Posts Tagged ‘interview strategy’

How Technology is Replacing Humans And Taking Our Jobs

Workplace efficiency has grown exponentially due to technological updates driving companies to the next level. We’ve become faster problem solvers and worldwide communicators at the click of a button. But, as technological capabilities have grown, so have their power to replace us. No longer are qualified, human candidates your only competition for the full-time job…

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How to Beat Your Fellow Human Resources Professionals to the Best Jobs

I’ve noticed 10 underlying assumptions (through my work with human resources executives who transitioned sectors including to digital shops, top-five consulting firms, and financial services multinationals i.e. services companies) that interviewers make about human resources job candidates. When you’ve spent a majority of your career in human resources, the good assumptions are: • You have…

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How to Beat Your Fellow Engineers to the Best Jobs

I’ve noticed 10 underlying assumptions (through my work with candidates looking at VC-backed startups, Medtronic, Bloomberg i.e. technology-driven companies) that interviewers make about engineering job candidates. When you’ve spent a majority of your career in an engineering role, the good assumptions are: • You are analytical. • You enjoy making things. • You are realistic.…

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How to Beat Your Fellow Marketers to the Best Jobs

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It’s nearly impossible to wing job interviews, especially for the best internships and full-time jobs in marketing. Selling what’s on your résumé is no longer that impressive—you now also have to anticipate and address the assumptions your interviewers will be making about your skills (as well as your gaps). These enhanced expectations call for you…

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Why Supply Chain Professionals Are Good / Not So Good

I’ve noticed 10 underlying assumptions (through my work with candidates looking at Johnson & Johnson, Estee Lauder, Nike i.e. consumer-focused companies) that interviewers make about supply chain job candidates. When you’ve spent a majority of your career in a supply chain role, the good assumptions are: • You can create win-win partnerships. • You know…

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Why Marketers Are Good / Not So Good

I’ve noticed 10 underlying assumptions (through my work with candidates looking at Google, AmEx, IBM i.e. data-driven companies) that interviewers make about marketing job candidates. When you’ve spent a majority of your career in a marketing role, the good assumptions are: • You are creative. • You are an abstract thinker and ‘brainstorm’ well. •…

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[Example Included] How to Pitch Yourself

Last week, I shared that the most effective strategy for answering this typical “conversation starter” interview question relies on your understanding of your interviewer(s). What are his interests? What are his priorities? I went further to help give you ideas on how to go about understanding an interviewer before you meet with him. Now, let’s…

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Want to step into a more strategic role?

This month, I’ve set out to help you imagine what it is like to be the interviewer. I’ve found that while coaching high-performing executives the act of brainstorming what an interviewer may have on his mind has proven to be a quite effective interview preparation strategy. It has been useful in particular when I’m coaching…

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