In this short video Blake Coen and David Coreen tell you the advantages of sending a thank you note after a job interview. With years of experience in the recruiting field as well as conducting interviews themselves, David and Blake know first hand how important it is to send a thank you note. DAVRON is […]
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In this video David Coreen and Blake Coen give some tips on how to prepare for a successful interview and land the job of your dreams. Blake and David share some of their first-hand knowledge from their personal experiences recruiting and hiring. Learn what to do and what not to do before, during, and after your interview; being well prepared and rehearsed going into an interview can help set you up for success and land your dream job!
In this quick video, Blake Coen, Eric Maddox, and David Coreen talk through a possible scenario that could happen during a job interview. In this video, they show how a possible employer could react if you happen to bad mouth a previous employer. This shows why you should never badmouth a previous employer, as well as giving an example of an appropriate answer.
Sending a thank you note after interview is important for a variety of reasons. A well-crafted and timely thank you note after an interview can add a positive first impression. Not only will it leave a polished and professional impression, it can also help the hiring manager remember you amongst the sea of people they have also met.
A resumes purpose is to get your foot in the door. It needs to show why you are a fit for the position. When writing, your resume take into consideration who will be viewing your resume, how much time will they devote to reading your resume, and knowing this, how do you effectively display why you are the right fit for this position.
Recently, we had a candidate come in for an interview. Let’s call him Mr. Career.
Mr. Career had a box of cereal tucked under his arm. He said he saw on social media that we were participating in Feeding Tampa Bay’s Cereal for Summer food drive and wanted to contribute to the cause, creating an excellent first impression.
Let’s set the scene: You have an interview at 10:00 a.m. You arrive about 15 minutes early, like the great candidate you are. But did you know that your interview actually starts when you first enter the lobby? As soon as you introduce yourself to the receptionist, your interview has officially begun.
You’ve passed the pre-screening round and landed an interview. You’ve answered all the technical questions. You’ve relayed your skills and how they apply to the position’s responsibilities. Finally, the interviewer wants to know why you left/looking to leave your position? What do you say? Do you tell them about your horrible boss? The deplorable work conditions? The answer is “No”, never bad mouth or share negative job experiences and here’s why:
It’s tough enough standing out in a crowded field of candidates. Now that your resume has someone’s attention, could this be the job of your dreams or will your actions turn it into a nightmare? You want to ensure you make a good impression, but it’s not just what you say that can land you or cost you this job. It’s just as important to realize what not to say and do. Your words, actions and body language all are part of that job interview.
We have seen our fair share of interviews go poorly because of improper dress. You may very well be the most qualified candidate, but imagine if someone less qualified got the job because that person wore a suit and you wore jeans and a polo shirt. You just don’t get a second chance to make a first impression!
A very helpful tip is to dress a notch above what is expected for the position. Even in a business casual environment, arriving in formal business attire works to your advantage because it reflects your respect for the interviewer and company.