“You’re Too Senior For This Position”–Interview Advice On How To Handle That Objection
Stephani Martin, Director of Human Resources at Kenshoo— a digital marketing technology company that engineers premium solutions for search marketing, social media, and online advertising.–was kind enough to appear on Inside the Interview to share her interview advice with my audience. You may not be a candidate for Kenshoo at the moment, but if you’re starting to consider other opportunities, and seriously want to distinguish yourself from other job applicants and candidates, listen to Stephani’s advice– it will help you regardless of where your next interview might be. In addition to the specific advice she shares on how to handle it when someone tells you that you are “too senior for a position” (she’s heard it too), pay close attention to how she goes about evaluating candidates during the interview process, and which 3 core competencies she must see in every candidate before deciding to move them to the next round of interviews.
Unfortunately Skype disconnected during our interview, so the it is broken into 2 videos.
What else will you hear inside the interview?
- What she looks for on a resume
- Best practices for cover letters and what makes a cover letter boring
- What she looks for upon first meeting
- Specific questions should you be prepared to answer
- Listen closely for one of her “secret questions” that helps her understand a candidate’s weaknesses without having to ask directly
- Her suggestion for answering questions for people that have a tendency to ramble
- Most effective way to close an interview and how should you overcome any objections that have been raised
- 3 core competencies she must see before moving a candidate to the next round of interviews