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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 Tips for Remote Positions

March 24, 2020

Have you ever found yourself wishing your company had a more flexible work from home policy? Well, be careful what you wish for, because you might have a lot of working from home in your future. The current public health situation has caused companies everywhere to embrace the benefits of working from home and make…

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5 Ted Talks to Boost Your Job Interview Skills

February 26, 2020

Got a job interview coming up? Trying to build your confidence and your job interview skills? You’re in luck. Betts Recruiting has curated the perfect collection of the ever-popular TED talks to up your interview skills and your professional mojo. Take a look at the talks below for insight that will help you truly own…

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Practicing for a Tough Job Interview? Imagine Your Interviewer Is Mark Zuckerberg.

February 20, 2020

How would you do in a job interview with Facebook? Or even Mark Zuckerberg himself? Or more to the point, how would you convince a globally recognized, multibillion-dollar corporation to invest in your talents as their next big thing? You need to let them know you have the vision and the cool and the skills…

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Would You Pass a Job Interview With Jeff Bezos?

February 19, 2020

As the CEO of Amazon – the pioneering e-commerce platform of the world – Jeff Bezos is one of the most demanding employers out there. After all, he founded Amazon as an online bookstore from his garage after quitting his job at Wall Street in 1995. He once famously had his own VP call customer…

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Would You Pass a Job Interview With Tim Cook?

February 12, 2020

Even when you’ve been through more interviews than you can remember, job interviews don’t necessarily get any easier. With each interview, you meet new people, selling yourself and your skills, and often things get to the third degree about what you know and don’t know. It can be even more challenging when interviewing with a…

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5 Interview Prep Tips for Hiring Great Talent

February 10, 2020

So you’re growing your team. Congratulations! Soon, it will be time to vet candidates in an interview process that will determine the best person for the role. Interviews are vitally important, but by their nature, they’re time-consuming and can also be frustrating – especially when the process drags on. These 5 interview prep tips can…

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Corporate Bro Shows You What Bombing a Job Interview Looks Like

February 7, 2020

Sometimes you need to learn by demonstration – and few social media accounts have such entertaining demonstrations of life in the sales profession than that of our friend Corporate Bro.   If you’ve ever taken a creative writing class, you’re probably familiar with the principle of “show, don’t tell.” If you want readers to understand…

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Betts Connect User Spotlight: Josh Humbert on Interview Skills, Promotions, and Being Selective

January 31, 2020

If we had to think of one sentence that sums up Josh Humbert’s advice for young sales professionals, it would be: Don’t be afraid to have high standards.    Josh is a Business Development Representative (BDR) at DialogTech, a Chicago-based MarTech platform, where he works enterprise accounts in financial services, travel, healthcare, and other industries.…

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How Would You Do in a Job Interview with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki?

January 30, 2020

Baseball players take practice swings with weights on their bat, so that when it’s go-time, they can swing much harder and faster with the weights off. The idea is: practice under difficult circumstances, and the real thing will feel easier by comparison.   The same idea can apply to job interview prep. If you, as…

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Would You Pass a Job Interview with Elon Musk?

January 24, 2020

How would you handle a job interview with Elon Musk?  (Other than fainting or grabbing his hand and telling him how much you’ve always wanted to meet him.) The excellent news is Elon is no fan of secrets to help save the environment – he’s just made freely accessible all of his patents for his…

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