Category Archives: Interviewing
The BlueSteps Blog has a wealth of articles for executives seeking to plan and develop their careers. We are pleased to present another installment of “BlueSteps Spotlight”, a sampling of several great articles from the BlueSteps collection.
We are already well into the new decade, but it’s not too late to look back and reflect on some of the major global developments of the past ten years. 10 Global Developments From The Last Decade That Changed The World.
Learn from the past so you can successfully plan and develop your future!
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The BlueSteps Blog has a wealth of articles for executives seeking to plan and develop their careers. We are pleased to present a new series: “BlueSteps Spotlight”, a sampling of several great articles from the BlueSteps collection.
If you are preparing to make a career move, make sure to read this article first:
Making an Executive Career Move – When, Why, and How?.
Hesitant about transitioning to a new career? This article lays out some of the important questions everyone should ask themselves before taking that next big step.
A great article about the Continue reading
Want to know how to be at the top of your game for job interviews? Join host Brad Agry as he discusses how to prepare for and be effective when you are face-to-face in a formal interview setting. Brad will show you how to set yourself apart from the competition and turn job leads into offers.
Brad Agry is a founding principal of CareerTeam Partners, a New York City career management consulting firm. A seasoned career coach, he has worked for over 15 years with individuals in a number of industries helping them both assess and actualize career paths. He Continue reading
Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart
When I ask new coaching clients to assess their interview technique, they never
distinguish between phone and live interviews. Many clients don’t even realize that
brief phone interactions are mini-interviews. Even when the phone call is scheduled in advance, some of my clients refer to it as a “screen,” as if this is something different or even less than an interview.
Make no mistake: telephone interactions are real interviews. Many times you can’t get invited for a live interview without passing muster by phone first. However, phone interviews are Continue reading
While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to interviews, one strategy that benefits everyone is to make your responses specific and complete.
In interviews, you will be asked for examples of your work:
Tell me about a typical project at Company X;
Tell me about a project where you managed people/ presented to senior management/ impacted the bottom line;
Tell me about an analytical/ research/ strategy project; or
Tell me about your favorite/ least favorite/ most difficult/ most rewarding project;
To be a prepared candidate, therefore, you need a list of projects that showcase different points you wish Continue reading
If you could ask a recruiter anything you wanted to know about how hiring really works, what would you ask?
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Caroline Ceniza-Levine helps people find fulfilling jobs and careers, as the co-founder of SixFigureStart®, career coaching by former Fortune 500 recruiters. As a former executive search and corporate recruiter for over 10 years, Caroline has hired thousands of people for leading companies in financial services, consulting, media, pharmaceutical/ healthcare, and technology. She is also the co-author (along with Donald Trump, Jack Canfield and others) of the best-selling “How the Fierce Handle Fear: Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times” 2010; Two Harbors Press.
Does this sound like your interview technique?
You practice and then invariably forget one of your Continue reading