Usually for those of you who are out there looking for a job or maybe unhappy at the workplace, Mondays are very challenging days. Sometimes you don't want to go back to the workplace or, nowadays that a lot of people are working remotely, you just don't want to get back to the screen.
It is scientifically-proven (1) that your happiness perception rises 15% during the weekend and goes downhill on Monday because you will go back to a job you don’t enjoy. Let’s be even more honest here, you don't actually want to get back to the boss, right?
I know exactly the panic of finishing a wonderful weekend and start thinking about going back to work on the next day. The terrible sensation of frustration and the fear of losing the important financial income offset any courage to change. I guarantee you there is light at the end of this unhappiness tunnel!
If you’re reading this, it’s maybe because you either have an upcoming job interview or want to catch up with...
The main objective of this type of interview is to evaluate your behavior in the past to predict your future reactions. That’s why you are going to be telling stories about the time when you did something. Let’s address some practical aspects that you can train beforehand and feel more prepared for this type of interview.
If you're going to a job interview, it's either because there is an open job position or you might be considered to fill in a position in the future. There's a role there to be filled and it is important to identify what would be the needed skills for that particular position.
Read the job post very thoroughly, line by line, because it's explicit there everything the company wants the candidate to have. Start identifying the skills bullet by bullet. I suggest you open a Word document and create a table by writing down every skill you extract in the job description.
Another relevant exercise is to put...
Do you panic when invited to solve business cases in hiring processes? Have you ever heard about business cases for job interviews?
Business cases are frequently used in the hiring process to assess how candidates respond to whether real or fictional problems a company may have. They bring out a lot of information related to the business, that's why it's called a business case. And what is so peculiar about solving a case? It’s the problem you’ll be asked to solve.
You can get a business case about a random company, not exactly the company you are interviewing for. You’ll be given data about logistics, projects, finance, accounting, etc. It will depend on the field that you are applying for. The recruiter or hiring manager is going to ask you some questions about the case and will analyze your capacity of understanding the problem and figuring out a solution. An important point here is that there is no right or wrong. There are at least two...