Interviews

Interview Questions You Need To Ask

Written by on January 20, 2015 in Blog, Interviews with 0 Comments
Interview Questions You Need To Ask

Interview Questions When I think of the interview questions a person needs to ask, quite a few come to mind. Some of the ones I recommend are a little too risky, but there are others that you’d be wise to consider; in fact, many companies expect you to ask them. Candidates don’t often think of this, but […]

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Secrets That Headhunters Keep

Written by on November 10, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Headhunters, Interviews with 0 Comments
Secrets That Headhunters Keep

What a Headhunter Doesn’t Tell You Working with headhunters can be beneficial, helpful, troublesome, and frustrating. And sometimes all of these can be rolled up into one experience. The best way to deal with headhunters is for both parties to be honest. The problem is that not all job seekers—or headhunters—follow that rule. I’ll cover […]

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How To Answer Interview Questions

Written by on November 3, 2014 in Blog, Interviews with 3 Comments
How To Answer Interview Questions

What To Say When You Don’t Know The Answer To An Interview Question Interviews are easy, especially when you’re prepared for them. Some people, however, grow anxious as interview time approaches. They are unsure how to answer interview questions. Relax. Take a deep breath. I know you may be nervous, but there’s no need to […]

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Tell Me About Yourself

Written by on October 13, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews with 0 Comments
Tell Me About Yourself

Behavioral Interview Questions—Tell Me About Yourself Before we get started with this section, let’s talk a little about how to answer questions. Yes, (said with a sigh) there is a method to everything, especially when dealing with behavioral interviewing questions, and especially when dealing with the seemingly innocent “tell me about yourself” question. Most companies […]

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How To Close the Job Interview

Written by on October 6, 2014 in Blog, Interviews with 0 Comments
How To Close the Job Interview

How To Close the Job Interview Your Way There are a gazillion (I know I keep using that word, but I love it) ways to close the deal, and if you read enough articles and books, you’re bound to encounter conflicting opinions on how to do it and what the most important thing to do is. My […]

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Why Did You Leave Your Last Position?

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews with 0 Comments
Why Did You Leave Your Last Position?

Preparing For the Question—Why Did You Leave Your Last Position One of the most important parts of an interview is the preparation phase. That is where you research the company and the interview team, and practice how you’ll answer the questions the team might ask. And trust me, the outcome of the interview’s success is […]

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How To Hire The Right Person

Written by on September 8, 2014 in Blog, Interviews, Reference Checks with 0 Comments
How To Hire The Right Person

Learn How to Hire the Right Person—It’s Like A Horse Race Some of you might think that’s a strange analogy, but learning how to hire the right person and selecting winning horses are very much alike. And neither one of them is easy. When I was a little kid, I worked at the race track selling papers. […]

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The Most Important Interview Question

Written by on August 25, 2014 in Blog, Interviews with 4 Comments
The Most Important Interview Question

Is The Weakness Question The Most Important Interview Question? HR reps and headhunters don’t always agree, but one thing they are usually in sync on is the most important interview question—what is your greatest weakness. You might be reading this and think…”They didn’t ask me that in my last interview.” But they probably did, although […]

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How Are You? Good or Well?

Written by on August 11, 2014 in Blog, Grammar, Interviews with 0 Comments
How Are You? Good or Well?

I Feel Good When I ask people “How are you?”, I typically receive a response of “I’m well, thank you.” But is that the right response? Should you say good or well? This is a particularly sensitive issue, because in almost every interview situation candidates are asked something similar to “How are you?” And you’ll probably […]

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16 Tips—What Not To Do In An Interview

Written by on July 28, 2014 in Blog, Interviews with 2 Comments
16 Tips—What Not To Do In An Interview

Interview Don’ts That Will Help You Seal The Deal I realize a large part of the advice I’m dishing out is “don’t do this,” or “don’t do that.” And I’m sure you’ve heard most of them previously, but in case you forgot, or maybe missed a few, here’s a quick reminder. It’s important because knowing […]

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13 Interview Myths And How To Deal With Them

Written by on July 21, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews with 2 Comments
13 Interview Myths And How To Deal With Them

Interview Myths, Or Facts? Okay, you made it through the phone screen, you did your research and other preparation, and now you’re going for an on-site interview. Before you go, let’s review some of the more common interview myths to see if they’re true or not. The Interviewer Is Always Prepared—Myth Unfortunately, that’s not always […]

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The Danger of a Coffee-Shop Interview

Written by on July 7, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
The Danger of a Coffee-Shop Interview

The Danger of a Coffee-Shop Interview Don’t Think a Coffee-Shop Interview Is Easy Many candidates think a coffee-shop interview is as easy as it gets, and yet, it might be the toughest—if you don’t keep your guard up. How tough can it be? You are dressed casually. You’re at a public place on neutral ground. […]

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Goldilocks Method of Interviewing

Written by on June 23, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews with 0 Comments
Goldilocks Method of Interviewing

Be Perfect On Your Next Interview—Use The Goldilocks Method I realize this sounds ridiculous, but when you give it thought, a large part of the interview process is about avoiding mistakes. Yes, you have to show them you have the experience to do the job. Yes, you have to be able to answer their questions […]

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Body Language, A Candidate’s Perspective

Written by on March 31, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Body Language, A Candidate’s Perspective

Body Language, A Candidate’s Perspective If you’re preparing for an interview, you need to give some consideration to what your body language is saying about you. I’m not a fan of body-language interpretation, but I think I’m in the minority because everyone else seems to be on a body-language kick. Do an Internet search for […]

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New Interview Technique

Written by on March 24, 2014 in Blog, Interviews, Uncategorized with 2 Comments
New Interview Technique

New Interview Technique Using “King Of The Hill” as an Interview Technique I’ve been in the recruiting business for 30 years, and I’m always searching for a new interview technique. A lot of what I’ve learned in life has come from observing the animals on our sanctuary; it’s amazing what you can pick up from […]

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How To Handle Interview Feedback

Written by on March 10, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Interviews, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
How To Handle Interview Feedback

How To Handle Interview Feedback In preparation for writing my No Mistakes Careers books, I talked to hundreds, perhaps even thousands of candidates and asked them what their biggest complaints were about the hiring process. I told them we wanted their input and it didn’t matter whether it was about dealing with headhunters or directly […]

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How To Answer Interview Questions, Part 2

Written by on March 3, 2014 in Blog, Inferno Publishing, Interviews with 0 Comments
How To Answer Interview Questions, Part 2

How To Answer Interview Questions Tell Me About Yourself This is an almost universal question, but the problem is that you never know why they’re asking it or what they expect to hear. Many people think the interviewer just wants to hear your answer. Unfortunately, a lot of times this question is asked because the […]

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Top Ten Interview Mistakes

Written by on February 24, 2014 in Blog, Careers, Inferno Publishing, Interviews with 0 Comments
Top Ten Interview Mistakes

Interview Mistakes I took a poll of several hundred human resource and hiring managers and asked their opinion on what the ten worst interview mistakes were. The following were the answers. I was surprised by a few of them, and some of the ones I would have included didn’t make it to this list, but […]

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How To Answer Interview Questions—Part 1

Written by on January 31, 2014 in Blog, Inferno Publishing, Interviews with 0 Comments
How To Answer Interview Questions—Part 1

How To Answer Interview Questions—Part 1 You never know what questions an interview team might ask you, but some questions seem to consistently pop up, regardless of the job or the company. I thought in this series of posts we’d cover them one by one. The key to answering interview questions is all about understanding […]

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Be Wary of Interview Warts

Written by on January 20, 2014 in Blog, Interviews with 2 Comments
Be Wary of Interview Warts

It’s Not All About Them Anymore Much of the advice you’ll find in books and on the Internet warns candidates that the interview process is all about the company. I disagree. The resume process is about the company, and everything else is until you get the interview. Once you have an interview arranged, the process […]

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