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Your Job Interview: The Two Impressions That Really Count!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.19.2017 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You are gearing up for a much anticipated job interview. In order to do your best, you want to be well prepared and are going through a list of questi...

This Might Be The World's Toughest Job Interview

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.07.2016 | World

The most difficult job interviews are usually the ones with curveballs: Google notoriously used to ask questions like “Why are manhole covers round?...

Want the Job? Bring a 100-Day Action Plan to the Interview

George Bradt | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business
George Bradt

More and more final candidates for senior roles are being asked to present their 100-day action plans as part of the interview process. The question i...

Should You Send A Thank You Note After An Interview? ALWAYS.

Romy Newman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Romy Newman

This weekend, a young woman asked me, “Do I really need to send a thank you note after my interview?” Let me be blunt: I have interviewed and hire...

Three Interview Questions To Keep Asking After You've Landed The Job

Advertising Week | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Julie Vessel, Director of Talent, mono If you’ve just landed a new job, congratulations! You’ve made it through the interview and the battery ...

The Secret to a Brilliant Job Interview

Sharon Rossignuolo | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Sharon Rossignuolo

When you attend a job interview, creating the right impression is your ultimate aim. Presenting a personal brand that hollers: "Yes, it's me, the one...

What To Do If Your Dream Job Just Went To Someone Else

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.19.2017 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You did everything right: your resume was spot-on, your references were stellar and you connected well with each of your interviewers. Yet, despite your best efforts, the job offer went to someone else. Is there anything you can do? You might be surprised, but the answer is actually ... YES!

What A Job Interviewer Says vs. What They Actually Mean

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.06.2016 | Comedy

Interviews: It's like your best friend throwing their kid a first birthday party. You pretty much have to go, but everyone in the room knows that it's...

The 5 Basic Interview Questions Every Job Applicant Needs To Nail

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.08.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

In order to present yourself well at a job interview, you need to prepare in detail. You have to thoroughly research the company and the principle goals of the organization. Once you've done that, you will want target your responses to the skills and attributes they are seeking in a future employee.

3 Key Tips to Help You Ace the Behavioral Style Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a mature job-seeker, you already know this cardinal rule: If you want the job, you have to ace the interview.

4 Ways To Deal With Job Rejection

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.08.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a job-seeker over 50, you have likely faced one of the most frustrating aspects of looking for work: being told that you are overqualified for the position. This point is used as a common excuse to overlook mature applicants in favor of their younger counterparts.

The Secret To Acing A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.27.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers recognize that every employer is looking for the same thing: a problem solver who will successfully deal with the issues and challenges they face. The interview is your all-important opportunity to show the hiring manager that you are the #1 candidate for the job.

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

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.15.2016 | 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.

The 3 Least Intimidating Yet Effective Ways to Resurrect Your Stale Network

Melissa Llarena | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Stale networks happen when people stay employed in one industry and haven't been in touch with contacts from their prior industry.

Go from Great to the Ideal Job Candidate

Melissa Llarena | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Melissa Llarena

How can I outsmart everyone else? The answer lies in being able to present a profile of yourself as a candidate who 'checks all of the boxes' off your prospective employer's candidate wish list. So, where do you find this wish list? It's right in the job description.

Dressing for Interview Success Beyond the Basics

Ellevate | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women

Attention to detail matters. Make sure that your shoes are polished and that the soles don't have holes (they can be visible when your crossing legs). If wearing high heels, make sure you can walk steadily up and down stairs as well as some distance (like the equivalent of a long hallway).

8 Successful Bosses Share Their Favorite Curveball Interview Questions

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business

Unconventional interview questions can help managers make better-informed decisions about how a candidate will mesh with a company's culture.

An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question

Steve Dalton | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Steve Dalton

Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.

The One Essential Element Of Every Job Interview

AARP Life Reimagined | Kara Baskin | Posted 02.05.2015 | Fifty

Andrew Linderman has a pretty cool job: He tells stories for a living. It’s not all happy endings and fairy tales—though it could be if you take h...

Top Ten Things Not to Do During a Job Interview

Tricia McCallum | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy
Tricia McCallum

Truth be told, it's amazing how just by not doing the simplest of things you can get an instant leg up on most of your fellow applicants.

4 Ways to Show Your Personal Brand in Interviews

Melissa Llarena | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

What do Oprah, Michael Jordan and Madonna all have in common? Sure, they've all attained a certain level of success, but one is a media mogul who like...

Failed Job Interview? Blame It On Your Reptile Brain

David Hassell | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
David Hassell

Whether you're attempting to land your dream job or forge great relationships with colleagues or customers, feeling at home inside your own self matters most. And what matters most to others is knowing they can trust that you are who you say you are.

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.

Tell Me Your Story But Alleviate My Headache: Answering the First Interview Question

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

The easy way to do so is in chronological order but that's overused and frankly lacks pizzazz. Instead, start with the end goal in mind: to get hired.

Why You Should Skip Lunch Before A Job Interview

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business

You may want to skip lunch before your next job interview. Hungry people often feel like they deserve more than their peers, according to a new stu...