2 Things to do…Before, During and After the Job Interviews

If you are applying for new jobs and getting interviews, then know you are doing something right. Your career tools are working for you. Your resumes and cover letters are getting past the applicant tracking system, also known as ATS into human hands. If your #resumes or #coverletters are not getting you interviews, I have a resources to review them to make sure they are doing their job to market you well and land you interviews. Go check out my resource here.

Ok, so your landing job interviews and the whole process makes you nervous right? I totally understand. I still get nervous when I have business meetings and do interviews, but I also have preparation, strategy and specific goals already established before attending any of those interviews. I want you to be armed and ready to handle those job interviews, like the professional that you are.

In this video, I go over two things you need to do BEFORE THE INTERVIEW…DURING THE INTERVIEW & AFTER THE INTERVIEW to increase your chances of getting the career opportunity/job you want.

BEFORE THE INTERVIEW (Do these two (2) things)
1. Ask for all the interviewers full name and titles. You want to be prepared for a panel interview or one-person interview. Bring the appropriate amount of resumes based on the number of interviewers. Thinking about it more, bring some extra copies of your resumes, just in case.

2. Ask about the appropriate the dress code for the interview, if it is in-person. You want to be prepared for what the interviewer may be expect from you.

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DURING THE INTERVIEW (Do these two (2) things)
1. Ask the interviewer this question: What personality type are you looking for to fill this position?
It allows you to obtain information about what type of environment they are looking to create with the person in this position. Please take notes, so you can be prepared to respond positively. This question will also reveal the overall company culture and the mindset of the interviewer responding to it.

2. Ask this other multilayered questions: Did you recently create this position? If not, did you recently loose the employee filling this position due to retirement or termination? If so, what were some of the positive things the last person in the position did right? What were some of the areas that need development that you are hoping to correct with the next candidate?

AFTER THE INTERVIEW (Do these two (2) things)
1. Follow up with the interviewer/employer by writing them a thank you letter sent via email or snail mail. You may also want to send them a handwritten thank you card.

2. Ask about the timelines in them making their decision on the candidate choice. Follow-up with them again via email, if you do not receive a response from them within the timeline they specifically told you.

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Interview Question: What are your weaknesses?

Sometimes, interviewers literally pull questions off the internet to ask right before your interview begins, but do not make the mistake of not answering their questions strategically…it can cost you the job or career opportunity.

Some interviewers like to ask this question “What are your weaknesses?” to see how you respond non-verbally and along with what you have to say. This question can throw you for a loop if you are not aware of the objective. The objective of this question is for you, as the interviewee to communicate how you overcome weakness or challenges in your professional career by telling a story about yourself. In the video, I provide a couple of examples of how you would respond positively and professionally to this question.

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Interview Question Series: What pay rate are you looking for?

When you are in the #interviews, whether face to face, over the phone or through some form of video based technological platform, you must prepare for the possible questions they will ask and have your questions ready to ask the employer or employer representative as well.

I have experienced this question with quite a few employment agencies trying to gauge what rate of pay I am willing to accept. In the video, I talk about three (3) ways to respond to this interview question without committing to an actual pay rate before the job or career opportunity is offered.

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Job Interview Mishaps & How to Work Through Them

There are times in the job/career search that circumstances beyond your control takes over from your normal preparation process. Still do your best to prepare. As discussed in the video, you may receive a call for a job interview at the last minute, so you can do your best to take the best actions with a limited timeline.

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Not every situation is perfect, nor will you have control over all the parameters surrounding your next interview but still do your best to prepare with this audio series.

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Two Interview mistakes to AVOID…if you want the job

Whether you are just starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, mistakes are bound to happen. You do your best in every professional interaction, but we are all human at the end of the day. There are some mistake that you should do your best to avoid, especially when it comes to job interviews. It can truly be a nerve wrenching experience…but it helps to be truly be prepared. If you struggle with job interviews and want to get the tools to handle yourself like a boss? Check out my self-directed resource here.

If you don’t take the time to prepare for your next job interview, you can make these critical mistakes I talk about in the video. So let’s address the mistakes to AVOID:

Mistake #1: Not knowing anything about the company you are #interviewing for.
In the wonderful era of technology, there’s no excuse for this mistake, unless you did not even try to prepare for this interview.

Mistake #2: Having your mobile phone powered on with the ringer turned on. Your mobile phone is a distraction. Leave it in the car!

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Difficult Job Interview Questions & How to Respond Strategically – Part 4 of 4

We have come to the final Part 4 of the 4 Part Series, Difficult Job Interview Questions & How to Respond Strategically.

In Part 1, we addressed the question, “Why should I hire you?” and how to respond to get a positive feedback from the interviewer. You can check out Part 1 video here

Part 2 tackles the next difficult question, “How do you handle deadlines?“. Part 2 helps you to say strategic things to establish a better rapport with the employer #interviewing you. You can check out part 2 here.

Part 3, we explored how to answer the question, “Have you ever been fired & why?”. Part 3 helps you to honestly and strategically respond to the employer by packing it professionally. Go check out Part 3 here.

Let’s get into Part 4…

The difficult question we are wrapping up with… “What are you weaknesses?”. You have to understand what employers are looking for when they ask this question. They are not necessarily looking for your weaknesses, they are listening for how you overcome those weakness or shortcomings. If you are looking for direct coaching through these and other key interview questions,
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Difficult Job Interview Questions & How to Respond Strategically – Part 3 of 4

I’m now presenting Part 3 of the 4 Part Series, Difficult Interview Question and How to Respond Strategically.

In Part 1, we addressed the question, ““Why should I hire you?”” and how to respond to get a positive feedback from the interviewer. You can check out Part 1 video here

Part 2 tackles the next difficult question, ““How do you handle deadlines?”“. Part 2 helps you to say strategic things to establish a better rapport with the employer #interviewing you. You can check out part 2 here.

Now, we are talking about the third difficult interview question where some people have been known to be dishonest…not a good idea. You will regret it later. You will get some golden nuggets on how to maneuver through this question honestly and intelligently.

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