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Job Interview Tips

How To 'Fake It Til You Make It' And Be Successful

Quora | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

I've been fortunate to have had some incredible mentors in my life, and with them the ability to sit in on and be surrounded by people that far exceed my current skill level. I seek these situations out because I know that the most effective way to grow is to play with and against people that are more skilled than you.

Job Search Etiquette: Interviewing While Employed

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

While in the market for a new job, you will always appear to be a stronger candidate when you are a valued asset to a team - even if it is a team you plan to leave. Arriving to an interview "unemployed" may raise a red flag and potentially pose some cause for concern.

5 Things To Avoid In An Interview

Quora | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business

I hate to be slavish to rules. When I interview, there's this spidey sense that goes off when things don't seem right. I get lots of attempts at "bait and switch" where subvendors will submit a candidate who will phone screen (under the name of another person), then they'll send that "B-player" in for the assignment. So, you listen. But that's a separate issue.

5 Overlooked Things You Need to Know Before Your Interview

Alan Carniol | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Alan Carniol

Before your interview, you need to have a solid understanding of who you are as a professional and what your goals are so you can tackle unexpected questions effectively.

Why You Have to Lie in a Job Interview

Jessica Simko | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Jessica Simko

Many people spend their entire careers struggling to be someone they aren't as if they have no choice in the matter. I used to think that too but there is a better way!

Putting Your Best Foot Forward to Attract the Right Job Candidates

Erin Daruszka | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Often getting through the first step of the job application process is so cumbersome that you lose viable candidates right out of the gate. Here are some remedies for common first impression issues.

Job Interview Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Whether you are a new college graduate or seasoned executive changing fields after a successful career, job interview etiquette is a major factor when it comes to landing the position. No matter how impressive your resume, the first impression is extremely crucial in the hiring process.

How To Prepare For An Interview

Nadine Cheung | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business

Finding your first job can be challenging, but there are ways you can set yourself apart from the rest. Use these tips from life coach Laura Baron to ...

The 8 Worst Things I've Said in a Job Interview

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Deborah Stachelski

I've been there many times in my early twenties, and sometimes the interview went well, and others not so much. I had no idea what I was doing, and to save you some embarrassment, I want to tell you some mistakes I have made that might help you in your journey.

Learn How to Sell Yourself to a Future Employer

Jill Jacinto | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Jill Jacinto

You can give anyone a rundown on the latest season of "24," Net Neutrality or the Amazon vs. Hachette showdown, but when it comes to talking about yourself, it's a much different story -- especially when asked about your professional experience, industry, desires and goals.

Makeup Advice for Job Interviews

Sana Alam Cordeaux | Posted 06.08.2015 | Style
Sana Alam Cordeaux

The goal of this interview should be to demonstrate your competencies, qualifications and attention to detail; however, you should be prepared to look the part.

Why Do Employers Rarely Offer Explanations to Rejected Candidates?

Quora | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business

Think about the last time you and your friends debated where to go to dinner. What was the reason you didn't go to that one Chinese place? Sometimes there's a clear reason -- Bob got food poisoning last time -- but often it's not.

How To Lose A Job In 10 Ways

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

As a young professional, there are things I wish someone would have given me a heads up about during the job search and interview process. Sometimes simple mistakes are putting qualified candidates at the bottom of the barrel.

Business Etiquette: 6 Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Most job seekers spend a great deal of time preparing for the interview, anticipating how they will answer questions while looking confident and self-assured. But, the process works both ways.

6 Super-Specific Tips For Working Successfully With A Younger Boss

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty

Remember when Obama was elected and he was the first president who was younger than you? Or the first time a younger-than-you doctor walked into the e...

Thank You Notes: Yes or No?

Dayna Steele | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Dayna Steele

As the person responsible for interviewing prospective employees for your company, what are your thoughts on thank you notes after the interview? Do you expect one, appreciate the effort, keep the note on file?

Follow Up: Where Job Applicants Go Wrong

Michael Price | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Michael Price

Follow-up is critical because it keeps you top of mind and it lets the employer know you're serious about the position.

The Defining Moments Of Every Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have been called in for a job interview and you want to do your best. Are you confident you can convey the qualities and style employers are looking to find? Are you prepared to set yourself apart with the impact of your first impression?

7 Ways to Appear More Intelligent On a Job Interview

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Whitmore

Either consciously or unconsciously, we tend to make judgments about a person based on first impressions. And the best way to make a positive first impression on a job interview is to embrace uncommon common sense.

6 Winning Traits of Great Talent

Damian Bazadona | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

I believe with the help of some hindsight and an amazing network of other business owners, I can identify six common attributes that I've seen across the board in the talent I've worked with for the past ten years.

Stepping Back Into the Workforce

Magnolia Ripkin | Posted 01.02.2015 | Business
Magnolia Ripkin

The specific subgroup of applicants that I am thinking about today is one needing some advice methinks. Let's call them the "Time Travellers" group of workforce re-entries. They last worked some time ago, and are trying to hop back on to the working world.

How to Interview: Hawaii's Award-Winning Female Business Owners Share the Inside Scoop

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Hawaii
Lindsey Kesel

Enjoy these nuggets of wisdom from employers that are above and beyond what everyone already knows about interviewing.

How to Dress for a Job Interview: A Guide for Men

Uloop | Posted 11.19.2014 | College

First impressions can go a long way, especially when it comes down to the way you appear in front of your employer. You want to be able to differentiate yourself from people who are working for the company and those who are "outside" of the workplace.

The Hiring Guru: Follow-up or You've Given Up!

David Jensen | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
David Jensen

With the volatile economic atmosphere nowadays, the time of executives and HR professionals is limited and valuable. Keep that in mind. The simple gesture of writing to thank them for their time and consideration of you as candidate will speak volumes.

The Art of the Interview

Sofia Faruqi | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Sofia Faruqi

How to ace the interview? How to address weaknesses? How many interviews to do? As anyone out there in the rat race of job hunting knows, the interview is key to landing the job, and it is often the toughest part of the process.