Tag: interviews

7 Tips for Trouncing the Job Competition in an Upbeat Economy

The good news is that the economy is robust. Employers are in a hiring mode. The bad news is that the competition is fierce. Skilled workers who had to shelter in place at lackluster jobs during the economic downturn are now looking to move. Facing off against ten competitors for every […]

Ask An Interview Coach: How Do I Answer Hypothetical Interview Questions?

Hypothetical interview questions can be some of the most challenging to answer as they can vary widely, and unlike questions such as, “what is your greatest weakness,” it is difficult to prepare discrete answers in advance. However, these types of questions are important for companies that want to see how […]

10 Clues to Solving Criminally Bad Interviewing!

by Pierre G. Daunic, Ph.D., CCM How are your interviewing skills? Other than gaining exposure to job marketing channels, perhaps no other part of a career search is as neglected as preparing for an interview.  Job hunts are thus often unduly prolonged, costing the job seeker time, money, and peace […]

Should I Interview at a Company That Has Overwhelmingly Negative Reviews?

It’s a thrill to get that hard-earned ping from a prospective employer. It confirms that your candidacy package is a hit and you’re a hot prospect. But that sense of excitement can quickly give way to concern when you peruse the prospect’s Glassdoor profile to discover a trove of negative […]

One major turnoff for interviewers; lack of transparency from candidates

Three questions that snag job candidates. A conversation with my daughter in the past aroused in me emotions of both concern and relief. Two conflicting emotions you’re thinking. Yes, two conflicting emotions, but the feeling that stays with me is the feeling of relief. The feeling of relief because she was truthful about […]

12 Things to Never Do During A Phone Interview

These days, phone interviews are an unavoidable part of the job interview process, and for good reason: They save everyone involved time and effort. But that doesn’t mean that phoners require zero energy on the part of the candidate. Yes, you should spend more time preparing for an in-person interview, […]