Summary: Here is a breakdown of the top 20 most-read, employee-focused Hound articles in 2016.
We know you come to Hound for all of your job search and job performance needs. This year’s most-read Hound articles covered everything from tips for cover letters and job interviews, to how to research the company where you will be interviewing, to how to be liked in the workplace. Here is a breakdown of the top 20 most-read, employee-focused Hound articles in 2016:
- 5 Things Not to Say during an Interview
You got the interview you have been hoping for! That is great news, but you must take care not to ruin things by saying the wrong thing. Among the five things you must not say in a job interview are “I don’t know” and “What is the salary?” Learn why in this most-read article.
- 6 Things to Never Do Before Interviews
As this article explains, there are six things you must not do before a job interview. One of them is fail to prepare. Find out the other five in this article.
- Essential Etiquette for Every Job Interview
Just like everything else in life, there is particular etiquette that applies to job interviews. For example, proper etiquette during the interview requires that you begin with a firm handshake and not be too talkative. Find out other interview etiquette tips in this article.
- Are You Doing One of These 7 Things That Make You Unlikeable at Work?
You may think you are a great employee and popular at work … but you may be wrong! This article sets out seven ways you might be acting that are making you unlikeable at work.
- 10 Things You Shouldn't Do at a Job Interview
If you are chewing on your nails or playing with your hair during an interview, or bringing coffee into the interview room, or discussing personal issues…do not be surprised that you are not getting any job offers. This article covers these interview-destroyers and more.
- How to Answer This Common Interview Question
Read this article and learn how to answer that dreaded job interview question: “Tell me about yourself.”
- Five Clever Ways to Research a Company before the Interview
If you struggle to learn about the company where you will be interviewing, this article is for you. It gives you research tips like reading the company’s blog or visiting the company’s social media sites.
- Four Common Lies People Tell in Job Interviews and Why You Should Never Lie during an Interview
Lies have a way of catching up with you. This article tells you four things you should never lie about during a job interview, including your GPA and having been fired.
- Never Have These Six Things in Your Cover Letter
Your cover letter, along with your resume, is the first thing a potential employer sees from you. So it is important that your cover letter is as great as it can be! That means you should never use phrases like “I have wanted an opportunity to work in this industry” and “I am experienced and a goal-oriented team player.” Find out why in this article.
- Seven Ways to Be the Best Possible Job Candidate
This article tells you seven ways to be the best possible job candidate. One way is to read and reread your resume. Another way is to follow any instructions given to you carefully. Find out the other ways in this popular article.
- Top 10 Dirty Jobs That Pay Well
Did you know that garbage collectors and sewer inspectors can earn $60,000 per year? This article breaks down the top dirty jobs that pay well.
- The 7 Best Questions to Ask Your Interviewer
During your job interviews, most of the time the interviewer will be asking questions of you. But it is always good to have questions ready to ask your interviewer. Asking appropriate questions shows your interest and helps build rapport. This article tells you the seven best questions to ask your interviewer.
- Don’t Do These 12 Things If You Want to Be Mentally Strong
Winners are mentally strong. If you want to be mentally strong, you need to stop doing the 12 things discussed in this article, including feeling sorry for yourself, worrying about pleasing everyone, and giving up after one failure.
- 10 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview
Ace your next job interview by using these 10 tips, including being prepared, showing why they should hire you, and building a rapport.
- 8 Conversation Starters to Use at Networking Events
Networking events don’t need to be awkward! This article gives you eight different ways to start a conversation at your next networking function.
- 20 Ways to Prepare Now to Impress Your Interviewer
There are so many ways you can impress your next job interviewer. You can arrive early, make eye contact, give a firm handshake, and use a nice pen. Read this article to find out all 20 ways you can impress your job interviewer.
- How to Answer 6 Weird Interview Questions
Have you ever gotten blindsided by a weird interview question like “What do you think of Garden Gnomes?” or “Why are manhole covers round?” This article helps you understand what is going on with these kinds of questions and gives you the tips you need to answer them.
- 5 Habits to Make You More Successful
We all want to be more successful, yet don’t always know how. But there are at least five simple ways to become more successful, like staying hydrated and finding more balance. Read this article to find out more.
- Top 10 Soft Skills You Should Work on Developing
Soft skills are social and communication skills and these kinds of skills are in high demand by companies. This article tells you the ten soft skills employers are looking for in their workers. They include having a positive attitude, being organized, and being an effective communicator.
- Say What? Shocking and Crazy Things People Said to Their Boss
This article compiles stories of workers saying unthinkable things to their bosses. These stories will shock you, make you laugh, and cause you to wonder just how they got away with it.
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