Posts Tagged 'Interview Questions'

The Most Important Question…Tell Me About Yourself

Thelisa LavergneThe Tell Me About…question is one of the most common starting point for the majority of interviews.  These infamous words, “Tell Me About…..” is the interviewer’s opportunity to begin what is called a series of open ended questions, geared toward getting the dialogue between you and the interviewer started.  Continue reading ‘The Most Important Question…Tell Me About Yourself’

Happy Anniversary Blogforce

This year marks the 10th anniversary for our blog. Yes, that means it’s time to celebrate! In ten years a myriad of changes have taken place, such as the popularity of blogging, social media and the way we use both to stay informed and find jobs. No longer are the days where we have to travel from company to company dropping off resume’s and filling out application. Today, you can sit at home, log onto your computer and apply to dozens of jobs before dinner. Oh, how times have changed.

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Interviewing-101

DavidWe all become a little anxious when an employer schedules us for an interview. A little bit of anxiety can be good, but it can also be uncomfortable.

Let’s switch roles for a moment. You are employed, your Office Manager informs you that the HR Representative will be out for a period of time and he/she would like YOU to conduct an interview this week! I feel anxious just writing about it. But relax. I have a few suggestions that will help you conduct an effective interview without having to frantically search Google for help.
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Hiring-101

DavidJob seekers today have a wealth of information in books and online about how to best “perform” during an interview; how to answer interview questions that best fit a particular industry; basically how to give good . . . rather excellent presentations during an interview. So that job seekers are well informed on how to “play the game,” I even teach job seekers how to present themselves.

But how does an employer muddle through the numerous applicants and select the best one?
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The Independent Team Player

Photo 57 (2)Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The day when 13 colonies decided the team they had been a part of was no longer working for them, so they declared their independence and formed a new nation—The United States of America!
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Storytelling + Interviews

Whether it’s in a painting, photograph, movie, song, commercial, video, or a good-ol’ book – we all love a good story. However, I never thought to connect the art of storytelling to interviewing until I read an article on applying storytelling skills in interviews. Consequently, storytelling has become more important to me in my work. Continue reading ‘Storytelling + Interviews’

Hiring that Entrepreneurial Spirit, not the Entrepreneur

CorneliusI have a lot of experience when it comes to interviewing. I have been the interviewer and the interviewee on several occasions, and one of the most unnerving questions asked during any interview is “where do you see yourself in five years?” Most of the time, people with an entrepreneurial spirit, although they plan on being with the company for the long run, also have personal goals outside the job. That’s why this question can be a deal maker or deal breaker. I believe that every company would want someone with an entrepreneurial spirit rather than a person who is simply an entrepreneur. These are the people who challenge the norm, have original opinions that move a discussion forward, and act with tenacity and determination.
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