After yet another round of getting my hopes up and the anticipation of waiting for a response from a potential employer, I thought I would burn up some nervous energy by asking you lovelies questions about your job search or hiring experiences.
For those of you looking for work, or who recently looked for work:
Do you practice commonly asked interview questions?
Do you ever use humor in the interview or while bantering before/after the interview?
How do you usually handle those pesky questions about your weaknesses?
Do you have a set of questions you typically ask or do you tailor your questions to the job? Do you do both? How many questions do you ask?
Do you always send a thank you? How long after the interview?
If you don't get the job, do you ever ask for feedback?
For those of you who are involved in hiring:
Aside from the specific job skills that you may be looking for, what are some things that applicants do or don't do that affect your decision making process during the interview?
What are you really looking for when you ask about weaknesses?
Given the current unemployment rate and how many people are looking for work, if you have 2-3 great candidates, will you always choose the one with the most experience? Why/Why not?
How important are Thank You cards when you are deciding who will receive the job offer? How many days after the interview is acceptable for getting a Thank You card?
If someone were to ask you for feedback as to why they were not offered the job, would you be open to providing constructive criticism?
Feel free to add to this list if there are questions that interest you.