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    What Not to Say During an Interview

    What Not to Say During an Interview
    The truth is most people sabotage their own interviews both for jobs and for internships. Instead of putting their best foot forward, they put off the interviewer by acting cocky, unsure of their talent, having bad manners, or by simply acting weird. Our sister site HRPeople has interviewed several recruitment experts to bring you unbelievable true stories of what actually ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Entry-Level Interview

    We all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing inappropriately can ruin your chances for a job. But what about the more subtle ways that could make you unexpectedly sabotage your job interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Keep in mind these 10 common subconscious mistakes that you probably don’t even know you’re making. NEXT | ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Job Interview Dilemmas and Answers

    Job Interview Dilemmas and Answers
    The good news for recent college grads is that the job market is finally improving. Many companies are now hiring again. In fact, 28% of U.S. employers plan to hire fulltime, permanent workers during the next 3 months. The bad news? Before you get the job, you have to survive the interview process. Job interviews are never easy. But they’re especially ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Impress Your Interviewer

    How to Impress Your Interviewer
    If you’re job searching you know it’s tough out there—currently there are 4.6 unemployed Americans for every available job. That means you’re bound to have a lot of competition. Even interviews are hard to come by. With odds like that, you need to make an impression. It’s work, but it can be worth it if it gets you the job. Think ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Make a Good First Impression for Your Entry-Level Interview

    How to Make a Good First Impression for Your Entry-Level Interview
    Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. That’s great advice. But, the truth is: during a job interview or networking opportunity we do often judge a book by its cover. So, while it is important to say all of the right things during your job interview and networking opportunities; your actions and body language often speak much louder. Rather than bemoaning ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Answers to the “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?” Question

    Answers to the “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?” Question
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” — we all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous interview question in our interview? Here’s why – because most job seekers believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Overcome Shyness During Your Job Hunt

    Overcome Shyness During Your Job Hunt
    When I teach or present workshops about networking, interviewing, and other aspects of the job search, I can almost always count on at least one person approaching me privately at the end saying, "But I'm shy and these things make me uncomfortable. Isn't there something else I could do to find a job?" Whether you label it social anxiety, introversion, shyness, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Give Examples During Job Interviews

    Give Examples During Job Interviews
    Whether hiring for internships or full-time positions, most recruiters have heard statements like these from college students over and over again: * "I have strong communication skills." * "I'm self-motivated." * "I'm good at managing my time." * "I have excellent leadership qualities." * "I work well with others." When you make claims like these in your interviews -- perhaps in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Using Skills from Past Jobs in Your Entry-Level Job Interview

    Using Skills from Past Jobs in Your Entry-Level Job Interview
    Over the past few months in my job search, several wise hiring-firm insiders have told me that if you are brought in for an on-site interview, it means you are considered to have the skills needed to meet entry-level job requirements. So the interview is mostly about your fit with the company’s culture. That said, almost everyone has once held less-than-glamorous ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Foods to Avoid Before Your Interview

    Congratulations, you landed an interview! In a lot of ways, interviews are like first dates. The goal of your interview, like the goal of your date, is to make the other person feel comfortable around you and excited to spend more time together. Obviously, it’s important that you don’t stink. March is National Nutrition Month so it’s a good time ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Tips and Tricks for Mastering Your Phone Interview

    Tips and Tricks for Mastering Your Phone Interview
    Since you’ll almost always have to go through an entry-level job phone interview in order to get in front of actual people in a company, it’s important to nail it. Here are some tips for prepping and carrying out the interview: 1. Use your invisibility! Speaking on the phone carries the huge advantage of the interviewer not being able to see ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    5 Tips to Get Great References

    Many people think of their list of references as an after-thought, something employers only look at after you dazzle them with your killer resume and stunning interview skills. But references can actually help you get your foot in the door, if they carry enough weight. Big names and impressive titles can grab the attention of potential employers. Most industries are ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Ways to Use Networking in an Interview

    5 Ways to Use Networking in an Interview
    Much has been said about using your network to research companies and find out about available positions. But what about employing your connections to ace the interview? Most people don't see the connection. Networking, so the conventional wisdom goes, can help you get an interview, but its benefit stops there. This narrow view of networking could be holding you back. Your ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career

    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career
    Oh, mothers. They catch us when we fall, console us when we're feeling down, and offer us advice – whether we want it or not. As children, we were told to never talk to strangers, look twice before crossing the street, and remember that sharing is caring. But did the Mommy-isms really stop there? We may have flown the nest for ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Nail Job Fair Interviews

    How to Nail Job Fair Interviews
    Walking into a one on one interview is tough enough. But imagine several hundred people also interviewing with the same company, and the same interviewer, on the same day. That’s essentially a Job Fair. Job or Career Fairs are events where a number of companies set up in a large space and invite the public to come in and interview on ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong

    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong
    Everything was going so well. Your solid handshake was met with a warm smile from the hiring manager. The interview started off with some small talk that segued into some skillfully answered questions. You can already see what your desk is going to look like. Then, as suddenly as a lightning strike, the interview takes a turn for the worse. Whether ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Job Search Time Wasters and How to Avoid Them

    Looking for a job is, indeed, a full time job. And like any full time job, you probably waste a lot of time either completing tasks, or between them. The difference is, when you’re looking for work, you don’t have a boss to answer to. You are only accountable to yourself — and let’s face it, you kind of favor ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How You Dress Depends on What Type of Job You Want

    How You Dress Depends on What Type of Job You Want
    Dec. 3--Debbie Jacobson, 56, remembers the '70s when she and other IBM marketing representatives wore black or blue three-piece suits every day. The dress code relaxed somewhat during the 18 years she worked there, but the Germantown mother of three grown children, who is again seeking full-time employment, isn't sure exactly what the business world expects now. [widget:resumeinterview_advice] What should she ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    It's Never Too Early to Start Your Job Hunt

    It's Never Too Early to Start Your Job Hunt
    Is it ever too soon to look for the real world job you want to have after graduation? No, but it does depend on what you mean by look. If you take “looking for a job” in this case to mean applying for current job openings by sending a resume and cover letter and trying to land an interview, then there ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Secret Power of the Informational Interview

    The Secret Power of the Informational Interview
    Informational interviewing is a largely overlooked process, because it is misunderstood. In an informational interview, you are seeking leads and information regarding an industry, a career path or an employer by talking to people you know or who have been referred to you. But before you run out and begin informational interviewing, you have to do your homework. Follow these 10 ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +7