No, it means some of us don’t have any internet and when the lab closes, we have to leave, done or not.
Much of what I mention is what I learned from www.Monster.com anyway … that, and www.careerbuilder.com .
hmm… I would have NO way of finding out the bosses’ favorite charity.
Many employers have a LinkedIn page, a professional social media community. Not all, of course. If you can’t find a social media page for someone, forget it. You can ask about the company’s community involvement instead of a specific person, if you feel more comfortable with doing it that way.
Sadly, they don’t have samples of my work.
Is there a third party that would? ("Have you visited Place X since it was redecorated or upgraded / heard of the ad campaign for Product X? That was mine.")
How could I word that in a way that is ‘smooth’. Anything I can think of would be arrogant or awkward."
Just tell them that, “I heard an interview question that I liked to the effect of, *In a field of strong candidates, why should we hire you? *I respect that I’m up against other good candidates, but I think I’m the best fit because [insert unique and positive answer here].”
Other questions you might ask include,
Where do you see the company in five years?
(unless you should know that already from their publicity – then it should be more like, Your press releases say that the company plans to achieve X within the next five years. I think I can contribute [insert points] toward that goal. What additional aspects do you think are going to be required to achieve X?" Then show how you might be a good fit for that too, either in terms of actual experience or showing that it’s a natural progression toward your mutual goals.)
Also, any time an interviewer asks how you would handle a “problem,” they aren’t necessarily asking how you deal with a problem employee, customer, or obstacle. They may be more interested in how you diagnose potential problems in advance to catch them and stop small problems from becoming bigger ones. They’re asking if you solve a problem by running to tell, or by being the one that others tell, or by being the one that others look to when it’s time to write policy or otherwise shape the corporate culture.
BlueEyedLady makes some great points too, about mentioning strengths and experiences that wouldn’t necessarily make it onto a resume. For example, anyone involved in church and/or their children’s schools may sooner or later do some committees, purchasing, advertising, or other service.
Prayers and good wishes!