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Really Getting to Know the Candidate You Are Interviewing

As an employer, think about the strategy you use in your interviewing process. Do you have the same set of questions you ask in every interview? Or do you come up with individualized questions on the fly, basing them on the candidate’s unique resume? Regardless of your current approach, it’s important to take a step

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Quantity vs Quality in the Job Search

When you first begin your job search, it’s important to have a strategy that can help you organize your plan of attack. Something that many job seekers struggle with at one time or another is the quantity vs. quality debate. That is, should I do a mass distribution of resumes and cover letters to every

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No Need for Interview Nerves: It’s Just a Conversation

I’m sure it’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You’re in the interview room with sweaty palms and a racing heart wondering why you can’t calm down. As much as you tell yourself to stop being nervous, you can’t seem to get a grip. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple things

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Feeling a Little Insecure? Rest Assured, You’ve Got This.

Interviewing can be a downright terrifying process making you question if you indeed are qualified and the best candidate for the job – which you know, deep down, that you are. Though the task of both phone interviews and in-person interviews are daunting, a simple rundown of how awesome you are helps to easy those nerves. Feeling

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To Ask, or Not to Ask, That is the Question

During an interview, it can be extremely advantageous to ask questions about the company and its culture to determine if the position is really a good fit for you. Just as the interviewer has prepared a set of questions for you, it is always a good idea to do the same for them. This shows

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Is Your Body Language Scaring Off Employers?

Whether you’re getting ready to shoot your video resume or preparing for your next job interview, if you’re like me, you’re probably keeping yourself occupied with restless thoughts about what you’re going to say and reassuring yourself that you’re not going to freeze up. What you’re going to say is obviously important for these two

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Age Discrimination and How to Curb It

As a young gun, and a particularly young looking job seeker at that, walking into a job interview can lead to questioning looks. What is this 17 year old doing in my office? Are you twelve? What’s going on? First of all, when I’m 50 and look 25 you’re all going to be jealous, but

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It’s Not Me. It’s You. Considering Company Culture in Your Job Search

By pairing your paper resume with your video resume, you’re giving employers the opportunity to see who you are as a person, what your personality is like, and how you could potentially fit into the company as an employee. Don’t forget that it’s extremely important for you to give the company a similar sort of

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Easily Avoidable Interviewing Mistakes Made By College Students and Recent Grads

I know you’re excited about landing that job interview, but before you go strut your stuff in front of a hiring manager, make sure you’re prepared. I’m not talking about making sure you bring a copy of your resume, cover letter, references, and availability (all of which you should have, by the way); I’m referring

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