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What Is a Video Job Interview?

Video job interviews are becoming more common as technology improves and travel budgets shrink. A video job interview (a form of videoconferencing) is a live, two-way electronic job interview that permits [more…]

The Pros and Cons of Video Job Interviews

Some benefits and drawbacks of video job interviewing are obvious, but other pros and cons of video interviewing will emerge as employers and job seekers gain more experience in using the technology. Video [more…]

What to Do Before and During a Video Job Interview

Preparation is key for doing a remote video job interview, just as it is for an in-person interview. These tips and guidelines on how to get ready for a video job interview will help to ensure that you [more…]

Making a Good Impression in a Video Job Interview

Making a good impression in a video job interview can be more challenging than in an in-person interview. Although the content of a video interview is much the same as an in-person interview, the [more…]

Screening Job Interview: Make the First Cut

A screening interview — or first-cut job interview — weeds out all applicants except the best qualified. Know what to expect during a job screening interview so you can hone your answers. [more…]

Selection Job Interview: Decision Time

In the selection interview, sometimes called the decision interview, you meet with a supervisor, department head, or another person who has the authority to hire you. Often this interviewer will be your [more…]

Promotion Job Interview: Career Advancement Tips

A promotion interview is inevitable if you seek a career advancement. Promotion interviews are conducted for an employee who is a candidate for a higher job position within the company. Moving up from [more…]

How to Interview with Job Recruiters

A job recruiter (or headhunter) is an intermediary between the employer and you, who interviews people to fill positions with the best available candidates. [more…]

How to Prepare for a Second Job Interview

Being called back for a second interview is a good sign: You're closer to being offered a job. To ace your second interview, be sure you understand the dynamics at play. The second interview may turn out [more…]

How to Master a Group Job Interview

In a group interview, you'll find yourself center stage before a large crowd of perhaps 5 to 12 questioners. A group interview may also be called a panel, board, team, collective, or committee interview [more…]

Preparing for Serial Interviews for a Job Position

A serial interview involves a group of people, but not all at once. You are handed off from person to person. In a serial interview, you typically are passed from the initial screener to a line manager [more…]

Understanding the Behavior-Based Job Interview

A behavior-based interview relies on storytelling — examples of what you’ve done in previous jobs that support your claims. In behavior-based interviewing techniques, candidates are asked how they have [more…]

Understanding the Directive Job Interview

The directive interview is one in which the job interviewer maintains complete control and walks you through the discussion to uncover what the interviewer wants to know. The patterned interview is similar [more…]

Understanding the Nondirective Job Interview

A nondirective interview is a type of job interview that rewards you for leading the discussion. Nondirective interviews often occur when you meet line managers who don’t know much about professional interviewing [more…]

Understanding the Stress Job Interview

In a stress interview, the interviewer intentionally uses various intimidation tactics to attempt to put pressure on you. Recognize the hazing in a stress interview for what it is — either a genuine test [more…]

How to Prepare for a Mealtime Job Interview

A job interview held during a meal may seem relaxed and social, but stay as alert as you would in any other location. Mealtime interviewers are watching you carefully. You could receive a mealtime invite [more…]

Remote Interviews from College Campuses and Job Fairs

When you get ready for job interviews on a college campus or at job fairs, are called remote because they take place away from the company’s home base. You may need to prepare for remote interviews in [more…]

Researching Companies before Job Interviews

Information is everything — and everywhere. Many job seekers have become nonchalant about researching a company before a job interview. An indifferent attitude toward pre-interview research may not devalue [more…]

Employer Questions to Research before a Job Interview

When you're preparing for a job interview by researching the company, there are several questions you should be able to answer after completing your research. Use the questions listed below as a checklist [more…]

Understanding Global Job Interviews and Cultural Norms

Seeking a job and interviewing for a global company is easier because of technology like the Internet and online video conferencing. Western-style employment practices, sparked especially by American-based [more…]

Trends in Wireless and Video Job Interviews

The emerging trends in wireless and video job interviews are fueled by high-speed Web access and cheap technology. Webcams can be used for job interviews that take place when, for one reason or another [more…]

How to Prepare for a Phone Interview

The telephone continues to be a popular and powerful audio medium for conducting job screening interviews. Recruiters commonly use phone screening interviews to home in on your possible lack of qualifications [more…]

Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

If a job recruiter or other type of interview screener from a company requests a phone interview with you, you can advance through that phone-screening process with help from these tips. Remember that [more…]

What to Expect from Online Videoconference Job Interviews

Companies can curb time and travel expenses in their hiring practices by using videoconference job interviewing to narrow down the field of applicants. Online videoconferencing has been around for years [more…]

Out-of-Town Job Interviews: Who Pays for Travel Costs?

Going on far-away job interviews are worth the effort, but who pays for travel costs? If a company contacts you and requires an out-of-town interview, the company should pay for all your travel costs. [more…]


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