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    9 Essential Ways to Rate Your Next Boss

    9 Essential Ways to Rate Your Next Boss
    Going for a job interview is as much about you being interviewed as you interviewing the interviewer. Remember that the reason you are in an interview is that the employer has a need that you can hopefully be the solution to. Before you agree to join a company, you want to be sure that the people you will be working with ...
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    Selling Yourself in a Job Interview

    Selling Yourself in a Job Interview
    Every job interview is different--but there are some general principles that can guide you in just about any interview, for any job. When you're talking about yourself and your experience, keep the following six points in mind. 1. Be the Solution Companies fill or create positions because they have problems they want to solve--for instance, ineffective advertising or long customer-service lines. ...
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    Death of the Credit History Check

    Death of the Credit History Check
    There’s a growing backlash against credit history background checks in the hiring process. At the head of the movement is Jacqueline Berrien, the chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to labor experts I’ve been talking to in the months since she got the top post at the government agency in April, she doesn’t much like credit checks and has ...
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: "I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogs." Don't just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: "I've always loved shopping, but my ...
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    7 Simple Ways to Get the Hiring Manager's Name

    7 Simple Ways to Get the Hiring Manager's Name
    How does one go about getting the name of someone in human resources or the name of a hiring manager? Job listings posted all over the place simply read: No phone calls and direct résumé to BD or some other letter combination at some post office box or no-reply e-mail address. Getting a name is like pulling a needle from a ...
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    Which Color to Wear at an Interview

    Which Color to Wear at an Interview
    Prepping for an important interview means researching the company and making sure you have smart responses to anticipated questions. It also means being strategic about what to wear to an interview. Specifically, you want to choose job interview clothes -- and colors -- that will put you in the best light and may give you an advantage. Research has shown that ...
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    9 Questions That Will Impress Your Interviewer

    9 Questions That Will Impress Your Interviewer
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
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    Prep for the "Describe Your Work Style" Question

    Prep for the "Describe Your Work Style" Question
    During the course of any job interview it’s likely you’ll be asked to describe your work style. How you answer this common interview question will help the interviewer determine how well you’ll fit into the company. When the interviewer asks this question, here are five key points he is looking to find out about you: 1. Do You Like to Work ...
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    5 Ways to Anger Hiring Managers

    5 Ways to Anger Hiring Managers
    One of the worst things you can do during your job search is annoy the hiring manager at the company for which you want to work. Not only will it probably ruin your chances at landing the job at hand, but also you probably won’t be considered for future positions, either. 1. Being ungrateful when you don’t get the job It’s ...
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    Dressing for the Interview, by Industry

    Dressing for the Interview, by Industry
    There's no getting around it: In every job interview, you're going to be judged -- at least partially -- by how you look. But how you should look varies depending on your industry and the job you're interviewing for. Take a look at general interview attire expectations for eight career areas: Technology "If you're applying for a technical position, you won't ...
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    6 Interview Must-Haves for Freelancers

    6 Interview Must-Haves for Freelancers
    Now that I’m underemployed and juggling multiple jobs (herein referred to as “freelancing”), a whole new set of rules are in play. This week, for example, I learned that the interview process for freelancers is not what I’m used to; this is not your grandma’s office interview. For starters, they’re not called interviews – they're called meetings. Second, they don't take ...
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    Steer Clear of Interviewers' Pet Peeves

    Steer Clear of Interviewers' Pet Peeves
    You sit facing the interviewer, feeling like things are moving along nicely when all of a sudden the interview takes a drastic turn for the worse. What just happened? You may have hit one of the interviewer's pet peeves, one of those things that automatically triggers a negative response. Here are seven of the most common peeves provided by experienced interviewers, ...
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    3 Key Traits of Successful Jobseekers

    3 Key Traits of Successful Jobseekers
    The current job market is challenging for everyone. Job hunters are finding themselves in a long, grueling job hunt - despite years of experience and impressive degrees. Yet, many job hunters are finding success. There is no single formula for job search success. However, Daniel Johnson, Jr., host of How I Got My Job, has noticed that successful job hunters do ...
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    Answers to the “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?” Question

    Answers to the “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?” Question
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” — we all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous interview question in our interview? Here’s why – because most job seekers believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. ...
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    5 Tips for a Virtual Interview

    5 Tips for a Virtual Interview
    Looking for a job has changed a lot in the past ten years. For one thing, there’s less of a need to actually leave your house for a job interview. Inexpensive Web cams and videoconferencing tools like Skype mean that, nowadays, your first interview (or first couple of interviews) with a company may take place in front of your home computer ...
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    Your Interview's Tomorrow! Know What to Do?

    Your Interview's Tomorrow! Know What to Do?
    Even if you have less than a day before your job interview, you can outshine the competition with a little preparation. The following four tasks will take you about four hours (plus five minutes) to complete, and you'll walk into the interview confident you'll be successful. Conduct Basic Interview Research Find out as much as you can about the interview. ...
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
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    Overcome Shyness During Your Job Hunt

    Overcome Shyness During Your Job Hunt
    When I teach or present workshops about networking, interviewing, and other aspects of the job search, I can almost always count on at least one person approaching me privately at the end saying, "But I'm shy and these things make me uncomfortable. Isn't there something else I could do to find a job?" Whether you label it social anxiety, introversion, shyness, ...
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    8 Interview Tips for a Rocky Economy

    8 Interview Tips for a Rocky Economy
    You can never underestimate the benefits of having an outstanding job interview, but in this economy, it is crucial you are on top of your game. I spoke with a hiring manager just two weeks ago who said when she posts a new job, she is flooded with twice as many resumes as normal. With those ratios, it is not even ...
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    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question

    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question
    It's one of the most frequently asked interview questions: Tell me about yourself. Your response to this request will set the tone for the rest of the interview. For some, this is the most challenging question to answer, as they wonder what the interviewer really wants to know and what information they should include. Eleanor dreaded this question. When it was ...
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