Noelle Johnson is the CEO of My Interview Buddy, an online platform to help professionals transition into fulfilling careers. Noelle is passionate about workplace diversity, interviewing and is an action movie aficionado. You can read more about My Interview Buddy at myinterviewbuddy.com or connect with Noelle on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/noellecjohnson
In an interview, it's hard to anticipate what questions an interviewer will ask, but there is one that they are guaranteed to ask every single time (and it may be the most important question of the interview): "Do you have any questions for me?"
During a busy day at work, a young salesman walked into the office space that five of my female coworkers and I shared and said in a flirtatious tone, "I have to send out this letter but my handwriting isn't so great. Which one of you ladies has the prettiest handwriting and can help me out?"
If you look up information on cover letters online or talk to recruiters or hiring managers on the topic, you'll be led in two different directions on whether or not you need a cover letter. One will tell you that hiring managers can't stand cover letters and don't read them at all, and the other will tell you to never forget a cover letter and that it will make or break your chances of getting a job.
Your interview went great! The hiring manager really seemed to like you and said they thought you would be a good fit. They told you that you would hear back within a few days, but fast forward a week and... crickets.
Have you noticed that everyone is talking about Nashville lately? Currently, there are roughly 82 people moving to Nashville daily, and for a small city, that's a big deal. There are quite a few reasons why Nashville has become the new "it" city beyond the Country music and hot chicken: for the last decade or so, Nashville has been having tremendous job growth.