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Interview Tips: Buffalo Winter Edition

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It’s that time again, Buffalo! With snow in the forecast, we’re bundling up and preparing ourselves for the long winter season ahead. After over three decades of successfully placing candidates in the Buffalo area, we are no stranger to the struggles Buffalo weather can bring. However, don’t let the cold temperatures put your job search…

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…

9 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job

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Application sent, interview complete, and now the waiting game. Frantically refreshing your inbox for what seems to be the hundredth time this week, the email has finally arrived. To your surprise, you didn’t get the job. Was it something you said? It’s unlikely that you will ever perform perfectly in an interview. Nerves are at…

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: 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…

6 Things You Shouldn’t Reveal During an Interview

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Candidates often disqualify themselves by revealing information that is better left unsaid during the interview. Regardless of how well the interview seems to be going, or how candid the conversation becomes with the hiring manager, be sure you aren’t spilling your guts about your personal problems and circumstances. After all, the interview is the time…

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…

Addressing a Jumpy Background

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Make sure you are prepared to address questions about your jumpy background during a job interview. When it comes to addressing your work experience during an interview, it can be difficult or uncomfortable to explain why you left your previous positions. Maybe you’ve had several jobs over the past 2-3 years? Maybe you just got…

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…