๐—”๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป – ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ โ“

Yesterday, I wrote about anticipating the next question, follow-up questions. I had more ideas, so part 2 was required. The follow on questions can be raised for many reasons: If the candidate doesn’t address the answer well or with enough context.If the...

๐—”๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ปโ“

Follow on questions are inevitable in any interview. Something a candidate mentioned as part of an answer may spark an interest in an Interviewer. They are also more difficult to rehearse and seek to find depth in a candidate’s experience. These questions can be...

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€โ—

A common belief among Interviewees is ‘I can’t tell stories, or I don’t have any stories’. This isn’t true.ย  It does take practice, but anyone can tell a story. You may not be the next Tony Robbins, nor do you need to be. He would be the...

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒโ“

I had the opportunity recently to ask this question to a panel of experts. I knew the answer but knew I could also get some interesting insights. Here were the findings: Lack of preparation, not doing your homework on the Company, the role, or the Interviewers.Not...

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒโ“

Note: An interviewer will never pose a question like this; however, key or pivotal moments are a great starting point for telling stories.ย  Everyone has a moment or some key moments where they felt a significant change or a time where things justย started to click. A...

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ – ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ โ“โ—

Take anyย twoย interview questions. Take one traditional question, ‘tell me about yourself?’ย and one behavioral question ‘tell me about a time you positively impacted a project?’ย  Record 2 x 60-second videos of your sample answers. Watch the...
๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฏโ“

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฏโ“

Yesterday we started with the easier question about what you ‘liked’ about your last role. It is easier to speak to the positives rather than approach a question on the negatives. Also, there are inevitably aspects of any job that you don’t like; if...
๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฏโ“

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฏโ“

The answer should set out what is important to the candidate, an insight into what motivates them, and are they in tune with the prospective Employer’s needs? It is also a test of cultural fit. Cultural fit is a reoccurring theme, a national survey revealed that...

๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—œ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น ๐—œ’๐—บ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„โ“

The best time to look for a job is when you have one. It seems an obvious statement, however, many people I have talked to trudge along in their current role even when the business is not doing well and the potential for losing their job is high. I hear such excuses...

๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ดโ“

This is a somewhat controversial question as many Interviewers would tell you they would ‘never ask a candidate this’. I always ask this question, why? simply because unlike some interview questions this gives you a real insight into the person. As an avid...