From the article: Job Interview Tips
It's always helpful to get job interview tips from job seekers who have aced the interview and from career experts who can share their interviewing expertise. Review interview tips and add your job interview tips to our list. Share Your Interview Tip
- It is important that your interviewer can understand everything you say. To make sure every word is clear speak calmly and do not chew gum.
- —Guest kymberly
Work with a Recruiter
- As a Dallas IT recruiter, I expect candidates to be able to make an immediate, positive impact for companies. Looking for a new IT job is tedious work and not always very easy to do on your own. Having technical recruiters working at different IT staffing agencies will help you get started, but don’t forget to look for positions on your own as well. If you find an opportunity that interests you, try contacting the IT recruiters you have spoken with and see if they have any connections at the company. Here's a list of Dallas jobs if anyone is looking: http://www.insourcegroup.com/dallas-it-jobs
- If your interview is lunch, dinner, breakfast, coffee, or anything to do with food, think ahead. Don't wear all white, don't get bright colored or stringy food, and whatever you do, don't get anything to-go. You are trying to present a calm, collected appearance, and food stains or things in your teeth won't help at all. And about the to-go part: best case, you will be juggling whatever you're carrying, making it difficult to shake hands; worst case, you have coffee or strong colored liquid, you drop it, and you splash it all over the interviewer's clothes. Hello unemployment! Think ahead and don't sabotage yourself.
- —Guest rose
- Linked in is such a great tool. If you're really pursuing an opportunity, review some of the 'groups' that employees of the company belong to. Might find additional information from the group that wasn't to befound elsewhere.
- —Guest Chris Crossman
Act Like a Normal Person
- you just need to act like a normal person and be cool, calm, and collected about your emotions.
- —Guest n,jhfkgfbv
- Anything to gave me a position and a connection who can guide me in this company or business.
- —Guest manuel
Be on Time
- Be on time or you will get fired. It is always a good idea to be on time or you could get in a lot of trouble.
- —Guest bob bobby
- I try to stack interviews in order from easiest (least likely to accept) to hardest (most likely to accept). That way I sail into the harder interviews with more confidence, especially if I've already had an offer!
You Ask The Interviewer Questions
- Ask the Interviewer the following questions: What are the prospects for future growth and expansion of this organization? What are the overall functional responsibilities of the job? To whom does this position report? What can you tell me about opportunities for promotion and advancement? What has been the company's gross sales and profit pattern during the last 10 years? Five years? Two years? Now? Will there be opportunities for greater responsibility and broader experience? What is the company's management/operating style? Does the company have a growth plan?
- I enjoyed the people I worked with. It was a friendly and fun atmosphere and I actually enjoyed going into work each morning. I felt the leadership team was great as well. They knew all of their employees on a first name basis and tried to make those personal connections. I also enjoyed that fact that the office tired to do community outreach with local organizations. One of the reasons I am leaving is that I felt I was not challenged enough at the job. As a fresh face in the working world, the company offers a great opportunity for a good entry level position, however, after being there for so many years, I felt I was not able to reach my full potential because of the lack of challenge and there was no room for advancement in the company. While I did enjoy working there and appreciate the skills I developed while with the company, I feel my skill set can be better utilized elsewhere, where my capabilities are more recognized and there is the opportunity for growth.
- —Guest pankaj
Phone Interview tip
- You may want to stand during the interview to project more confidence. Before the interview, record your voice both sitting down and standing up to hear which sounds more energized.
- Before you leave shake hands, while looking in the eyes and say I look forward to hearing from you. This shows self confidence as well as positive attitude.
- —Guest Ryan K.
Central Reservations Interviews
- Booking at hotels - book guides - follow up - listen music - reading -learn more -improve myself - courses etiquette - voice courses - drawing - class arts - helpful.
- —Guest christine hakim
Researching Press Releases
- I agree that research is absolutely critical. In addition to the basics on the website, look at how freqeuntly the company is producing press releases (look at the dates of each press release). The more marketing savvy companies will be producing loads more press releases. The other things to look at is what they're saying in the releases. What are their key messages? A review of some of these will give you great insights into the company strategy and intent.
- —Guest Dr. G
The 15 Minute Manager
- Within the first few hours post interview take 15 minutes to debrief & assess what you could improve followed by another 15 minutes to congratulate yourself for what went well. Where appropriate include your insights in the follow up to recover any areas that went poorly during the interview.
- —Guest Wayne Pagani
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