Posts Tagged: interview

10 Odd Interview Questions & How to Answer Them

  If an interviewer asks where you see yourself in five years, chances are they’ll get a prepared response. While a common interview question like this gives employers vital information about a candidate, many interviewers are relying on uncommon questions to test a candidate’s ability to think on their feet. For more insight into the… Read More »

Ask a Recruiter: What Are Some Ways a Smaller Company Can Attract Job Candidates?

  Every third Thursday of the month, we answer questions submitted to us from Kansas City area job seekers and employers. This week, Senior Recruiter in our Sales, Marketing & Advertising Division Dan Hilboldt answers questions from two anonymous job seekers.   When should you expect to hear back from a recruiter after they have… Read More »

30th Anniversary: the Early Years of Morgan Hunter

In the fall of 1986, Jerry Hellebusch rented space in the Financial Plaza building at Metcalf Ave. and College Blvd., pushed 3 desks together and started making sales calls. Thirty years later, Morgan Hunter has become one of the largest, oldest, and most recognized recruiting firms in Kansas City. “We started off with three people,”… Read More »

How to Turn Down a Job Offer

  Dealing with multiple job offers is a good problem to have. But that doesn’t make it any easier to turn down the offers you don’t want. Declining a job offer (or multiple job offers) must be done with tact and finesse. You never know what will happen in the future — you may have… Read More »

6 Steps for Nailing Your Phone Interview

  In order to save time and money, companies are increasingly conducting phone interviews in order to screen job applicants before they bring them in for an in-person interview. How do you nail your next phone interview so you can make it to the next step in the interview process? Follow these 6 tips:  … Read More »

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile for Your Job Search

  Don’t think LinkedIn matters? Consider this: 94 percent of recruiters utilize the professional online network to find and vet candidates. And with over 400 million users worldwide, LinkedIn has become one of the most important tools for job seekers. Employers use LinkedIn for a number of things when searching for their next hire: Locate… Read More »

6 Tips for Writing Cover Letters

  To some job seekers, cover letter writing is a pointless endeavor. But a cover letter is one of the most important aspects of any job search. Cover letters are the first thing that many hiring managers see. It can create a positive first impression that encourages someone to read your resume, or it can… Read More »

What to Wear? Business Casual vs. Business Professional

  Whether you’re interviewing, attending a career fair, meeting with a recruiter, or about to start a new job, it’s important to know what is appropriate to wear for the occasion. Wearing the wrong thing can create a bad first impression and cause you to lose an opportunity before you even say a word. If… Read More »

Is It Okay To Ask If You Got The Job?

Like so many other aspects of the job search process, if you want to find out whether you got the job after a successful interview, you need to be professional. It shows initiative and a desire for the job if you follow up, but you don’t want to be inappropriate, annoying or pushy. First, when… Read More »