5 Classic Interview Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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You’ve just scheduled an interview for a job you really want, and you’re committed to giving it your all. Like most people, even thinking about a job interview makes you nervous, but you know being well prepared will help ease your anxiety. One of the best ways to do this is to make sure you… Read more »

Interview Tips to Set You Up For Success

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You’ve been invited to interview for a great new job, and you couldn’t be more excited. Of course, you’re also nervous, because you really want to be the candidate who gets the job offer. Thankfully, there are plenty of steps you can take in advance to make a great impression on the interviewer. Doing a… Read more »

Your Move — What to Do When You Don’t Hear Back After a Job Interview

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Interviewing for a new job is a big deal, so it’s always disappointing when the timeline you were given for an update comes and goes without a word. Feeling like you’re stuck in limbo is frustrating because you don’t know if you’re still in the running or if you need to move on. The last… Read more »

Best Advice for Your Second Interview

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You’ve just been notified you’re invited back for a second-round interview for a job you really want. First of all, congratulations are in order because this is a very big deal. Clearly, you made a great impression at the first interview. To prepare for it you likely dressed to impress, prepared responses to common interview… Read more »

Interview Home Run — 5 Tips to Making a Stellar First Impression

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You have a big job interview coming up and you really want to be the last candidate standing. Knowing you’re likely up against some tough competition makes you nervous but you know you have what it takes to excel in the position.  Job interview success doesn’t happen by accident so you need to put some work into it…. Read more »

Do I Need to Wear a Suit to the Interview?

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It’s been a while since the last time you made a career move. You’re ready to take the next step, but you’re not sure if it’s appropriate to dust off your trusty old suit. Traditionally, candidates were almost always expected to wear a standard uniform to a job interview — dark suit, white shirt, and… Read more »

Should You Go to an Interview for a Job You’re Not Interested In?

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When you’re actively pursuing new career opportunities, it’s always exciting to score a job interview — until you realize you don’t actually want the job. Now you’re faced with the dilemma of whether to go on the interview anyway or politely decline it. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to handle this situation. Sometimes it’s a good… Read more »

How to Discuss Gaps in Employment at Your Next Interview

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Some people are consistently employed for the entire duration of their career, but it doesn’t work like that for everyone. If your employment record has a few holes, you’re probably nervous about embarking on a job search, but don’t fret. Hiring managers are well aware that many talented people step out of the workforce for… Read more »

Three Difficult Questions to Prepare For in the Interview Process

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The best hiring managers are extremely selective. They know the job on their team is important, and they’re not willing to settle for anything less than the perfect candidate. Consequently, they ask some pretty tough interview questions, because only the right person will keep their cool in the hot seat. Prove you’re the best person… Read more »

Answer This Question to Identify Yourself as a Stand Out Candidate

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If you want to get hired, you have to stand out from the crowd. Achieving this starts by looking at your resume and cover letter and asking yourself what makes you a better candidate than all the other people applying for the job. Unless this is clearly evident to the reader, you can’t expect to… Read more »