Many experts and mentors – and maybe even well-meaning peers and parents – will tell you that the only way to ace your job interview is to provide the perfect job interview answer to every job interview question.
And while that is an important issue, so many other factors go into who gets the job offer, and who does not…
Nearly every time, we leave the job interview wishing we had done something different: provided a better answer to a specific question, researched a critical topic more thoroughly, or ironed the front and back of the shirt so we could take the suit jacket off instead of sitting there sweating.
And sometimes, we leave the job interview thinking, “I had no idea THAT would be a serious issue!” or “Who knew they cared so much about ______?”
The dreaded phone interview. It makes our hands wet, our throats dry, and causes all kinds of anxiety. And yet, with more and more employers using phone interviews (or their video counterparts via Skype, G+ Hangouts and Zoom) to help choose which candidates will be invited in for a face-to-face interview, it is a skill job seekers must master. Thankfully, our friends at TalentandRecruitment.com have created this how-to infographic that lists ten tips that will help you become a phone interview master. Take a look, employ the solid advice provided, and see if maybe your next phone interview doesn’t go
You’ve spent the last 45 minutes sitting in a job interview; the hiring manager is about to wrap up. And right then, the hiring manager asks:
“Do you have any questions for me?”
You were prepared. But you lock up! In an effort to think on your feet, you blurt out, “How much does this position pay?” Once you see the expression on the hiring manager’s face, you know: you messed up…
In almost every interview, your turn to ask questions has the potential to create that approving nod we all crave, or that big yawn that makes us all cringe.
So while it’s important to prepare your answers for the job interview, it’s also valuable to plan out your questions…
Interviewing feels like a performance. You carefully put on your costume, assemble your props, and repeatedly go over your lines until you can recite your strengths and weaknesses in your sleep. However, you’re not a character – you’re you.
Here’s how to give an award-winning performance, based on your true story.