Here’s How to Avoid Sounding ‘Fake’ or ‘Corny’ in your Next Job Interview

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By J.T. O’Donnell – CNBC MakeIt When preparing for a job interview, it’s important to look for ways to stand out from your competition. Unfortunately, many candidates fall short because they end up saying cliches such as “I’m so excited about your company’s mission” or “I’m ready to take on more responsibilities” or “I’m extremely passionate… read more

Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of a Job Interview

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By Rachel Gillett, Allana Akhtar, and Taylor Borden – Business Insider 34 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview. Job interviews are stressful but they have certain guarantees. It should be expected that an interviewer will wrap up with: “Do you have any questions for me?” Asking thoughtful questions not only… read more

How to Overcome Employment Gaps Due to COVID-19

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– by Beau Peters, with additional insights by Heather Kaiser, American Recruiters Certified Professional Resume Writer. Beau Peters is a creative professional with a lifetime of experience in service and care. As a manager, he’s learned a slew of tricks of the trade that he enjoys sharing with others who have the same passion and… read more

Most Wanted Soft Skills For Employees 2021

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– by Erika at Wikijob  Erika is a career and productivity copywriter who believes in the power of networking. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and playing with her cat, Cola.     Soft skills are well known as attributes that enable a person to engage in meaningful interactions. Since there hardly exists any… read more

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