Two dangerous words that can sink your job interview

Experienced hiring professionals can tell a top performer from a weaker candidate just by listening to the way that they describe their past accomplishments. There are some hidden cues in your choice of words that can undermine the impact of how you describe your achievements. Here are two words in particular that have caused me…

New scientific study reveals the most intimidating job interview questions

New research measuring the changes in the heart rate (beats per minute) of candidates being interviewed for a job has revealed which questions caused them the most stress. For this study, over 1,300 participating interviewees were outfitted with fitness trackers to assess which common job interview questions raised their heart rate the most. The results…

How to impress employers looking to hire remote workers

It looks like working from home is here to stay for many companies and workers. This adds a whole new challenge for your resume to overcome in catching the eye of potential employers. Not only do you have to demonstrate that you are the best person for the job, but you also have to show…

“Why should I hire you?” How to answer this question

One of the most common interview questions is “Why should I hire you?” Do you know how to answer it? At some point in the job interview, the interviewer is probably going to ask you, straight up, “Why should I hire you?” And you expected to have a good answer for this. Don’t panic. You…

Job candidates are rated worse in virtual interviews

A study has found that job applicants are judged more harshly in virtual interviews. But you can probably mitigate some of the issues. If you’re participating in a virtual job interview you might want to punch up your enthusiasm a notch. New research suggests that the same candidates are rated substantially lower in virtual interviews…

Six tips on how to successfully close a job interview

Do you know how to close a job interview in a way that leaves a great impression? Follow these tips. First impressions are important – as everyone is always reminding us. Last impressions are also important. How you close a job interview is as important as how you open it. This is your last chance…

How to answer “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

“Where do you see yourself in five years” is one of the most common interview questions. Here’s how to answer it professionally and intelligently. If you’re going on job interviews, at some point you’re probably going to be asked where you see yourself in five years. Maybe more than once. It’s one of the most…

Advice from hiring managers for successful virtual interviews

A new employer survey reveals how they really feel about remote job interviews. Here’s what bugs them the most and their top tips for making a positive (virtual) impression. It’s no secret that more and more companies are conducting virtual interviews to screen potential candidates, rather than having them come into the office during COVOID-19….

3 things not to say in the job interview and what to say instead

When you want to make a good impression, some words and phrases are more powerful than others. The job interview is one of those times. Here are three things not to say in the job interview, and what to say instead. I can’t It’s not a good idea to say that you “can’t” do something….