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Mike RIcciardi, March, 2023
Mike is an executive in the food industry. In addition to having been formally trained in the techniques of interviewing, Mike has conducted hundreds of interviews and has seen all kinds ranging from the horrible to the ones that strike the right note and lead to that coveted job offer.
He shared a rare glimpse of what employers are looking for during that interview. When they say "Tell me about yourself", what are they really asking? Do they want you to ask questions? If so, what should you ask? These issues and others were covered in this fast-moving presentation.
Here is a concise list of interview questions often asked along with why they are asked and suggested responses.
More and more companies are using Zoom or other virtual services for interviewing. This timely article on preparing for remote interviews from the Harvard Business Review:
Woody Lovacheff, January, 2021
Woody has been a Career Renewal advisor for many years and has worked with many candidates. This presentation discusses the questions interviewees often face and provides techniques for answering them.
This meeting was devoted toward questions--and answers--in the interview process. There was a good discussion among the attendees on many of the popular questions AND WHY THEY ARE ASKED. Several of the advisors added their personal experience in conducting interviews the questions they asked and expected from the candidates.
Here are a set of articles on questions in interviews. You may find some of them controversial, but all are thought-provoking. You may want to read them before the meeting.
Jan Sugar September, 2016
Jan gave us a fascinating presentation on the art and value of story telling. Through many examples and directed remarks, she showed how stories "define us and connect us" to others. Especially impactful was challenge to us and the exercise to create six-word stories to help define who we are. Jan left us with several meaningful thoughts: "Practice. Practice. Practice new tools and ideas. You become what you practice" and "Failure is the grandfather of success."
Richard Oberbruner September, 2015
Richard gave a dynamic presentation on using Improv in the job search. With wit and wisdom, he gave concrete examples of applying the five elements of improv to the job search. Through audience participation activities he showed us how to "take your job search seriously but take yourself lightly." He gave us several practical answers and approaches to the tough questions interviewers are asking in today's environment.