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…

3 Secrets of Great Interview Communication

by RocketBlocks | September 21, 2017 Re-posted from Vault In this post, we share three interview communication tips from Genelle Kahan, a former Bain & Co. Manager who spent nine years at Bain in their San Francisco and Boston offices. During her tenure as a management consultant, Kahan headed up the East Coast undergrad recruiting efforts, conducted over three…

9 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out a Company’s Culture

by AJA FROST Re-posted from The Muse Company culture can make or break your job experience—but it’s pretty hard to get an accurate feel for a company’s values and vibe without, well, working there. Although most places have a section on their sites devoted to explaining culture, they tend to be filled with phrases like “dedicated to…

5 Ways to Make a Better First Impression

by Marianne Stenger | September 13, 2017 Re-posted from Vault As summer comes to a close, many of us will be starting new jobs or working with new clients and colleagues. In order to make a good impression, it can help to understand how others perceive us and what we can do to improve the…

9/27: Confessions of a Recruiter with Matt Lopez ’14

As a Director of Talent, Matt Lopez ’14 has seen it all: the good, the bad, the “okay”, and the plain ugly. Join Matt as he shares pointers on how to rock both the application and interview process. Q&A to follow! Learn to shine on paper and in person on September 27, 12:15-1:15pm. Make sure…