Tip for Candidates















Topic:   One Word







Tip #17









Tip of the Week for Candidates







Monday, July 4, 2011

 

We know of one firm that has a unique approach during second round interviews. One of their senior Vice President’s will ask the following question at the end of an interview:   

“I just spent 40 minutes or so with you in this interview. I took notes about you and I have a good idea of your strengths and career goals. However, if I was to write down one word and only one word at the top of your resume that you want me to remember about you, what would the word be?”

In this case, the Vice President at this firm will write that one word in ALL CAPS at top of the Candidate’s resume. When a discussion takes place on the final two or three candidates to consider, that one word could easily play a factor in a final decision.   

We encourage our Candidates to be ready for this type of question during an interview. This approach is an effective technique for a Candidate to declare their greatest strength relative to the job they are interviewing for. You need to choose a singular word or two that best describe why you are unique and why you stand out from others.  

            For more insight on One Word and how it could help in the interview process, please feel free to contact    Ed Samuel at SamNova, Inc. at esamuel@samnovainc.com or call him at 610-274-8214.

Tip of the week for Candidates



Topic:   One Word

Tip #18

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

 

We know of one firm that has a unique approach during second round interviews. One of their senior Vice President’s will ask the following question at the end of an interview:   

“I just spent 40 minutes or so with you in this interview. I took notes about you and I have a good idea of your strengths and career goals. However, if I was to write down one word and only one word at the top of your resume that you want me to remember about you, what would the word be?”

In this case, the Vice President at this firm will write that one word in ALL CAPS at top of the Candidate’s resume. When a discussion takes place on the final two or three candidates to consider, that one word could easily play a factor in a final decision.   

We encourage our Candidates to be ready for this type of question during an interview. This approach is an effective technique for a Candidate to declare their greatest strength relative to the job they are interviewing for. You need to choose a singular word or two that best describe why you are unique and why you stand out from others.  

            For more insight on One Word and how it could help in the interview process, please feel free to contact    Ed Samuel at SamNova, Inc. at esamuel@samnovainc.com or call him at 610-274-8214.