Tuesday, March 8, 2016

How Not to Land a Job: 18 Interview No-Nos. Auckland, New Zealand, iPhone, iPad, iPod Repair, unlock, drmobiles, #0800429429

Image result for 10 big no no for job interview no-no'sDressing inappropriately and badmouthing former employers are well-known job interview no-nos. But many of us are still committing these basic mistakes – along with much more bizarre ones. Like hugging the interviewer.

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey of 2,482 hiring managers, the rebounding economy may be to blame.

“The good news is that the number of open jobs continues to improve month over month,” said Rosemary Haefner, a vice president at CareerBuilder. “However, competition will remain high for some time to come.”

And with high competition comes high pressure, which may be causing these costly job interviewing-mistakes. The most outrageous ones reported by hiring managers were…

1. Provided a detailed listing of how previous employer made them mad.
2. Hugged hiring manager at the end of the interview.
3. Ate all the candy from the candy bowl while trying to answer questions.
4. Constantly bad mouthed spouse.
5. Blew her nose and lined up the used tissues on the table in front of her.
6. Brought a copy of their college diploma that had obviously been white-outed and their name added.
7. Wore a hat that said “take this job and shove it.”
8. Talked about how an affair cost him a previous job.
9. Threw his beer can in the outside trashcan before coming into the reception office.
10. Had a friend come in and ask “HOW MUCH LONGER?”

Image result for 10 big no no for job interview no-no'sThe most common mistakes are a lot less amusing but are equally damning…

1. Answering a cell phone or texting during the interview – reported by 71 percent of hiring managers
2. Dressing inappropriately – 69 percent
3. Appearing disinterested – 69 percent
4. Appearing arrogant – 66 percent
5. Speaking negatively about a current or previous employer – 63 percent
6. Chewing gum – 59 percent
7. Not providing specific answers – 35 percent
8. Not asking good questions – 32 percent

Haefner offers the following tips for successful interviews in a competitive job market:

Image result for how to fail on job interviewKeep it upbeat: “Many job seekers may be experiencing tougher than usual job searches in this economy. Even if your job search process has been frustrating, do what you can to remain positive and upbeat.”

Prepare, prepare, prepare: “Before the interview, research the company by looking at the press room for recent announcements, the About Us section for company culture, and the list of products so you are familiar with their offerings. Having this knowledge will allow you to easily answer and ask questions during the interview.”

Keep it professional, not personal: “Don’t let business decorum disappear even if the interview is in a casual setting. Refrain from discussing over-the-top personal issues and focus on the position and selling yourself.”

Practice does make perfect: Nerves are likely to rear their head in an interview, so help calm them ahead of time by practicing. Go through common interview questions with a friend or family member and practice in front of a mirror so you can see your body language.

Honesty is the best policy: “If questions come up that you don’t know how to answer, don’t lie or pretend you know. Admit that you may not know the answer, but then explain how you would go about finding a solution, proving your resourcefulness.”

“The goal of any interview is to stand out from the other candidates and ultimately land the job,” Haefner says,” but make sure you stand out for the right reasons.”

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33 Questions That Were Asked at Apple Job Interviews - iPhone Repair, Auckland, Takapuna, #drmobiles, #iPhonerepair

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"What brings you here today?"Image result for apple job interview

Apple is known for being one of the most challenging and exciting places to work, so it’s not surprising to learn that getting a job there is no easy task.

Like Google and other big tech companies, Apple asks both technical questions based on your past work experience and some mind-boggling puzzles.

We combed through recent posts on Glassdoor to find some of the toughest interview questions candidates have been asked.

Some require solving tricky math problems, while others are simple but vague enough to keep you on your toes.Image result for apple job interview

1.  “Explain to an 8 year old what a modem/router is and its functions.” — At-Home Advisor candidate

2.  “Who is your best friend?” — Family Room Specialist candidate

3.  “If you have 2 eggs, and you want to figure out what’s the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it? What’s the optimal solution?” — Software Engineer candidate

4.  “Describe an interesting problem and how you solved it.” — Software Engineer candidate

5.  “How many children are born every day?” — Global Supply Manager candidate

6.  “You have a 100 coins laying flat on a table, each with a head side and a tail side. 10 of them are heads up, 90 are tails up. You can’t feel, see or in any other way find out which side is up. Split the coins into two piles such that there are the same number of heads in each pile.” — Software Engineer candidate

Image result for apple job interview7.  “Describe yourself, what excites you?” — Software Engineer candidate

8.  “If we hired you, what do you want to work on?” — Senior Software Engineer candidate

9.  “There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled such that no label identifies the actual contents of the box it labels. Opening just one box, and without looking in the box, you take out one piece of fruit. By looking at the fruit, how can you immediately label all of the boxes correctly?” — Software QA Engineer candidate

10.  “Scenario: You’re dealing with an angry customer who was waiting for help for the past 20 minutes and is causing a commotion. She claims that she’ll just walk over to Best Buy or the Microsoft Store to get the computer she wants. Resolve this issue.” — Specialist candidate

11.  “How would you breakdown the cost of this pen?” — Global Supply Manager candidate

12.  “A man calls in and has an older computer that is essentially a brick. What do you do?” — Apple Care At-Home Consultant candidate

13.  “Are you smart?” — Build Engineer candidate

14.  “What are your failures, and how have you learned from them?” — Software Manager candidate

Image result for apple job interview15.  “Have you ever disagreed with a manager’s decision, and how did you approach the disagreement? Give a specific example and explain how you rectified this disagreement, what the final outcome was, and how that individual would describe you today.” — Software Engineer candidate

16.  “You put a glass of water on a record turntable and begin slowly increasing the speed. What happens first — does the glass slide off, tip over, or does the water splash out?” — Mechanical Engineer candidate

17.  “Tell me something that you have done in your life which you are particularly proud of.” — Software Engineering Manager candidate

18.  “Why should we hire you?” — Senior Software Engineer candidate

19.  “Are you creative? What’s something creative that you can think of?” — Software Engineer candidate

20.  “Describe a humbling experience.” — Apple Retail Specialist candidate

21.  “What’s more important, fixing the customer’s problem or creating a good customer experience?” — Apple At Home Advisor candidate

22.  “Why did Apple change its name from Apple Computers Incorporated to Apple Inc.?” — Specialist candidate

23.  “You seem pretty positive, what types of things bring you down?” — Family Room Specialist candidate

24.  “Show me (role play) how you would show a customer you’re willing to help them by only using your voice.” — College At-Home Advisor candidate

Image result for apple job interview25.  “What brings you here today?” — Software Engineer candidate

26.  “Given an iTunes type of app that pulls down lots of images that get stale over time, what strategy would you use to flush disused images over time?” — Software Engineer candidate

27.  “If you’re given a jar with a mix of fair and unfair coins, and you pull one out and flip it 3 times, and get the specific sequence heads heads tails, what are the chances that you pulled out a fair or an unfair coin?” — Lead Analyst candidate

Image result for apple job interview28.  “What was your best day in the last 4 years? What was your worst?” — Engineering Project Manager candidate

29.  “When you walk in the Apple Store as a customer, what do you notice about the store/how do you feel when you first walk in?” — Specialist candidate

Image result for apple job interview30.  “Why do you want to join Apple and what will you miss at your current work if Apple hired you?” — Software Engineer candidate

31.  “How would you test your favorite app?” — Software QA Engineer candidate

32.  “What would you want to do 5 years from now?” — Software Engineer candidate

33.  “How would you test a toaster?” — Software QA Engineer candidate

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