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10 Killer Interview Tactics You Ought to Know

10 Killer Interview Tactics You Ought to Know
Job interviews can be a mystery. But you can find success if you follow the right job interview strategies. The following 10 tips are the best job interview strategies to follow if you want to ace your next interview. 1. One of the best job interview strategies that most candidates ignore is to study the current events of the company. 2. As a candidate, you should be very familiar with your resume. Related: What You Ought to Know About Resume Writing 3. Many candidates don’t properly prepare for a job interview. 4. After landing an interview, you need to study the job description to truly understand what the interviewer is looking for. 5. You know the saying, “There’s never a second chance to make a first impression?” 6. Making positive eye contact is one of the best job interview strategies to follow. Thus, it is very important that you make eye contact when you first meet interviewer and shake hands. 7. Just as eye contact speaks volumes about you, so does your body language. 8. 9. Related:  Interview Tips

Your 2013 job-search guide Now that the holidays are over, the nonstop party hopping has ended and the New Year’s ball has dropped, it’s time to get serious about your job search. Yet the thought of job searching can be overwhelming — where do you start? How do you avoid missing any steps? We’re here to take some of that anxiety away by breaking down the job-search actions to take throughout the year. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to job hunting, this should serve as a guide to ensure you’re setting yourself up for a successful search. We’ve put together a brief quarter-by-quarter overview to help frame your job-search plan for the year. Q1 (January – March): Devote the first few months of the year to getting organized — organize your thoughts, organize your application materials and organize your contacts. Q1: Get organized Here’s a closer look at what to get started on right now: Put your goals in writing: Before diving into your job search, take a step back and organize your thoughts.

The 10 Best Questions to Ask at a Job Interview Pangolins under threat in Gabon as demand surges in Asia Hunted for generations for its tasty meat, the scaly-skinned pangolin is under threat in Gabon as demand for the small mammal surges in Asia, where it is used in traditional medicine. "People hunt the pangolin like any other meat because the forest is often the only resource" for people in Gabon,… 64 Interview Questions A Printable Guide to Social Media [#Infographic] | Management et culture digitale 10 Psychological Techniques to Help You Get a New Job Get hired using the fruits of psychological research on interview technique. In a competitive marketplace it’s harder than ever to stand out from others at interview. You will have followed all the usual advice: researched the organisation beforehand, dressed professionally, arrived early, avoided vomiting on the interviewer and all the rest. Now you’re starting to talk, how can you impress them? Hiring decisions are made on more than just skills and experience. It’s also about gut feelings and instinctual reactions. 1. Schmoozing is good. In contrast blatant self-promotion was surprisingly ineffective. So, although employers often say that work experience and qualifications are the most important factors in choosing the right person for the job, this study begs to differ. 2. Interviewers often ask questions about how you dealt with difficult situations in the past. 3. Most of us talk to ourselves from time-to-time to aid performance in many areas of our lives. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

How not to start your cover letter This was one of our most popular blog posts this year, and we think the advice is so good it should be repeated! If you’re looking for some awesome cover letter advice on how *NOT* to start your cover letter (and some great examples of how you should be starting it) then read on! On a weekly basis any hiring manager probably receives between 50 and … well, probably hundreds of resumes and cover letters. The key is to catch his or her attention from the start; and the best place to do that is in your cover letter. Here is the most boring intro line because everyone uses it: Please accept my resume for consideration of the (XYZ) position within your organization. What a snoozer! Administrative: If you are spending too much time compiling tedious lists of general office duties and administrative tasks, then I have the solution for you. Customer Service: It’s twice as hard to attract a new customer as it is to maintain an existing one. However … General: “Integrity. Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Management Secrets: Core Beliefs of Great Bosses A few years back, I interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets. I learned that the "best of the best" tend to share the following eight core beliefs. 1. Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield. Average bosses see business as a conflict between companies, departments and groups. Extraordinary bosses see business as a symbiosis where the most diverse firm is most likely to survive and thrive. 2. Average bosses consider their company to be a machine with employees as cogs. Extraordinary bosses see their company as a collection of individual hopes and dreams, all connected to a higher purpose. 3. Average bosses want employees to do exactly what they're told. Extraordinary bosses set a general direction and then commit themselves to obtaining the resources that their employees need to get the job done. 4. Extraordinary bosses treat every employee as if he or she were the most important person in the firm. 5. 6. 7. 8.

5 Things You Must Bring on Your Next Interview Interviewing is both daunting and nerve-wracking. Similar to a first date where you must make a good first impression or suffer the consequences of not getting asked out a second time, a job interview is a high-stakes courtship. The more prepared you are, the more likely you'll tame that bundle of nerves and exude confidence. Here are five job interview documents you should consider bringing with you: 1. 2. 3. As well, ensure you include the necessary reference information to make it easy for the reader: name, company, title, direct phone line (their preferred telephone number), and email address. 4. 5. You won't get a second chance at this first impression, so heightening your presentation at the interview is important. Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter is a Glassdoor career and workplace expert, chief career writer and partner with CareerTrend, and is one of only 28 Master Resume Writers (MRW) globally.

The 25 most difficult questions If you are one of those executive types unhappy at your present post and embarking on a New Year's resolution to find a new one, here's a helping hand. The job interview is considered to be the most critical aspect of every expedition that brings you face-to- face with the future boss. One must prepare for it with the same tenacity and quickness as one does for a fencing tournament or a chess match. This article has been excerpted from "PARTING COMPANY: How to Survive the Loss of a Job and Find Another Successfully" by William J. Morin and James C. Cabrera. Morin is chairman and Cabrera is president of New York-based Drake Beam Morin, nation's major outplacement firm, which has opened offices in Philadelphia. 1. Since this is often the opening question in an interview, be extracareful that you don't run off at the mouth. 2. You should be able to discuss products or services, revenues, reputation, image, goals, problems, management style, people, history and philosophy. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Si vous changiez de job? Les 30 meilleurs employeurs romands Quelles sont les entreprises qui offrent de bons salaires, une salle de sport, des formations poussées ou une crèche sur place? Bilan a mené son enquête pour la 4e année. Une enquête de Serge Guertchakoff, le 11 avril 2012 Procter & Gamble reste, cette année encore, le champion toutes catégories des meilleurs employeurs romands. Mais les autres lauréats de notre 4e enquête (soutenue à nouveau par le portail ALPHA.CH) sur les pratiques en ressources humaines ne sont plus les mêmes. D’autres champions, parmi lesquels la Banque Cantonale de Fribourg ou encore Holcim, ont émergé, suite à la création de deux catégories supplémentaires d’entreprises: «Banques & Assurances», et «Immobilier & Construction». Des prestations similaires par secteur Venons-en aux principales constatations. Plus de responsabilité sociale Seconde constatation: certaines thématiques deviennent progressivement incontournables. Encore de grandes disparités Le temps partiel s’étend 1 Procter & Gamble 3 Credit Suisse

4 Essential Questions to Ask at the End of a Job Interview “I am always surprised how some interviewees tend to trail off towards the end of an interview instead of finishing strong and leaving a lasting impression,” says Zachary Rose, CEO and founder of Green Education Services, a green jobs training firm in New York City. Whether you’re a senior preparing for campus recruiting or a recent graduate still hunting for a job, here are the top questions experts recommend asking at the end of a job interview to leave a great final impression on hiring managers and establish yourself as a top candidate. “Is There Any Reason Why You Wouldn’t Hire Me?” Kelsey Meyer, senior vice president of Digital Talent Agents in Columbia, Mo., says, “A recent candidate asked, ‘If you were to not offer the job to me, what would be the reason?’ This was extremely straightforward and a little blunt, but it allowed me to communicate any hesitations I had about the candidate before he left the interview, and he could address them right there.” Michael B. The Bottom Line