28. September 2015 07:48
Why do some companies post jobs as confidential?
A "Confidential" posting means that the company chooses to remain anonymous. This typically happens for one of a few reasons.
Some companies don't want it to be publicly known they are hiring. Perhaps they haven't advertised it even to their own employees.
Sometimes they are going to replace a person who doesn't know it yet and they don’t want them mistakenly finding out they are interviewing for the position.
Perhaps they don't want their competitors knowing what sort of skill set they are looking for.
Perhaps they don't want their stock prices to drop when the public realizes the star employee with the brilliant ideas' is retiring and needs to be replaced.
Someone is about to get fired and the company is looking to find a replacement without tipping them off
The company doesn't want to deal with the sea of people wanting to follow up via the phone. Yes when it says, "No phone calls" they are serious. It is not a test to see if you really want the job and so you will call. Keep in mind that the average posting gets about 1000 people looking at it and so they would have to hire someone full time just to field the phone calls about the job or the calls of "I just want to make sure you got my resume"
We get a lot of posted jobs from a lot of "big shots" and what people want is normal professionals applying to jobs, what they don't want is a John Travolta/Seattle Seahawks/Garth Brooks fan applying to a job that they don't have any business going after.
We manually screen each posting and run a check on all new employers using the site so the reality is that a confidential posting can really be one of the "better" jobs that we have on the site.
Unfortunately we cannot reveal to anyone who the company is.
We realize that for some job seekers who are currently employed you don't want to apply to a confidential job at your own company (this has happened) or otherwise get outed to your employer that you are looking.
This industry is filled with go getters, if you are looking and you get "caught" congratulations, you are just like everyone else.
If you are not happy in your job or if your employer isn't challenging you enough then by all means get out there and find a new job. There are plenty of legitimate reasons why they might want to be confidential. Our advice is to apply, you really have nothing to lose. [More]
29. July 2014 13:36
When Employers Notify Candidates
Unfortunately, in many cases, you may never know definitively that your application was rejected by a company. Some employers do notify applicants that they were not selected, others do not. In some cases, it's because they receive hundreds of applications for every available job opening and they may not have an automated system or the resources to notify applicants.
Some job postings state that only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted. In other cases, you simply won't know if you'll hear back or not.
In addition, the hiring process can be lengthy with multiple interviews and the employer may not notify applicants until they have filled the job. That could take weeks or months, depending on the position within the company.
For candidates who are invited to interview, you may be notified by phone, email or by an automated messaging system if you applied via an applicant management system. [More]
9. September 2013 13:16
Do you remember as a child being told, “Practice makes perfect”? Well, the same is true with job interviews. Learning to interview like a pro takes practice. And lots of it!
While there is generally no right or wrong answer to interview questions, there is a right and wrong way to answer. What do we mean? Interviewers are busy and don’t have time for the fluff. They simply want to know what makes you better than the other candidates they have brought in for an interview. [More]
9. February 2012 07:51
Everyone must understand that you are not just being evaluated on your experience and education alone, but also by your looks, personality, confidence, enthusiasm, and any other attribute that can help them decide whether or not you are right for the job. You may find out that some people get hired just because the interviewer "liked" them. Of course this is not always the case, but developing effective interviewing skills can help! [More]
31. January 2012 13:36
In aviation interviews you're often asked if you're "Willing to relocate?", especially if you live far from the new potential job or the aircraft in question. Sometimes they ask it if you plan to commute or live in the same city. [More]
20. December 2011 11:22
Successful salary negotiation occurs after the job applicant and the employer share a common understanding of the job and the applicants willingness and ability to do it. [More]