205 results for tag: interviewing


How Do I Ace my Phone Interview?

Ann,  I have a phone interview next week and I don't think I do very well on them. What do I need to know get invited to a face-to-face interview? A phone interview is typically the very first step in an interview process, and a surprising number of ...
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Are You Interview-Ready?

You’re in job search… but how prepared are you for the phone to ring – right now?! What about the screening interview? Can you convey your unique value and bring your resume “alive”? Face-to-face interviews… Do you know how to engage ...
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I Look Pregnant. Do I Tell Interviewers I am Not?

Hi Ann, I'm enjoying your helpful tips on the ExecuNet website. My situation is unusual and I am hoping for some expert advice. I was laid off in January when I was 37 weeks pregnant, and delivered my son just two weeks later. Obviously, this had drastic ...
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What Do I Need to Get an Executive-level Job?

Can you give the top three things I have to execute to get an executive-level job and why they are important? 1) Skills: The best CFO in the world is not going to land a CIO role, so making sure that your specific skill set matches up what the company is ...
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What Are Questions Candidates Should Ask Recruiters?

What are some questions candidates should ask the recruiter? It’s normal for recruiters to be the ones asking the questions, but there must be questions that we job seekers should be asking them. Right? I think that is a terrific question. Before I ...
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Should I be Concerned the Position I’m Up For Has Been Vacant 13 Months?

The position I’m interviewing for has been vacant for 13 months. Should I be concerned it hasn’t been filled already? I’m worried maybe the hiring manager is being unrealistic or unclear in his own mind in terms of expectations for candidates or if ...
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Is Your Face Sabotaging Your Job Interview?

Have you ever thought an interview went great and were surprised to find out that the feedback was, "We'll pass."? There are hundreds of reasons a company will “pass” on a job applicant but only about 25% of the cause is out of our control. You cannot ...
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How Do I Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Prospective Manager

I have a job offer, but before I accept I'd like more information on the person I'd be working for to determine if we're a good fit. I met him in the interview of course, but would like a more behind-the-scenes look before I make this big move. How can I make ...
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Are You Blowing Your Biggest Opportunity in the Job Interview?

In a job interview, the biggest opportunity you have to  set yourself apart from the competition is asking the right questions. Subconsciously or consciously, assumptions are made by those we speak with regarding our intellect, personal agenda and overall ...
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What We Can Learn About Interviewing From Howard Stern

You may or may not be a fan of Howard's. I have my days. But we can learn something from him. Specifically, when it comes to interviewing people. You do it when hiring. Howard does it for his ginormous Sirius XM radio show (15 million listeners and most ...
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Was I the Victim of Bias?

There are many types of biases encountered during a job search; oftentimes, one doesn't even know if they were on the receiving end of a bias. In this glimpse into a Master Class session, Host Tony Vlahos, asked career strategist Andrea Briscoe to address ...
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Why Were 4 Job Offers Withdrawn?

First let me say thank you for giving members this opportunity! For 25 years, I was the Corp Director of HR/Payroll, for a multi-state healthcare provider of substance abuse/addiction treatment services. Despite completing numerous applications for employment ...
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