Job Interview

The cost of revealing your previous salary

Illustration: Emilio Rivera

"What is your current or last salary?" The question makes many job seekers cringe yet it inevitably comes up in interviews.

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 4:26am

'Interviewers' put six candidates on the spot

In a meeting room permeated with palpable nervousness, six candidates in formal business attire were concentrating hard as they listened carefully to interviewers' questions, awaiting their turn to answer.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Surviving the office jungle

With a title that promises guilty-pleasure reading, Body Language In The Workplace is a fun though fairly superficial exploration of exactly what it 'says on the can'. On the one hand, it thankfully eschews any of the threatening or baffling jargon of similar titles. On the other hand, it all too often states the obvious.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Pace holds key at interviews

It is essential to pace your speech and let your positive attitude and sincerity shine through at job interviews, say judges of the ACCA Hong Kong Job Hunting Competition's semi-finals.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

How to ace an interview

The summer holidays are approaching and many of you are looking for either internships or summer jobs. But with every job comes the dreaded interview. It may look intimidating, but there are techniques to improve your chances of landing that dream position. The key is to be prepared, so follow this guide.

Before the interview

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Interview focus

To help university gradates find jobs, the Guangdong government hosted two job fairs at Jinan University last month.

There were plenty of jobs on offer - but it is not easy for graduates to get a job if they don't know what they are looking for.

11 May 2010 - 12:00am

Be seen - a vital key to career success

You might have all the qualities and attributes of an ace financial accountant, or the innovative abilities for a star-studded career as a graphic designer, but if prospective employers don't know about you, you will have little chance of getting the opportunities where you can use your talents to their fullest.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

Graduates must rise to the challenge

Companies are implementing drastic cost-cutting measures to conserve resources during the economic crisis, so graduates and those with limited work experience will face a bigger challenge finding employment this year.

23 May 2009 - 12:00am

Tips to ensure a bright future

It's a defining moment when the mortarboard comes off, is thrown into the air and all eyes turn upwards. It then falls back down to earth, bringing along with it a looming question: 'What now?' In many ways, graduation epitomises an array of emotions from happiness and pride to confusion and fear, and one often wonders how such diverse emotions can exist all on one plane.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Charm offensive is key to securing post

The key to landing a job is to sell yourself. This means you have to plan and prepare a superb resume?and cover letter to introduce yourself.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Programme offers alternative option to school-leavers

The government's Youth Work Experience and Training Scheme offers secondary school-leavers an alternative path to pursue a career, and enhances their competitiveness in the labour market.

The scheme, launched in 2002 by the Labour Department, provides people, aged 15 to 24 and without a degree, six to 12 months of on-the-job training.

30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

quiz time

Choose the correct meaning

1 Resume

2 Bonus

3 Qualification

4 Temps

5 Career

a) employees who work only for some weeks or months for an employer.

b) a written description of what you have done and studied

c) your working life path.

26 May 2008 - 12:00am

The write stuff

Handwriting has been a way of revealing a person's personality for decades. Is the writing tall and spiky? Then she or he is bound to be confident and abrasive. Or something like that.

Traditionally when recruiting new staff members, the interviewer or human resources department at a company will rely on two main sources - the applicant's curriculum vitae and the interview.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

How to survive stress of finding a new job

Five steps that will help people feeling miserable or bored with what they are doing set off on a fresh career path

Surveys show that finding a new job is one of the five leading forms of stress in our lives. So imagine how nerve-racking it is to actually find a new career.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Every manager depends on good people

make the right move - week 5

Talent: A capacity for achievement or success; ability

UNLESS A MANAGER knows how to recruit the right people and hold on to them, his or her chances of success are limited. Instead, there is likely to be a constant cycle of recruitment, training and fighting fires, which is inefficient, time-consuming and expensive.

24 Mar 2007 - 12:00am