Interview Mistakes

24
Oct

Had a Job Interview but No Callback? Here’s What to Do Next Time.

{Click here to read the original article on The NY Times.}

Days have passed since your job interview, and no one’s called or emailed.

Later, you learn someone else was hired for the position. You were sure you aced the interview and would advance to the next round, but obviously the interviewer saw it differently. Read more

17
Oct

Skype Hype: The Key to Acing Your Virtual Interview

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

Like it or not, Skype video interviews are becoming a regular part of the job application process. A market research firm recently found that 42% of companies used video interviews to recruit senior executives, management, and entry-level job functions, compared to just 10% of companies in 2010. And my company uses Skype for a good 90% of our first round interviews. Read more

21
Mar

Before the Job Interview, Do Your Homework

{Click here to read the original article on The NY Times.}

Q. You’ve just graduated from college and are entering a tough job market. What kind of interview preparation will help you stand out?

A. Research the company and the industry, says Adrien Fraise, founder of Modern Guild, which provides online career coaching to college students and high school seniors. Read more

21
Feb

6 Ways To Show Your Interviewer That You Really Want The Job

{Click here to read the original article on LinkedIn.}

Do you have an interview coming up for a job that you really want? Are you eager to make it clear to the interviewer that you’re not keen just to get any job, but that you want this job? Are you wondering how best to get this across in the interview, without coming across as desperate?

You’re absolutely right to plan this in advance because it really is critical to your success. Read more

14
Feb

5 Ways to Impress Your Job Interviewer In the First 90 Seconds

{Click here to read the original article on Mental Floss.}

You finally snagged an interview for your dream job, so obviously you’ve studied the company, and you can talk for days about why you’d be a perfect fit. But it turns out that 33 percent of bosses will determine whether they’re going to hire you within the first 90 seconds of meeting you, according to a survey by Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and HR technologies. Want to ace the interview? Here are the five top tips from the pros. Read more

19
Jul

How to Improve Your Interview Technique

{Click here to read the original article on About.com.}

A job interview gives you a chance to shine. What you say and what you do is going to either move you to the next round of consideration for employment or knock you out of contention. It doesn’t take much to make an impression – good or bad. If you haven’t taken time to dress appropriately or if you say the “wrong” thing, it will be over.

Take the time to prepare your interview technique including knowing what’s on your resume, being able to present why you are qualified for the job, why you are interested in the company, and practicing staying calm and focused. It’s important to remember that the image the interviewer has of you when he first meets you is the one that is going to last. Read more

24
May

7 Killer Questions to Ask at Your Next Interview

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

“So, do you have any questions for me?”

The interview is almost over, and you’ve nailed every question the hiring manager has asked. But don’t brush off this last one as a formality.

“If an applicant doesn’t have any questions for me, that’s a red flag,” explains Angela Smith, a recruiter. “I’m thinking that they either don’t care or can’t be bothered to do research about my company.” Read more

17
May

10 Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired after the Interview

{Click here to read the original article on Youtern.}

You thought the interview went well. You expected to go on to the next round. Maybe even get a job offer.

Instead, even after following up in a professional manner, you’ve heard nothing.

What went wrong? Why are you not getting hired? Read more

10
May

Strengths and Weaknesses Interview Questions

{Click here to read the original article on About.com.}

During job interviews, there are certain types of questions that tend to make an appearance, regardless of the position and company. One of the most common interview questions is “What is your greatest weakness?” often preceded or followed by “What is your greatest strength?” These questions can be phrased in lots of different ways, but always with the same goal from the interviewer’s perspective. Read more

27
Oct

5 Common Interview Mistakes

{Click here to read the original article on Real Simple.}

Your handshake is firm, your eye contact is exceptional, and your thank-you notes are the perfect mix of professionalism and personality. But hold on: Are you bringing in a Big Gulp?! Experts share the less obvious uh-ohs that could derail your chances. Read more

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