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Category Archives: Interviewing

  • The View from the Hiring Manager’s Desk

    Sure, interviewing for a job is difficult, but so is hiring. It wasn’t until I was a hiring manager that I realized how draining interviews can be from the decision-maker side of the table. Sifting through resumes, setting parameters for screening and shifting my own work… more

  • 7 Steps to a Successful Phone Screen Interview

    What’s the best advice for a successful phone screen interview? Treat it as you would a “real” interview. The purpose of a phone screen is for you and the employer to do an initial review to see if it makes sense to have more in-depth discussions. Some companies have som… more

  • Turn Shyness Into a Job Interviewing Strength

    Shyness doesn’t mean you can’t do well in interviews. The difference between stuttering and suffering through one-on-one interviews and presenting your best self comes down to preparation. “Make some of that preparation not just about what you’d like to discuss when… more

  • You Flubbed the Interview, Here’s How To Recover

    You polished your resume, donned your best outfit and arrived at the interview exactly on time – and then you said absolutely the wrong thing. You flubbed an answer. You used an inappropriate example. You forgot a basic fact. You bombed. You put your foot in it. You leave, p… more

  • How to Craft Your Success Stories for Interviews

    You dread job interviews. Surprise! So does the person interviewing you. The problem for most of us is that interviews seem to incorporate the worst parts of cocktail party chatter – superficial and staged – but have major consequences. The interview is a major factor i… more