Executive Transition

Acing the Executive Interview Process

Preparation lays the foundation for success. This axiom holds particularly true in the realm of executive interviews, where the stakes are elevated and the competition is relentless. As an executive, the onus is upon you to showcase outstanding leadership abilities, astute strategic thinking, and a prowess for fostering business expansion, alongside other technical skills. With thoughtful preparation, you will feel more confident and at ease during the interview which will help you make a positive and lasting impression on the interviewer. Taking the time to prepare is an investment in your future success.

Proper preparation prevents poor performance. Take the time to prepare for your interview, and you’ll be more confident, more articulate, and more likely to land the job.

- Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group 

Expected Outcomes

By the end of this CAP, you will be able to...

  • Effectively prepare for executive interviews
  • Answer key interview questions including behavioral questions using the STAR format
  • Ensure you make a strong impression after the interview

This CAP is for you if...

  • You are preparing for an upcoming interview
  • You are open to new opportunities
  • You want to stay current on industry best practices

Growth & Learning

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Explore these valuable resources from the best experts in the field

2 minutes

Mastering the Executive Interview: Strategic Preparation for Success

Insights from HTN: Learn vital strategies to excel in executive interviews through thorough preparation. Gain insights on research, effective communication, and aligning your skills and values with organizational objectives to maximize your chances of securing the desired role.


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How to Answer 'Tell Me About Yourself' In A Job Interview

Article: Discover how to master the "Tell me about yourself" question during job interviews. Learn the key components to include in your response, see sample answers for different career stages, and follow expert tips on how to impress your interviewer and land your dream job. 


2 minutes

How to Prepare for Executive-Level Interviews

Article: This article discusses what makes executive interviews unique, eight steps you can take to prepare for your executive-level interview and tips for acing your next interview. 


2 minutes

Mastering the Executive Interview: Strategic Preparation for Success

Insights from HTN: While you can prepare for some of the most commonly asked behavioral interview questions, there is no way to predict exactly what you will be asked. Use the four steps outlined in this article to answer any question that comes your way using the art of storytelling.  


2 minutes

Following up After An Executive Interview - The Right Way

Article: Following up with interviewers after you've had an executive interview is common courtesy. However, following up “the right way” provides you with opportunities beyond simply showing that you are a polite and polished person. 


1 minute

How to Answer "What are Your Salary Expectations?" During an Interview

Article: “What are your salary expectations?” If you go too low, you might end up making less than they’re willing to pay. But if you go too high, you could price yourself out of the job. In this piece, the author offers practical strategies for how to approach this question along with sample answers to use as a guide


3 Minutes

5 Ways to Talk About Salary During a Job Interview

Article: What are your salary expectations? - This can be a challenging question to answer during an interview. This article provides key steps to prepare for and confidently answer this question.  


3 Minutes

How to Prepare for an Interview Presentation

Article: ​Delivering a strong presentation at a job interview is a great way to show your personality and effectively promote why you're the best fit for the role. This article walks you through how to prepare for and perform a winning presentation.


Put Into Practice

It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take

Research the role and company

Research the company and identify their mission, key values, etc. to ensure your interview answers are tailored and relevant to the employer's needs. Use the HTN Interview Research worksheet to track your findings and prepare for your interview. 

Interview Research Worksheet

Practice scripting out your answers to key questions

use the Humanity Talent Network Interview Tool to practice scripting out answers to some for the most commonly asked interview questions. This tool also offers a list of some of the most commonly asked interview questions and tips from our Executive Career Strategists on how to approach them. 

Mock Interview Tool

Connect with your executive career strategist

Connect with your Executive Career Strategist to complete a live mock interview with tailored feedback.

Short on time? Use LinkedIn's interview tool

Short on time? Use the LinkedIn Interview Tool to practice interviewing for the most commonly asked interview questions and you can have your answers assessed using AI.

Schedule a call with your Executive Careers Strategist

  • Refine your personal strategy
  • Get feedback on the work you put into practice
  • Learn other related techniques and strategies