How to handle your insecurities in a job interview

  Smile If you get nothing from this post, get this: smile, smile, smile, in the job interview. A candidate that is always smiling will appear comfortable and confident with themselves. Recruiters and hiring managers want to surround themselves with comfortable and confident. Wouldn't you? If you think you have a shortcoming, forget about it. … Continue reading How to handle your insecurities in a job interview

The real goal of the phone screen, why so many candidates don’t receive an in-person interview

  Phone screen The phone screen, also known as the phone interview is a critical first step towards a job offer. The first interview is usually over the phone and can be conducted by the recruiter or the hiring manager. If a recruiter or hiring manager is contemplating 5-7 resumes, the goal of the phone … Continue reading The real goal of the phone screen, why so many candidates don’t receive an in-person interview

Most common job interview mistakes

The usual suspects (we are talking about interview mistakes) Common mistakes, the Usual Suspects The following tips are provided by your typical HR/recruiter blog posts. We don't care for this advice because, at the end of the day, the advice is too general. Following the below advice is the bare minimum of interview performance. We … Continue reading Most common job interview mistakes

The number 1 question a candidate can ask in a phone interview

Let's start with the usual questions that set candidates up for failure What is the number 1 challenge you are working on right now?  (Do not ask this in a phone interview) Can you tell me about the benefits package? (Do not ask this) What are you looking for in a successful candidate? (Do not … Continue reading The number 1 question a candidate can ask in a phone interview

Thank you email, the cherry on your interview

Thank you emails Should you be writing a follow-up email after your job interview or informational interview? Yes, absolutely, don't put it off and don't think twice about it. Just write the email. Why are we so passionate about thank you emails? A number of reasons and we will just provide a few. An interview … Continue reading Thank you email, the cherry on your interview