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Quick Interview Tips #11-16!

11. Send a thank you letter via email to your recruiter, not directly to the interviewer/client.  Your recruiter will forward to the interviewer/client.
12. Be aware of your language.  Avoid vocal filters such as “like”, “um”, “you know”.
13. Answer questions within 60 seconds or your will lose your listener, don’t ramble.
14. Make sure that you show interest in and enthusiasm for working for the employer.
15. Be prepared, but don’t sound rehearsed.
16. Expect to hear, “tell me about yourself”.

 

Check back for more tips next week!

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How to Establish Yourself in the Office

How to Establish Yourself in the Office

Great article for new hires!

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Quick Interview tips #6-10!

6. Don’t let your guard down.  No matter how friendly the interviewer is, you must always remember that he/she is not your friend.
7. Answer the interviewer’s questions in a direct and concise manner.
8. Have questions prepared, even questions about company culture, environment, work schedule, etc. 
9. Wear your best suit.
10. Maintain direct eye contact with the interviewer; this will show that you are confident in your abilities and that you have nothing to hide.

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10 Job Search Mistakes College Grads May Make

10 Job Search Mistakes College Grads May Make

Are you a recent college grad? This article sheds light on 10 errors you may be making while searching for a job and some great advice on how to step up your job search game.

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Tips for the Live Interview #1-2

Happy Friday! Today begins Beckertek’s advice on how to nail the live interview. Here are the first two tips..

Your goal of the interview is twofold, to determine if the opportunity is right for you and to ultimately receive an offer of employment.  This is an offer you choose to accept or decline.  By the end of each interview, make sure you have demonstrated to the interviewer exactly;

  • Why you are interested in this position
  • What can you offer the company as an employee

1.      PREPARE FOR YOUR INTERVIEW

  • Visit the website of the company and learn about its products and services.
  • Make sure you know how to get to the interview.  If you are unfamiliar with the route or do not know the destination, then we recommend you drive the route a day early to ensure your navigation on the interview day.  Don’t rely only on directions from the Internet.

 2.     BE PREPARED WHEN THE INTERVIEWER ASKS: “Tell me about yourself”

  • Focus your answer on your background and a few professional and personal accomplishments
  • Give a few specific references to previous successes or achievements for example; highly successful projects, ways you increased productivity, processes developed, systems installed, etc.
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Final phone interview tips!

Here are Beckertek’s final phone interview tips… We hope you have found them useful.

26. If asked what salary you are looking for, tell them what you were making previously or are currently making and what range you would like to be in…make sure you discuss this with your recruiter prior to the interview so everyone is on the same page.

27. By the end of the each interview, make sure you have demonstrated to the interviewer exactly; (1) why you are interested in this position and (2) what you can offer to the company as an employee.

Stay tuned next week for tips for the live interview!

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10 questions to ask before an interview

10 questions to ask before an interview

This article is brought to you by Forbes magazine…what are your thoughts?

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Phone Interview Tips #11-15!

Phone interviews can be challenging. Here is more advice on how to conquer them!

11. Answer questions by relating to the position you seek. Present your attributes in a manner that demonstrates the benefits of your abilities. In other words show your interviewer what you can do for them.Mention specific accomplishments that show your abilities and determination to succeed in this job.

12.  Always ask them if you have answered their question. You can’t see their face in a phone interview.

13. Keep personal information to a minimum.

14. If you don’t understand a question, ask for it to be repeated.  Better to ask, than to answer the question incorrectly.

15. If you can’t answer a question, don’t just say “no”. Say “no, however I have done something similar at…”

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Phone interview tips #6-10!

Happy Wednesday ! Here are a few more tips to help with the phone interview process. Best of luck!

6. Listen! Be interested in what the interviewer is saying.

7. Do not interrupt them; let them finish asking a question before you begin to answer.

8. Never ramble. It’s easy to do on the phone because you can’t see their face.

9. Review website thoroughly before the interview. Have a comment or two about the website(only positive)

10. Remember to mention any specific industry experience you may have from previous jobs.

Have any specific questions about the interviewing process ? Let us know !

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