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Interview Preparation to Get the Job You Need

May 19, 2011 Posted by

Interview Preparation to Get the Job You Need

You don’t need me to tell you that getting a job these days is very difficult, there’s probably more competition out there than ever before. If you are qualified for the job you are seeking then the only thing that will stop you getting it, is the dreaded interview. Depending on how well you do will decide on whether the interviewer gives the job to you or one of your competitors.

Here’s the key to getting hired: avoid the mistakes most applicants make and get prepared better than them.

With that in mind here are a few tips for interview preparation to get the job you need.

· Learn as much about the company as possible, interviewers love it when it is evident that the applicant has obviously read up on the company and can show it by asking relevant well thought out questions at appropriate times. Many facts and figures can be obtained from the company’s web site.

· You should create a portfolio before the interview with a few copies of your resume and cover letter and any other material that would be appropriate to hand out to those people who you speak to.

· A very common interview question asked is for you to provide examples of past successes, so it is very helpful and less stressful if you already have one or two in mind that you can confidently discuss with the interviewer.

Be well groomed and smartly dressed not only will you impress the company personnel but you will feel more confident and more at ease.

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

May 18, 2011 Posted by

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Even if you are still in the job search phase right now, it is never too early to start preparing for the interview process.  After all, if you apply to the right jobs and send a professional resume, you can expect a call in just a few days!  So how can you prepare for a job interview?

Practice:  The best way to breeze through an interview is to practice the interview at home.  You can do this in front of your mirror (silly but it does work) or enlist the help of a friend or family member.  You want to go down through the list of common questions asked during an interview:  What are your strengths?  What are your weaknesses?  Why do you want to work for our company?  What can you bring to the company?  By doing a few practice job interview sessions at home, you can prepare for these common questions and develop a well-planned and well-crafted answer.

Research:  Of course you don’t want to overdo it, but knowing a little bit about the company you are applying to has its benefits.  As mentioned above, a common interview question is “why do you want to work for our company?”  If the company has been in business for years, you could tie their long-lasting existence into your answer.  As long as you don’t go overboard by trying to prove you did your research, this knowledge can work to your advantage.

Dress:  Start thinking about what you need to wear to the job interview.  This is recommended for planning ahead because you may need to go shopping and buy a new outfit.  General rule of thumb is to always dress professional to make a good impression.  This means even if you are applying for a job at McDonalds or a local retail store, bring out your best clothes.  In most cases, for semi-informal interviews a nice shirt and a pair of kakai pants will do the trick.

By implanting the above mentioned steps you will be well prepared for your upcoming job interviews even the ones that aren’t scheduled yet!  Speaking of which, start your job search today with the help of a job finder.

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Interview Tips: How do you manage stress? – the GOOD answer

May 15, 2011 Posted by

A woman, interviewing for a Journalism position, answers the common interview question: How do you manage stress? This is an example of an GOOD way to answer this question. Created by Fresno, Californias most respected Recruiting, Staffing and Human Resources consulting firm Denham Resources.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Interview Tips: Share a conflict resolution. A GOOD answer / example.

May 15, 2011 Posted by

A man, interviewing for a Controller position, answers the common interview question: Tell me about a recent conflict you’ve encountered and how you’ve handled it. This is an example of a GOOD way to answer this question. Describe the conflict objectively, and be careful about placing blame and accepting none. Give specific examples of how it was resolved or why it was not. If it was an ethical conflict, it is important that you explain your boundaries. Created by Fresno, California’s most respected Recruiting, Staffing and Human Resources consulting firm — Denham Resources.
Video Rating: 3 / 5

Interview Tips:Why do you want to work here? the GOOD answer

May 14, 2011 Posted by

A woman, interviewing for a Non-profit position, answers the common interview question: Why do you want to work here? This is an example of a GOOD way to answer this question. Created by Fresno, California’s most respected Recruiting, Staffing and Human Resources consulting firm — Denham Resources.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Interview Tips: What is your biggest failure?- the BAD ex.

May 12, 2011 Posted by

A woman, interviewing for a Sales Representative position, answers the common interview question: What is your biggest failure? This is an example of an BAD way to answer this question. Created by Fresno, California’s most respected Recruiting, Staffing and Human Resources consulting firm — Denham Resources.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Why should we hire you? Why should I hire you? – tough interview questions

May 11, 2011 Posted by

Winning approach to answering “Why should we hire you?” question by Mikhail Portnov, Founder and CEO of Portnov Computer School, specializing in Career Training and Job Placement in the field of Software Quality Assurance (Software Testing). Out of many common interview question the “Why should we hire you?” (sometimes “Why should I hire you?”) question is probably the most confusing one. Hundreds of career books are answering the “Why should we hire you?” question. Thousands of web site are trying to answer the “Why should we hire you?” question. And still there is no one-size-fits-all answer. It happens for a very simple reason – approaching that question in a straight forward manner we are not able to produce a sound answer: * we do not know the competition (other people applying for the position) * even if we do know them our judgment cannot be exactly identical to the judgment of decision making people at that company * moreover, the hiring decision is not necessarily 100% logical. It might be somewhat (or sometimes very much) emotional So, with all that said how do we approach answering the “Why should we hire you?” interview question? Why employers ask that question anyway? Is that just another way of asking “What can you do for our company?” First and foremost the employer is trying to find out if you are really confident in yourself and your ability to successfully perform the job duties. Also your answer might demonstrate your actual interest in the position if

Interview Tips: Describe going above & beyond at work. GOOD

May 7, 2011 Posted by

A woman, interviewing for a Events Coordinator position, answers the common interview question: Describe a time when you went above and beyond at work. This is an example of a GOOD way to answer this question. Created by Fresno, California’s most respected Recruiting, Staffing and Events Coordinator consulting firm — Denham Resources.

Interview Tips: Share a goal you set for yourself. (GOOD ex)

May 7, 2011 Posted by

A woman, interviewing for an Medical Administrator position, answers the common interview question: Describe a major goal you set for yourself. This is an example of a GOOD way to answer this question. Created by Fresno, Californias most respected Recruiting, Staffing and Human Resources consulting firm Denham Resources.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Interview Tips: Tell Me About Yourself v2.- the GOOD answer

May 4, 2011 Posted by

A woman, interviewing for a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative position, answers the common interview question: Tell Me About Yourself. This is an example of an GOOD way to answer this question. Created by Fresno, California’s most respected Recruiting, Staffing and Human Resources consulting firm — Denham Resources.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

How to Answer Tough Interview Questions: What is one of your weaknesses?

April 25, 2011 Posted by

The Capella University Career Center provides a technique for answering the common interview question, “What is one of your weaknesses?”.
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Interview Tips: Tell me about a weakness, the GOOD answer

April 22, 2011 Posted by

A woman, interviewing for an Administrative Office position, answers the common interview question: Tell me about a weakness you have or what is your greatest weakness. This is an example of a GOOD way to answer this question. Created by Fresno, California’s most respected Recruiting, Staffing and Human Resources consulting firm — Denham Resources.

Interview Tips: Tell me about yourself. A GOOD answer / example.

April 13, 2011 Posted by

A woman, interviewing for a pharmaceutical sales position, answers the common interview question: Tell me about yourself. This is an example of a GOOD way to answer this question. When describing yourself, you should give specific examples of your professional and personal qualities. Intertwine those examples with your character traits that make you who you are. Stay relevant to the job position and company culture. Created by Fresno, California’s most respected Recruiting, Staffing and Human Resources consulting firm — Denham Resources.
Video Rating: 3 / 5

Interview Tips: Why should we hire you? – the GOOD answer

April 12, 2011 Posted by

A man, interviewing for a Management position, answers the common interview question: Why should we hire you? This is an example of a GOOD way to answer this question. Created by Fresno, California’s most respected Recruiting, Staffing and Human Resources consulting firm — Denham Resources.
Video Rating: 4 / 5