Monthly Archives: November 2010

Have an Interview Plan

I am a huge sports fan – especially football.  One reason I enjoy football is there is a week leading up to the game where a team evaluates its opponent, identifies areas where they believe they can take advantage of … Continue reading

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Game Film

It is a common practice for sports teams to watch film after a game to evaluate the performance of individuals and the team as a whole.  Can you imagine if you could film your job interviews and then watch them … Continue reading

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Circle of Trust

The other night I was watching “Meet the Parents”, a movie where Robert DeNiro plays an ex-CIA agent who is meeting his daughter’s boyfriend for the first time.  During the movie, he introduces the boyfriend to concept of the “Circle … Continue reading

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Multiple Interviews – Follow Up

I was at a panel of mid-market investment bankers last night and a question came up about second round/office visit interviews.  Often, the format of the office visit interview for college students is similar to the final interviews for experienced … Continue reading

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What Makes You Different?

While reading a job advice column the other day, the recruiter being interviewed offered the advice to know “What makes you different.”  It made me think of a blog entry I penned five months ago about branding oneself:  https://irishcareerman.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/who-are-you-personal-branding/ It … Continue reading

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Worst Questions Asked by Applicants

I thought I would start a list of the worst questions asked by applicants during an interview.  Below is a list of questions either I have been asked or I know have been asked during the first round interviews. Would … Continue reading

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How Can I Help You?

I have read that one should view a job opening as an opportunity to help solve a company’s problem.  When an employer is in a hiring mode, they are trying to fix an issue or problem: replacing a bad employee … Continue reading

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