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Why Companies Use Personality Tests in the Hiring Process

Movie player iconMany companies use personality tests (such as DISC, Caliper, or Gallup) as an additional evaluation for potential new hires (even though there's some controversy over whether or not personality assessments are fair. It's not something that a candidate can prepare for (like you can prepare for an interview) but it's still a significant factor, which means it can cause a lot of anxiety.

Watch the video below to see why companies like to use personality tests in their hiring processes and what they're trying to learn with them.

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Sales Job Interviews: How to Overcome the Objections

Movie player iconIf you are in a sales job interview where the hiring sales manager is hesitating over offering you the job, learn 2 great ways to nudge him or her off the fence.

Watch this video to see how to get them to offer you the sales job you want.

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What Could Keep You From Getting the Job? [Video]

Are you in a job search?  There's something big that may keep you from getting the job.  The good news is that it's also something that's an easy (but absolutely necessary) fix.

Watch the video (click on it) below to see what it is.

 

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How To Answer Interview Questions About a Time Your Boss Disagreed With You

Interviewers like to try and put you on the spot with difficult job interview questions, like \"How did you handle it the last time your boss chastized you or strongly disagreed with a decision you made?\"

In the video below, I will tell you how to answer difficult job interview questions like this one. Click the video to watch.

 

 

Dig deeper into this question and the best way to answer it in my blog article, How to Answer Interview Questions Q14.

Discover the best answers to more than 100 job interview questions in my blog series, How to Answer Interview Questions.

 

Phone Interview Tip – Research the Interviewer

Do you research the company before your job interview?  How about the interviewer?  You can give yourself a huge advantage in your job interview if you research the interviewer ahead of time.

In the video below, I'll tell you how to gather information about your interviewer...what questions you should ask, who you should ask, and what you're looking for.  These tips will put you ahead of the other candidates and make you absolutely stand out as the best candidate.  There are 3 important places you can gather information.  Click the video to watch.

 

 

Find out more places to gather information and see how it can help you ace your interview in my blog article:  Phone Interview Tips #8.

Check out my entire blog series, Phone Interviews: 37 Essential and Extraordinary Tips That Will Get You To the Face-to-Face.

Resume Objective Statements for Marketing Jobs

Resume objective statements are valuable--IF they're done right.  A badly written objective statement is a waste of space and worthy of the scorn that's been heaped on it by some.  A well-written objective statement is going to grab the attention of hiring managers.  It might even stand in for your cover letter. (Busy hiring managers might not read it.)

Watch the video below to see more about why objective statements are so important and get ideas for what a good resume objective statement would look like for a marketing job.  Click the video to watch.

 

 

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Fastest Way to Find a Job? Contact Bosses From Your Past

Looking for a fast way to find a job?  Your previous boss might just be a good resource for you--in a variety of ways.

In the video below, I will tell you why it's worth contacting your previous boss when you're in the job search, and how these people can help you in more ways than you know.  Click the video to watch.

 

 
Do you have a poor relationship with your previous boss?  Maybe you were even firedRead my blog post on how to contact previous bosses in your job search for great tips on how to handle even difficult situations with past bosses.  Fastest Way to Find a Job Tip 2.

For lots of out-of-the-box ideas to help you find a job fast, check out my blog series, Fastest Way To Find a Job - 25 Tips for a Super-Fast Job Search.

 

 

How To Answer Interview Questions About Money

Handling questions about money or salary in job interviews is tricky. Everyone struggles with how to answer interview questions concerning money--but it's easier than you think to successfully answer salary questions.

In the video below, I will tell you how you can respond to any questions about salary in your job interview, and even why you can consider these questions to be a good thing. Click the video to watch.

Need more information?  Read this blog post for much more detail about how to answer interview questions about money - How To Answer Interview Questions Q68.

Get the best answers to more than 100 tough job interview questions in my blog series, How to Answer Interview Questions.

 

 

Phone Interview Tips – Keep Them From Screening You Out

Phone interviews are also known as phone screens...because companies use phone interviews to quickly screen out candidates and narrow down the list of job contenders.

In the video below, I will give you my best phone interview tips to help you succeed in your phone interview and keep them from screening you out. Click the video to watch.

Read more about this topic and get suggestions for what to say in your phone interview in this article:  Phone Interview Tips #36.

Check out my entire blog series, Phone Interviews:  The 37 Most Essential and Extraordinary Tips That Will Get You To the Face-to-Face.

 

 

How to Answer Interview Questions About Your Fears and Expectations

Why would an interviewer ask you 'What excites you and scares you about this job?' It's another way to get at your weaknesses and strengths. It's a way to find out what scares you because maybe you're not ready for it, and what you think you're prepared to handle. Employers can get creative about how they ask these kinds of questions, and this is one.

In the video below, I will tell you what your strategy should be when answering this interview question.

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For more suggestions about how to answer this question, and a great way to show that you're very excited about this job, see my blog article How to Answer Interview Questions Q61.

It's part of my blog series, How to Answer Interview Questions - 101 Tough Job Interview Questions and Answers. These are the best answers, strategies, and tips for 101 job interview questions.

Phone Interview Tips – Biggest Mistakes To Avoid

As a recruiter who has conducted thousands of phone interviews myself over the years, I have seen candidates make a lot of mistakes. In the video below, I will tell you some of the biggest phone interview mistakes that candidates make, and how you can avoid making them yourself.

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Read this blog post to find out additional mistakes you should avoid in phone interviews: Phone Interview Tips #27.

Get comprehensive phone interview tips in my blog series, Phone Interview Tips: 37 Essential and Extraordinary Tips That Will Get You To the Face to Face.

How to Answer Interview Questions About Job Hopping

Have you had a few too many jobs over the last few years? This is a red flag for employers. They want to know that you won't take this job and then leave them high and dry in a short time.

In the video below, I will give you a great way to answer this difficult interview question.

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For more details, including the best and worst interview answers to this question, see my blog article, How to Answer Interview Questions Q98.

This is part of a great series, How to Answer Interview Questions - 101 Tough Job Interview Questions and Answers. Check it out!

Phone Interview Tips – Good Communication Means More Than You Think

All interviews require you to have good communication skills. How else can you convey to them that you are the right person to hire? But phone interviews are a special case, with a few more considerations than your average interview.

In the video below, I will give you some critical tips you need for good communication in your phone interview.

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Read my blog article for more on this, including some great tips for your phone interview questions and answers, techniques for getting more information from the interviewer, and great communication advice about how to clarify for understanding. See the article here: Phone Interview Tips #32.

Get comprehensive phone interview tips in my blog series, Phone Interview Tips Series: 37 Essential and Extraordinary Tips That Will Get You To the Face-to-Face.

How to Answer Interview Questions When You Have No Management Experience

Applying for your first job in management? You know you're ready to move up, but the company may have doubts about your ability to do the job without prior experience.

In the video below, I will give you an awesome response to 'How can you manage a team without any managerial experience?'

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For more details about how to answer this interview question, see my blog article, How to Answer Interview Questions Q93.

It's part of my blog series, How to Answer Interview Questions - 101 Tough Job Interview Questions and Answers.

Phone Interview Tips – How to Research the Company

Should you research the company before a phone interview? Absolutely.

In the video below, I will tell you what questions to keep in mind when you research the company before your phone interview. What are you looking for? Where should you find this information?

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Check out my blog post for more details on this: Phone Interview Tip 9

Get comprehensive phone interview tips when you read my entire series on Phone Interview Tips.