Archive for ◊ August, 2016 ◊

• Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Practice using the STAR Method on these common behavioral interviewing questions: • Describe a situation in which you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way. • Describe a time when you were faced with a stressful situation that demonstrated your coping skills. • Give me a specific example […]

• Sunday, August 21st, 2016

 • Recall recent situations that show favorable behaviors or actions, especially involving course work, work experience, leadership, teamwork, initiative, planning, and customer service. • Prepare short descriptions of each situation; be ready to give details if asked. • Be sure each story has a beginning, middle, and an end, i.e., be ready to describe the […]

• Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Our brains adapt to new ways of absorbing content, and a prime example is how we interact with the Internet. Twitter makes us share thoughts in 140 characters or fewer. Now you’re forced to keep your point short and sweet. For a person like me who loves the details, condensing my thoughts into short bite-sized […]

• Saturday, August 20th, 2016

SHARE Model A similar method to the STAR Method is the SHARE Model for responding to behavioral-based job interview questions: S — Situation; describe a specific situation; H — Hinderances; identify any hindrances or challenges faced; A — Action; explain the action(s) you took in response; R — Results; discuss the results or outcomes from […]

• Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Money and Numbers on Your Resume: Did you make money, generate it, contribute to, save or help someone else in the process? Employers care greatly about the bottom line. As a direct contributor, how did you impact the bottom-line profitability of the company? For an executive assistant, how did your initiative and foresight allow your […]

• Friday, August 19th, 2016

Employers have discovered that computer software systems are good at scanning keywords on a resume, but they’re not good at discerning talent, trustworthiness, dedication, hard work, and most importantly FIT. Resumes that used to function as your “first impression” to an employer have become the second or third thing an employer will see about you. […]

• Friday, August 19th, 2016

One strategy for job-seekers preparing for behavioral interviews is to use the STAR Technique, as outlined below. (This technique is often referred to as the SAR and PAR techniques as well.)     S ituation or T ask Describe the situation that you were in or the task that you needed to accomplish. You must […]