Alan Carniol

Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 02:21

Dress to Impress in Your Next Job Interview

Interview AttireYour attire is an important element of any job interview. Since you are facing your prospective employer, you have to create a positive impression from the get-go. Before you say anything, the interviewer will already be judging you based on what you’re wearing.

Answers for a Behavioral Interview Before we proceed, let’s understand exactly what a behavioral interview is. It’s a kind of job interview wherein the questions are focused on your behavior and performance in your past working experiences. Almost all employers include behavioral interview questions in their job interviews.

Saturday, 13 July 2013 05:49

Basic Questions for Every Career Changer

For most of us, there comes a point in life when you wish everything could be different. This is certainly the case when it comes to your career. Even now, you might be thinking about changing your career. If so, then there are some things you should definitely consider during this transitional time in your life.

Friday, 12 July 2013 07:32

10 Ways Not to Blow a Job Interview

Interview TipsGoing on job interviews can be exhausting. Since the economy doesn’t seem to be getting much better, however, acing that interview is essential to getting ahead in your career.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:15

Identifying Mistakes in Your Job Search

The hardest thing about looking for a job is that there isn’t a set of defined rules to get a job; there are only guidelines, which can only take you so far. What makes it even harder is the stress that comes with it from not getting any real feedback aside from a “Thank you for your time.”

Thursday, 04 July 2013 08:35

3 Things that Scare off Employers

Scare EmployersLooking for a job is a lot like hunting: You take every opportunity to try to lure in a target. You use baits in order to gain their attention, but when you set off alarms, you scare them off. Employers are like this, too. When they see all the right things in you, they’ll let you in, but if they see bad signs, their alarms go off and they’ll avoid you.

Nonverbal CommunicationIt’s common knowledge that your answers are what matter the most in a job interview. The truth, however, is that that’s only half the story. Interviewers also check for nonverbal cues, which help them decide whether to hire you or not.

Why Hire YouJob interviews are set up for the purpose of finding out why a company should hire you. In essence, everything you’re going to say throughout the interview should be an answer to that question. Therefore, when the time comes, you should be ready to answer this important question.

Describe your positionInterviewers have different interviewing styles. Some like to start the interview by saying, “Tell me about yourself,” while others prefer to start by saying to the applicant, “Describe your current position.”

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 21:12

6 Bad Reasons to Change Careers

Career ChangeThe everyday grind from work has made you think twice about your current career. It’s making you doubt whether this is really the position you want to be in. It’s been years since you really felt any passion for your work. Now, you’re just going through the motions.