Job Interviewing 101: How to Succeed in Different Situations [INFOGRAPHIC]

26 03 2013

By Heather R. Huhman, Founder & President, ComeRecommended

Did you know the average employer may receive upwards of 100 applications per job opening? In addition, even if an applicant does land an interview, it can be difficult to navigate through the process since every interviewer is different. So, how can job seekers ensure they are reading each situation correctly?

This infographic, compiled by Interview Success Formula, a program that helps job seekers to deliver powerful interview answers, illustrates how job seekers can read the most common types of interviewers and how to succeed in the process. Some takeaways to note include:

  • The average duration of an interview is 40 minutes
  • 60% of managers conduct video interviews
  • 34% of U.S. workers say they have a younger boss
  • 17% didn’t believe the employer was knowledgeable

Check out the full infographic below and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

What do you think?  What are some other ways job seekers can succeed in job interviews?

About the authorHeather R. Huhman is the founder and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. You can connect with Heather and Come Recommended on Twitter and Facebook.





13 Super Experts to Follow in 2013

2 01 2013

Campus to Career's 13 Super Experts to Follow in 2013Happy New Year!  Ready to start 2013 on the right foot?  I find Twitter to be an incredible resource.  As a job seeker or someone who simply wants to improve themselves, the right Twitter users provide excellent advice, insight, best practices, inspiration and motivation to help you achieve your goals. So, to help you get started, here are my top 13 super career experts to follow in 2013 (in alpha order):

Ask A Manager (@AskAManager) – Alison Green delivers easy articles that get to the point.  Love her “6 Short Answers to 6 Short Questions” segment.

CareerBliss (@CareerBliss) – I love this blog.  It makes me happy. Even their logo makes me happy. CareerBliss provides relevant, always fun to read posts that will help you advance in your career.

Career Sherpa (@careersherpa) – Hannah Morgan aka Career Sherpa, is your guide to show you the best paths and methods for making the trek as you embark on your career journey. Check out her awesome list of 98 people to follow in 2013.

ComeRecommended (@ComeRecommended) – Heather Huhman and crew delivers quality career advice for everyone.  Heather and ComeRecommended were some of the first people I followed on Twitter several years ago.

Doug Conant (@dougconant) – Doug is one of the most inspirational business professionals I’ve ever met. He’s the former CEO of Campbell Soup Company, leading with head, heart and hands. Read his book, TouchPoints.  I guarantee that you’ll find some excellent tips on how to be a better leader.

Great On the Job (@greatonthejob) – Taking the art of communication and turning it into a science.  Follow Jodi Glickman and crew (don’t forget to check out their site as well) for some great career tips.

HR Margo (@HRMargo) – Margo Rose pays it forward every day.  She’s dedicated her career to helping others get hired.  If you’ve seen me tweet with the hashtag #HFChat or #hireFriday, she’s at the core of this great movement. Follow her!

Keppie Careers (@Keppie_Careers) – Miriam Salpeter’s blog, Keppie Careers, is one of the first that I followed as I entered into the digital space as a career blogger.  Must follow!

Laurie Ruettimann (@lruettimann) – Laurie makes me laugh. She doesn’t take BS from anyone and shoots straight with you every time.  One of the coolest HR peeps out there, Laurie has extensive HR experience, shares some of the best career advice on the web, and is passionate about what she does and what she believes in.  Check out her blog, www.thecynicalgirl.com, and follow her on Twitter. You’ll be glad you did.

Lindsey Pollak (@lindseypollak) – Gen Y LinkedIn master.  Need I say more?

SparkHire (@sparkhire) – great resource for video resume and interviewing.  In the technology age, companies are using video to interview more and more, so why not be prepared and get the competitive edge?

Stacy Zapar (@stacyzapar) – She’s the most connected woman on LinkedIn. Stacy get “it” and shares her expertise and advice on how to maximize the most powerful tool in your professional social networking toolbox: LinkedIn.  Follow her now!

YouTern (@YouTern) – Designed for interns, this blog is a fantastic resource for upbeat, truthful posts to help you land that internship or full-time career after college.

Of course, be sure to follow me (@kbaumann) and Campus to Career (@campustocareer) as well. Aside from tweeting original content, we also share the best of what we find from other super resources.  2013 is going to be awesome – let’s make it so!

Thanks for reading and Happy New Year!





The Web’s Best Career Advice – Weekly Roundup v.2

6 12 2012

roundupToughen up.  That’s the advice given in this week’s guest post by Deborah Brown-Volker.  Everything is challenging at the beginning.

Think the title of “leader” is only earned through a person’s tenure?  Think again.  Forbes writer Erika Anderson explains how you can be seen as a leader at any point in your career.  Click here to read the full article.

Last week, the world said farewell to legendary thought leader and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar.  Zig’s advice has guided me and millions of others to find their true happiness.  One of my favorite quotes of his is “When you set goals, something inside of you says, ‘Let’s go, let’s go,’ and ceilings start to move up.” Check out Kevin Kruse’s post, Zig Ziglar: 10 Quotes That Can Change Your Life.

Polishing up your resume? Need a little help to make it unbeatable?  Here are some great tips from a top recruiter.  Your resume should be part of your interview toolkit.  Find out what else should be included in your kit here.

You have your resume ready, the interview toolkit is complete.  Now what?  Glassdoor.com’s guest blogger, Heather Huhman has some great advice for you.  Here are 6 Things Hiring Managers Don’t Want in a Candidate.  Here’s another great article outlining what NOT to do: How to Scare Away the Interviewer.

Last, but not least, check out this great article from CareerBliss.com: Getting Defensive at Work is Holding You Back.  Excellent tips for any point in your career!

As always, Campus to Career will continue to bring you relevant content to help you find your dream job that aligns with your passion or help you improve yourself professionally at your current job (if you’ve already found your passion.)  Be sure to watch www.campus-to-career.com, subscribe via email (FREE) or follow me on Twitter (@kbaumann or @campustocareer) and Facebook.

Have you read a great article recently that you’d like to share here?  Leave a comment below or email me directly at kirk.baumann@att.net.  Have a great week!