AccuStaff's Favorite Interview Questions by Sara

At AccuStaff, we aim to help our talent develop the best skills possible in the efforts to find their next career step.  Each of our staff members took time to write out a question they like to include in their individual interview process.  Some of us like the question, some of us like the results it provides.  In any event, we hope you find the insight useful in preparing for your next interview.  Hopefully the insight helps you further develop your personal interview style.

Q- "What type of position are you looking for?"

Here's what recruiters don't want to hear a candidate say, "I don't know, what do you have?"  or “I’ll take anything, I just need a job.”

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Interview Gaffes

This is a great article by Liz Ryan at Bloomberg Businessweek.  Don't we always say that?  Truly this highlights, rather low-lights comments and responses by job seekers.  The sad part of it is that so many of these applicants wonder why they never got a call back, never got the job etc.  We run into our fair share of responses similar to these either in person or over the phone.

One of my favorite 'gaffes' is the candidate who comes in to fill out an application, and asks, "Do I have to fill all of this out?" Tip to the job seeker: we prefer to have a level of interest in our applicants. Everyone has questions, and those will be answered.  Just remember that your body language and the things that come out of your mouth while in the lobby are points that will be taken into consideration, just as your work history and references are evaluated.  You're trying to sell a package of skills, talents, ability to get along with others, as well as motivation. Applications are a part of the process. Just about every employer has them.  Ms. Ryan mentions a motivated individual at the back end of her article which makes a similar point.  Take a few minutes to read through her article.

Shoot Your Interview in the Foot

AccuStaff Interview Advice

I’ve always been a promoter of the fact that you can learn something every day – or that you can turn anything into a learning moment. My latest inspiration is a recent conversation I had with one of my clones.  I call him that lovingly since he’s picked up a few of my desirable and less than desirable personality traits.

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Preparing for Interviews

Interview Prep is like Lifting Weights

There are people who (successfully) fly by the seat of their pants day in and day out for most of their adult lives. While we don’t recommend it, it works for some folks. These folks may thrive off of the insecurity of knowing what’s next, and how they might be able to adapt on the fly.

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3 Tips on Interview Manners and Behaviors

AccuStaff talent running

Most of us have seen online photos that might be posted on someone’s social media page, or from a newspaper site covering a local or community event (concerts, fund raisers, etc.).  In those photos you see people smiling for those great moments where they’re smiling and happy to be at that event.

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