Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? This is probably the hardest interview question to answer because, honestly, who really knows?! 5 years ago, did you think you’d be where you are today? Probably not! So, how do you answer this one? You talk about how you set goals using the SMART method (Specific,…

Meet Tengai

You know about ATS scans, I’ve told you about AI interview sessions where a bot records your interview and analyzes micro-expressions. Did you know that in just over one month, you could literally be talking to a robot instead of a human at your interview? After your interview, a transcript with just your answers is…

Just Say No

I frequently tell people to remember one very important tenet…not only is the company to which you applied interviewing potential job candidates, you should be interviewing the company, too. Many job seekers get into the rut of being desperate to find a job. On the other hand, companies are desperate to find decent employees. There…

Artificial Intelligence and Your Interview

I’ve previously discussed the resume “black hole” and how companies rely heavily on the use of ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) to weed out applicants. Basically speaking, an applicant completes an application online. A computer analyzes that application for predefined keywords and “hopefully” passes the applicant onto the HR team for that company. Then, tradition takes…

What is Your Greatest Weakness?

A friend of mine is having a telephone interview with a local hospital for a tech support/IT position right now. I literally just heard him have to answer, “What is your greatest weakness?” So, companies are still using these lazy and outdated interview questions. Are you prepared with your answers? I can help, send me…

Ace Your Telephone Interview

Many companies are choosing to do telephone interviews as their first line of defense in weeding out job candidates. How do you ace a phone interview? We’re taught that we have to dress the part, do some research, possibly even try to find the interviewer on LinkedIn and read up on that person before an…

“Hard” Skills and “Soft” Skills

I support the idea that a resume needs to have a fairly specific format: name and contact info at the top, a title followed by a professional/career summary next and then a list of skills. The list of skills often confuses people. Which skills do you include, which are not important? So, let’s talk about…

Salary Negotiations in Interviews

They all ask the dreaded question, “What are your salary requirements?” The trap is set. How do you avoid tripping the trap? Be prepared! The first step is to walk into that interview with some information. You can do a free survey on Payscale to learn what salary range a position with your talents should…

“What is your current salary package?”

Many recruiters will ask you, “What is your current salary package?” Frankly, there are schools of thought out there for answering this question and for avoiding this question. The thing you need to remember is that your current finances are none of an interviewer’s business. They’ll tell you they need to know so they can…

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