Interview Advice (67)
Learning how to get further information from a potential employer is a skill. Here’s how to follow-up on a job interview without being a pest.
Looking for a job is stressful enough. You have to make certain preparations in order to lessen the butterflies in your stomach throughout the interview and follow-up process.
No matter how much you want to get out of your workplace, you still have to make an effort to leave a good impression. Keep in mind that your reputation will follow you everywhere, so being professional is important until the very end.
Now that you’ve been called in for an interview, this is your chance to let the best of you shine through. Ensure you present your best (especially if you don’t want to go through the job search process all over again).
One thing I’ve noticed while working as a Recruiter and Interview Coach is that a lot of my candidates and clients struggle with answering competency or behavioral interview questions during job interviews. In fact, many times the main reason that the candidate got rejected after their interview is the fact they haven’t provided relevant and detailed enough examples.
Each employer, when recruiting, has a list of criteria or competencies they desire from their future recruit. In the past employers would ask the interviewee around 10 competency based interview questions, designed to uncover “what you can do.”
Believe it or not, some hiring managers prefer throwing out an oddball interview question just to throw you off. Though these silly questions may not have a right answer, it is important not to lose your composure. Keep your cool and you’ll ace the question like a pro.
By Chris Delaney
How do you feel about influencing a job interview? Would you be happy to know that you were only offered the job due to your skills as a manipulator? Does coercing the interviewer give you the right to an increase in salary?
The interview process doesn’t stop once you step out of the room. Following up is essential, though most job seekers never do. A proper follow-up helps you further connect with hiring managers.
Going to a job interview requires confidence, courage and preparation. However, it is normal to feel anxious knowing that you’re a couple of minutes away from a possibly life-changing interview. The last thing you need is to let your nervousness ruin your performance and cost you the job. To avoid this, consider these tips for combating your nerves before the interview.
Most job seekers get frustrated when it comes to specifying their desired salary range for the job they’re applying for. Some simply have no idea what a proper answer would be when asked about it during a job interview. It certainly would be nice if employers would name their salary range first, but it doesn’t typically work out that way.