Job Interviews Tips

How to Beat the Competition at the Job Interview

How to Beat the Competition at the Job Interview

Congratulations! Whether you wrote your resume yourself or got a little help, it has done it’s job of getting you to the next step of your job hunt – an interview. Now here’s how to beat the competition at the job interview. Before we get started… Some of you may have friends willing to go this far…

The post interview thank you letter you don't want to send

The Post-Interview Thank You Letter You Don’t Want to Send

After interviewing what felt like 100 people yesterday, I received three thank you letters. Of the three, only one got it right. What confuses most people is that they truly believe a thank you letter is simply a ‘thank you’. It’s not! It’s your second chance at selling your skills and promoting your personal brand. It’s…

10 Reasons You’re Not Getting the Job

Why haven’t you gotten a job, or the job you want? Do you find you’re second runner up or not even in the race? We are in the middle of a tough market where companies are drowning in resumes and layoffs are rampant. The competition is fierce and you simply can’t afford make a mediocre…

Seven Smart Questions to Ask The Interviewer

Years ago, almost right out of school, I applied to a job for which I was obviously under qualified. I was armed with two things: A horribly written resume – Having very little experience in the job market and absolutely no idea how to write a decent resume, I did something I warn everyone against…

Essential Interview Do’s and Don’ts

Here is a great video with excellent advice on the basic Do’s and Don’ts of interviewing.

The 7 WORST Things To Say At a Job Interview

If you’ve made it to the job interview, chances are you’ve worked hard to get there. You’ve polished up your resume and cover letter, prepared for the interview and are now in front of the hiring manager. Here’s where you impress the hiring manager and convince him/her that you’re the person for the job. Either due to…

4 Job Interview Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Chances

I’ve been on both sides of the interviewing process. I’ve been interviewed and have interviewed hundreds if not thousands of applicants as a recruiter. Some of the things people do are downright entertaining. I’ve had applicants bring their kids to interviews, answer their cell phone and even bring their lunches. It goes without saying that,…