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Keep Your Head in the Interview Game

26. March 2014

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Even though you may have practised your interview questions and you’ve done your research into the company, you still need to keep your head focused when you’re across from the interviewer. It’s not about facts either; it’s about presentation. If you can go into an interview with a positive attitude, you’re going to have more [...]

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Why Consulting isn’t a Bad Thing

12. March 2014

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In the last few years, people have had to seek out any job they could find.  Often, this meant many professionals took on consulting jobs to pay the bills and to stay relevant in their field.  However, as the job market is looking up, some think these times of ‘freelance’ work will make them look [...]

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Tell Me About Yourself…

7. March 2014

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Much of the time, after some small talk and general conversation, the first question you will hear in an interview is, “Tell me about yourself…” It strikes fear into the heart of most, as it’s such a vague question, and most people would want to answer it in a vague way.  However, it’s also the [...]

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Know How to Share Your Weaknesses

5. March 2014

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In the midst of an interview, you will probably be asked what your weaknesses are – and you might think you know how to answer.  For many, they think admitting that they ‘work too hard’ or ‘want to be perfect’ shows that their weaknesses are actually assets to a company. While this might be true, [...]

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Tough Interview Questions

26. February 2014

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You may have been in an interview where you were asked a question that didn’t seem to make sense to the position or to the skill set you have.  And while you may have made your way through, it may not have gone as well as you might have liked. To get a better sense [...]

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How to Talk about Job Hopping

24. February 2014

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No matter what industry you are in, no company wants to hire a person who has a lot of different jobs on their resume.  It can make it look as though you’re not a person who is trustworthy or loyal, and it can make you seem as though you’re a person who is going to [...]

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Show You Know How to Find the Answer to a Question That Stumps You

21. February 2014

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If you’re in the middle of an interview, and you don’t know the answer to a question, the last thing you want to do is show you’re nervous or unprepared.  But sometimes, a hiring manager might ask a question that leaves you stumped. And what do you do then? In these situations where you genuinely [...]

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Prepare Your Mind Before You Walk into an Interview

14. February 2014

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Cellular phones have become the new accessory, it seems.  Even in the smallest periods of free time, we pull them out and look at them, trying to stay connected in a world that never seems to stop. But could this habit be impacting your energy during a job interview? According to some researchers, it appears [...]

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Watch Your Body Language in That Important Interview

10. February 2014

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While the words you share in an interview matter, if your body doesn’t match up to the things you’re saying, you may not get the job.  With hiring managers facing so many more applicants than they have in the past, they’ve become more sensitive to the subtle nuances in an applicant’s demeanor – including their [...]

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Are You the Team Player They’re Looking For?

7. February 2014

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You know the drill with job hunting: be the person the company wants in its cubicles.  But you may not be saying everything they want to hear on your resume or in a cover letter. (And it may not be your fault.) Many companies today are switching to a teamwork model in their everyday operations.  [...]

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