July 31, 2017

9 Tips to Answer “What are Your Short and Long Term Goals?”

“What are your short and long term goals?” This interview question really trips up candidates in an interview.  It seems an innocuous question, but in reality, the recruiter is testing the candidate to determine if his or her goals are aligned with what the company can offer.  Additionally, the company wants to determine if the … Continue reading “9 Tips to Answer “What are Your Short and Long Term Goals?””

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March 27, 2017

How to Prepare for Process Methodology Interview Questions

In competency-based interviews, hiring managers often want to know your methodology for doing important work. They ask questions like “How do you manage a complex project?” or “What is your method for leading your organization through change?” They are looking for a step-by-step approach to understanding your process.  When preparing to successfully answer this type … Continue reading “How to Prepare for Process Methodology Interview Questions”

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September 19, 2012

How to Answer Interview Questions Regarding Complex Projects and Complex Problems, and the Differences Between the Two

Two common interview questions Recruiters ask are, “Give me an example of a significant problem you solved,” and, “Give me an example of a project you managed.” To answer these questions, I recommend you utilize the four-part formula described in Chapter 5 of PCS to Corporate America, 3rd Edition by Roger Cameron for answering Significant … Continue reading “How to Answer Interview Questions Regarding Complex Projects and Complex Problems, and the Differences Between the Two”

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