Interviewing after College: Part I

So you don’t have much work experience to discuss in an interview. But your experience as an undergrad implies that you’ll make a great employee. Now what? Prepare college stories and tell them! Read more

It’s Time to Brag About Yourself

The power of  ‘I’ gets underestimated in business settings. Throughout an interview, you have to use the word ‘I; take credit for your accomplishments in and out of employment. It seems obvious, but not enough people do it. Here’s why. Read more

How to Determine What Drives You

Let’s say that you’re in an interview. You know that motivation, be it inherent or fostered, implies that you’ll be an effective employee. You’re aware that companies will test whether you have incentive to execute tasks thoroughly and punctually.  You’ve discussed your competitiveness and displayed your natural drive. Now you’re asked this question: “Why and how are you so driven?” Do you have an answer? Read more

Candidates: Don’t Make Assumptions

An interview is impending. You researched the company and know how you’ll answer the typical questions asked. Your references are in order. Most people think that’s enough preparation, but it’s not. Here are 4 common assumptions that you should avoid: Read more

3 Ways to Avoid Rambling In an Interview

Conciseness. It’s what you want in your resume and in an interview. For every question an interviewer poses, there’s a cogent answer. So why do people ramble? Read more

How to Dress for an Interview

We’re becoming a more casual culture, and we’re all guilty of it. Dressing professionally and cleanly for an interview sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised at what employers have been seeing. So even if you have an idea what professionalism looks like, read along and reinforce what you know. Read more

How to Ask Great Questions in an Interview

Asking good questions in an interview is as important as giving good answers. Capitalize on the opportunity to make inquiries by preparing a specific list in advance. Here’s how you determine what “good questions” are and prepare them for the interview: Read more