I was interviewed by Canadian Business magazine on how to respond to bizarre interview questions. While out-of-the-box interview questions are nothing new, they do take on new forms to reflect the times. I’m not convinced that all interviewers have a specific intent and valid expectation of what they hope to get from the question. Typically, […]
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Follow-up phone calls certainly aren’t out of the place, in particular if you have made it to the short-list, and if you have other opportunities that you are trying to manage. Here are some factors to consider: Timing: It is always a good idea to understand where possible, where you are in the timing of […]
A common practice in interviewing for senior roles is to require candidates to make a presentation, with the hiring organization issuing instructions on time limit and subject. While this may seem like a daunting experience, it can actually be good for your candidacy, if you prepare. Presenting puts you in the driver’s seat and allows […]
Will you get hired just because you sent a thank-you letter? No, likely not. Could it help your candidacy? Absolutely. The strength of your candidacy is made up of many different data points. Your ability to do the job. Your professional background. Your education and credentials. Whether you were an applicant, headhunted, or referred to […]