183 results for tag: interviewing


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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5 Must-Haves for a Successful Search

The start of a new year is an ideal time to look for a new job. But don’t make the mistake of following all the old rules. The job-search process has become a branding, packaging, marketing and sales process – with you as “the offering.” In this ...
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Recruiter Straight Talk on the Salary Expectations Question

One of the most common questions in a job interview is, "How much do you make?" We all know that as a job seeker, you don't want to answer that question, but you need to say something, since an outright refusal to answer will cause tension. Listen to Jeff ...
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Top 5 Resume Fails

Before you start a job search, understand that your resume will NEVER get you the job. The only thing your resume can do is get you an interview. Once you get to the job interview, you must act as though your resume does not exist. What can prevent your ...
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How to Interview Your Candidates for Culture Fit

Don't. I'm about to make a statement for which I’ll take endless grief. You may vehemently disagree and I can understand that. But I'm compelled to share my conclusion, after 25 years in executive search and building four companies. Here it ...
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Recruiter Straight Talk on the Unemployed Executive

It's a very good market for job seekers. That being the case,  take a breath before you up and quit your job. There's still some stigma attached to being an unemployed job seeker, and being employed gives you a better position in compensation negotiations. ...
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From the Saddlebag: Recruiter Perspective on Age Bias, Employment Gaps, and Other Common Resume Challenges

From the Saddlebag: Season 1: Episode 15 The job search trail can be lonesome and treacherous. To help you through the dark and dusty parts, you’ll want to take along a guide you can really trust. In our From the Saddlebag series, Master Class Host Tony ...
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