Archive for December 2018

December Interview Tips

Bring Results In addition to bringing examples of projects and situations that are relevant to the opening, also bring as many tangible results as you can. It’s easy to say that you turned a difficult situation into a success, but how did that success translate to sales goals, employee satisfaction scores, or increased profits? It’s one thing to say you made a client happy, it’s another to say that your work lead to a 98% retention rate. Showing tangible results backs up your examples and demonstrates that you look to translate your work into bottom line performance for your company.

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December Interview Tips

Take a Card During an interview, make sure you get a business card from the other person. This one little card will have a lot of the information you need to follow up after the meeting is over. You’ll know their first and last name for mailing Thank You notes and also have their title and email address if you want to contact them after the interview with pointed follow-up questions. After they leave, you can also write short notes on the back of the card to help you remember the topics you covered with them for later use.

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December Interview Tips

Roll with Unconventional Questions Companies are increasingly asking strange questions during interviews to try and throw candidates out of their comfort zone and get a real idea of their thinking and personality. So if you’re interviewing for an insurance position and the interviewer asks, “If you could be any animal, what would it be?” they’re likely less concerned with the answer than they are how you react to the question. Don’t get flustered, think of an answer and give your reasoning behind it. Don’t respond by clarifying why they’re asking the question or give a one-word answer. Interviews are as much about how you’ll fit in with a team as they are about your technical skills, so let your personality come through to show you can roll with the punches.

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