Job Interviews

What are 10 Tips that you can incorporate to boost your Interviewing Skills, according to Carole Martin, a Monster Contributing Writer?

  2.02.2012   Parker   Job Interviews   No comments

I found this great article by Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer, on how to boost your Interview Skills. I could not agree more! Take a quick look and see what

What are 5 out-of-date job search tactics being used?

  31.01.2012   Parker   Job Interviews   No comments

According to Liz Ryan of BusinessWeek,  there are 5 out-of-date job search tactics that are killing job opportunities. Click here to ensure your doing the right thing! Parker

When interviewing for an internal job opening is it necessary to send a thank you note to the people who interviewed you? If so, is an email acceptable, or is a hand written note better?

Yes, you should. It depends on the situation, which type. If they are going to make a decision in the next hour or so, then send an email. If they

What is the BIGGEST mistake that people make when they begin the interviewing process?

People don’t really know who they are! Or at worst, they don’t know how to communcate who they are to others! Before you begin writing your résumé, making phone calls,

How much is your Personal Brand Equity worth?

What is your Personal Brand Equity? There are two components when you are talking about Personal Brand equity:  tangible and intangible. Tangible refers to how much your product brand (skills)

I have a friend that says he always uses one word of profanity such as “damn” or “hell” during an interview to show maturity and that he is relaxed. Is this a good thing?

Absolutely not! Using any type of profanity does not show maturity, in fact it is the opposite. Being too relaxed is not where one should be during an interview. Of

When arriving at the office for your interview, the appropriate protocol when introducing yourself to the receptionist is to state your full name, announce with whom you have the interview, the time of your appointment.

When greeting a receptionist for an interview appointment, you should state your full name first. For example, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), my name is John Smith and I have a

I have heard that men are to wear over-the-calf socks when wearing a suit. Is this true?

Knee-length socks, also known as over-the-calf, should always be worn with a suit and tie, or for that matter, any business occasion. This includes business casual. The reason is that

Is it mandatory that I wear suit to an interview since I am interviewing for a business casual environment? My friend told me that no men wear jackets at all in the office where I am applying. Any thoughts?

Although many corporate cultures support business casual attire, it is always wise to wear a suit to an interview. The definition itself of “Business Casual” varies from business to business,

Nervous habits tend to me more prevalent when you are under pressure or stressed, particular in business meetings, interviews or giving a presentation. How can you reveal your nervous habits to maintain better control??

Nervous habits tend to surface when a person is under pressure or stressed; however, being nervous is normal. It is important to control them as much as possible. If you

I had a job interview and I kept fidgeting with my hands. I caught the interviewer “take note”. What’s the best way to avoid showing nervousness with my hands since that is the way I show it?

If you play with your hands, or tend to play with items when you are nervous, then do not allow your hands to touch. You can gently hold your wrist

I just had an interview. Because of today’s technology, should I send a thank you note via email instead of a handwritten note card via snail mail? I am confused, please help!

You should send a thank you letter or note within 24 hours. The purpose is not only to thank them for their time, but to reiterate why you are the

What is the best way I can sit during an interview? I often times feel too stiff. Any suggestions?

Having your lower and upper body facing directly to an interviewer gives you a more authoritative presence. Aside from your posture the position of the chair can impact your presence.

When greetings others you should state you first and last name!

Generally, whenever possible, use your first and last name when introducing yourself to others; however, there are times when saying only your first name is appropriate and there are times

Is it okay to use your telephone to make short calls while waiting for an interview while waiting in the reception area?

Do not use the telephone provided in the reception area or your cell phone. In fact, turn off your cell phone, vibration mode can still be heard. If your phone

I recently had an interview. I was in the reception area with other and they were quit younger than me. When the receptionist asked us we wanted anything water, coffee or a soft drink, I said no, but a couple other candidates did. Am I missing something? Was that appropriate in the “new way of doing business”?

You did the right thing. You should NOT partake in any food or beverages. They will only get in your way. You should eat and drink prior to the interview.

There are those who listen and those who wait to talk. Which one are you?

Contrary to popular belief, having the gift of gab does not necessarily make you a good communicator. Listening is the key! When you listen, you can respond with answers that