Posts Tagged ‘interviewing’

Video Friday – Interviewing Skills

December 17th, 2010

Sometimes you need to assess your skills, look at what you could be doing better. Today, we’re going to look at interviewing skills.

So what did we learn?

  • Always practice your answers and be prepared
  • Always tell the truth – you will be caught if you lie
  • Always carry extra copies of your resume with you to an interview – you never know when one might have a drink spilled on it or break

What did you learn from this video?

Have a good weekend folks!


5 You May Have Missed – Interviews

November 17th, 2010

Each Wednesday, jw’s job blog brings you a few blog articles you may have missed.Whether it’s tough questions or things you need to keep in mind when interviewing, the articles in today’s entry will give you things to think about when your next interview is upon you.

The Importance of Being Busy via Ed Han

9 Things Recruiters Look for When They Interview You via Impact Hiring Solutions

Twitter Users are More Likely to Get Job Interviews via Keppie Careers

8 Interview Questions for Older Worker via Interns Over 40 (Scroll down to middle of the page to read the article.)

Not So Common Sense Interview Strategies via Wall Street Journal

What are some of your favorite interview tips?


Interview Nightmares

June 25th, 2010

You think your last interview was a nightmare?

A friend sent me a link to this video.  Now, before you blame me for just regurgitating the latest viral You Tube video, I want to blame someone else explain why I’ve chosen to share.

Today, while attending the NC Tech 4 Good conference at UNC, I was reminded that it is beneficial to have some light content to help connect with folks when using social media – facebook, twitter, bloggging and the like. And of late, I have found myself in discussions with folks about the pitfalls of interviewing — the importance of the manner by which you should treat everyone from the receptionist to the interviewer with care and politeness, the odd sorts of questions that have been asked, the need to thoroughly research a company and position before going to the interview.

When this was forwarded to me, I knew that it highlighted the importance of all these things — and just how not to do things or hope you don’t encounter such on your next interview.

Hopefully, you will get a chuckle out of this, as I did. Remember, next time you have an interview that goes awry, it could be worse.