Job Interviews

VIDEO: Interview Questions to Watch Out For

Know what interviewers plan on asking before you’re even in the room

Interviews are nerve-wracking because many applicants don’t know what to expect. What questions will pop up? What kind of personality will their interviewer have?

If you’re worried about an upcoming interview, check out this quick video. We asked a few of our top recruiters what their go-to interview questions are, and they even detailed a few of their favorite answers.

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Asking the Interview Question: Show Your Interest in the Job

Prove you’re looking for more than a paycheck

We work to get paid. That’s a fact. And interviewers know that—but what they’re really looking for is genuine interest in the job.

An interviewer wants to see an applicant engaged with the position and company, an individual with a certain expertise who understands the company’s mission, brand, and values.

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Coping with Job Search Rejection

Keeping your spirits high when interviews are down.

Interviews are tough. Not getting an interview is even tougher. You can spend hours and hours just searching for jobs to apply for, then spend several more hours filling out applications. And all that work doesn’t even guarantee an interview.

It’s natural to feel down; to want to give up. But you have to dust yourself off, roll up your sleeves, and dive into the job search again. Easier said than done right? Here are a few tips to keep things moving.

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VIDEO: How Much Should You Share About Your Past Job in an Interview

The truth, the whole truth, or something a bit less than the truth?

Plenty of folks freeze up when interviewers ask what they thought about a past job. Should you reveal how bad it was (if it was bad)  or embellish to make it sound a bit better? Do they need to know what you REALLY thought about your boss?

The answer? Keep things positive! Not sure what that means? A few of our top interviewers are here to help in this handy video.

 

 

 

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Introducing a New Blog Series: Questions to Ask After the Interview

Always come prepared with questions!

In our previous blog series, Answering the Interview Question, we focused on the interview questions you wanted help with. Everything from where you see yourself in five years and why you’re leaving your current job to what your co-workers would say about you in three words.

Now we’re focusing on another, often overlooked part of the interview that’s just as important: questions to ask after the interview.

Interviewers want you to ask questions to gauge your interest in the company. Before we get started on the blog series proper (where we’ll focus on three questions each month), let’s go over a few general things to keep in mind.

 

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Answering the Interview Question: If You Could Change Something about Your Past (Or Current) Job, What Would It Be?”

They just want to get to know you

Many job seekers get stumped by this question because they make it much harder than it needs to be. They either say too little (so they aren’t complaining about a past job), or say too much too much (which can make an interviewer think they were a problem employee).

So long as you’re honest, answering the question can be easy. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be just fine.

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VIDEO: Top Interviewer Pet Peeves

Interview mistakes to avoid

When you’re in an interview, have you ever found yourself wishing you could read your interviewer’s mind? That way you’d be able to answer every question perfectly, never make any mistakes, and get the job.

Unfortunately, we can’t help you discover your inner telepathic superhero. However, we can connect you with interviewers that will tell you, point blank, what they don’t like to see in interviews.

At a recent event, we asked a few of our top interviewers what their interview pet peeves are. Here’s what they had to say!

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