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Job Interview Tips

12 Killer Ways To Prep For Your Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.18.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

The success of your job interview is contingent upon several factors: the impact of your first impression, your ability to handle yourself well and speak to your strengths, how well your skills and experience match with the general requirements of the position, your personality and your overall professionalism. This all-important conversation is your moment to shine.

Marketing Interview Mistakes

Ryan McKeever | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Ryan McKeever

While I've made plenty of mistakes as the candidate in a marketing interview, I've learned a lot by interviewing others for a marketing position.

6 Points Older Job Seekers Absolutely Have To Make At Interviews

Nan Silver | Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty
Nan Silver

Are you over 50 and working for a company that pays you a solid full-time wage, plus benefits? If so, I probably don't know you. Certainly, you're not one of my LinkedIn contacts. Because when I scroll down that list, it turns out that almost every 50-plus person I know is self-employed, a consultant or a 'freelance professional.'

What's Wrong With Job Interviews, And How To Fix Them

Adam Grant | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Although scientific evidence supports the validity of situational judgment tests, work samples, and simulations, relatively few organizations use them. But imagine a world in which every organization relied on these tools. Should we eliminate interviews altogether?

Job Interview? 3 Tips Guaranteed To Give You The Edge

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.27.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Job applicants of maturity face extra challenges when they interview and these can create a number of questions and concerns. In fact, if you have an interview coming up, you may well be asking yourself the following.

How to Ace an Interview With Body Language

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

It is very important for interviewees to not only think about the verbal answers they want to give in an interview, but also what their nonverbal answers are saying.

Basic Interview 'Do': Take a Bath!

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Rayanne Thorn

Having been a recruiter myself, I am often surprised by the blatant errors in judgment displayed by so many jobseekers once they have an opportunity to interview onsite with a company for a new job.

Passion at Work?

James Wheatley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
James Wheatley

Simple enthusiasm and an honest desire to do one's best are not good enough. No, you must bring your passion to the table and lay bare your soul. We require access to your most profound and visceral feelings. This job must move you.

Quick Fixes for 5 Interview Disasters

Her Campus | Posted 06.06.2013 | College
Her Campus

We've all been there: you arrived late, accidentally spilled coffee on your resume or even broke a heel. Interviews gone wrong are an inevitable part of life and can happen to the best of us (even in our cutest outfits).

How Dating Rules Apply to the Working World, From Nicole Williams (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

The same principles that help you find a romantic partner can also help you land your dream job. When career expert Nicole Williams met with me on Mon...

What Employers Can Deduce In 30 Seconds

Posted 03.25.2013 | OWN

By Candace Braun Davison Here's how to make a first impression on a job interview that leads to one final question: "So, when can you start?" ...

Three Things I Look For In A Job Candidate, From Sheryl Sandberg (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg shared the top three things she looks for in a job candidate, aside from resume and experience, when she joine...

Why You Didn't Get the Job: Hiring Managers Tell All

LearnVest | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women

"I'm sorry -- we've actually made an offer to another candidate." It's a phrase any job hunter hates to hear, especially when the days drag on after your initial interview, and you begin to wonder, "Where did I go wrong?"

13 Most Outrageous Job Interview Mistakes

Forbes | Jacquelyn Smith | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

Forbes: Harris Interactive conducted a survey on behalf of the jobs website, in which they canvassed more than 2,600 hiring manag...

Give Good Gut for your Next Interview

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 04.21.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

A very close friend of mine who is a CEO of big dot-com and has done lots of hiring told us that "Gut" is the single most influential factor in whether they hire someone or not -- be it a man or a woman.

The 9 Worst Things People Ever Said to Me in a Job Interview

Kate White | Posted 04.10.2013 | Women
Kate White

Even a strong candidate can blow a job interview with one bad comment. Here are some of the doozies I have heard over the years.

How To Use Your Personality To Succeed In Business

Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty

What can you do to make your business as successful as possible? The key might not be logging more work hours, but instead logging more relaxed face t...

10 Fatal Distractions That Will Kill That Interview

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

Aside from all that talking in an interview, there's the matter of the rest of you. The interviewer will definitely have some strong reactions to things she doesn't want to have to see, smell or deal with in the office every day.

Hiring Hell: 20 Ways Your Mouth Will Blow It for You

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

Getting a foot in the door is huge, but it's only 50 percent of the equation. The other 50 is how you do in the interview.

Confidence Is a Critical Job-search Tool

Women Helping Women | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Women Helping Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifHiring managers want to be assured that they are making the right hiring decision. Your confidence will help the interviewer be more confident about making the decision to hire you.

How to Negotiate Your Salary

Ramit Sethi | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Ramit Sethi

The truth is, if you do it the right way, negotiating your salary actually makes you more attractive to your employer. When you use the right phrases and mindset, you can convince your boss to give you a raise -- and he'll be happy to do it.

The Job Interview Advice Older Men Need To Hear

Next Avenue | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lisa Vaas Men over 50 are especially resistant to change. Here are 5 ways to look like the guy to hire. A purple ...

7 Tips on Moving Forward With Post-election Unemployment

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

Are you currently unemployed, or have you given up on looking and completely withdrawn from the job market? If so, let's revamp your thought process and your job search strategies for 2013.

10 Things You Need to Bring Up During the Interview

Alan Carniol | Posted 02.12.2013 | Money
Alan Carniol

The job interview might be the only thing left between you and the position of your dreams. Even when you're the most qualified candidate with references galore, a poor interview performance can leave a lousy impression on a potential employer.

The Hiring Guru: Storytelling (Not Lying) Will Land You the Job

David Jensen | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
David Jensen

If you can recount a light-hearted, fun story about your adorable pet or some silly family member, you'll win the day. Why does it matter? Because the interviewer likes you and can see working with you, or more importantly can see others being able to work with you easily.