Manage Your Nerves for a Successful Job Interview

You’ve worked long and hard at your networking, your LinkedIn Profile, and your resumes. You focused your job search and carefully applied only for jobs that were good fits. You’ve done everything right, and it worked! You’ve landed a job interview for THE PERFECT JOB for THE PERFECT employer. YIKES! A Job Interview! If you are like […]

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Key to Job Interview Success — Preparation

Most employers do not have a shortage of job seekers from which to choose their next employees. To stand out from the crowd of also-rans, successful job seekers use the interview process to showcase their work ethic and to demonstrate their value as an employee. Here’s how to impress them: Prepare like you already work […]

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When Your Job Interview Doesn’t Go Well

Sometimes you have the feeling that an interview isn’t going well. You may be wrong, but, unfortunately, you may also be right. Possibly, something may be happening for the individual or the organization that is providing a major distraction. Visible lack of interest might be a reflection on you, particularly if you arrived late or dressed inappropriately. Those are […]

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The 5 Absolute MUST-ASK Questions in Your Next Job Interview

These are NOT the MOST important questions for you to ask during every job interview and in every interaction with an employer, but they are essential to your success in your job search. [For the important questions to ask, read Do You Have Any Questions?] Gather the information you need about each employer’s hiring process so you can […]

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Are Thank You Notes a Waste of Time?

With an estimated mere 5% or so of job seekers sending thank you’s after interviews, the impact for those who take advantage of this little-used strategy can be significant. Guest contributor Meg Guiseppi offers tips to make thank you notes really work for you. Meg is a 10-time certified career professional (including Certified Personal Branding […]

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Yea! You Have a Job Interview Scheduled! Now What?

Finally! You have received an invitation to interview for a job! They want to meet you! The hardest part of the job search process is over now. Isn’t it? Probably not… This is the step that many job seekers trip over. They think they can coast to a job offer if they have been invited to […]

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Negotiate Your Total Compensation – More Than Just Your Salary

Understanding how salaries work makes it easier to negotiate the best starting salary for your new job. There’s more, usually, to your “total compensation” from an employer than simply the dollars in your paycheck. Be better prepared when you receive that job offer by understanding how salaries, total compensation, and commissions and bonuses work. Make counter offers, and […]

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Job Interview Question: Describe Your Greatest Accomplishment

This question may also be phrased as “What’s your greatest achievement?” and sometimes they may want more than one accomplishment/achievement. So, be prepared for “What are your 2 (or 3 or more) greatest accomplishments?” The Extra Benefit of Preparing Your Answer Preparing to answer this job interview question should help you improve the effectiveness of […]

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How to Ace Your Video Interview

Job interviews via video (typically Skype or Google Hangout) are becoming much more common recently. They enable inexpensive long-distance face-to-face discussions as well as quick discussions over short distances. Video interviews may be used for screening candidates at the beginning of the hiring process or later in the process when the employer is getting ready […]

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In Your Job Interview, Answer the Questions — Then Shut Up

A very important key to job interview success is knowing when to stop talking. First, we usually learn more when we listen rather than when we talk. As the old saying goes, two ears — but only one mouth — for a reason. Secondly, much damage can be done inadvertently when you share TMI (Too […]

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