Posts Tagged: interview tips

How to Get Your Interviewees to Open Up and Drop the Templated Answers

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While resumes provide a great deal of information about the individuals who apply to your open position, candidates may look great on paper but may not be the best fit once on the job. Avoid hiring mistakes by conducting well thought out interviews. Interviewing candidates for an open position on your team is an important Read more »

Find Out the Financial Health of Your Target Employer

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When you are applying for a job, naturally your main focus is on selling yourself to the company you are interviewing with. But at the same time, career counselors all advise that you need to investigate the company as well, to evaluate whether it would be a good place for you to work. One of Read more »

Why the “Overqualified” Candidate May be Your Best Candidate

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If you are an employer and, in the course of your recruiting, you come across applicants who seem to have more education and experience than are required for the job, don’t reject them out of hand.  As a matter of fact, give them serious consideration. As much as this seems to intuitively go against the Read more »

Recession-Proof Resumes: Get Hired Before Everyone Else

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When it’s tough to find a job, the tough….write a recession-proof resume! Here are some tips to help you craft a resume that will help your application stand out from others. Most resume writers craft a resume using the standard chronological format, in which they list work experience in reverse chronological order (current or last Read more »

The Importance of Updating Your Resume, Even if You’re Not Looking for Work

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Let’s say you currently have a terrific job, with great pay, with a wonderful boss and fun coworkers. You’re not looking for work and you don’t plan to in the foreseeable future. So the idea of keeping your resume updated hasn’t occurred to you in a long while — since you started at this wonderful Read more »

Why You Should Always Network, Even if You’re Not Currently Job Searching

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Never stop networking. Even if you’re currently job searching or you have a position that you believe will be there for you until the day you decide to retire, networking is a wonderful tool to improve your live professionally and personally, no matter what your present circumstances might be. The primary reason to network is Read more »

Questions You Should NEVER Ask During Your Job Interview

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Last week we touched on questions you should ask in an interview. But what about those you should NEVER ask? Ask these questions and you can probably wave good bye to any chance of getting hired or getting the salary you truly deserve: How much paid vacation time do I get? While there’s inherently nothing Read more »

How to Deal with Gaps in Your Resume

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If you have a large gap in your work history, you may be worried that you’ll have an even harder time finding work in today’s tough economy. That needn’t be the case. Here are some tips to help you handle questions about “holes” in your employment history: If you’ve just found yourself “between jobs,” as Read more »

Are You Too Qualified for the Job?

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As funny as it sounds, being too qualified for a job can sometimes go against you.  When interviewers say you are “overqualified,” here’s what they are concerned about: You’ll be bored in this position. You won’t be satisfied with the salary they’re offering. You’ll leave as soon as you get a better opportunity. They’ll have Read more »

How to Dress for Your Interview

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Candidate A had the exact skill set the company is looking for.  He nailed every interview question.  He shared specific examples of how his skills and experience can be applied in this position.  He left feeling confident. Candidate B had most of the skills needed.  He stumbled on one or two questions but overall did Read more »

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