Why would I take an interview for a job I don’t think I want?

November 29th, 2011 by Sophia Navickas

From time to time I find myself in a situation where an interview has surfaced and it appears from what I know about the job it may not be the right match for my candidate.  So, why do I recommend in certain cases, even encourage the candidate to take the interview and “ Why is this in anyone’s best interest?”

There are several reasons to consider taking this interview (even if it’s not the right match). Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Involved in Open Source Development

November 29th, 2011 by Lynx, Inc.

If you’re a developer stuck working on some older or proprietary technology, or maybe employed at a company that hasn’t yet embraced modern software development methods, you should be very concerned about your future employability. Today’s job market offers very few opportunities for job-changers to come up to speed with new technologies on the job. VP’s of Engineering and Software Directors tend to be mostly interested in hiring candidates who already proficient on Day One. Read the rest of this entry »

Strategies for a Great Interview

November 22nd, 2011 by Lynx, Inc.

At Lynx, we’ll work with you every step of the way to make sure you find a great job, and part of that involves using our connections and our influence to give you a boost. That said, there’s no substitute for preparation, and you’ll eventually have to go in for an interview. With that in mind, we’ve prepared some advice for every step of the process. Read the rest of this entry »

Keys to a Great Phone Interview

November 22nd, 2011 by Lynx, Inc.

The sole purpose of a phone interview is to establish whether you’ll be a good fit for the position and vice-versa—don’t forget that it’s as much an audition for the employer as it is for you. This is a fairly low-pressure situation in comparison to an in-person interview, given that you or the interview won’t be making any decisions about hiring at that point in time. expired sites It’s a screening, essentially. That said, the phone interview is your chance to impress the caller enough to be asked in for an interview, so it’s good to go in armed with a few strategies. Read the rest of this entry »

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