3 secret strategies you need to use to master your next video interview

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By controlling some of these variables, your message, experience, and expertise are sure to have the spotlight. Preparation for the content of your job interview (rehearsing how to answer both common and uncommon questions , carefully analyzing the job description, perfecting your elevator pitch ) can all be for naught if your presentation skills are lacking or, even worse, nonexistent. Read Full Story

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How to get in the mindset of your interviewer

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Getting a sense of your interviewer’s mindset is critical, but it can be tricky when you’re doing a virtual interview. When you head into any job interview, you want to make a good impression. In the past, you could pick up on a lot of information in the physical environment where the interview was taking place, as well as the body language of the interviewer. But during the pandemic, social distancing has made it harder to use this information, and so it becomes even more valuable to have a sense of your interviewer’s mindset before you get to the interview. Here are four things to focus on: Read Full Story

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8 mistakes that can ruin your video job interview

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Doing interviews from the comfort of your home may seem easier than doing them in person. But video interviews hold their own pitfalls. Video interviews are now the norm during the hiring process. Gartner research found that 86% of companies used video interviews during the pandemic. As remote work expands, this shift may continue for some time. Read Full Story

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How to conduct an ideal job interview, according to a forensic interviewer

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Certified forensic interviewer Michael Reddington shares the first question you should ask in order to gauge how honest a candidate is being. When you’re hiring a candidate for a potential role at your company, you hope they’re truthful in the interview. Unfortunately, the majority of people embellish their answers . While some of these overstatements may be harmless, others might cause you to make a hiring mistake. Read Full Story

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You’ve secured a virtual interview. Now, land the job with these tips

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Interviews in a video medium are hard to navigate, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take notes or show engagement. As in many aspects of the remote job search, show off your willingness to adapt. According to a March 2020 survey conducted by Handshake, nearly 9 out of 10 employers in the U.S. have now adopted virtual interviewing as a standard part of their hiring processes. Read Full Story

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3 ways to ensure you communicate your potential in a job interview

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Having potential and being able to communicate that potential are two different things. Here’s how to get your potential to shine through in your next job interview. In the spring of 2019, I interviewed a job candidate with no software sales experience for a software sales position. She had scored some impressive sales wins at two national restaurant chains over the course of her career, but I had to figure out if she had what it took to succeed at a growing HR tech start-up. Read Full Story

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Former Google recruiter: Here’s how to ace a remote job interview

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Just because you’re in the comfort of your own home doesn’t mean it’s okay to dial into a remote job interview wearing an old pair of sweatpants. Experts predict that more than half of US jobs are at risk because of coronavirus, as companies lay off staff and put in place hiring freezes. But many–the likes of Slack, Apple, and Microsoft—are still looking to build out their teams. Read Full Story

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