Interviewing Tips

Successful Answers for Some of the Most Common & Difficult Interview Questions

Most Common & Difficult Interview Questions Good news: after all your searching, writing cover letters, and perfecting your resume, you have just received the call we all hope to get: a company you would really like to work for wants to have you in for an interview! Flash forward: you arrive for your interview, feeling prepared and confident. You introduce yourself and everything seems to be going well until… the questions begin and suddenly, all

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Introverted? Here’s How to Ace an Interview

  Interview tips for Introverts Interviewing brings to mind phrases like “putting yourself out there,” “networking,” and “win them over.” Many of these phrases are like nails on a chalkboard to an introvert. The idea of walking into a room of strangers, talking about yourself and having to answer several questions that you can’t fully prepare for can make anyone nervous, but for an introvert, the task can seem impossible. Here’s what we know about

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Body Language: What your body is telling the person interviewing you

Body Language During a job interview, applicants are speaking volumes before they say one word. Our appearance is the first thing that employers evaluate. There’s a lot of debate about the degree to which appearance should impact an applicants interview performance, and rightly so. It can be an issue and sometimes, illegal to base too much of an applicant’s value on appearance. While HR managers and experts continue to reflect on how best to incorporate

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First Impression: Do they matter?

How to Make a Good First Impression? First impressions matter. While future interactions can correct impressions or add information, the first impression sticks. When someone meets for the first time, they will remember if how you made them feel and if you meant their expectations. Memorable people often exceed expectation or sorely miss the mark. Our minds tend to remember lousy experiences or exceptional ones. In addition to remembering how they felt around someone new,

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How to Work a Job Fair Like a Pro

How to Work a Job Fair Like a Pro Job fairs are a great way to network and find that perfect job opportunity. Fairs come in all shapes and sizes, styles and types. They are designed to rapidly connect employers with a large pool of qualified applicants. These functions can be efficient and productive for both employers and job seekers. The challenge for potential applicants becomes how to stand out from the crowd and to

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4 Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer in an Interview

4 Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer in an Interview Interviewing can be a source of high anxiety for job seekers. The interview process requires you to show your best and authentic professional self in a limited amount of time and your performance has consequences: getting the job. The spontaneity of interviews is another source of stress. Most organizations don’t provide detailed questions before the interview to help the applicant to prepare, and that’s

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How to Recover from an Interview Gone Wrong

What can you do if you flub an interview question? Are you quick-witted enough to know that you messed up the answers? It’s hard to be in a job interview situation. Almost everything is stacked against you. You are outnumbered most of the time, you are nervous, and most of all you are put in a grinder. However, you can’t do anything about it. The interview is an essential part of job hunting. Obviously, the

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How to Make Small Talk into Meaningful Conversation

Only the most outgoing extrovert will not shy away from many social situations. Even then, it can be a pain to make small talk. It’s not just about personality types, almost everyone wants to avoid awkward situations as much as possible. Small talk makes everyone uncomfortable because it feels superficial and a waste of time. But what if you can make small talk meaningful? Will it curb the awkwardness level for you? The answer is

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Tips on Creating Emails that Get Responses

If you are looking for work, you should be wary of how you craft letters or emails to employers.  The words you put in your cover letter, resume or CV are crucial as they can nudge employers to take notice of you. Similarly, if you are in a business environment, how you say things in emails or communications matter. An impression is important especially in business, and communication plays a gigantic role in creating a

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How to Write a Thank you Note

How to write a thank you note It may seem like an odd thing to do, but writing a thank you note at the end of an interview is one way that you can really stand out from the other applicants for a job. But how do you write a thank you note to a potential employer? What a thank you note says No matter what you are writing in your thank you note, it

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