What are They Really Looking to Learn in the Interview?

“I want to focus my answers during interviews on the question behind the question. What are they really looking to learn in an interview?”

chessWe’re playing chess, not checkers with this question. I like it!

Job search today is a marketing and sales process with one winner and lots of ‘others’”, according to ExecuNet Career Coach Don Weintraub.

You don’t want to be one of those “others.”

Our research tells us that to be seriously considered for a job you must capture a resume/LinkedIn profile reader’s attention in 10 seconds or less. That’s all the time you have to capture attention. To capture a resume/profile screener’s attention requires a short, impactful value proposition, plus a few other things.

Most job candidates are unclear about what makes them unique and therefore don’t know what they should count on to win when they do get into an interview situation.

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William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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