How would you answer these questions? Comment below!
Why do you want to work at Target?
Tell us about a time you went above and beyond for a customer?
If a customer is looking for a product, but is having trouble describing it, what would you do?
Tell me about yourself.
Why should Target hire you for this position?
Does this sound familiar? Hiring Managers often use behavioral interview questions to probe how you handle challenging workplace situations by demonstrations their combined hard and soft skills. This line of questioning also helps Managers get a better of what they can expect from you in their workplace if offered the job.
A typical behavioral question would starts with key phrases like, ‘Tell me about a time when you…” or Give me an example of a time when…”. Work knowledge is important but the method you choose to deliver your response is essential!
Effective Storytelling plays a vital role in your delivery. Response strategies like STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) and PART (Problem, Action, Result, Takeaway) offer excellent story telling strategies that can help to organize a descriptive outline of how you would handle a workplace challenge from start to finish.
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Hey Man, I suggest you go either solid color with a white starched shirt and if you wear a tie use a basic color and pattern, a lots of business going to business casual because of the restriction and no real use of the tie. The pressed business casual (Docker style pant and Polo type small emblem shirt tucked in.).
How much should I learn about a company and the specific job I’m applying for before I go into the interview? My interview is with Target. I know they are a national retail company with stores all over the US. I know cashiers basically scan merchandise and process payments for customers. Is there any other company or position information I should know before the interview?
Hiring managers love it when you are well rounded. If you want to ace interviews, have stories for:
Those stories are the ones that get you hired!
Are you missing any of these stories?
Our profiles/resumes are now online and with email we barely use paper anymore, but the ONE paper item you need in today’s job market is a business card.
I know what you’re thinking, I don’t even own a business I don’t need that. Even if this is true, when you think about it YOU are your own business.
Each time you go on interviews you are in the business of finding a job and selling yourself.
You want those who interview you to remember you days after an interview is over and not forget you seconds later. A simple business card helps you achieve just that and remind them of who they just met! It does not need to be fancy or expensive.
What it does need to do is have the following information printed on it:
1- Your first and last name 2- Your email (make sure it’s current) 3- Your phone number (again current) 4- Optional you can add a few words about who you are or what job role you are looking for, an inspirational quote, or small list of attributes about yourself (like a mini pitch).
A great time to give out a business card is usually at the end of the interview as you say thank you and shake hands OR if they ask in the beginning for one (some will). Plus it makes you look fantastic and that you took the time to not only make the cards, but you brought some just for them!
Great sites I have enjoyed using to create a business card:
-Vistaprint (I have used them for MANY projects and they always have sales and are very affordable)
-Moo.com (a little expensive but the cards even with the cheapest paper will blow you away. I always receive compliments on these for my photography business)
-Tinyprints.com (really nice designs w/ lots of variety and middle of the road for price)
Remember, aside from interviews a business card also comes in handy if you meet someone on the street, train, plane at a networking event, while you are grabbing coffee in the morning or anywhere you want to connect, so ALWAYS have some in your wallet or purse!!
Does anyone have any sites for business cards that they like to use?
How often do you give out your business card and when?
My friend says my makeup is too dark and I should tone it down for my interviews coming up. Well, what does tone it down look like? No lipstick or eyeshadow...what colors?! Should I not wear ANY makeup? I need a little my skin isn’t the best : ( HELP and advice please!!!
An interview usually lasts 40 minutes right? BUT when over 2,000 bosses were surveyed, they said they knew within the first 90 seconds if they would hire that person or not! The survey also found some other interesting facts. Below is the percentage of interviewers who said doing THIS one particular thing turned them right off to that person.
-70% indicated applicants were too fashionable or trendy (that one is interesting). -67% indicated failure to make eye contact. (makes sense to me) -55% the way the candidate dressed, acted or walked through the door. (smile people) -47% of clients who had little or no knowledge of the company. (bad, bad, bad) -38% was a tie – quality of voice and overall confidence/lack of a smile. -33% for bad posture. (sit up straight guys!!!) -26% because the handshake was too weak. (my friend needs to work on this) -21% for crossing their arms over their chest during the interview. (ya look BORED or angry)
Keep working hard everyone and stay away from getting caught up in the things interviewers hate!!
Are you ready for your next job fair/interview? Be sure you take a little time today to prepare for tomorrow!
-Lay out your interview outfit so it's all set and ready to go. Check to make sure it's clean and wrinkle free. Check out some tips on what to wear to the interview [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/60d77b2f-6640-5331-8816-dca310ec58bf?from=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobcase.com%252Fcommunity).
-Grab those resumes, (50 copies) and place them in a folder. Be sure to tuck them away in a purse, brief case, or bag along with your [business cards] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/cb795458-c78b-5403-abca-08908c09d94e) if you have some handy. Make sure your resumes are easily accessible when an employer requests a copy, so you don't have to go digging for it!
-Eat a good breakfast the morning of. It’s true what they say, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. It will fuel your brain/body first thing and last until lunch time!
-Go to bed early. Even if you’re a night owl, put on those pj’s and climb into bed early enough the night before so you get a full 8 hours. You will look rested tomorrow and feel much more calm and focused.
-Plan how you will get there and how long it will take with [Google maps] (https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-71.0785731,14z) It’s always helpful to plan ahead!
-Practice your pitch a few times that morning. Whether it’s in the shower or on the ride over, say it a few times so you build up that confidence! Still having trouble? Check out what to [avoid in your pitch] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/7af45c96-9dbb-555e-8bf0-eed09382fc67?from=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobcase.com%252Fcommunity)
-Make sure you have written down 3-5 questions in a notebook that you want to ask that companu. Don't forget to pack that notebook as well as a few pens/pencils.
-Know what that company does and their mission. If you haven’t researched it yet, take a sometime to see what they are all about and take some notes! Remember, your pitch should be tailored to what YOU bring to that company based on what they do.
-Nervous and not sure what to say to break the ice? Practice a few of these [conversation starters] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/ba14843b-2d1e-54ab-8453-c29341ebc60b?from=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobcase.com%252Fgroups%252F74f34b74-2b6b-4d09-bf76-b608c2f1b28c%253Fpage%253D2) to get things rolling.
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Check out these tips to help you feel prepared and confident so you can land the job during your next interview!
1- Are you dressed to impress? Check out this [great post] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/60d77b2f-6640-5331-8816-dca310ec58bf?from=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobcase.com%252Fcommunity) on what to wear during your next interview! Make sure to lay your clean clothes out the night before and check for wrinkles.
2- What to bring? Write down 3-5 questions you want to ask the employer during the interview in a notebook and pack it with your things, along with a few copies of your resume (just in case). Not sure what to ask? Check [these] (https://www.themuse.com/advice/51-interview-questions-you-should-be-asking) 50 questions out! Want to know more about the job’s culture? Then [these] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/d98a6946-b042-5278-8899-45b1326fd186) are the questions for you!
3- What will you say? Use these [conversation starters tricks] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/6d46f61d-c53b-5ec5-9d7c-69cc61713f6a) to help you break the ice and fight those potentially awkward silent moments.
4- Did you do your research? Make sure you spend a little time going on the company’s website. Find the specifics of the position you are applying to. Make a list of the skills, knowledge, and professional and personal qualities that are required by the employer and those that are critical for success in the job. Then make another and list all of YOUR qualifications. Draw a line connecting the two that match up. Make it a point to casually highlight these things during the interview. Prove that you are a great fit for them! Also be sure to check out the company’s mission and anything important about them make a note of it. This will help you prepare to answer interview questions about the company should they come up.
5- Did you practice? A few days before, make sure to practice answering some interview questions [such as these] (https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-answer-the-31-most-common-interview-questions). This will help give you a chance to prepare and practice answering, and will also help boost your confidence.