Tag Archives: interviews

Leaving “I” out of your interview answers is NOT noble. Use a 4-step process to answer interview questions

When I ask my workshop attendees to answer an interview question, some of them refuse to talk about their role in a past assignment. An article on Recruiting Blogs details this problem job seekers have, the unwillingness, or inability to describe their role in … Continue reading

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Can we have a little transparency at the interview, please?

  A conversation with my daughter in the past aroused in me emotions of both concern and relief. Two conflicting emotions you’re thinking. Yes, two conflicting emotions, but the feeling that stays with me is the feeling of relief. The feeling of relief … Continue reading

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Younger interviewers, 9 reasons why you should not discriminate against older workers

As a followup to 5 reasons why older workers should not discriminate against younger interviewers, this is the flip side of age discrimination. I hate seeing trepidation in the eyes of my older workers. It concerns me and then I get angry. The reason … Continue reading

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10 ways to beat the interview nerves

Have you been so nervous during an interview that you temporarily forget your name or what your previous title was? It happens. Have you been so nervous that the cup of water you’re holding is shaking beyond control? Sure, it … Continue reading

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Talk more; 5 reasons why your job search and performance at work require it

This article contrasts one I wrote on talking too much. What’s the balance many, including I, wonder? We’ve all been in the presence of people who don’t talk much, if at all. It can be frustrating or downright agonizing, particularly … Continue reading

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7 tips for your interview stories

If you’ve read my posts, you probably realize I like to begin them with a story. I do this because stories are an effective way to get your point across to readers. The stories I’m talking about in this post are the … Continue reading

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4 components employers are looking for in job candidates.

A Forbes magazine’s article, Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions,  confirmed what employers are looking for in candidates. This is not new news; employers want people who can 1) do the job, 2) will do … Continue reading

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