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What Are the Top 5 Job Interview Mistakes?

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Sometimes we learn from our mistakes… sometimes we learn from the mistakes of others.

You can rise above your job search competition by learning the top 5 job interview mistakes we see them making right now…   

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After the Interview: What Does the Recruiter Really Think of You?

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During the interview, you do your best to make a good impression. When your job interview is over, there you are… stuck in the old waiting game wondering what the recruiter really thinks of you…

Did I do as well as I could have? Did I make a good impression? Could I have answered my interview questions better?   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 19: Create Your “Hire Me” Story

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In today’s marketplace, everyone needs a “Hire Me” story – a short, compelling tale that (once they have gotten to know you a little bit and know that you can do the job they are trying to fill) that compels the recruiter to say:

“She gets it… I need her on my team!”   

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3 Things You’re Getting Really Wrong About Job Interviews

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I spent a Sunday afternoon coaching Jeff to get ready for an interview he had the next day. It was a company he really wanted to work for. He didn’t want to leave disappointed one more time.

And the day would be grueling. He had 5 one-on-one interviews – each an hour long. In between all that there was a lunch with a few of the team members.

To be successful in this interview, I knew he would need to change up his strategy completely.

While working with him, I saw beliefs about the interview I see in many new grad job seekers.   

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Does Your GPA Really Matter to Recruiters?

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Does your GPA matter to recruiters?

I would stress that it’s not GPA that’s important, but the work that goes into it. That is, students should not strive for a GPA as the number in and of itself, but strive to do good work and learn something. It’s the work that results in students increasing knowledge, building skills and gaining a broader perspective on the world around them. And this level knowledge will reveal itself in the job interview…   

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Recruiters Reveal: What You Wish You Knew Before the Interview [Infographic]

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In a survey of 2,000 bosses, 33% said they know within the first 90 seconds of meeting a candidate whether they’ll hire that person.

A minute and a half. That is how much time you have to make what obviously needs to be a very strong first impression…   

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