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.
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.
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.
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 fired? Read 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes interviewers ask strange questions that don't seem to have anything to do with the job. Why? Because they're trying to get a better picture of your personality, and who you 'really' are. But you can always keep your answer focused on the matter at hand--your fit for the job.
In this video, I tell you how to answer the interview question, "If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?"
What's the biggest question for every job candidate? In a phone interview, it's "What can I say to get them to invite me to interview in person?"
I talk all the time about being strategic in your interviews, and this is a prime example of what I'm talking about. You don't just hope that you answer the questions right...you think about the whole interaction and do the things that will be most likely to make you successful.
In the video below, I will give you the best tip ever for guaranteeing a great phone interview and maximizing your chances to get to the face-to-face.
No matter what kind of academic work you do--whether it's in an actual college or university setting, in a research lab, in a clinical lab--employers will want to know why you want to move to the corporate world. It's a very different place, and your answer to this question must show your understanding of that and tell the positive reasons you made this decision.
In the video below, I let you in a little more on the thoughts of the interviewer, and give you a great way to answer this interview question.