Posts tagged “Interview” (Page 2)

Are you practicing interview etiquette?

You should realize by now that resumes are more than just words a page. Hiring managers are examining your format to gain an understanding of your technical skills, they are reviewing your grammar and sentence structure to gain an understanding of your communication skills, and they are reviewing the content to gain an understanding of your experience. In the very same manner – interviews are more than just explaining your professional experience in a verbal manner. There are many other [...]

How to NOT talk yourself out of a job

Finding a job is hard enough as it is, but what many of you don’t realize is that you are often making it harder for yourself. Many of you probably have a great value statement that is catching the Hiring Manager’s attention and they are reading through your resume… but then they see something that makes them toss your resume to the “NO” pile. You have no idea, but this is why you’re not getting called for interviews, you [...]

A guide to answering interview trick questions

Behavioural interviews use probing questions to illuminate your past behaviours and to identify your similar future performances. This question pierces right to the core. It may be difficult to maneuver your way around as you strive to remain genuine and honest in your answer. The interviewer is basically asking what kind of employee you are, and trying to decipher if you will be a good fit within their team. My favourite behavioural interview question is: What is the biggest misconception [...]

7 tips to nail an interview

Job interviews can often be terrifying. There’s a huge difference between reading someone’s qualifications on a resume and meeting them for the first time. And so, there are a lot of helpful tips out there on what kind of questions to expect, how best to answer them, as well as how you should dress. So, we’ve decided to offer further assistance with some tips that are often overlooked by job hunters. But, in reality, they can sometimes make all the [...]

When, why and how to write a thank you note

You’ve just breathed a sigh of relief. Coming out of the office following an interview, you thought you did well. You’ve marketed yourself well. You kept your answers short and sweet. And you looked the part. But this first step isn't over yet. You still need to write and send a thank you note to your interviewer. However minor it may sound, this simple note helps to reaffirm your interest in the position and the organization, and it leaves a [...]