Job Interview Wisdom That Delivers
This website is much more than job interview tips. The interview process is often cold, stressful, and painfully slow.
Why don't companies call you back with timely feedback?
What's taking them so long to make a hiring decision?
When should you call a company for feedback?
Is it OK to send the hiring manager an email?
If you are a recent grad or the victim of downsizing...How can you project an attitude of enthusiasm and confidence when you're nervous and self-conscious?
There are lots of websites and books about preparing for a job interview. Unfortunately, most of them read like an encyclopedia, and fail to share with you what companies fear most about you.
What are appropriate questions for you to ask?
How do you protect yourself from accepting another dead-end job?
How can you ask sticky questions without shooting yourself in the foot?
Three reasons why I am uniquely qualified to help you stand out and win job offers:
- I have counseled thousands of job seekers over my 16 year career as an executive recruiter.
My greatest success is not all the placements I've made over the years, but knowing my advice gave job seekers the advantage in landing a great job.
This site will teach you the best way to navigate through the job interview process with several true stories to illustrate what works and what doesn't work.
- One of the greatest trials of my life came when I lost my job and was out of work ...for 7 long months. I experienced a roller coaster ride of emotions from overconfidence to downright despair. Perhaps you're experiencing the same things I did:
- Financial set backs
- Cold insensitive interviewers
- The pain of frequent rejection
- No promised call backs
- Silly interview questions
- Fair-weather friends
- ...and sleepless nights quietly praying to be rescued
- As a veteran executive recruiter, I continue to work closely with hiring authorities to broker offers and recruit top talent.
After every interview I ask hiring managers what they liked about my candidates and what they didn't like about them.
Hiring managers are always very direct and frank with me...unlike they would be with you if you asked them for the same feedback.
I hear the good, bad, and ugly about how an interview went. Believe me, hiring managers aren't bashful about telling me what's on their mind.
Over the years, a consistent pattern has emerged as to how managers make hiring decisions. If you know this pattern, you will definitely have a leg up on your competition during the interviewing process.
This edge can make all the difference in winning an offer.
There is an old saying among executive recruiters: "Often times it's not the best candidate who wins the job offer, but rather the candidate who interviewed the best."
The easiest way to find an employment topic of interest to you is to go to my Site Map
for a complete table of contents.
- Job Interview Blog of Mike Petras
- Job Interview Blog is a soft place to land for struggling job seekers in need of a breakthrough. Daily job interview and job search wisdom.
- Mock Job Interview
- Situational mock job interview quiz to measure your job interview skills and level of preparation.
- Job Search Wisdom
- Job search wisdom for struggling job seekers and the long-term unemployed in need of hope, motivation, courage, and a fresh approach.
- Outline of a Resume
- Most resumes share too much information and are poorly formatted. The best outline of a resume should not only have a professional look and feel, but generate high interest from hiring authorities.
- Popular Types of Interview Styles
- Knowing the 6 most popular types of interview styles is crucial to your interviewing experience. Job interview settings are designed to either challenge you, or convenience the interviewing team.
- Preparing for a Job Interview
- Avoid fatal mistakes and time wasters in preparing for a job interview. Discover proven tips for interviews that will make you truly stand out.
- Second Job Interview
- Never assume your second job interview will be a piece of cake. Now is not the time to let your guard down. Careful preparation is still a must.
- Post Interview Follow Up
- Your interview follow up efforts will play a major role in whether or not you get an offer. Learn how to minimize the waiting game after your job interview.
- Interview Thank You Notes
- The best interview thank you notes are short, concise and only take a few minutes to write. Three good examples and answers to 10 FAQs.
- Entertaining Job Interview Stories
- Preparing for a job interview is more fun if you hear a few good job interview stories that either drive home a point, or makes you laugh.
- Top 10 Phone Interview Questions
- You risk being quickly screened out if you don't know these 10 common phone interview questions.
- Phone Interview Tips
- Eight phone interview tips and strategies to help you land a job. Preparation, questions, answers and mistakes to avoid.
- Top 10 interview questions
- The real secret to acing any job interview is making sure you know the top 10 interview questions of all time. It's a rarity if only 3-4 of these questions are asked.
- Behavioral Interview Questions
- Face behavioral interview questions without fear. Avoid common pitfalls and blunders. Respond with poise and confidence.
- Situational Interview Questions
- The real secret to answering situational interview questions is knowing how to respond in 60 seconds using a 3 step process.
- Difficult Interview Questions
- Dreading difficult interview questions or a hiccup in your job history? Ask Mike Petras, seasoned executive recruiter, for the ideal answers.
- Job Interview Blog Archive
- A few past gems from my daily Job Interview Blog to inspire and uplift you during your job search...or your never ending unemployment tsunami.
- Pull Through Layoffs and Downsizing
- Layoffs and downsizing often strike when we least expect it. 5 ways to deflect the damage and find a job after being laid-off.
- Midlife Career Change
- Are you being forced to make a midlife career change because you are out of a job, but too young to retire? Maybe you are already retired, but now need a full time job.
- Recruiters Jobs
- Search hundreds of recruiters jobs from contingency and retained executive recruiters. Jobs include salary ranges, locations, and detailed job descriptions.
- How My Site Makes Money
- How my site makes money and will provide me with financial freedom now, and throughout my retirement.
- About Me
- Personal and professional bio about me, Michael Petras, author of Job-Interview-Wisdom.com.
- Contact Us
- Want to contact us at Job Interview Wisdom? We would love to hear from you.
- Site Map
- This site map lists every page on my website, Job Interview Wisdom, and will help you find the information you are looking for quickly and easily.