Preparing to Ace a Video Interview

Video interviews are becoming increasingly common. Between changing technology and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, chances are high that your next interview may be conducted online instead of in person. In many ways, preparing for a video interview is exactly like getting ready for an in-person interview. You’ll still want to think of some questions and answers beforehand, prepare …

Questions for Interviewers

The candidates who have impressed me the most are those who come prepared with good questions, and those who seem to be most interested in the company…and me. The candidates who fail to make much of an impression rarely have good questions. In addition to impressing an interviewer, I believe you owe it to yourself to find out as much …

Money Talks

  Money, money, money- MONEY!  Everyone likes to have money, but many people feel awkward when it comes to the salary of a new job.  As a job seeker prepares for an interview, money is an area that needs to be thought through before you get there. Well a few good points from our Crossroads Career Workbook in Step 6 …

Informational Interviews

An Informational Interview is an interview that you schedule and hold with a person who is currently working or has worked in an industry, company, or career you are considering. The purpose is to gather critical information from an insider’s point of view. This post covers the goals, essential rules of engagement and some sample questions.

How to Wow Interviewers

Are you sure that your next interview will result in a job offer?  For most of us, the answer is probably no! Interview success rates average about 10%. How great would it be if your interviewer concluded with “Wow! That was impressive!” Let’s start with 3 basic principles of sorting through opportunities by interviewing: Help them connect what they need …

3 Ways Nerves Kill Your Interview

Kristin Sherry (Author of Follow Your Star, Volunteer with Crossroads Career and Founder of Virtus Career Consulting) helps her clients love Mondays. Today she shares on our blog 3 ways nerves can kill your interview and 7 ways to keep your nerves in check. _____________________ Have you ever visited a friend or family member with a dog that gets so nervous …

Top 10 Tips for Best-Ever STAR Stories

STAR-Stories

The work of resume writing, networking and interviews is no picnic, but it can prepare you for being picked. Whether you are employed or not, misemployed or happily employed, you are always a potential candidate for a promotion or a new position. What will make the difference to going higher and getting hired? Your accomplishments make you stand out as …

Toughest Job in the World Interview

Interviews are tough enough. How would you feel about interviewing online for the toughest job in the world? Watch and see how tough it can be! Who wants a job that requires 24×7 availability for years, physical endurance, mental resilience, and a variety of relationship and tactical skills? Would you take a job that not only paid nothing, but could actually cost …