Articles Tagged with “Interview”

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  • You got the job. Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not. How should you assess the salary as well as the other benefits? Which publicly available information should you rely on? How should you try to get a better deal? And what’s the best way to decline an offer if it’s not the right job for you?

    Shift your mind-set

    First, you must recognize that receiving an offer represents a new and different phase of the job search process. The purpose of the interview is to get the offer. The next stage is about weighing that offer and then negotiating it with your new employer. Keep in mind that even though the job is yours if you want it, you must continue to be enthusiastic in your dealings with your manager. By sounding suspicious or by questioning something about the offer, you are sending a negative signal. It sounds as if you’re uncertain that you want job. Employers need to feel that you are committed.

    Be Methodical

    Next, you need to think about what matters… [Read More]
  • In order to grow and improve at work, it’s important to have access to repeated feedback and conversations focused on professional development. At all types of companies and at all levels, getting clarity and direct feedback is imperative for improving at your job and develop new skills.In order to make a commitment to the personal growth of your own and your managers’, it is best to make it a priority to check in often with them and maintain a rapport with them. Feedback conversations play an important role in employee success; this is sometimes difficult when the feedback may be negative in nature.

    Sometimes feedback sessions with an employee about performance means sharing criticism and unpleasant insights. This kind of feedback is necessary and it can be challenging to sugar-coat or offer your suggestions that does not upset the employee or make them feel offended. It is difficult for people to hear the less than perfect aspects of about how they are doing at work and even though
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  • You might be aware of the fact that most of hiring managers in big companies love to ask some behavioral questions – and their favorite topic use to be Conflicts. Below are few commonly asked conflict-related questions:

    How did you manage your team project and what were the major difficulties in that work?
    When you had a conflict in your work environment and how did you handle that?
    What used to be your way to respond to angry manager/colleague/customer during your last job?
    How will you handle the situation when you do not like some rules at the workplace?

    Or there could be so many variations on this theme but the central idea is to judge your ability to manage conflicts at the workplace or with a team. The way to handle such situations is also known as general interpersonal skills. Your answer will help them know that how will you handle specific situations if hired in their company.

    Some of you might be wondering that “what is the reason to ask such type of questions in
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  • Do you feel like interviewers are going to judge your psychic level by asking this question? Of course not! No one can predict the future so clearly but those experts are just trying to judge your career goals. It is time to let them know that what plans you have for this job. Definitely! They wish to hire someone with much positive attitude, proactive and motivated enough so that you can bring growth to their company.
    Once you are offered a job in a certain company then you will to handle various responsibilities so the interviewer is just trying to know that whether you are able to play that role or not. This single question contains five different thoughts in it:

    How you define your long-term career goals?
    What are your priorities in the path of career development?
    What is your definition of success?
    What are you actually looking for with this job?
    What is your choice as an ideal job for your career?

    One single mistake while answering this question may raise a red flag in their
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  • There are two wide angles of this question:
    • Why are you interested in this company?

    • How you describe your interest in the job?

    When an interviewer asks you- “Why you want to work with us? that means he wants to collect information as:
    • Get some details about your goals related to career and what you think about current job profile being offered to you.
    • Ensure that you are highly interested in this particular job and will show dedication in your work if they hire you.
    • Your research work about the company, position or industry will reflect here.
    • They need to understand your viewpoints about preferences and priorities as it will have direct impact on your performance.
    Note that, every part of this question must be answered with different approach even for Part time jobs.

    The interview panel is looking forward for a candidate who can fit perfectly in their work environment and will enjoy working with them. Your homework will reflect the best answer here and you need to specify few
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  • One of the most common as well as an aggravating question asked during interview session used to be:

    “Tell us something about your weakness?”

    And you start rolling your eyes..! Definitely a bad signal!

    Many candidates use to hate this question and they are not able to form a satisfactory answer for this. May be they are not ready to accept their biggest flaws at this most important stage and the turning point of their life.

    Interviewers are already well aware of the fact that they will never get a 100% honest answer to this question but they do expect an answer from you. So let us get prepared to face it. If we have so many qualities to express about ourselves in an interview then definitely we must have few disadvantages to discuss . After all, we are all humans and we cannot be perfect all the time.

    Below are few appealing tips to nail this question and impress interview panel even while describing your weakness. Once you realize the importance of this question, soon you will
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  • So, now you have stepped out of your long-term education stage and it is time to join a job. The interview session is finally over and you are in a mood to go for a party with friends. This is really the awesome part of our life when we get our dream job and more than that when we are able to crack a tough interview. You know! when you will share this experience with some of your juniors it will really bring a feeling of satisfaction in your heart. And the time when they will say thanks to you for your guidance and experience then you will really feel proud of your achievement. Do you remember the loveliest thought of your school days: “Sharing is Caring”. It works almost at every stage of life. Many successful personalities say that it is really wonderful to share your interview experience with others. If you still want to ask “why” then keep on reading the details below:

    It’s your duty:
    Just rewind your life and think about people who helped you to prepare for your interview. There
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