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How to Handle Brain Teaser Interview Questions

  Everything is going great, and then the interviewer smiles and hits you with one of his interview brain teasers: “Please devise a plan to ensure there is always milk…

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How to Answer ‘What Motivates You at Work?’

  An old standby in the job interviewer’s question arsenal is “what motivates you at work?” How a potential employee answers this question, or one like it, can tell a…

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How to Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself?’

  Almost anyone who has ever been in a job interview has heard some form of it: “So, tell me a little about yourself?” It’s the ubiquitous, open-ended query that…

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Behavioral Interview: Experts Share Their Insights

  The behavioral interview technique, developed by industrial psychologists in the 1970s, takes a bit of a different approach than the standard “What are your weaknesses?” type questions. In this…

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Teacher Interview Tips for New Teachers

  So you’ve landed your first teaching interview and you’re ready to put your years of study and passion for education to use. But what should you expect in the…

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How to Ace a First Nursing Interview

  You’re fresh from nursing school and can’t wait to get started in a hospital or clinic, using your skills to help people overcome illnesses or injuries. You love to…

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Follow Up After an Interview the Right Way

  Congratulations! You’ve just finished your second interview with a company you really want to work for and you feel that it went really well. Everything’s looking good for you…

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6 Tips for Your First Job Interview

  Even for seasoned pros, interviews can be intimidating. If it’s your first job interview, it can be downright nerve-wracking. We spoke to some career professionals to see what words…

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How to Explain Being Fired From a Job

  It’s no fun being fired from a job. But does that mean you’ll never work again? Of course not. It’s not like you’re the first person to ever get…

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Interviewing to be a Manager? Be Prepared for These Questions

  Many employees aspire to climb the corporate ladder to a management position because they want a higher salary, more decision making power and more high-level responsibilities. Unfortunately, some would-be…

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Hiring Managers Share Top Interview Mistakes

  Spelling errors on resumes, showing up late, chomping on gum during a job interview – hiring managers have seen all the most common interview mistakes. In a job market…

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How to Have a Great Customer Service Job Interview

  Do you like to help people? Are you enthusiastic and outgoing? Possess strong communication skills? If you’ve answered yes, yes and yes, then it sounds like you have a…

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Use the STAR Method to Shine at Your Next Interview

  There are many ways that hiring managers can approach interviews. One of the most common formats you’ll face is the behavioral interview. In this kind of interview, questions are…

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How to Explain Your Reason for Leaving Your Job

  Going through the job interview process is seldom easy. There are always questions that make you uncomfortable or just leave you a bit flustered. Questions like, Where do you…

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Nail Your Next Panel Interview With These Strategies

  Interviews are stressful – you are sitting across from someone who is judging your suitability for a role and asking you questions that you have to answer on the…

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8 Signs of Bad Work Culture to Look Out for During an Interview

  With the pressure of trying to impress prospective employers at a job interview, it can be easy to forget that an interview is also a chance to see if…

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Preparing for a Sales Job Interview? Here’s What You Need to Know

  To be successful in sales, you need to be charismatic, tenacious, personable and convincing. But before you can put those traits to work as a salesperson, you’ll need to…

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Group Interview Tips: How to Stand Out from the Crowd

  Group Interviews are an especially stressful way to interview for a position. Not only do you have to demonstrate why you are the best fit for the job, you…

Career Path Advice

How do you land your ideal job? The answer can vary widely based on your career path and accomplishments. So, what is the right job for you? There are many…

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9 Account Manager Interview Questions You Need to Ask

  Account Managers play a crucial role in the success and growth of a business. They interact often with clients as they seek to maintain and expand their organization’s customer…

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Top 10 Interview Questions to Ask a Manager Candidate

  Interviewing candidates for a non-supervisory role is, by and large, straightforward, with the primary areas of concern being: “Does this person have the skills and experience to excel at…

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How to Ace a Phone Interview

  Eye contact, expressions, gestures – so much of our communication is nonverbal. And because of that, a phone screen interview can be challenging. But with solid pre-interview prep coupled…

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How to Answer ‘What is Your Greatest Weakness’

  The job interview is going great as you discuss your skills, strengths and successes. But then your interviewer dumps cold water on the whole thing by asking what the…

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How to Write an Interview Follow Up Email

  You put in a lot of effort to land that job interview. Keep the momentum going with a great follow up email after the interview. In the course of…

What to Bring to a Job Interview

  The key to performing well in a job interview is being prepared. And that means knowing what to bring. There are the usual suspects: a few crisp, clean copies…

Top 10 Best Questions to Ask in an Interview

  So you got a job interview? First things first, take a moment to pat yourself on the back—after all, scoring an interview is a huge step toward landing the…

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How to Ask for a Raise the Right Way

  You’ve convinced yourself that you deserve a raise at work. Now comes the hard part: convincing the person in control of the purse strings that your salary isn’t where…