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It is natural to be nervous before a job interview – the spotlight is on you and you may be feeling a lot of pressure to be the perfect candidate. And while a little nervous energy can help keep you on your toes, a feeling of rising panic can stop a good interview in its tracks.  Here are …

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1) Do not be late. It is nearly impossible to recover from the negative impression created when you are not on time. If you can’t get to the interview on time, the employer will likely question your ability to get to work on time.

2) Do not monopolize the interview. Rather than filling the time with endless …

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Research the company or organization before the interview.

Dress for Success! (see blog post “Quick Tips for Dressing for Interview Success”)

Bring 3 copies of your resume/list of references and your portfolio (if you have one). **Do not leave your portfolio behind after the interview, especially if it contains original documents! 

Arrive at least ten minutes early—NEVER EVER …

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Much like life, interviewing has its ups and downs; some interviews leave you feeling on top of the world and others make you wonder why you got out of bed that morning. It’s okay to have those hopeless feelings, but don’t let them paralyze you from taking action. Worse yet, don’t allow yourself to get …

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What is a behavioral interview?

Behavioral interviews are based on the premise that the best way to predict the future is to examine past behavior.  Behavioral interviewing is becoming more widespread and many employers prefer these questions as they feel the interview follows a more structured process that is employer-centric rather than driven by the areas a …

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True or False?  Most people get a job by applying online.

At least 70 percent of jobs are found by networking. Research shows that fewer than 20 percent of jobs are advertised. So rather than finding your next opportunity on an online job board, chances are good that it will come by word of mouth from someone you know, (or …

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Remember that the point of the interview and almost every question you will be asked is to help the interviewer determine:

  • Can we depend on you?
  • Are you easy to get along with/will you fit into the company culture?
  • Are you a good (motivated) worker?
  • Do you have the experience and qualifications to do the job?

Your task is to assure the …

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In a recent *survey of 1,600 hiring managers, 93% indicated that they use social media to screen potential employees.  Many U.S. companies now ask applicants to agree to a social media background check.  What does this mean for you, the jobseeker?  The bottom line is you should think of Google as your first resume. If a …

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While face-to-face interviews are the ideal, a growing number of companies are opting to meet job candidates via telephone or Skype for at least one interview. What can be a cost-saving measure for them, could turn into a missed opportunity for you, if you aren’t ready.

If you have an upcoming telephone interview, here are 8 …

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When faced with this question in an interview, it’s not enough just to mention that you were responsible for a particular task; employers want to know that you excelled at it. It’s also not enough to merely recite your relevant areas of expertise; you will want to share examples of success stories from your work experience.

As …

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