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How Your Interview Answers Really Sound, Part 2: Talk about a Challenge You Overcame

By Nick O'Brien / July 7, 2020
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Your answers to interview questions might mean different things to different people. Where you think you’re being witty, your interviewer might think you’re coming off arrogant or not taking the interview seriously. Where you think you’re being up front and transparent, your interviewer might think you’ve just revealed a fatal weakness.    The long and…

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What to Do When Your Zoom Interview Hits Technical Trouble

By Nick O'Brien / June 24, 2020
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Remote working has grown from an emerging trend to becoming the primary working model in this hyper-digital economy.   This change has benefited Zoom, which continues to skyrocket as one of the most popular video conferencing platforms. It’s practically a necessity for candidates looking to bag their next job interview.   That is, until something…

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How Your Interview Answers Really Sound, Part 1: Why Are You Leaving Your Company?

By Nick O'Brien / June 15, 2020
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A job interview is a delicate dance. It’s a fundamentally antagonistic ritual wearing a friendly face. The interviewer is mining for weaknesses and challenging the candidate at every turn, while the candidate tries to put their best foot forward. Each party, all the while, chooses their words carefully.    Just about any interviewee will use…

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Sales VP: This Common Sales Interview Question Has Only One Correct Answer

By Nick O'Brien / June 8, 2020
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The ultimate sales interview question is the holy grail for anyone involved in a sales interview. If you’re an aspiring Sales Development Rep or Account Executive, it’s a chance to knock your interview out of the park with a killer answer. And if you’re a manager, it sets your candidates up to tell you everything…

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Tips for Acing Your Next Zoom Interview

By Nick O'Brien / May 26, 2020
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Traditional offices have converged online, and most organizations have turned to work-from-home setups, making video conferencing platforms like Zoom a business necessity. So it’s no surprise that these videoconferencing platforms also help with hiring by making it possible to conduct interviews online. The trouble is that giving an interview online is a lot different than…

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Alexa Mamatas on Betts Connect, and Succeeding in a Tough Job Market

By Nick O'Brien / May 6, 2020
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Alexa Mamatas has had quite a year so far. At a time when a big swath of the tech industry is ordering hiring freezes, and the rest is grappling with the logistics of a fully-remote interview process, Alexa has not only managed to find a new job, but to shift into an industry that’s more…

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How To Answer Job Interview Questions About Short Term And Long Term Goals

By Nick O'Brien / April 14, 2020
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Just like in college when you had to thoroughly prepare for tests, attending a job interview is not much different. To ace your interview, you will need to know some of the most commonly asked interview questions and prepare your answers beforehand. For instance, what if you are asked about your short term and long…

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How Self-Awareness Can Get You Hired Faster

By The Betts Team / April 9, 2020
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The most “self-aware” thing you can do in a job interview is to ask the hiring manager for live feedback. Two things happen when you ask, “do you have any hesitations moving forward with me?”: You can address concerns in real-time with a calm demeanor. You immediately show a level of self-awareness that’s super valuable…

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How to Prepare for an Interview Over the Phone

By The Betts Team / April 3, 2020
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 When having an interview over the phone, the process can seem dramatically different than an in-person interview. In reality, though, you should approach both the same. Preparing, dressing professionally, and making sure you close are guidelines for any time you speak to a hiring manager. Below are four steps to follow when prepping for an…

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3 Tips for Interviewing Remote Candidates

By Nick O'Brien / March 25, 2020
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Maybe your hiring is chugging along. Maybe you’ve had to pause it until further notice. Whatever the case, there’s a strong chance that the next interview you have with a candidate will take place remotely. There’s also a strong chance that the role you’re interviewing them for will, itself, be remote.    It may be…

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Interview questions and answers - talk about a challenge - blog header

How Your Interview Answers Really Sound, Part 2: Talk about a Challenge You Overcame

July 7, 2020

Your answers to interview questions might mean different things to different people. Where you think you’re being witty, your interviewer might think you’re coming off arrogant or not taking the interview seriously. Where you think you’re being up front and transparent, your interviewer might think you’ve just revealed a fatal weakness.    The long and…

Read More
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What to Do When Your Zoom Interview Hits Technical Trouble

June 24, 2020

Remote working has grown from an emerging trend to becoming the primary working model in this hyper-digital economy.   This change has benefited Zoom, which continues to skyrocket as one of the most popular video conferencing platforms. It’s practically a necessity for candidates looking to bag their next job interview.   That is, until something…

Read More
How your interview answers really sound blog header

How Your Interview Answers Really Sound, Part 1: Why Are You Leaving Your Company?

June 15, 2020

A job interview is a delicate dance. It’s a fundamentally antagonistic ritual wearing a friendly face. The interviewer is mining for weaknesses and challenging the candidate at every turn, while the candidate tries to put their best foot forward. Each party, all the while, chooses their words carefully.    Just about any interviewee will use…

Read More
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Sales VP: This Common Sales Interview Question Has Only One Correct Answer

June 8, 2020

The ultimate sales interview question is the holy grail for anyone involved in a sales interview. If you’re an aspiring Sales Development Rep or Account Executive, it’s a chance to knock your interview out of the park with a killer answer. And if you’re a manager, it sets your candidates up to tell you everything…

Read More
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Tips for Acing Your Next Zoom Interview

May 26, 2020

Traditional offices have converged online, and most organizations have turned to work-from-home setups, making video conferencing platforms like Zoom a business necessity. So it’s no surprise that these videoconferencing platforms also help with hiring by making it possible to conduct interviews online. The trouble is that giving an interview online is a lot different than…

Read More
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Alexa Mamatas on Betts Connect, and Succeeding in a Tough Job Market

May 6, 2020

Alexa Mamatas has had quite a year so far. At a time when a big swath of the tech industry is ordering hiring freezes, and the rest is grappling with the logistics of a fully-remote interview process, Alexa has not only managed to find a new job, but to shift into an industry that’s more…

Read More
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How To Answer Job Interview Questions About Short Term And Long Term Goals

April 14, 2020

Just like in college when you had to thoroughly prepare for tests, attending a job interview is not much different. To ace your interview, you will need to know some of the most commonly asked interview questions and prepare your answers beforehand. For instance, what if you are asked about your short term and long…

Read More
Man and woman talking in office for self-awareness blog header

How Self-Awareness Can Get You Hired Faster

April 9, 2020

The most “self-aware” thing you can do in a job interview is to ask the hiring manager for live feedback. Two things happen when you ask, “do you have any hesitations moving forward with me?”: You can address concerns in real-time with a calm demeanor. You immediately show a level of self-awareness that’s super valuable…

Read More
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How to Prepare for an Interview Over the Phone

April 3, 2020

 When having an interview over the phone, the process can seem dramatically different than an in-person interview. In reality, though, you should approach both the same. Preparing, dressing professionally, and making sure you close are guidelines for any time you speak to a hiring manager. Below are four steps to follow when prepping for an…

Read More
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3 Tips for Interviewing Remote Candidates

March 25, 2020

Maybe your hiring is chugging along. Maybe you’ve had to pause it until further notice. Whatever the case, there’s a strong chance that the next interview you have with a candidate will take place remotely. There’s also a strong chance that the role you’re interviewing them for will, itself, be remote.    It may be…

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