Interview 101: Be Prepared

Interview 101: Be Prepared

A job interview is the culmination of your job search and application process, completed either by getting the hire, or being sent back to square one. Because of this, being prepared for your interview can be the defining factor in your employment. While you usually don’t know the actual interview questions (and therefore can’t formulate specific answers), there are some things…

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Acing Your Phone Pre-Interview: Tips for Making a Positive Impression

When applying for a job, many applicants believe that making it through the initial round of resume evaluations will get you into an interview and you’ll have a high chance of landing the job. No need to think about anything beyond prepping for that interview, right? Not exactly. Many companies are now using a “pre-interview” technique over the phone to…

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Follow the Rules When You Follow Up

When the time comes for a job interview, there are plenty of ways you can feel prepared. Practicing responses for common interview questions, researching information relevant to the position at hand, and perfecting your professional wardrobe give you confidence as you walk into the HR office and give you a great shot at making a positive impression. However, once the…

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Think Forward: How Ambition Propels Your Career

Job interviews are notorious for including several “standard” questions, such as inquiries about your education, your preferred work environment (flying solo or team effort), and, the age old, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” When it comes to that last question, many applicants struggle. Whether it’s because they literally haven’t thought that far ahead in their career, or…

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What’s Your Choice? Tips for Answering One Common Question in Your Next Interview

While job interviews vary greatly from position to position, you can almost always count on a least a few standard questions that will likely be included by your potential employer and/or HR staff. One of these questions (in at least some form) is: “Would you prefer to work in a small or large company?”  Truthfully, there is no right or…

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