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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (What would you do if you got behind schedule with your part of a project?)

Amazon_LogoSay the interviewer asks you this in a job interview:

What would you do if you got behind schedule with your part of a project?

What will you say?

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Job Interview Prep – ‘Do Your Homework’ Means More Than You Think It Does [VIDEO]

How do you 'do your homework' to prep for a job interview? If you follow typical rules, you're going to get a typical result: no job offer. To stand out and get the job offer, you need to do a little more than everyone else.

Watch this video to see what you should do to prepare for every job interview (click the video to play).

Check out Career Confidential's Strategic Approach to Interviewing!

Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (What will your job references say about you?)

Amazon_LogoSay the interviewer asks you this in a job interview:

What will your job references say about you?

What will you say?

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30-60-90-Day Plan Nets VP of Operations Job Offer

Executive-1If you are frustrated in your job search, you need to notice 3 things in this hotel industry executive's story:

1.  Even highly skilled and talented people can have difficulty in the job search--but it can be overcome with a better approach.

2.  It pays to follow up with companies you've applied to or sent your resume to.

3.  Even the mention of a 30-60-90-Day plan can be enough to get the interview--and it can certainly get the job (in this case, within 2 hours of the interview).

I hope you read this and are inspired for your own job search!

Peggy -

I just wanted to send you a note to say thanks - thanks for lighting a fire inside to get me motivated again, and thanks for reminding me how powerful the 30-60-90 Day Plan can be!

After being unemployed for about 6 months, I was perusing the internet and came across your information. I liked what I saw and signed up for one of your webinars. I think the first one I attended was how to avoid age discrimination while looking for a job. That was the one that got me moving again - got me energized and fired up! The next webinar was about the “secret weapon” to use - the 30-60-90 day plan. Of course!, I said to myself. In my industry (hotels), we use this all the time, in many ways (forecasting occupancy, creating sales & marketing plans,  etc). Years ago (it had been over 10 years since I had had to “look” for a job - they came to me), I had written a 30-60-90 and it got me the job immediately. So I knew the power of it.

One day, soon after that, a job was posted on LinkedIn through one of my groups. I responded to it, and included my resume. I received a response saying they would look at my resume and get back to me. 10 days went by with no response. So I sent an email with the subject line “30-60-90 Day Plan”, and a brief explanation that if I had a chance to speak with them further about their business I would be able to put a plan of action together for them. The phone rang almost as soon as I hit the “send” button - and it was the president of the company!

This company is based in X, and I am in Y, but I was planning a trip to visit my sister who happens to live in X (and who has been bugging me for years to move there). So the president of the company suggested we meet for lunch. Over lunch, I introduced my plan, and was able to suggest some concrete ideas that would help solve some of their immediate issues. Within 2 hours after that lunch meeting, they called and offered me the job.

Long story short, I am now in the process of moving to X. This is a big change, but in my industry and at my level (VP of Operations), one often has to relocate. That is the reality, as upper level positions are few and far between.

So, just wanted to send a testimonial to say that the 30-60-90 day plan works! Of course, you must be able to back that up with concrete facts and evidence of success in the past, but that's true of any interview, especially when discussing your resume.

Please feel free to use this, but I ask for anonymity please. I am too well known in certain circles.

[Name Withheld By Request]

VP of Operations

If you really want the interview and the job, create a 30-60-90-Day Plan to show them that you are the one to hire.

 

Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (What are your long-term career goals?)

Amazon_LogoSay the interviewer asks you this in a job interview:

What are your long-term career goals?

What will you say?

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Don’t Forget To Shine Your Shoes

Erin-K-Shine-ShoesDid you know that the mistake made most often in getting ready for an interview is unkempt shoes? According to the Shoe Service Institute of America, 89% of business recruiters rate good grooming high on the requirement list for senior executive material, and the way you take care of your shoes is a big part of the image you present. Here’s another quote from this source:

“Shoes are a reflection of their owner’s personality. That’s what both personnel professionals — who have been known to observe people closely — and white collar workers (the people they usually observe) said. Well kept shoes stand for professionalism, attention to detail, ambition, efficiency, conscientiousness, organization, confidence and even friendliness.”

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (It’s your dime. – Interviewer doesn’t ask questions)

Amazon_LogoSay the interviewer tells you this in a job interview:

It's your dime. (Meaning, they don't ask questions and just wait to see what you do.)

What will you say?

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (If you were at a business lunch and you ordered a rare steak and they brought it to you well-done, what would you do?)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

If you were at a business lunch and you ordered a rare steak and they brought it to you well-done, what would you do?

What will you say?

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (How would you guide an alien through making a peanut butter sandwich?)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

How would you guide an alien through making a peanut butter sandwich?

What will you say?

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (How many tennis balls can you fit into a limousine?)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

How many tennis balls can you fit into a limousine?

What will you say?

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Job Interview Questions and Answers App Helped Ace a Disney World Interview

JIQA APP - Copy (2)Everyone should practice answering interview questions before the interview.  It doesn't have to be hard--you can practice great interview answers with an app!  This is especially important if you are getting interviews but not job offers, or if you haven't interviewed in a while, like Shawne:

Hi Peggy,

Last month I downloaded your app on my iPad because I was going on my first interview [in over a year]...I was feeling nervous about what to say in my interview. I know things change in the professional world when you're not in it and I didn't know what to expect. So thanks to your practice questions I nailed my interview!! And I got a job at the Walt Disney World Resort!! Keep up the great work Peggy, you are amazing at what you do and you gave me the knowledge and confidence to receive an offer from a place I've always wanted to work!

Best regards,

Shawne Dunn

This is the free app Shawne used:

Job Interview Questions and Answers

 

Amazon.com – How to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question (eTopic Report)

Amazon_LogoHow you answer “Tell me about yourself” sets the tone of the entire interview.

Tell Me About Yourself eTopicYour answer will either establish a positive bias toward you in the mind of the hiring manager—or it will show them you are not someone to be taken seriously for the job.

In this “Quick Read” Report, you will see how to answer “Tell me about yourself” in a way that says:

“I am skilled, I have accomplished some great things, and I can bring that to work here for you.”

• How to Start
• What to Include in Your Answer (And What to Leave OUT)
• How to Make Your Answer Special So You Stand Out

You will bias the interviewer in your favor and boost your chances of getting the job offer.

Plus—a BONUS SECTION: The first 5 Questions and Answers from the best-selling How to Answer Interview Questions II!Amazon_Buy_Button

Get this report now:  Amazon - How to Answer 'Tell Me About Yourself'

 

Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (How does your previous experience relate to this position?)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

How does your previous experience relate to this position?

What will you say?

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Amazon.com – How To Online Video Interview On Skype (eTopic Report)

Amazon_LogoOnline interviews are gaining in popularity. If you’re in the job search, it’s important to know how to do these confidently and successfully, so you stand out from your competition.

Skype-InterviewIn this “Quick Read” Report, you will see how to:

• Download the Free Software You Need
• Set Up the Right Background, Lighting, and Sound
• Avoid BIG Mistakes
• Choose What to Wear
• Use the Right Body Language

In just a few minutes, you’ll know how to video interview like a champ.

Plus—a BONUS SECTION: The first 5 Questions and Answers from the best-selling How to Answer Interview Questions II!

Get this report now:  Amazon - Skype Interview

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30-60-90-Day Plan for Management Level Job Interviews

306090ManagersX200Are you interviewing for a management role?  To win it, you need to show Strategic Thinking, and Leadership.  You need to communicate at a more significant level than ever before to show who you are and what you're capable of.

Set yourself apart with a Management Level Interview Plan that gets Job Offers (sometimes in MINUTES).

We are proud to announce our brand-new 30-60-90-Day Interview Plan for Managers!

See more about how a 30-60-90-Day Plan gets Management Level Job Offers.

Our plan contains 10 Job-Winning Templates, 10 Example Plans, and 10 PowerPoint Plans that will save you days and even weeks of time researching and evaluating what goes into a successful plan.  With the plans, you get expert coaching on how to use a plan professionally and successfully.

The template and the training together are so comprehensive that if you had a job interview tomorrow, you could get my plan today, spend some time with it and your company research, and go on to have the best interview of your life.

Get Your 30-60-90-Day Plan for Managers Now