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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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The holiday season is here and that means a lot of preparation, running around, and stress. It also may be a time of limited activity on the job search and interview fronts. Take a break from the swirl of activity of the season and hunker down for some quiet research on your favorite company. This …

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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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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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Why conduct an informational interview?

  • Explore careers and clarify your career goal
  • Expand your professional network
  • Build confidence for a job interview
  • Access the most up-to-date career information
  • Identify your professional strengths and weaknesses

How do I prepare?

  • Prepare a list of questions
  • Dress professionally
  • Bring resume (for feedback not to apply for a job) & notebook
  • Call to confirm
  • Know where you are going
  • Arrive 10 …
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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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