Posts Tagged: engineering job interviews

How to Get Your Interviewees to Open Up and Drop the Templated Answers

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While resumes provide a great deal of information about the individuals who apply to your open position, candidates may look great on paper but may not be the best fit once on the job. Avoid hiring mistakes by conducting well thought out interviews. Interviewing candidates for an open position on your team is an important Read more »

Project-Based Job Interviews

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If you are looking for a job, you should be aware of and prepared for a new trend in hiring. When hiring someone, companies traditionally looked at resumes and conducted one or more interviews. But increasingly, these traditional activities of the hiring process are being abandoned in favor of a performance-based evaluation, according to business Read more »

Acing the Second Interview

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You’ve been called in for a second interview. Yes, congratulate yourself; you truly should be proud. But now you need to return to perhaps at least one or two of the same people – and probably some new ones — and wow them all over again. And you can rest assured that this interview will Read more »

Nailing the Behavioral Interview

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As you make your way through the interview process, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself going through what is known as a “behavioral interview” at least once. A behavioral interview simply is an interview strategy in which the interviewer/hiring manager works to find out how you behaved in certain workplace situations in the past. The premise – Read more »

Today’s Informational Interview

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As most people know, there are different kinds of interviews, and different interviewing techniques. Most of the attention given to interviews goes to those where a job is at stake. But there is another kind of interview —  the informational interview — that doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves, because it too can Read more »

Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

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Backstabbers. Two-faced liars. Chronic whiners. Laz-abouts. Gossipers. Idea-stealers. Meddlers. Drama queens. We’ve all experienced a work life with difficult co-workers. It’s no fun and depending on the severity of your colleague’s “difficulty,” working with such a person can be toxic on your happiness, your career, even your emotional and physical health. And, unless you decide Read more »

Some Questions You Should Ask During Your Job Interview

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So you’ve landed an interview. Congratulations! Now you need to prepare for it, and prepare well. If you researched the company some as you were writing your cover letter and resume (you did didn’t you, so that you could reference your knowledge of the company in your cover letter?), you now need to really dig Read more »

How to Deal with Gaps in Your Resume

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If you have a large gap in your work history, you may be worried that you’ll have an even harder time finding work in today’s tough economy. That needn’t be the case. Here are some tips to help you handle questions about “holes” in your employment history: If you’ve just found yourself “between jobs,” as Read more »

Job Negotiation Skills: How to Answer the Salary Requirement Question

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Many otherwise professional, savvy, mature job seekers turn into puddles of anxiety when it comes to discussing and negotiating their salary requirements when job searching. The following tips can help you do negotiate a salary with which both you and your future employer will be happy: Understand that employees cost a business a ton of Read more »

Job Interview Mistakes That Will Keep You From an Offer

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You have a great resume, a cover letter that dazzles, impeccable references–the only thing left is the interview.  So make sure you don’t make these mistakes: Don’t show up late! The easiest way to look bad right off the bat is to show up late.  It gives the impression that you’re irresponsible and makes the Read more »

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