Job Interview Advice Buffalo NY

Explains productive ways to show personal and professional skills to employers and prospective employers instead of simply speaking about them.

Beth W. Stefani, MBA, CPRW
(716) 649-0094
4583 Marie Dr.
Hamburg, NY
 
Bakery Confectionary Tobacco Works Grain Millers Local 802
(716) 896-5302
1560 Harlem Rd Ste B1
Buffalo, NY
 
American Federation Of State County Municipal Employees
(716) 852-0883
975 Fuhrmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY
 
Buffalo Employment Office
(716) 851-2600
284 Main St
Buffalo, NY
 
Brothrhood Lcomotive Engineers
(716) 876-2303
1807 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY
 
Holly Reslink, CPRW, CPCC
(716) 714-5368
780 Martin Dr.
East Aurora, NY
 
Buffalo Employment and Training Center
(716) 856-5627
77 Goodell Street
Buffalo, NY
 
Snelling Personal
(716) 842-2252
295 Main St
Buffalo, NY

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Amherst Training Associates
(716) 873-1797
2156 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo, NY
 
Asbestos Workers Local Union #4
(716) 674-2401
976b Union Rd
Buffalo, NY
 
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Summary

  • Are you a "self-starter"? Welcome to a very crowded club.
  • Set yourself apart by proving your statements.
  • Go to interviews armed with examples.

Whether hiring for internships or full-time positions, most recruiters have heard statements like these from college students over and over again:

  • "I have strong communication skills."
  • "I'm self-motivated."
  • "I'm good at managing my time."
  • "I have excellent leadership qualities."
  • "I work well with others."

When you make claims like these in your interviews -- perhaps in response to a question like, "What is your greatest strength?" -- you're not likely to blow

the recruiter away with originality. In fact, the recruiter may think, "If you only knew how many times I've heard that one. How do I know that's true?"

Stand out by providing specific examples to back up the statements you've made. It's not difficult, especially if you prepare beforehand, and it will greatly elevate your standing in the recruiter's eyes.

For example: A recruiter is interviewing a new college graduate for an entry-level job and asks, "What's your greatest strength?" Which statement would grab your attention more if you were a recruiter?

Well, I'm very self-motivated. I often start projects on my own without direction from others, because I enjoy it. Compared to most people my age, I have more self-discipline and more willingness to try new things."...


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