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

Tips for Dressing for Job Interview Success

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By: Alison Doyle – the balance Would you show up for a job interview wearing jeans, shorts, grubby sneakers? Would you chew gum during the interview or arrive in disheveled or wrinkled clothes? Wearing inappropriate or outlandish attire to a job interview can potentially cost you the job. An interviewer’s first impression is often a… read more

Ten Fashion Blunders

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Ten Fashion Blunders What Not to Wear to the Interview by Carole Martin Any article about what to wear to an interview might well begin with a qualifying statement covering the extremes in various states, (New York and California, for example) and industries (technology, manufacturing), which are possible exceptions to the normal rules of fashion…. read more

These are the worst answers to ‘What’s your biggest weakness?’

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by: Monica Torres-LADDERS What’s your biggest weakness? This interview question has tripped up many a candidate. You prepare yourself to play up your strengths, but many candidates don’t spend as much time thinking about how to discuss their failures. Hiring managers ask this question because they want to understand the full story of your career… read more

How to Be a Job Interview Chameleon – 9 Tips for Impressing

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by: Pamela Skillings-bigInterview To ace your job interviews, you must learn to adapt – like the wily chameleon Each job interview, like the principals involved in them, is different. If you approach every interview in exactly the same way, you are sure to be disappointed with the results. The key to making job interviews work… read more