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Interviewing gurus and career professionals have advised jobseekers for years to practice and focus the interview around the hiring company’s needs and expectations, however, few jobseekers take heed.

Individuals who conduct interviews know when a person has been coached; however, ask any hiring manager whether a person that answers questions thoroughly and promptly versus a person …

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Experts say that we live in a “visual society.” The first impression we get of someone is by his or her outer appearance; and for some new graduates with visible body piercing and tattoos, the outer layer will cause less than favorable interviewing results. Sometimes stripping those exterior “forms of expression,” for the sake of …

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Often undervalued by or unfamiliar to many job seekers, the informational interview can be a useful tool in your career development and job search. Looking for a job can be a lonely experience and oftentimes creates a sense of powerlessness over the process.

Even the most resilient job seeker needs a break from the constant …

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New interview questions continue to surface as hiring companies attempt to further segment candidates between duds and studs.

An interview question suggested by Dharmesh Shah, Founder and CTO at HubSpot and Blogger at OnStartups.com for entrepreneurs is at first glance a unique question to ask and certainly puts the interview candidate on guard with another seemingly …

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Any follow-up serves as a “tickle” to the hiring manager — and gives you the opportunity to firsthand put your name, skill set, and other key notables in front of the hiring manager. Don’t follow-up too much, however, as you can become a nuisance to the HR manager or recruiter. Proceed delicately and courteously.

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By the time you reach the interview, the interviewer knows you’re entry level or comes to the table with limited or no relevant work experience. Just because you’re new to the working environment, however, doesn’t mean you don’t offer a unique value. It’s fair to say that once you’ve arrived at the interview that there …

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The interview challenges tend to occur before the actual interview. I know that’s a strange response to the question, but the main reason job interviews for new grads don’t go well enough is because the one being hired is all-too-often interviewing for a non-viable position.

New graduates often spend limited amounts of time actually researching and …

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In the sport of job interviewing, the panel interview can be one of the toughest contests a job seeker will face.  Instead of one person to impress, you will find at least two, and possibly five or more strangers ready to be dazzled by your interviewing prowess.  It’s a situation that can make even the …

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