1 08, 2013

Interviewing: Bring your own questions to the table

August 1, 2013|answering interview questions, inappropriate questions, interview questions, interviewing, job search advice, meeting with a recruiter, potential employer|

Many people imagine the interview as a barrage of questions coming from only one person - the interviewer. However, your next experience doesn't have to be like that and, in fact, it shouldn't! In addition to being prepared to think on your feet while answering the interviewer's questions, you should also bring your own inquisitiveness [...]

26 06, 2013

The Definition of an Interview

June 26, 2013|answering interview questions, inappropriate questions, interview questions, interview stories, interviewing, job search advice, job seeker, looking for a job, meeting time, meeting with a recruiter, networking, potential employer, practical tips|

in-ter-view (n): A formal meeting in person, especially one arranged for the assessment of the qualifications of an applicant. mon-o-logue (n):  The Greek root word monologos translates to “speaking alone,” and that is a monologue: one person doing all the talking. Some people talk forever in a constant monologue, never letting you speak. If two people talk [...]

17 05, 2013

Punctuality – at the top of interview etiquette!

May 17, 2013|answering interview questions, applying for a job, appointement, how to find a job, interviewing, job opportunity, job search, job search advice, job seeker, looking for a job, meeting with a recruiter, potential employer, practical tips|

  Preparing for an interview is key and punctuality should be at the top of the list. Being punctual says a lot about a person. It demonstrates that you are dependable, professional, serious and respectful of other people’s time. Whether you are commuting by public transit or driving to your interview, you should always research [...]

17 09, 2011

Optimal Candidate / Headhunter Interaction (& how to handle ridiculous questions)

September 17, 2011|answering interview questions, how to choose a headhunter, how to work with recruiters|

Could you possibly write a post(s) about the optimal candidate – headhunter interaction. I am going to start my own job search, and it’s clear that outsourcing it completely to headhunter(s) is not an option. Correspondingly, I will have to contact literally hundreds of companies on my own, and I am not sure whether getting [...]

8 12, 2010

An aggressive candidate or a nervous job seeker?

December 8, 2010|answering interview questions, inappropriate questions, interview questions, interviewing, job seeker, looking for a job, potential employer, soft skills|

  Earlier today, I was reading a how-to book for hiring managers and recruiters, and it brought me back to a situation I had encountered in one of my previous jobs. The chapter I was reading discussed ways of dealing with an aggressive interviewee and suggested that a hiring manager should not automatically discard such [...]