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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Head of the Interview Class

Of all the interviews I’ve conducted with prospective employees (hundreds), I can count on one hand the number of interviewees who knew anything about my company or the job I was trying to fill.   Since you’re reading this, you … Continue reading

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Ten Tips to Help You Ace the Interview and Get the Job!

The interview is the “beauty contest” part of the job search process. Interviewers get to compare candidates by asking them similar questions and comparing the answers. Being just the right person for the job won’t help you if you blow … Continue reading

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Being Dined Without the Wine

Dish out your best stuff during a mealtime interview.   You spent the entire day getting grilled with interview questions – it was like an inquisition from the 15th century, minus the guillotine! They liked you so much that they … Continue reading

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3 Deadly Interview Mistakes

Since no two interviews are alike, it is difficult to be prepared for what lies ahead, but you can focus on your presentation skills, which may be even more important than what you have to say. Three areas of performance, … Continue reading

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Negotiating Terms

When the job offer is on the table, the time has come to negotiate a compensation package. The company is emotionally invested in you, believing that you will benefit their team. To vindicate their investment of time and resources in … Continue reading

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Know The Employer

Just as you must know yourself before you begin an interview, so too must you know your prospective employer. Knowledge of the company helps you tailor your responses to questions and gives you confidence. It shows the interviewer that you … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Poise

Interviewing requires poise even in ideal situations. When you face additional psychological obstacles due to difficult circumstances, staying poised requires perspective. Without suggesting that you look yourself in the mirror every morning and say, “you’re worth it,” there are useful … Continue reading

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Want a BIG Raise? Better look for a new job.

Tom was a longtime Boeing engineer who loved airplanes and believed he’d have a permanent lifelong career with the company. His layoff caught him by surprise. He panicked. He worried about who would hire him now and how he would … Continue reading

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Establishing Rapport

With your qualifications and perhaps the help of a friend, you have secured your opportunity to sell yourself. Your ability to connect with the interviewer can cinch the job. Making a good impression on your interviewer requires more than dressing … Continue reading

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How To Establish Trust

If you use your voice to get attention, you use your eyes to hold attention. People tend to believe you, trust you, and listen to what you say if you are looking at them.   Direct eye contact is not … Continue reading

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