Tag: Interviewing Skills


Oct

09

2015
The Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

The Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

If you’ve made it to the interview, it means you’re one of a select few with a chance to personally impress and convince the employer to hire you. Given today’s tough and highly competitive job market, opportunities like these are few and far in between. Therefore, it is imperative that you avoid these common job interview mistakes: Showing up late: This one is quite obvious....

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Mar

02

2015
How to Answer the Salary Question in an Interview

How to Answer the Salary Question in an Interview

At some point during the recruitment process, you will be asked about your current and/or expected salaries. Some companies require salary disclosure during the application process, while others only discuss this question with the top candidates for the job. This needs to be approached differently depending on who is asking the question. If you are working with a recruitment agency and your recruiter asks you...

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Jul

17

2014
How to Dress for an Interview

How to Dress for an Interview

The interview dress code has long been a hot topic of debate, and for very good reason. It’s always important to make a strong first impression during your interview, so you need to know how to dress for an interview. Here are some important factors to consider: Suits are not the only acceptable attire: Contrary to popular belief, a suit is not the only thing you can...

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Feb

17

2014
How to Talk About Weaknesses in a Job Interview

How to Talk About Weaknesses in a Job Interview

It is no secret that most job seekers have a very difficult time answering the dreaded interview question: What are your weaknesses? Although it seems harmless, and in most cases pointless, it’s used by recruiters to trip you up and expose any shortcomings that were not obvious throughout the interview. With a little planning, you can easily turn the weaknesses question to your advantage. The...

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Feb

15

2013
5 Tips for Nailing the Interview

5 Tips for Nailing the Interview

Congratulations! You just got called in for an interview at an employer you’ve been targeting. Although it’s a great first step to getting the job, you still have the interview(s) standing in your way. No matter what type of interview you are faced with, the following tips are sure to keep you in the mind of your interviewer: Dress appropriately → This doesn’t mean you...

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Sep

17

2012
The STAR Framework

The STAR Framework

Interviews are the most nerve-wracking part of the job search. You’ve made it to this critical stage and it’s important that you don’t ruin your chances. So you dress up in your best business attire, groom yourself to perfection, and focus on your body language to send positive signals. All those things are good steps in the right direction, but a job interview is basically...

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Jun

20

2012
How to Prepare for a Video Interview

How to Prepare for a Video Interview

As if regular interviews weren’t stressful enough, now a new trend of video interviewing is taking the recruiting world by storm. If you ask me, it’s been a long time coming! Long-gone are the days where companies fly candidates to their headquarters or dispatch a recruiting team to a foreign country. With today’s technology, companies and recruiters are flocking to video interviews to speed up...

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May

12

2012
Why You’re Having a Hard Time Getting Hired

Why You’re Having a Hard Time Getting Hired

If you’re on the job market, I’m sure you’re thinking of why it’s taking you so long to find a job. It’s even worse if you’re making it to the interview but never hearing back from the employer! From a job seeker’s perspective, this is quite puzzling because it’s extremely difficult to pinpoint why you aren’t being selected. As a recruiter, I am always in...

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May

03

2012
The Different Types of Interviews

The Different Types of Interviews

Once you are selected for an interview, it is essential that you prepare yourself well for what lies ahead. When you are called to schedule an interview, try to get as much information as possible about the person interviewing you and the type of interview. It is very rare to have only one interview before a job offer, so make sure you familiarize yourself with...

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Apr

18

2012
Biggest Interview Mistakes

Biggest Interview Mistakes

If you’ve made it to the interview, it means you’re one of a select few with  a chance to personally impress and convince the employer to hire you. Given today’s tough and highly competitive job market, opportunities like these are few and far in between. Therefore, it is imperative that you avoid these common mistakes: Showing up late: This one is quite obvious. A good...

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