Posts Tagged 'job interview'

How to Behave in A Behavioral Interview

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Do you struggle with answering behavioral interview questions? Not even sure what they are? Behavioral questions demand that the candidate describe a specific event from their past, such as “tell me about a time that you had to deal with a conflict at work…” These can be challenging, not just because you must think of a situation, but you also must answer the question in detail and conclude with a tangible result.

Why They Exist

The theory behind behavioral interviews is that ...

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7 Deadly Modern Interview Questions

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Throughout the history of job interviews, some have earned a reputation for being difficult questions to answer. However, many of these such as “What is your greatest weakness” or “Where do you see yourself in five years” have been so overused that most people have a canned response to them.

The latest trends in interviewing are hatching a new breed of interview questions. Instead of approaching the interview like a fencing match, companies are trying to determine a candidate’s personality as ...

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Is your resume striking out or knocking it out of the park?

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The job seeker steps up to the plate. You can feel the determination coming off of him like waves spreading across the field. The HR manager pitches the job, a hard fast ball that flies past the job seeker, who just misses it. Setting up for the second pitch now, a deceiving curve ball.  The job seeker swings hard and fans it, catching nothing but air.  It’s all riding on this final pitch.  Another fast ball, but all he does ...

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Spring has sprung (almost)

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Spring may not “officially” be in season quite yet, but that all changes this upcoming weekend. Soon there will be fluffy bunnies, robins, flowers in bloom and leaves on the trees that spent their winter dormant waiting for this moment.

We humans have a tendency to “hibernate” in the winter seasons, preferring to stay indoors where it is nice and toasty, binge watching Netflix and feasting during the holiday seasons. There is nothing inherently wrong with that, but our homes tend ...

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The horrors of interviewing

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You are sitting in a waiting room, surrounded by others wearing the exact same clothes as you, their faces blurred and featureless. The receptionist sits behind her desk, typing away at her computer, her lips curved in an unsettling smile.

Every few minutes, the door behind her opens and you hear a muffled call. One of the featureless-faced individuals stands and goes back into the doorway. None of them ever come out.

Finally, you hear a muffled call, but know it’s ...

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Winning the interview on first sight

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More than ever, it is important for employers to understand who you are during the interview process. When they get a feel for your personality, they can picture you fitting in with their company culture. Clearly, your wardrobe choice at that first interview is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a positive first impression.

The clothes maketh the (wo)man

Fashion is the very first impressions a potential employer gains before you even get the chance to speak. So if you really want to ...

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How to prepare for a job interview

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how to prepare for a job interviewCongratulations! You made it through the stacks of resume in the HR department and landed an interview at your dream company.  Now for the next hurdle: how do you make sure that you can turn that interview into a job offer?  Here are some tips to help you prepare…

Research interview questions

Don’t just focus on the most common interview questions, such as “what is your greatest ...

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How to handle your hands during the interview

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proper hands during an interviewAs a job interview coach, one thing I see people struggle with is what to do with their hands.  Extroverts let their hands fly all over the place, creating serious distractions.  Introverts keep them close to their body, or worse, let them dive in between their legs like a wedge.  (Don’t laugh, I see people do this all the ...

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