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Posted February 25, 2016 by

10 interview guidelines

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Lisa Smith, guest writer

The interview is the most crucial period to secure a career that will better your life. For job seekers going on their very first interviews, the thoughts would sound limitless to end-up a big “YES” from the hiring manager. Impressing the interviewer should be their target within the short amount of time. There are certain things which can turn out pretty well for candidates in professional interactions apart from their resume templates: The way candidates present themselves, the way they align the entire narration, and the way they speak confidently with the hiring manager right from the beginning til the end.

Before starting interview preparation, candidates need to list a few things that will increase the chances of their selection.

1. Body language: Have better control over your body. Don’t keep pursed lips and give eyebrow gestures.

2. Greet the interviewer: Utilize the opportunity to express friendly greetings to the interviewer after entering into his/her office.

3. Excel in self introduction: Plan how to introduce yourself to the interviewer with no space for fog horns. Ensure interconnectivity for every preceding sentence.

4. Be thorough with the job role: Be aware of the job roles and responsibilities before the interview. Depending upon an employer’s requirement, prepare the desired skills and highlight the same in an interview.

5. Short & sweet conversation: Make your answers brief rather than detailing every minor thing.

6. Limit personal information: If needed, outline your personal information, but don’t prolong this as a main part of the conversation.

7. Be frank: Never try to answer the question in an untruthful way. If you know the answer, say it.

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8. Have an answer for every query: Be prepared to ace the 5 W’s and 1 H (who, what, when, where, why, and how) questions in an interview because every organization needs consistent candidates to serve with them in the long run.

9. Speak fluently: Avoid grammatical mistakes. Never let the nervousness get recognized in your voice. Job candidates’ voices can decide how confident they are with their skills.

10. After completion of the interview: Few interviewers may ask candidates’ expectations from their end. At this moment, be very polite to convey your views in a professional manner. “Career growth” could be among the best answers to date.
Finally, job candidates should be themselves to answer every question without sensing a nudge.

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Lisa Smith is a designer by profession but has a love for creativity and also enjoys writing articles for almost all topics. Career, web, social media and self-improvement are her favorite topics. Apart from this, she is also a great animal lover and loves to volunteer for a few rescue centers.

Posted August 06, 2014 by

Searching for Entry Level Jobs? 9 Tips to Reduce Job Search Time

While college graduates should know that searching for entry level jobs takes time, they could reduce how long it takes by applying these nine tips in the following post.

Before the recession, the general rule of thumb was that for every $10,000 in salary desired, a person could expect their job search to last a month. Want a job for $50,000? Count on 5 months. Now, however, even for the mosg entry-level positions, the average job hunt these days is up to

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Posted June 10, 2014 by

You Should Be Using This Job Interview Technique

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Anna Crowe

Every recent college grad is looking to bring home the bacon, but first you need a strategy for a winning job interview. If you’re looking to land your first big gig, you need to approach each interview with a game plan and fearlessness.

You need to come armed and ready with a powerful first impression, but how? It’s simple: tell your story.

Here are my tips for narrating the perfect story: (more…)

Posted June 06, 2014 by

15 Things Recruiters Might Look for During Your Next Interview

When preparing for your next job interview, keep in mind these 15 things that recruiters may be watching, according to the following post.

What exactly does a recruiter look for during a job interview? I’ve created this handy-dandy guide to what I actually look for when I sit down and interview candidates for a job. Yes, obviously each interviewer and industry is different. However, these tips apply to most interviews, and most people…

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Posted April 28, 2014 by

Have You Tried Following Up On Recent College Graduate Jobs with No Answer? Try This Idea

If you have applied for recent college graduate jobs but have not heard back from any potential employers, the following post has one idea you should try.

A recent Forbes article offered the same, worn “rules” on what to do if you haven’t heard from the company after an interview. I have a different rule that applies: It’s called the “Promised Time + One Business Day Rule”. And if applied with confidence, gusto, and a wee little

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Posted February 11, 2014 by

Interviewing for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? Questions Most Often Asked and How to Respond

For job candidates interviewing for jobs for recent college graduates, the following post includes an infographic with the most asked questions and how to respond to them.

There is no doubt: we all dread the job or internship interview. So much at stake, and sometimes we want it so badly. The anxiety that comes with job interviews, however, can often be avoided if we just know what is coming. What will be expected of you? What questions will you need to

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Posted December 20, 2012 by

How To Answer “Do You Have Questions For Me?” Like A Pro

CollegeRecruiter.comOnce your interview is completed, you may be asked by the interviewer if you have any questions.  If you’re unsure how to handle this situation, learn more in the following post.

When you are finished with your interview, it is not uncommon for the interviewer to ask you one final question, “Do you have any questions for me?” This is one of the most dreaded questions an applicant may be asked. There is a war that goes on inside most peoples’ heads when this question is asked: “If I don’t ask any questions, will they be offended because I don’t want more information?” or “If I ask too many questions, will it seem like I wasn’t paying enough attention?”

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How To Answer “Do You Have Questions For Me?” Like A Pro