The wait after mailing out a bunch of resume can be frustrating as it can be mindnumbingly depressing. That’s the easy part. I can see you rolling your eyes.
First, you shouldn’t be waiting. You should be doing. You should be doing something. Mail out more resumes. Network. Attend toastmasters. Join a job club. Anything but waiting.
Here’s a part of the job search that’s actually hard.
Waiting before your first interview. That’s hard. You would think getting past the gatekeeper at Bridge Resume would be the part. And it is. Congratulations. You made it past level one.
Level two is harder than level one.
Interviews are hard.
The wait leading up the interview can be nerve whacking.
Becaused it’s showtime.
Because if you ace this interview, then you can breathe.
I said, “breathe,” not cocky or comfortable. Cause you head to Level three.
On that note, some generic question stuff is nice to know to.
Jacquelyn Smith wrote an article, “What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask, ‘What Are Your Hobbies?’” in which she gives you an edge by deciphering the intent behind the questions.
And she nails with this lead-in:
“When you’re in the hot seat answering questions such as, “What’s your greatest weakness?” and, “Why should we hire you?” — a query like, “What are your hobbies?” will probably seem like a piece of cake.
But before you start babbling about your lifelong obsession with horses or your newfound passion for baking, consider this: The hiring manager wants to get a better sense of who you are, so it’s important to think about which hobbies best showcase your strengths, passions, and skills — and then only discuss those in the interview.
“The employer is trying to determine whether you’d be a good fit, and getting insight into your interests, hobbies, and personality all help in evaluating that,” says Amy Hoover, president of the job board TalentZoo.”
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Peter Botting thinks you really should know the answer to these ten questions, presumably before you head into the interview – yeah, I know – duh…
Tell us about yourself.
- What are your biggest strengths?
- What is you biggest weakness?
- Why do you want to work here?
- Why should we hire you?
- Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
- What are your hobbies?
- Why did you leave your last job?
- Give an example where you have worked under pressure?
- Do you have any questions for us?
I have asked these questions so, so many times. And I can you that each of those questions can easily torpedo your interview and your job chances all by itself. You can head to Peter Botting’s article, “The top 10 interview questions you really should know the answer to,” for great advice on how to handle each of those questions.
Lastly, a really good article with the obvious title, “How Super Stars ACE the Job Interview!” I like it because I agree that the single most question you will face is “And, what questions do you have for me?”
How you question this question will say – really – everything about you. Are your questions thoughtful? Meaningful? Relevant? Intelligent? And so on…
“If you happen to have made it to the first, all-important step in the job-hunting process—the job interview—you certainly are to be congratulated! However, it’s at this stage that the real work begins. And you had better be well prepared, if you want to progress in the process. Why? Because, contrary to popular opinion, a job interview, any job interview, is designed to accomplish one primary goal: To exclude as many of the candidates as possible as quickly as possible—NOT to determine which candidates to include in the hiring pool!”
Good article, click here and read it…
Being offered the opportunity to showcase who you are and what you are during an interview is – or can be – priceless, as the commercial goes. I want you to be the most prepared and confident person heading into that room. so these article and search Landing On Your Feet Interview topic for more articles that will give you a leg up.