26 04, 2018

Interview Yourself First…

By |2019-10-28T04:14:54-05:00April 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, [...]

21 11, 2017

Questions You Need to Be Prepared For From Candidates

By |2019-07-25T05:18:43-05:00November 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. [...]

19 09, 2017

5 Tips to Nail Your Next Phone Interview

By |2019-10-23T04:02:54-05:00September 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 [...]

30 05, 2017

Job Hunting This Summer?

By |2019-08-28T03:25:18-05:00May 30th, 2017|Recruiting Process|

Challenging Job Markets in Summer Months If you find yourself among the millions of American’s seeking new employment opportunities this summer, we have one word for you: PATIENCE! Perhaps more than the financial markets, the job markets do best when visibility is high. The job market loves macro-issue-blue skies. Conversely, clouds of uncertainty regarding future [...]

30 03, 2017

What Every Candidate Should Know, But Many Don’t Do

By |2019-01-21T05:27:18-05:00March 30th, 2017|Recruiting Process|

Pitfalls to Avoid in an Interview I was asked recently at a video shoot for our company website, what my best advice is for candidates. This was an easy answer for me, and one I gave quickly, -- “Be Honest!” Now I know what you are thinking, do candidates really lie? The most accurate answer [...]

8 12, 2016

3 Tips for Active Listening During Interviews

By |2020-02-12T04:24:51-05:00December 8th, 2016|Interviews|

Are you an active listener during an interview? Definition of the word “listen”: to give attention with the ear Interviewing is hard. It can be nerve racking, awkward, and downright scary at times.  One of the most important parts of interviewing that is often overlooked is the art of listening.  This is an important skill [...]

30 11, 2016

3 Common Interview Mistakes

By |2019-10-23T03:06:54-05:00November 30th, 2016|Interviews|

Common Interview Missteps With 30 years’ experience performing post mortems on candidacies of well qualified applicants who should have prevailed in the interview process but failed instead, I have seen a full spectrum of mistakes. Here are three of the most common. Poor Preparation Human Resource professionals and hiring managers are continually amazed by the [...]

25 10, 2016

Trick or Treat? 3 Treats for Your Upcoming Interview

By |2019-07-25T05:23:42-05:00October 25th, 2016|Interviews|

Three Interview Tricks to turn your Job Search into a Treat By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes. Macebth, Shakespeare Trick or Treat? Halloween is a great time of year!  Even though Fall officially begins in the middle of September, for many Halloween is the first time that it feels like [...]

13 10, 2016

3 Fears You Need to Face During Your Job Search and Interviews

By |2019-01-24T15:04:47-05:00October 13th, 2016|Interviews|

Overcoming Job Search and Interview Anxiety When I was a kid one of the most popular shows on television was Are You Afraid of the Dark? Simple concept, terrifying show. The show was about a group of friends would sit around a campfire in a remote location in the woods.  Who were these children, why [...]