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Strategic Questions to Ask an Interviewer

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“Do you have any questions for me?” The pressure is on! This can be one of the most intimidating questions asked in an interview if you aren’t prepared. However, it’s essential that you deliver appropriately. It’s always suggested that you ask something. Any question is better than no question, but if prepared wisely, the questions…

4 Questions to Never Ask an Interviewer

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Any job search blog will tell you that when an interviewer asks if you have any questions, you should always ask something. And it’s true! You want to appear interested in the position and organization. However, you shouldn’t be asking any general question that comes to mind. When you are prepping for your next interview,…

Not Getting Interviews?

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Before you put full blame on a company for not bringing you in for an interview, make sure you’ve covered all of your bases in the process. Here is where job candidates fall flat in the initial interview stages: Applying to every opening the company or staffing agency has available. Recruiters will have trouble taking…

Hello…? 9 Important Tips for your Next Phone Interview

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Dogs barking in the background, candidates carrying on with their grocery shopping while slurping a coffee – recruiters have heard it all while conducting a phone interview. Phone interviews are used to screen candidates and narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for an in-person interview, and it’s a concern that job seekers…

How to Avoid Appearing Cocky in an Interview

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Sometimes our nerves can get the best of us. Talking about yourself to others can be uncomfortable, especially when you’re being asked to do it in a job interview. It’s important to remain confident, but never arrogant, and finding that perfect middle ground can be tricky. No one wants to work with a know-it-all. You…

Checklist: 10 Things to Bring to a Job Interview

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Been awhile since you’ve interviewed? Even if you feel like an interviewing pro, sometimes nerves can cause you to forget even the most common items. Before your next interview, use this checklist to make sure you are fully equipped.

Sick of the long wait after your interview?

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Although we remind our clients that top talent is getting harder to come by in this tight market, some companies are still dragging their feet during the hiring process. You can’t control how long it will take the company to make a final hiring decision, but you can make sure you have done everything on…

Skype Interview Protocol for Job Seekers

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While searching for a new job, it’s not uncommon to be asked to do a Skype interview. It’s a cheaper and more convenient solution for employers who are interviewing candidates out of state, or simply want to conduct an initial meeting to eliminate local travel. It’s important for job seekers to prepare for a Skype…

How to React When You Don’t Know an Answer during an Interview

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After preparing heavily for your interview, you’re feeling more confident than ever as you walk in. Things seem to be going smoothly until the interviewer blindsides you with a question you don’t know the answer to. *gulp* Assuming you’re not a mind reader, it’s impossible to know every question the interviewer is going to ask….

5 Reasons to Go on that Backup Interview

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“But what about the position I interviewed for last week? I loved it there. I’ll wait to hear from them.” As a staffing agency, we hear responses like this often when we propose new opportunities to our candidates who have been actively interviewing. It is not uncommon for candidates to back out of interviews or…