How to Succeed in Any Situation
With the average employer receiving more than 100 applications per job opening, how can you stand out if you get an interview?
Read your interviewer!
Most common Types of Interviews
IN-PERSON AVG. DURATION :40
Dress appropriately, show up on time, and bring extra copies of your resume and supporting documents.
PHONE AVG. DURATION :30
Standing up while you speak can help you articulate better.
Strengthen your skills so that you won't be caught unprepared.
Managers who conduct video interviews
Make sure your equipment, lighting, and sound are functioning properly.
Department heads are more willing to spend 1 hr in a group interview of 12 candidates than to set aside 12 hrs for one-on-one conversations.
Pay attention to what other candidates are saying and build on their responses.
What Types of Interviewers Could You Encounter?
Unenthusiastic about creating a connection, they just want to fill the position
Convey your work ethic and illustrate how it has made you successful.
The BORED SUPERVISOR
Candidates who reported employers were not enthusiastic about their company
Excite by showcasing your work history and your plans for the position.
May press you on your professional history, creating stress and nerves
Maintain focus and offer proven stories that show why you're right for the job.
The CLUELESS BOSS
Candidates who didn't believe the employer was knowledgable
Maintain your composure and show your expertise and professionalism.
U.S. workers who say they have a younger boss
Work for someone at least 10 years younger
Younger workers tend to learn visually - illustrate your expertise with a portfolio.
The NICE GUY
Relatable, listens, and makes you feel welcome in the organization
Always steer the conversation back to the job if it becomes too casual.
The DETAIL-ORIENTED BOSS
Stickler for plans, numbers, attribution, and the bottom line
Use specifics to explain your successes so they can see why you're the right fit.
Sees the big picture and isn't afraid to take risks
Be prepared with fresh ideas that prove your expert knowledge of the industry.
The SEASONED CEO
CEOs that have started more than one company
Bring a plan to the interview that shows your ideas for the position.
BE PREPARED, READ YOUR INTERVIEWER, AND WIN THE JOB!