January, 2018

References: Are They Really Being Checked?

References: Are They Really Being Checked?

You’ve been through all the interviews. This is the job you want, now you are certain. They seem to think likewise and put an attractive offer on the table. Great! You are almost there! Almost?? Yes, there is just one more hurdle to jump and it can change a lot… References. Although references are very popular part of the recruitment process, I know that some people don’t feel comfortable with them. So here are the answers to references related questions I get most often. What are the references and how they are checked? References in the interviewing process are essentially testimonials on your professional performance, behaviour and style given by the people you worked with. They are most often gathered…

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How To Tackle an Exit Interview

How To Tackle an Exit Interview

So you decided to quit your job. You handed your notice and set things in motion. You agreed your last day in the office with your manager. And once it seems all sorted out, HR contacts you to set up “an exit interview”. “What is that?” you wonder. “Do they want to keep me? After all, I was clear that I am not interested. Should I agree to take part in this or can I refuse? It’s going to be a waste of time after all.” In the recent months, I got several questions about an exit interview. And as I changed jobs myself few times I’ve also taken part in some of those myself. So here is the compendium…

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