September 15, 1999 |
The latest technology in job interviewing - an automated telephone answering service. The American Automobile Association, headquartered in Heathrow, Fla., reports that several of its clubs nationwide are using interactive voice response to screen job applicants. A California AAA club says the number of people responding to its job ads tripled in 18 months with the system, from 50 to 150, and managers filled positions in 40 percent less time. The technology is provided by AlignMark, a nationwide company based in Maitland, Fla. Master the job hunt Jobtrak.
May 16, 1986 |
To Robert Long, 20, the job interview is "just about the worst experience of my life. " For Rosa Solomon, 41, the job interview is a nervous nightmare of single- word responses and missed opportunities. To Willie Johnson, 27, the job interview is an encounter with the unknown, steeped in mystery and littered with hidden traps. The three underemployed North Philadelphia residents are among a group of 15 who don't lack job skills so much as they lack the knowledge to market themselves properly.
July 23, 1990 |
Frank Willis told his wife he was going into Philadelphia for a job interview at a motel near the airport. Police say that interview - whether it occurred or was even scheduled - may be the key to Willis' murder Saturday in the parking lot of the Airport Days Inn on Island Avenue. Willis, 33, a father of two and resident of Lawnside, N.J., was found shot four times, slumped in his 1986 Buick Skylark. Police said he apparently never even opened the door. Witnesses told police he had been killed by a woman who fired a gun through his car window.
January 10, 2001 |
Don't cry too many tears for Linda Chavez. She may be a fine human being, and she seems to have done far more than most of us to help the less fortunate. But her protestations to the contrary, she is not the latest victim of the politics of personal destruction. When she took her name out of consideration for secretary of labor yesterday, denying any suggestion that she'd been shoved out the door by allies of the president-elect, it was because of what she had done to herself, not anything that had been done to her. She had committed a major political mistake, one that her candidacy could not survive.
September 29, 1995 |
We've all experienced it: Searching through the closet before a job interview only to turn away unsatisfied. In many cases, the appropriate outfit is there, but it isn't the "perfect" one. But for some women, there simply is no outfit. "For me, it's a problem because I don't have that many clothes," said Josephine Delgado, 18, of Philadelphia. "Your appearance is a big bonus. If you go to an interview looking nice, they'll notice, and you have a better chance of getting the job. " Delgado, a former job-training program participant, found work a few months ago but said she wishes someone had helped with her interview appearance.
February 9, 1997 |
In the end, it probably comes down to a gut reaction. Even as corporations try to make the hiring process more objective - with tests and "insightful" behavioral questions - a job generally is won or lost face to face. At the job interview. Skill, experience and past performance all are factors in an employer's decision, but experts say that the impression a job seeker makes in person can prove to be the most important. "It's the be-all and end-all," says Paul Falcone, author of two books on interviews and hiring who works as manager of employee relations and employment at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif.
October 24, 2001 |
A man awoke in the woods yesterday afternoon with a pillowcase over his head and bloodstained clothing, but no recollection of how he had gotten there, authorities said. A disoriented Scott Weiseberg, 18, of Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, stumbled from the thickets near Warren Street into a nearby business, whose employees notified authorities at 2:30 p.m. "We were surprised," said an employee at Fyth Lab, a contract engineering and software service. "It was just a strange situation.
April 1, 2011 |
Job-application forms are about to change in Philadelphia. City Council yesterday approved legislation that would block most employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history until after an initial job interview. Known as the "Ban the Box" bill, the measure was sponsored by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller in hopes that it would help increase employment opportunities for ex-offenders. Similar legislation has been passed in a number of cities and states, including Chicago, Atlanta and Boston.
January 19, 2006
ILIKE TO think of Supreme Court nominations as a chance to be part of a job interview, with us as the employer. We got to hear from Judge Alito, and as a prospective employer, I am smelling something funny. His interview answers are different from what his resume shows. I get the feeling he is not telling us the truth, which is not a good thing for a judge. One of the biggest red flags was his saying he lied during past interviews because he knew that's what they wanted to hear.
August 7, 1990 |
Forty-five participants in the Phil-a-Job program learned all about dressing for success at the "Grooming for the World of Work" program yesterday at the Opportunities Industrialization Center at 1231 N. Broad St. The workshop taught participants ages 14 and 15 how to dress for a job interview, how to dress for the job and about skin and hair care and makeup on the job. It was part of the Phil-a-Job summer employment and training program for youths...