“Why Do You Want This Job?” How to Answer this Common Interview Question

By | October 27th, 2017|Interview Tips, Interviewing|

Such a question is typically saved by interviewers for second interviews, although at times, the “Why do you want this job?” inquiry may show up in a first interview; albeit, with any luck, toward the end of the conversation. After all, an interview is a [...]

Informational Interviews: Understanding the Basics

By | October 18th, 2017|Career Advice, Career Development, Interviewing, Job Search Tips, Networking|

What is an informational interview? Also referred to as an “informational conversation”, an informational interview is a type of meeting where job seekers attempt to obtain guidance on their career of choice, industry, as well as the corporate culture of a potential future place of employment. Meanwhile, [...]

How to Let Your Interviewer Know You’re a Perfect Cultural Fit

By | September 2nd, 2017|Company Culture, Interview Tips, Interviewing|

Let’s say that you’re a top-flight programmer, but you’ve decided that you’re not going to work just anywhere.  After figuring out exactly what you wanted to do, you took the time to do additional research and figure out precisely where you wanted to do it. The problem remains, however, that [...]

Five Initial Signs That Your Job Interview Went Well

By | August 23rd, 2017|Interview Tips, Interviewing, Job and Career Transition|

Of course, the ultimate sign of a successful job interview is being informed that you’ve secured the position. There are, however, some other -- more immediate -- signals that a prospective employer may be seriously interested in you as a candidate. Here, we review some direct indications that [...]

Relocating? 4 Guidelines for Performing a Long-Distance Job Search

By | August 9th, 2017|Career Change, Interviewing, Job and Career Transition, Job Search, Job Search Tips, Relocation|

As we know, technology (notably, the Internet) has made job seeking considerably easier in recent times. The term, “pounding the pavement” has become all but obsolete; and while face-to-face networking is still recommended in many fields, the concept of visiting company after company to drop [...]

8 Ways to Determine a Company’s Culture During Your Job Interview

By | August 5th, 2017|Career Development, Interview Tips, Interviewing, Job and Career Transition, Workplace Issues|

What is company culture? The shared values, beliefs, and practices of an organization’s employees and leaders are the components of a company's culture. These beliefs and practices determine how employees and management treat one other, handle business transactions, and interact with clients, customers, and shareholders. Why [...]

How to Prepare the Night Before a Big Job Interview

By | July 27th, 2017|Interview Tips, Interviewing|

There are few things more daunting than being in the preparatory transition toward a new career path. Often, people will prepare for weeks (or months) for a single meeting. And that preparation is never misplaced. After all, what can be of greater importance to the [...]

Tips for Appearing Confident During a Job Interview (Even When You Aren’t)

By | July 8th, 2017|Behavioral Interviewing, Interview Tips, Interviewing|

According to Rebecca Temsen; author, entrepreneur, and cofounder of the motivational blog site, “Self Development Secrets”; “One of the most important ingredients of a well-lived, enjoyable life is self-confidence”. She continues that while “[confident people] encounter the same problems as everyone else… they routinely rise [...]

Interview Advice: Answering the Question, “What is Your Greatest Weakness?”

By | June 30th, 2017|Behavioral Interviewing, Interview Tips, Interviewing|

Why do interviewers ask you to describe your greatest weakness?  There are actually numerous answers to this question that are often interrelated.  This potentially “lose-lose” scenario tests a number of aspects regarding your personality and mental acuity. Why is it a “lose-lose” situation?  If you [...]