189 results for tag: interviewing


What Do I Need to Know Before a Phone Interview With a Recruiter?

What suggestions do you have for job seekers who are preparing for a phone interview with a recruiter?  Preparing for a phone interview is essentially the same as preparing for a live meeting, with a few key differences. By its very nature, occasiona...
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How Prepared is Your Proof?

Your "proof" is your accomplishments which support your value proposition. There will be 3-5 core accomplishments that really proved what you bring to the table, and some will be more relevant to a particular job than others. You'd, of course, focus on the ...
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Telling Your Story in Different Ways

You've got one story. It your story. But it's told on different platforms. Do you present your story in different ways based on the platform? Yes, you do. Listen to ExecuNet Career Strategist Saundra Botts explain. This is an excerpt from the ...
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Let Them Fall in Love FIRST, Then Tell What Kind of Ring You Need!

Interview hints from a recruiting pro …the Dos, the Don’ts, and the Don’t Even Think About Its! As a job seeker, it can be exciting yet daunting when you get a call from one of the companies on the top of your list to set up a job interview with ...
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The 7 Deadly Interview Sins

As executive recruiters, we are often coaches of senior executives heading for potentially huge new opportunities and we get to hear client feedback within hours. A lot of things can go wrong, but some of them are simple to address. Here are the "Seven ...
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What Do I Tell Interviewers About the Illness That Stalled My Job Search?

I recently signed up with ExecuNet to seek assistance with my job search. I left my position in mid-November and two weeks later I was diagnosed with cancer and required an operation. I am fine now but needed a couple of months to recover before starting ...
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What Makes a Great Story?

People respond to storytelling. That's been true for thousands of years. When you are looking for a job, you'll be most effective if you're able to tell your story and incorporate what you can do for the company interviewing you. You want to create an image ...
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Recruiter Straight Talk on His Desired Candidate Interview Approach

Straight talking executive recruiter Jeff Hyman talks about the approach candidates who succeed take when interviewing with him. If you want to improve your interviewing performance, listen to what he has to say. This is an excerpt from ExecuNet Master ...
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Why Didn’t I Get the Job?!

Recruiters and hiring managers don’t really explain why I didn’t get the job. Why won’t they tell me, and how can I correct my mistakes if they don’t? The short answer on this one is… lawyers. Because there are so many laws these days that can ...
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Why Storytelling is the New Persuasion

We are a race of storytellers. It's what we remember. It's what we respond to. These days, in job search it's vital to be able to tell your story, make the interviewers see in their minds, how you are going to make a difference for them. The job offers come ...
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Job Search Advice You Can’t Do Without

Here are some questions for you: Is your résumé opening doors or closing them? Are you not getting interviews for the executive roles you want, despite having excellent qualifications? Are you feeling stuck behind one or more of these job search roadbloc...
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The Best Way to Handle the Most Common Interview Question

"So tell me about yourself." Hard to imagine a job interview without this one being thrown at you. The question seems harmless but it can trip you up. The answer really should not be framed in an "all about me" manner, nor should it be a regurgitation of ...
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