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Posted September 29, 2014 by

Increasing Your Concentration to Improve Interviewing Performance

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

The ability to focus at will allows an individual to sell themselves more effectively during interviews, to set aside destructive thoughts when engaging with hiring managers and ultimately to pursue career goals with more vigor and accuracy.

Attention allows us to retrieve pertinent information from our memory, evaluate an event or hiring manager’s mood, then react accordingly.  Needless to say, focus is paramount to any job seeker’s success.

However, with the multitude of social media distractions, monetary worries and harsh self-criticism that is more and more prevalent these days, many applicants find themselves stressed out about unrelated incidents prior to commencing an interview. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2014 by

College Students, Want to Improve Your Ability to Network for Jobs? Tips for Success

Networking for jobs might not be easy for college students.  So for those who want to get better, the following post shares some tips for success.

Last week, while in a room with 300 strangers, I was introduced to a woman who was sharp, outgoing, and engaging. She asked really insightful, smart questions. I had her pegged: a power networker. She was clearly in her element and very comfortable connecting with strangers. But as our conversation continued, I came to learn that she wasn’t an extrovert or

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Posted July 29, 2014 by

Tips to negotiate your first job offer without fear and anxiety

Job interview with candidate for office employment or negotiation for hiring

Job interview with candidate for office employment or negotiation for hiring. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Negotiating is tough at the best of times, but when it’s your first job offer it’s even harder. It’s tempting not to negotiate at all, but this won’t get you anywhere! After all, it’s better to ask and get turned down than to not even try at all. One of the hardest things to conquer is the feelings of fear and anxiety you’ll inevitably face. Here are our tips on how to avoid them becoming an issue. (more…)

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 09, 2014 by

Interviewing for Jobs, College Graduates? Be Sure to Develop Chemistry

When interviewing for jobs, college graduates must make sure they develop chemistry with the interviewer.  Learn how they can do so in the following post.

In a world where the building of relationships are vital to our professional success, what does it take to get to win a job interview? Chemistry. That’s not to say that you don’t need some basic skills and/or experience for most jobs – but usually by the time you get to the interview, you’ve been screened for that at

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Posted July 07, 2014 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? What Your Body Language Can Do for You

During an interview for an entry level job, it’s not just about what you say verbally than can make a difference, but also what you don’t say.  Learn how body language can influence this meeting in the following post.

The top candidate doesn’t always get hired. Sometimes, it was something they said during the interview that takes them out of contention. And sometimes, it was something they didn’t say – at least out loud. To understand the value of non-verbal communication, and how best to present yourself at your next job

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Posted July 01, 2014 by

How to Succeed in Video Job Interviews

Andrew Hastings

Andrew Hastings of Kira Talent

If you are a recent graduate or looking for a job, make sure to prepare for new trends. Companies are increasingly using video job interviews as a screening tool to connect with applicants, so prepare yourself with these tips and use the video interview to your advantage. (more…)

Posted June 26, 2014 by

Interviewing for Jobs, College Students? 2 Questions to Ask the Interviewer

College students interviewing for jobs can stand out to an interviewer if they ask these two questions found in the following post.

Do you know the impact key words and powerful phrases can have during a job interview? You may think think the interviewer is judging you as a whole, taking into account everything from background, experience and professional demeanor to personality and favorite hobbies. The truth is, most interviewers judge you based on what you say and

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Posted June 10, 2014 by

You Should Be Using This Job Interview Technique

Anna Crowe

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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