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Many times I am coaching candidates, even our internal candidates, for their interview and so many forget about the basics of getting ready.
1: I always ask these two questions first... What was it about this position that made you apply?... and What are you looking for in your career? .... Would you be ready to answer this?
2: Always remember to tell your story... think about 4-5 areas that are your area of expertise and think about examples in your career that could highlight those things. Interviewers should never be asking you "Stump" questions... but if they do, remember that you can always be honest and say that is a tough one... write it down and ask to come back to it.
3: Always have questions yourself... make sure you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. Take learning scenarios from the past and think about how you can frame those questions to help you get a better idea if it is a good fit for you. It is always a big bummer for me when folks don't have questions for me.
4: Follow up! I know, I know... this is a little old school... but I sure appreciate it. I don't always get the opportunity to follow up on time with candidates, because Managers are not all on OUR clock!! =) BUT I love when we can at least have a little dialog in-between feedback.
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Why do people ghost candidates that they have interviewed?
I had an interview recently, sent a thoughtful thank you email and have heard nothing. Isn't that rude?
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I could use some ideas.
I have applied and applied. I have had recruiters, head hunters, HR and everyone in between make sure my resume is great. I apply to positions that seem like a good fit, I tailor my resume, I write cover letters and nothing. Recently I applied to a position that is literally what I've been doing for 10 years, have a Masters degree in and was told my skills and background don't match what they are looking for. It feels like there is this invisible barrier and I don't know how to get through it. Any tips, ideas, tricks anything is highly welcomed, thank you!
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I've been looking for a position for four months and feeling pretty defeated.
I signed a contract with a company who reneged two days before I was to start. Now I just had a three round interview and was passed over. I feel like I'm doing something wrong. Boo!
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I am getting back in to the Federal government and received a tenative offer today!
Very excited but my question to this awesome platform is they offered me below what I was making and my SF-50 states more. what are my options?
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I got promoted in my team and want to celebrate with team.
As this is my first time experience how should I celebrate/ throw a party . I don't want to over do it but it should be worthwhile. Any suggestions
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Just want to remind everyone that when you get that sick feeling in your stomach that a job is not a fit for whatever reason, that that's your body telling you that there is something wrong and you dont belong there.
This situation will not magically correct itself. And you can't explain it away. I am in a job 6 weeks now and am waking up with that horrible feeling. So even though there are folks willing to kill for this job, it doesn't fit me at all and is not what I signed up for. I am planning my exit now and will resume my search.
Keep prioritizing yourself and happiness!
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