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What Every Interviewer Wonders….But Never Asks

In front of them are a list of questions they’ve pre-determined to ask every candidate. They’re avoiding any traditionally inappropriate questions and working hard to get as much information as they can in 60 minute...

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At Interviews, Even the Waiting Room Counts

Career Girl Network featured an article in June 2011 about the “Most Important Person in Your Company” — the receptionist. And as important as a receptionist can be in the image a company puts forward, that sa...

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The Surprising Secret to Selling Yourself

I recently combed through the statistics in this article in Harvard Business Review — “The Surprising Secret to Selling Yourself.” In the studies it references, managers were asked to compare candidates for j...


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Conquer Competency-Based Interview Questions

Some interviewers keep their questions very basic: “Tell me a little about yourself,” and “Tell me the skills you could bring to our team.” Others, however, can get specific: “Give me an example of a time you worked w...

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Answering the Dreaded Salary Question

If everyone has an opinion, then every HR expert has 20, especially when it comes to the dreaded salary question. These days, you’re going to have to answer that question sooner rather than later. Hiring is expensive and ...

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The Follow-Up Phone Call is Dead – But Your Initiative Isn’t

If you wander through a used bookstore, pick up a job search book from anytime before 2005, and you’ll likely find advice telling you that whenever you send a resume, you should wait 2-3 days, and the call to follow up. T...


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The Perfect Bag for Interviews

Our friends over at Corporette recently went on “The Hunt: The Perfect Interview Bag.” They gave great examples of easy, simple, black bags that are perfect for interviewing in any setting. And while we love their s...

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Mentally Prepare for Your Next Interview

Maybe you’ve decided to look for a new job or you’ve just left school.  Now it’s time to look at your options and start interviewing.  Kicking off the interview process can be exciting and scary — you want to move...

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The Questions Good Job Candidates Ask

At the end of every job interview, the potential employer asks, “Do you have any questions for us?” This is the part of the job interview I felt the least prepared for after I graduated college. I had spent all of my time p...


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How to Look Good on a Webcam

A while back, we shared with you an article all about “Skyping for Success” – using Skype for networking and the job search. And as Skype and other video chat forms become more popular in the business world, w...