How to Ace the Second Round Job Interview
by Marcia Robinson - Jul, 2012
While it is really great news to get called back for second round job interviews, many job seekers that I work with, get an extra dose of anxiety. Some of the common questions job seekers will ask me about how to prepare for the second round interview include - How do I prepare? How will this second round interview be different from the first? What should I expect to happen in the second round of interviews? For the most part,...
How to Get the Most Out of an Informational Interview
by Heather Mundell - Jun, 2012
Many mid-career people I coach are surprised that informational interviewing is still going on for the over-25 set. If you're curious about what's happening at a certain company you're interested in, want to know what kind of experience is really needed to break into a related field, want the skinny on what other organizations you might want to target, or have any one of a thousand other career development questions, ask...
Interview Preparation: Are You Ready?
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2012
The phone rings, and a company you applied to wants to interview you more or less “right now.” What should you do? Ideally, start by buying yourself some think-time. That is, indicate to the caller that although you don’t have time to talk properly at the moment, you are definitely interested and would like to schedule a call or in-person interview for a later day/time. Too much is at stake to rush into the interview without a...
Relocation Strategy: Getting an Interview
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2012
Sometimes in a challenging job market, you must go where the job are. Relocation is stressful and costly, but you can minimize the risks if you follow a disciplined approach. There are multiple things to consider after you have accepted the job in a new city. However, today we are focusing on how to get a face-to-face interview with employers in your target city. With proper preparation, you have a better shot at getting a...
Your First Job Interview
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2012
If you are nervous about your first job interview, you are not alone. Nervousness is a natural reaction to a new situation involving something that is important to you. If you are able to take control of the situation, you will feel more at ease and you will increase your chances of success. Follow these tips and you will feel better and perform better! Prepare Research the company. Being well-informed shows that yo...
How to Get from College to Career: Advice from Lindsey Pollak
by Alexandra Levit - Apr, 2012
My good friend Lindsey Pollak recently released a terrific new edition of her well-loved book, Getting from College to Career. In the midst of the craziness of having a new book and baby, she generously shared some thoughts about what college grads can do to improve their careers in 2012: What made you decide to do a new edition at this time? We’re living in a time of such rapid change in the world of business and c...
Interview Success: Five Easy Tips for Making a Great First Impression
by Cathy Eng - Apr, 2012
Some experts say more than 90% of communication is non-verbal, and in this ultra competitive job market you must pay attention to every silent detail in order to make an impression. Why? Because there are many other candidates out there who are equally qualified and dedicated, and who know how to make a great first impression. But there are lots of ways to get the edge utilizing your professional appearance, communication,...
2nd Stronger Interview Strategies
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Apr, 2012
It happens. You might not have performed so well in the first interview but because you have a good “in” with someone at the company, to your surprise, you are on your way to your second interview. Yet, you know you must take that interview performance to the next level. Here are a few interview strategies to help you prepare to take a giant leap ahead of the rest in the interview vetting process. Revisit weak areas from f...
13 of the Toughest Interview Questions
by Thomas J. Denham - Feb, 2012
The interview is the final stage before a job offer is made, so you must give an absolute command performance. Success means getting a perfect A+. Anything less and you come in second place. There is often a question behind the question, so answer their underlining concern. Here is my tough questions list. Study them carefully and develop your own tailored responses using examples. 1. Tell me about yourself. - This is ...
Following Up After a Job Interview
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2012
Over the last couple of years, some executives may have experienced a longer gap between jobs than ever before in their careers. As someone who wants to move to the next step in the interviewing process, you are anxious to hear back from the hiring manager after an interview. What can you or should you do? Following up after an interview is crucial. CareerBuilder conducted a survey in 2011 and found that 22% of hiring mana...
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