How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

posted by THE MUSE EDITOR re-posted from The Muse Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what questions a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview? While we unfortunately can’t read minds, we’ll give you the next best thing: a list of the 31 most commonly asked interview questions and answers. While we don’t…

How to Get Your Personality Across in Interviews

by Natalie Fisher | March 12, 2019 Re-posted from Vault In interviews, standing apart from the hoards of other job candidates means showing your interviewers how you’re different. This is where it pays to express your own personality, rather than exhibiting a rigid, polished, robotic side. Of course, expressing your personality doesn’t mean interviewing as if you’re speaking…

3 Tips for Surviving a One-Way Video Interview

Burgeoning bankers beware—recruiting techniques continue to shift towards the electronic. Financial services giant JPMorgan announced that it will be drastically cutting down its presence at college career fairs and will be moving the entry phase of its recruitment process to a one-way video interview (i.e., pre-recorded, not with a person on the other side) accompanied by games…

51 Great Questions to Ask in an Interview

51 Great Questions to Ask in an Interview By The Muse | Originally posted on The Muse.com You probably already know that an interview isn’t just a chance for the hiring manager to grill you with interview questions—it’s your opportunity to sniff out whether a job is the right fit for you. Which means: It’s important…

How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”…and more strategies

by HEATHER FREISERSponsored by Enterprise Holdings Re-posted from The Muse Loved because it’s predictable. Feared because it’s excruciatingly open-ended. “Tell me about yourself” may be the single-most prolific interview question known to man. Other variants include, “So let’s start with you—what brings you here today?” And, “Why don’t you kick it off by telling us a little…

3 Interview Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

by Derek Loosvelt | January 25, 2019 Re-posted from Vault I’ve spent many years on both sides of the interviewing table. I’ve interviewed for many positions, and I’ve interviewed many people for many positions. As an interviewee, I’ve made many mistakes. I’ve been unprepared, I’ve overshared, I’ve mumbled through answers, I’ve stumbled through answers, I’ve spoken too…

Writing Your Elevator Pitch?

Check out these Elevator Pitch suggestions from our friends at the Harvard Business Review: (Full article here: https://hbr.org/2018/10/the-art-of-the-elevator-pitch?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=hbr&utm_medium=social Keep it short. In his book Leading, venture capital investor Michael Moritz tells the story of two Stanford graduate students who walked into his office at Sequoia Capital and delivered the most concise business plan he had ever heard. Sergey…

2/4 & 2/5: PIFP Interview Prep Sessions

PIFP Interview Preparation Sessions Selected for a first-round PIFP interview? You’ll want to attend one of the two interview prep sessions, where Career Coaches will overview the interview process, how to answer tricky questions, what to hear, how to follow up, and more. RSVPs are required! PIFP Interview Prep Session 1: Monday, February 4th 2019…

How To Overcome Interview Anxiety

JANUARY 4, 2019 Reposted from Jobipedia The hardest part about the holidays is returning to reality after they’re over. For many students, this means returning to the job search. College seniors are especially likely to reach a near frenzy as the realization dawns that soon they will be finished with school and in desperate need…

The Best Questions to Ask at the End of Your Interview

by Natalie Fisher | January 02, 2019 Re-posted from Vault You probably know that most interviews end with the question, “Is there anything you’d like to ask me now?” But you might now know that this question is commonly used by hiring managers to determine how well you’ll fit with the company. For example, answering, “No, I…

Showing Off Soft Skills in the Interview

by Kaitlin McManus | November 08, 2018 Re-posted from Vault Let me drop a quick truth-bomb on you: the more experience you have, the easier it is to fill your resumé. I know, right? Mind-blowing. If you’ve worked in an industry for years, your resumé should be loaded with quantifiable experience… But when you’re just starting out…you may…

What Is A Behavioral Interview?

Re-posted from Jobipedia SEPTEMBER 14, 2018   You landed an interview! Congrats! Just as you’re about to do your touchdown dance, your interviewer says that will be a Behavioral Interview. But wait — what does that mean? Do you have to do something special for it? Our experts are here to answer.   What is…

How to Make Small Talk Before Your Interview

by Natalie Fisher | September 10, 2018 Re-posted from Vault You’ve practiced your answers, prepared questions you want to ask, and feel confident about going into your interview with a sense of direction. The only thing that’s got your nerves a little off balance is anticipating the small talk pre-interview—which interviewers often use to gauge your personality…

5 Essential Tips for Video and Skype Interviews

by Sarah Kuhn | August 24, 2018 Re-posted from Vault Many employers and recruiters now use video interviews. Sometimes video interviews are brief, timed recordings that ask candidates to answer general interview questions, and sometimes these are video meetings using Skype or other platforms. It’s important to remember that both types of video interviews are just as…

3 Soft Skills You Need to Stand Out in an Interview

by Natalie Fisher | May 25, 2018 Re-posted from Vault One of the biggest mistakes interviewees make in interviews is believing they need to be polished, professional, and perfect all the time. Instead, what they need is to exhibit a few specific “soft skills.” And so, [READ MORE and] you’ll find these soft skills, along with examples…

6 Things to Research About a Company Before an Interview

by Lisa Rangel | May 15, 2018 Re-posted from Vault Researching the company you’re interviewing with is a must, and almost all job candidates do it to some degree. However, many candidates don’t research thoroughly enough or research the right things. So, below are the most important things to research about a company before an interview, which…

Mock Interviews with CC alumni 2/20 & 2/21

Sign up now while spots remain. Whether you have a specific interview coming soon, or just want to practice your skills and get feedback, this is a great time. Interviews will be held in the Career Center the afternoons of Tuesday, February 20, and Wednesday, February 21. Sign up for a specific time slot and…

2/5 & 2/6: PIFP Interview Prep Sessions

If you applied to PIFP, and want to spend some time preparing for your interview, these sessions are for you. PIFP Interview Prep Sessions February 5, 4:00 to 5:30, in Gaylord (Worner Center) February 6, 12:00 to 1:30pm in McHugh Commons (above the Preserve) Join us to gain an understanding of the PIFP interview process, and…

10 Common Resume Writing Mistakes to Avoid

by Matt Krumrie, Director of Content Management Re-posted from Power Network A meticulously-crafted resume will open doors to job interviews, while a quickly thrown together document filled with blunders can sink those chances. “Despite all the warnings from employers, recruiters, and countless career experts, some job seekers still don’t think strategically, or type carefully, when writing…

Deadline 11/13: SLAC in-person interviews in D.C. and New York

What’s SLAC, you ask? The Selective Liberal Arts Consortium, which helps top-notch employers recruit students from seven outstanding colleges – including CC. Recruiting happens over video, and on-site in Washington D.C. and New York City. Everything you need to know about SLAC is right here. What are the SLAC Recruiting Days? Each year, SLAC offers two…

10 Types of Interviews (and How to Ace Them)

By THE MUSE EDITOR, Re-posted from The Muse Interviews come in all shapes and sizes: Sometimes you’re with one interviewer, others you’re with five. Maybe you’ll be asked to lunch, expected to solve a problem, or invited to a Skype interview. But no matter what the format, we’ll give you what you need to succeed. We’ll…