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Archive for the ‘Interview Advice’ Category

June 24th, 2016

How To Answer Unexpected Interview Questions

How To Answer Unexpected Interview Questions

Job interviews are not an easy nut to crack, but they can surely become your pass to an outstanding career. While most of the time you will be faced with the same interview questions you have already been asked countless times before, some companies like to step up their recruiting game and surprise their candidates […]

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October 13th, 2015

4 Methods of Effective Interview Preparation

4 Methods of Effective Interview Preparation

As a job seeker in today’s information age, there are numerous resources and articles that can be foundon tips and tricks associated with effectively interviewing for a position. In order for candidates to best equip themselves for an interview, they need to first assess their current interviewing skills and then determine what tools are needed […]

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June 18th, 2015

Interview Basics

Interview Basics

Despite the etiquette, formality, and inevitable fear factor, job interviews can actually be enjoyable as well as extremely informative.

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February 25th, 2015

Cold Calling Your Way to a New Job

cold calling for a new job

Next to public speaking, cold calling might be the scariest thing people try to avoid doing at all costs.
It can also be a very effective and underutilized method for career-minded individuals like yourself to separate yourself from other job searchers who don’t think about doing it.

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July 29th, 2014

How To Say “No” In a Job Interview

How to say no in a job interview

During a job interview, it is important to create an atmosphere of positivity and to avoid saying things that are negative. Due to human nature, we don’t like to hear negative things or to hear the word “No”. The Japanese, who are obsessed with maintaining social harmony, are known to never utter the word “No” […]

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May 16th, 2014

How to Ace a Skype Interview!

How to Ace a Skype Interview!

Skype, and other forms of online video interviews are becoming more and more common. This Infographic by NeoMam Studios will teach you how to prep for, and impress during, a Skype interview!

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August 29th, 2013

How to Communicate Your Value

How to Communicate Your Value

The issue of communicating your value is critical to career management. Knowing your value well enough to convey it with strength and conviction has wide-reaching uses. It is effective, no necessary, in resumes, interviews, performance appraisals, creating a 15-second pitch or elevator speech…career growth is almost impossible without it. Developing a Value Statement Do you […]

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July 4th, 2013

Interview “No-Nos”

Interview No Nos

A recent discussion amongst career professionals proves that the obvious is not obvious to all and that common sense is not entirely common! When you read the following interview “no-no” stories, you’ll see what I mean. Should be obvious: sex has no place in the interview Unless you’re applying to write steamy romances or to […]

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March 8th, 2013

The Number One Reason Most Resumes Fail to Land an Interview

The Number One Reason Most Resumes Fail to Land an Interview

(and it’s why you won’t get a great job offer either) I review a lot of resumes. Sometimes it’s through my own service and sometimes through a large university sub-contracting job. Most – up to 99% I would say – suffer from the same failure: they don’t communicate value. Value is defined as “The regard […]

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December 11th, 2012

‘YOU HAD ME AT HELLO’ – Survey Finds Most Employers Form Opinions of Job Interviewees Within 10 Minutes

'YOU HAD ME AT HELLO' - Survey Finds Most Employers Form Opinions of Job Interviewees Within 10 Minutes

Job seekers don’t have much time to win over hiring managers, a new Accountemps survey suggests. More than half (52 per cent) of human resources (HR) managers polled said they form a positive or negative opinion of candidates during interviews in 10 minutes or less. For some, impressions are made even quicker. Nearly three in […]

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