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Jun, 2018

How to Answer Impossible Interview Questions

How to Answer Impossible Interview QuestionsLet's talk about impossible interview questions:
            
They're the dreaded questions interviewers ask you about your career history, where -- if you answer them one way, you risk bad-mouthing your last employer and/or giving the interviewers ammunition to disqualify you from the role; but then, if you answer the other way, they'll simply not believe you, or worse, think you're a fool for making (what seems like) a silly career move.

Jun, 2018

8 Types of Job Interviews to be Ready for

8 Types of Job Interviews to be ready forWhether it's a phone screen, the final round, or another type of interview, make sure you adapt. Learn how. Here are 8 types of interviews to look out for.

In this article, I will define these for you, help you understand what to expect in each, and make your presentation sharper with valuable tips.

Jun, 2018

Prepare for Your Interview with These 5 Factors

Prepare for Your Interview with These 5 FactorsPreparing for a job interview the right way is critical. It's the difference between a nice conversation and a new job offer.
    
If you are prepping for an interview, please keep in mind the 5 factors listed below:

May, 2018

Make Clumsy Interviews A Thing Of The Past

Make Clumsy Interviews A Thing Of The PastYesterday, I received this email from John (an Interview Success Formula member who I predict is going to land his dream job pretty soon):

May, 2018

Who’d Get The Job: Candidate A or Candidate B?

Whod Get The Job Candidate A or Candidate BLast week, I received this reply (to one of these emails) from "S":

May, 2018

Winning Interviews – The Game has Changed

Winning Interviews The Game has ChangedThinking of switching careers or moving to a different company, but it’s been a while?

If you’re just getting back into the interview “game” after spending 10, 20, or even 30 years in your previous position, it may seem a bit more challenging than you recall.          

Why?

May, 2018

Why Do You Want This Job?

Why Do You Want This JobFolks often ask me how to best answer this question:        

"Why do you want this job?"    

Here's what I advise:

Apr, 2018

3 Types of Interview Answer You Should Avoid

3 Types of Interview Answer You Should AvoidHere are three (popular, but misguided) types of interview answers you should avoid at all costs next time you're in the hot seat:

Apr, 2018

How to Unearth Diamond-Grade Accomplishments

How to Unearth Diamond Grade AccomplishmentsAs I've said before (many times), when it comes to job interviews, resumes, cover letters, salary negotiations, annual reviews, serendipitous encounters with industry "VIPs", etc. accomplishments are the coin of the realm.

That's why I recommend you put together a short list of some of your most impressive accomplishments and add to it as often as you can.

Apr, 2018

The Stealth Interview Question

The Stealth Interview QuestionThere's one particular interview question -- one that I can almost guarantee will come up in every interview -- and it catches a lot of candidates off-guard.

Do you want to know why?