Scary Career Situations — And How to Deal With Them

October 10, 2013

Career Advice

Scary Job Situations -- and how to deal with themHalloween is upon us. It’s a time for spooking and scaring, but hopefully not when it comes to your career search. Even if you’re about to enter a house of job horrors, never fear! We’re here to help you get through it. Pick your poison and see how we turn a scary situation into a successful one.

1. You Have a Blaring Resume Gap.
Whether you have a recognizable lag between two positions or you’re having difficulty securing another job currently, don’t worry about it. There are solutions. In fact, we wrote an entire post on how to deal with a resume gap.

2. You Were Asked a Horrible Interview Question.
You can never predict exactly what questions will be asked in an interview, but you can do a little recon. Search online for typical interview questions for your field and for that company. Ask people from your network who have interviewed there. And most importantly — over prepare. Give these interview questions that will make you cringe a glance then you’ll be prepared for anything.

3. You Landed a Dream Interview — But Now You’re Freaking Out.
Step one: cheer up! There are certain things you just can’t think about during an interview — like how unqualified you really are for the gig or how you’ll be unemployed forever if you don’t land the position. Let’s face it. You’re psyching yourself out. Get some confidence. You can do this.

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About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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