Expert Answers to Your Top Executive Interview Questions


BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of executive interviews, featuring John Ryan, from TRANSEARCH USA, and Lisa Thompson, from Pearson Partners International.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • What are some of the most common mistakes executives make during interviews?
  • Any advice for acing my next phone interview?
  • Are video interviews becoming more common at the executive level? If so, how can I prepare for one?
  • Any advice on how to prepare for group or panel interviews?
  • Is it appropriate to send thank you notes at the executive level? If so, what should be included?
  • How can I overcome age discrimination in the interview process?
  • Are there any red flags I should watch out for during the interview process?
  • What kinds of questions should I be asking during the interview?
  • Should I bring up compensation packages during the interview process?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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