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Candidate FAQs

Patrick and Robbie Ropella answers frequently-asked-questions covering a wide variety of topics that candidates typically ask - as well as the questions they should be asking!

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Frequently-Asked-Questions

What should I wear to an interview?

Robbie Ropella explains how taking a little extra time to ensure you are dressed sharp for your job interview will also help the interviewer to want to talk to you, too. If they like what they see – it may not take much more to persuade them that you are the right person for the job.

How do I deal with those tough interview questions?

Robbie Ropella explains how during the interview process, some questions may come up that will seem easy enough to answer – but don’t be deceived – because the answers you need to give can either strengthen your position, or weaken it terribly. In general, the interviewer wants to see well-prepared answers.

How do I best market myself?

How do I prepare for an interview?

How do I make networking work for me?

Robbie Ropella explains how recruiters and employers check it all the time for highly qualified people. Like a resume, however, you do not want to simply use LinkedIn in the same way that everyone else does, or make the mistake of thinking that you will be seen just because you have a LinkedIn page.

What are some common mistakes to avoid during an interview?

Robbie Ropella explains how recent job scarcity means that greater demands are being placed on job applicants to take advantage of anything that will enable them to beat out the competition. A great way to get that advantage is to create a powerful impression from the start.

How do I prepare for interview meals?

Robbie Ropella explains how once you understand what the potential employer is going to be watching you for when taking you out to lunch or dinner, it will enable you to be on your toes and come up to their expectations easily.

How do I prepare for interview presentations?

How do I ask for the job?

Robbie Ropella explains how interviewers expect you to ask some questions during the interview. If you don't, they are apt to conclude that you don't really care for the job because interested people will ask questions. They also very well know that the one thing that you want to ask - more than anything else - is whether you got the job or not.

 

Should-Ask-Questions

How Do I Know if this is Really the Right Position Fit for Me?

Patrick Ropella addresses an important question that every candidate should be asking: How Do I Know if this is Really the Right Position Fit for Me?

Should I Consider Counter-Offers?

Patrick Ropella addresses an important question that every candidate should be asking: Should I Consider Counter-Offers?

How Do I Handle Questions About Compensation?

Patrick Ropella answers questions every job candidate should ask: How Do I Handle Questions About Compensation?

How Do I Find Out if I’ll Like Working for this Person or Company?

Patrick Ropella answers questions every job candidate should ask: How Do I Find Out if I'll Like Working for this Person or Company?

How Do I Write an Interview Thank You Note?

Patrick Ropella answers questions every job candidate should ask: How Do I Write an Interview Thank You Note

How Do I Explain Past Job Changes?

Patrick Ropella answers questions every job candidate should ask: How Do I Explain Past Job Changes?

How Do I Avoid being Seen as a Bad Personality?

Patrick Ropella answers questions every job candidate should ask: How Do I Avoid being Seen as a Bad Personality?

What is a Normal Relocation Package at my Position Level?

Patrick Ropella answers questions every employee should ask: What is a Normal Relocation Package at my Position Level?

How Do I Prepare for the Resignation Process?

Patrick Ropella answers questions every job candidate should ask: How Do I Prepare for the Resignation Process?

Is a Bigger or Smaller Company Better?

Patrick Ropella answers questions every job candidate should ask: Is a Bigger or Smaller Company Better?