Category Archives: Interviewing

6 ways to interact with one of the most important people in the interview process

Who is one of the most important people in the interview process? The recruiter? Sure they’re important; you go through them to get to the interview. Human Resources? They’re important, as well. Like the recruiter, you may have an initial phone interview with … Continue reading

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3 major Skype interview tips you must know

As my second daughter prepares to go to college in Maine, my wife and I are figuring out how we can see her frequently. The solution that comes to mind is Skype. How does our concern about communicating with my … Continue reading

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10 reasons why you’re not a fit for the job

And you’ll never know which one. “You aren’t the right fit.” This is the default answer recruiters and hiring managers give job candidates when the hiring manager (HM) doesn’t hire them. But it’s as vague as the answer my son … Continue reading

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10 common interview questions; the good, bad, and the ugly

Preface: I will always believe that behavioral-based and situational questions are better than the ones discussed in this post; however interviewers feel differently. There are interview questions that have survived the test of time and are still being asked at interviews. … Continue reading

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5 steps to uncovering career opportunities

I tell job seekers in all my workshops that research is key to their job search. I’m being redundant, but it’s true and worth repeating. The time you put into research will be a tremendous return on investment. Many believe that the … Continue reading

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4 successful ways to be proactive in your job search

Some job seekers tell me they turn on their computer every day to log on to Monster, Dice, CareerBuilder, Indeed, and other job boards. They spend many hours a day applying for posted jobs, sending as many as 20 cookie-cutter resumes out a … Continue reading

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6 topics to include in your interview follow-up note

Some job candidates believe the interview is over after they’ve shaken hands with the interviewers and have left the room. Well, that went well, they think, and now it’s time to wait for the decision. And perhaps it went well. … Continue reading

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