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Job Interview Advice Utica NY

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

Civil Service Employees Assn
(315) 724-3291
1400 Noyes St
Utica, NY
 
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local No 112
(315) 724-0948
301 Bleecker St
Utica, NY
 
Working Solutions One Stop Center - Utica
(315) 793-5300
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY
 
Industrial Medical Associates, P.C.
(315) 735-1525
50 Auert Ave
Utica, NY
 
Apwu American Postal Workers Union
(315) 724-0361
100 Pitcher St
Utica, NY
 
Csea Judiciary Local 334
(315) 797-0334
Elizabeth
Utica, NY
 
Industrial Medical Associates PC
(315) 724-0306
N Utica Shopping Ctr
Utica, NY
 
Carpenters Local 747
(315) 733-6038
325 Bleecker St
Utica, NY
 
Teamsters Local 182
(315) 724-3111
110 Lomond Ct
Utica, NY
 
Central New York Labor Agency Incorporated
(315) 735-6669
270 Genesee St
Utica, 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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