Understanding the Behavioral Interview

Almost all large companies now employ what is called Behavioral Interviewing (aka Structured Interviewing), which is a specifically geared question requiring a behaviorally based answer.  What that means, is that employers want you to answer a pointed question such as ‘Tell me about a time when…’ with an answer that is based on the actions

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview|0 Comments

Three tips to Prevent Stressing out Before the Interview

I get it. Interviews can be stressful. Uncomfortable. Maybe even painful. Most of us don’t tend to look forward to them. Like a lot of things in life, we know we probably need to experience interviews at one point or another, but we wish we didn’t. Before the interview, many of us would like to

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview|0 Comments

Common – and Uncommon – Courtesy in the Hiring Process

Displaying common courtesy, having good manners, being polite, and treating others as you would like to be treated, are all ways of saying we should be nice to our fellow human beings.  Saying please and thank you goes a long way, as does holding doors open for others.  Courtesy can also mean greeting others warmly

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: After the Interview, Before the Interview, During the Interview, Opinion|0 Comments

Don’t Make These Interview Mistakes

  The interview process can be a bit scary, but staying calm is your best option.  Confidence can be the key to landing that perfect job. Understanding what you should and shouldn’t do during an interview is important. Many interviewees know what to do during an interview, but do you know what not to do?

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: During the Interview|0 Comments

What’s up with all the Interview Questions?

Most active job seekers will recall a number of interview instances where they felt stupefied by weird, rude, irrelevant questions asked during interviews. Being a recruiter, I can say that there is, most often, a perfectly reasonable explanation for the questions we ask; that beings said, there are also questions we ask because of obligations

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

5 Mistakes to Avoid After You Graduate

In the recruitment industry, the summer period is closely linked to new graduates who seek to enter the labor market after many years spent on school benches. Some of them already have professional experience, since they held student jobs; while others have chosen to devote 100% of their time to their studies, preferring to gain

7 Job Searching Etiquette Tips to Help You Land Your Next Job

When you’re in the market for a new job, the first steps in the process we usually think of are updating our resume and LinkedIn profile, what job board sites we’ll target, and preparing for interviews that we’ll hopefully be on soon. These are all necessary and important things to consider. But I think all

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: After the Interview, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

Presentation is Everything – 8 Tips to Dress for Your Successful Job Interview

You have an interview – time to pull out that cute new mini skirt and tank outfit you got last week. Not so much. Listen, I have a closet full of fun clothes I like to pull out when I want to change up my regular go-to of yoga pants and t-shirts. I try to

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview|3 Comments

Back to Basics: First Impressions

So, you’ve applied for the job, and now you’re waiting to hear back. This can be a testing period in the process, where you anticipate the prospective employer will get in touch, but you are conscious that more hopefuls will be counting on the same. Either way, you need to be prepared for the

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

Why is there a Second Interview?

This is a great question. Often candidates struggle with the concept of the second interview, according to a number of hiring managers that I have supported in the past.  As a recruiter, I have received conflicting feedback about the results of second interviews with otherwise “would-be perfect” candidates.  In this article, I will provide simple

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: During the Interview|0 Comments