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 […]
The mirroring technique can go a long way to enhance your rapport in a job interview.
Your resume worked and you got an interview. Now you have to work hard to make that in person impression.
Would you hire a person who portrays negativity? No, chances are you would hire for positivity, engagement and enthusiasm.
At the interview, they are the decision maker, but on the job, you are the decision maker. Show why you’re the right leader for this position.
It is not just your answers that will win you a job. Rapport is another important psychological factor that impacts a hiring decision.
There is no such thing as a perfect interview, yet some conversations are worse than others. How to clear your mind and advance your candidacy.
The higher up the ladder you go, the more likely you are to have multiple job interviews. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
While it’s understandable to be nervous before a job interview, you don’t want your nerves to affect your success.
Once your job interview is scheduled and you’re clear about the details, here are five places to research a potential employer.
A hand-written thank you note after a job interview is a simple, striking and cost-effective method of differentiating yourself.
You’ve had a successful interview and were asked to provide references. It’s time to pore over your list of contacts, ask if they’re willing to speak on your behalf, and brief them about this specific job opportunity. Right? WRONG! Your references should be sourced at the same time you’re building your job search plan, refining […]
Congratulations! You submitted a compelling resume and secured an in-person job interview. The next step in your job search journey is to ensure the message relayed by your body language does not distract from the career message shared in your resume. The folks at The Undercover Recruiter shared an infographic displaying the process interviewers use […]
More companies and executive recruiters are conducting job interviews via telephone and Skype these days. This can be much more cost effective and convenient, particularly if the candidate lives in a different location. The benefit of Skype over the telephone is that it allows for video conferencing, so a hiring manager or recruiter can observe […]
“Be yourself” is common advice we hear from parents and other caring supporters in our lives, yet you may not always show the best version of yourself. In a job interview, this could lead to being passed over or dismissed. Here are five strategies that will help you convey your strengths, skills and personality in […]
Securing a job interview can be as exciting as landing the job! Are you prepared? If you haven’t had a bad job interview you’ve heard from someone else who has. There is no guarantee that nothing will go wrong; accidents happen, personalities differ and expectations could be dashed on either side of the table. The […]
Are you fully articulating your soft skills in your cover letter? Hiring criteria for some employers may revolve more around hard skills, specific areas of expertise and relevant degrees, but there are many organizations interested in those soft skills relative to their corporate culture and conducive to an established team of employees. A BNET article, […]
If you are a senior executive you have probably updated your wardrobe several times over the past few years and would not consider going to a job interview donning a 20 year old suit. If you are managing an executive career with your sites on moving up the corporate ladder, have you given consideration to updating your […]
??????????? Is your professional resume getting you in the door but you can’t get passed the job interview? Were you prepared and confident in providing answers to the job interview questions that were asked? There could be many reasons you were not considered as a potential candidate after your job interview and if you are not aware of the reason, […]