Do you interview like a master?

We had a summary call with one of our clients the other day:
Career Angel, “How is your job search going? I saw that you had 8 interviews during the last 4 weeks.”
Client, “It’s really bad. Nothing concrete.”
Career Angel, “But you’ve had 24 interviews over the past 3 months.”
Client, “No, no… I had only 4 real interviews. The other ones were just general calls or meetings.”
[Note: our client actually generated 2 job offers, one of which was accepted.]

First things first. What is an interview? Read more

How (not) to prepare for interviews

In short: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

Make sure you tick all the boxes of the below checklist:

Your online presence is flawless
In the Internet era, the first impression is no longer the physical impression we make, but the virtual one. Stay in control of your online reputation. Read more

What I learned from 32 grueling interviews

About this TED talk: What’s less fun than a job interview? Try doing it again. And again. And again. Ashwini endured 32 interviews before she landed a job and kept notes on every experience and lesson along the way. Ranging from funny to unbelievable, she shares what she learned (Lesson 3. don’t wear green) and shows what it’s like to search for work as an aspiring businesswoman in India.
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Job Interview Preparation Strategies: What To Do And What To Skip

From Forbes: a job interview is not just any conversation – the stakes are high, the employer is probing you, there is a lot of material to cover in a short amount of time.

Here are 5 preparation strategies to ensure you’re at your best for your next interview. To read the article, click here

Be aware of the “Paper Manager”!

If you have ever recruited a manager, you are probably familiar with the following:
– you receive dozens of CVs
– you delete 50% of them as they are inappropriate (eg.: an electrician from Ghana living in Vienna recently applied to our LinkedIn Job Ad for Career Angels)
– you sift through the rest and discard some more
– you select 10 to actually interview Read more

References – to check or not to check?

Reference checks are often used as a tool supporting the recruitment and candidate verification process, especially when it comes to recruiting managers and top executives.

Form: verbal or written?
My experience from recruitment firms shows that the vast majority of employers expect verbal references. What about recommendation / reference letters? Read more

The devil is in the details (shoes)

With all things being equal, the details decide.

Translating this statement into our field:

With all things being equal: when a company talks to the best three candidates (= the shortlist) who have graduated Read more

CEO Interview Tips

This time we are sharing an article called:

10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter
by Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., with Carol E. Curtis

Here’s the link: Read more