Tag-Archive for ◊ how to interview ◊

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Not everyone is a good interviewer.  It’s not a skill that one is born with – it’s something you learn and then need to work on developing – like any other job aspect, it requires training and experience. I recently came to the conclusion that while I like to meet people and hear about their […]

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• Monday, June 20th, 2011

Be prepared – be very prepared. By that, I mean, prepare questions that show you’ve taken the time to learn about the company you are interviewing for and that you are interested in it. Don’t just tell the hiring manager your strengths; prepare stories that illustrate where you’ve used those strengths successfully in past work experiences. […]

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• Friday, January 22nd, 2010

I always write about interviews and interview preparations but what if something does go wrong? We are prone to making mistakes, but how do we recover from them? And in the case of interviews, we need to recover quickly! Depending on how bad things went, here are 4 tips that could help you turn things […]

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• Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Interviewing can be very challenging when the anxiety level is high, don’t let your fears get in the way ! Here are 10 tips to consider when preparing for an interview: 1) Get the details Make sure you have the date and time correct. Know your interviewer’s name and title before the interview. 2) Job […]