4 Steps To Getting Your Network To Say Yes To An Interview
by Kristin Johnson - Jul, 2013
Savvy job seekers know networking is essential to shortening a job search. The thinking is that it’s easier to get hired when your interviewer knows, likes, and trusts you. How do we know this to be true? Are employers really open to hiring people they meet at networking events? Every year, Career Directors International conducts its Global Hiring Trends Survey. In 2012, they asked this question: “If you met a job seeker t...
How to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2013
“So…. Tell me about yourself.” It’s the interview question we all dread. And we dread it for good reason. It’s way too broad and we have no idea what the interviewer wants us to say. “Just be honest” is the advice given by many careers experts. So how’s this? Well, I’m 29. I’m scared of heights. I sometimes take a teddy bear with me when I go travelling. I love Coldplay. I still smoke even though I told everyone...
What To Do On A Phone Interview
by Lisa Adams - Jun, 2013
Recently, I received more than a normal level of questions from my clients about what to do on a telephone interview. How is a phone interview similar or different to an in-person interview? How should I prepare? What’s The Purpose Of A Phone Interview? If you have asked the same questions, here are the basics to a successful telephone interview. The Basics What is the purpose of a telephone interview?...
Selling Yourself in Your Interview
by Jason Stauffacher - Jun, 2013
While many of us think highly of our backgrounds and career, what we can bring to a potential company, at the end of the day, would you really hire yourself if you were at all honest with yourself? Most say yes, but is that the best answer? Let's explore. To answer that above question honestly, for your best in mind, it is all-important for job seekers (that is you) to take a few moments and re-assess what your are conveyin...
Don't Accept An Offer Without Asking These Questions
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2013
Job seekers who have been looking for new opportunities for months, or even years, are unlikely to spend a lot of time and effort evaluating a new offer before signing on the dotted line. If you've been searching for for a long time, you may not have the luxury to turn down an offer. But if you can afford to pass up an opportunity to wait for something that could be better, here are seven questions you should answer before you...
Deception & Interviewing – Learn to Tell the Truth!
by Kimberly Schneiderman - May, 2013
If you have had an interview coaching session with me, you know that I tout a few strategies – being specific, telling meaningful STAR stories, and using the word “I” in describing your work. Well, this week I found out that not only are my strategies right on track, but they also align with fraud examiners tests for truth-telling! In the Jan/Feb 2012 edition of Fraud Magazine, an article titled “The 10 Tell-tale Signs of...
# 1 Interview Question You Must Answer Correctly
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2013
There are hundreds of questions interviewers can ask potential employees… but there’s one interview question you could be answering in a way that is costing you the job – and you don’t even know it! So, what’s this one question? It’s different for every person—and every position. But one thing about this question is the same… it starts out like this: “Do you have experience doing… (insert whatever responsibility, duty, etc...
5 Standout Things To Bring To Your Next Interview
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2013
It may seem obvious. You were invited to an interview with the hiring manager or recruiter. They beckoned you because they like your resume and believe you are qualified for the job. At this point, it’s all about the dialogue, and you are a fantastic interviewer, so what else do you need but yourself and your confidence – right? Wrong. Sometimes less is not more. And, interviews offer an opportunity to strategically slide i...
7 Job Interview Questions You Should Never Ask
by Kerry Hannon - May, 2013
Interviewing for a job is unnerving. Even people who have a lot of self-confidence feel vulnerable to some degree. That's because when you're being judged, every nuance counts. While you're keenly focused on putting your best foot forward and asking smart and sometimes tough questions, it's oh-so-easy to say something that could knock you out of the running. When an awkward question slips through your lips, even the smooth...
How to Win At a Phone Interview
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2013
Companies often use phone interviews to screen candidates before meeting in person. Seize your chance to impress the interviewer so he or she can’t help but want to meet you in person. Consider the following do’s and don’ts. How to have winning phone interviews Don’t miss the details. What time is the interview? Is the interviewer calling you, or is it up to you to place the call? Does everyone have the right phone num...
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