Job-Search Tips: Acing Phone Interviews

In our previous post we discussed the preparation required to be successful in a telephone interview. We are now going to complete the exercise by dealing with the interview itself.

We are assuming that you have created your research and prepared the room and now you are ready to get to work. Remember one of my favorite pieces of advice, we have been given 2 ears and 1 mouth so we can listen twice as much as we talk. Not having the person in front of you allows for a wandering mind that may easily lose concentration, pay attention! Continue reading

Making hiring mistakes – A different perspective

Talking with a hiring manager the other day we got onto the subject of deciding between two great looking candidates. Here is the situation; he is trying to make a decision on hiring a regional sales manager. After 6 weeks of interviews and soul searching, this is after all a key position in a multi million dollar business they have come down to 2 candidates, both are smart, successful with great track records of motivating their teams and building awesome revenue numbers. Other considerations like relocation don’t apply so this comes down to just picking the right one. Continue reading

9 Telephone Interview Secrets

Along with video coaching for candidates I am now spending more time working with the telephone interview. Recruiters are being overwhelmed with applications and the rate of apparently qualified candidates is growing. With this glut it has become more difficult to arrange immediate face to face interviews and recruiters are now taking the intermediate step of using the telephone for the screening interview. Continue reading