Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Secret to Thinking Like an Interviewer

Although they are both obviously very important parts of the application process, the information offered by your resume and interview are quite different. From your resume, an employer can usually determine if you are qualified and capable of executing the tasks demanded by the given position. From your interview, however, the employer seeks to answer

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But I Don’t Have Any References!

As a job seeker, perhaps you’ve had this frustrating thought come across your mind during an application process. Although I do truly believe that you feel like you don’t have any references, I am willing to bet that, if you think hard enough, you do. Perhaps you haven’t held a job before, or you have

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Employers: Are you strategically choosing your types of interviews?

In order to make the most effective use of your time in the interview and hiring process, it’s important to not only consider the type of interview questions you’re asking but also the type of interview itself. Different types of interviews are able to emphasize different aspects of a job candidate’s personality and offer different

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Job Seekers: How to Understand What You’re Getting Yourself Into

Have you ever walked out of an interview knowing for certain that there’s absolutely no way you would ever want to work for that company? Perhaps the company’s Facebook and LinkedIn profiles implied a great company culture, but what you saw didn’t quite match that. Or maybe the job post you replied to was able

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Do I Really Have to Send a Thank You Note?

Perhaps you’ve been conditioned to always sending a thank you note. Or maybe the one time you did send a thank you note, you received the job offer just a few days later. Or perhaps you’re employed at a great company right now and have never bothered to send one after your interview. Despite what

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What will employers remember about you?

With so many candidates interviewing for a given position and only one interviewer, it is quite likely that you will not be remembered without referencing interview notes or some other type of material. If you’re anything like me, that means you need to shift your focus away from becoming the best candidate and towards selling

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