4 Interview Questions to Ask Candidates for Sales Positions

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Jan 28, 2017 12:13:58 PM

Why is it that we can feel fantastic about some purchases we make, and negative about others? Sometimes our feelings are swayed by how much the product or service costs, how it performs, and how easy it is to fix if something goes wrong.

If we dig a little deeper, we can see that all of these factors are linked to our expectations for the product or service before we buy – and by extension, to our experience with the salesperson who helped us make our choice.

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3 Things to Include in Candidate Job Interviews … and a Few to Avoid

Posted by Shaun Androff on May 27, 2016 10:28:54 AM

Hiring managers in Orlando, Tampa, and across Central Florida know the importance of making the most of the time they spend with job candidates. Hiring exceptional employees requires mining for key details during the interview process. If your business hopes to find the best and brightest, here are three things to include in each job interview you conduct.

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The Purpose Of Exit Interviews

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Oct 19, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Employees who have resigned from a company have one last, very important gift they can give their employers. That gift is...cleaning the break room microwave. No, I'm kidding (although that would be nice, and think of the recommendations they would get from their boss and coworkers down the road!). That last important gift is an exit interview. Why an exit interview? I recently asked that question, and a few others, to Tonya McGriff-Stice, whose job title is Program Manager, Talent Acquisition for PSCU in Tampa. 

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George Costanza's Interview Mistakes

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Sep 8, 2015 10:23:00 AM

We can sure learn a lot from a show that was about nothing. In Seinfeld's 9 seasons, Jason Alexander's George Costanza held many jobs, including sitcom writer, manuscript reader, hand model and real estate agent. George is what we might refer to as a Job Hopper. Having so many jobs means George went on a lot of interviews, with varying results of success.

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How Long Should You Wait Before Accepting A Job Offer?

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Aug 28, 2015 8:26:00 AM

How long should you wait before accepting a job offer? If it's your dream job, then about a millisecond, enough time for your brain to get the message to your vocal cords to create the words "I accept". When the job duties, pay, commute, and everything else that makes up your job commitment all align, then there should be no time wasted. Snatch that baby up.

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The Questions You Need To Be Asking At The End Of Your Interview

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Aug 26, 2015 1:27:00 PM

I didn't spend much time as a Boy Scout (I did a year of duty with the Cub Scouts, and have fond memories of being forced to wear a khaki, button-up shirt and a kerchief once a week) but I did take away something important that we can apply to the interview process. That is the Scout Motto: Be Prepared. 

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How To Answer The Why Did You Leave Your Last Job Question

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Aug 24, 2015 7:53:00 AM

Recently, we discussed How To Answer (And Not Answer) The Greatest Weakness Question. This often comes up as one of the hardest questions a candidate will have to answer in an interview. Another tough question, depending on your situation, can be explaining why you left your last job, or why you are planning to leave your current job. This can also apply to any job listed on your resume. You may have spent a short time with a company, which would lead to a hiring manager asking why.

Again, depending on the situation, there are a few ways to answer this question. The first thing to keep in mind when answering why you left your last job is to never badmouth a former employer or boss. It is not professional, plus, you never know who is LinkedIn together. It is a small world, afterall.

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Interview Tips Learned From The Onion

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Aug 19, 2015 11:06:00 AM

I recently came across an article in The Onion titled "Report: Unemployment High Because People Keep Blowing Their Job Interviews". For people not in the know, The Onion is a satirical website that, well, makes up fake news stories. What makes them funny is that there are some nuggets of truth woven into the fiction. Even with this being a satirical article, reading through it can give job seekers a great insight into what can make, or break, a great interview. Let's take a look at some of the highlights of the article and what interview tips we can pull from it.

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How To Answer (And Not Answer) The Greatest Weakness Question

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Aug 4, 2015 11:17:00 AM

If there was a Hall of Fame for tough questions asked during an interview, "What is your greatest weakness?" would be a first ballot inductee. When preparing for an interview, it is a great idea to make sure you are prepared for this specific question as it is often used by hiring managers to get great insight into a candidate.

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Staffing Tip: Who To Choose As A Job Reference

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Jul 14, 2015 11:51:00 AM

Job seekers spend a lot of time polishing their resumes and sculpting their cover letters to stand out and impress hiring managers. A lot of time is also spent preparing for job interviews, from finding the right outfit to practicing answers for potential interview questions. These are all important, and go a long way in helping land a job. Another very important part of a candidate's job landing arsenal can be who the candidate chooses as a job reference.

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