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Bring Three Key Stories with You to Your Next Job Interview

Bring Three Key Stories with You to Your Next Job Interview
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5 Interviewing Tips from Hiring Managers | Lou Adler Why You Didn't Get the Interview (Part Two) How to Interview Your Next Boss How to Ace a Job Interview A good resume and cover letter can get you in the door. But once you're there, you've got a half-hour or less to set yourself apart from all the other qualified candidates on the recruiter’s calendar. "The interview is everything," says HR recruiter Abby Kohut, author of "101 Job Search Secrets." What’s the best way to do that? Spin It Forward Recruiters often ask questions that can be answered quickly. Ask the Right Questions Almost every recruiter will ask if you have any questions for them. Show You're Interested It may seem like it's obvious since you showed up for the interview, but recruiters stress that saying how much you want the job makes a huge difference. Don't Come Empty-Handed "It always wows me when people bring examples of their work," says Kohut. Make It a Conversation The best way to show a recruiter you should get the job? You Might Also Like:

Ask This Question at Your Next Interview to Find Out if the Job Is Worth Your While Here is a compilation of questions, some based on inputs from this discussion, that I plan to ask tomorrow. Thoughts? 1) What's the most interesting security project you've worked on since you started here? 2) How does the [company name] show that it values the professional development of its employees? How? 3) Why is this position open? 4) Describe what you envision a typical work week would look like with this position filled. 5) If allowed, how do you feel about flex schedules, working from home, comp time, etc. 6) Describe a recent urgent problem that came up here that required managers to drop what they were doing in order to focus on the problem? 7) Do the management team and its members share any interests or hobbies outside of work? 8) How do you feel your team would integrate with someone coming in with new ideas? 9) Is it possible to meet the current team and visit the area I would be working in, should I be selected to fill this leadership role?

Use Your Job-Packed Resume as a Weapon in Interviews to Showcase Your Versatility In a specialist job it may take even 4 years before you have earned back the initial training/accustoming period - even assuming you have proper education etc for the job. So, if you _choose_ to be job-hopping, I don't think it's a good sign. (Also in my opinion short term contracts are often foolish for the employer.) You haven't even really learned to master the job before going on - that's not very good experience. In many professions you can't stay too long in a place if you want to get somewhere, but eg 2 years could be good minimum to think of. On the other hand, I think it's a good idea also for loyal workers to seek different tasks every now and then, even if not actively making career, never mind whether it's outside or within the current organisation. And yes, I do know you can't always choose to stay.

Avoid Getting Fooled Into a Bad Job by Asking These Questions Turnover rate is a huge one. Then ask why it's so high if it is or why the position is open. That should give you some good indications about the company right there. I interviewed for a position where everything seemed great. Then I started and found out they couldn't keep someone in that position due to horrible management. They since haven't been able to keep anyone in that position and don't realize it's their fault. That desperation also got me stuck in my current situation so I'd say ask about turnover first and then ask about who you'll be working with/if you can meet them.

5 Touchy Topics to Avoid in a Job Interview Your Age It might seem like an odd fact to conceal, but there have been plenty of lawsuits in recent years alleging that workers were discriminated against based on their age. Indeed, this can cut both ways as some employers may have an unspoken bias against workers who are seen as too young (inexperienced), or workers who are seen as too old (costly, with outdated skills). “You don’t want them to form a prejudice against you based on your age,” says Levit, who urges applicants to remember that interviewers can’t legally ask about your age any more than they can ask about your sexual orientation or race. “You want to be perceived as someone who is a can-do person and will hit the ground running.” The most you should say is to give a vague sense of when you began your career or attended college (for example, you can say in the 2000s rather than in 2009). Photo Credit: brookage

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