The Philosophy of Interviewing

What is an interview? An interview is a two way process.  The company is trying to decide if they would like to hire you and you are trying to decide if this is a place where you would like to work. What is your goal? To get an offer.  If you get an offer, you... » read more

Interview Plan of Attach

Jobs are WON and LOST in the interview!  You can turn each negative into a positive and make them work for you.  Be enthusiastic.  Assume this is a good opportunity. Take an active role in the interview. “Where would you like me to begin?” (Background question) “What does someone need to bring to the table... » read more

Critical Questions to ask at an Interview

Please define the scope of the position and the technical skills preferred. Please identify qualities of the successful people in the group. Tell me about the group’s chemistry and working relationship. What is the opportunity for growth/career progression? How would you describe a typical day in this position? How much travel is normally expected? Why... » read more

Questions to be prepared for in an Interview

Prior to the interview, ensure you can address each question. Do you think you’d like to work for us? Why? Reveals if you’ve been sharp enough to learn anything about the company. How do you spend your spare time? Shows if your interests are wide and if you are a balanced person. What type of... » read more

Ways to Succeed on an Interview

WAYS TO SUCCEED ON AN INTERVIEW     Dress for success ‑ reflect a professional image.   Be early for interviews (10‑15 minutes).   Turn off your cell phone or leave it in your car.   Take a folder with you for notes and have your questions prepared that you want to ask.   Extend a firm, friendly handshake.   Maintain... » read more

Lessons from the pros: How to handle job interviews 1. It is not all about youKurt Gering, director of talent, culture and capability at the San Diego International Airport, likens a job interview to that of a first date where you begin to find out if a potential relationship makes sense. Because of that, you need to focus not just on your talents but... » read more