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Posted September 12, 2014 by

College Graduates, Interviewing for Jobs? Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question in These 4 Ways

When interviewing for jobs, college graduates may be asked the “tell me about yourself” question.  In the following post, learn four ways to answer it.

Everyone hates this interview question, “So, tell me about yourself.” How a candidate reacts and answers this simple interview question can be extremely telling of a candidate’s viability as a candidate. You must bring bring your A-game to this challenge! Here’s how:

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Posted July 16, 2014 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? Here is How to Talk About Yourself

For some people, it can be difficult to talk about themselves.  So when interviewing for an entry level job, how should a job candidate answer a question focusing on himself or herself?  Learn how to develop the right response in the following post.

But the dastardly “tell me about yourself” question may also come at you first thing in the interview, like a fast ball without warm up, in the form of “So tell me why do you think you’re right for the job?” or more bluntly “Why should we offer you this job?” Boom.

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Posted July 02, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Interviewing for Jobs? 8 Traits that Can Help Employers Answer One Question

There are eight traits that can help employers answer one question about you as a recent graduate interviewing for jobs.  Learn about these traits and find out what the question is in the following post.

Someone who knows how to get hired is the Millennial CEO, Dan Newman. He’s the guy who got to the Big Chair before his 30th birthday – and not at a company he founded. What’s his secret for job search success? Dan’s answer is simple: create a compelling answer to the interview question that trumps them

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Posted May 28, 2014 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? How to Answer This One Important Question

When you’re interviewing for an entry level job, make sure you can answer this one important question found in the following post.

Common interview question: Why should we hire you for this job? Why they’re asking: They want to make sure you are confident that you can do the job and prove that you are the right person to do the job. Why it’s tricky: It’s a very open-ended interview question. It’s also sort of a bold question

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Posted January 14, 2014 by

HOW to beat bad luck in the job market

Young female student looking in newspaper for a job

Young female student looking in newspaper for a job. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Sometimes sending a job application can seem similar to the spinning of a roulette wheel – really, all you can do is hope that the ball lands on your number and that you’re not pot out of luck come the end of the night.

And, if a big fat rejection pops up in your inbox, you’ll find yourself wondering if the gamble is even worth making.

In reality, not everything in the job market is a gamble – there are a number of ways that you can strive from a bottom-rung player to a high roller who’s matching the house at their own game.

Here are just a few tips to make that job search less of a gamble and more of an even playing field. (more…)

Posted December 12, 2013 by

How to Respond to the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question When Interviewing for Recent Graduate Jobs

If you don’t like talking about yourself, then the “tell me about yourself” question during an interview might stump you.  So, for anyone who is asked this question when interviewing for recent graduate jobs, the following post has advice on how to respond.

Your natural impulses when it comes to answering the interview question “So tell me a little about yourself” are likely all wrong. You’ve got a big interview coming up. How do you prepare? If you’re a regular Brazen reader, you know the answer: research the company, polish

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Posted July 03, 2013 by

Phone Interview Mistakes that Could Cost You an Entry Level Job

While getting an entry level job may be the goal of your job search, it may not happen as quickly as possible if you continue making mistakes in your phone interviews.  The following post addresses some errors to avoid.

Written by Melissa Anzman You finally get the call (or email), for a position that you are super excited about, requesting your availability to chat with the recruiter and your foot is officially in the door. You are so excited to make.

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