Category: Interview Best Practices

Learning From the Past – Top Blogs from 2013 That Will Supercharge Your Career

December 6th, 2013

One of the most gratifying parts of reflecting back over the past year is being able to take stock of your successes and review your achievements so you can apply what you have learned to growing in the new year. At 1st Staffing Group, we pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive collection of free resources… Read more »

How to Follow Up After Applying to a Job

July 22nd, 2013

The period of waiting after submitting a resume or application to a company is perhaps the most nerve-racking aspect of the job search for any diligent job hunter. Fortunately, effective follow up after you apply is a critical step in the job search process, to calm your nerves as well as gain you a potential… Read more »

Upcoming Interview? How to “Decode” Your Interviewer

June 21st, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, answering questions with well thought out responses that portray you in the best light possible is not the one and only key to a successful job interview.  Many times, the answers you provide are much less important than the conclusions that the interviewer may draw from them.  A good interviewer is… Read more »

Quick-Start Guide to Interviewing with a Recruiter

March 8th, 2013

The state of the economy in recent history has greatly changed the way in which the best jobs are found. Many job seekers have learned that previous skills and qualifications on their own are no longer sufficient when it comes to landing top positions. Because of this, many job seekers today are turning to staffing… Read more »

Best Interview Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

February 21st, 2013

The diligent work you’ve put into your job search is paying off and you’ve successfully cleared the first hurdle; you’ve been asked to meet for an interview! This next step in the job hunt is possibly the most critical. It helps both you and your potential new employer decide whether or not you will be… Read more »

How to Ace Job Assessment Tests and Get the Job

November 29th, 2012

Some employers may require you to complete a preliminary assessment test before officially offering you a job. Typically, these tests consist of questions without a straight right or wrong answer; rather, they provide the employer with a better understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, personality type, working preferences, and potential areas of concern regarding your emotional… Read more »

How to Stand Out in a Phone Interview

September 21st, 2012

Phone interviews can be daunting.  Not only are they often your first real chance at creating a lasting impression, but your likelihood of making it to the next round of interviews hinges on this initial conversation.  Although it may seem like a completely separate ballgame, preparing for a phone interview is very similar to preparing… Read more »



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