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How To Ace The Trickiest Interview Questions

By Mary Eileen Williams

If you are actively looking for work, you know the importance of adequately preparing for a job interview. These meetings, more than any other components of your search, are the events that will determine your success. You can prepare yourself by gaining a thorough knowledge of the company, how the organization is positioned in the marketplace, their major competitors and both the long and short-t...

3 Key Tips to Help You Ace the Behavioral Style Interview

By Mary Eileen Williams

As a mature job-seeker, you already know this cardinal rule: If you want the job, you have to ace the interview. To do so means building rapport with your interviewers, targeting your responses to the needs of the position, validating your skills with specific examples, and presenting yourself as a confident, can-do professional. This, of course, requires adequate preparation. You can research the...

10 Interview Tips: Turn a Failed Job Interview into a Job Offer

By Noelle Gross

It’s no secret that the journey from job seeker to “hired” is full of obstacles scattered along the way. For some it’s the resume and actually landing an interview to begin with, that presents the biggest challenge. For others, landing interviews is easy – it’s acing the interview and getting the job offer that’s the tricky part. Interviewing regularly, wi...

5 Interview Questions You Must Master

By Patricia Edwards

Whether you haven’t interviewed for a job in a decade or if you interviewed just last week, you may not know the “whys” of interview questions and the selection process most organizations use to hire the best talent. I’d like to share a little known fact (I don’t believe in keeping secrets) based on my 25 years in Talent Management for top Fortune 200 companies....

The Best Way to Handle a Phone Interview

By Lida Citroën

Employers today are increasingly requesting phone interviews with job candidates before they meet in person. This allows employers to ask pertinent questions, assess behavioral temperament, and evaluate personality and character before they commit to a face-to-face meeting. While it might seem easier to do a phone interview–hey, you don’t have to dress up!–applicants often find ...

Do You Have a Great Interview Story?

By Barbara Safani

When I diagnose problems clients have with their interview strategy, I often notice they answer interview questions too generally. They attempt to convey their fit for the job by describing the personal attributes they think make them relevant for the position. They explain they are team players, flexible and good communicators; they claim they are passionate about their work. But rarely do they g...

Three Interview Secrets to Get You Hired Faster

By Kathleen Winsor Games

Did you ever go to a job interview, excited for the opportunity, only to wind up wondering later what went wrong? Have you ever taken a job despite the fact that all your instincts were screaming at you to say no? By utilizing emotional intelligence, smart professionals manage their emotional responses to challenging interview questions, and interpret signals that interviewers are sending (whether...

Smart Questions To Ask At Your Interview

By Sarah Landrum

During the interview process, candidates tend to forget that the interviewer shouldn’t be the only one asking questions. You want to really get a sense of the job you’re applying for, the work environment and whether you think this is going to be the place for you. Asking the interviewer quality questions can make you seem enthusiastic about the job, and it shows that you did some rese...

Plan Your Elevator Pitch

By Bryn Davies

Have you got an elevator pitch for yourself? Is it sharp, to the point, and able to pique interest? In case you haven’t heard of an elevator pitch, they are short speeches that you use to sell yourself to a prospective employer. They get the name ‘elevator pitch’ because they are meant to take no longer than a short ride in an elevator to deliver. In a few seconds you should be a...

'Why Do You Want This Job?' How to Answer this Interview Question

By Sarah Landrum

Job seekers tend to hear a lot of the same questions: “What are your strengths?” “What are your weaknesses?” “Why do you want to leave your current position?” Prepping for these is easy, because the answers aren’t likely to change from interview to interview. Figure out good responses, and you’re set. Questions that focus on a single employer are als...

The 3 Questions That Will Help You Land Your Next Job

By Jenny Foss

Have you ever applied or interviewed for a job that seemed to be nearly custom-designed for you, only to get the incredibly abrupt and unexpected, "Thank you, but we've gone in a different direction" email hurled into your inbox? If you have, you probably sat there staring at your screen for a few moments wondering what the hell just happened. Right? I mean, puh-lease, universe. You were perfect. ...

How to Overcome Your "Lack of Experience"

By Olivia Adams

One of the most frustrating things about being a young professional is being told you don’t have enough experience. What’s even more frustrating is when you’ve had several internships in college, leadership experience and stellar grades, and you still don’t get any bites from employers. When I was applying for jobs back in January, it was discouraging at times when I didn&...

Can a Great Resume Save You From a Bad Interview?

By Joey Trebif

Most of us have experienced a bad interview, and we all know that it can feel devastating, especially if you really wanted the job. However, just because the interview didn’t go as planned, it’s possible that you won’t automatically be ruled out as a potential candidate. If you’ve got an excellent resume, it can save you from a bad interview. There are some steps you can ta...

Self-Doubt, Confidence, and George Clooney

By Jon Ruzek

Networking and interviewing are two of the most intimidating aspects of the job-search process. Self-doubt is a significant factor when one becomes overwhelmed in these situations. It is completely normal to have such feelings. We all have faced it…doubting our ability to meaningfully connect with others, underselling our talents, or fearing to say the wrong thing. When these doubts c...

Body Language Tips For A Better Interview

By Sarah Landrum

Did you know that your body language is just as important as what you say during an interview? It may not make much sense because you would think interviewers are just paying attention to what you know, but body language does have a great influence on their perception of you. To help you land your next job, here are some body language tips for a better interview: 1: Use a Neutral Vocal Pitch The s...

The 7 Things Employers Want to Find out About You During a Job Interview

By Sarah Landrum

If you're searching for a new career, you're probably doing everything you can. You've amped up your resume, you've perfected your image and you've found hundreds of potential interview questions that you've been practicing in front of the mirror on a regular basis. What if you could do more? What if those questions you've been practicing aren't what really matters? You could practice interview qu...

How to do an Informational Interview

By Lida Citroën

Whether you are looking for a first job, a new job, or a better job, often times, you might find you lack insight and familiarity with what the next step looks like. What would it be like to work for [insert company name]? What kind of work do I want to do? What does a day-in-the-life of a [insert job title] look like? The best way to find answers to these and other questions is to do informatio...

Tips to Take Control of the Interview

By Lida Citroën

Congratulations! You made it to the interview. Now what? The interview is a critical step in the hiring process. How you manage yourself, your responses, and the questions you have for the interviewer often determine what happens next. Before you get to the interview, you’ve likely prepared a resume, which identifies your skills, experience, and passion for your next career move. That resu...

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Why Only Three Interview Questions "count"

By Patricia Edwards

What the recruiter really wants to know 1. Can you do the job? 2. Will you do the job? 3. Will we enjoy working with you? Believe it or not, those are the three main questions the recruiters need to ask and they are the focus of every interview. Every interview question you’ve been asked was designed as a deeper dive into those three key questions. With varying words and scenarios and...

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