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Logic behind Interview Questions

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8 Types of People Managers HATE To #Interview

8 Types of People Managers HATE To #Interview | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Not every job candidate that comes your way is going to be an exciting person to interview. Here are 8 types of people that managers hate to interview.
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Funny article...hope you enjoy reading!

 

I have to admit the silent ones are difficult to interview, because you know they have talents; however, it can be difficult pulling the information out of them.

 

The extreme excuse makers who blame everything on their previous boss or employer is something that I talk about often in this blog. 

 

Take a read on the listed 8, and tell us what you think?

 

Until next time.....PS - Live on Purpose! 

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Leadership: #Interview Questions

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The most common interview questions and how to should go about it ...
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Nice list of leadership interview questions to consider when preparing for an interview.

 

I watch for leaders who provide not only individual accomplishments; however, leadership accomplishments.

 

Strong leaders tend to you words:  we, our, and team -- they can't help themselves.  If a candidate simply discusses everything in terms of "I, I did this, I did that, etc."  even when discussing the team's accomplishments, I am usually not sold that they are the leader for our organization.

 

The strengths and skills it takes to be a top individual performer are different than the strengths and skills it takes to communicate, recognize, empower, recognize, and lead individuals and teams to perform at their best.

 

Would love to hear your opinion:)

 

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What story does your #resume tell?

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Whether you know it or not the job of your resume is to talk for you, walk for you, present for you, and do the work for you in your absence.  The story your resume tells needs to make a powerful first impression, and spark interest enough for the hiring manager to call you in for the first round of interviews.

 

Take a good look at your resume.  Does your resume tell the right story of who you are, what you have accomplished, and what you can do?  Is it evident at first glance that you can do the job, meet the job requirements, and are a right fit for the company?

 

If not, it is your story -- fine tune your resume so that it represents you!

 

Hope this helps a bit...Until next time.  PS - Live on Purpose!

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Victoria Crispo's comment, April 10, 6:59 AM
Definitely in agreement about this, but would add that the resume should tell your story in a way that will illustrate how your skills fit the needs of the company and the job to which you are applying. I definitely like this approach, though!
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, April 10, 8:01 AM
Thank you Victoria...I could not agree with you more:) Repackaging your resume in a way that illustrates how your skills fit the needs of the job, department, and company is vital! Thanks you for stopping by, so great to meet you:)
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Thank you! I will certainly be checking out more of your Scoops- great stuff!
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Acing the Group #Interview | The Ultimate Guide - Big Interview

Acing the Group #Interview | The Ultimate Guide - Big Interview | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
... employers find them appealing. To embrace the group interview process as an opportunity to really differentiate yourself and stand out from the crowd, it helps to understand the what's, where's and why's of group interviews.

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The best #Interview Advice

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Albert Einsten's quote:  "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough,"  is so relevant when preparing for a successful interview.

 

You will know when you are ready preparing for the position and company you are applying for, when you are able to explain things clearly and concisely, and you don't sound rehearsed.

 

Clarity is power!  You should be clear on why you are the best candidate for the position, clear that you can do the job successfully, and clear on how your personal values are aligned with the company's values and culture.

 

Hope this quote helps...Until next time, PS - Live on Purpose!

 

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What to do 15 Minutes before A Job #Interview

What to do 15 Minutes before A Job #Interview | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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11 Things You Should Do In The 15 Minutes Before A Job Interview
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The 15 minutes before a job interview can be harrowing.

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

I particularly agree with the suggestion to arrive early; however, not too early.  After you have parked you could use the time in your vehicle to tune up your mood, motivation, and appearance.  Play one of your favorite songs that will put you in a good mood.  Take a breath mint, check your clothes, your face, and hands. Review your notes, and remind yourself what you have to offer the company.

 

If you arrive too early you could run into another person interviewing for the same position, or you could catch the hiring manager still at lunch, and you don't want them to rush on your account.

 

Do you have any other tips that you could offer everyone on how to use the time productively?  Would love to hear from you!

 

Until the next time....PS - Live on Purpose!

 

 

 

 

 

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15 minutes will change your job !

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How to Answer the 5 Toughest Job Interview Questions - US News

How to Answer the 5 Toughest Job Interview Questions - US News | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Prepare for these common, but daunting, interview questions.

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

I love to ask the question, "Describe a mistake you made in the past few months and what did you learn from it?"  It is similar to the question that is in this article "Describe a time you failed."

 

What I look for in a candidate's response is someone who is honest, who has learned from the mistake, ....and most importantly has adapted their appraoch to prevent the same mistake from happening in the future. 

 

The question about the weakness is similar.  When a person is asked, "Describe one of your weaknesses."  Individuals who respond with statements such as an area of opportunity that I identified this year to work on is ____.  What I have done to develop in this area is ___, and the results are ___.

 

Gaps in employment are tricky.  My advice is to demonstrate that you have been making valuable use of your time.  It could be volunteering, taking care of an ill family member, developing your skills through continued education, etc.

 

I hope you find this article helpful.

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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34 tips for your next job #interview

34 tips for your next job #interview | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Almost 40% of candidates forget to smile during a job interview http://t.co/LOr0Ba5zAP
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Ten Positive signs your Job #Interview went well!

Ten Positive signs your Job #Interview went well! | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Waiting for the result of a job interview can be a lot of guesswork. Read this article to have gist on what your employer thinks about you just as you step out of the interview room!
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Nice article with excellent points!

 


Other potential good signs:

- The Recruiter or HR Manager starts cheering for you and begins almost coaching you on how to dress, or gives you tips on the department manager, or on what to expect with a second interview.

- Both the Recruiter and Hiring Manager ask you enthusiastically...how soon can you start?

- If the HR Manager asks you if it is okay with you that they contact your current employer for a reference

- If they start providing you with more information on the company, the job, and company orientation information to read.

 

Regardless if you say to your friends and family..."I saw the sign" -- they loved me.  Please don't ever give your notice until you have received the official offer letter in writing.

 

Things change quickly with companies, and I have seen positions placed on hold or an internal candidate promoted into a position at the last hour.

 

All you can do is put 100% of your energy and focus on what you have control over, and that is on what you think, say, and do.

 

Until we speak again...PS - Live on Purpose!

 

 

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An #Interview is not a time when you want to "wing it."

An #Interview is not a time when you want to "wing it." | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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Regardless of the interview outcome, which is outside of your control. 

 

You should be proud when you can say that you have done your best to prepare and present your best self during the interview.  

 

For those of you who have been fortunate enough to succeed without preparation, remember that Hard Work often trumps Talent when Talent doesn't work hard.

 

So always do your best!  PS - Live on Purpose!

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, September 22, 2013 4:07 PM

I love this quote!

 

 

Eric Maleski's curator insight, March 3, 9:28 AM

Usually candidates become good at interviewing...by preparing beforehand, or having to interview more times!!!

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What an opportunity!


 
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How to Answer 5 #Interview Questions You'll Be Asked If You're Unemployed - AOL Jobs

How to Answer 5 #Interview Questions You'll Be Asked If You're Unemployed - AOL Jobs | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
How to Answer 5 Interview Questions You'll Be Asked If You're Unemployed
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Waiting for an interview Getty Images Job seekers who are currently employed carry a little extra leverage when they sit down at the negotiating table.
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

No doubt about it,  if you have been out of work for a period of time you will come face-to-face with some interviewers who are skeptical. 

 

So how do you combat those skeptics?  Being prepared will help you to answer the questions around why you left your last job, and what you have been doing since your last position in a confident and professional manner.  I even suggest to get ready for the unintentional skeptical gestures that you might experience from an interviewer. 

 

"Why did you leave your last job" question:

Potential interviewer concerns may be -- Is there a performance reason why this candidate was selected for the re-organization?

 

My advice:  Ensure that the interviewer understands that it was not an isolated situation.  For example, "Mrs. Jones, I was part of the ____ division for ABC Corporation and the entire division in the call center was outsourced, or I was part of the Florida satellite office for ABC Corporation and over 50% of the ___ employees were impacted." 

 

In regards to how many jobs you have applied for or what you have been doing since you have been unemployed.

 

My suggestion:  As the article says, volunteering for projects is wonderful.  Also, you could take classes to fill in the skills gap and to set yourself apart from other candidates. 

 

You could take local classes, self teach yourself on lynda.com, and even take some free certificate courses on Edx.  The classes are free and you could build your knowledge and strategically place on your resume courses from MIT, Caltech and more.

 

So when an interviewer asks what you have been doing with your time you can respond with I have taken the time to take courses on business with MIT, etc.

 

I know that it is not easy, and the intent of this community and my blog is to equip you with information, skills, and tools to land you the job. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions, and what I can do to help.

 

PS - Live on Purpose!

 

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Julia Erickson's curator insight, February 24, 10:40 AM

good suggestions.

Richard Lloyd Thomas's curator insight, February 26, 12:49 PM

Adaptable for the younger work seeker

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10 Ways to Overcome #Job Interview Jitters

10 Ways to Overcome #Job Interview Jitters | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Knots and butterflies in your belly. Heart and mind racing. Sweaty palms. Shortness of breath.

These symptoms can be pretty hard to shake right before...
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Excellent tips!!!

 

I particularly agree that the more you prepare the more confident and less negative stress you will experience.  Also, avoiding caffeeine (coffee, cola, tea) is always suggested.  I tell everyone that caffeine magnifies and amplifies the jitters.

 

Rehearsing the ice breaker first questions really helps to build confidence and momentum.

 

After the read the article do you have any other suggestions that you could share with everyone?  would love to hear from you.

 

PS - Live on Purpose!

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#Interview Advice - Walt Disney

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Okay so perhaps when Walt Disney gave this advice he wasn't talking specifically about interviewing.  However, I believe that the advice is perfect for interviews.

 

Think of interviews like actors going out for auditions.  The casting directors have a parciular skill or actor in mind from the beginning.  Regardless of the talent that they see, they keep looking. 

 

If you did your best, focus your energies on positive things like other opportunities or on developing your skills.  Interviewing can be tasking, and that is why we have these blogs to give you a network of support -- and we want you to know you are not alone.

 

Would love to hear from you.  Is there a question we coudl answer. 

 

Until next time...PS - Live on PUrpose!

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10 types of #interviewers and how to deal with them - CNN.com

10 types of #interviewers and how to deal with them - CNN.com | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Interviewing for a job comes with several question marks. What do I wear? How should I answer this question? How long will this take?
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Just like the descriptions in this article, you shouldn't try to be the Big joker, or too serious, or too casual. 

 

It is so important to remember that you absolutely have no control over the interview setting, the interviewer, or the questions.  The only thing you have control over is yourself.

 

So when you do your best to prepare, you should be able to walk into the interview ready to perform at your best.  Yes, I did say perform.  The interview is like a performance.  You have to be the best version of your professional you for the interview.

 

Hope you enjoy the suggestions in this article.

 

Until next time....PS - Live on Purpose!

 

 

 

 

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Job #Interview - Comic Relief

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Job Interview Advice can be pretty serious.  I thought that I would start bringing in a little comic relief to this blog. 

 

If you have any funny stories, please share with us to post.  Would love to hear from you! 

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Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asked a young Engineer fresh out of MIT, "And what starting salary were you looking for?"

 

The Engineer replies, "In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."

 

The interviewer enquires, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years say, a red Corvette?"

 

The Engineer sits up straight and says, "Wow! Are you kidding?"

And the interviewer replies, "Yeah, but you started it."

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Building Confidence: Job #Interview Skills (Part 01)

In this first part of Craving Confidence's 3 part series on confident interview skills, Patricia Stark goes over some of the basic techniques of interviewing...

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Patricia Stark offers tips and ideas for going into the interveiw with confidence.

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Is it bragging when it is the truth - #Interview

Is it bragging when it is the truth - #Interview | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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When it comes to your resume or an interview is it bragging when you are telling the truth?   So many of my highly talented friends have such high accomplishments, and are so humble.  I find that to be such a wonderful attribute.

 

When it comes to their resumes or during an interview however, it is like pulling teeth to get them to discuss their relevant accomplishments.  They feel like they are bragging. 

 

It is not bragging when you share objective facts like Your division exceeded revenue goals by ___%, or increased customer loyalty by ____, etc. -- or you we recognized or nominated for _____.

 

So please don't think of it as bragging, it is just sharing important facts about how you contributed and added value.   

Hope this helps:)  Until next time....PS - Live on Purpose!

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, April 4, 6:19 AM

When it comes to your resume is it bragging when you are telling the truth?   So many of my highly talented friends have such high accomplishments, and are so humble.  I find that to be such a wonderful attribute.

 

When it comes to their resumes however, it is like pulling teeth to get them to document their relevant accomplishments.  They feel like they are bragging, and the resume does not reflect who they are.

 

First of all the days have long passed when a resume what simply a one page document that outlined what positions you held. 

 

A successful resume should be approached like designing a brochure, and the product you are selling is you.  The difference is that a brochure may focus on subjective benefits where your resume needs to talk numbers.

 

It is not bragging when you state that through your leadership....Your division exceeded revenue goals by ___%, or increased customer loyalty by ____, etc.

 

So please don't think of it as bragging, just tell me the facts:)

 

Hope this helps:)  Until next time....PS - Live on Purpose!

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Seven Things to Avoid Saying During a Job #Interview

Seven Things to Avoid Saying During a Job #Interview | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
To crack an interview & get your dream jobs you should avoid saying the following during your interview session.
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

I know that this article doesn't offer any surprises; however, what you may think is common knowledge is not always applied by all.

 

I can't tell you how many people during an interview speak negatively about either the employer or their previous boss.  Negative comments are not perceived positively,  and will send the wrong impression of who you are.

 

The comment mentioned in the article about candidates saying "I didn't have time to look up the information on your website."  Yes, I have heard this one before tool. 

 

Other words or phrases that you shouldn't say or ask during the interview:

 

- How many days do you offer for sick time

- Do you enforce drug screening

- Will you be running criminal background checks

- When will I get my first raise

 

Remember the employer is interested in what you can offer them -- do the focus during the initial stages should not be on what the employer can do for you.  (just my humble opinion:)

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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How to ace the pre-screening #Interview

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While it is true that every interview is different, here are some tips to help you ace a pre-screening interview.  I discuss one tip here.

 

I discuss this in my Congratulations you Aced the Interview book.   

 

What you need to know:  The sole purpose of the pre-screening interview is to determine that you meet the requirements of the position, are within the salary range, and are a right ffi for the position, and the organization.  Your job is to convince the screener to invite you back to meet with the hiring manager.  Saying "no" to any of their questions regarding any of the job requirements could prevent you from progressing further in the interview process.  Don't ever lie; however, you do want to respond proactively to their questions. 

 

Preparation is like a triangle -- you need to know yourself, the job, and the company. Please read below to gain advice on how to research the job posting: 

 

 (JOB)  Preparation starts with the job description or job posting -

 Give yourself sufficient time to review each bullet noted in the job posting. If you have printed the posting, physically check each requirement and task that you have experience with. Be clear on how you will respond to any of the requirements if asked during the interview. 

 

Prepare to respond proactively to the requirements and tasks that you don't have current experience with.  For example, if you are not familiar with a particular software go online to research the software.  Is it something that you can enroll in an online class for?  How soon do the classes start?

 

You could also go onto Lynda.com and self teach yourself on most applications.

 

If you are asked if you have experience with xyz software instead of saying NO ---------

as long as you have followed my advice and done your research you would be prepared to answer something like this....

 

"I am familiar with xyz software it is similar to the software that I currently use abc.  I have taken classes online with xyz software, and I will be ready to hit the floor runing using this software.

 

  

There may be questions that you must answer no; however, your goal when you are in front of the screener is to show them that you meet the qualifications for the position so that they want to pass your resume along to the hiring manager to interview you next.

 

Hope this advice helps you ace your next interview.  Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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Practice like you have never won and #Interview like you have never lost!

Practice like you have never won and #Interview like you have never lost! | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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Thinking back, so many important moments in my life didn't happen by luck.  I was always one of those students who had to work hard for my grades, and for anything.

 

The first time I tried out for cheerleading I didn't make the team.  That experience molded the rest of my life, because I realized that in order to achieve my goals I had to commit to practicing harder than others and than anyone believed was necessary.  it was because of the practice that I had the confidence and of course improved skills to make the team the following season.

 

Our lives are built on moments, experiences, and important decisions.  For those of you who are hitting the pavement, and losing hope -- take a step back to determine what you need to adapt, adjust, and revise.

 

Your resume.  Is it repackaged and targeted for the position, industry, and company you are applying for?  Will it make it through the robots to be seen by a human?  Does your resume have direction, and amplify your accomplishments, strengths in both qualitative and quantitative terms>

 

Your Search Strategy:  Are you simply doing what everyone else is doing or are you reaching out to friends, colleagues, groups, networks to let them know what type of positions you are in search of and asking them to pass your resume along to the right person.  Make sure that you continue to adapt your approach.

 

Review the industry and position you are applying for.  If you do your homework, you may find that the position and industry is shrinking and not growing for the geographical area you are seeking.  You have two choices...repackage your skills and experience towards another job/industry or search where the industry is growing and thriving.

 

Interviewing is a skill that you can strengthen and improve.  Sure it takes alot of time.  Of course the rejections are easy.  Remember, when the going gets tough the tough get going. 

 

If any readers have any words of inspiration for our readers...would love to hear from you.  I have talked to many of you in search of jobs, and it is because of you that I do what I do.

 

Until next time....PS - Live on Purpose!

 

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YOU hold the key to your #Interview Success!

YOU hold the key to your #Interview Success! | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, March 14, 7:07 AM

If you are trying to figure out the secret code for doing well in all interviews...the one ingredient that is important regardless of the interivewer, interview style, company culture, and position you are applying for is Y - O - U...You!

 

Knowing who you are, what strengths you have, how your skills add value to the position, team and company is critical.  You have to be able to pay attention,and flex your communication style during the interview to connect with your interviewer. 

 

Do you have a strong understanding of your communication style?  Do you tend to ramble?  Do you tend to talk fast?  Do you tend to interrupt people when they are speaking?  Or are you more conservative in your gestures, and speak with a quiet slower pace?  Do you tend to undervalue your accomplishments?  Do you get stage fright? 

 

Knowing yourself is important, because you are in the driver's seat!  Figure out how to come across as the best version of you.  Practice, rehearse, do your homework so that you will walk away being proud that you did your very best.

 

Until the next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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Are you doing your best during your job #interview?

Are you doing your best during your job #interview? | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Zig Ziglar would say that there are no traffic jams on the extra mile. 

 

I was honored to hear him speak many years ago, and I have never forgotten his pearls of wisdom.  He talked about the importance of always doing your best (that extra) in everything you do.  He shared with us that the way we do anything is often the way we do everything.

 

So ask yourself...are you spending the six hours to sharpen your knowledge and interview skills prior to the interview?   I sincerely believe that anyone who strives to go that extra mile to do their homework, planning, and rehearsing...the work will eventually pay off. 

 

So please do let me know what we can do to help you land that job of your dreams.

 

Until we talk again -- PS - Live on Purpose!

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How do you #interview for a job when you don't meet all of the qualifications?

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How do you interview for a job when you don't meet all of the qualifications?  By the way -- I don't suggest that you apply for any positions that you are not qualified for.  Instead I am writing about job postings where you meet most of the qualifications, and fall slightly short in one area.

 

First of all kudos to you for landing that interview in spite of not having all of the qualifications!  You probably did an amazing job at repackaging your experience, skills, and strengths in your resume and targeted it to the job, industry, and company. You most likely took the time out to write a meaningful cover letter as well.

 

Whether you took the time to retool your resume or were resourceful enough to find the right person to hand walk your resume to the hiring manager - Bravo you have made it to the interview…Now what?

 

Preparation is key!  Go through the following questions:

 

1.  Pretend that everyone applying for the position has much more experience, skills, and expertise than you do.  Now ask yourself what do you have besides your experience, skills, and expertise that would make the hiring manager hire you over other candidates.  

 

It may be that you identified areas such as:  your work ethic, initiative, or project management skills?  Think about how these strengths will add value to the position, team, and company.

  

2.  Go through the job posting bullet by bullet and write down all of the areas where you meet the experience and skill requirements, and be prepared to respond to specific questions surrounding those areas.

 

3.  Take a second pass through the job posting and identify the areas where you don't meet the experience and skill requirements. 

 

a.  Write down projects, companies, internships where you have devoted the time and learned in that specific area.

 

For example if they require 3-5 years of experience and you have two years, it may be that you have done similar work in other industries or your internship that will fulfill the 3-5 year requirement.

 

Sample response for do you have 3-5 years of experience in ______?  You could say something like this, "I have over 2 years of experience working on projects in this field, and I have an additional year and a half experience that I gained together with my internship and _____.

 

b.  Be prepared to respond to what you will do or what you are doing to develop in that skill.  For example if you are asked if you have worked on ____ software instead of saying no. 

 

You could say, I am familiar with this software it is similar to two different ones that I have worked on in my current role.  I am currently learning the functionality on Lynda.com or if hired for the position there is an on-line class that begins on Monday.  I am confident that I would be able to hit the floor running if hired.

 

Hope these two bits of tips helps you in your interview!  Take it from a person who applied and landed a job for a critical position where Union experience was required when she had zero experience. 

 

Regardless of what you do, believe in yourself, do the homework, and walk into the interview confident and prepared to make the best first impression.

 

Until we talk again…Ace that interview, and PS - Live on Purpose!

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How To Talk About Your Biggest Weaknesses In A Job Interview - Monster.com

How To Talk About Your Biggest Weaknesses In A Job Interview - Monster.com | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Nice tips in this article!

 

I believe that most interviewers can see right through the scripted responses where candidates say things like these two examples..."It is hard for me to say no or I am a perfectionist."

 

I always suggest those who I am coaching to identify a few areas that they have been working on this year to develop.  I suggest that when an interviewer asks you what are your biggest weaknesses?  You can always respond with, a few areas of opportunity that I identified this year to work on is _____ this and _____ this.  What I have been doing to strengthen these areas is ....

 

It turns the negative into a positive sort of speak.

 

Hope this article is useful.  Please let me know if there are any questions that I could help you with.  Hoping that you ace every interview!!!

 

PS - Live on Purpose!

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Video on How to Ace a Job #Interview

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Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman, president of Kinsey Consulting Services, specializes in energizing individuals and organizations to thrive in an environment of constant change. Carol presents keynote addresses and seminars for management conferences and association conventions.
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Excellent video with tips from one of the leading authoritieis on body language.  Per Carol, it you have 7 seconds to make a first impression.

 

Please watch and let me know what you think.  Also, please let me know if you have any particular questions that I could help with.

 

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