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Interview Tips For Interviewers

We’ve provided a swathe of interview advice for job seekers in the past, but the people doing the hiring need to brush up on their interview skills as well. Professional recruitment firm Hays has a few pearls of wisdom to share with interviewers.

How To Build Rapport In A Job Interview

Establishing a good rapport with someone you’ve just met can be a tough ask. Whatever else you have to offer, it’s going to be difficult to make it beyond the first round of interviews and secure a job if you’re unable to make your interviewers feel you’re on the same wavelength as them. Here are some tips on how to establish that emotional connection.

How To Prepare For A Video Job Interview

If you’re one of those people who hates being in front of a camera, you better start getting comfortable — because the use of video interviews is on the rise in recruiting.

Career Spotlight: What I Do As A Manufacturing Engineer

When a device works well, you probably put little thought into how it was made, let alone how thousands upon thousands of them were made. There is plenty of public emphasis put on design — but figuring out how to replicate something at scale is an engineering feat unto itself.

Interview Survival Tips: Arm Yourself With Casual Converstion Topics

It’d be nice if we could summon confidence at a moment’s notice, but sometimes that wellspring of courage can be hard to find. Arguably, going to an interview is one of the more important experiences that requires a plentiful supply of conviction. If you’re not the most extroverted of people, here’s some advice that might help.

When Going For A Job Interview, Be Prepared To Ask Questions Too

Successfully navigating a job interview is rarely easy. You’re expected to give informative and honest answers on the spot while simultaneously proving you’re a likeable person who is a good cultural fit for the company. By the time you get to the end, you just want to get the hell out of there and wait hopefully by the phone. Instead, try wrapping up the interview with some intelligent questions of your own — you’d be surprised how much this can help your chances.

If Your Job Interview Is Going Too Smoothly, You Probably Won't Get The Job

A common complaint among job seekers: It felt like you nailed the interview, but weeks later you still haven’t heard from the company. Subtle signs during the interview could tip you off that the hiring manager has already decided you’re not the right fit, such as when you’re only asked simple questions.

Consider A Company's Perks When Answering Questions In A Job Interview

When you have a job interview, research is important. You want to make sure you fully understand the requirements, company background, and salary. The Muse also suggests researching the company’s benefits to get an idea of what their values are.

Career Spotlight: What I Do As A Botanist

Plants are such a ubiquitous aspect of life — its very foundation, really — that you may rarely think about their scientific research. Botany has the potential to bear fruit in so many fields that affect our day to day lives, from medicine to agriculture to environmental sciences.

Killer Interview Question: Give An Example Of An Analytically Difficult Problem You've Solved

This week’s KIQ comes from Laszlo Bock, Google’s senior vice president of people operations. It’s a typical example of the behavioural-based questions the technology giant has begun to embrace in recent years. In other words, no more pointless riddles about filling jumbo jets with golf balls.

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