How to Ace a Skype Interview

Skype-interview-aceAuthor: Phoebe Spinks
Source: The Undercover Recruiter

The world is more connected today than it’s ever been. Thanks to travel and technology, you can patch into almost anyone, anywhere at any time. Increasing global mobility is changing the jobs market, too. The interview process isn’t always the traditional face-to-face method anymore.

What does this mean? Well, mastering the art of the question / answer meeting is not enough anymore, oh no. Now there’s a high chance you’ll have to come to terms with video and phone interviews, which come with their own set of unwritten rules and keys to success.

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The Ultimate Guide to Video Interviews

Header2Author: Pamela Skillings
Source: Big Interview

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that most candidates (i.e. your competitors) are terrible at video interviews.

The bad news is that you’re likely in the same boat — but not for long.

Alex Andrei & Pamela Skillings bring you an in-depth guide for preparing for your next video interview.

The ability to shine in a video interview requires some skills and savvy beyond basic job interview best practices.

And now that more and more companies are using video interviews at some stage in the hiring process (60% or more, depending on which survey you read), you can certainly count on a video interview in your near future.

In this guide, we’ll explain how to properly prepare and stage every facet of the video interview to give you the best chance possible.

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10 Ways to Shine in your Dream Job Interview

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Author: CJ Goulding
Source: Lifehack

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked younger me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” or its adult counterpart, “What are you going to do with your degree?” I would be sitting in the middle of one of Forbes’ lists of the richest people in the world. Every single person has a dream job in mind, and although the particular job may change from age 12 to age 22, we spend our lives preparing for that special opportunity to arise. Now it’s 2014, and you have been called to come in for that dream job interview. So here are some tips to ace that interview and get the job you’ve been hoping for and working towards.

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The 10 Hardest Interview Questions, and How To Answer Them

difficult-interview-questionsSource: Undercover Recruiter

A job interview is always a daunting prospect, and in today’s economic downturn, companies are being more selective about who they hire. One of the ways they can filter out the unwanted applicants is to ask difficult questions.

Very often how these questions are answered makes the difference between success and failure. This tactic helps the employer find the right applicants, but also difficult questions provide an opportunity for those who are prepared with the right answers.

So, here are some of the tough questions you are likely to come across in a job interview, along with strategies to help you answer them.

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The 3 Stages of a Successful Job Interview

interview-e1458312107965Author: Sophie Deering
Source: Undercover Recruiter

Congrats, your resume caught the eye of your target employer! Now the only thing standing between you and the job is the interview, so it’s essential that you nail the thing!

It’s not only the interview itself that will determine your success however; in order to really put yourself in the running, it’s important that you are fully prepared ahead of the day and leave a lasting impression after the meeting.

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10 Best Interview Tips for Job Seekers

too-awesomeAuthor: Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.
Source: Quint Careers

When you have successfully mastered cover letters, resumes, and job applications and are receiving requests for interviews, it’s time to understand how to succeed in the job interview so that you move ever closer to your goal of obtaining one or more job offers.

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Interviewing After A Layoff

shutterstock_176125598Author: Peggy Mckee
Source: Career Realism

If you’ve been laid off from your job, you may feel like there’s a giant spotlight on you that makes interviews feel more like interrogations. Being laid off is a difficult situation and you do need to be careful about what you say. However, there are ways to answer interview questions about your layoff that make sense and make them feel good about offering you the job.

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