Top 10 Interview Questions to Master
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2011
1. Tell me about yourself Address the skills relevant to the position you are interviewing for, your education, work experience, and interest in the position. Keep your complete answer to about 2 minutes; don’t ramble or elaborate. This is your 2-minute self-introduction. 2. What can you offer us that other candidates can’t? If this question is asked early in the interview, you might respond by discussing general...
Discussing Salary: Timing is Everything
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jun, 2011
During your job search, whenever possible, try to move the salary discussion further back in the interview process to help keep from being eliminated. This will help hiring managers to see the real value you bring before you talk money. One way to get around salary requirements in an online application is simply fill in "1," with the expectation that a hiring decision maker will still be interested in you based on experien...
Handling Awkward Interview Questions
by Randy Wooden - Jun, 2011
Interviews can be nerve-wracking enough without the added pressure of dealing with inappropriate questions. So what should you do? Let’s examine what’s happening and possible ways to deal with it. Recent events such as the killing of Osama bin Laden loom large throughout the media. President Barack Obama’s leadership against terrorism, his decision to approve the mission, the political ramifications of the mission and myria...
The Secret of Interview Magic : Hone Your Interactive Skills
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2011
You don't have to be a Houdini or a David Copperfield to create interview magic. Sharp listening, observation, and communication skills will work a lot of magic for you. If you don't have them now, don't despair—you can cultivate them! Did you know that you can listen much faster than most people talk? That’s a bad-news/good-news situation when you’re in an interview. The bad news is that your attention might begin to wand...
How remembering names can help your job hunting prospects
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2011
When you’re in the midst of a job hunt, you never really know what will make the difference between being hired and coming in second place. When there are many qualified candidates, employers often rely on subtle, nuanced reasons to choose one candidate over another. Maybe one applicant seemed to have strong observational skills or one candidate seemed a better fit for the team than another. One way to help you stand out fr...
Wait - Don't Apply for that Job! Job Task Analysis - Secrets of Recruiters.
by Sharon Cohen - Jun, 2011
Don't apply for that job, until you read this post! Make sure that you're REALLY qualified. Let me walk you through a professional, job-task analysis. Understand what the employer really wants in a candidate when they write the job description. As a Career Transition Specialist, I broker between employers and candidates. The Career Advisors support the employers with recruitment, job postings, and even pre-screening can...
Four Interview Tips for Sarah Palin
by Barbara Safani - Jun, 2011
You could say that Sarah Palin had a bad interview experience last week when she visited Boston and was asked about Paul Revere’s famous ride. Here are four interview tips for Palin and anyone else trying to perform better during an interview. 1. Research the company you are meeting with before the interview. You can find company information on LinkedIn, TheVault, Hoovers, Glassdoor, and AnnualReports.com. Most employers w...
How to interview and illustrate skills that are a reach
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2011
What are the skills you need to demonstrate when you apply for jobs? It’s usually not very difficult to identify what employers are looking for; their 3000-word, in-depth job descriptions don’t leave much to the imagination. Many firms also post videos, have Facebook sites and Twitter feeds touting their organizations and why you might want to work there. Skip these resources at your own peril — they are telling you exactly...
How You Should BE for an Interview
by Thomas J. Denham - Jun, 2011
What happens during the interview will determine your future. Make no mistake, you are a commodity and the most successful job hunter is the one that can close the sale. Your Goal: Convince the interviewer that you are absolutely the best person to fill the position. Remember: Ultimately, every question an interviewer asks you is related to one simple question: “Why should I hire you?” All of your long hours of hard w...
3 Tips for Writing Your First Resume after Being Fired
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2011
There’s often nothing more shocking than being fired from a job. Not only is it difficult to lose an income, but the stigma attached to it can be difficult to overcome. For some, the idea of applying for a new job after being fired can be overwhelming. How do you tell a prospective employer that your old employer decided to let you go? There are ways to create a resume that doesn’t rain on an already-muddy situation. Let’s ...
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