2nd Stronger Interview Strategies
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Apr, 2012
It happens. You might not have performed so well in the first interview but because you have a good “in” with someone at the company, to your surprise, you are on your way to your second interview. Yet, you know you must take that interview performance to the next level. Here are a few interview strategies to help you prepare to take a giant leap ahead of the rest in the interview vetting process. Revisit weak areas from f...
13 of the Toughest Interview Questions
by Thomas J. Denham - Feb, 2012
The interview is the final stage before a job offer is made, so you must give an absolute command performance. Success means getting a perfect A+. Anything less and you come in second place. There is often a question behind the question, so answer their underlining concern. Here is my tough questions list. Study them carefully and develop your own tailored responses using examples. 1. Tell me about yourself. - This is...
Following Up After a Job Interview
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2012
Over the last couple of years, some executives may have experienced a longer gap between jobs than ever before in their careers. As someone who wants to move to the next step in the interviewing process, you are anxious to hear back from the hiring manager after an interview. What can you or should you do? Following up after an interview is crucial. CareerBuilder conducted a survey in 2011 and found that 22% of hiring mana...
Job Interview Tips–Do’s and Don’ts
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2012
Job seekers who are scheduled for interviews often assume they’ll be dealing with interviewers who know what they’re doing. Not necessarily. What’s more, those interviewers might have hidden agendas that you as a job seeker have no clue about. That being said, you increase your chances of making it through the first interview and into the second round if you keep some interview preparation do’s and don’ts in mind. (Note: Any d...
How To Make Yourself Three Times More Likely to Get Hired
by Arthur Frank - Jan, 2012
Research done by the executive search industry has shown that the first person interviewed gets the job only 17.6 percent of the time. But the last person interviewed is hired almost 56 percent of the time, or more than three times more frequently. The reason: As in most human endeavors, people are wary of accepting the first choice offered. Therefore, do what you can to position yourself among the last candidates intervie...
How to Stand out from the Crowd in a Competitive Market
by Frank Traditi - Jan, 2012
To stand out from the crowd, conduct your job search like a marketing campaign. The traditional picture of job-seeking is that you look for open positions posted somewhere and follow a formal application procedure to be considered for them. But with thousands of job-seekers applying for only those positions that are advertised, the competition can be overwhelming. The only way to beat the odds and the competition is to a...
Network well via informational interviews
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2012
Informational interviews can make all the difference in your job hunt. Meeting with someone who may be able to share insights or information with you to improve your job search prospects is a key job search and networking strategy. Do you know how to ask for them? Or why? Talking to people about their jobs and companies is a great way to (1) learn about people and organizations and (2) introduce yourself, your skills and a...
3 Easy-to-Make Mistakes Job Candidates Should Avoid At All Costs
by Amanda Abella - Dec, 2011
Companies usually rev up hiring in January thanks to new budgets and the expiration of hiring freezes, which means if you’re a job seeker, you have an opportunity. But as a recruiter for a private employment agency, I can tell you that so many applicants are disqualified because of one wrong move. I interview droves of people and yet only want to refer about 10 percent to companies we work with. What disqualifies so...
Interview Mistakes You Might be Making–Unconsciously
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2011
According to an article by Robert Pagliarini, called “Job Interview? Avoid These 6 Psychological ‘Leaks‘”, you could be making several mistakes that will sabotage your chances of a successful interview–and be completely unaware that you’re doing it. As Pagliarini puts it, “Without knowing it, you communicate your deep psychological beliefs, attitudes and weaknesses every time you open your mouth. I’ve interviewed people who lo...
5 Success Secrets for Better Phone Interviews
by Debra Wheatman - Dec, 2011
Nearly all senior- and executive-level jobs today require a phone interview as a preliminary step in the hiring process. Sometimes there may even be multiple telephone conversations before you ever setfoot in the company¡¯s office. While phone interviews can be a huge time saver for both employers and candidates alike, they also present their share of challenges. Without the benefit of visual communication, there is no way to...
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