Interviews

For some, interviewing can be a tough and very anxious endeavor. While for others, interviewing is as simple as it gets, as it’s a chance to provide a prospective employer with all their skills and experience. Whichever category you find yourself falling into, Kane Solutions is here to help ensure you put your best foot forward during your interviews.

Interview Preparation to Salary Negotiation 

There are many different facets and steps to the interview process:

  • What type of interviewee are you? Understand yourself and the type of interviewee you are, playing to those strengths during the interview. Be sure your intangibles shine through in addition to the actual skills, experience, and traits that you bring.
  • Preparation: Your personal preparation, or lack thereof, can make or break the interview. Run through possible questions you may be asked and prepare for your answers. It goes without saying, but know your own experience and skills. Nothing looks worse in an interview than a question about the candidates experience on their resume and a blank response in return. Be sure you have researched the company that you are interviewing with and have solid, well thought-out questions.   
  • Follow Up: Even in today’s fast pace, go-go world, a follow up thank you to the interviewer is a professional and courteous move that should be followed. It displays a strong level of professionalism on your part.
  • Negotiating Salary: If you are fortunate enough to receive an offer, salary negotiation is an important skill to have in your toolbox.  Not every employer leaves the window open for salary negotiation, but it may be worth your while to dabble here a bit. Even if the salary is non-negotiable, there may be room to negotiate benefits, vacation, or stock options.

Confidence and Competence 

Interviewing starts at the preparation. Without preparation, you’ll probably never make it to the negotiation. Know your strengths and weaknesses and play to them in the interview. Follow-up is a key to your success. It’s usually the small details that separate the offer from the rejection. 

26 04, 2018

Interview Yourself First…

By |2020-09-10T14:28:32-04:00April 26th, 2018|Interviews|

Preparing for an Interview Smart candidates work hard to prepare for interviewing. They spend hours on their résumé, seek the help of others, perhaps even pay for a professional service in their effort to create a great résumé. They Google and review the most commonly asked interview questions for the role they are seeking. Perhaps, [...]

22 03, 2018

Social Media and the Successful Interview

By |2020-06-25T06:06:36-04:00March 22nd, 2018|Interviews|

Possible Social Media Impacts to your Job Search With all the social media tools available today, people have never been more empowered to make their voices heard.  Something important just happened? Share it on Facebook! Have a novel thought or clever insight? Tweet it! And why not? We can meet new people and have some [...]

22 02, 2018

Interviewing? Share Information In The First Person Singular

By |2020-09-10T14:28:43-04:00February 22nd, 2018|Interviews|

Interviewing is the time to Sell your Skills and Experience Our Eagles won the Super Bowl! Best news to hit Philadelphia in quite a while! It was also great listening to the players and coaches share the  fun they had all year in their quest to bring the Lombardi Trophy to the City of Brotherly [...]

22 11, 2017

Nail That Phone interview… With These 3 Simple Steps!

By |2020-09-10T15:15:49-04:00November 22nd, 2017|Interviews|

Three Tips for your next Phone Interview Time is precious. Hiring managers and HR screeners are stretched and stressed. They need to hire but have no time or too many open requirements to fill. As a result, it is now very common to have your first interview on the phone. Sometimes companies will even elect [...]

21 11, 2017

Questions You Need to Be Prepared For From Candidates

By |2020-09-10T14:20:36-04:00November 21st, 2017|Interviews|

Managers should be Prepared for the Interview too Wait…. can it be? The perfect candidate? The person has the background and skill set you’ve been looking for as well as the years of experience and they have worked in your industry. They are set for an interview but now you are the one sweating it. [...]

26 09, 2017

3 Ideas For Changing Your Interview Process

By |2020-02-14T04:37:00-04:00September 26th, 2017|Interviews|

Updating your Interview Process We hear from candidates and companies alike how frustrating the interview process can be. Very little has changed over the last few decades with the way interviews are conducted.  Some of that is good and some of that is bad. You would think that with the ever-changing world of technology, culture, [...]

19 09, 2017

5 Tips to Nail Your Next Phone Interview

By |2020-09-10T15:16:04-04:00September 19th, 2017|Interviews|

Tips to Succeed in your next Phone Interview Phone interviews are tough. You don’t know the person.  You’ve never met them before. You can’t see their reactions or gauge their interest level. There is something about it being the 1st round of interviews, your first interaction and communication with the company, and not being face [...]

25 04, 2017

What Not To Wear: Job Interview Attire

By |2020-09-10T14:44:17-04:00April 25th, 2017|Interviews|

Dressing Appropriately for a Job Interview With the turn of the decade, has anything changed in the job interview attire front? Is interview attire in 2020 as important as it was in 2010? According to a recent Forbes article it is. What to wear to a job interview is just as important in 2020 as [...]