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

Caution! Don’t do any of these 4 things after a job interview

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By Jane Burnett – Ladders It’s normal to feel a rollercoaster of emotions after a job interview, but there are certain things you just shouldn’t do. Don’t freak out Sara McCord, a freelance writer and editor, writes in The Muse that you shouldn’t “drive yourself crazy” when you haven’t been contacted yet about if you… read more

6 Tips for Answering “What Are Your Pet Peeves?” in an Interview

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By Kiley Bense – theMuse “What are your pet peeves?” isn’t a question you typically expect to get in a job interview, and it’s a tricky one to answer on the fly. That’s because it’s asking you to talk about something negative about yourself—what bothers you at work—while still leaving a potential employer with a… read more

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

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by The Muse Editor Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what questions a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview? While we unfortunately can’t read minds, we’ll give you the next best thing: a list of the 31 most commonly asked interview questions and answers. While we don’t recommend having a canned… 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