of Job Interview Are Most Critical
Hiring decisions are most often made in the first five minutes of an interview, experts say.
So it crucial for candidates to have their acts together from the moment they set foot in the door.
Heres what Mike Prushan, general manager of Management Recruiters of Cherry Hill, N.J., suggests:
A new book provides tips for quick relief from daily anxiety.
In "Undress Your Stress: 30 Curiously Fun Ways To Take Off Tension," author Lois Levy offers the following techniques to avoid flipping your lid:
Employers discriminate against overweight people, especially women, when it comes to hiring, firing, demotions and pay levels, according to Mark Roehling, an assistant professor of management at Wester Michigan Universitys Haworth College of Business.
Roehling, who examined studies on the subject and did his own research, concluded that weight discrimination is more common than discrimination based on other factors, including race and gender.
Many employers acknowledged in the studies that they made decisions based on an applicants or employees weight, Roehling said, and "in a way, it appears to be the acceptable bias." He noted that only one state, Michigan, has a law against weight discrimination.
Take a few weeks
According to a survey by Accountemps of chief financial officers, it takes an average of 16 weeks to replace an executive, 10 weeks for a middle manager and 7 weeks for staff.
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