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Category: Interview Best Practices


The Best Kept Secrets to a Successful Job Interview

May 20th, 2016

The fate of your next job relies heavily on the success rate of your job interview. Fortunately, a good amount of control over the direction your job interview goes lies in your hands. In addition to dressing the part and researching the job, follow these best-kept job interview secrets to increase your likelihood of landing… Read more »

Introvert? How to Interview Effectively

April 22nd, 2016

Feeling the pressure during an interview is natural for most job seekers, and that overwhelming sense of anxiety tends to be even more amplified for introverts. Unfortunately, personality type does not get you a free pass on in-person interviews; in order to get a chance in the workforce, the ability to interview well is a… Read more »

Six Tips to Help You Show Confidence in a Job Interview

February 5th, 2016

Interviews are not for the faint of heart. For most people, they translate into a nerve-wracking affair where you hope the interviewer can’t tell how much you’re silently freaking out. But unfortunately, they are a necessary part of your career process, and from time to time you will need to deal with them. The good… Read more »

Watch These Six Types of Body Language When Interviewing

December 28th, 2015

When you prepare for an interview, you think carefully about the words you’re going to use. But the messages your body language communicates can also speak volumes. Here are six types of body language to practice so that you communicate confidence and ease during your next interview:

Answer This Interview Question: Why Should We Choose You?

October 16th, 2015

“Why should we choose you?” This question stumps many interviewees because it seems so broad. Should you say that you need a job? That you like the employer? That you’re better than anyone else who has applied, even though you have no idea who they are? Job seekers try all these tactics – but they… Read more »

3 Reasons You May Not Be Getting Job Offers You Want

June 23rd, 2015

You’re scouring the job boards, highlighting postings that look like a great fit, and firing off resumes and cover letters that extol your professional virtues…but you’re not getting answers.  Or if you are getting responses, the offers simply aren’t going to work for you. If you’ve seen this pattern play out multiple times in your… Read more »

How to Stand Out as a Future Team Leader

June 16th, 2015

When you interview with a great company, you’re not just looking for a job – you’re also looking for a career.  The good news is that many employers also make it a priority to choose candidates who can grow with them in the long term. If a move from the front lines to management is… Read more »

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Cover Letter

November 19th, 2014

When most job-seekers find a promising job posting, the first thing they do is fix up their resumes.  As your most important marketing document, your resume should be polished, professional, and tailored to each posting and company.  But it’s equally important to include a polished, professional, customized cover letter – one that avoids any major… Read more »

Negotiation Tactics to Use in the Interview

November 1st, 2014

Many job-seekers don’t plan to negotiate until they reach the job offer stage.  But if you don’t treat your interview like a negotiation as well, you lose a valuable opportunity to sell your skills to a potential employer and to establish that you understand the value your skills bring to the organization. An interview’s question… Read more »

The Importance of Going Into an Interview With Confidence

October 14th, 2014

Interview jitters can dampen any job-seeker’s confidence, no matter how proud you are of your past work.  Unfortunately, an interview is the last place you need anxiety getting in the way of a friendly human connection and a glowing presentation of your best skills and abilities. Overconfidence or arrogance can be a “red flag” for… Read more »

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