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3 Qualities For Interview Success – CareersValley Fresher Tips

May 27, 2011 Posted by

Tips for Success – Interview

May 25, 2011 Posted by

Tips for Success – Interview

If you get nervous and tongue tied at interviews, the following article could help you prepare for your next interview.Congratulations! You’ve got that all-important interview! It’s understandable that you’ll be nervous, but don’t worry – the tips below will help you out.

Face-to-face interview

These can take place with one or many interviewers present. Make sure that you find out in advance how many people will be in the room. Sometimes you won’t always be told in advance.

Before the interview


Research into the company. It’ll look good if you ask them questions as well as answering them.

Take a copy of your CV with you.

Find out if you’re expected to take any tests.

Plan your responses

Make a list of questions to ask about the role. Make sure that you know exactly where you are going, what time to arrive and who you are going to see. Check out roads and train routes in advance to allow yourself plenty of time.

Dress-up appropriately.

Plan ahead. Prepare thoroughly! Make sure that you have all the relevant information with you – including your CV and pen and paper.

Find a room where you are not likely to be interrupted.

Have a glass of water handy in case your mouth dries up!

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Switch off your mobile phone if you’re taking the call on a landline. You don’t want your mobile ringing half-way through the interview.


Leave preparation to the last minute.

Panic if you get lost – keep calm, and call the company to let them know.

At the interview


Arrive at least 10 minutes early.

Maintain a good posture – body language is everything!

Maintain eye contact when speaking. Answer questions clearly – speaking too quickly can be seen as a sign of nervousness.

Ask questions about the company; this shows that you’ve done your homework.

Ask questions about the role – see the ‘Sample Interview Questions and Answers’ section.

If you have to take a test, don’t rush it. Take your time.


Arrive late without an explanation.

Avoid eye contact.

Speak negatively about your current/previous employer.

Forget to thank the interviewer for their time.

After the interview

If you were sent by an agency, actively seek feedback from them. If the feedback is negative, you can use this to improve for your next interview. If you applied for the job independently, the interviewer will probably have given you a time-frame in which to expect a decision. If you don’t hear anything back, make a point of calling to ask for their feedback.

Telephone Interview

Some companies may wish to have a telephone interview before they meet you in person. You will be told in advance the nature of the interview (technical, general chat etc).

During the interview


Listen to and answer each question carefully.

Make notes and tape-record if you wish.

Give short and precise answers.

Ask the interviewer any questions you may have.

Give a strong finish to strengthen your chances of a face-to-face interview.


Interrupt the interviewer.

Pause for too long.

Make any loud noises.

Try and do anything else while talking!

The second interview

If your first interview was successful then you may be called back for a second one. The people present in the second interview will vary depending on who interviewed you first time around. It could be a manager higher up the chain, or it could be someone from HR. Whoever it is, you’ll need to be prepared to answer tougher questions.

Remember that a second interview is not necessarily a definite indication that you have secured the job – it’s another chance to impress.

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Job Interview Success in Five Minutes or Less

May 22, 2011 Posted by founder David Riklan explains the top mistakes commonly seen during the job interview process. Part of the Change Your Life in Five Minutes or Less series. Ford R. Myers is The Official Guide to Career Coach and Career Coaching. You can find complete information on Ford Myers and his products by visiting http
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Tips to a Successful Interview

May 19, 2011 Posted by

Tips to a Successful Interview

Most people  fail during interview not because they are not competent or qualified.The problem is that they have not understood the principles and tecniques.Here i will be sharing with you tips to successful interview. Before i continue, i would like to define what is an interview

An interview can be defined as a formal meeting at which somebody is asked questions to determine if they are suitable for a particular job, or a course of study at a college university, etc.It can also be defined as a formal meeting at which a person is asked questions about their life, opinions,etc,especially on the radio or television or for a newspaper or magazine.

Success in interview means favourable outcome.It is also means that the interviewee understand the purpose of the formal meeting and has given the interviewer what she or he expected.Success in interview requires that the interviewee has knowledge and experiece on the issue and also understand the secrets of successful interview. Some of the secrets include:
1 Punctuality: it means doing something at the arranged or correct time;not late.When the interview is fixed at a particular time, make sure you arrive an hour before.This will enable the interviewee take care of unforseen contigencies, like traffic jam etc. The important of punctuality is no secret. Noboby need to tell you how essential it is that you arrive on time.The best bet, however, is to arrive at least a quarter hour earlier.That way, you can take your time completing th application form you may be asked to complete.
2 Don’t let the Application take you by surprise: Have all the pertinent information with you:list of schools attended and dates,courses taken, names telephone numbers and addresses of prevoius employers together with dates of employment, previous addresses, names, addresses and telephone numbers of references.Bring along a black pen.Fill out the application carefully.Watch your spellings.Think of it as an intelligence test, because your propective employer might.
3 It’s often the first five minutes that make or break you:If you can control the first five minutes of the interview, you’ve practically clinched the job.Control is simple.Go in with a smile. Give the interviewer a firm shake(this holds for both male and female applicants.Most importantly,don’t wait for the employer to start the interview.It is important that you take the initiative in a forthright but low-key way, make clear the job you want, your qualifications for that particular job, your background and your general goals for the future.
This” sales pitch” should last only a minute or two. Afterward, answer the interviewer’s questions honestly and openly.Give more than just one word answers.The

interviewer is asking questions in an attempt to get a conversation started.Help him or her along.Don’t make mistake of being too modest.If you don’t blow your own horn, nobody else will. Don’t ask about” benefits” in the first interview.Show that you really care about the job itself.When you feel you’ve gotten across all your selling points, don’t linger.Your interviewer’s time is precious.Thank him or her and leave promptly.You will leave him or her with a good dynamic impression of you.

4 Don’t understimate the important of a good Appearance: Many interviewer judge heavily on first impression. So make sure it is a good one.Be immaculate-form manicured fingernails to polished shoes.Dress conservatively-at least fot the first round of interviews.That means no loafers or sports jackets for men on the first interview. Women- Don’t make the mistake of getting too dressed up.Wear a simple hairstyle with a minimium of make-up.
Don’t rely on make-up to make you look mature. it’s the way you handle yourself that tells the best story.
5 Be confident: confidence means the feeling that you can trust, believe in and be sure about the abilities or good qualities of somebody. Let the interviewr know you feel you’re totally qualified to fill the openiing. You have every right to feel that way. You wouldn’t be sent out of the interview room.See you at the top!

i was boprn 1n the year 1975 in Nigeria. A BSc Holder in Accounting. A motivational speaker,marketer and human resources developer.

7 Tips for interviewing success

May 19, 2011 Posted by

7 Tips for interviewing success


So a friend of mine asked a question on face book regarding a job interview that she is about to have.  So as many job seekers she has some anxiety about the process, even though she has gone on many before there is still anxiety there.  So I researched the topic a bit to makes sure that I would give her the best answers possible, and this is what I came up with to help her out:

1. Relax

Before you go into the interviewer’s office a couple of deep breathes.  This will allow you to be more natural and more yourself.  Don’t treat it like a life or death situation.  This is a feeling out phase and if you are yourself it will go fine.  Also remember, you can do everything right and still not get the job.  In the end it comes down to the hiring manager and what they feel is a great fit for the team.

2. Research the company

A lot for interviewees show up for the interview ill prepared because they do not know anything about that company, which can add to the anxiety of the interview.  Go to the website read the about page.  Look at the different links and do a little research, it will help when the interviewer asks you the dreaded; do you have any questions for me.

3. Have an answer to the “weakness question”

This question will always come up, but the key is spinning it in a positive light.  For example if you know you are not a multitasked say so, but also let them know that you are a great organizer that keeps your tasks written down so you can check them off as needed keeping in on track and able to make your deadlines

4. Make a list of your strengths and accomplishments

The interview will go smoother if you go into it prepared.  Make a list of five strengths along with accomplishments that you can discuss in the interview.  The interviewer will ask you questions that you can tailor these responses towards and if not, when it comes to when they ask you is there anything else you wants to add you will have something to say

5. Think about what is important to you

Think about what you didn’t link in your last job.  For example if they always had you on a different shift, you can ask the interviewer if you will have a set schedule or a staggered one.

6. Visualize the attack

World class athletes do it all the time.  Picture the interview and the interviewer.  Visualize yourself doing well and getting the job.  Visualize yourself being calm, confident, and articulate.  Never under estimate the power of positive thinking.  The greatest boxer of all time Mohammed Ali said that he always visualized the bout before even stepping into the ring, he believed that was one of the greatest reasons for his successes.  Hey if it worked for him, you have nothing to lose by giving it a try.

7. Dress the part

I know that this is common sense but often people just don’t look the part when they go in for an interview.  If it is a formal interview the standard is a skirt suit or pants suits.  If it is an informal interview use common sense i.e. cover up the tattoos, no mid drifts, no short skirts (the rule is normally mid thigh at the shortest)

There are many more tips out there that can aid in acing your next interview.  These are just a few that I believe will get you started on the right path.

Feel free to leave a comment if you want to add to this list.


All the best






My name is William Maitre and I am the sourcing associate for RBS Staffing as well as the Acquisition Mgr for WJM Management.  I specialize in placing recruiters in tier one agencies and companies.  I have a 4 year degree in Business/HR and an Associate in Health service Admin.  I have worked in the private sector in the US Marine Corps as a trainer for 4 years, and in the public sector with Omni Financial as a trainer.


William Maitre
Acquisition Mgr
WJM Management





Boost Your Career – Profit From These Tips For Interview Success

May 18, 2011 Posted by

Boost Your Career – Profit From These Tips For Interview Success

There comes a time in most interviews when the interviewer reaches their final question …

“Now, Do You Have Any Questions for us?”

There are good questions and bad questions and, worst of all, no questions at all.

The interviewer’s last question is frequently the most important one. That’s when the interviewer smiles and says: “Now, do you have any questions for us?” Your response at this point often determines if you continue as a job seeker or transform into a job getter.

By asking thoughtful and insightful interview questions, this distinguishes you from other job candidates, but as important as it is to ask good questions, avoiding bad questions is even more important. You can completely unravel the positive impression you have made during your job interview by asking inappropriate and ill-informed questions. Below are a few examples of the type of interview questions you should avoid asking in your interview.

Questions about company benefits can give the impression that a candidate is more interested in what the company can provide rather than the job and should be avoided.

Interviewers seek candidates whose viewpoint focuses on what the successful candidate can contribute to the organisation.

Avoid the following type of interview questions around company benefits:

“How many days holiday do I get?”

“How long is the lunch break?”

“What type of health insurance does the company offer?”

Company benefits are important, but during your job interview is not the time to focus on them.

Pay is another difficult issue. Interview questions about what you will earn are usually included in the list of interview questions not to ask!

Some employers expect candidates to bring it up but others regard it inappropriate at this point in the interview process. The general rule is that it is best to wait until you are further along in the job offer process before you bring up the subject of pay.

Avoid asking job interview questions which might raise a red flag, for example:

“How much overtime would I have to work?”

“Would I really have to work weekends?”

These questions imply that you are reluctant to put in the extra hours or are unavailable for certain job requirements.

It is advisable to prepare approximately three questions to ask in the job interview in advance. Some of your potential questions may be answered during the course of the interview, and others may become irrelevant once you gain more information. Discard these questions or you will give the impression that you have not been listening or have not understood what has been discussed during the interview.

The right list of interview questions will help you get the information you need to make the best job choice and is sure to impress the interviewer!

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Secrets of Media Training

May 17, 2011 Posted by

In this brief (under 7 minutes) introduction to media training, Andrew Carapiet from Media Friendly outlines the two main occasions when you are likely to be talking to the media when you have a success or a crisis. In both situations it is important for you to get your message across and not be trapped by the journalist’s agenda. Learn a few simple steps to prepare for the interview which can make the difference between keeping your reputation or losing it.
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5 Job Interview Tips For Success

May 17, 2011 Posted by

5 Job Interview Tips For Success

Applying for a job? Don’t get caught off guard by surprising questions thrown at you due to poor job interview preparation. Avoid giving out answers that are considered a no-no in an interview by preparing a good game plan. Your success rate at landing the position will depend largely on your job interview preparation. Here are some job interview tips that will surely leave a positive impression on your future boss.

Communicate Confidence

You should be able to clearly express your strengths, goals, and work experiences because these are the most common questions asked by interviewers. If you are prepared to answer without stammering, then that shows that you are confident in what you are saying which makes the interviewer have confidence in what you’re saying too.

Dress For Success

How you dress for your job interview will definitely say something about yourself. Many sites and people suggest you dress different ways for different jobs. I think that’s a mistake. You should bring your “A” to every interview. I once interviewed for a part time retail position in the same suit and tie I would interview for a office job in. After I was hired the manager told me that I probably would have gotten the job anyway but that he was impressed that I took it serious enough to dress for the interview. Make sure that you dress professionally for a job interview because the first thing that your future employer will notice is the way you carry yourself and what you are wearing.

Do Your Research

You should find out the background of the company that you are applying to. Ensure that you are well informed of the company’s goals and principles so that you will be able to answer in line with their guiding principles. Internet forums specific to your field or even to the company you are applying to can provide really helpful job interview tips. Read them well and even practice an interview session with a family member or friend.

On Time, Every Time

Make sure that you arrive on time for your interview. By being on time, it means that you should be there ten to fifteen minutes earlier. Coming in earlier than that is not advisable. Furthermore, being late is no-no and will easily leave a bad impression on your interviewer. It shows that you are not taking the potential job opportunity seriously. If you are late to the interview which is supposed to be important, how will you treat everyday work deadlines? Remember that these are professional people and they value time so show your respect to their time by arriving on time.

Build A Rapport

If you are able to get the name of your interviewer, use it during the interview session. If you are unsure of your interviewer’s name, make a call to the office and ask for it before the interview date. Also, do not forget to bring another copy of your resume just in case your interviewer asks for it and be prepared as well with a list of character references. Another good job interview tip is staying calm and relaxed. Being nervous will not help you in any way in getting the job you are applying for. It is okay to ask the interviewer to clarify the question if you do not understand it the first time. It is better to ask than give out an answer that is not well thought of.

Although interviews are supposed to make you talk, avoid blabbing. Talking is different from blabbing. When you blab, you speak of things that are not related to the question. A straight and clear answer is always the best. Make sure that you have given enough time for your interview preparation to avoid being nervous and cramming when the interview day itself has arrived. Interview preparation is a must and should be given ample time for you to ace your interview and get the job. Join the Unemployed Help email list for more free tips and advice.

About the Author Leslie Drew has over five years experience interviewing job applicants, reviewing and evaluating thousands of resumes and job applications. Leslie provides the unemployed help searching for a job in this tough economy. Visit for more information.

Prepare Job Interview Questions Well To Get Sure Shot Success

May 15, 2011 Posted by

Prepare Job Interview Questions Well To Get Sure Shot Success

Job interviews always bring mind-boggling sessions for those aspirants who are well prepared with job interviews answers. However, this represents only one facet of the coin as these interviews always lead towards tiring session for those who are unprepared for them. Therefore, it is not wrong to say that by preparing for job interview question and answer round, aspirants can reduce the stress to a great level.

Interviewer asks countless questions from interviewee ranging from professional history to personal background in order to analyze the appropriateness of an interviewee for a particular job profile. Standard questions like “tell me something about yourself”, “what are your strength and weaknesses”, “what are your achievements in the present job” are asked in very organization and prepared by everybody. However, it will be more rewarding if aspirants, besides preparing these questions, also get him/her prepared with other important job interview questions answers. Some of them are assorted below:

•    Why do you want to join this organization?
•    How you can justify yourself as most suitable candidate for the job?
•    Where do you see yourself 5 years down after the line?
•    What is the reason behind leaving your present organization?
•    What is your greatest work related accomplishment and failure?

The way by which job interview answers are given can make or break the dream of any applicant of getting the desired job. Most of the organizations ask these types of many other questions in order to analyze the abilities and qualities of applicants. For example, questions like why you want to join this organization throw light on the fact that whether person is aware about the company’s history or not.

Therefore, it can be said that by giving suitable job interview answers one can prove that he/she is the best candidate for the job. Depicting yourself as a confident and enthusiastic candidate is surely going to provide you an upper edge over rest of the candidates. Nowadays, many websites are acting like helping hand in the process of clearing job interview question-answer round as they provide aspirants with relevant answers of many questions pertaining to job. So, avail the guidance of these websites in clearing job-interviews. So next time, do not forget to do your homework of getting yourself prepared with interview questions before appearing for an interview. provides interview tips, Job Interview Answers and interview questions for interviewing. Here you can find various types of Interview Question Answer for interview preparation.

Stephen Covey Video on Choosing Success

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30/60/90 Day Plan for Job Interview Success and Offer!

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Behavioral Interview Tips for Success

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Nursing Job Interview Success: Before, During, and After

April 28, 2011 Posted by

Nursing educator Michele Kunz gives advice to nursing students about getting through a job interview, and how to prepare for the interview. Michele has interviewed, hired, and trained many nurses over the years – and also fired a few. In this video Kunz discusses some of the things that nursing students should pay special attention to before, during, and after the interview. See more about Michele at her training website or at her blog Please watch this video in HD.