lies

Desperate

I read an article last week that discussed people using fake reference companies to pump up their work history.  I chuckled at it. Part of me wanted to be surprised and shocked by it, but that didn’t happen.  I was neither surprised nor shocked. References are important, but no more important than the other parts to someone’s candidacy – good experience, ability to pass pre-screening requirements, skills testing, etc.

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Practice Doesn't Make Perfect

candidate handshake at interview

I had a conversation recently with my son over his effort in practicing piano.  He felt that just practicing a certain amount of time (which in his defense, I did say ten minutes) was good enough regardless of the outcome.  Probably at his age, it’s unrealistic for me to put super high expectations on him for perfection. What I was trying to instill in him was additional motivation to work on small sections at a time to make sure the end goal was met.

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What does it take to land a job?

Empty workstation

It’s hard finding a job, really hard. It’s even harder to find the right job. When you factor all that goes into finding that elusive opportunity, you have to imagine there are (at least) ten or twenty other people fighting for their chance to earn that opportunity.  Like it or not, it’s on you, the job seeker.

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Interview Question from Heather

We are continuing our series of helpful tips on questions and answers for candidates going on interviews. This tip comes from Heather, Owner of AccuStaff:

Q- "What is the reason for leaving your previous employers?"

Applications often don't provide enough room to adequately state a reason for leaving a job.

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AccuStaff's Favorite Interview Questions by Chrisi

Of the companies you’ve worked for thus far in your career, which one did you most enjoy working for and why?

This is a great interview question to ask to help determine the best working environment for a potential candidate.  AccuStaff works with many organizations in the Capital Region and one of our main priorities is determining the best match for both our talent and our clients.

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