Let's face it, we all have fears and areas where we wish we were better. But here's a new take to that question, "What's your greatest weakness?"
Posts Tagged: Interviews
Interviewers can quickly develop a complete list of benefits that will appeal to every candidate and offer a comprehensive picture of the agency’s tangible strategic advantages to job-seekers.
Staying in the same job for your entire career is not a typical scenario for most government workers, making interviewing for jobs a necessary evil. Believe it or not if you prepare correctly, you can blow away the competition and never again be caught unprepared during an interview. In last week’s post about writing a... Read more »
Lauded as the "last honest newsman" by some and decried as a tool of the Obama administration by others, whether you like him or not, Jon Stewart has long been one of the country's most influential political comedians. Over the last 16 years, Jon Stewart has welcomed many government agency big shots into the interview hot seat on The Daily Show. Though... Read more »
I love podcasts. Podcasts are a great way to get smarter while you're doing the dishes, working out, or on your morning commute (unless you're bike commuting in traffic, in which case I can't recommend using headphones). Some of these will make you better at your job. Some will inform you about current events and... Read more »
Note: I did not write this, only edited a shared email down for brevity and flow. The credit goes to Nikki J. Thomas, my daughter's mentor. What they want: capable, hardworking, team player Do this: Prepare answers to questions like: Why choose you, tell us about you, what are your strengths/weaknesses, why you want the job, what... Read more »
Whether you're deep in the job hunt or just curious about new possibilities, an informational interview can be a fantastic way to get your foot in the door at a new company, build contacts, and score new opportunities. What's an informational interview? An informational interview is essentially a face-to-face conversation that lets you get information... Read more »
Does it seem like you just can't get a break when it comes to your job hunt? The phone interview seems to go well, you've made it to the in-person interview on time, you're dressed professionally, and you're qualified. But for some reason, all you keep hearing is, "We've decided to go with another candidate... Read more »
By Lily Whiteman, author of “How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job”; speaker on career issues; twitter: @Lilymwhiteman Although it doesn't say so on the invitation, every job interview is really a Bring Your Own Success Portfolio —BYOSP—event. What is a success portfolio? A collection of tangible materials that validates your qualifications and proves that... Read more »
You've shined your shoes, double-checked the directions, and practiced responding to all the standard interview questions – you're ready to go. As you walk in that door, remember that an interview should be just as much about whether a job is a good fit for you as whether you're a good fit for a job.... Read more »