Articles from the category job interviews

Dec
05

If you are interviewing (especially for senior level positions), do you know how to make yourself stand out from other candidates? As an experienced professional, every one of your competitors has climbed the corporate ladder in very similar ways. Those are/were your responsibilities … things you did that got you to where you are today. […]

Jul
31

If there is one thing most of my clients have in common is that they struggle with answering competency or behavioral interview questions during job interviews. Even if an employer has not told you that you will be involved in a behavioral style of an interview, you are still likely to face “behavioral/competency interview” style questions. […]

Jul
09

The job interview. Considering the importance that most companies place on it to determine the person who will be the best fit for an open position, it’s not surprising that it causes most interviewees sleepless nights and bags of nervous energy. The plethora of books that have been written about ‘how to be a good […]

Jul
06

Someone’s asked me this question on my Facebook page last week. While I won’t give you a straight yes or no answer – I’d like share some observations from my recruitment work and also my interview coaching practice. Firstly, don’t let a list of requirements on a job description to intimidate you, especially if it […]

Apr
21

A few days ago I wrote an article about how to describe your leadership abilities and experience during a job interview. If you’ve missed it, you’ll find a link at the bottom of this article. Given the importance of effective leaders in any organization, the companies try to ask many questions to evaluate a candidate’s […]

Apr
21

When it comes to interviews, different questions are asked for different posts and positions.
Clearly, there will be a one set of questions asked for the profile of a general manager and different set of questions asked to a sales person. In the same vein, a different set of questions will be asked to a person […]

Jul
29

I have been hearing lately from some clients that the job search is taking them much longer than anticipated – companies are slow in making decisions, and in some cases, they have opted to advance an internal employee after interviewing several candidates. I’ve seen that situation happen many times in my recruitment career and it’s […]

Jul
29

Group interviews are becoming more popular with employers these days for several reasons. Firstly, it expedites the interviewing process. Instead of being at the employer for 4 hours meeting different people, or, even worse, having to come back for several rounds of interviews (which is tricky when you are working full time!), they can have […]