Category Archives: Job Interviews

The So Simple Rules for Following Up After a Job Interview

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One of the most perplexing subjects for job seekers: how and when to follow-up after a job interview.

Everyone knows they should follow-up (although truth be told, few actually do). But how? When? At what point to you go from a quality candidate to a creepy stalker?   

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4 Ways to Nail the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question

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Everyone hates this interview question, “So, tell me about yourself.”

How a candidate reacts and answers this simple interview question can be extremely telling of a candidate’s viability as a candidate. You must bring bring your A-game to this challenge! Here’s how:   

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The 5 Best Job Interview Questions a Candidate Ever Asked

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Some of the best advice ever shared among job seekers: when in a job interview, interview the employer right back. After all, you’re the one who is potentially going to fill this position. You need to know if this job at this company is a good fit for you, right?

Only one problem, though: Decidedly “me” questions about salary, benefits and work hours (while important details) aren’t appreciated by hiring managers until at least your second interview    

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12 Practical Tips to Help You Ace the Job Interview

12 Practical Job Interview Tips

Many experts and mentors – and maybe even well-meaning peers and parents – will tell you that the only way to ace your job interview is to provide the perfect job interview answer to every job interview question.

And while that is an important issue, so many other factors go into who gets the job offer, and who does not…   

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What You Wish You Had Known BEFORE the Interview [Infographic]

Nearly every time, we leave the job interview wishing we had done something different: provided a better answer to a specific question, researched a critical topic more thoroughly, or ironed the front and back of the shirt so we could take the suit jacket off instead of sitting there sweating.

And sometimes, we leave the job interview thinking, “I had no idea THAT would be a serious issue!” or “Who knew they cared so much about ______?”   

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10 Tips to Help You Master the Phone Interview [Infographic]

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The dreaded phone interview. It makes our hands wet, our throats dry, and causes all kinds of anxiety. And yet, with more and more employers using phone interviews (or their video counterparts via Skype, G+ Hangouts and Zoom) to help choose which candidates will be invited in for a face-to-face interview, it is a skill job seekers must master. Thankfully, our friends at TalentandRecruitment.com have created this how-to infographic that lists ten tips that will help you become a phone interview master. Take a look, employ the solid advice provided, and see if maybe your next phone interview doesn’t go   

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