One of the most common interview questions you will be asked is, “Why should we hire you?” Are you prepared to answer?
Technology and telecommunications are a major component in screening candidates today. Telephone and Skype interviews are used as a cost and time effective pre-screening tool.
Use these interview tips to increase your chances of capturing the offer and convincing the hiring manager that you are the number one applicant.
Due to time constraints and a desire to include more stakeholders into the process, companies are opting for panel interviews instead of individual interviews. Therefore, you will likely experience a panel interview during your job search. For many, the idea of a panel interview is a catalyst of much anxiety because, instead of being interviewed […]
We all know the saying: “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”. Never is this more true than in a job interview. Whether you’re a recent grad looking to make your mark on the world, or a seasoned professional in search of the next opportunity, what you wear to an interview […]
The hiring process is your opportunity to assess the company culture of the organization and determine whether it will be a good fit for you. Obviously, you want to seek lasting job opportunities that are aligned with your personal values and goals, so it is imperative that you get a feel for whether the company […]
Whether you are networking or in a job interview, your body language says a lot about you. Nonverbal communication plays a significant role in how others perceive you. Ultimately, you want to present yourself professionally and confidently, and being mindful of your body language will help you do that. To elicit confidence through your body […]
As you approach an interview, it is natural to focus on how to make yourself look good. Your focus is primarily on the common behavioural interview questions and ensuring that your experience and expertise shines through. While that is important, it is beneficial to consider what the decision makers are thinking during the interview and […]
When you imagine your first interview with a new company, most of us picture sitting in a conference room with three to four interviewers. However, more and more often, organizations ask candidates to participate in various types of interviews to assess how they will fit in with their team. One of those is a phone […]
Interviews allow hiring influencers to decide if you’ll be a good fit for the open position, and for the organization. They’re a high-stakes marketing presentation selling YOU. So, you can have all the right skills, the best education, and great experience, but a poor presentation can distract from and even diminish the perceived value of […]
An Executive Recruiter is often the first gatekeeper to the position you want and to the organization you want to join. Even if you don’t get the first position the two of you speak about, once you’ve met with an Executive Recruiter and made a positive impression, you become an active player on the field […]
We’ve all done it, that pep-talk in the car before you go into an interview. Why not make your car-talk a positive and effective one? Start when you leave the house, get serious about it when you arrive and park, and finish up as you’re walking into the building. Be prepared. This is a must […]
How can you prepare for a job interview well enough that you have the holy grail, a no-blank interview where you answer every question without a single blank, frozen silence? Practice and perspective! Practice Rehearse your elevator pitch. Practice introducing yourself and mentioning the characteristics that make you a great match for the job. Research. […]
Body Language IS the non-verbal job interview. 10 great tips for body language that says great things about you!
Use a simple formula to know exactly what to say when asked to “Tell me about yourself!” in a job interview, or anywhere else for that matter!
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Every hiring influencer and job candidate is concerned with good fit. How do you know if it’s a good fit? Connection.
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Many companies, especially in the IT industry, are using Skype interviews for preliminary assessments of candidates. It’s a job interview like any other, with a few added technical and environmental concerns. With some preparation and practice, you’ll ace your Skype interview and make a great first impression. Prepare your tech Make sure you have downloaded, […]
Knowing first impressions are crucial, you expend effort to polish your resume, develop a memorable handshake, choose a power suit, practice answers for interviews, but what about the right smile? The right smile is just as important as the right suit. Psychologists and social scientists have categorized at least 50 different types of smiles. Academic […]