After waiting eagerly to hear back about the job application you submitted weeks ago, you have finally received word that you’re invited for an interview. Congratulations! You have made it through the hardest part of the job search, only a small percentage of applicants for any given position make it to this stage.
You got the job! It’s time to celebrate after jumping through the hoops of the application process, making a great impression at the interview, and beating off the tough competition. But, you still have to decide how to accept a job offer.
So, you’ve applied for a job, your resume has made it past the applicant tracking system, and you have received an interview call. Great! But how will you stand out among all other job applicants, put your best foot forward during the interview, and prove to be the rockstar new hire your (prospective) employer is looking for? Well, the answer lies in the STAR interview method.
You’ve done the hard work of creating a great resume and submitting it for appropriate jobs that match your talents, experience, and career goals. It’s paid off because you’ve beaten other job seekers and received an interview request! You’re overjoyed to receive a response and excited to reply immediately.
Your past accomplishments are often an indication of your future potential. Behavioral interview questions seek to get to the bottom of your career stories. It is well worth preparing some impressive answers in advance.
There is often more scope to negotiate salary after a job offer than many candidates realize. How you manage the process is critical to an optimal outcome.
A cover letter is a powerful tool when it comes to convincing an employer that you have the right skills and qualifications for the job. This blog contains tips and examples to help you write the perfect cover letter.
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Don’t be caught off guard by this common interview question about your professional weaknesses. Take advantage of the opportunity to prepare a game-changing answer that turns the interview in your favor.
When you get called for an interview, you might feel a mix of emotions including excitement, fear and probably everything else in between, but you should feel proud of yourself as getting in the door is an accomplishment in itself. But you also have to prepare realistically as this is where the hard work begins.
“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” — Lee Iacocca
“If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” — Daniel Goleman