How do you get the follow up interview in a fluid and dynamic supply chain talent world? The competition is fierce but you can separate yourself from the pack with these practices. You landed the first interview, and you felt you really knocked it out of the park. You’re supposed to hear back in a few days, and then that time passes with no follow up interview or call….what do you do? Being either an in-person or phone interview, waiting to hear back can be tough. As Tom Petty put it, “the waiting is the hardest part.” Below are [...]
As a leading supply chain recruiting firm, it is common for our candidates to go through different interview processes with various companies, then report back to us about their interview experiences. Below are some of the most common first round interview questions and our insights on how to best answer them. One tactic to keep in mind while preparing for your interview is the SOAR method of interviewing. Situation Opportunity Actions Results Supply chain employers often want quantifiable results of your past experience. Behavioral questions can help glean this type of information from candidates. Tell me about yourself. [...]
Now that you’ve completed the first interview screen and have been contacted regarding the next round, it’s time to prepare for the second round interview questions. The questions in the second round can be much more in-depth than the first round interview questions.
The bane of every job seeker's existence is the greatest weakness interview question. Even if the question isn’t going to be asked, a candidate will invariably prepare for it. That being the case, it’s not altogether a bad idea to be ready for the question because - like it or not - thinking this way helps you to prepare for any interview. The point of an interview is to get to know someone. Who are they? What makes them tick? What are they interested in? What are they not interested in? What experiences make them a valuable asset to [...]
Implementing a hiring strategy suitable for qualified talent can often be challenging, recruiters are increasingly posting their jobs online. In fact, Google has revealed that almost 30 percent of all searches on its platform, around 300 million per month, are job-related. While this news appears encouraging, it can also be a sign that job ads can quickly disappear amidst all the other postings. When you use search engine optimization (SEO) as a recruiter, it is advisable to focus on Google as it has a page dedicated to job postings. Fortunately, SEO can make your hiring strategy and online recruitment [...]
Is your logistics organization suffering because of a broken hiring and recruitment process? Tired of losing candidates because they are going through too many rounds of onsite interviews? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then it’s time to focus on optimizing your logistics hiring and recruiting process. To stay on top of your logistics hiring demands in today’s market, it’s imperative that you focus on doing whatever it takes to remove any sort of bottlenecks that delay your ability to make quick and successful hiring decisions and can lead to poor candidate experience. Here are a [...]
When it comes to interviewing within the supply chain discipline, in person or over the phone, the competition can be fierce, and the last thing you want to do is to be ruled out of a job you are qualified for because of simple interview mistakes. While I’ve covered supply chain interviewing tips in the past, here’s a list of the most common supply chain interview mistakes I’ve seen candidates make that can negatively influence the hiring manager’s decision. Badmouthing Former Employers Criticizing a former employer, manager, or peers will only make you look bad. You will come off [...]
You may have ended up here reading this because you’re thinking it’s time to improve your video interviewing skills and need some video interview practice. Having a successful video interview seems pretty easy though, right? Well, not really… A lot more can go south in a video interview than an in-person interview simply because there are more technical factors that contribute to everything running smoothly. We have created a list of tips to help ensure these technical factors are planned for accordingly so all you have to worry about is being yourself and ‘wowing’ the hiring manager! Check Your [...]