Dr Neil Schultz

Sample Behavioural Questions

As discussed in an earlier post, behavioural questions are the most common form of interviewing at the present time.  The same questions will be asked of each candidate, and the responses can easily be compared to provide the interviewers with a better guide of the most aligned candidate. The following questions will allow you to practice the SAO before an interview.  And, while the questions you are actually asked may be different in specific content, it is likely that you will experience similar questions or at least similar question styles. I would recommend going through each question and preparing a

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Dr Neil Schultz

Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is sometimes described as a ‘professional Facebook’ Each user creates a professional profile, and this is on display and searchable to others within LinkedIn, and more generally on the web. It has a number of purposes including: Networking for business opportunities For recruiters to headhunt and find individuals they might want to interview for an open position For recruiters to check information that has been presented to them in the form of a CV or cover letter. For companies to create interest in their activities which is particularly helpful for B2B interactions. The core feature of LinkedIn is its

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Dr Neil Schultz

The Skills Interview

The purpose of the skills based interview is to isolate a candidates particular skill set. This will usually be conducted by someone with a specific skillset akin to that required by the position needing to be filled. Generally it would not be a separate interview but would become part of a panel interview where one member of the panel is there to confirm that the candidate does have the skills they say they have. This person will often not have great interviewing skills, it is not normally part of their role, but they will ask pertinent technical questions and make

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Dr Neil Schultz

Where Did You Get That Car From?

An reprint from of an article by Jasmine Crittenden entitled “Ask a recruiter: horror stories from the saddle” and published on HRM (the news site of the Australian HR Institute) From eager mothers hoping to sit in on their children’s job interviews, to job sharing triplets. These recruitment horror stories sure are… interesting. Ever heard the story about the candidate who asked for every Friday off – to prepare for her “big” weekends? What about the recruit who missed the first day of a new job – because her cat was wedged in her car engine? Then there’s the one

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