99 Interview Tips That Will Actually Help You Get a Job We all have to make a living somehow — and most of the time that process starts with a job interview. The only problem is that most job interview tips are either so basic that they aren’t useful or so ridiculous that they are just a waste of time. That’s why Passive Panda has put together this comprehensive list of interview tips filled with the real essentials that you actually need to know. Focus on what really counts Yes, it’s true that you should polish your shoes before an interview. But let’s get real. Do you actually think that any of those tactics are going to win you the job? Maybe if it’s really really close. Instead of worrying about 10 little things that could be a tiebreaker, why not spend time thinking about the stuff that actually matters? So with that said, here are 99 interview tips that will actually get you the job. I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. Let’s get started. I. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. II. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. III. 22. 23. 24. V.
How to Ace an Interview for an Executive Position | Smartmanager - How to Ace... All job interviews have common goals and objectives—identify the best candidate for the position. However, interviews for C-level positions have a deeper focus and require more preparation on your part than for other opportunities. Regardless of the opportunity, executive job search firms expect that qualified candidates perform research on the potential employer prior to an interview. C-level opportunities demand that candidates go the extra mile to uncover even the minutia of employer information. Branding Is an Important Component for C-Level Interviews Your personal brand has become a key component for executive recruiting and interview requirements for senior management positions. However, even highly experienced executives often ask, “How can I display my personal brand within the time and flexibility constraints of a first executive position interview?” If possible, you can control most of the conversation, keeping the interviewer focused on your topics and promoting your brand.
Job Interview Tips Like many career advice experts, Steve Fogarty, staffing partner at Waggener Edstrom, says candidates should research a company thoroughly before an interview. And if the company is a private firm, that's not an excuse to skip doing your homework. Where there's a will, there's a way, and finding a way to gather information on a company "distinguishes the great candidates from the good candidates," says Fogarty. Consider Fogarty's company, a large independent public relations agency. He says that if someone were trying to find out about Waggener Edstrom, the candidate could take a number of steps. Fogarty offers a less conventional method as well: "People might be able to find a press release that one of our PR people has written and contact that person and say, ‘I saw your press release. What else can you do to improve your chances at the interview? Be Concise Interviewees rambling on is one of the most common interview blunders Fogarty sees. Provide Examples Be Honest Keep Your Guard Up
10 Job Interview Tips" This is an important tip that's easy to overlook once you've completed an interview. Your follow-up should start at the interview itself. Make sure you get the interviewer's business card before you leave, as well as the names and contact information for any other people you've met. Soon after the interview, write down the important points you've discussed. Take some time to evaluate how you did in the interview. Before you leave, ask the interviewer how the hiring process will proceed. Send the interviewer a thank-you note saying that you appreciate the person taking the time to talk to you and emphasizing your continuing enthusiasm for the job. If you don't hear back when you expect to, call and inquire. Read on for lots more information to help you land a job.
Seven Habits of Optimistic People Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and enjoy health benefits such as fewer colds, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and a longer life. That’s something to smile about. "Children are born optimists and over the course of time, life happens," says Jason Wachob, cofounder and CEO of the healthy living website MindBodyGreen.com. "Circumstances change and cynicism sets in, but deep down most of us want to get back to the optimism of our childhood." David Mezzapelle, author of Contagious Optimism, has studied optimistic people for five years: "Some people are naturally more optimistic," he says. Optimism isn’t a pie-in-the-sky ideal, says Mezzapelle. Like any healthy habit, Wachob says optimism is something you need to practice every day. 1. Being appreciative of big blessings isn’t enough; Mezzapelle says optimists are grateful for the smallest things in life. 2. "This helps you feel grateful for what you have," he says.
Northwestern MutualVoice: How To Ace An Executive Interview By Sonya Stinson Interviewing for an executive role can be an intimidating experience. The process of screening candidates for such a high-stakes, highly compensated role is understandably more intense and extensive than anything lower-level job candidates go through. Before a company decides whether to bring you aboard, a team of executives or board members will likely weigh in, and your resume and experience will be scrutinized down to the last detail. If you’re on the hunt for a C-suite post, here are some tips to help you convince even the toughest hiring committee that you’re the best of the best. 1. “They get a broader interview process than somebody who might be on a lower level, who might meet only with someone in HR and the person who would be their immediate supervisor,” she said. Weeks advised asking your point person at the company for names and titles of everyone with whom you’ll be interviewing. 2. You’ll make the best impression if you seem prepared but not rehearsed. 3. 4.
Top Ten Job Interview Tips These top interview tips will help you cover everything you need to know to successfully ace a job interview. From checking out the company to sending an interview thank you note, these job interview tips cover all the basics needed for interviewing success. Check Out the Company Copyright Lajos Repasi How much do you know about the company that just contacted you to schedule an interview? Dress for Interview Success Copyright Tara Minchin The first impression you make on a potential employer can make a big difference. Improve Your Interview Technique Copyright g_studio A job interview gives you a chance to shine. Prepare for a Phone Interview Copyright Frances Twitty While you're actively job searching, it's important to be prepared for a phone interview on a moment's notice. Practice Interviewing Copyright Zhang Bo Most Common Interview Mistakes to Avoid Copyright Bloom Productions / Getty Images What shouldn't you do when interviewing? Take the Time to Say Thank You Copyright Carlos Arranz
9 tips to prepare for a job interview (MoneyWatch) If you watch elite athletes right before a competition, you'll see they are fiercely focused. Whether they're quietly preparing or psyching themselves up as a team, all the attention is directed at the goal ahead. Last-minute job interview preparations are similarly important. Take these 9 steps from the moment you exit your car or step off public transportation and before you sit down to snag your dream job, and you'll be at the top of your game at go-time. Check Twitter one last time.Presumably you've done your due diligence prior to heading to your interview -- Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, the whole social media shebang. Check yourself out, too.Especially if your appointment is after lunch, find a mirror and do a quick stain/spinach-in-teeth check. Respect the front desk.The security team or receptionist isn't just a gateway into the office, he or she may be a pseudo-spy for your boss-to-be. Job seekers: What do you do right before a job interview starts?
How to Ace an Executive-Level Job Interview You've been contacted by an executive recruiter about an opportunity to interview for a position at a successful company. The job the executive recruiter describes sounds perfect for you. You want the position so badly, you dream about it at night. To make your dream a reality, you need to ace the interview. Preparing for Executive-Level Interviews Interview Questions to Avoid Interview Road Kill That's easier said than done. Obviously, you've got to learn as much about the company and the people interviewing you as you can. This story walks you through the interview process, from preparation to follow-up. Prepare Interviews are designed to assess whether you, the candidate, can do the job at hand, whether you'll spring into action once on the job, and whether you fit with the company's culture and management team. What are your strengths? You're certain to be asked about failed projects, so don't get caught off guard when the hiring manager tosses that one your way. The Big Day
Top 20 Executive Interview Pet Peeves Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. Every aspect of marketing yourself in the job search is highly subjective from the hiring decision-maker's viewpoint. Their view of resumes is subjective; cover letters even more subjective; and by the time we get to the interview phase, opinions could not be more subjective. I've participated in enough interviews from the hiring side of the desk to know that one interviewer can be blown away by a candidate's interview performance and salivating to hire him or her, while another interviewer may be lukewarm toward the same candidate based on the same interview. Through a list of the top 20 executive interview pet peeves, hiring decision-makers reveal the landmines aspiring executives can avoid in job interviews. 1. "Some years ago I was senior vice president, human resources, in a large American bank's Canadian operation. 2. Continue reading the next five of the top 20 executive job interview pet peeves.
The Right Way To Say Thanks After An Interview You had the interview. You’re pretty sure you aced it. Now it’s just a matter of waiting for the offer, right? Wrong. According to Kim Isaacs, Monster Résumé Expert, most applicants don’t follow up with a thank-you letter. "Even if you think an offer is in the bag, you can always improve your chances of getting the job if you send a thank-you letter," Isaacs writes. But it’s not enough to whip out a card or an email and consider it done. Consider this draft of a note that Donna Svei, veteran recruiter and résumé expert of the AvidCareerist, recently got from a client who was looking for feedback before she sent it. Hi [Name], I’m so grateful for your generosity this morning in spending time speaking with me and sharing your insights about the new position on your team. Though brief (not a bad thing in an age of dwindling attention spans), Svei says the client hit several key points with her note, namely: Svei says this client got the job. Don’t Think Of It As Thanks Don’t Use A Template
Most Common Behavioral Interview Questions Interview prep 101 dictates that you should have your elevator pitch ready, a few stories polished, and a good sense of what you have to offer. So, how do you get there? Lots of practice, ideally aloud. To help you better prepare for your next interview, here are 30 behavioral interview questions sorted by topic (in addition to 31 common interview questions here) that you can practice. Not sure how to answer these questions? Teamwork For questions like these, you want a story that illustrates your ability to work with others under challenging circumstances. Talk about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours. Client-Facing Skills If the role you’re interviewing for works with clients, definitely be ready for one of these. Describe a time when it was especially important to make a good impression on a client. Ability to Adapt Times of turmoil are finally good for something! Tell me about a time you were under a lot of pressure.