I have been through several employment interviews and many times I have been asked to describe a time when there was conflict in my life and how I resolved it. I am always caught off-guard and never what I should speak of. What are employers looking for when asking this question? What is the best way to approach this question while giving an honest answer?
This is a question that I commonly ask during interviews as well - now that you know it's coming, you can be prepared next time! What I'm really trying to learn from this question is how candidates navigate…View all answers »
What are some tips you would give to help someone prior to an interview?
The best advice is do your homework on the company that you are interviewing with. Learn as much as possible about their business, culture, as well as how your role will fit in to the organization. …
How are employers able to test interpersonal skills in an interview?
In my previous experiences, I've asked situational questions. One of my favorites is, "Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with someone at work. How did you work to resolve it?" …View all answers »
What are some things that employers hate to see interviewees do during an interview?
There are a couple of things that really stand out to recruiters when conducting interviews. A few things to avoid would be looking at or being on your cell phone, chewing gum, not making eye contact,…
How does one market oneself in an interview for a position in which they may not have had much experience even though they may have a genuine interest in working the field?
Exploring and venturing into a career path unrelated to one’s main field of expertise is often exciting. Do research the position, organization, and industry well before your interview – in other…View all answers »
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