There are many interview questions that are tricky to answer. You might feel put on the spot or have a hard time promoting your skills and abilities. One of the more challenging ones is “why should we hire you?” You want to answer it in a way that positions you as competent and capable, yet you don’t want to come across as arrogant. How can you strike the right balance? Here are some tips for answering this difficult question. (more…)
When it comes to your interview performance, you have to focus on more than just what you say, but also how you say it. In fact, you could give all the right answers, yet if your body language says otherwise, it’s not going to make a favorable impression. What are some bad habits to avoid? Here’s a look. (more…)
When a hiring manager first meets you, they’ll evaluate you within a few short seconds. This first impression they get from you will form the basis of their overall opinion. It’s therefore difficult to undo if it’s negative. To make the most favorable impression, here are a few tips to follow: (more…)
Once you make it through the interview process, you need to be ready to provide a list of references. But whom should you ask and how can you best prepare them? Here’s everything you need to know about choosing references and increasing your chances of getting the job. (more…)
You just successfully completed a job interview. Good work!
The next step is to send a polished thank you email to your interviewer and further demonstrate your enthusiasm (and competency!) for the position.
It’s tempting to simply copy/paste an email template that you find online. However, to truly come across as a unique candidate, personalization is key. (more…)
Before you head to a job interview in person, you’ll likely have to go through a phone screen. Employers rely on these because they’re an efficient way to filter out applicants that are a weak fit and schedule face-to-face interviews with those that are the best fit.
But when it comes to preparing for one, you need to approach it just as seriously as you would a regular, in-person interview. To help you in the process, here are the top phone interview questions to get ready to answer. (more…)