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#Interviewing skills as important as resume

#Interviewing skills as important as resume | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Interviewing skills as important as resume during a job search Lansing State Journal But if you're consistently getting first round interviews and not making it any further, it may be time to look at one aspect of job searching few people really...

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

The job of the resume is to talk for you, sell you to the recruiters, and Land you the interview!  So now that you have the interview, we should not rely on experience to land you the job.

 

Besides your experience and skills...why would you hire you for the position?  What makes you the best candidate for the job?  If everyone else had more experience and skills than you -- what strengths and competencies would separate you from the competition?

 

Do yourself a favor and reflect on the above three questions.  If you don't know why you are the best candidate how will the interviewer know?

 

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

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Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To #Interview; Consulting Firms Lead The Way | Glassdoor Blog

Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To #Interview; Consulting Firms Lead The Way | Glassdoor Blog | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Some companies are notorious for using interview processes that bring you back to the days of your college entrance exams. But which companies and industries have the toughest interview processes out there? Do candidates walk away with a positive or negative experience? Does a tough interview translate to satisfied employees? Glassdoor sheds light on all of these important questions with our report and analysis of the Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview.
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JOB #INTERVIEW questions and answers (Part 3): Tell me about yourself

Job interview questions and answers (Part 3): Tell me about yourself Find tons of jobs near you at http://www.snagajob.com Welcome to Job Hunters! Today we'r...

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

Regardless of what postiion you are applying for, being prepared to respond authentically and concisely to the question..."So tell me about yourself is wise to do.

 

Do you have your elevator speech perfected, and would like to share with us?  Would love to hear from you.

 

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

 

 

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Ilene Reed's curator insight, July 4, 2013 11:31 PM

Good and bad examples of the number one key questions,"So, tell me about yourself."

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What to Wear on An #Interview - Project Eve

What to Wear on An #Interview - Project Eve | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
You know your strengths and weaknesses, you've done research on the company and the job BUT you are struggling with what to wear on an interview.
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Putting your best foot forward is like wearing a sign that says to the employer "This position and this interview is important to me"


There is one more thing:  When you look your best, you feel your best, and it boosts your confidence.  Most everyone could use a boost of confidence when they are faced with an important interview.


So next time you have that important interview:

- Take the time to plan out what you are going to wear.

- Make sure that the attire is professional and appropriate for the interview setting. (There is a difference with what you would wear to the beach, gym, mall, and clubs) 


Not only will you look good you will feel good -- that can't be a bad thing right?


Lots of luck on acing your next interview.  Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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Camila A Garcia's curator insight, June 17, 5:04 PM

There is nothing more important than the first impression one gives to someone. When going to an interview, a person has to look its best with a suite if possible clean and in her/his best presentation. The first impression and how you dress is crucial to start the process of the interview with a positive ending. 

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The Weakest Link: #Interview Follow-Up

The Weakest Link: #Interview Follow-Up | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

It amazes me how many people do not follow up after an interview. 

I can't tell you how many times a hiring decision was down to 2-3 candidates.  The hiring manager then starts comparing everything to help him or her select one candidate over another.  Then they receive a genuine, well thought out thank you note from one candidate.  The decision is made:)

 

Hope this article and my humble advice help you ace your next interview, and of course land you the job!  Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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Mary Morony's curator insight, June 10, 9:02 AM

This is good to know.

Tammy Bedford's curator insight, June 17, 1:34 AM

worth a thought. Thank the interviewer.

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Top 10 #interview howlers: What not to say if you want the job - Telegraph

Top 10 #interview howlers: What not to say if you want the job - Telegraph | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
It's hard to know how to impress a future employer in an interview, so Chris Meredith, CEO at officebroker.com, has put together 10 essential tips
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

This is a great article that I am certain will get a smile out of you if you read it!

 

Although we have talked about all of these taboo phrases and responses, it can't ever hurt to re-learn and be reminded of what no to say.

 

Hey, is there anything else that should be on the list?  Would love to hear from you. 

 

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

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10 Things You Should Never Ask During a Job #Interview

10 Things You Should Never Ask During a Job #Interview | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
As for soon-to-be grads who will just be entering the job market, preparing, researching and asking good questions will put you in a better position to receive an offer. But, there are also plenty of bad questions that could ruin your chances....
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What to (Really) Wear to a Job #Interview: Expert Tips for Every Industry

What to (Really) Wear to a Job #Interview: Expert Tips for Every Industry | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Expert tips for 4 types of industries.
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Recording Online Video #Interviews: Everything You Need To Know

Recording Online Video #Interviews: Everything You Need To Know | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are about to be interviewed online, or need to record a quality video talk with a prestigious special guest, here is a good and comprehensive guide to everything you need to know.


From quality webcam alternatives, to microphones, lighting and backdrops, and recording software, Houston Neal has put together a useful reference that is useful for both PC and Mac users alike.


Useful. Resourceful. 8/10


Full guide: http://blog.softwareadvice.com/articles/crm/how-to-capture-great-web-interviews-1101212/




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Top 10 Things to Mention in an #Interview - Learnist.org

Top 10 Things to Mention in an #Interview - Learnist.org | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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#Interview Advice - Walt Disney

#Interview Advice - Walt Disney | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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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Mary O'Neill's curator insight, April 22, 1:07 PM

Great advice for everyday. Whistle while your work. Thanks Walt.

David Perry's curator insight, April 28, 7:57 AM

Wise advice.

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

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

Job #Interview - Comic Relief | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

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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Convincing an #Interviewer You Want to Downshift

Convincing an #Interviewer You Want to Downshift | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
An employer may be leery if you apply for a job with less responsibility and pay than the one you have. Here's how to make your case.
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Why Today's #Interview Process Is So Difficult - US News

Why Today's #Interview Process Is So Difficult - US News | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Find out why you're put through the wringer to get a job.
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The Questions Managers Want You to Ask During a Job #Interview

The Questions Managers Want You to Ask During a Job #Interview | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Examples of key questions to ask your interviewer when going through the job search process. (So interview is almost over and the interviewee hands over the baton to you to ask them a few questions. Please...

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Lori Judd's curator insight, June 20, 3:03 PM

Questions Managers Want You To Ask During A Job #Interview! 

Adriana Permingeat's curator insight, June 22, 1:21 PM

Interesting for my school project about Job Application

 

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Useful interview advice

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Discussing Your Gap Year at an #Interview

Discussing Your Gap Year at an #Interview | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
An employer's perspective on the value of your gap year travel, with practical advice on how to discuss and explain the benefits in an job interview.
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Excellent article...thank you so much for the suggestion! 

 

The interview will be concerned with the gap; however, most inerviewers really want to know that you have made good use of that time.

 

Did you volunteer, learn new skills, go back to school, help with an urgent family situation.  Please read on to gain more insight on how to discuss your gap.

 

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

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To Be a Better #Leader, Learn How to Learn

To Be a Better #Leader, Learn How to Learn | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Here’s the problem: More than ever before, change is the rule, not the exception, in business. Globalization means more competition. The technology that makes you better than your competition today is obsolete tomorrow. Any knowledge you already possess is depreciating at an accelerating rate. How do you cope with the instability of it all? 



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

Excellent tips!

 

I would like to offer one key philosophy that we at our company have been offering to our leaders.....Learning is not enough, we as leaders need to be constantly learning, unlearning, and re-learning.  The game has changed and the rules are evolving by the minute. 

 

Keep your running shoes on, the ride is exciting as long as you remain open, flexible, and adaptable to change.  Remember, if it is difficult...you are about to grow and learn something new. 

 

Hope you enjoy the article and my humble nuggets:)

 

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

 

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, May 17, 8:31 AM

learning and leading go hand in hand...change is the rule and development fuels change

Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, May 27, 7:50 AM

I would like to offer one key philosophy that we at our company have been offering to our leaders.....Learning is not enough, we as leaders need to be constantly learning, unlearning, and re-learning.  The game has changed and the rules are evolving by the minute. 

 

Keep your running shoes on, the ride is exciting as long as you remain open, flexible, and adaptable to change.  Remember, if it is difficult...you are about to grow and learn something new. 

 

Hope you enjoy the article and my humble nuggets:)

 

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

 

Christopher Janney's curator insight, May 28, 8:23 AM

The way we understand leadership today needs to evolve. Understanding that what you once knew that got you where you are is not enough to keep going is important. Understanding the new responsibilities and expectations of leaders is important. For instance, being a good leader sometimes means being a good follower. And as this article points out, a good leader is a consummate learner. Without that, the things you are leading people to have already passed and others are already on to the next thing. 

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24 Strange Questions You Might Hear During A Zappos Job #Interview

24 Strange Questions You Might Hear During A Zappos Job #Interview | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
How would you design a spice rack for a blind person?
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M. Nina Piccini's curator insight, May 14, 3:55 PM

Who wouldn't want to work for a company like this?  Sign me up!

Sandrina Vlahou's curator insight, May 25, 2:59 AM

Great for the interview text type in order to show the importance of asking open-ended questions. also great first lesson ice breaker!!!

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, May 26, 11:05 AM

Innovation begins with asking great questions...

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5 #Interview Tips

5 #Interview Tips | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Interviewing can be an awful lot like first dates.  You put so much time and effort into what you are going to wear, what you are going to say, and how to put your best foot forward.

 

The entire interview process surely can play its toll on a person.  Take a read on some tips to help you make the interview process a smoother more relaxing one.

 

Quick tip:  Think of the stress that you have bottled up as positive energy.  You need that energy in order to be at your best.  The key is to be purposeful and use your energy to your advantage. 

 

Smile, walk with energy, be alert, and be fully engaged.  Remember your technical skills and experience may have gotten you the invite for the interview; however, what will land you the job is your interpersonal skills and competencies. 

 

So don't be afraid to show your enthusiasm for the postiion and the company!

 

Wishing you the best of luck on your next interview.

 

Until next time....Live on Purpose!

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Mary Morony's curator insight, May 13, 9:33 AM

Seem like pretty good tips for say....uh....LIFE!

Renee Szporn's curator insight, May 13, 11:00 AM

This advice can be used for any situation, not just a job search.

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Ace your On-Screen #Interview

Ace your On-Screen #Interview | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

When it comes to hiring, more organizations are casting a wide net to find top talent. As such, they are incorporating technology into their recruiting processes.


It’s just not practical for companies to fly every potential candidate to their headquarters for an interview in person, so today’s job seekers need to be prepared for a recruiter to say the words "video interview." It can seem intimidating, especially if you’re not happy about the way you look on camera. But with these expert tips, you can learn to master the logistics of the video interview and spend your time focusing instead on wowing the company.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 9, 7:40 PM

More and more employers are relying on video interviews to screen candidates. Here are some tips on how to rock an on-screen job interview.

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Nice!!
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Multiple #interviews resulted in two job offers. Backing Out on an Accepted Job Offer

Multiple #interviews resulted in two job offers.  Backing Out on an Accepted Job Offer | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

I am sure that everyone has heard the term "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket."  Right? 

 

When it comes to job interviews, if you are savvy enough to get several job interviews during the same period of time -- you may find yourself with two job offers.  Sound wonderful right?

 

Well, not so much when you have already accepted a job offer.

 

Read on to hear some good advice to set the right expectations from the beginning.

 

Hope this helps. 

 

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

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Military World's curator insight, April 29, 4:36 AM

Very important when looking for a new job....

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Google's Head Of Hiring Gives His Best #Job Interview Advice

Google's Head Of Hiring Gives His Best #Job Interview Advice | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Read this before your next job interview.
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Excellent article with valuable insight!

 

I particularly agree with the fact that many people aren't able to convey how their attributes will add value to the role, department, and company.  If someone is a good story teller they should not forget the point of the story.

 

A model from my Interview Advice book will help you to stay on target,and bring home the results.  I refer to it as the CAR model that you can use for behavioral interview questions or when you want to tell a concise story while ending it on a high note with a positive outcome.

 

The C stands for Circumstances.  Describe concisely the circumstances around the story you are describing.  Who, What, When, and Where.

 

A stands for Action(s) - Descirbe the actions you took and who you involved.

 

R - stands for Results.  Describe not just with words; however, also include numbers and measures that are metrics that are important to the role and company.

 

For example, the solution resulted in an increase of revenue from ___ to ___, which exceed the revenue target by 70%

 

Hope you enjoy this article, and hope the model helps you ace your next interview!

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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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David Perry's curator insight, April 28, 7:59 AM

It truly takes all types.

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Leadership: #Interview Questions

Leadership: #Interview Questions | Interview Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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:)

 

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

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