Global Interview

미국의 ‘monster.com'(몬스터 닷컴) 식 ‘영어 인터뷰’ Prep Course.

Part 1 – 영어 인터뷰 트레이닝

(주요 질문 모범 답안 정리 및 분석)

Class 1

Tell Me About Yourself (Focus & Scripting & Practice)

인터뷰의 기본: 자기소개

Class 2

Common Interview Questions(Intent, Context, Response), Part 1

주요 질문의 의도, 문맥, 답변 방법 Part 1

Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?

Tell me about your proudest achievement.

Give me an example of a time when you had to think out of the box.

What negative thing would your last boss say about you?

What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?

Class 3

Common Interview Questions(Intent, Context, Response), Part 2

주요 질문의 의도, 문맥, 답변 방법 Part 2

Tell me about a time you faced an ethical dilemma.

Tell me about a time when you failed.

Tell me about a project you worked on that required heavy analytical thinking.

Why do you want to leave your current position?

What book are you currently reading?

Class 4

Common Interview Questions(Intent, Context, Response), Part 3

주요 질문의 의도, 문맥, 답변 방법 Part 3

Tell me about a time when you faced a major obstacle at work.

How do you deal with conflict?

How would you describe your work style?

 Why are you interested in this job/our organization?

Class 5

Common Interview Questions(Intent, Context, Response), Part 4

주요 질문의 의도, 문맥, 답변 방법 Part 4

Tell me about an assignment that was too difficult for you. How did you resolve the issue?

What is your management style?

How would your past experience translate into success in this job?

How would you tackle the first 90 days?

Give me proof of your technical competence.

Class 6

What Are Your Greatest Strengths and Weaknesses? (Focus & Scripting & Practice)

단점과 장점 복습

Tell Me About a Time When… (Focus & Scripting & Practice)

경험담 복습

Class 7

What Are Your Long-Term Goals? (Focus & Scripting & Practice)

장기 목표 복습

Nine Things Never to Say in a Job Interview

면접 시 절대로 해서는 안되는 9가지 말들

Class 8

Own the Interview: 10 Questions to Ask

면접 고수는 되례 질문한다: 10가지 좋은 질문

Part 2 – 실전 인터뷰

Class 1

Basic Interview Questions 1

Class 2

Basic Interview Questions 2

Class 3

Behavioral Interview Questions 1

Class 4

Behavioral Interview Questions 2

Class 5

Behavioral Interview Questions 3

Class 6

Salary Questions & Career Development Questions & Getting Started Questions

Class 7

More About You 1

Class 8

More About You 2

Class 9

More About You 3

Class 10

Brainteaser Questions

Part 3 – 인터뷰 총론 보강

Class 1

Practice Makes Perfect: How to Rehearse for Your Next Job Interview

리허설 노하우

10 Interview Fashion Blunders

면접 복장 주의사항

10 Interviewing Rules

10가지 규칙

Three Job-Interview Myths

면접에 대한 3가지 오해

Class 2

Is Your Body Language Holding You Back?

보디랭귀지가 점수를 깎아먹나요?

Use Cleverness with Caution in the Interview

너무 똑똑하기만 하면 불리하다.

Job Interview Tips

면접 팁

10 Tips to Boost Your Interview Skills

면접 더 잘하는 10가지 팁

Part 4 – 실전 반복 및 롤 플레이

Class 1

100 Potential Interview Questions(1-20)

Class 2

100 Potential Interview Questions(21-40)

Class 3

100 Potential Interview Questions(41-60)

Class 4

100 Potential Interview Questions(61-80)

Class 5

100 Potential Interview Questions(81-100)

Part 1 – 영어 인터뷰 트레이닝

(모범 답안 분석)

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-questions/intreview-tell-me-about-yourself/article.aspx

Tell Me About Yourself

By Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer

It’s one of the most frequently asked interview questions: Tell me about yourself. Your response to this request will set the tone for the rest of the interview. For some, this is the most challenging question to answer, as they wonder what theinterviewer really wants to know and what information they should include.

Eleanor dreaded this question. When it was the first one asked at her interview, she fumbled her way through a vague answer, not focusing on what she could bring to the job.

“I’m happily married and originally from Denver,” she began. “My husband was transferred here three months ago, and I’ve been getting us settled in our new home. I’m now ready to go back to work. I’ve worked in a variety of jobs, usually customer service-related. I’m looking for a company that offers growth opportunities.”

The interview went downhill after that. She had started with personal information and gave the interviewer reason to doubt whether she was an employee who would stay for very long.

  • She’s married, and when her husband gets transferred that means she has to leave; she did it once and can do it again.
  • She has some work experience with customers but didn’t emphasize what she did.
  • She is looking to grow. What about the job she is applying for? Will she stay content for long?

The secret to responding to this free-form request successfully is to focus, script and practice. You cannot afford to wing this answer, as it will affect the rest of the interview. Begin to think about what you want the interviewer to know about you.

Focus

List five strengths you have that are pertinent to this job (experiences, traits, skills, etc.). What do you want the interviewer to know about you when you leave?

Eleanor is strong in communications and connecting with people. She has a strong background and proven success with customer relationships. Her real strength is her follow-through. She prides herself on her reputation for meeting deadlines.

Scripting

Prepare a script that includes the information you want to convey. Begin by talking about past experiences and proven success:

“I have been in the customer service industry for the past five years. My most recent experience has been handling incoming calls in the high tech industry. One reason I particularly enjoy this business, and the challenges that go along with it, is the opportunity to connect with people. In my last job, I formed some significant customer relationships resulting in a 30 percent increase in sales in a matter of months.”

Next, mention your strengths and abilities:

“My real strength is my attention to detail. I pride myself on my reputation for following through and meeting deadlines. When I commit to doing something, I make sure it gets done, and on time.”

Conclude with a statement about your current situation:

“What I am looking for now is a company that values customer relations, where I can join a strong team and have a positive impact on customer retention and sales.”

Practice

Practice with your script until you feel confident about what you want to emphasize in your statement. Your script should help you stay on track, but you shouldn’t memorize it — you don’t want to sound stiff and rehearsed. It should sound natural and conversational.

Even if you are not asked this type of question to begin the interview, this preparation will help you focus on what you have to offer. You will also find that you can use the information in this exercise to assist you in answering other questions. The more you can talk about your product — you — the better chance you will have at selling it.

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/Interview-Questions/Common-Interview-Questions-1/article.aspx

Common Interview Questions, Part 1

By Ian Christie, Monster Contributing Writer

Every interview has a unique focus, but some questions are asked so often, it makes sense to do all you can to prepare for them. In order to be successful, you need a strategy — not scripted answers. Your goal should be to emphasize the experiences in your background that best fit what each interviewer is looking for.

In this series, we’ll look at some common questions and what you should consider when formulating your responses. Work through each potential question, creating your own responses, and you will be in great shape for your next interview. It helps to write out potential answers. Even better: Practice aloud with someone.

QUESTION: Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?

Intent: Early in your career, interviewers want to get a sense of your personal goals, ambition, drive and direction. At mid-career, they will be listening for responses relevant to their needs.

Context: You’ll need to decide how much to share. If you want to run your own business five years from now and need a certain kind of experience in a competitive company, don’t reveal that goal. But if you want to become a VP by age 35 and are interviewing in a merit-based environment, go ahead and tell the interviewer.

Response: “My goal is to be a corporate VP by the time I am 35.” Or you might give a more subjective answer: “In five years, I want to have gained solid experience in marketing communications and be developing skills in another marketing function.”

QUESTION:Tell me about your proudest achievement.

Intent: This question, often worded as “significant accomplishment,” ranks among the most predictable and important things you’ll be asked. Interviewers want to hear how you tackled something big. It is vital you give them an organized, articulate story.

Context: This is a behavioral question — meaning you’re being asked to talk about a specific example from your professional history. Pick an example or story about how you handled a major project that is both significant to you and rich in detail.

Response: Set up the story by providing context. Recount the situation and your role in it. Next, discuss what you did, including any analysis or problem solving, any process you set up and obstacles you had to overcome. Finally, reveal the outcome and what made you proud.

QUESTION: Give me an example of a time when you had to think out of the box.

Intent: This is code for asking about your innovativeness, creativity and initiative. Interviewers want to learn about not only a specific creative idea but also how you came up with it and, more importantly, what you did with that insight.

Context: This is another behavioral question, and the example you select is critical. It should be relevant to the job you’re interviewing for, and your impact in the story should be significant.

Response: Tell interviewers how you came up with a creative solution to a customer problem, improved an internal process or made a sale via an innovative strategy.

QUESTION: What negative thing would your last boss say about you?

Intent: This is another way of asking about your weaknesses.

Context: A good approach is to discuss weaknesses you can develop into strengths. However, do not say you work too hard or are a perfectionist. These answers are tired and transparent. Come up with something visible to a past boss that was perhaps mentioned in your performance reviews as a developmental area.

Response: “I don’t think she would have called it negative, but she identified that I needed to work on being more dynamic in my presentation skills. I have sought out practice opportunities and joined Toastmasters. I have seen some real improvement.”

QUESTION: What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?

Intent: Some interview questions are more important than others. This is one of them. It’s another way of asking, “Why should we hire you?

Context: There are two nuances to this question. The first is asking you to compare yourself to other candidates — usually a difficult if not impossible task. More importantly, the interviewer is asking you to articulate why you are special. Your response should sum up your main selling points, related specifically to the job requirements.

Response: Consider what you have to offer: past experience directly related to the job; specialized knowledge; relevant situational expertise and experience (growth, change, turnaround, startup); skills; networks; demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm for the business or your profession; future potential.

Create a list of four to six categories of reasons that best support and summarize your candidacy, and put them in logical order, along with supporting evidence for each reason. Most points should be backed up with follow-up information.

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/Interview-Questions/Common-Interview-Questions-2/article.aspx

Common Interview Questions, Part 2

Part 2 in a Four-Part Series

By Ian Christie, Monster Contributing Writer

Every interview has a unique focus, but some questions are asked so often, it makes sense to do all you can to prepare for them. In order to be successful, you need a strategy — not scripted answers. Your goal should be to emphasize the experiences in your background that best fit what each interviewer is looking for.

In this series, we’ll look at some common questions and what you should consider when formulating your responses. Work through each potential question, creating your own responses, and you will be in great shape for your next interview. It helps to write out potential answers. Even better: Practice aloud with someone.

QUESTION: Tell me about a time you faced an ethical dilemma.

Intent: The interviewer is looking for evidence of your high ethical standards and honesty.

Context: You might want to say you haven’t had any ethical challenges, but we all have our ethics tested at some point. For example:

  • You discovered wrongdoing, or someone asked you to engage in a cover-up.
  • Your employer failed to deliver the full value and quality on products or services paid for by a client.
  • A colleague cut corners on a project.

Response: Without naming names, describe the situation and how you dealt with it. The response may focus on you, or it may involve other people. Remember, your political acumen is being tested — sometimes the best action isn’t blowing the whistle but taking care of the problem yourself.

QUESTION: Tell me about a time when you failed.

Intent: No one wins all the time, so the key here is to forthrightly discuss what you learned from a situation that went awry. The interviewer also may want to hear how you handled any resulting fallout.

Context: Failure comes in different forms: taking the wrong action, omission, or not doing enough or taking action soon enough. Some failures are big; most are small. Tell a story that isn’t a career killer but shows you learned something substantive.

Response: Perhaps you failed to trust your gut on a hire and the person didn’t work out, or you didn’t intervene early enough with a problem employee. Talk about the lesson you learned from the mistake.

QUESTION: Tell me about a project you worked on that required heavy analytical thinking.

Intent: This is a behavioral interview question. The interviewer is asking you to demonstrate your competency.

Context: The only way an interviewer can determine if you have enough analytical horsepower is to hear an example of how you used your analytical skills to achieve a goal: What formal and informal analysis did you do? How did you structure the project? What obstacles did you run into, and how did you overcome them?

Response: “In 2005, I was given project X with a 10-day deadline and goal Y. The goal was clear, but I had to figure out how to get there. So here is what I did (analysis/decisions/actions). The end result was ______.”

QUESTION: Why do you want to leave your current position?

Intent: The interviewer wants to make sure you won’t walk out after six months and that you’ll be satisfied in your new position.

Context: You have greater market value when you are looking on your own terms. Prepare a positive response you are very comfortable with. Refer to fit, personality issues or new directions. Your goals and readiness for a new kind of role are generally safe terrain. Just be careful to emphasize benefits to the employer, not your personal aspirations.

Response: Tread carefully. You don’t want to bad-mouth your current employer or put yourself in a weakernegotiating position. You could say, “Actually, I’m happy doing what I am doing now. But recently I have been keeping my eyes open for other opportunities. I don’t need to leave, but for the right opportunity, I would consider it. This opportunity seems to fit the criteria I set out.”

QUESTION: What book are you currently reading?

Intent: The interviewer is exploring your intellectual curiosity, your interests or perhaps how in tune you are with industry or professional trends.

Context: Consider highlighting reading material directly related to the role and environment you are interviewing for: sales-excellence books for salespeople or talent-management books for HR workers, for example. Be prepared to talk about the book’s concepts and your opinions of them.

Response: “I just finished ________ and just started _______.” “I am in the middle of __________.”

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-questions/common-interview-questions-3/article.aspx

Common Interview Questions, Part 3

By Ian Christie, Monster Contributing Writer

Every interview has a unique focus, but some questions are asked so often, it makes sense to do all you can to prepare for them. In order to be successful, you need a strategy — not scripted answers. Your goal should be to emphasize your past experiences that best fit what each interviewer is looking for.

In this series, we’ll look at some common questions and what you should consider when formulating your responses. Work through each potential question, creating your own responses, and you will be in great shape for your next interview. It helps to write out potential answers. Even better: Practice aloud with someone.

QUESTION: Tell me about a time when you faced a major obstacle at work.

Intent: Similar to the proudest achievement question, this is a behavioral interview question focused on an event. In this case, the interviewer is interested in your ability to overcome a major hurdle.

Context: Pick an example that illustrates a significant obstacle that best demonstrates how you work and that had a positive, tangible outcome. Obstacles might include business problems, a difficult objective, key people who stood in your way or lack of resources. Once you have your example, explain the steps you took.

Response: You could include the analysis you performed and the resulting strategy, the process you took, the key actions performed, your arguments or anything else that clearly demonstrates how you achieved your goal. A great response technique for this kind of question is to break your answer down into phases or steps: “First, I… Second….”

QUESTION: How do you deal with conflict?

Intent: Conflict is part of any workplace, and the reality is that you often can’t get ahead or perform well in your job unless you can deal with conflict at a basic level. Do you avoid conflict or face it? Do you think it through, or are you impulsive? Do you use constructive techniques to resolve the situation?

Context: There are different forms of conflict of course: the everyday interpersonal sort, disagreements in direction or strategy, and conflict over resources. You should describe how you handle conflict at an appropriate level. If you are a manager or executive, for example, pick a reflective example.

Response: Consider offering a specific example to demonstrate how you resolve conflict.

QUESTION: Tell me about yourself.

Intent: Such an innocent-sounding question, but it is a bit of a trap. The interviewer wants to see how you present yourself, but this is not an offer to recite your resume.

Context: This question, which when asked always occurs at the beginning of the interview, is a predictable opportunity to craft an engaging, intriguing executive summary of who you are professionally and why you are there. While there is no hard-and-fast rule as to how long it should be, let’s say it should last up to a minute. If you are given this opportunity, turn it to your advantage to establish momentum.

Response: The stronger the connection you can make between your background, knowledge and interests, and the job at hand, the more compelling you will be as a candidate. If there is something notable about your personal life that adds to your candidacy or helps explain your career trajectory, add it. Otherwise, leave personal details out at this stage unless invited to do so.

QUESTION: How would you describe your work style?

Intent: This is a fairly open-ended question. At a basic level, the interviewer is interested in hearing how you both understand and articulate how you work. However, there may be a requirement for someone highly organized, or the team may have a specific way of working, and the interviewer wants to see if you fit.

Context: You may not have thought about this too carefully before. How do you best operate? What’s the optimum work situation for you? There are two sides to this: How you work and in what kinds of work environments you work best. Are you highly structured? Do you focus on one thing and get it done, or move multiple projects forward concurrently? On the environment side, do you do best in fairly structured workplaces, or do you thrive in chaos?

Response: Like any other interview answer, being specific and backing up your answer with a brief example works best. You could use the past week as an illustrative example.

QUESTION: Why are you interested in this job/our organization?

Intent: Fair question. Why are you? The interviewer knows you are looking for a new opportunity, and at a basic level, a job. Why else? A candidate with good reasons is going to be more interesting.

Context: This is not about telling them what they want to hear. Your reasons could involve opportunity, career fit, cultural fit, interest in their business, personal value proposition fit and your ability to be successful in the job. It’s also a great opportunity to illustrate the research you’ve done on the company.

Response: You want to present your reason as a benefit to the employer. If it is the first interview, you might not have all the answers or will have not made up your mind yet. In this case, use a statement like, “From what I have seen so far….”

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Common Interview Questions, Part 4

Part 4 in a Four-Part Series

By Ian Christie, Monster Contributing Writer

Every interview has a unique focus, but some questions are asked so often, it makes sense to do all you can to prepare for them. To be successful, you need a strategy — not scripted answers. Your goal should be to emphasize the experiences in your background that best fit what each interviewer is looking for.

In this series, we’ll look at some common questions and what you should consider when formulating your responses. Work through each potential question, creating your own responses, and you will be in great shape for your next interview. It helps to write out potential answers. Even better: Practice aloud with someone.

QUESTION: Tell me about an assignment that was too difficult for you. How did you resolve the issue?

Intent: The intent can be varied. The interviewer may be interested not only in your ability to respond to a challenge but also in how you respond. Or he may want to know how you define “too difficult.” Your ability to learn from a situation you considered too difficult is also relevant. Answer the right way, and you can impress with your coping skills and range of abilities. The wrong answer could take you out of the running.

Context: If you have been in challenging roles, then at some point you should have found yourself stretched to the limit. This is when we grow. So this question is a marvelous opportunity to talk about a time you dealt with a really big challenge successfully.

Response: Do not make the mistake of saying you have never had an assignment that was too difficult for you. Discuss an example of a time you had to overcome a lack of knowledge, skill or experience, or when you took your game to the next level: “I wouldn’t say that it was too difficult for me. However, I was faced with…”

QUESTION: What is your management style?

Intent: This is a classic question for management-level candidates. The interviewer’s intent here is threefold: to find out if your management style fits, to determine if you have management ability and to probe how much you understand your own work style.

Context: Avoid responding with cliches. Hopefully you can say more than that you have an open-door policy or you manage by walking around.

Response: In today’s environment, you need to speak to leading and developing your team, communication, how you organize and plan, how you execute and how you measure progress. It need not be a long answer, but responding with a well-thought-out approach to your management style will make a better impression than spouting generalities.

QUESTION: How would your past experience translate into success in this job?

Intent: Either the interviewer is asking in a tone that indicates his doubt about your legitimacy as a candidate, or he is asking you to make the connection for him effectively.

Context: You can blow the whole interview here. In fact, you have no business being in the interview unless you are clear why you have what it takes to do the job well.

Response: You might start with naming the top few requirements for this job and then describing how you meet or exceed each one. Or you might begin with your background and summarize how it has prepared you for this job. Often, the context of the job is almost as important as the skills required, so don’t forget to speak to the specific challenges and objectives you see in the role.

QUESTION: How would you tackle the first 90 days?

Intent: This question is about thoroughness, process and appreciation for organizational complexity. In a second or third interview, the interviewer may also be testing how much you have thought about the job itself.

Context: Most people would say they would study the company’s business. You must go beyond this answer to speak to specific job’s key challenges or goals. You also want to assure your potential employer that current production will continue without interruption. Of course, you want to express that you would work with the team, your boss and any key influencers to get up to speed as quickly as possible.

Response: Unless asked to do so, do not get specific on changes or initiatives you would make. Instead, think of your response as an operating framework that demonstrates you have a solid, realistic understanding of what needs to be done and how.

QUESTION: Give me proof of your technical competence.

Intent: This question is worded vaguely on purpose. In any number of ways, your interviewer will likely ask you to prove your competence in some technical area important to the job. You need to do so decisively.

Context: You could be given a hypothetical scenario, such as a case study or a technical problem to solve, or you simply could be asked to describe your level of competency in a specific skill. How you do this will depend on the kind of question.

Response: Remember the three possible competency scenarios: exceeds, meets or needs development. Even if you find yourself in the last category, you need to demonstrate that you are purposefully and rapidly developing in that area and trying to compensate with an area of strength. You are better off acknowledging where you are rather than trying to fake it.

You can see themes running throughout this series: Know yourself. Think about the position you’re interviewing for. Connect the dots between your background and the job and organizational requirements. Expand upon your responses to ensure you effectively communicate the depth and breadth of your experience. And of course, understand the nuances behind the questions. Good luck!

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-questions/greatest-strengths-and-weaknesses/article.aspx

What Are Your Greatest Strengths and Weaknesses?

By Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer

Marie is about to interview two candidates for the customer service manager position. Her candidates are Francine and William. As always, one of the interview questions she plans to ask is about their strengths and weaknesses.

Francine answers the question, “What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?” with, “My strength is that I’m a hard worker. My weakness is that I get stressed when I miss a deadline because someone else dropped the ball.”

This answer is unimaginative. Most people think of themselves as hard workers.

William has difficulty with the question. “I really can’t think of a weakness,” he begins. “Maybe I could be more focused. My strength is probably my ability to deal with people. I am pretty easygoing. I usually don’t get upset easily.”

This answer leads with a negative, and then moves to vague words: maybe, probably, pretty and usually.

So what is the best way to answer this common interview question?

Assessing Your Strengths

Assess your skills, and you will identify your strengths. This is an exercise worth doing before any interview. Make a list of your skills, dividing them into three categories:

  • Knowledge-Based Skills: Acquired from education and experience (e.g., computer skills, languages, degrees, training and technical ability).
  • Transferable Skills: Your portable skills that you take from job to job (e.g., communication and people skills, analytical problem solving and planning skills)
  • Personal Traits: Your unique qualities (e.g., dependable, flexible, friendly, hard working, expressive, formal, punctual and being a team player).

When you complete this list, choose three to five of those strengths that match what the employer is seeking in the job posting. Make sure you can give specific examples to demonstrate why you say that is your strength if probed further.

Assessing Your Weaknesses

This is probably the most dreaded part of the question. Everyone has weaknesses, but who wants to admit to them, especially in an interview?

The best way to handle this question is to minimize the trait and emphasize the positive. Select a trait and come up with a solution to overcome your weakness. Stay away from personal qualities and concentrate more on professional traits. For example: “I pride myself on being a ‘big-picture’ guy. I have to admit I sometimes miss small details, but I always make sure I have someone who is detail-oriented on my team.”

Scripting Your Answers

Write a positive statement you can say with confidence:

“My strength is my flexibility to handle change. As customer service manager at my last job, I was able to turn around a negative working environment and develop a very supportive team. As far as weaknesses, I feel that my management skills could be stronger, and I am constantly working to improve them.”

When confronted with this interview question, remember the interviewer is looking for a fit. She is forming a picture of you based on your answers. A single answer will probably not keep you from getting the job, unless, of course, it is something blatant. Put your energy into your strengths statement — what you have to offer. Then let the interviewer know that although you may not be perfect, you are working on any shortcomings you have.

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-questions/tell-me-about-a-time-when/article.aspx

Tell Me About a Time When…

Be Ready for the Behavioral Interview Questions

By Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer

As soon as you hear the words, “Tell me about a time when…” you should be aware that your interviewer is probably using a behavioral interviewing technique.

This technique uses your past experiences and behaviors as an indicator of your future success. In other words, if you can demonstrate through examples that you accomplished something before, the interviewer may have the tendency to believe you may do it again.

For example, if you saved your company money by streamlining a process and you relate that experience to the interviewer, he will become interested, because there’s a strong possibility you could save his company money, too.

Be Specific

Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with a specific illustration, because the situation, such as managing multiple tasks at once, occurs regularly in your line of work.

For example, when a candidate who had worked in publishing for seven years was asked, “Tell me about a time when you had to juggle priorities to meet a deadline,” she almost laughed out loud.

“Juggling priorities is a way of life in the publishing business,” she answered. “There’s not a day when I don’t have to work under that kind of pressure.”

Her interviewer persisted, asking for specific examples of this type of demand.

“I could tell you five incidents that happened this week alone,” the candidate replied. “I had one person on the phone, received three emails with project changes and had two deadlines to meet. And that was only on Monday.”

In this scenario, the interviewer is seeking information about how the candidate handles priorities and deadlines, how she works under pressure and how flexible she is.

Since this candidate had a lot of experience in these areas, she would have satisfied the interview question by telling about a specific time when she demonstrated those organizational skills. She could have shown how she gets things done, no matter what it takes, by saying, “There was an incident last month when I received a frantic phone call from one of the managers, and I had to drop everything to get a change processed. What he asked was almost impossible, but with some help from my team and working some extra hours, I was able to accomplish the goal. The department manager commended me for pulling off the changes and meeting the tight deadline.”

Write Your Stories

Preparing your stories is one of the most beneficial exercises you can do to become focused before your interview. If you say you’re good at something, prove it with a story. You should be able to back up anything you say on your resume or in an interview with a story or an example of how you soared in a sticky situation.

Potential Behavioral Interview Questions

The exact behavioral interview questions you might be asked are virtually limitless. But here are a few examples of the types that you could face:

  • Tell me about a time when you felt it was you against everyone else. You thought you were right and that everyone else was wrong. What did you do?
  • Tell me about a time when you were working with someone who wasn’t pulling their weight, and they had a different value system than yours. How did you deal with this person?
  • Tell me about a time when you suffered a setback. What happened, and how did you recover?
  • Tell me about a time when you succeeded. Give a specific example.

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What Are Your Long-Term Goals?

By Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer

Open-ended interview questions such as “What are your long-term goals?” and “Where do you see yourself in five years?” throw most candidates off balance. Interviewers ask this question to gain insight into your self-awareness and communication skills.

Dan, a staffing manager, is about to interview Phil, Shawna and Marsha, for a project manager position. He is looking for someone with planning skills and long-range vision. He asks each of them, “What are your long-term goals?”

“To be a marketing manager within five years and have a hand-picked team reporting to me,” replies Phil. This is a very specific and narrow goal, which may not be an option at this company. The “hand-picked” team reference demonstrates a lack of flexibility. It’s best to stay away from too specific a goal.

“I have been so busy with my responsibilities and achieving company goals that I have not focused on personal long-term goals,” answers Shawna. While a strong work ethic is certainly desirable, this answer does not demonstrate vision or planning.

Marsha answers the question with: “I plan to return to school to earn my MBA and have my own consulting business one day.” While it pays to be honest, this answer could turn the interview in the wrong direction very quickly. The employer is looking for someone to stick around for the long run, not to stop over on the way to a new career.

So how could these candidates provide better answers?

Get Focused

If you are the type of person who prefers an organized way of life, you may find this question a piece of cake to answer. But if you’re among the majority of people who let life happen as it comes along, you will probably not have a smooth answer without some forethought.

What are your goals? Think about what you really want. Most successful business people will tell you that a key success factor is the ability to set and achieve goals.

Begin by setting short-term goals. Right now your goal may be to get a job. But what kind of job? And where do you go from there?

Be employer-centered. The employer is looking for someone to come in and solve problems. Since planning is a key factor in this job, think of examples where your planning has affected the results.

Scripting

After giving some thought as to where you want to go and how you can help the employer achieve results, try scripting your answer. Here’s an example:

“I have learned that long-term goals are best achieved when I break them into shorter goals. My short-term goal is to find a position that will put me in a forward-moving company with solid performance and future projections. As part of a team, I want to add value and continue to grow the company. My long-term goal will depend on where the company goes. My plan is to move into a position of responsibility where I can lead a team.”

No one can tell you exactly how to answer this question, since your response will come from what is important to you. However, the more focused and employer-centered you can be about your goal, the better your chances will be of steering the interview in the right direction.

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Nine Things Never to Say in a Job Interview

By Charles Purdy, Monster Senior Editor

When you’re searching for a job, landing an interview can feel like a huge success — and it is, but for most open positions, the interview is only one step in a long hiring process. For some jobs, dozens of people may be interviewed, and the competition will be fierce. Don’t take yourself out of the competition by saying one of these job-interview killers:

1. What sort of perks do you offer? 

Save talk about benefits and perks for the negotiation stage — that is, after you’ve gotten a job offer — or until the interviewer raises the issue. (A recruiter for a largecomputer manufacturer relates that many interviewees ask about “how many free products” they’ll get after they’re hired. But if you ask this question, you’ll never get hired.)

2. What does your company do? 

Believe it or not, recruiters and hiring managers say they get asked this question all the time. Before you go into your job interview, research what the company does, and come up with some specific ways you can help it do whatever it does better.

3. My last boss was a real %$#*!

Complaining about your last job only reflects badly on you. Even if you’re telling the truth, it makes you look like a complainer and poor sport (exactly the type of person no one wants to work with). It’s great to talk about challenges you faced, but the focus should be on the positive results you achieved.

4. I love your glasses. 

Never compliment interviewers on their physical appearance — doing so can come off as inappropriate or just plain creepy. Paying compliments is fine, but they should be related to the professional realm. For instance, you might want to praise a recent success the company or interviewer has had.

5. My feet are killing me!

Complaining about physical discomfort will be perceived as negativity — or as you making excuses for not performing well in the interview. (An HR manager in Silicon Valley tells of a candidate who complained of a headache caused by “partying too hard last night.” Needless to say, this candidate didn’t get the job.)

6. I got fired from my last position. 

You never want to lie in a job interview — but there are more graceful ways to explain that you were fired. “My boss and I had very different ideas about what our department should be focusing on, and it soon became clear that I’d be happier in a new role — like this one.” Keep the focus on what you learned from the past, and bring the focus back to why the job you’re interviewing for is the right one for you.

7. I just want a job — any job! 

This may very well be true, but desperation is not appealing. The interviewer needs to know that you want the particular job you’re interviewing for — and that you’re a great fit for it.

8. I don’t know. 

If you really don’t know the answer to an interview question about you or your background, try “I’ll find out and get back to you by the end of the day.” But if the question is about what you’d do in a hypothetical workplace situation — or is an off-the-wall or brainteaser question such as “How many golf balls would it take to fill this room?” — your response should show your thought process. Go ahead and think aloud: “First, I’d have to determine the volume of the room. Then I’d have to subtract the volume of the furniture.…” And so on.

9. My biggest weakness is that I work too hard.

Your interviewer knows this answer is a bunch of malarkey. So how do you answer the “what’s your biggestweakness” question? Choose something not directly related to the role you’re applying for that you’ve made positive efforts to improve. For example, you could say, “I can be nervous about speaking in front of large groups — so I enrolled in Toastmasters and then volunteered to present some seminars at my former employer. So that’s becoming less and less of a problem for me.”

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Own the Interview: 10 Questions to Ask

By Larry Buhl

For many job seekers an interview can seem too much like an inquisition. That’s usually because they’re doing all the answering and none of the asking.

“Somewhere in the interview you have a chance to impress the employer on your own terms and see if the job is a good fit for you,” says Florida-based career coach and executive recruiter Jonathan Milligan. “And you absolutely should take this opportunity. By asking the right questions you can determine if the job is right for you and also show you’re engaged and interested in the job.”

Employment experts identify five key question areas where you can gain insight, put yourself in a good light and take some control in the interview.

Identify Their Pain:

  • “What is one of the biggest problems the company faces that someone with my background could help alleviate?”
  • “If I started in this job tomorrow, what would be my two most pressing priorities?”

Find Out Where the Company Is Going:

  • “Where do you see this department/company in five years?”
  • “What are the long- and short-term goals of the company/department/work group?”

Determine Whether You’d Fit In:

  • “How would you describe your company’s culture?
  • “What tangible and intangible qualities attracted you to the organization?”

Show You’re Really Interested:

  • “What additional information can I provide about my qualifications?”
  • “What are the next steps in the selection process?”

Ask Follow-Ups:

  • “Can you clarify what you said about…?”
  • “Can you give me some examples of…?”

“By requesting clarification or examples, you show interviewers you care and that you’re thinking deeply about the issues they brought up,” says learning and development consultant Bill Denyer. He suggests taking notes in the interview, using keywords to jog your memory of what was discussed but not burying your head in your notebook.

What you don’t want to ask are questions with obvious answers, according to Susan RoAne, author of Face to Face: How to Reclaim the Personal Touch in a Digital World.

“You really need to do your homework,” RoAne says. “Before the interview, go to the company Web site and use search engines to get up to speed, and browse social networking sites to see who knows what about the company.”

And never, never ask an interviewer, “How long is the vacation?” or “What does your company do?'” RoAne added.

Some experts suggest waiting for the inevitable “Do you have any questions for us?” at the interview, while others recommend looking for conversation openings to ask appropriate questions.

“It depends on the situation,” Milligan says. “If the interviewer seems to be reading from a sheet of questions, don’t interrupt. If it’s a more casual conversation, you may have chances to turn the questions back on the interviewer.”

RoAne advises job seekers to remember “the job interview is a two-way street.”

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100 Potential Interview Questions

By Thad Peterson, Monster Staff Writer

While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we’ve prepared a list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel. Will you face a few? Probably. Will you be well-served by being ready even if you’re not asked these exact questions? Absolutely.

Basic Interview Questions:

Behavioral Interview Questions:

  • What was the last project you headed up, and what was its outcome?
  • Give me an example of a time that you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty at work.
  • Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?
  • Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it?
  • What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
  • What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it?
  • If I were your supervisor and asked you to do something that you disagreed with, what would you do?
  • What was the most difficult period in your life, and how did you deal with it?
  • Give me an example of a time you did something wrong. How did you handle it?
  • What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it?
  • Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict on the job.
  • If you were at a business lunch and you ordered a rare steak and they brought it to you well done, what would you do?
  • If you found out your company was doing something against the law, like fraud, what would you do?
  • What assignment was too difficult for you, and how did you resolve the issue?
  • What’s the most difficult decision you’ve made in the last two years and how did you come to that decision?
  • Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them.

Salary Questions:

  • What salary are you seeking?
  • What’s your salary history?
  • If I were to give you this salary you requested but let you write your job description for the next year, what would it say?

Career Development Questions:

  • What are you looking for in terms of career development?
  • How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
  • What kind of goals would you have in mind if you got this job?
  • If I were to ask your last supervisor to provide you additional training or exposure, what would she suggest?

Getting Started Questions:

  • How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team?
  • How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?
  • What do you see yourself doing within the first 30 days of this job?
  • If selected for this position, can you describe your strategy for the first 90 days?

More About You:

  • How would you describe your work style? 
  • What would be your ideal working environment?
  • What do you look for in terms of culture — structured or entrepreneurial?
  • Give examples of ideas you’ve had or implemented.
  • What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?
  • If you had to choose one, would you consider yourself a big-picture person or a detail-oriented person?
  • Tell me about your proudest achievement.
  • Who was your favorite manager and why?
  • What do you think of your previous boss?
  • Was there a person in your career who really made a difference?
  • What kind of personality do you work best with and why?
  • What are you most proud of?
  • What do you like to do?
  • What are your lifelong dreams?
  • What do you ultimately want to become?
  • What is your personal mission statement?
  • What are three positive things your last boss would say about you?
  • What negative thing would your last boss say about you?
  • What three character traits would your friends use to describe you?
  • What are three positive character traits you don’t have?
  • If you were interviewing someone for this position, what traits would you look for?
  • List five words that describe your character.
  • Who has impacted you most in your career and how?
  • What is your greatest fear?
  • What is your biggest regret and why?
  • What’s the most important thing you learned in school?
  • Why did you choose your major?
  • What will you miss about your present/last job?
  • What is your greatest achievement outside of work?
  • What are the qualities of a good leader? A bad leader?
  • Do you think a leader should be feared or liked?
  • How do you feel about taking no for an answer?
  • How would you feel about working for someone who knows less than you?
  • How do you think I rate as an interviewer?
  • Tell me one thing about yourself you wouldn’t want me to know.
  • Tell me the difference between good and exceptional.
  • What kind of car do you drive?
  • There’s no right or wrong answer, but if you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
  • What’s the last book you read?
  • What magazines do you subscribe to?
  • What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the last year?
  • What would you do if you won the lottery?
  • Who are your heroes?
  • What do you like to do for fun?
  • What do you do in your spare time?
  • What is your favorite memory from childhood?

Brainteaser Questions:

  • How many times do a clock’s hands overlap in a day?
  • How would you weigh a plane without scales?
  • Tell me 10 ways to use a pencil other than writing.
  • Sell me this pencil.
  • If you were an animal, which one would you want to be?
  • Why is there fuzz on a tennis ball?
  • If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why?
  • If you could get rid of any one of the US states, which one would you get rid of and why?
  • With your eyes closed, tell me step-by-step how to tie my shoes.

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Practice Makes Perfect: How to Rehearse for Your Next Job Interview

By Caroline M.L. Potter

There are a lot of steps that usually happen before you get to the interview portion of your job search: writing a resume, networking, compiling your references. Most folks are able to put a lot of effort into getting the interview, but many fall apart during the actual interview. Why? Poor planning and a lack of practice.

Instead of winging it, or relying solely on your professional skill set, you should stage a rehearsal for your next job interview.

Not sure how to go about doing so? Start by enlisting a family member, friend or partner to play the role of interviewer, and ask that she stay in character from start to finish. Set up a space, such as a desk or table, where you can create a suitable setting. Then use these 10 tips to from corporate trainer Marlene Caroselli to make your interviews — both mock and real — successful.

Do Your Homework

“Learn all you can about the organization in advance,” advises Caroselli. Share this information with your mock interviewer, perhaps in the form of crib notes. She can use this to grill you.

Tune In

“Watch people being interviewed on television and make note of what works,” she advises. Look for traits that make people likable and competent.

State the Unobvious

“Create one really intriguing statement about yourself,” she says. “For example, a woman I know, expecting to be told, ‘Tell us a bit about yourself [the most popular interview question],’ replied, ‘I think I should tell you I’m a nonconforming conformist.’ She explained what she meant and wound up getting the job.”

Think Outside the Box

A little visualization can go a long way, according to Caroselli, author of Principled Persuasion. “Think about a visual that really represents what you can do,” she says. “It can be a photo taken at an event you organized, for example. If you have nothing that symbolizes your capabilities, then look for a pattern not readily apparent in your resume and be prepared to talk about that particular interest or talent, apart from your official work history.”

Know Your Lines

Actors do it, and you should, too. “Memorize a few short quotes and have them ready,” Caroselli says. “They’ll help you respond articulately to virtually any question.”

Sum It Up

The very first request an interviewer may make is, “Tell me about yourself.” In order to answer this interview question quickly and succinctly, she urges interviewees, “Have an elevator speech ready in case they want a brief overview of your career.”

Be Tough on Yourself

Research tough interview questions and provide them to your helper. Also, point out gaps in your skills or holes in your resume and instruct her to grill you on those points. “By comparison, your own, actual interview will seem like a walk in the park, and that prospect will encourage you,” Caroselli says.

Capture It on Camera

“If possible, have someone video you doing an interview rehearsal,” she says. “Then study your body language to see if it reveals confidence, poise and enthusiasm.”

Listen Up

Close your eyes and listen back to the recording of your replies to interview questions. “Play the tape back and analyze your responses,” she says. “Ask yourself, ‘Would you hire you?'”

Stay Calm

Work on being relaxed before your big meeting. “When you get to the interview site and are waiting to be called in to the interview room, work on a brainteaser,” Caroselli advises candidates. “Research shows it calms the nerves and takes your mind off the challenge ahead.”

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10 Interview Fashion Blunders

What Not to Wear to the Interview

By Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer

Any article about what to wear to an interview might well begin with a qualifying statement covering the extremes in various states (New York and California, for example) and industries (technologymanufacturing), which are possible exceptions to the normal rules of fashion. But it might surprise you to learn that those extremes have, over the last couple of years, begun to move closer to the middle ground.

Nowadays, if you were to ask 100 people their opinion about what to wear to an interview, the majority would answer, “Dress on the conservative side.”

Anna Soo Wildermuth, an image consultant and past president of the Association of Image Consultants International, says, “Clothes should be a part of who you are and should not be noticed.” She cites 10 dressing faux pas to avoid when interview time comes around:

  • Wild Nail Polish: This tip is for women or men. Extremely long or uncut nails are a real turnoff, too. Your nails should be groomed and neat.
  • Jangly Jewelry: Don’t wear more than two rings per hand or one earring per ear. And no face jewelry or ankle bracelets allowed.
  • Open-Toed or Backless Shoes: And mules are a definite no-no. Out-of-date shoes should be thrown out or kept for other occasions.
  • Bare Legs: Wear stockings, even in humid summer weather. Stockings can be in neutral colors or a fashion color to match your shoes.
  • Out-of-Date Suits: These have lapels that are too wide (three inches or more) or too narrow (one inch or less). A good tailor can alter lapels. The style for men’s jackets is full-body and looser rather than fitted or tight.
  • Short Skirts: Hemlines should not be more than three inches above the knee. Don’t wear capri pants or leggings to the interview.
  • Leather Jackets for Men or Women: Even leather blazers are not good for interviewing purposes. They look like outerwear.
  • Turtlenecks for Men: A tie is preferable, at least in the first go-round. At the very least, wear a collared shirt.
  • Printed or Trendy Handbags: Purses should be conservative and inconspicuous.
  • Red Briefcases: Briefcases, purses and shoes should all be conservative in color and in good condition.

Conservative colors in various shades of blue and gray are best. Wearing black to the interview could be viewed as too serious. If you do wear black, make sure another color is near your face to soften the look. Brown is still considered questionable as a business color and probably should be avoided. Change your outfit’s look for a second interview by wearing a different color blouse, shirt, scarf or tie.

An interview is not the place to make a fashion statement, though those in the creative/design field and the very famous can be more adventurous. Everyone else should opt for a conservative look. “More and more companies are returning to traditional professional dress,” Wildermuth says.

Whatever you wear should accent the fact that you’re a professional who’s ready to get to work at a new job. Let common sense guide you, and it should be easy to avoid fashion blunders that could damage your chances of getting to the next step in the process. In this market, it is essential that you look good and your appearance is right for the job.

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10 Interviewing Rules

By Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer

In the current job market, you’d better have your act together, or you won’t stand a chance against the competition. Check yourself on these 10 basic points before you go on that all-important interview.

1. Do Your Research

Researching the company before the interview and learning as much as possible about its services, products, customers and competition will give you an edge in understanding and addressing the company’s needs. The more you know about the company and what it stands for, the better chance you have of selling yourself in the interview. You also should find out about the company’s culture to gain insight into your potential happiness on the job.

2. Look Sharp

Select what to wear to the interview. Depending on the industry and position, get out your best interview clothes and check them over for spots and wrinkles. Even if the company has a casual environment, you don’t want to look like you slept in your outfit. Above all, dress for confidence. If you feel good, others will respond to you accordingly.

3. Be Prepared

Bring along a folder containing extra copies of your resume, a copy of your references and paper to take notes. You should also have questions prepared to ask at the end of the interview. For extra assurance, print a copy of Monster’s handy interview take-along checklist.

4. Be on Time

Never arrive late to an interview. Allow extra time to arrive early in the vicinity, allowing for factors like getting lost. Enter the building 10 to 15 minutes before the interview.

5. Show Enthusiasm

A firm handshake and plenty of eye contact demonstrate confidence. Speak distinctly in a confident voice, even though you may feel shaky.

6. Listen

One of the most neglected interview skills is listening. Make sure you are not only listening, but also reading between the lines. Sometimes what is not said is just as important as what is said.

7. Answer the Question Asked

Candidates often don’t think about whether they are actually answering the questions their interviewers ask. Make sure you understand what is being asked, and get further clarification if you are unsure.

8. Give Specific Examples

One specific example of your background is worth 50 vague stories. Prepare your stories before the interview. Give examples that highlight your successes and uniqueness. Your past behavior can indicate your future performance.

9. Ask Questions

Many interviewees don’t ask questions and miss the opportunity to find out valuable information. Thequestions you ask indicate your interest in the company or job.

10. Follow Up

Whether it’s through email or regular mail, the interview follow-up is one more chance to remind the interviewer of all the valuable traits you bring to the job and company. Don’t miss this last chance to market yourself.

It is important to appear confident and cool for the interview. One way to do that is to be prepared to the best of your ability. There is no way to predict what an interview holds, but by following these important rules you will feel less anxious and will be ready to positively present yourself.

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Three Job-Interview Myths

By Charles Purdy, Monster Senior Editor

Think you know all there is to know about interviewing for a job? According to career coach David Couper, many surprising myths surround job interviews. In his book Outsiders on the Inside, Couper lists several myths that, if you believe them, may prevent you from landing your dream job.

So here’s the truth about three of those myths — as well as several tips on making the most of a job interview:

Myth 1: The Interviewer Is Prepared

“The person interviewing you is likely overworked and stressed because he needs to hire someone,” Couper says. “He may have barely glanced at your resume and given no thought to your qualifications.”

What You Can Do: Think of a job opening as a set of problems to which you are the solution. Prepare for an interview by identifying the problems hinted at in the job ad (if there’s no job ad, research the company and industry) and preparing examples of how you’ll solve them. For instance, if one of the primary job requirements is to write press releases, the problem the employer has is a lack of effective press releases. For the interview, you could prepare a story about specific results you’ve achieved with press releases you’ve written. Show how you can solve that problem.

Myth 2: The Interviewer Will Ask the Right Questions

Many interviewers prepare no questions beyond “tell me about yourself,” says Couper. And in some cases, you may be interviewing with a human resources representative or a high-level manager who doesn’t have a lot of specific information about the open job’s duties.

What You Can Do: Prepare several effective sound bites that highlight your past successes and your skills. A sound bite is succinct and not too detailed, so it’s catchy and easy to remember — “I was the company’s top salesperson for eight months in 2008,” for example.

Reference letters are another great source of sound bites. If a former manager wrote something about how amazing you are, quote her (and offer to leave a copy of the reference letter when you leave the interview). For instance, “Company Z’s art director called me the most thorough and well-prepared project manager she’d ever worked with — and that ability to plan for any possible problem is something on which I pride myself.”

Myth 3: The Most Qualified Person Gets the Job

No one believes this myth any more, right? As Couper says, “Less-qualified but more outgoing candidates may win over an interviewer’s heart.”

What You Can Do: If you’re on the shy or introverted side, practicing your interview techniques beforehand is key. Work with a close friend or relative until you’re comfortable with your interview answers. You never want to be stuck with a short, one-word answer — so prepare explanations and examples to discuss.

Also, research the interviewer. Find her profile on LinkedIn or look for recent news about the company. To set the tone for a friendly interaction, find a reason to compliment her for a professional accomplishment or her company’s success. And don’t forget to smile and make eye contact.

Finally, keep in mind that looks matter: You should be well-groomed and dressed to impress. If you’re not sure how formal your attire should be, ask the human resources person you’ve been dealing with what’s typical. Alternatively, find someone inside the company to ask, or check the About Us page on the company’s Web site. If the management team is pictured in dark suits and neckties, you’ll likely want to dress as formally as possible. If the CEO is pictured in a T-shirt, business-casual clothes are fine (but you’ll rarely want to dress more casually than that).

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Is Your Body Language Holding You Back?

By NicoleWilliams.com staff

Whether you’re sitting in a conference room for a job interview or a coffee shop on a date, your body language speaks volumes before you even open your mouth. Are you nervous and impatient? Or engaged and interested? You spent so much time perfecting your resume, be sure to put your best foot forward in person, too.

We’ve all heard reminders from well-meaning parents and professors to “sit up straight!” or “don’t fidget!” But there are a couple of body language blunders that may surprise you. We got the scoop from body language expert Janine Driver. Here are the moves to avoid whether you’re on an interview or a date.

1. Gesturing wildly: Some of us naturally talk with our hands (guilty), and while this can sometimes convey enthusiasm, it can also backfire. “You want to keep your hand gestures within the frame of your body,” says Driver. “If it goes outside your shoulder length, you’re giving the impression that you’re out of control. Hand gestures should also match the level of your audience. Your gestures should be big on a big presentation. On a date, you should keep your gestures small, and don’t go outside your body.” As someone who’s prone to knocking over drinks in a bar, I’d have to agree with her!

2. Touching your face: Job seekers should avoid fidgeting (which can come off as anxious), but especially near the face. “There’s a myth out there that if you touch your face you’re lying,” explains Driver. “A lot of hiring managers believe that it’s true, so be careful of touching your face.” Also, looking at someone’s lips rather than their eyes can feel sexual, according to Driver, so steer clear of the lips unless you’re in a bar or similar setting.

3. Sitting up a little too straight: Is there such a thing as too-perfect posture? Yes, according to Driver. “You actually want to relax a little bit, because otherwise you’ll give the impression that you’re inflexible. Don’t look like Bill Murray slouched on a seat or appear too stiff like Lilith from ‘Cheers’.” So how do you find the happy medium? Picture yourself before the actual interview or date. “The best athletes literally visualize themselves being successful,” explains Driver. “The faking-it will seem more natural.”

4. Folding the hands: This is a polite, demure pose that many of us learned from our mothers. But Driver advises against it, especially in an interview setting. “That’s how people sit on ‘The Apprentice’ before they’re fired,” she points out. “It’s a begging pose and it’s very passive. [Employers] are looking for people who are charismatic. Hands should be relaxed on the table or desk or lap. You may want the other person to be able to see your hands, because it’s like putting all your cards on the table.”

5. Leaning back in your chair: When you lean forward, you convey interest. Conversely, leaning back expresses indifference or disinterest. Of course, you can also use this information when you’re sizing up an interviewer or date. “After you give them an answer, do they learn forward or back? If all of a sudden they lean backwards, you need to reevaluate or clarify,” suggests Driver. Finally, a way to figure out what they’re really thinking!

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-preparation/use-cleverness-with-caution-in-the-interview-hot-jobs/article.aspx

Use Cleverness with Caution in the Interview

By Tom Musbach

Well-meaning job seekers sometimes get too creative when making their cases to potential employers, such as the candidate who said he was “allergic to unemployment.”

The contrived allergy and other wacky pitches were revealed by hiring executives in a survey by Accountemps, a large staffing service for financial professionals.

Creativity Can Backfire

The group of 150 senior executives offered several other examples of candidates going too far in their attempts to stand out:

  • “One candidate said that we should hire him because he would be a great addition to our softball team.”
  • “A candidate sang all her responses to interview questions.”
  • “One individual said we had nice benefits, which was good because he was going to need to take a lot of leave in the next year.”
  • “An applicant once told me she wanted the position because she wanted to get away from dealing with people.”

The statements above reflect poor approaches to a common interview question: “Why should I hire you?”  Career experts offer several alternatives that can help job candidates respond more successfully.

Break It Down

Richard Phillips, founder of Advantage Career Solutions in Palo Alto, California, suggests a three-step approach that flows from the job description:

  • Begin your answer by listing the top three to five requirements of the job as you understand them, based on your research and what you’ve learned in the interview.
  • Summarize how your skills and experience will enable you to make a significant impact in those areas.
  • Finish by stating your interest in the organization. Keep it short and sweet.

Tailor Your Story

Joe Turner, author of Job Secrets Unlocked, suggests you prepare your best “story” to answer the question by showing how you will go the extra mile.

“Here is where you tell that story of exactly how you worked 60-hour weeks, acquired new skills, or whatever it took to distinguish yourself and meet the challenge head-on to successfully make the sale, save the project, rescue a client or whatever it was,” he says. “If you can monetize the end result, your story will only be that much more dramatic. Since no other candidate can duplicate your own personal story here, you’ll make a memorable impression.”

Run With Your Ideas

During the process of researching the employer and preparing for the interview, think of what you might do if you had the position, advises Carla-Krystin Andrade, author of Kick Start Your Job Search.

“Perhaps you have an idea for a new feature for their product or a new process that is relevant to the position,” she says. “This is the perfect time to tell them about this idea and show them how you would bring value to the position if they hired you.”

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-preparation/job-interview-pointers-fogarty/article.aspx

Job Interview Tips

Get Advice and Insight from Waggener Edstrom’s Staffing Partner

By Thad Peterson, Monster Staff Writer

Like many career advice experts, Steve Fogarty, staffing partner at Waggener Edstrom, says candidates should research a company thoroughly before an interview. And if the company is a private firm, that’s not an excuse to skip doing your homework.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and finding a way to gather information on a company “distinguishes the great candidates from the good candidates,” says Fogarty.

Consider Fogarty’s company, a large independent public relations agency. He says that if someone were trying to find out about Waggener Edstrom, the candidate could take a number of steps. In addition to simply visiting the company’s Web site, joining a trade organization like the Public Relations Society of America would almost certainly give someone interested in his company exposure to people who work there.

Fogarty offers a less conventional method as well: “People might be able to find a press release that one of our PR people has written and contact that person and say, ‘I saw your press release. It looks really good. Would you be open to me asking a few questions? I’m doing research on your company.’ That’s a way to get information.”

What else can you do to improve your chances at the interview? Try these tips from Fogarty:

Be Concise

Interviewees rambling on is one of the most common interview blunders Fogarty sees. “You really have to listen to the question, and answer the question, and answer it concisely,” he says. “So many people can’t get this basic thing down. You ask them a question, and they go off on a tangent. They might think you want to hear what they’re saying, but they didn’t answer your question.”

Provide Examples

It’s one thing to say you can do something; it’s another to give examples of things you have done. “Come with a toolbox of examples of the work you’ve done,” advises Fogarty. “You should come and anticipate the questions a recruiter‘s going to ask based on the requirement of the role. Think of recent strong strategic examples of work you’ve done, then when the question is asked, answer with specifics, not in generalities. You should say, ‘Yes, I’ve done that before. Here’s an example of a time I did that…,’ and then come back and ask the recruiter, ‘Did that answer your question?'”

Be Honest

Somehow, candidates get the impression that a good technique is to dance around difficult interview questions. “If you don’t have a skill, just state it. Don’t try to cover it up by talking and giving examples that aren’t relevant. You’re much better off saying you don’t have that skill but perhaps you do have some related skills, and you’re happy to tell them about that if they like.”

Keep Your Guard Up

According to Fogarty, you can split recruiters into two schools. There are those who are very straight-laced and serious, and candidates had better take the process seriously as well when dealing with them.

“Then you have recruiters like me,” he says, chuckling. “I’m going to be that candidate’s best friend when they call me. My technique is to put them at ease, because I want them to tell me everything, and a lot of candidates mess up in this area. They start to think, ‘Oh, this guy is cool. I can tell him anything.’ And then they cross the line.” And that can take a candidate out of contention. Remember: Always maintain your professionalism.

Ask Great Questions

Another of Fogarty’s interview tips is to come ready with good questions to ask. He says nothing impresses him more than a really good question that not only shows you’ve researched the company in general, but also the specific job you’re hoping to land in particular. “That makes me go, ‘Wow, this person has really done their homework. They not only know the company, but they know the role.'”

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-preparation/boost-your-interview-iq/article.aspx

10 Tips to Boost Your Interview Skills

By Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer

Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies to enhance your interview skills.

Practice Good Nonverbal Communication

It’s about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a firmhandshake. That first nonverbal impression can be a great beginning — or quick ending — to your interview.

Dress for the Job or Company

Today’s casual dress codes do not give you permission to dress as “they” do when you interview. It is important to know what to wear to an interview and to be well-groomed. Whether you wear a suit or something less formal depends on the company culture and the position you are seeking. If possible, call to find out about the company dress code before the interview.

Listen

From the very beginning of the interview, your interviewer is giving you information, either directly or indirectly. If you are not hearing it, you are missing a major opportunity. Good communication skills include listening and letting the person know you heard what was said. Observe your interviewer, and match that style and pace.

Don’t Talk Too Much 

Telling the interviewer more than he needs to know could be a fatal mistake. When you have not prepared ahead of time, you may ramble when answering interview questions, sometimes talking yourself right out of the job. Prepare for the interview by reading through the job posting, matching your skills with the position’s requirements and relating only that information.

Don’t Be Too Familiar 

The interview is a professional meeting to talk business. This is not about making a new friend. Your level of familiarity should mimic the interviewer’s demeanor. It is important to bring energy and enthusiasm to the interview and to ask questions, but do not overstep your place as a candidate looking for a job.

Use Appropriate Language

It’s a given that you should use professional language during the interview. Be aware of any inappropriate slang words or references to age, race, religion, politics or sexual orientation — these topics could send you out the door very quickly.

Don’t Be Cocky

Attitude plays a key role in your interview success. There is a fine balance between confidence, professionalism and modesty. Even if you’re putting on a performance to demonstrate your ability, overconfidence is as bad, if not worse, as being too reserved.

Take Care to Answer the Questions

When interviewers ask for an example of a time when you did something, they are asking behavioral interview questions, which are designed to elicit a sample of your past behavior. If you fail to relate a specific example, you not only don’t answer the question, but you also miss an opportunity to prove your ability and talk about your skills.

Ask Questions

When asked if they have any questions, most candidates answer, “No.” Wrong answer. Part of knowing how to interview is being ready to ask questions that demonstrate an interest in what goes on in the company. Asking questions also gives you the opportunity to find out if this is the right place for you. The best questions come from listening to what you’re asked during the interview and asking for additional information.

Don’t Appear Desperate

When you interview with the “please, please hire me” approach, you appear desperate and less confident. Reflect the three Cs during the interview: cool, calm and confidence. You know you can do the job; make sure the interviewer believes you can, too.

 

Part 4 – 실전 반복 및 롤 플레이

Class 1

100 Potential Interview Questions(1-20)

Class 2

100 Potential Interview Questions(21-40)

Class 3

100 Potential Interview Questions(41-60)

Class 4

100 Potential Interview Questions(61-80)

Class 5

100 Potential Interview Questions(81-100)

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