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Job Interview tips Job interview questions and answers

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howdini.com Hi there, I'm Denise Richardson and this is howdini.com. If you want to learn how to ace a job interview, stayed tuned. We're about to talk about it with Maggie Mistal, who's a life purposing career coach, who can be heard regularly on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius. Thank you so much for being with us. Thanks. You show up, you dress properly, you walk in to meet the interviewer. What is the first thing you do when you walk in? I love to smile and obviously I think you can tell by that but I like to make the interviewer just as at ease as I'm trying to be. Because really, this interview is a conversation that you are going to have with this other person who is a human being and it can be a real ice breaker if you can be relaxed and at least give yourself a break to say, "Hi, how are you?" And even try to talk about the weather or some type of other ice breaker that kind of gives everybody the chance to take a deep breath, because this is an evaluative conversation and it can be nerve- wracking for both parties. So the interviewer says to that prospective employee, "Why do you want to leave your job?" Yes, that's always a great question, isn't it? And you have to be prepared for those key questions. Especially, "Why are you moving on?" Now, if you're moving on because you can't stand your boss... Right? Which happens a lot and we've all been there you don't want to say that. What you do want to say is that I really need to be in a place where I can be managed and developed... and where I can get guidance or mentoring. You really focus on the things that you are looking to get as opposed to all the reasons why you don't have it now. You know there are some people who walk into that interview and they walk in a little defensively and...because they really need a job. And they hear the words, "You're over qualified." And they are willing to take a job and do their best at it. How do you handle "You're overqualified?" You can say things like, "Well, I've, you know, I've really thought about that and if I were in your shoes, I'd be asking the same question. And when I think about it I can tell you for a fact, I'm looking to downshift and I know this industry well and I don't need to be in charge. I've been...I've been the person on the totem pole before and I can do that again. I'm really looking for a place where I can contribute but where I don't have to be the one who's running the show. And really adress those concerns which are behind the overqualified comment. And...and they may say the op, "You just don't have enough experience for us." But...for folks who are just starting out maybe a new career or college students who just graduated or even folks out of high school are new to the work world that's a common problem. So, again I go back to internships are great...anyway that you can get some experience on your résumé to demonstrate "Hey, yeah, I may not be, you know, ten years in this field but I can tell you in this... this experience that I had this summer, I didn't know anything going in and here is how successful I was. You want to show situations where, yeah, you went in without a lot of experience but were still able to succeed. And this is were references can be so helpful as well. Even if you don't have a lot of experience, anybody can be a good reference for you. Even a teacher or a professor or even, um, someone that you volunteered for, who can attest to your ability to learn quickly and perform well can be a great asset. We really like you, how much money are you looking for? Oh...It's such a trick question. It is! And for that question you definitely want to do your homework. This is one of the best uses for the Internet. salary.com, indeed.com, monster, hotjobs a lot of them have salary calculators associated within now, so you can look up the job title in your geographic area and get the range of salaries for that position. And find where you would fit based on your level of experience. Briefly, if I... if the interviewer hasn't brought up the word "salary", should you? Not right away. In the initial conversation, you want to get to know whether or not this job even is a good fit. And I always tell people: Become the super star to this person first. And then you're in a much better place to negotiate salary. And they may even pay more for you because their like... wow, we can't let Denise go. She's such a fabulous candidate. We were only going to pay this much but now that we found Denise, we're willing to do more. Healthcare, flex-time, vacation time...these are issues that you should bring up during a first interview or do you wait for, "Come back and meet Mr. Smith?" Right. Come...wait for the come back because, again, first interview should be about: is this a company I could picture myself in and vice versa for the interviewer and if it is a place you can see yourself in, do do...really be your best self and really let them know why you'd be a fantastic fit. But we're certainly happy to have you with us. Thank you so much Maggie Mistal. You're welcome.

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Duration: 4 minutes and 28 seconds
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Posted by: sdenoriega on Jun 11, 2011

Job interview tips: how to face some interview questions and some helpful answers.

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