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How to Prepare for a Video Interview

More and more companies are arranging video-chat interviews with candidates, avoiding the cost and inconvenience of having interviewees hop on a plane for an in-person meeting. It’s great, except conducting a video interview requires a different set of considerations for the candidate preparing to put his or her best foot forward. Besides all the traditional […]

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Interview Etiquette Checklist

Whether you are straight out of college or just getting back into the job market, the interview process can be overwhelming. It’s important to stay organized during your job search. Here is a basic interview checklist for your next meeting with a potential employer. First things first, before you even walk into an interview make […]

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Don’t Make These 4 Not-So-Obvious Job Search Mistakes

There are those obvious mistakes most people know are job-search no-nos – like typos in your resume, or arriving late to an interview. Then there are the not-so-obvious mistakes, that even an excellent job candidate can make.  For example, candidates with amazing backgrounds sometimes focus too much on what they’ve achieved in the past – […]

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How To Answer The Interview Question, “Why Here?”

One of the most obvious-seeming interview questions is also one that throws many candidates for a loop. But it’s crucial you have a great answer ready. The question is “Why do you want to work here?” Before you ever go into an interview, you need to have researched the company, department, and position well and […]

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The Best Way to Handle Job Rejection

We know that you receive plenty of feedback about the steps you take before getting the actual job, but for some reason not many people bring up the elephant in the room when it is all said and done- how to cope with rejection. And we know, just like in your relationships, getting rejected can […]

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It’ll Cost You—Are People Scared to Negotiate Salary?

The Recession has created so much doubt and uncertainty for people that they no longer expect certain accolades, which were once offered in the past.  People fear requesting certain things like an increase in salary because they assume the next time they visit the mailroom they’ll have a pink slip awaiting them, and if that […]

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How Is Your Body Language Being Perceived By Interviewers?

We convey messages through a variety of different ways other than speaking.  Our body language is a unique form of communication that some may think is trivial, but oddly enough, can be a very powerful form of communication. Research has revealed that body language can describe more about an individual than their words spoken. The […]

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Are Employers Checking The References You Provided?

Is it likely for a job seeker to recover after providing a potential employer with a faulty reference?  Most likely not—which confirms that employers are not only looking for references on applications, but contacting them as well. References are incredibly important and make a potential employer aware of what to expect when hiring you—in terms of your […]

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Forget Technical Skills, Employers Are Searching for Soft Skills

Employers spend an enormous amount of time sifting through resumes searching for something specific, but unfortunately you rarely find “exceptional soft skills” displayed on a resume.  Employers are not only validating that your technical skills are up to par, but they’re also on the lookout for soft skills–professional demeanor, punctuality and even something  some would […]

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Storytelling: A Key Skill for Nailing an Interview

Your interviewer likely hears the same list of qualifications from candidates over and over again.  So what makes your qualifications stand out?  Making them memorable with a story.  Crafting a story around each of your skills is a timeless interview technique professionals have been teaching and using for a long, long time.  And it works.  […]

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