Parents at the Job Interview

Would you bring you parents to a job interview? Over the past few years, parental involvement in the hiring and interview process has increased significantly.  I’ve seen parents accompany their kids to the job interview and had calls from parents trying to negotiate salaries behalf of their children.  At best,  it’s something that gets talked about. It becomes a “can you believe what … Read more…

Behavioral Interview Questions & More

Three Common Types of Interview Questions There are three basic styles of interview questions used by HR and hiring managers.  Today, we’re going to explain them so you can prepare for your upcoming interview.  We’ll start with behavioral interview questions since they are the most common and then discuss traditional and structured questions as well.  When scheduling your interview with a … Read more…

Interview Tip – STAR

Interview Tip: How to be a STAR  The next time you find yourself in a behavioral interview, draw a little star across the top of your paper.  No, I’m serious.  STAR is my favorite acronym.  It’s a formula for job applicants to use when they’re answering interview questions.  STAR stands for Situation, Tasks, Actions & Results.  It is well-known by Human … Read more…

Resume Tips – Hobbies, References & Font

Resume Tips – Hobbies, References & Font Awhile back there was an entertaining AskReddit thread that came across my news feed.  “Employers of Reddit, what is the most unique/outrageous thing someone has put on a resume?”  I love these threads because they are real life examples of what people have done, and how it’s been received by the employer.  This one, … Read more…

Interview Body Language

Interview Body Language & Confidence Interviews are high-stress situations.  We spend a lot of time talking with clients on how to manage stress and be confident.  One of the most common pieces of feedback we give to people is “Don’t be afraid to brag.”  You will be far more successful at an interview if the hiring manager believes that you … Read more…