Archive for the Category ◊ Interview Tips ◊

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

No two interviews are alike so it is difficult to be prepared for the unexpected. You can however, focus on your presentation skills that can be more important than what you say. Deadly Mistake: Poor verbal communication skills. • Good communication skills include listening and letting the person know you heard what they said. • […]

• Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Do you know what is the ONE thing you must do in EVERY job interview? You may have an incredible resume, exceptional career history, solid recommendations, dress professionally, and answer all interview questions as a perfect fit candidate would and still miss the job. What could such a solid candidate do for the interview to […]

• Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Give your interviewer a firm handshake. Make eye contact. Answer each question succinctly. Have questions to ask the interviewer at the end. You probably already know the interview essentials. But if you want to move from being a viable candidate to the hiring manager’s top choice, you’ll need to go well beyond the basics. While the way […]

• Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Common Nonverbal Mistakes Made at Medical Device Job Interviews  How comfortable are you at interviews? Have you made any of these mistakes? Can you think of other ones? Let us know in comments.

• Monday, December 03rd, 2012

A whopping 88 perent of employers prioritize “cultural fit” within the company over technical skills when hiring new employees, according to a Universum survey. In a recent column, Forbes’ Meghan Casserly broke down this research, which encompasses the responses from 1,200 major companies, to uncover the personality traits employers love hiring. Professionalism, 86 percent: Hiring managers can […]

• Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

As a recruiter, I spend most of my days talking to job seekers and conducting interviews for our clients. For some reason, a lot of candidates pause when they are asked to talk about themselves. Asking you to talk about yourself is a common start-up question that puts the interview in motion. Don’t be afraid […]