Posts Tagged: Interview Prep

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How to Ace a Panel Interview

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Like many job seekers, you feel more motivated than ever to kick start your job search now that summer is coming to an end. You updated your resume, applied to various positions, and you finally landed an interview. After quickly freshening up on your interview skills and everything starts to feel familiar, the recruiter calls…

The Low-Down on Phone Interviews

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Phone interviews are used to screen candidates and narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for an in-person interview. A bad phone interview = no in-person interview = no job. Anyone who hasn’t already been through a phone interview might think it sounds like a walk in the park. Their initial thought is…

How to Answer: Tell Me About Yourself

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Tell Me About Yourself

Tell Me About Yourself: A question that is asked in almost every interview that many applicants fear. It seems like such a simple question, but what comes out of the applicant’s mouth on the spot probably isn’t what the interviewer wants to hear. Some job seekers are under the impression that this question is casually…

How to Prepare for a Second Interview

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Think longer and more in depth when planning for a second interview. Congratulations! You’ve made it past the first interview and have been invited back for a second interview. So now what? Do you need to prepare like you did the first time? The answer is YES. You do need to prepare, maybe even more…

Preparing for a Skype Interview

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With technology playing a larger role in HR and Recruiting than ever before, it may not be long before you experience a Skype interview of your own.  Many companies are choosing to use Skype interviews for both the convenience and cost factors.  With Skype interviews, companies can interview a candidate regardless of their physical location,…

Interview Question: Why are you leaving your current job?

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One of the most common interview questions is, “Why are you looking to leave your current job?” or “Why did you leave your last position?” With that being said, it is important to prepare a response to one or both of these questions before you even enter your interview. No matter why you are looking…

Post Interview Etiquette Tips

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Congratulations! You’ve filled out your applications, completed your interview, and the end is in sight. While much of the work is already complete, there are a few steps still to be done that can better your chance of getting that much desired offer letter. 1. Make sure you close your interview by continuing to express…

10 Things You Should Always Bring to an Interview (And 2 to Leave at Home)

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Ever wonder what you should bring with you to an interview? You want to make sure you don’t show up empty handed, but on the other hand you don’t want to go overboard.  While every situation varies, these 10 items are great to have on hand in pretty much any interview situation.   Directions and…

Dress for Success: What to Wear to an Interview

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The saying “You can never make a second first impression” is never truer than in an interview.  One of the first impressions you’ll make is through your appearance. You don’t need to spend a fortune, or look like you’ve just stepped off the runway at Fashion Week, just remember to follow a few basic rules…

Do’s and Don’ts for Interview Success

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Congratulations! You’ve landed that all important face-to-face interview that every job seeker is after.  Based on your resume and possibly a phone screen, the interviewer thinks your background and skill set may be a good match for their company.  But now what?  Even the most experienced job seeker gets nervous before an interview because you…