Category: Interview Best Practices

What Do You Need to Bring to a Job Interview?

October 7th, 2014

Much of the preparation for a job interview takes place before the day of the interview itself. You can improve your chances of success by learning all you can about the company and the job requirements in the days before your interview date, and by thinking through the accomplishments that will demonstrate your abilities to… Read more »

Is Your Attitude Scaring Away Candidates?

August 21st, 2014

The hiring process is a two-way street. Your company is looking for a candidate who offers the skills you need and who works well with your current employees and company culture. Candidates are looking for an employer who supports their efforts to develop their skills and build a career. In a competitive field, finding the… Read more »

Temporary Job Interviews: What Should You Wear?

August 14th, 2014

An interview for a temp position may seem like no big deal – prompting you to dress accordingly. If the company is only hiring you for a few weeks or months, they can’t be too concerned with how you dress, right? Wrong! Studies show that half of a person’s initial impression of you is based… Read more »

Five Best Practices for Following Up on a Job

July 10th, 2014

Once you’ve aced the interview, you may feel as if your work connecting with a particular employer is done. After all, the employer will either offer you a job or they won’t, right? The decision is in their hands. In fact, ending your communication with the employer at the interview stage is one of the… Read more »

Job Interviews: How Many Questions Are Too Many?

June 16th, 2014

While nearly every job candidate prepares to be asked questions during an interview, fewer prepare to ask questions of their own. But an interview is a dialogue: it’s your chance to ask the company your own questions, as well as to answer the company’s questions about your own work. Asking questions during an interview gives… Read more »

How to Tell a Bad Interviewer From a Bad Candidate

May 23rd, 2014

Interviews are unpredictable for both hiring managers and candidates. A candidate who looks fantastic on paper and whose references paint a glowing portrait of his or her work may nevertheless falter during the interview. When this happens, hiring managers are left wondering: Did the interview go poorly because the candidate had a bad day…or because… Read more »

Four Tactics for Curing Your Interview Jitters

May 9th, 2014

Even the most experienced job seekers experience interview anxiety, and for good reason. The interview is often your first and only chance to talk with a prospective employer. You must convey your enthusiasm for the job, get your questions answered, and demonstrate that you’re the best candidate available – all in just a few minutes.… Read more »

How to Decode an Interview Question

April 9th, 2014

Interviewing is tough.  You need to make the best possible first impression, but many of the questions seem to come out of left field.  To address these questions confidently and effectively, you’ll need to be able to identify what the interviewer is really asking – and fast. Fortunately, you can learn to decode interview questions… Read more »

Five Signs You Are a Poor Interviewer (And What You Can Do About It!)

March 7th, 2014

The interview offers great opportunities to demonstrate your communication skills, describe your past work, and express your enthusiasm for the job you seek.  If your interview skills are rusty, however, you may inadvertently display the signs of a poor interviewer, which can hurt your chances of taking the next step on your career path. Do… Read more »

Post-Interview Checklist You Should Be Following

December 20th, 2013

Congratulations! You’ve just left a job interview and are feeling confident that it went well. Now what? The timeframe immediately following a job interview is often a time filled with nerves and anxiety from job seekers, but it is also a very crucial period while hiring managers think on a decision. This is why it… Read more »



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