| Job Search Guide - Interview Quick Hits
by Barry Drexler and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
The job interview remains the best opportunity to truly sell yourself as a person and a professional to land a new job. There are a number components to the interview that runs the gamut from preparation and body language to questions for the employer and following up. Barry Drexler, the Expert Interview Coach, tackles a number of terms associated with the interview and gives Tim Muma an idea of how each of these impact your c...
| Job Search Guide - The Job Interview Questions You Need to Get Right
by Matt Carter and Jenna Connour - Nov, 2014
A job interview is one of the most important steps in the job search process. While most people will experience several – if not, many – interviews in their lifetimes, the experience can be a nerve-wracking one for even the bravest job seekers. While you cannot anticipate every question that may come your way during a job interview, there are a few that you need to get right. To gain more insight on this topic, Jenna Connour c...
| Job Search Guide - Acing the Screening Interview
by Melissa Llarena and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
Screening interviews are a vital component to ultimately landing a job, but many struggle with this step. A little preparation and expert insight always helps, and that's where LJNRadio comes into play. Melissa Llarena, career coach and president of Career Outcomes Matter, joins Tim Muma to give listeners detailed advice on what it takes to ace these interviews. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process from strateg...
| Job Search Guide - How to Spot a Good Boss in an Interview
by Terri Tierney Clark and Jenna Connour - Oct, 2014
During a job interview, much of the focus is on the job candidate’s skills, experience, and qualifications. But the interview process can also be an important way for the interviewee to learn more about his or her potential manager. LJNRadio touches base with Terri Tierney Clark, career advisor, speaker, and best-selling author of "Learn, Work, Lead: Things Your Mentor Won't Tell You," to discover how a job seeker can effectiv...
Sell Me This Pen: How to Win the Sales Job Interview
by Paul Freiberger - Nov, 2014
In sales interviews, everything can hinge on the answer to one question. Nail that one, and the job is yours. Make a mess of it, and your other answers, no matter how brilliant, may not save the day. While you may not have to answer the question today or tomorrow, there’s every chance you’ll hear it soon. You’d better be ready for it when it comes. Here’s the scene: The interview is in progress, and the interviewer reaches...
How to answer the “what is your greatest weakness?” interview question
by Louise Fletcher - Nov, 2014
The ‘what is your greatest weakness?’ question is one we all dread – right up there with ‘so tell me about yourself.’ Frankly “what is your greatest weakness” is a pretty pointless question as it rarely gets an honest response, but nevertheless, it’s a question you are very likely to be asked. So what do you say? Obviously you don’t want to say anything that hurts your chances of getting the job, but you have to answer....
7 Easy Ways to Beat Interview Nerves
by Louise Fletcher - Oct, 2014
If you get nervous before interviews, you’re not alone. Most people experience some degree of stress during the interview process and sometimes a little bit of stress can actually help you perform better. But interview nerves are often a more serious problem, negatively impacting your ability to communicate your value, and causing you to lose out on great opportunities. If this is you, here are some easy ways to minimize th...
Video Interviews: Challenges & Opportunities
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2014
A while ago I mentioned the idea of “canned” video interviews that some companies were instituting in their hiring process (make that screening process). Now I have a first-hand client story that points out some of the perils these interviews pose for job seekers. One of my clients was required to undergo a video-webcam interview that he expected would contain five questions. After just one question, he found he was una...
How to Tell if You Aced Your Interview
by Adrienne Erin - Sep, 2014
You’ve got the perfect suit, a firm handshake, a strong resume and excellent references. You feel fully prepared to tackle any interview question tossed your way, and you have researched the company and are enthusiastic about the job you’re interviewing for. You’ve covered all the bases and feel confident that you are set to show them why you’re the ideal candidate for the job. Great job! Of course, most people want to know...
5 Things Your Future Employer Won’t Tell You During An Interview
by Mary V. Davids - Sep, 2014
I bet you can remember nailing your interview. After you left, you felt great. Birds were singing, violins were playing and you…..smiling. Soon after, you received that phone call: “you’re hired!” I bet you were jumping around with joy, calling all your friends and family running around screaming Yes! Yes! Yes! (well, maybe that part is just me). Anyway, you remember the excitement you felt when you started; you were ready to...
Behavioral Interviews: What Are They & How Do You Handle Them?
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2014
The term “behavioral interview” isn’t new. It’s been around since at least the 1990s, I believe. However, you might still not have heard it or you might have encountered a behavioral interview without knowing that’s what it was going to be. You can prepare just as well for a behavioral interview as for a “normal” interview (whatever that is!). However, you do need to understand what they involve in order to do the most effe...
The 411 on Informational Interviews
by Kristen Carter - Aug, 2014
One of the new networking strategies that you may have heard buzz about is informational interviews. This term was developed by Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?, and its purpose is to gather information on a particular industry and/or specific company you may wish to work at one day. Think of it as an information gathering session, not an opportunity to ask for a job. This is an excellent strategy...
4 Tips for Nailing the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2014
It doesn’t matter how far you’ve climbed up the ladder. Everyone hates to be asked the interview question, “So, tell me about yourself.” How a candidate reacts and answers this simple interview question can be extremely telling of a candidate’s viability for an executive role, so it’s important to bring your A game to this challenge. While this popular interviewing question does pose a lot of potential land mines, you can a...
Turn Down A Job Interview? Are You Crazy?
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2014
If someone told you that you should turn down the opportunity for a job interview–especially if you’ve been out of work for a while–would you think they were crazy? After all, the whole point is to get interviews so you can land a new job sooner rather than later, right? Bad Job Interview Prospects There are times, though, when a potential job interview stands to do more harm than good for your overall job search succ...
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