One of the most challenging and frustrating aspects of a job search is that there is no one “right way” to handle any aspect of the process. The interview is no exception; every employer has an idea about what constitutes a good answer to a key question.
Just when you thought you’ve heard it all when it comes to interviews, you need to start preparing for another type of evaluation. “Challenge-based interviews” are a trend among human resources professionals, according to Elli Sharef, co-founder of HireArt, a jobs marketplace that uses online challenge-based interviews to vet applicants.
You’ve been practicing what to say at an interview, but have you considered what signals your body language is sending? Research suggests up to 93 percent of communication isn’t transmitted via our words, but is broadcast through our actions and attitude.
Do you win a blue ribbon at your interviews? John Kalusa is a nationally recognized writer who speaks about corporate sales, recruiting, and personal career management. With over 25 years of experience as a strategic recruiting, human resources, and sales and marketing management leader in start-ups and Fortune 250 companies.
“Why should we hire you?” It’s the underlying question inherent in every interview inquiry. Even if interviewers don’t ask this exact question, it’s what they want to know. Your job is to supply appropriate answers. You’ll need to describe reasons using concrete examples illustrating how and why you are a good fit for the organization.