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Tough Interview Questions: What Should You Do If You Face “The Long Pause” (VIDEO)

This quick video that will discuss a common stress interview tactic. 


Today, I'm going to speak with you about the situation that job hunters often find themselves in when they interview.

To paint the scenario for you, let's say you are asked the question, you answer and then are faced with a long silence.

It certainly feels like a long silence, even though it may be only for a few seconds. The silence suggests that the interviewer may be looking for more from you.

Most people try to fill the space out by fumbling out more of an answer. They become uncomfortable and lose their equilibrium..

Instead of doing that, I want to offer different way of responding.

Instead of fumbling to give them something else, what I would like you to do is ask them, "Is there something else that you're looking for that would give you a clearer picture of my experience on the subject?"

Do you really think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. changes that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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