Category Archives: Job Interviews

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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10 Questions You Should NEVER Ask in a Job Interview

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You’ve spent the last 45 minutes sitting in a job interview; the hiring manager is about to wrap up. And right then, the hiring manager asks:

“Do you have any questions for me?”

You were prepared. But you lock up! In an effort to think on your feet, you blurt out, “How much does this position pay?” Once you see the expression on the hiring manager’s face, you know: you messed up…   

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7 Can’t Lose Questions for Your Next Job Interview

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In almost every interview, your turn to ask questions has the potential to create that approving nod we all crave, or that big yawn that makes us all cringe.

So while it’s important to prepare your answers for the job interview, it’s also valuable to plan out your questions…   

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One Night Only! A Special Performance of “The Job Interview”

One Night Only The Job Interview

Interviewing feels like a performance. You carefully put on your costume, assemble your props, and repeatedly go over your lines until you can recite your strengths and weaknesses in your sleep. However, you’re not a character – you’re you.

Here’s how to give an award-winning performance, based on your true story.   

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Do You Exceed the 5 Basic Expectations of Every Recruiter?

Expectations of Every Recruiter

We talk a lot about the importance of customizing resumes for each application and establishing a solid online presence. Over and over, we cover effective job search techniques and job interview best practices. In fact, as job seekers, we pretty much obsess over every little detail involved with finding meaningful work.

What don’t we talk about enough? We don’t discuss – anywhere near enough – the baseline expectations recruiters have of every candidate   

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Exactly How Honest Should You Be During a Job Search?

Honesty During a Job Search

How far would you go to get a job? Would you bend the truth? Exaggerate your work history, education and skills? Blatantly lie during a job interview?

The Greek word parrhesia means “freedom of speech.” It also implies that one is obliged to speak the truth even if that involves a degree of risk. And most certainly: unless done with care and skill, it can be risky to speak openly and honestly about yourself when applying for jobs…   

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