Tag Archives: interview

What is an Informational Interview?

Posted: January 23, 2017 at 9:00 am

What’s the difference between an informational interview and a job interview? According to Wikipedia an informational interview is a meeting in which a potential job seeker seeks advice on their career, the industry, and the corporate culture of a potential future workplace; while an employed professional learns about the job seeker and judges their professional potential… Read More »

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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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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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How to Ace a Video Interview

Posted: October 17, 2016 at 9:00 am

Video interviews for job applicants are becoming quite common. The advantages are obvious. You don’t need to spend time and money traveling to a destination, and while you are waiting for the interview to start, you can get work done on your computer. On the other hand, you can’t simply put on your best outfit,… 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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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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