Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sometimes Your Interviewer is Clueless; Be Ready!


You look impressive, you act impressive, you even smell impressive. Then the interviewer asks you something like this:

What makes you better qualified than the rest of the candidates? 

Say what?

Liz Ryan at Forbes.com shares tips on the best way to answer such a silly question. Believe me, there are enough air heads out there that will ask you that question. Best to be prepared.

Click here: How to Answer "What Makes You the Best Candidate?"

From the article: You are right that the question “What makes you the best candidate?” is inappropriate and insulting. You couldn’t possibly know the answer to that question, not only because you won’t meet the other contenders but also because you don’t know what the company really needs. Only they know that!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Are You Annoying Your Interviewer? Let's See...

You can't please everyone, but sometimes you might be pleasing no one!



You've done your prep work, pressed your suit, polished your shoes, made sure your make up is flawless, and think you're ready. Are you?

This may help smooth out even more wrinkles before you trot off to that important sit-down with the company of your dreams.

Click here: 5 Ways You Don't Know You're Turning Off Your Job Interviewer

Monday, October 24, 2016

Caught Off Guard: Interview Questions You May Not Be Expecting...and How to Respond

Are you REALLY, FULLY prepared for your upcoming interview? Maybe, but probably not.


You can never be totally ready for what they sling at you, but you can have a leg up.

The following article from TheMuse.com gives you some interesting notes on what you might be asked in today's competitive job market.

Click Here: 8 Interview Tests You Might Actually Be Asked to Do on the Spot





Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Virtual Interview: You Can Be The Best!

Virtual interview training, along with person to person training, is essential in landing the job these days.



This article can show you how to prepare for virtual interviews and have a leg up on the competition.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Are You Good on TV? Webcam Interviews on the Rise

Appearing in front of a camera--any camera--can make some people feel terribly nervous. Is that you?

You may need to change your attitude about showing up in video and on Skype!


This article will help you navigate the New Norm when it comes to interviews. It's no longer enough to shake hands and put your Oscar winning smile to work for you. You may need a director!

(Click on title below for full article.)

Click here: Webcam job interviews increase in popularity



From the article:
     As if the interview process wasn't nerve-wracking enough, job seekers are increasingly facing another challenge, the webcam interview.
     The trend, now being used by some New Zealand firms, originated in the US where it's become particularly popular with the big retailers such as Walmart and finance houses like Deloitte and the major airlines...
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For more on this web cam interview thing, check out the following story:

Click here: The Rise of the (Truly Awful) Web Cam Job Interview
(Bloomberg)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

How to Ask the Right Questions to Get the Best Job Offer

Your questions matter, too. Sometimes more...


You prepare, you rehearse, you arrive. The interviewer asks you all kinds of questions. You nail them all.

But have you nailed the job? Do you even want this particular job? How will you know if you don't ask good questions yourself?

Here's an article from Forbes.com you might find enlightening.

(Click on title below)


Three Types Of Interview Questions To Get A Job You'll Love

By Pollyanna Pixton

From the article:

"It starts with the question any good interviewer asks near the end of the interview, 'Do you have any questions for me?' At this point, you will have a good feel if they want you to work in their organization but do you want to work there? Let’s look at some questions that you can ask that might help you get some insights into how the company works and the environment...."

Remember, there are nearly six million available jobs out there right now. You don't have to settle!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Can You Overcome the 'Interview Bully'?

Sometimes the interviewer is just plain mean...



Here's an article from the Huffington Post that can you help you sidestep the interviewer's bad attitude and still get the job.

From the article:
How To Handle A Job Interviewer That Acts Like A Bully
By Vicki Salemi - Author, public speaker, columnist and Career Expert for Monster.com

Let's face it: When you go on a job interview you don't only hope to ace it; you're also looking to build a real rapport with your interviewers. Connecting through small talk and then building upon that chemistry in you conversations about work--there's something special about that little spark that ignites during the process.

But, what happens when an interviewer is not just rude, but straight up mean? Here are several ways to handle an interviewer that's acting like your everyday schoolyard bully....


Monday, October 3, 2016

How to Get the Job, Even if You Feel Less Than Qualified

Not sure you qualify for that peachy job?



This article came across my line of sight yesterday and you might find it to be just what you need to get over any insecurities you may feel about approaching a great job interview:


How to nail the job interview when you’re not 100% qualified


Click here for full article...