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Testimonial
 


"GK Hudson takes the time to understand our organization."

Our Human Resources employment team has worked with GK Hudson Associates for at least a decade to support the goals of our healthcare organization in attracting and retaining top talent. They have the expertise and communication skills that are a compatible fit with our corporate values and strategic vision. GK Hudson takes the time to understand our organization and to recruit candidates that will be successful with us. They research and understand both the history and current needs we have in our organization, and thoughtfully prepare a search strategy that will meet our needs.
They are professional, ethical, real go-getters who provide results. Our leaders and HR team know they will be provided with well-qualified, strong candidates when we work with GK Hudson.
-MP, Michigan
 

 

Interviewing

Before you interview for a position, do your homework. Go to the company web site to learn as much about the organization as possible. At GK Hudson, an Executive Recruiter will provide additional information that will help with your success.

Questions you should ask

  • Why is this position available?

  • What are your goals for this position?

  • What challenges must be overcome for the person in this position to succeed?

  • How will my performance be evaluated?

  • What opportunities are there for growth in the future?

Questions you may be asked

A few important questions that the employer may ask:

  • Tell me about yourself
    This should include professional areas including past positions, education and other strengths.

  • Why are you interested in this position?
    Reflect your qualifications that might match the job requirements.

  • Be prepared to talk about your strengths and weaknesses. Often employers will ask you to discuss this. If you are prepared, you can talk about how that strength can be used as a benefit to the organization. Any weakness should be worded in a way that it could be perceived as a strength.

  • What is your preferred leadership style?

  • Why are you considering leaving your present company?

  • What is your ideal working environment?

  • What are your future career goals?

  • Where do you see yourself in two years?

  • Why should we hire you?

  • What kind of salary are you looking for?

Interviewing Advice

  • Dress appropriately and professionally. Your appearance is one of the first impressions you will make.

  • Know where you are to meet and arrive 15 minutes early.

  • Be professional at all times. Smile, when you shake the hand of individuals you are interviewing with and be confident. Nothing is worse than a wimpy or crushing handshake.

  • Maintain good eye contact.

  • Bring 2-3 clean copies of your resume with you.

  • Bring a note pad (portfolio) with some questions you might want to ask during the interview regarding the position and organization you are interviewing for. Ask permission to take notes (they should be brief, but this will give you a change to write a question you might want to ask when it is appropriate).

  • Answer the interviewer's questions as specifically as possible. Don€™t rush your answers. Relate your skills and background to the position requirements throughout the interview.

  • Be prepared to answer the tough questions.

  • Remember an interview should be a mutual exchange of information, not a one-sided conversation.

  • Be a good listener. Concentrate on what is being said, the interviewer€™s body language and tone of voice. This will help you gain insight into the interviewer€™s personality and style.

Pitfalls of Interviews

  • Always remember this is an interview and don€™t become overly familiar. Always be professional but not stiff.

  • Be cautious of language. Never swear or use vulgar language.

  • Never say anything negative about current or former employers as the person interviewing you may worry about what might be said about them in the future.

  • Don't answer vague questions. Ask for clarification if not clear about the question.

  • Don't interrupt the interviewer.

  • Don't smoke, chew gum or place anything on the interviewer's desk.

  • Stay away from heavy perfume or colognes. The interviewer may not share your tastes.

  • Don't ramble.

  • Don't lie.

  • Stay away from information that is not business related such as personal relationships.

  • Stay away from topics that can be controversial such as religion, sports and politics.

The Conclusion

  • Always thank the interviewer for the time that they have given you to interview.

  • If you feel this is a position that you want, the conclusion of an interview will give you the opportunity to express interest in the position as well as the company.

  • You can ask what the next step is.

  • Ask when a decision will be made.

  • Don€™t second guess yourself after the interview.

Follow-up

After your interview, follow-up is essential.

  • Once you leave, take the time to write notes about the interview so you will not forget important key points about the position and company.

  • Write a "thank you" note within 24 hours after the interview to anyone that you feel is a decision maker and make the letter personal. This will also give you another opportunity to express interest in the company and the position.

Giving Back
 

GK Hudson believes in giving back to the community and supports the work of the Caring Community Foundation.

 
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