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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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    Entry-Level Job Advice: How Not to be a Jobseeker Horror Story

    Entry-Level Job Advice:  How Not to be a Jobseeker Horror Story
    Last time, I talked about how to ace your entry-level phone interview. However, it’s important to be sure you’re getting noticed for the right reasons — the way you interact with people is a great demonstration of your judgment and social wherewithal, and how you might fit in with a company. The first impression might be the only impression you get ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    A Follow-Up Phone Call Wins the Entry-Level Interview

    A Follow-Up Phone Call Wins the Entry-Level Interview
    You've sent your entry-level resume to three (or 16 or 110) prospective employers, so you've done your part. Now all you have to do is sit back and wait for the phone to ring. But why is nothing happening? [widget:list_of_quizzes] We've got news for you: Your phone will never ring. The fact you sent your resume in response to job postings ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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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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    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips
    Interviews can be pretty intimidating, so it's understandable if you put off prepping for the big day because of nerves. Lucky for you, we've put together a cheat sheet of last-minute interview prep tips, whether your interview is tomorrow afternoon — or two hours from now. Procrastinators, rejoice. You still have a chance at that job! 1. Dress Code Looking the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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    How to Handle an Unprepared Interviewer

    How to Handle an Unprepared Interviewer
    I recently spoke to client who was very frustrated by her last interview. She had done everything she could on her part - researched the company, learned about its business challenges and prepared career success stories to support her strengths. However, her interview did not go smoothly because the person she met was not properly prepared and subjected her to a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How Dad's Advice Can Get You a Job

    How Dad's Advice Can Get You a Job
    Whether you're still daddy's little girl, or the son that reminds him of himself, you know that a father's love runs deep. We look up to our dads, admire them, and do everything we can to make them proud. As kids, our fathers built us cardboard spaceships so we could reach the stars and carried us to safety when we crash ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You’re nervous. You’re usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It’s no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren’t going to land you that job. So ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Write an Interview Thank You Letter

    How to Write an Interview Thank You Letter
    Have you ever felt frustrated after an interview? Sure you have! I know you’ve mentally gone over your interview answers and…you remember what you DID NOT say and you realize you missed an opportunity to REINFORCE your candidacy. Well, this is why you write a strategic Thank You letter, which will position you back in the “game.” Of course, it all ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Ten Job-Seeking Tips for Introverts

    Ten Job-Seeking Tips for Introverts
    In my previous post, I discussed the challenges for shy (or introverted) people in the job market. I offered some general advice, but in this post I'd like to highlight ten things you can do (or think about) that might give you the edge in the very situations you prefer to avoid. 1. First, stop apologizing for what being who you ...
    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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    Sleep Your Way to the Top, Ace Your Ad Interview!

    Sleep Your Way to the Top, Ace Your Ad Interview!
    The Situation: You just nabbed a huge interview with an ad house you thought you’d never be able to set foot in, let alone work for. You’re nervous. You’re excited. You know the company’s goals and objectives inside and out and you’ve assembled and reassembled your book about a zillion different times and ways. Now what? Experts are quick to recommend ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    The 4 Communication Tools You Need to Get Hired

    The 4 Communication Tools You Need to Get Hired
    Ah, unwritten rules. With the constant influx of new ways to get in touch with people, we’ve developed all sorts of fine lines as far as what form of contact to use, depending on the level of formality for each particular situation (no Jersey Shore pun intended). When job seeking, it’s especially important to use the right form of contact to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You

    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You
    During the typical job interview, you’ll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? “Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question,” says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. “They tend to think it’s ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    5 Interview Wrong Turns

    When you think of psychology, do asylums and psychopaths come to mind? Well, so should job interviewers…and not because some may seem like sadistic psychopaths. A recent study from two psychologists, Thomas Hillard and Therese McCan, in The Journal of Psychology reveals a lot about what goes through interviewers' minds and how job seekers can use that to their advantage. An ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Hooray, an Interview! Oh no, an Interview!

    After such a labor-intensive job search, you now have earned the ‘nerve-wracking’ interview. You have also begun to obsess about the plentiful competition. It seems as if everyone you know needs a job. So, how can you relax when you must master the interview? (Don’t worry. I’ll tell you how you can ‘untwist your knickers.’) You must differentiate yourself by ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    10 Body Language Blunders to Avoid on the Job

    1. A Closed Body Whether sitting or standing, your body should be loose and open. Do not cross your arms. Do not cross your legs. While you may think it conveys a sense of ease, studies have shown that a people read a closed body differently: they subconsciously think you have something to hide. What's more, you're missing a golden ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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