Job Interview Advice Kalamazoo MI

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

Amalgamated Transit Union
(269) 343-1999
526 N Burdick St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
A F S C M E Local 652
(269) 343-1649
1210 Oakland Dr
Kalamazoo, MI
 
A Fscme Michigan Council No 25-Afl-Cio
(269) 343-0348
3625 Douglas Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Bricklayers & Allied Craftsman
(269) 372-6179
3030 S 9th St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Pyatt Associates Inc
(269) 342-2173
1109 Southern Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Advanced Occupational Medicine
(269) 345-8638
3125 W Main St Ste D
Kalamazoo, MI
 
A A U P Wmu Chapter
(269) 345-0151
814 Oakland Dr
Kalamazoo, MI
 
A Fscme Local 2775
(269) 349-6402
3625 Douglas Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Manpower Of Kalamazoo
(269) 382-5954
310 Balch St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Michigan Works! Kalamazoo - St. Joseph
(269) 383-2536
1601 S. Burdick St.
Kalamazoo, MI
 

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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