Tag Archives: interview advice

How to Explain Why You Left Your Last Job

Posted: December 27, 2016 at 9:00 am

There comes a time in almost every employment interview when the hiring manager asks, “Why did you leave your last job?” It’s often a tough question to answer. People leave jobs because something didn’t work out. They got fired. Or they quit because they were afraid of getting fired. They couldn’t get promoted. Or they… Read More »

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Getting Hired Over 50

Posted: December 12, 2016 at 8:30 am

Let’s face it. Americans are obsessed with youth. All things being equal, most hiring managers tend to choose a younger person instead someone over fifty. There are many fields, like advertising and fashion that target younger buyers, where employers assume

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Why every job seeker should use LinkedIn

Posted: November 28, 2016 at 8:30 am

You don’t have to be a “professional” to to take advantage of LinkedIn, the “World’s Largest Professional Network.” Even if you work as a night stocker, mail clerk, front desk coordinator, housekeeper or any one of the thousands of jobs that are ordinarily not considered professional, you can use LinkedIn to advance your job search. You can use… Read More »

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How to Handle Job Search Rejection

Posted: November 14, 2016 at 8:30 am

It’s hard to handle rejection when you’re looking for a job. And it really stings when you get all the way to the job interview, but then find out that someone else got the job, not you. Here are some strategies to keep your job search on track and keep yourself from getting demoralized by… Read More »

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Research Employers Before You Interview

Posted: September 6, 2016 at 8:22 am

You might not realize just how important online research can be in the interviewing process. Internet research gives you insight into into the company that you’re interviewing, and what they are all about. It’s a real confidence builder too. The more you know about a company,

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7 Job Interview Questions You Should be Asking

Posted: August 8, 2016 at 9:46 am

You should always prepare yourself for the questions you might get asked in a job interview…and how you are going to answer them. Doing your homework will give you confidence and help prevent embarrassment. But beware. If all you do during your interview is answer questions without asking any yourself, you’re going to come across… Read More »

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How to Answer 3 Difficult Interview Questions

Posted: July 25, 2016 at 9:08 am

You’ve done your due diligence and it’s paid off: you’ve landed a job interview. Interviews can be extremely nerve-wracking, so it is best to prepare for them in advance. To help ease your nerves and ensure that you ace the interview, you should prepare answers to possible interview questions and rehearse them in advance.

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5 Body Language Mistakes to Avoid at Your Next Interview

Posted: May 21, 2016 at 12:45 am

You’ve carefully rehearsed your answers to the questions about your greatest weakness and where you see yourself in five years. You’ve picked out the perfect suit and gotten a haircut. You feel like you have done everything you possibly can to ensure that this job interview goes well – but have you given any consideration… Read More »

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