Do you struggle in interviews? Do you find it difficult to answer behavioral interview questions clearly and concisely, while also reinforcing your accomplishments? If so, let us introduce you to the STAR interview response technique. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Result. In can be broken down into the following steps: Situation: Using specifics, describe…

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This popular interview question may seem intimidating at first, but crafting an effective answer really comes down to three main points: 1) illustrating what you like about the company, 2) tying your skills to the job, and 3) explaining how the role fits with your career goals. While simple, crafting the right answer to this…

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After years of answering common interview questions on the Insurance Jobs Employment Blog, we’ve compiled a list of the most common interview questions and how to answer them. Start practicing your answers now!   Tell me about yourself. keep it professional, be compelling, and illustrate to the employer why you’re the best candidate for the job.…

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How would you answer the question? Give them great reasons. This is one of those broad questions that can take you down the wrong road unless you have done some thinking about what to say ahead of time. This question deals with your ability to sell yourself. Think of yourself as the product. Why should…

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Overview During the interview, you are asked to describe how you dealt with a difficult team situation in the past. Asking you about the past indicates this is a most likely a behavioral-event interview (BEI) question. Responding requires you need to recall an example when you dealt with a specific situation. BEI have been used…

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This open-ended question, and others like; “Where do you see yourself in five years?” throw most candidates off balance. The object of the question is to check for your self-awareness and communication skills. Dan Harrison is the staffing manager for Wesco Corporation and is about to interview three candidates for a project manager position. He…

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What are the right ways and wrongs ways to tell a perspective employer why you left your old job? The Inevitable Job Interview Question: “Why Did You Leave (Are Planning To Leave) Your Last Position?” and How to Deal With It. This is a question that you can almost count on being asked at your…

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