Archive for the 'Hiring Practices' Category

Interviewing Skills Coach

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Thank you so much for being such an extraordinary “early morning” interviewing skills coach.  Your skill in providing insight into my communication style was spot-on.  Today during my interview, I was relaxed and the interview that was for 1 hour went to 1.5 hours and the interviewer closed for a second interview.  The time flew [Read More..]

DO’s and DON’T’s – TIPS for Interview Preparation

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Do – an inventory of what you have to offer. This includes the skills that are not “knowledge based.” Often the skills you have which are consider “softer skills” can make the difference between your skill set and the next person who is equally qualified as far as the job responsibilities. An example would be, [Read More..]

Behavioral Interviewing Questions Are About Your Past Behavior Carole Martin

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Is this a new technique? No, it’s been around since the 70′s when industrial psychologists developed a way of “accurately” predicting whether a person would succeed in a job. They concluded if candidates were asked questions that requested examples of past behavior it would be an indicator of their future behavior. What is the difference [Read More..]


Saturday, March 1st, 2014

“Why has it taken you so long to find a job.” Select the strongest answer (A) Because the job market is so tight, I did not run out and try to get just any job. I took my time, thinking about finding the “right” job. I went on some informational interviews to find out what [Read More..]

Not asking questions

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

It is extremely important to ask  the right questions. • When asked, “Do you have any questions?” if you answer “No,” it is the WRONG answer! • Asking questions gives you the opportunity to show your interest. (The best questions come from listening to what is said and asked during the interview. Ask for additional [Read More..]