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How The Lion's Gate Changed My Story

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I wrote a book about a Vietnam veteran. I was in foreign territory, all right. I knew very little about war, weapons, world history, world geography, and almost anything else that would've helped me translate this man's experience to the printed page.

This Is How You Mindfully Ace A Job Interview

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Close your eyes, relax, and see yourself entering the interview and responding to questions with confidence. Really feel it. Remember, if you can see it in your mind there's a greater likelihood of it actually happening so bring this mindset into the interview.

Interviewing Do's and Disasters

Jack Garson | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

One of the first critical steps in building your business is hiring employees. Yet interviewing job candidates is often ineffective and, worse, presents abundant potential for costly mistakes and missed opportunities. Interviewing itself is far from foolproof.

How to Say Thank You After a Job Interview

Kristian Schwartz | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Kristian Schwartz

Should I send an email or handwritten thank-you after a job interview? It's a question I get asked almost daily as an executive search consultant. My answer is, yes and yes.

Hiring: Get it Right the First Time

Erin Daruszka | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Not planning carefully and unwittingly hiring the wrong person can be more detrimental than not having a person in the position at all -- it makes you "worse than one person short."

Five Tips for Smart Hiring Decisions

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

While there is no sure-fire selection system to prevent all hiring mistakes, there are a handful of fundamental basics that, if done well, can reduce your percentage of hiring mistakes.

Your Résumé Is Your Résumé

Marlena McMahon-Purk | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Marlena McMahon-Purk

My resume is just that -- my résumé. Before I even interview with you, you're instructing me to edit my own information out of my own résumé and put your name on it?

5 Interview Tips That Will Impress Any Employer

Uloop | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Uloop

Every interview is different. Some are nerve-wrecking, interrogative, others unnecessarily friendly. But that doesn't mean you can't prepare for a successful interview.

Job Hunt: Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Many job hunters stop looking at this point and put all their eggs in one basket assuming that the interview means that they have the job. Many are disappointed and end having a longer job search than necessary. Here are tips to help you crack the code.

Dude, Seriously? A Rant on Why You Don't Have the Job of Your Dreams

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

When did people stop saying those four magic little words, It Is My Fault? The lack of personal responsibility in America is at epidemic proportions. When did people stop being accountable?

Four Productive Measures Every Unemployed Professional Should Be Taking

Alan Carniol | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business
Alan Carniol

It means getting off the couch and proactively tweaking how you present yourself -- so that when you do get your foot in the door, you'll stay in that position for a while.

The Hiring Guru: Let Me Be Blunt - Prep Your References, Duh!

David Jensen | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
David Jensen

Possibly the worst thing to happen before you attend an interview, or even worse after you've interviewed and the company is interested, is having unprepared references.

Avoid This Mistake And Impress In Your Interview

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The "presenter's paradox" is a fascinating example of how our instincts about selling -- ourselves, our company, or our products -- can be surprisingly bad.

Should a Startup CEO Interview Every Job Candidate?

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.23.2012 | Small Business
Liz Ryan

The point of inserting yourself into the interview pipeline isn't to make thumbs-up, thumbs-down decisions but to share your perspectives on people with the management team so that everybody gets better at hiring all the time.

The Hiring Guru: Avoid 'Replacement Ref' hires for your team.

David Jensen | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
David Jensen

Use questions that create the necessity for the candidate to think independently and answer honestly, rather than use some rote script from a book or the redundant coaching received from a personnel agency.

The Hiring Guru: Should Employers Beware?

David Jensen | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
David Jensen

Imagine you were out on a very first date. It is not likely you would culminate that evening with a marriage proposal, is it? So goes the first interview of a potential candidate for employment.

Going After B Talent

Steve Roberson | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business
Steve Roberson

How much deeper could the talent pool be if we looked at candidates -- on and off the resume page -- a little differently? It could be vast, and that could make all the difference in the world to young companies.

My Experience with Interviews

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 09.08.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

After my third interview, I learned to think of them as conversations, which helped because I really love talking. When I stopped building up interviews in my head, I was able to actually enjoy them.

How To Turn A Career 'No' Into A 'Yes'

Forbes Woman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women

The woman was interviewing for a lucrative position as director of a sales team. After having three great meetings full of lively conversation about h...

WATCH: How To Ace A Job Interview

Posted 12.11.2011 | Comedy

If there's one thing everyone can agree on from the Occupy Wall Street protests, it's that the economy isn't what it used to be. Since job openings ar...

Is Your Engagement Ring Hurting Your Career?

Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.18.2011 | Women
Katherine Bindley

Stressing about what to wear to a big job interview? Instead of debating skirt or pants, suit or not, some hiring managers say it's the ring you should think about ditching -- your diamond engagement ring, that is.

Salary - Chicken and the Egg

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Pete was laid off from a position he had been in for 15 years. The good news was he had an interview next week and just needed a little advice on int...

Holiday Job Shopping Can Be A Smart Strategy

Janice Bryant Howroyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janice Bryant Howroyd

Traditionally, the end of year is the busiest shopping season of all. If you've been out of work all year, the looming holidays can be a depressing pr...

How to Find Out If the Company's Culture Is Right for You

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

You're looking for your next career opportunity and have made a list of the "must haves". One thing you know for sure is that you don't want to work i...

When Hiring a Publicist

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

When you are ready to start interviewing publicists to help with your book launch make sure you hire a person and not just a firm.