We live in a world that is rather quickly changing. Looking at the jobs that are available can be daunting. Yet, you have what it takes to be more than a number at some corporation. You are a treasure trove of skills, experience, ideas, and desire to make this life better for yourself and others. Take those free classes. Read new books. Find out about the company you are seeking hire with. Go to the online reviews, read each word on the website. Research each company. Get yourself a pros and cons list for each company and build a pros and cons list for each company. You can build your own file, giving you boldness to send resumes that point out why, and how you are the perfect fit for said company. Be persistent. Did they say call this day? Call them, take you pros and cons list to your interview. Ask hard questions. Be fearless. You can do this! I believe in YOU! #motivation #Treasure #MakeEachMomentCount #nevergiveup #wordsofadvice #inspiration #interview #jobreadiness
One of the most common questions asked during an interview or a job fair is…
Can you tell me about yourself?
Other variations could include... -Why should we hire you? -Why do you want to work here? -What is it about us that makes you want to work here?
Answer these 5 questions to help you plan what to say and impress employers!
1- What are the three strongest reasons I am a great fit for this job?
2- What are some positive things I can say about the company, and how can I connect what they do with what I can bring to them?
3- Why do I really want this job beyond having a steady paycheck and perks?
4- What are three AWESOME things I did in my previous position that I can also offer in this new role?
5- What is the EXACT job description (make sure to write it down) and how do MY skills match up with it? Be as specific as possible.
Answering these questions will help you feel prepared to go in with some great things to say!
Good luck ; ) we are rooting for you!!
It doesn't matter what type of job that I am applying for, I always dress professionally for an interview; therefore, I spend a lot of time finding the right outfit. As a woman, I only want the attention to be on me as a person, my experience, and what I bring to the job. I don't wear clothing that is revealing, I make sure that I iron, and I also make sure that I am well put together. I also pack my briefcase or purse, whichever I decide to carry, with my resume and two forms of id. I do research on the company and the position that I am applying for; therefore, I am knowledgeable of the company and their expectations. Last but not least, I always set my alarm clock at least an hour before the interview so that I can be there 10-15 minutes early.
I have a job interview on Wednesday and the interview prep questions were overwhelming. It is going to take me 2 days to prepare for this interview even though I am qualified for this position. I'm also worried about the job itself, I keep telling myself that I just need to get through the first 5 days then I'll be fine.
To land the interview, it takes more than just a solid resume. Out goes the old traditional job search where companies look at a resume, picks a few candidates to interview and hire one person from that process. Nowadays companies are strapped for time and hiring power to look at stack of resumes.
Today companies identifying potential candidates by other means, such as :
*Reference/Background Check - Your references may be checked before the job offer or even before the invitation to interview. These references are dug up by the employer, for example - you list Company x as a former employer on your resume, and I contact a recruiting friend over at Company X to say hey, John Smith was referred to me as someone who's great at branding and apparently worked at your place. Did he do well there? This is what recruiters call a "pulse check" on whether they should go any further.
*Online Profile - I'm not just talking about your LinkedIn profile, it's also your online activity and everything that comes up when you do an internet search. Some companies will dig deep into common online communities such as Quora or Reddit.
Work Sample - Your online profile may already be a work sample such as a website you worked on, a report you wrote or a presentation you delivered. To showcase you have the experience, you might want to have your work online readily available but doing so, shaves a lot of time in an interview and it also tells that you're not only experienced and capable of doing the job but that you're also interested in the job.
Skill Test - Sometimes when you apply for a job, companies will send you a link online to take a skill assessment. It's basically to evaluate your skills required for the job. Most skill tests are completed during the hiring process and directly related to the job opening. Most of these tests don't take up a lot of your time but similar to the work sample, it is effective at weeding out candidates who won't go the (extra mile) to get the interview.
*Recorded Interview - Don't be scared of this one. This is about interviewing remotely online using an online service. Companies pre-record screening questions and candidates will answer them remotely on their computer, on their webcam. It is like a one-sided interview and it requires an extra work on the candidate's behalf.
*Video interviews are not the same as live or phone interviews. These require preparation and you will have to learn to use specific technology for the interview platform the company decides to use.
- Companies are asking for more upfront and you decline at your peril. - That's a dare that could cost you the interview. Yes, extra steps take time, but not that much time if you really know the job and want to work at the company. This is precisely why these extra steps are becoming more and more common. So don't be afraid to take the extra mile. After all, it's part of going after what you want!
I have a round of face-to-face interviews on December 4th for a Clinical Trial Associate position (basically, it's an administrative role for clinical trial/projects). The first segment is a presentation to a group of 8-10 people. I'm really nervous about this, as I have never had to do a presentation before. I have assisted managers+ prepare their presentations, but I have never had to give one myself.
I am feeling really anxious about this.
well I was wondering on what are good traits people should have.
During the interview they asked me how I can handle frustration and I just answered that that I will identify the real cause of my frustration and try to communicate to my superior to get a different perspective on an issue..... Do you think I was right???
This question relates to the same interview that I referenced in my previous post. While looking at my resume, the interviewer said, "My, you have been working for a looong time." Then she hesitated as if she expected a response. I responded, "Yes, I have." Do you all think she was fishing for my age or just making chit chat? How would you have responded? I have not job searched in 14 years, so these non-traditional interview questions are new to me.