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Please Don’t Say These Things During Your Next Job Interview
Over the last few years, I’ve had the opportunity to conduct several job interviews for openings at our company. Interviewing can actually be pretty fun, especially when you’re on the other side of the table! However, I know how stressful it can be when you’re the one in the hot seat as an eager job candidate. Emotions are high, nervous are in play, and there’s so much information you n
  #1. "Tell me a little about yourself." You should take this opportunity to show your communication skills by speaking clearly and concisely in an organized manner. Because there is no right or wrong answer for this question, it is important to appear friendly.   #2. "What are your strengths?" This is a popular interview question. They want to know what you think of yourself. Alt
9 Cheap Ways To Network In A New City
It’s an age-old story. You’ve graduated from college and moved to a new city, ready to start your professional life. You’re short on cash, anxious, and a stranger in a strange town. Of course, you’ve read all the networking advice. You know what you are supposed to do. But how are you supposed to meet successful industry professionals when the average cost of a martini in Los Angele
What Job Interviews Would Be Like At Famous Companies (13 Pics)
Almost every big company has its own stereotypes. Whether it would be writing names on cups (Starbucks), hashtags everywhere and for everything (Instagram), or losing stuff (Postal Service) - every company has them. Concept artist and illustrator from Kazakhstan, Leonid Khan, drew 13 hilarious illustrations for Bright Side showing what job interviews would look like at famous companies based on t
How To Overcome Your Interview Anxiety
You’re familiar with the feeling. Your palms start sweating, you start to shake and for some reason, your mind goes completely blank. Sounds like a dreaded case of interview jitters! Nerves can bring even the most professional candidate to their knees, impeding their chances of securing the job, even if they’re the most qualified. If you know that you’re prone to nerves, make sure you tak
9 Ways Your Insecurities Are Hurting Your Interview
Everyone has insecurities. Even those who appear “perfect” to the rest of us have something about themselves that they don’t like. According to an article entitled, “10 Celebrities with Weird Insecurities,” Megan Fox is self-conscious about her “stubby thumbs,” Angelina Jolie thinks she looks like a “funny muppet,” adding that she believes she is “odd-looking,” Kaley Cuoco-
Turn Job Interviews Into Job Offers With These Tips
Those who land the best jobs, in the shortest period of time, are those who never go on “autopilot.” They understand that a search is only over once you’ve accepted an offer. It doesn’t stop when you receive a call back, it definitely doesn’t stop during the first face-to-face interview, and each and every following interaction is an opportunity to demonstrate value and gain leverage.
How Introverts Can Land A Better Job
Confession time: although my job involves helping people network, promote themselves effectively, and land better jobs, I am an introvert by nature. How much of an introvert? When I was starting out, it would take me up to 20 minutes to “psych up” for a simple phone call. I avoided face-to-face meetings at all costs. And each and every action I took was accompanied by enormous amounts of s
3 Signs Your Interview Isn’t Going In The Right Direction
Interviewing is nerve wracking even in the best of circumstances. If you feel like you are under a microscope, it is because you are! The interviewer or interview panel is looking for chinks in your proverbial armor. They want to make sure that you can do the job, but just as importantly, they want to determine if you can fit in with their team. Likeability is an intangible component of your int
How To Answer 3 Interview Questions About How You Handle Stress
Hiring managers ask interview questions about all kinds of things—your background, your experience, your successes, your failures, and all kinds of day-to-day issues. One of the things they may want to know is how you handle stress or pressure on the job. Most jobs have elements of stress or pressure, and how you behave in response to that stress greatly affects how you perform and how you aff