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5 Interview Tips That Wow Headhunters

Skiddy von Stade | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Skiddy von Stade

When a headhunter interviews you for a position, they will be able to tell within seconds whether or not you are right for the position because they are already intimately familiar with these qualities.

Make Your Mark: 10 Ways to Stand Out in an Interview

Uloop | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
Uloop

Whether you're applying for your first internship or your dream job, you need to make sure that you make a lasting impression on your interviewer. Here are some things you can do to stand out in an interview.

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.

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.

Small Job Search Steps That Make You Stand Out Big Time

Amanda Augustine | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Amanda Augustine

In today's competitive job search, you could be battling 100 other qualified candidates for a position. The only way to get the job is to catch the eye of the interviewers. Here are seven ways you can distinguish yourself from the pack during your job search.

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?

Five Common Interview Blunders to Avoid in College

Uloop | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Uloop

New graduates often focus on technique and presentation: How firmly should I shake the interviewer's hand? How many questions should I ask? While these are important questions, focusing on these aspects can distract you from the most important thing: using common sense.

Want a New Job? Here Are 7 Things You Need to Know

Heather Huhman | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

If you're looking for a new job this year, you'll probably need to look beyond the typical application process in order to stand out. With 86 percent of employees planning on actively looking for a new job in 2013, competition is still at an all-time high.

The Hiring Guru Wants You... to Get Hired!

David Jensen | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
David Jensen

There may be some stress involved with the responsibilities of the position or in the work environment and you don't want them thinking, "if you can't handle a simple interview, how are you going to deal with the everyday pressures of this job."

Your Own Personal Brand Part III: Uniquely You

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.04.2013 | Small Business
O'Brien Browne

An authentic, passionate "Problem, Approach, Resolution" story taken from your own life-story will have a "Wow!" effect on bored and jaded HR officers and managers.

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.

Land The Job: 3 Tips To Ace Your Interview

Noah Kass | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Coming across as likable in an interview is not tricky. It's basic common sense which we sometimes lose when the spotlight gets too bright. What do interviewers generally like?

That's a Very Good Question

Howard Sherman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

"That's a very good question" is a ploy media coaches teach interview subjects to use. I'd like to offer new conversational placeholders during media opportunities, to allow the gathering of wits and to possibly redirect a troublesome dialogue...

Pop the Bubble! Are Liberal Arts Institutions Doing Enough to Prepare Students Socially?

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 11.04.2012 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

The oasis of a liberal arts institution can be as comforting as it is supportive to students' development. But, unless you're making the commitment to hire every alum, they have to someday leave the oasis.

Interviewing For The Tech Job You Want, Not The One They Have

John Pavley | Posted 09.01.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Most interview processes at tech companies are failures because past performance is not a predictor for future performance. I've learned to trust a less scientific data source as both a job seeker and a talent seeker: my gut.

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...

The Worst Way to Pick a Job Candidate

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.17.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

Life is too short to waste time with amoeba companies who don't understand human beings, only spreadsheets and policies and hoary job-interview scripts. Those guys don't get you, and they don't deserve you.

The Truth About Job Interviews With Entrepreneurs: Your Employer's Mind May Be Far, Far Away

Frank Farwell | Posted 05.01.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Despite the advantages of technology, landing a job at a good start-up company can be a long, tedious process, or it can be a quick flash of opportunity if you happen to be in the right place at the right time.

How to Interview with Friends

Kat Griffin | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women
Kat Griffin

I always advise anyone going on a job interview to focus on what you bring to the job.

Interviewing Help: Reducing Your Risk of Making a Bad Hire

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

You're a hiring manager.... You feel the pain.... Sometimes it's more obvious than others when a candidate just isn't right for a particular job. It...

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...

She Landed the Perfect Job, but Couldn't Land the Title

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

A Vice President of Operations at a Fortune 1000 retailer restructured herself out of her job. The retailer had been hurting and the VP decided it wa...

Rejected Outright for the Job Because of Their Online Image

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

Business strategist and Webby Award winner David Allen Ibsen (runs business consultancy 5 Meetings Before Lunch) was helping one of his start-up clien...

They Took My Ideas and Gave Somebody Else the Job

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

We're not saying that you should never give out ideas, especially when you're interviewing. But it's better to give them a "taste" rather than "serving up the whole meal."

Bad Things to Say in an Interview

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

We've all been in a position where we wished we could take back what we said. In the case of an interview, the implications are huge in that saying the wrong thing could eliminate you as a candidate.