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How to Be Yourself During the Job Interview

You may have written an excellent resume, have the exact skill set the interviewer is looking for and have impressive references. However, if you pretend to be someone you’re not or act unnatural in an interview, you could be crossed off the candidate list. Being natural during an interview can seem difficult at first, but... View Article



Avoid Pre-Interview Anxiety With These Tips

A job interview is an anxiety-packed, fast-talking, sweaty-hands experience. Unfortunately, the grueling process is necessary to get a job. The best way to prepare yourself for a successful interview is to study popular interview questions and practice your answers. Knowing what to expect in an interview will help you focus and answer effectively. While it... View Article



Interview Techniques That Work

The interview is your chance to really sell yourself to the employer. You have one opportunity to explain exactly why you are perfect for the position. You must speak intelligently, candidly and sincerely. In order to do so, you must be prepared. The secret to a successful interview is to present yourself professionally and to... View Article



Not Hired…Now What?

Rejection can be a hard pill to swallow, especially when you’re gunning for a job you really need. But don’t get mad and go binging on ice cream just yet. Within two days of the rejection, you should write a follow-up letter to the interviewer. If the chosen candidate declines the offer, fails the background... View Article



Win the Second Interview

Congratulations, you made it to the second interview! You’re one step closer to your new career. Just as you prepared for the first interview, you must prepare for the second. The interviewer may need you to speak with her manager for final approval, she may want you to speak with your potential coworkers to get a... View Article



How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions

While no two interviews are alike, interviewers are likely to ask the same group of questions to get to know you, your personality and your experience. The purpose of the interview is to not only look at your skills, but also to enable the interviewer to see if you’ll be a good fit for the... View Article



How to Follow Up After an Interview

Waiting for the phone to ring after a job interview is much like waiting for a call from your crush. It’s painful. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to increase your chances of getting a callback. Many interviewers will eliminate candidates who don’t send a follow-up letter, so send a follow-up email as soon as possible. Sending... View Article



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Bye, Interview Anxiety

In a job interview, you want to appear confident, competent and intelligent. Nervousness and anxiety distract you from portraying yourself as the best “you” you can be. It’s important to remember if you made it to the interview, the company has reason to believe in you. The interviewer is pulling for you. She’s not out... View Article



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