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Congratulations!  You have an interview scheduled!  Give yourself every advantage by properly preparing for the experience.

Here is a pre-interview checklist:

Research : know yourself, the company and the position. Be confident you can clearly communicate why you are interested in this position with this company.

  • Use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to look for current work projects and professional …
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As a job seeker, you have hopefully spent some time practicing for your next interview.  This practice interview, or mock interview as it is often called, provides the opportunity to gain experience fielding questions for the purpose of polishing your answers and professional presence.

Maximize the benefit you gain from this valuable exercise by creating a rubric from …

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Although not as prevalent as they once were, job fairs can still be found and do offer job seekers the opportunity to connect with employers in a way that online job applications do not.

Here are 6 tips for pre-job fair prep:

1) Get a list of attendees. Do some research about the companies – find those of …

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While face-to-face interviews are the ideal, a growing number of companies are opting to meet job candidates virtually 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. While there are similarities between preparing for an in-person interview and a remote …

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If you’ve read the post “What is Professional Portfolio?” and have an interest in creating a hard-copy (vs. a web-based) portfolio for your next job interview, here are a few tips to get you started:

1) Schedule yourself several hours to devote your undivided attention to getting your portfolio organized.

2) Collect evidence of your skills and accomplishments …

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Job fairs can be an overwhelming experience – many people milling about, nervous energy in abundance, and lots of pressure to impress. Here are some tips to help you navigate your next job fair to help keep anxiety at a minimum and have the best experience possible:

1) Arrive early. Recruiters are human and get tired …

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Are you the missing piece of our company’s puzzle?

If you aren’t a newbie to the interviewing world, you’ve no doubt encountered this question a time or two.  Perhaps not the most creative question, but one that needs to be expected as it often makes an appearance.

Tips for Structuring A Response:

1) Acknowledge the competition. It’s the …

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