Companies continually deal with increasing levels of uncertainty and fewer resources to spend on even their highest-priority initiatives.
The result: a growing emphasis on finding and hiring a certain type of employee: consistently effective, adaptable and enjoyable to work with. These people can be hard to spot in advance, but when an employer meets one, they know it right away…
Having sat on both sides of the interviewing table, Guy Cole is conscious of the importance of non-verbal communication flowing between the two parties.
“Interviewing is a tricky thing for the interviewee; you have to read the interviewer. Are they looking for you to talk? Are they looking for you to listen? You have to feed off of their cues.”
How can you improve on your chances of acing an interview and getting closer to the job? Body language expert and jury consultant Susan Constantine has a few tips to share.
In any job interview, recruiters will measure you against other applicants based on both what you say, and how you answer questions.
How can you give yourself an advantage over the other candidates you’re competing against?
Begin today by preparing answers to interview questions. You should practice these answers out loud. Practicing out loud helps you work on your articulation… and reveals pauses and the “um”s and “uh”s that make an interviewee appear less confident.
Practice answers to the following questions, and you’ll be well prepared for many very common job interview questions:
Once upon a time… about 400 years ago… early settlers to North America posted a job on PilgrimHelpWanted.com.
Much to the chagrin of the village elders, only one person applied for the position.
Here, just in time for Thanksgiving, is a fictional account of how that interview might have gone had it happened in today’s recruiting world…
You’re feeling great after your first interview for a job… you’ve already been told to expect a call back from HR regarding a second interview.
They call, and your initial feelings are excitement and triumph! Just as quickly, they’re replaced by anxiety and fear when you realize this interview is an opportunity to shine or fizzle — to stand out, or fall flat on your face…
You think you nailed the interview; your answers were just as you rehearsed: honest and concise. You went home feeling good about this one. And yet, you don’t get a call back.
There is a often a good reason: your answers to critical questions… those that mean the difference between “no thank you” and “you’re hired.”