Category Archives: Interview

3 Reasons Why You Should Rehearse for a Video Interview

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter. If you are scheduled to conduct a video interview, give yourself

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Interview Basics: How to answer the questions you don’t know!

At least once, we all have to face Interviews. It’s an ultimate truth of everyone’s life. The term “interview” is a quite powerful word and capable of making anyone of you nervous. We try hard to stay confident and positive; still the interviewers manage well and make us feel confused and nervous. Moreover, the interviewer’s

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Dress for Success- Do the right Way!

Congratulations on been called for the interview! Now knowing what to wear for an interview won half of the battle. It’s the most intimidating task to choose the perfect attire. Regardless of gender, its daunting task for both of us to decide what to wear and what not to. Wearing the right dress is possibly

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Enhancing Body Language for a Video Interview

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter. The challenge, when conducting an interview over video conference, is the

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The Power of Emotion

I was a server for a couple of years during college. Although serving is typically seen as a minimum-wage, non-impressive, no-degree-required type job, I cannot stress enough how important that position was to me in learning good communication and customer service skills. I learned how to quickly and easily connect with strangers and build lasting

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Making an Interviewer Laugh?

Employer: “What’s your greatest weakness?” Job Seeker: “It’s a toss-up. On some days, it’s pizza. On others, it’s ice cream…I’m kidding. In all seriousness, my greatest weakness is…” While some employers might laugh and appreciate your sense of humor, others might perceive you as unprofessional and too casual for throwing a one-liner into your interview

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Hilarious Job Interview Bloopers

I recently stumbled upon a list of job interview bloopers compiled by the Wall Street Journal. Hopefully some of these can make you laugh just as hard as I did. Here were some of the highlights, as taken directly from the list: 1. Brought her large dog to the interview. 2. Balding candidate abruptly excused

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Don’t Forget the Evidence!

Preparing for an interview as a job seeker can be quite a daunting and time-consuming process. From researching the company and the position’s qualifications to dry cleaning your suit and figuring out how to get there, you’ve got a lot to do beforehand! With so many tasks, it can be easy to overlook some very

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Answering Those Bizarre Interview Questions

You know the ones I’m talking about: when employers ask you to name four different uses for a paper clip, what kind of animal you would be, or how much a taxi driver in Chicago makes in tips on a Tuesday night. The key to answering these questions lies in being able to understand why

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The Secret to Crafting Interview Questions

Before you can understand how to successfully write a list of questions for an interview, you’ll first need to understand what information most employers are looking for in an interview. According to industry experts, 20% of an interview is about confirming that a job candidate has the necessary hard skills to successfully complete the job’s

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