Articles about Interview Tips

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How to negotiate a job offer during the interview

It's an all-too-common negotiation challenge: How to handle the mid-interview salary question. It’s such a sticky sitch!

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How to ‘sell yourself’ in an interview without being an egomaniac

There's a fine line between under- and over-selling yourself to a potential employer and kill your chances of being considered for the job.

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This is how to answer ‘why should we hire you?’ (according to experts)

Directly tackling one of, by far, the most popular interview questions that comes up for a potential new hire and how you should be answering it.

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Survey: 10% of Americans say they’ve ‘had their phone out’ during a job interview

While in the office, 25% of respondents admit they check their phone at least once every hour and 20% check every 20 minutes.

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The biggest hiring challenges we’re all facing today, according to 15 hiring experts

We went and asked some seasoned hiring managers and recruiters what their thoughts are about today’s biggest hiring challenges.

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Top recruiters dish 8 interview mistakes to avoid

Who better to ask the do's and don'ts of interview mistakes and the processthen the vice president and senior account manager of Career Group Companies.

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4 ways job searching is a whole lot like dating

Here are 4 specific ways job searching is like dating, along with how you can stand out during the hiring process using some of the same tactics.

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4 ways to help master the phone interview

Keep these principles of strong phone etiquette in mind for your next interview or pitch call, and you’re sure to give a polished, professional impression.

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The 3 real reasons you’re getting radio silence after a final interview

You were flown in for an in-person interview, where you had the chance to meet and get to know the team. It went great! … or so you thought.

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HR experts reveal questions job candidates should be asking in interviews (and 3 to skip)

We asked hiring managers and recruiters to reveal most important interview questions candidates should be asking during a job interview.

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9 of the most difficult interview questions – and how to answer them

Job interviews are difficult enough. In the spirit of job interview preparation, we rounded up some of the toughest job interview questions.

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How to turn negative qualities into positives during an interview

With the right response, you can reframe negative qualities into positives and show that you’re willing to improve yourself in order to succeed.

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Don’t make this mistake when they call for the interview

Recently a client told me of a firing squad interview experience that warrants a share and checklist.

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Study: We all underestimate the power of a thank-you note

A new study published in Psychological Science finds that we underestimate the power of a thank-you message to our detriment.

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Study: 63% of tech workers get a response from an employer within 7 days of an interview

New research shows just how much time it takes for most tech workers to get an answer from a company they interviewed with.

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How to tell a recruiter why you left your last position

It's almost impossible to make it through an interview without being asked why you left your last position. Be ready for when it happens to you.

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The importance of ‘me time’ in your job search

“Me time” is a hot topic in this 24/7 digital era where you can literally work around the clock. When your “work” is your job search, you’re faced with the same possibilities of spending endless hours, perhaps without breaks, trying to scare up that next opportunity.

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3 tips for answering behavioral interview questions

Behavioral interview questions can make anyone sweat during a job interview. But it's possible to avoid getting caught off guard.

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How to handle an interview when you have multiple job offers

Receiving a job offer while you are still in the interview process elsewhere can put you at a huge advantage if you play your cards right.

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5 pre-interview rituals you can do ‘the day of’

When there are hours leading up to your interview, what can you do to prepare and make the most of your remaining time to get in the right headspace?

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5 fonts that are better for your resume than Times New Roman

If your resume is meant to represent you, then you want to look your best, right? Well, apparently using Times New Roman on a resume is the font equivalent of “putting on sweatpants” for a job interview, according to a 2015 Bloomberg Business article. Since we would never let that happen, here are the five best fonts to use on your resume instead of that boring, serif-filled default.

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16 career decisions that make no logical sense

Avoid these 16 poor choices, and your chances at success will improve.

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“Thank you” magic: 5 creative tactics

To really make your appreciation stand out, be creative in how you say “thanks.” Here are 5 of my favorite ways to supercharge an employee or group with appreciation:

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10 words you should never use to describe yourself in an interview

Here are 10 words you should never use to describe yourself in an interview, and what to say instead.

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5 tips for answering the trickiest job interview question

We’ve compiled a list of five expert strategies to help you successfully answer this question so you can get back to perfecting your resume and picking out a killer interview outfit.