4 05, 2021

What is a Phone Screen?

2021-05-04T14:42:08-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So what exactly happens after you submit your application materials to a job? How long until you hear back? When will you know if you’re chosen for an interview? Well in many recruitment processes, employers narrow down the applicant pool before scheduling interviews by conducting phone screens. Not to be confused with a phone interview, phone screens occur after employers and hiring managers have reviewed resumes and cover letters. Typically, those who appear to be qualified for the position will be phone screened and potentially invited to schedule an interview later on. So while it’s not a guaranteed interview, it’s [...]

21 01, 2021

Answer “Why Are You Looking for a New Job?”

2021-01-21T11:07:40-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Preparing for a job interview can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. It is always a good idea to prepare some potential questions and answers beforehand. If you are already employed at a different company, the interviewer will likely ask “Why are you looking for a new job?”.  […]

13 10, 2020

Questions YOU Should Ask During an Interview

2020-10-13T09:55:56-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, General News, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Interviews can be scary, but they should not feel like an interrogation session. Just like the interviewer has a ton of questions for you, you should have some questions you’d like to ask them. These should be questions that will help you to evaluate the position up for grabs. An interview is a two-way street. Not only do you need to convince the interviewer that you are a great fit, but they need to convince you that their company is also a great fit for you! […]

21 10, 2019

How to Answer, “What Motivates You?”

2019-10-21T11:20:57-04:00Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“What motivates you?” Before you’re in an interview, take the time to do a self-assessment. Ask yourself what motivates me? Is it money, is it relationships, new skills, hitting goals, leading a team, troubleshooting? Figure out all the factors that excite and motivate you before you get into the interview. That way if this question comes up – you already know your answer and can elaborate confidently. […]

7 10, 2019

How to Answer, “What is Your Biggest Weakness?”

2019-10-07T12:07:33-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you’re in an interview and you’re asked, “What is your biggest weakness?”  the hiring manager is looking for a few things. They want to ensure that you can be honest and that you can acknowledge your weakness, and/or have a solution in place to address that specific weakness. Of course, it is a tough question to answer because you want to be transparent, but you also don’t want to say the wrong thing. So we’re sharing how to tackle this interview question, below. […]

25 09, 2019

How to Answer, “Why Do You Want to Leave Your Current Position?”

2019-09-25T12:23:53-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You’re in an interview and you’re asked, “why do you want to leave your current position?”. Should you be brutally honest? Or are you supposed to be vague? If you’re too vague do you sound dishonest? How do you answer properly without regretting your answer out loud? Here are a few different ways to go about it. […]

10 09, 2019

How to Answer the Question “Tell Me About Yourself”

2019-09-10T08:18:32-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“Tell me about yourself”. Aside from allowing the hiring manager to ease into the interview process, this question is typically asked to get a better understanding of who you are and why you’d fit well in a specific role. Below are some related questions that you can touch on to help support a strong response for the infamous “Tell me about yourself” question. Check it out. […]

3 03, 2017

Link Roundup 3/2/17: Quirky Resumes & Politics at Work

2017-03-03T10:36:57-05:00Categories: Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Today’s group of eclectic links include a wide variety of resources for job seekers and employees! Below you’ll find great advice for dealing with illegal interview questions, delicious resumes, and more! If any of those topics sound interesting to you, read on. We also have some more traditional advice regarding careers and productivity. […]

27 02, 2017

Weekly IQ: Who is Your Role Model?

2017-02-27T10:04:52-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

After a long break, we’re back once again with a new interview question. This week, we’ll be discussing how you should answer, “Who is your role model in an interview”. This question is one that most people may overthink, because it’s actually quite simple to answer! Read on below to find out why. […]

2 11, 2016

Interview Q: What Do People Criticize About You?

2016-11-02T17:10:53-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Criticism can be  hard to deal with. No matter how constructive it is intended to be, it can be hurtful. However, sometimes there is merit to that criticism, especially in a work environment. Nobody is perfect, and we all have room for improvement in certain areas. This question is used to determine if you understand that everyone has room for improvement.  […]

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