Posts Tagged: job interview best practices

Closing the Sale, er, Job Candidate

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You have a job candidate who looks promising, a high performer who would be a great addition to your company. He looks greats on paper, and when you talk with him on the phone, he appears eager and excited about the opportunity to join the company. So, you set up an interview with the hiring Read more »

Attracting New Grads to Your Company

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More than 75,000 people applied to work at Google in just one week back in February 2011 (according to AOL.com) many of them new or soon-to-be-new college graduates (Google even has a “student site” for new grads to learn more about career opportunities at the company). But you’re no Google. You’re no Nike or Accenture, Read more »

Job Candidates Are Not Always Their Social Media Postings

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Now that social media has gained a real prominence in our society and in the workplace, employers are using it more and more to check out job candidates. Career counselors are telling those looking for jobs to be careful regarding what they put on their Facebook pages or what they tweet on Twitter because potential 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 »

Should You Stay or Should You Go: Weighing a New Opportunity

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If you’re currently employed and — lucky you! — have been offered another position — in this economy! — you now have some thinking to do. Taking the new job may not be an automatic no-brainer. Here are some tips to help you decide if you should stay where you are now or if you 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 »

Some Questions You Should Ask During Your Job Interview

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So you’ve landed an interview. Congratulations! Now you need to prepare for it, and prepare well. If you researched the company some as you were writing your cover letter and resume (you did didn’t you, so that you could reference your knowledge of the company in your cover letter?), you now need to really dig Read more »

The Best “Action” Verbs for Your Resume

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As you write a resume, you must remember that its purpose isn’t to get you a job, it’s to get you an interview. A resume is to pique an employer’s interest in you so much that the hiring manager will call you in for an interview. It’s at the job interview that you can then 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 »

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