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Tips for Virtual Interviews (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jun 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Video job interviews have become today's "new norm". With that being said, it's crucial you know best practices to help you crush your virtual interview. Follow the tips below to impress the hiring manager all from behind your screen.

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How to Use Your Transferable Skills to Change Careers (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jun 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you're thinking about changing careers but worried you don't have the right skills or experience, you need to identify and learn how to use your transferable skills! Chances are you do already have the necessary skills to make that change across industries. Watch our video to learn how to identify your skills, understand how they translate, and highlight them correctly so you can successfully make a career change. 

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How to Conduct an Interview Remote

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Apr 30, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected the labor market and economy in numerous ways. Despite many organizations having the difficult task of laying off or furloughing employees, there are companies actively hiring. And hiring top talent right now is more crucial than ever. While millions of individuals continue to work from home, interviews and hiring decisions still need to be made. Hiring remotely does present its challenges, especially for employers who are navigating this experience for the first time. You may be hesitant to hire someone who you’ve never met in person. At JOHNLEONARD, in addition to in-person interviews, we have experience conducting video interviews and screening candidates.

Below are tips, we as staffing professionals, have found successful when conducting virtual interviews. Try these steps the next time you conduct an interview remotely.

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Common Interview Questions for Temporary Jobs (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Feb 18, 2020 11:24:36 AM

In the United States, the demand for talented temporary workers is high and expected to increase 0.4% on a seasonally adjusted basis for the 2020 first quarter, according to the Palmer Forecast™. Temporary work helps you get working right away in a role that best suits your skill set. When interviewing for temporary roles, it's important that you prepare for common interview questions. Check out our infographic for examples of these questions and how to best respond.

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Techniques for a Successful Mock Sales Call (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Feb 6, 2020 10:02:56 AM

When applying for sales positions, you may encounter a mock sales call during the interview process. To impress the person on the other line with your selling skills, you must prepare for the call like a true salesperson. Watch our video for tips on how to best prepare and what to ask during the call.

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Avoid Spooking Interviewers and Recruiters (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Oct 24, 2019 10:30:00 AM

It’s October, the scariest month of the year. It’s also one of the busiest hiring seasons of the year. Simple mistakes during the application and interview process may lessen your chances of landing a job offer. Now is a good time to freshen up on what job seekers sometimes do that potentially “scare” away recruiters and hiring managers.
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10 Job Interview Questions to Ask Candidates

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Oct 17, 2019 10:38:07 AM

“What is your greatest weakness” or “Tell me about yourself” are common interview questions that are constantly asked but don’t necessarily uncover much about a candidate. As an employer, it is your job to attract candidates and also identify top talent among those applicants. When interviewing for your organization, it’s important you ask questions that not only reveal the type of employee they are (skills, experience, hard-worker, etc.), but also, to assess how they will fit in with the company culture, their conversation skills, and their ability to perform under pressure.

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How to Know If a Job Offer is Too Good to Be True (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Oct 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Before accepting a job offer right away, it’s important you consider your interactions with the organization and ensure you haven’t picked up on any warning signs that might indicate an undesirable offer. If something sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.

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The Best Way to Respond to 'Walk me Through Your Resume' in an Interview

Posted by Megan Jewell on Sep 24, 2019 10:51:17 AM

One of the most popular asked interview questions, “Can you walk me through your resume?” is often one that many struggle to answer or overlook when preparing. Although it is a broad, open-ended question, you can use a resume walkthrough to your advantage. It’s the perfect opportunity to confidently impress the interviewer and ultimately set the tone and direction of the whole dialogue.

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5 Critical Tips for Crushing a Phone Interview (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Aug 29, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Phone interviews have become a ‘norm’ in today’s hiring process. These type of interviews help decision makers quickly determine if an applicant is truly qualified and if they will move on in a more in-depth interview process.

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