When you embark on a job search, there are many challenges, but preparing for an interview can be downright nerve-wracking. If you are like most people, you are not accustomed to selling yourself and telling total strangers why you are great, which is basically what an interview demands. I joke to candidates that interviewing is one of those things you get better at with practice; you just hope you don’t have to practice too much!
Have you ever felt like a fraud? Do you ever tell yourself that your accomplishments are a result of dumb luck or good timing? If you answered “yes” to either question, you may be experiencing Imposter Syndrome.
We have all been there. Even the most well-intentioned person has the occasional wording snafu. Add the pressure of interviewing for your dream job, and the margin for error quadruples. Here are some common interview misspeaks and ways to avoid them.
For seasoned, senior-level executives, adding “Board Membership” to their resumes is an intriguing next step. But, the value of a board seat depends on both your performance and commitment. A strong performance can open up opportunities you’ve aspired to for years; failing can damage your reputation and limit your options for the future.
Because, “Tell Me about Yourself” is such an overarching question, it can be difficult to formulate a focused response. While there is no one right or wrong way to respond, a team of WinterWyman’s expert recruiters offer their suggestions on the best ways to answer this commonly asked interview question.
You're being called in for interviews and invited back for follow-ups, but you aren't receiving the offer. What should you be doing differently? Three WinterWyman recruiting experts share their ideas for helping you get the new position you desire.
This is an interesting time for CIOs aspiring to become CEOs. With so many organizations, regardless of industry, positioning themselves as “technology companies” (hello GE!), CIOs have increased influence on their company’s business and have gained valuable experience beyond the expected realm of technology. If you are a CIO looking to become CEO, here are some things you can do to set yourself up for the promotion.
It’s never too late to listen to the advice you might have given your younger self. Whether you’re twenty years into your career or just starting out, following these words of wisdom will be beneficial in furthering your employment opportunities and opening up new career possibilities.