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Confidential Job Hunting

Confidential The last thing in the world you want to happen is your current boss getting to know that you are searching for a new job. Employers normally do support career development, but only within their own company. Here are some useful tips of how to avoid the awkward situation when you have to explain why you are going for job interviews and, basically, considering a job change.

Never involve company facilities usage into your job search.

This includes phone line, Internet, fax, and computer. Many employers monitor Internet usage and check phone logs. It is also not secure to store your resume and cover letter, job applications, references from former employers and correspondence with potential ones, - somebody can just come across with them accidentally and, believe me, will get very suspicious.

Never use your business email address for this purpose.

You might think that it looks more professional, when the email address on your resume contains the name of your company, but you are not quite right. First, you destroy the idea of confidential job search, letting everybody know who you are. Second, in many companies business email address usage is prohibited for personal purposes, and your employer might be reviewing the external email traffic, and might quite easily discover that you are job hunting. You should rather use a personal email account or set up a free of charge mailbox at gmail.com, for example.

Types of Job Interviews

Interview1. Stress Interview is aimed at discovering how the job applicant behaves in critical situations. The interviewer is posing questions and making remarks intended to make the job-seeker become defensive. However, this is the last thing the candidate wants to demonstrate if he or she wants to do well at the job interview. Such a compromising remark as “You lack experience in this or that field and will not able to maintain the tasks assigned to the position” should not embarrass you. Smile and provide the relative experience you possess, and also stress you ability for learning quickly.

2. Behavioral Interview. This type of interview is based on the belief that your past performance is the best indicator of your future performance. That is why during this interview you are asked to tell in detail about your past working experience, your achievements and failures.

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