Job Interview Advice Staten Island NY

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

Kim Isaacs, CPRW, NCRW
(800) 203-0551
145 Clove Rd.
Staten Island, NY
 
Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC
(732) 444-2854
4 Toczak Court
Parlin, NJ
 
Justin Melia, CPRW
(877) 762-1290
1350 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Fl
New York, NY
 
Shernette Linton, CPRW, CEIP
(347) 217-6375
452 West 149th St., #6-1
New York, NY
 
Amalgamated Transit Union Division
(718) 698-5088
40 Yukon Ave
Staten Island, NY
 
Amy Phillip, CPRW
(718) 833-3254
446 73rd St.
Brooklyn, NY
 
Becky Felix, CPRW
(732) 234-3790
106 Boehmhurst Ave.
Sayreville, NJ
 
Colleen Georges, CPRW, CPCC
(732) 910-5714
614 Putman Ave.
Piscataway, NJ
 
Carpenters Union Local #20
(718) 447-2394
900 South Ave Ste 300
Staten Island, NY
 
Amalgamated Transit Union Division Number 726
(718) 698-7700
Richmond Avenue & Yukon Ave
Staten Island, NY
 

Job Interview Advice

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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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