May 2, 2018

Two Keys for Successful Interviews: Translating and Connecting

Two important components of a successful interview are translation and connection. That is, translating your experiences with key ideas and phrases that a hiring manager can understand and connecting your background directly to the competencies of the position for which are you interviewing. Here are a few practical ideas that you can use in preparing for … Continue reading “Two Keys for Successful Interviews: Translating and Connecting”

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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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December 31, 2013

How Selling and Improv Improve Interviewing

Interviewing is like selling.  Instead of persuading a customer to use your product or service, you are convincing a recruiter your skills, interests and interpersonal fit are right for the open position.  So, even if you will not interview for sales positions, I argue that you are selling when you are interviewing.  This is why … Continue reading “How Selling and Improv Improve Interviewing”

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September 24, 2009

How to Successfully Interview During the Site Tour

During a follow-up interview with a company, you will likely receive a tour.  This is almost always the case for manufacturing or distribution opportunities where you will be given the chance to see the production line or warehouse/distribution center operations.  I have also known companies to give candidates tours of the office complex, oil and gas drilling sites, … Continue reading “How to Successfully Interview During the Site Tour”

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