Interview Questions to Ask

The Worst Interview Questions to Ask Imagine you’re on a first date, and things are going pretty well. You feel the chemistry and are getting excited about a second date. Your partner stares deep into your eyes and asks, “Do you have any concerns about me that I can address?” or better yet, “How do I measure up against the other people … Read more…

Traditional Interview Questions

The Seven Most Common Interview Questions How nice would it be to go into an interview already knowing all of the questions you were going to be asked?  Unfortunately, most employers won’t give you the interview questions in advance.  Today we’re going to break down seven of the most common interview questions that hiring managers ask. Now, here’s the deal, we … Read more…

Behavioral Interview Examples

Behavioral Interview Examples Behavioral interview questions are prevalent in large organizations.  Employers use them because there is a belief that past behaviors are strongly related to how people behave in the future.  So if you were able to drive results in your last job, chances are you’ll do the same in the new position. Today we’re looking at some of the … Read more…

What to Bring to an Interview

What to bring to an interview? Do you ever wonder what to bring to an interview?  It’s always pretty amazing to see what people show up with.  I’ve had ringing cellphones, family photo albums, and even other people. Most HR and hiring managers have seen some rather odd things.  Our interview coaching clients often ask us what to bring to their … Read more…

Write an Awesome Interview Thank You Note

Write an Awesome Interview Thank You Note A well-crafted interview thank you note could be the tie-breaker that sets you apart from your competition and helps you get the job. If you’re even remotely interested in the position, I strongly recommend sending a note. While it’s standard interview advice, most applicants still skip this step for some reason. Here are … Read more…

Building Rapport: Making Small Talk Work for You

Building Rapport: Making Small Talk Work for You Every interview starts with a casual conversation; maybe it is about the weather, sports, or even traffic.  The hiring manager wants to put you at ease and avoid any awkward silence before the interview officially starts. It’s pretty well-known that small talk is an essential factor in building rapport for a long … Read more…

Video Interview Tips

Video Interview Tips: How to Get the Job Imagine an interview where you record your responses into a camera with no one watching.  You’re given a question to respond to and a countdown to start talking.  You give your best response to your webcam and then hit stop.  You might see your face on the screen as you are recording or … Read more…

Illegal Interview Questions

Have you ever been asked questions at a job interview that didn’t seem relevant or made you uncomfortable? Illegal interview questions are not job-related and target information about a job applicant that can be discriminatory.  Generally speaking, HR teams do a lot of work to make sure that hiring managers don’t ask questions that are above boards, but these questions still get … Read more…

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…