The 40 Best Questions to Ask in an Interview — How to Go Deeper Than “What’s the Culture Like?”

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Originally Posted on Firstround.com When it comes to interviewing advice, there’s plenty to go around for hiring managers. We’ve certainly covered our fair share here on the Review — none more popular than last year’s 40 Favorite Interview Questions from Some of the Sharpest Folks We Know. Since we published this guide, it’s racked up hundreds… read more

How to Communicate Your Value to Potential Employers

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– Abigail Baker is a writer for Faxage, the value leader in the internet fax service space.   Everyone who works for a living is conscious of what general value they bring to the table. It happens naturally, and our work ethic begins from the moment we decide to set our alarms to wake up… read more

What Not to Say: The Subtle Art of Keeping Interviews Appropriate

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BY Matthew Kosinski – Recruiter Hiring is, ideally, all about professionalism. It’s a matter of objectively assessing each candidate’s skills and cultural fit to find the one who will succeed the most in the role. But we don’t live and recruit in an ideal world. The real world is run by real people, who are… read more

6 ageist job interview questions and how to respond

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By Daniel Bortz – Ladders Make your age a selling point, not a strike against you. Even in a booming job market, older workers can face difficulties getting hired, or even getting a foot in the door. In a survey by the career counseling site CAREEREALISM, of the 55% of professionals identified as “seasoned workers” or… read more

This personality trait is an interview killer

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By Amanda Augustine – Fast Company   It’s like walking a tightrope to find the balance between having the personality employers want and not coming off as having the one they hate. When it comes to nailing an interview, your personality may play a larger role than you think. According to a recent study conducted by TopInterview and Resume-Library, 70%… read more

Why the secret to nailing an interview is the exact opposite of what everybody thinks

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By Elena Botelho & Kim Powell – Ladders Congratulations, you’ve made the shortlist of candidates for your dream job. Now all you have to do is pass the final test: How do I walk into the room and convince the decision-makers that I’m their best choice? This is the question on the mind of anyone,… read more

THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD ETIQUETTE

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-by Anna Kucirkova, for MastersInCommuncations.org The Importance of Good Etiquette- (original posting via Masters In Communications website) If you want to land a job, get into a good school, build a strong career, or maintain lasting personal relationships, it’s important to know how to have good etiquette. For many years Emily Post was the leading… read more

100+ icebreaker questions for interviews + beyond

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By Career Contessa Editores – Ladders The right icebreaker questions can be great for interviews. There are many illegal questions, make sure that you are not crossing dangerous boundaries. What was your first AOL screen name? “Networking with a group of strangers is so easy,” said (almost) nobody ever. In fact, finding commonalities with an entirely new group of… read more

10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview

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By Rachel Weingarten – Ladders The last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable. Depending on the position you’re interviewing for, some of these questions might really make you stand apart. In a crowded job market, the last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable. Yet people… read more

How to hit the right notes in your job interview presentation

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By Melissa Llarena – Ladders Preparing for an interview presentation takes time. But by taking necessary steps to rehearse your answers, research your audience and study your main points, you’ll be one step closer to landing the job. Nail your next job interview presentation with these tips. Mark made an excellent first impression at his… read more