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The Informational Interview: A Key Networking Event

The Informational Interview: A Key Networking Event The “informational interview” is an invaluable resource and a welcome addition to any job seeker’s toolkit. Any resourceful job-seeker will have relatively little trouble unearthing key information about target industries as well as specific companies and job descriptions. Industry publications and journals abound and in addition…

13 Startup Founders Share: How to Nail Your Next Interview

13 Startup Founders Share: How to Nail Your Next Interview Interviewing is tough. When there are many qualified candidates, standing out in an interview becomes about more than just presenting your accomplishments—it’s also about showcasing yourself and your skills in a compelling, memorable way. So, how can you make sure you nail this…

3 Sneaky Mind Tricks That Will Help You Ace the Interview

3 Sneaky Mind Tricks That Will Help You Ace the Interview You’ve done all the interview prep you can: You’ve read through every single page of the company’s website, come up with a set of intelligent questions to ask your interviewers, and bored friends to tears with practice sessions of common…

10 Types of Interviews (and How to Ace Them)

10 Types of Interviews (and How to Ace Them) Interviews come in all shapes and sizes: Sometimes you’re with one interviewer, others you’re with five. Maybe you’ll be asked to lunch, expected to solve a problem, or invited to a Skype interview. But no matter what the format, we’ll give…

5 Ways to Figure Out What Interview Questions You’ll Be Asked

5 Ways to Figure Out What Interview Questions You’ll Be Asked It’s no secret that the best way to prepare for an interview is to practice answering questions aloud. Problem is, aside from a handful of illegal interview questions, the hiring manager can pretty much ask you anything under the sun. I’ve heard of interview questions ranging…

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions   Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview? While we unfortunately can’t read minds, we’ll give you the next best thing: a list of the 31 most commonly…

6 Questions That Will Ease Your Mind Before the Interview

6 Questions That Will Ease Your Mind Before the Interview As you gear up for an interview, you’re likely agonizing over the questions you’ll be asked, the answers you’ll give, and how to make the best possible first impression. Most of your preparation will probably focus on the time you…

How to Ace a Job Interview

How to Ace a Job Interview Here’s what you need to know about what to wear, how to prepare and what to say in a job interview. When embarking on a job interview, job seekers have lots of questions: What do I bring to a job interview? How do I…

8 Things You Should Never Do at a Job Interview

8 Things You Should Never Do at a Job Interview Don’t make these mistakes during your next interview. Recruiters and hiring managers have the power to eliminate even the most qualified candidates based on seemingly superficial behaviors during a job interview. When it comes to job interviews, showing your professionalism may be…

4 Things to Look for During the Job Interview

4 Things to Look for During the Job Interview The job interview is your chance to evaluate the opportunity. When the interviewer is telling you about the job requirements, listen for the opportunity to ask follow-up questions. (Getty Images) Are you obsessed with how you’ll sell yourself during the interview? Highlighting…

Interview Basics: The Twelve Commandments

Interview Basics: The Twelve Commandments Twelve key points to bear in mind in order to transform your hard-won job interview to a lucrative offer. Below are twelve key points to bear in mind in order to transform your hard-won job interview to a lucrative offer. 1. Practice The importance of…

How to answer salary questions in interview?

How to answer salary questions in interview?   In answering a question about your salary expectation, don’t make an irreversible mistake by quoting a number without knowing what the interviewer has in mind. “What is your salary expectation?” Although a great opportunity and valuable experience is what a true professional looks for,…

The Do’s And Don’ts of Salary Negotiation

The Do’s And Don’ts of Salary Negotiation Salary negotiation is a tough art; if you master it you can get a sneak peek into what your employer’s “reservation price” is and use it to your advantage. The career experts at Bayt.com, have developed below a simple code of salary negotiation…

The Thank You Letter

The Thank You Letter The interviewe went well, but don’t forget the follow up! Some tips on writing thank you letters that show you are courteous, professional and well-suited for the job. The job interview went well and now the ball is entirely in the employer’s court; all that is left for you…

Tough Interview Questions:- How to Survive the Last Mile

Tough Interview Questions:- How to Survive the Last Mile Tips to survive some tough interview tactics in style You read the books, did your research, knew what to expect and impressed the HR recruiters and line managers equally. So much so in fact that they have now been elevated to…

The Cover Letter

The Cover Letter Your cover letter personalizes your CV and summarizes who you are, what you are interested in and why you are very suitable for the job. No CV should leave without one! A cover letter introduces you to a potential employer and lends your CV a more personal touch. A…

What Happens After Your Job Interview?

What Happens After Your Job Interview? Job interview Preparation? Done and over with! Is now the time to sit around and wait for the interviewer to contact you? Or should you jump right ahead and bombard him with phone calls, e-mails, greeting cards and thank you presents? Not really! Job…

Questions to Ask the Interviewer

Questions to Ask the Interviewer A job interview isn’t a one-way street. The most successful interviewees realize it is an intelligent conversation, a mutual give-and-take that should result in both parties communicating their relevant agenda and understanding the other better. According to Career Experts form Bayt.com, the Middle East’s No.1 job-site…

How to Avoid Interview Stress

How to Avoid Interview Stress Do you experience severe interview stress? This article is for you. The interviewer is buttoned-up, formal and not smiling as warmly as you would have liked. The interview chair is hard and unwelcoming, your palms and face are sweating profusely, your normal eloquence has given…

Five Reasons Candidates Fail to Impress in Interviews

Five Reasons Candidates Fail to Impress in Interviews So what is it that differentiates some candidates from others when final shortlists are so competitive? The answer to some extent lies in the interview stage. Here are some key findings from the Bayt.com team of why some candidates with impeccable credentials…

The most difficult interview questions and answers

The most difficult interview questions and answers You reworked your resume, perfected your cover letter and landed the big interview. But walking through the door is only the beginning — especially if the interviewer throws some hard-hitting questions your way and you don’t know how to respond. “The interview is…