The job interview is not the place to confess your mistakes. It is not the time to demonstrate your weaknesses or let the interviewer know many of your faults. You will be asked about weaknesses, faults and mistakes for sure. These are traps, aimed at excluding you, and if you ...
Sell me this pen. If you’re in sales, that’s the task you’re likely to be given in a job interview. Sooner or later, an interviewer will reach into his pocket, pull out a pen and ask you to hit him with your very best pitch - "sell me ...
Imagine you've been asked to read a book to your child's first grade class. You're a little bit nervous when you get to the school, but you take a deep breath and open the door to the classroom. That's when you notice the cameras and are ...
It's highly unlikely that you'll ever walk into a job interview and be given the position after only 30 seconds. However, while this lightning-in-a-bottle scenario is incredibly unlikely, the truth is that you can very easily eliminate any chance of getting a job within that same short amount ...
Imagine you've been asked to read a book to your child's
first grade class. You're a little bit nervous when you get to the school, but
you take a deep breath and open the door to the classroom. That's when you
notice the cameras and are ...
unlikely that you'll ever walk into a job interview and be given the position after
only 30 seconds. While this lightning-in-a-bottle scenario is incredibly
unlikely, the truth is that you can easily eliminate any chance of getting a
job within that same short amount of time ...
In any job interview, you’re bound to
be hit with one or more “behavioral” questions, the ones that ask you to
describe your response to real or hypothetical work situations, and one of the
more popular questions concerns your reaction to stressful situations in the
It’s a ...
in the Executive InterviewIn
many ways, mistakes made in the executive interview continue the
theme established by mistakes in the resume. The common denominator
is the sense among many executives that, to put it bluntly, they’re
above all this. Their accomplishments should speak for themselves.
Given their successful ...
Who wrote your resume?
At first glance, that may seem like
an odd question for a job interviewer or recruiter to ask an executive job
candidate. Even if it’s not the first item on the interview agenda, however,
reports from the interviewing front indicate that it comes up often ...
We’re all only human. A great many job
applicants may feel otherwise, but that distinction applies even to those
members of the human race who conduct interviews. The interaction feels
painfully artificial, but human emotion inevitably plays a part in each hiring
If feeling plays such a part ...
Not every interview in your job search is a
job interview. Consider the informational interview.
An informational interview is a chance to
meet briefly with someone in your field and talk about that person’s company,
her career, and the industry as a whole. It’s as simple as that ...
My conclusions about job search strategies come from years of experience with hiring managers, HR professionals, recruiters and from my own career changes: journalist to project manager to researcher to author to communications professional. They are conclusions drawn from years of helping applicants—at every level and in many different ...
As you might expect, not all interviewers have taken the time to parse the regulations that govern their behavior. Most of them have the obvious missteps under control, so you are unlikely to find interviewers asking direct questions about your racial identity or religious affiliation.That leaves plenty of room ...