Category Archives: Interviewing
You’ve gone through what seemed like a great phone screening or interview with a potential employer. Now you’ve sent a follow up email…and there’s radio silence.
This is a common and very frustrating experience for job seekers—and it’s not easy to figure out how to handle it delicately.
Chances are that if you’re not hearing from hiring managers there’s a reason. It could be anything from a decision-maker’s vacation to a sudden budget freeze. Sending one or two well-timed follow-up emails probably won’t lose you points, but it may not elicit meaningful updates. Continue reading
Those who are active in a job search will come across three important stages: interviews with HR, 2nd & 3rd round interviews with upper management, and the final rounds of interviews and salary negotiation. Depending on where you may run into trouble, there are different solutions. Here are 9 ways you can accelerate that process.
Ivy Exec’s Senior Resume Writer, Laura Hill shares more thoughts on using a PARs strategy (Problem-Action-Result strategy) to nail an interview…
PARs, as described in Part 1 of this post, are stories that describe Problems, Actions, and Results you’ve delivered for your employers. These concrete examples of how you solved problems at a prior job are compelling testimonials of your abilities. They make a memorable, positive impression on interviewers that can give you an edge in landing a job.
What kind of material is right for PARs? First, use specific examples of key accomplishments and other Continue reading
Ivy Exec’s Senior Resume Writer, Laura Hill shares her thoughts on using a PARs strategy to nail an interview…
In the past decade the interview process for job-seekers has changed radically, rendering many professionals who haven’t looked for a job in a while woefully unprepared. In recent years recruiters and employers increasingly have adopted “behavioral” (also known as “competency” or “performance-based”) interview techniques. This approach holds that past performance—and the behavior that produced it—is a good predictor of future performance.
Interviewers seek specifics about what you actually did, why you did it, and Continue reading
Elena Bajic, Ivy Exec Founder & CEO
Have you prepared your perfect pitch for your next interview? In this Forbes article, Elena Bajic details 6 tips, starting with preparing, to delivering, and following up.
Click here to read the full post.
Have you tried to break into the investment banking world or the consulting sector without success? Read on for a healthy dose of perspective from Victor Cheng, strategic advisor to Fortune 500 CEO’s, mentor to aspiring consultants worldwide, and McKinsey alum.
I applied to every investment bank on Wall Street not even getting an interview with most, and not getting past round 1 with any of them. This was after spending 2 weeks networking on Wall Street at Lehman, Bear Sterns, Goldman, JP Morgan, etc.
It is very easy to interpret such experiences in a Continue reading
This post was shared by Brazen Careerist and authored by Jim Hopkinson.
Quick decision: You’re on the way to the office in the morning, and you need a pick-me-up. Should you stop at Dunkin’ Donuts for a coffee, or grab a smoothie at Jamba Juice? According to the series of diet books “Eat This, Not That,” the decision could make a big impact on your waistline. If you go easy on the milk and sugar, that simple coffee will be less than 25 calories. But if you opt for the Jamba Juice Continue reading