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

Top 6 Mistakes Made by Overeager Candidates — and How to Fix Them

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By Niya Allen-Vatel – Glassdoor As in romantic relationships, hiring managers avoid an over-eager suitor. You know the type — after one date or one conversation, they’re calling, texting and wanting to see you every day in a constant attempt to convince you that they’re “the one.” Unfortunately, this only has the opposite effect. Desperation… read more

The Lost Art and Logical Advantage of Handwritten Notes

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by: Heather Kaiser – Certified Professional Resume Writer, #JobSquad Member     So, you went on an interview for your dream job and you think it went pretty well. Now, you wait… for what feels like an eternity, to hear back from your interviewer on whether or not you actually got the job. A couple of… read more

The One Thing That Will Get You DQ’d In Your Interview

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The #1 Thing That Disqualifies People In First-Round Interviews February 27, 2018  –by Jillian Kramer If you’re not a confident interviewer, you may feel as if navigating an interview is  If you’re not a confident interviewer, you may feel as if navigating an interview is akin to walking through a minefield—eventually, you’re bound to make an explosive… read more