Job Interview

How about a Complimentary Job Interview Preparation Guide? – Free Download

Download this free job interview preparation guide to make sure you can conduct research to surface critical employer information, share compelling stories during the job interviews that contain the six key qualities that make them believable and memorable, respond successfully to the fourteen most effective job interview questions, sell yourself and gather intelligence through effective question asking, close the interview to ensure the interviewer wants to hire you, and learn to properly thank the interviewers with a thank-you note that helps sell you.

How to Answer the Greatest Weakness Job Interview Question

You can admit it. Your stomach does rollercoaster maneuvers when you get the greatest weakness question in a job interview. I realize there are many job interviewers who think this question yields valuable information. I would rather learn how you could add value to the company. That contribution is more telling than

In 4 Minutes Become the Most Memorable Job Candidate

I’ve coached many people in my lifetime. Some call me spooky (I’m not). Others call me prescient (maybe). Some say they trust me completely and will do whatever I advise (I’m flattered). That flattery likely comes from the fact they remember me. Nothing more. You can certainly debate whether my advice was

9 Truths HR Will Never Tell a Job Candidate

I’d like to offer I was a bit loose with the title. The Human Resources persona is not technically correct. Those that sit on the interviewer’s side of the table can be from HR (or Recruitment), but many are hiring officials or other employees. I’ve worked with several hundred HR resources during

10 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job Interview

Have you ever been in a job interview where you needed to balance that queasy feeling in your stomach? I’m not speaking about the one from your nerves. I mean the sudden dizziness induced by your excessive eyebrow raising as you continually thought that question was odd. Oftentimes, job candidates overlook an

Develop a Winning Company Culture with These 20 Traits

When researching for my most recent book, The Hiring Prophecies: Psychology behind Recruiting Successful Employees, I spent considerable time evaluating the leading predictors of recruiting and retention success. That research, which included insight from more than ten thousand employees and two hundred companies over a ten-year span, taught me many things. One

Ace Your Telephone Job Interview in 8 Steps

I’ve written dozens of blog posts related to job interviewing, but I thought it was time to focus on what has become very popular in our time-compressed world—the telephone interview. Companies are using them more often with job candidates and not solely for their first screening attempt. Beyond introductory Human Resources or

9 Worst Job Search Mistakes by Recent College Graduates

As young adults about to enter the day-in-and-day-out lifestyle, you’ll quickly discover there are basically three types of people in this world: those that don't, those that do, and those that do effectively. You’ll need to be part of the latter group to succeed at your very first professional job search. The