Tag-Archive for ◊ interview tips ◊

• 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, November 14th, 2011

By Selena Kohng | Published: March 3, 2011 If you were invited for an interview, you’ve conquered half the battle; the recruiter already thinks you can do the job based on your resume. The next half, though, is about proving them right. Things like body language or your outfit play a part, but only a supporting role to what […]

• Friday, June 24th, 2011

First, ignore the conventional advice to state a weakness that’s really a positive job attribute, such as, “I’m a workaholic and I spend too many hours at work.” Interviewers have been hearing that for years, and they see right through it. And the truth is, they are looking to see how you handle the question and what […]

• Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

This question falls into the same category as “What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? What would your boss say about you? Such questions have no value in predicting future job performance.  Interviewers really are interested in seeing how you respond. They really want to hear that you’re committed to your career, constantly improving your […]

• Thursday, June 16th, 2011

“Fit” is a subjective measure that takes into account the candidate’s abilities, as well as innate qualities such as sense of humor, capacity to learn quickly, maturity, and confidence. “Cultural Fit” is a combination of how the interviewer feels about you, and whether you seem like someone who will fit in well and complement the […]

• Tuesday, June 07th, 2011

What do hiring managers / recruiters really want to hear when they say “Tell me about yourself”? Speaking for myself, I want a brief summary of your experience, highlighting the abilities that relate directly to the job. When it comes to the Hiring Manager, he also wants to hear that you know something about his […]

• Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

How often have you heard the phrase “Not a cultural fit”? Sometimes, when you prepare well for an interview and everything seems under control, you face that unexpected  and dreadful phrase. There is really no way to prepare for this one, unless you have prior inside information on the cultural environment and what the hiring […]

• Monday, January 25th, 2010

What does it mean when you are rejected because you are overqualified for the job? What does it mean you hear that line over and over again? When you hear this line from several employers, you need to consider the following: 1) Review/Edit Your Resume Is your resume over 2-3 pages long? If so, it’s […]

• 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 […]