- Objective: Determine, do I want a face to face interview?
- Strategy: Create a real connection
- Tactic: Ask questions to demonstrate company knowledge, outcomes they can expect and your serious interest.
Telephone interviews for executive job seekers are daunting, filled with land mines and, the results, difficult to interpret. Make it simple with a clear objective and understanding the interviewer’s objective. Continue reading 'Telephone interview questions to ask'»
Don’t say “no.” Say “Thanks for thinking of me. Here’s what I’d say yes to.”
It happens a lot. Recruiters contact prospective candidates for the wrong job. Often it is because they are fishing for leads or just don’t know how to read a resume. But sometimes, it is a recruiter with whom you want to have a decent relationship. And you don’t want to turn them away with a resounding, ‘no,’ you only want to educate them.
Or, it is an internal recruiter from a company with which you do want to work. It’s clear the recruiter just used a few key words to find your resume in their data base or worse, believes your success leading teams of 40+ is perfect for the first line management role she is chartered to fill. So, what’s a candidate to do? Don’t say “no.” It is negative and blocks further communications, instantly. In fact, the recruiter just stops listening and works hard to get off the phone as fast as possible once “no” is uttered. Continue reading 'How to say no to a recruiter'»