Interview Guideposted by Anna Mar, June 04, 2013
Job interviews may be the closest you ever get to the primal competition for survival.
The quality of your resume, your knowledge of interview strategy and your ability to convincingly answer interview questions are essential professional survival skills.
After all, a single job interview can change your life for the better or worse. Your interview skills can make a big difference to your financial prosperity and personal fulfillment.
You have worked hard to build your professional skills. It would be a shame not to show your true abilities in an interview.
You want to be the candidate who inspires. The candidate with the compelling story. The candidate with the professional polish.
You want to be the candidate who wins.
The following guide is designed for professionals who are serious about improving their interview performance. It covers resume tips, interview strategy and a large number of practice interview questions by profession.
Your ResumeEssential tips and tools for your resume.
|Objectives||Resume Objectives (5 Steps)
|Skills||Skill Inventory For Your Resume (1000+ Standard Skills)
|Power Words||Effective Verbs for Resumes (140 Verbs)
Danger Verbs for Resume (16 Verbs)
Interview StrategyA few strategies that may give you an edge in your next interview.
|Elevator Pitch||How to Write An Elevator Pitch For Interviews
Why you need an elevator pitch before your next interview.
|Strategies||9 Interview Strategies That Work
It's important to walk into an interview with a strategy that you're comfortable executing.
Interview Psychology Cheat Sheet
The 13 things you need to know about interview psychology.
Interview the Interviewer
3 questions interviewers want you to ask.
The 3 traps to avoid.
|Skills||55 Interview Skills for Job Seekers
The most critical professional skill set of all: the interview itself.
|Challenges||Why The Best Candidate Doesn't Always Get the Job
Candidate selection isn't about who has the most experience and qualifications.
Do You Make These 4 Mistakes In Interviews?
These mistakes aren't obvious but can ruin your chances.
|Salary Negotiations||Salary Negotiations
9 steps to successful salary negotiations.
A guide to negotiation strategy and tactics.
Interview QuestionsA large collection of interview questions and answering guidelines that will help you prepare for your next interview.
|Interview Questions||CEO (100+ questions)
Executive Leadership (100+ questions)
Leadership (100+ questions)
CIO (100 questions)
Management (100+ questions)
IT Manager (100+ questions)
Project Managers (100+ questions)
Program Managers (90+ questions)
Enterprise Architects (100 questions)
Information Security (100 questions)
ITIL (100+ questions)
Business Analysts (100 questions)
Negotiation Skills (90+ questions)
Communication Skills (70 questions)
Emotional Intelligence (40+ questions)
Time Management (50 questions)
Innovation (50+ questions)
Sales (100+ questions)
Marketing (100+ questions)
|Answers||Answers to Difficult Questions
Answers to Sticky Questions
Answers to Oddball Questions
Answers to Open-Ended Questions
Professionals who excel at communication consistently outperform. |
A sample resignation letter and why it's a bad idea to be too creative.|
Everything you need to know to hire the best candidate.|
IT job description examples and templates.|