Category: Interviews

How To Stand Out In An Interview

How to set yourself apart from everyone else is one of the hardest things to do in an interview. Face it; no matter how great your experience, how extensive your education or how perfect your personality, there will always be a competitor who scores just a tiny bit higher than you do. So what can […]

What Questions Do You Have? The Interview Basics

By Phil Berbig Over the years I have had the opportunity to interview people for a variety of different positions. No matter what I was interviewing for, there was always one thing that could almost instantly shut down the conversation; at the end of my inquiries, I would ask the prospective employee, “What questions do […]

Oh the crazy things job seekers do…

By Phil Berbig Sometimes it’s hard to know if people do unusual things because they don’t know they are doing them or because they actually think it’s okay.  Case in point; the things job seekers sometimes do when they are interviewing for that dream job…or even just that filler job to tide them over till […]

What Interviewers Wish They Could Tell Every Job Candidate

Jeff Haden hit the nail on the head with his article on “What Interviewers Wish They Could Tell Every Job Candidate.” Consider what an interview is on a very basic level, it’s a conversation, so why would you treat it any differently? Haden lists the 9 items an interviewer wants to share with the job […]

How to Ace a Phone Interview

It is becoming more and more common for your first interview to be a phone interview. Some companies will even have you go through a few rounds of phone interviews with multiple people before they even ask you to come in for a face-to-face interview. Therefore, it is more important than ever to know how […]

Three Ways to Greatly Increase Your Job Search Success Rate

If you have been job searching for a while, or just starting out, there are certain things you can do that will greatly increase your chances of landing that perfect job.  These things all require a little effort on your part, but the payoff can be HUGE.  These three things will separate you from the […]

Interview Bombing…It’s not so bad!

Have you ever left a job interview feeling utterly deflated? So much anticipation and excitement…  and in some unfortunate cases, the overwhelming desire of landing the job to free you from your current situation.  It’s heartbreaking to walk away in a daze wondering what happened. But wait, take a moment to pause and think about […]

Be a STAR at Interviewing!

If you settled on this week’s blog it’s because you’re wondering how best to answer behavioral interview questions. The simple answer is that you should use the STAR method. Behavioral interview questions as discussed a couple of weeks ago is simply, questions that require you to answer based on a situation. These questions can include: […]