Top 5 Questions to Ask an Interviewer 

Top 5 Questions to Ask an Interviewer | FirstStaff

When it comes to job interviews, most people focus on preparing answers to potential questions they may be asked. However, it’s equally important to come prepared with questions of your own for the interviewer. Not only does this show that you are interested and engaged in the conversation, but it also gives you a chance… Read More »

How to Eliminate Interview Bias During an Interview

How to Eliminate Interview Bias During an Interview | FirstStaff

The interview process is one of the most important steps in building a successful business. It helps employers determine which candidates are the best fit for their company and the job at hand. Unfortunately, however, there are often times when bias can creep into the interview process without us even realizing it. Bias can be… Read More »

How to Properly Prepare for an Interview

How to Properly Prepare for an Interview | FirstStaff

An interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. You want to make sure you’re ready and know what to expect so that you can give your best performance. Here are some of the best ways to prepare for an upcoming job interview. How to Prepare For a Job Interview? 1. Research the Company: Before any interview,… Read More »

Are Cover Letters Still Necessary?

Are Cover Letters Still Necessary? | FirstStaff

It can be a daunting task to write a cover letter for your job application. With the growth of online applications, many people are wondering if there is still a need for cover letters. This article will discuss ways in which a well-written cover letter can help you land a job and why they are… Read More »

How to Tell if a Company is Toxic Based off of The Interview 

How to Tell if a Company is Toxic Based off of The Interview  | FirstStaff

We all know that the interview process can be nerve-wracking. It’s a make-or-break situation for both the employer and the potential employee. But it doesn’t have to be – if you go into an interview with your eyes open, you can often recognize a potentially toxic work environment before you even sign on the dotted… Read More »

Making Hiring Decisions: How to Balance Speed and Quality

When you’re hiring, it’s important to find the right balance between speed and quality. You want to make sure you’re moving quickly enough that you don’t lose out on good candidates, but you also don’t want to hurry and make a bad decision. Here are a few tips for finding the right balance for your… Read More »

How Much Should You Brag During an Interview?

You’re trying to land a job. You DO want to highlight your top qualities, but you DON’T want to seem overconfident. So, where’s the line? How much should you brag during an interview? Of course, there’s an art to job-interview bragging. (Think of it as selling if you prefer.) Here’s how to look like a… Read More »

Best Practices for Answering Interview Questions About a Layoff

You lost your job, but now you’ve landed an interview. That’s great news. So, what’s the best way to answer interview questions about a layoff? Follow these best practices. Tips for Answering Interview Questions About a Layoff Tell the Truth It’s tempted to try to hide a layoff, but don’t do this. Most companies will… Read More »

Red Flags Hiring Managers Look For When You Interview

You’re in an interview that’s going well when… suddenly, something seems to have gone wrong. What happened? You may have set off one of these red flags hiring managers look for during interviews. Signs of Being a Job Hopper Obviously, a hiring manager doesn’t want to go through all the effort of adding you to… Read More »

3 Questions You’ll Always Be Asked in an Interview & How to Respond

If you have an upcoming interview, you know preparation is important. So, you need to think about how to respond to commonly asked questions. Here are three questions you’ll (almost) always be asked. Tell Me About Yourself. Interviews usually begin with this request. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly informal nature of this inquiry. The… Read More »