Advice for Acing Behavioral Interviews

Behavioral interviewing is a popular technique in wide use today, one that conceptually states that past performance is an accurate arbiter of future performance. Though it sounds simple enough, if you have never experienced a behavioral interview, it can present some challenges.

Being prepared for what […]

8 Non-Traditional Interview Questions – and How to Handle Them

Job-seekers are, by now, familiar with traditional interview questions, such as: “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” “How do you handle conflict?” “Do you work well with a team?”

While these questions may still play a role in interviews, recruiters are becoming more and more likely […]

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

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 […]

Pre-Employment Tests: What You Need To Know

Pre-employment tests are now coming to the fore when vetting potential employees.  They’ve been around for a long time, in one form or another, but finding the most suitable person for a position has become more challenging as employers attempt to tune their work force.

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90 Seconds to a Better Interview

By Fred Coon and Ron Venckus

Here is a great way to test yourself on your behavioral and interviewing acumen.

  1. Identify a company with which you have been trying to secure an interview. This becomes your “company name” in the question below.
  2. Pretend you are now […]

Executive Success

By: Ron Venckus

Harvard University conducted a study of its top graduates over a twenty year period and discovered three areas that mattered to their success:

1. IQ
2. Technical skills (TS)
3. Emotional Skills (EQ)

In addition, they found that […]

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