“What is Your Biggest Weakness?”

An interview gives you a chance to brag about your accomplishments and highlight your most marketable skills. Given that context, no one wants to bring up their less-than-stellar qualities. That’s why job seekers have come to dread the classic interview momentum-killer: “what’s your biggest weakness?” But you don’t have to cringe when you hear this question. With the right preparation and some thoughtful strategy, you can turn the question to your advantage. More than just getting through the question with the minimum damage, you’ll have an answer that can actively help your case. With that in mind, here are a… Read more »

What To Do If You Miss Your Interview

Your car breaks down. You forget about daylight savings time. Your kid gets violently ill. A close relative passes away. In other words, things happen. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you end up missing your job interview. Now what? Missing an interview serves as a deal-breaker for many employers. At the very least, it means you’ll have to work harder to overcome the negative first impression. After all, nearly three quarters of all interviews end in disappointment anyway. Add a cancellation and your chances plummet. Even so, you can still save the situation. In fact, you can make significant strides… Read more »

Looking for a Production Job? Be Prepared for These 10 Interview Questions

Competition for production jobs in the light industrial space can be tight. The interview gives you the best chance to separate yourself from the competition. That means being prepared. You have to think about the questions you’ll likely receive and figure out what answers put you in the best position to score the gig.   After all, you only get so much time to make your case. Interviews give you a tiny window of time to show off your skills. As such, you want to pack as much punch as possible into each answer you give.    With that in mind, here are ten… Read more »

How to Demonstrate Your Light Industrial Industry Knowledge During an Interview

In a job interview, you have to tell a big story in very little time. You need to boil down a lifetime’s worth of experience into a few relatively short answers. To make the best of your opportunity, you need to understand how to demonstrate your knowledge of the light industrial industry in a brief span of time.   It can be a difficult task. The interviewers might not ask the questions you expect. Certain topics might not even come up. It’s important to have a general strategy that lets you highlight your experience, no matter where the conversation goes.   How do you… Read more »

Turning the Tables: 3 Questions You Should Ask Your Interviewer During an Industrial Job Interview

You probably picture a typical industrial job interview as a very intimidating process. In your nightmare version, it might seem like something close to a police interrogation. They ask questions and you sweat through your answers. In this scenario, it’s hard to imagine turning the tables and asking questions of your own.   However, this isn’t how an interview should go. In the best-case scenarios, these meetings should more closely resemble a friendly conversation. You want to gather as much information as you give.   Usually, the best time to learn about the company comes at the end of the interview. Most… Read more »

5 Things You Should Do After an Interview to Land a Job in the Light Industrial Field

Applying for a position in the light industrial field can be extremely competitive. You need to take every opportunity to improve your chances of getting hired…even the seemingly dead space right after a job interview.    While an interview often feels like the end of the recruitment process, there are still things you can do to improve your chances. True, it’s now mostly up to the employer to make a decision. But you can still sway the results.    With that in mind, here are five steps you can take after an interview to improve your chances of landing a job in the… Read more »

Be Prepared: What To Do After The Interview

You can breathe again. You just survived the most nerve-wracking part of the job search process: the interview. But you’re not done yet. There are still some steps you need to take following the interview in order to prepare for the next stage.  After the interview is over, the job-decision process usually turns entirely to the employer. You’re in a holding pattern. However, you can take some steps to close the loop and prepare for your next application.  Here are a few steps you should take after a job interview:  Stay Levelheaded Maybe the interview went great, and you’re buzzing with the possibility of landing the… Read more »

Be Prepared: Top Interview Questions You Will Hear

When it comes to your upcoming interview, preparation is key. It will help you do your best, plus help calm your nerves. You’ll be able to give a great interview, plus appear cool, calm and collected. Top Seven Interview Questions and How to Answer Them As you prepare, it helps to review common interview questions and think ahead about how you’d answer them. Be ready with answers to all of the following: So, Tell Me About Yourself. One of the most common questions, this tends to put many interviewees on edge. But this is a question on a topic you… Read more »

Be Prepared: Interview Answers You Should Be Giving

You google “interview answers I should be giving.” Meanwhile, HR specialists are googling “interview questions I should be asking.” Point is: most job interviews follow a similar format, which gives you the opportunity to prepare in advance, practicing answers to the questions you’re most likely to receive. As we’ll discuss, you don’t want your answers to become overly stale. However, there’s a benefit in coming up with some stock answers, responses you can use as starting points to help you maneuver around some of the tougher questions you’re likely to hear. Here are some standard replies you can have in… Read more »

Five Things to Avoid Talking About in Your Next Interview

Any social situation is a potential trap, especially when your goal is to impress strangers. The possibility exists that you’ll get overeager and attempt a joke that doesn’t land, or accidentally insult someone with an off-handed remark. A job interview multiplies this concern. You aren’t just driven by the general human desire to impress. Your future earnings depend on making a good impression. It presents an even greater temptation to stretch and say more than you should. Not just a trap, a bear trap. More than even a bear trap. It’s a dragon trap. But there are some rules you… Read more »