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Job Search Tip of the Week #22 (2018)

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Job Search Tip of the Week #22 (2018)

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How to Ace Your First-Round (or Really, Just About Any) Interview

Think Like an Interviewer – Q16



Nowadays, it’s not enough to just be able to do the job. When we ask hiring managers to describe their ideal candidates, they often say creative problem solvers who can adapt quickly and effectively to any situation (particularly unanticipated ones), like changes to customer requirements and technologies. That’s why you often get asked interview questions that assess your competence in these areas.

“Tell me about a project you worked on that required heavy analytical thinking” is one of these questions, and a behavioral one at that. Remember, during a behavioral interview, the interviewer asks about your experience overcoming (or succumbing to) obstacles in the workplace, under the premise that past behavior predicts your on-the-job performance. As such, your interviewer wants to hear a specific work-related example of when you successfully applied your analytical thinking skills.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #12 (2018)

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How to Ace Your First-Round (or Really, Just About Any) Interview

Think Like an Interviewer – Q6



When you’re hit with a brainteaser like “If you were to get rid of one state in the US, which would it be and why?” at your next interview, don’t sweat it! Interview questions like this are supposed to challenge how you react and think under pressure. Can you think on your feet and stay cool when the heat gets turned on, both in the interview and on the job?

As is the case with most of these crazy oddball questions, your interviewer is far less concerned with your answer and more interested in your approach. The actual state you choose is irrelevant. This particular question is intended to assess your analytical, decision-making, and communication skills. The interviewer wants to see if you’re able to set priorities and make a case for them.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #11 (2018)

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How to Ace Your First-Round (or Really, Just About Any) Interview

Think Like an Interviewer – Q5



Contrary to what the above cartoon suggests, interviewers don’t ask “Why are manhole covers round?” to trip you up – there’s method in their madness, so to speak.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #9 (2018)

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How to Ace Your First-Round (or Really, Just About Any) Interview

Think Like an Interviewer – Q3




Remember those times when your teachers said, “‘I don’t know’ isn’t a valid answer,” and you rolled your eyes at them? Time to start apologizing, because they were really doing your professional career a favor when they forced you to “at least try.” Employers won’t hire candidates who refuse to strive for solutions (even to silly scenarios like “If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?”) because they’re afraid of getting it wrong.

They want employees who can think quickly on their feet and use the resources available to them to turn a problem into an opportunity for improvement, because those are the ones who will positively contribute the most to the company’s environment and productivity.

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