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Posted August 26, 2014 by

Have Phone Interviews for Jobs, Recent College Graduates? Succeed with These 10 Tips

Recent college graduates who interview for jobs by phone should absorb these 10 tips for success from an infographic in the following post.

The dreaded phone interview. It makes our hands wet, our throats dry, and causes all kinds of anxiety. And yet, with more and more employers using phone interviews (or their video counterparts via Skype, G+ Hangouts and Zoom) to help choose which candidates will be invited in for a face-to-face interview, it is

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Posted August 14, 2014 by

Interviewing for Jobs, Recent College Graduates? How to Deliver a Winning Performance

The goal for recent college graduates interviewing for jobs is show the interviewer you are the best candidate for a position.  In the following post, learn how to deliver a winning performance during an interview.

Interviewing feels like a performance. You carefully put on your costume, assemble your props, and repeatedly go over your lines until you can recite your strengths and weaknesses in your sleep. However, you’re not a character – you’re you. Here’s how to give an award-winning performance, based on your true story.

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Posted August 14, 2014 by

5 Traits Recruiters Expect of Job Candidates

Job candidates who want to impress recruiters must have these five traits in the following post.

We talk a lot about the importance of customizing resumes for each application and establishing a solid online presence. Over and over, we cover effective job search techniques and job interview best practices. In fact, as job seekers, we pretty much obsess over every little detail involved with finding meaningful work. What don’t we talk about enough? We

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Posted August 13, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, How Honest Are You Being in Your Search to Find Jobs?

We have heard that honesty is the best policy.  When it comes to finding jobs, recent college graduates can get some advice on being honest in the following post.

How far would you go to get a job? Would you bend the truth? Exaggerate your work history, education and skills? Blatantly lie during a job interview? The Greek word parrhesia means “freedom of speech.” It also implies that one is obliged to speak the truth even if that involves a degree of risk. And most certainly: unless

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Posted August 04, 2014 by

Interviewing for Entry Level Jobs and Want to Learn More about the Company Culture? Ask These 25 Questions

Candidates interviewing for entry level jobs may want to learn more about the company’s culture in order to determine if they are the right fit.  The following post has 25 questions to ask to get this information.

The interview is going great; you sense an offer is coming. But something doesn’t feel right… you’re just not sure this company is the right fit for you. Of course, before you can make any decisions, you need to know what the company’s culture really is. But you feel you really can’t disclose your reservations without coming off as

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Posted August 04, 2014 by

Interviewing for Jobs, College Graduates? What a Potential Employer Wants to Hear from You

When college graduates are interviewing for jobs, they should keep in mind what a potential employer wants to hear from them.  Find out what an employer wants to know during this meeting in the following post.

Ever think about what your future boss really wants to hear during the job interview? What can you say in that 45 minutes that greatly increases your chances of receiving a job offer? I recently heard some great advice that lined up with my previous experience as a human resources manager, so I’m sharing…

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Posted August 01, 2014 by

Want to Grab Attention for Your Entry Level Job Search? Apply the STAR Method

For college students and recent graduates looking to get attention in their entry level job searches, one strategy might be to apply the STAR method.  Learn more in the following post.

Like most job seekers, you have a lot to say about how great you would be as an employee. However, you have a limited amount of space on a resume – and only so much time during job interviews – to get your point across, and impress the recruiter. The language you choose, then, must be both concise…

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Posted July 31, 2014 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? 5 Answers to Questions You Need to Avoid

When interviewing for an entry level job, you don’t want to do anything that will hurt your chances of landing employment.  In the following post, learn five answers to questions you need to avoid.

No one can predict exactly what a recruiter or hiring manager will ask in a job interview. However, there are many standard questions that can make or break an interview. Not because of the question itself, but because of how well you avoid giving a bad answer. A good answer: you will soar to

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Posted July 21, 2014 by

Interviewing for Entry Level Jobs? Dress for Success with These Tips

Candidates interviewing for entry level jobs will leave an impression in the minds of their interviewers based on what they wear.  Learn how candidates should dress for success for these meetings from an infographic in the following post.

The call just came… you have a job interview! You’re so excited you tell everyone who will listen. You text your best friends and email your closest mentor. You call your mother and significant other. And right after all the congratulations, invariably someone is going to ask: “What are you going to wear?”

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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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