Interview Tips (112)
As I've said before (many times), when it comes to job interviews, resumes, cover letters, salary negotiations, annual reviews, serendipitous encounters with industry "VIPs", etc. accomplishments are the coin of the realm.
That's why I recommend you put together a short list of some of your most impressive accomplishments and add to it as often as you can.
There's one particular interview question -- one that I can almost guarantee will come up in every interview -- and it catches a lot of candidates off-guard.
Do you want to know why?
Tell me if you can relate:
"Sometimes, I wish I could just open my head up, pull my brain out my skull, slap it down on the table, and say: 'This is me. This is what I can offer. Take it or leave it. But, please, let's stop with the silly and pretentious games.'"
You've earned the right to call yourself an experienced professional. You've put in your 10,000 hours of expertise. You've "paid your dues", so to speak.
Are you a huge fan of desserts? No matter how much calories they have in each bite, ignoring what our sweet tooth craves is just so close to impossible. But if you’re looking for a sweet shift from the usual, perhaps you might want to try having a flourless chocolate cake for a change.
References have an impact on your job candidacy. Therefore, you should be aware of the questions that may pop up during the reference checking process.
Understand hiring trends and beat the odds to get hired.
Have you been looking for a job for a few weeks? A few months? Are you able to determine what job opportunities are worth your time and energy? A lack of focus and a lack of the right information can easily leave you sidetracked.