If Anyone Promises You a GREAT Interview Answer … Beware!

I get a kick out of websites and books that promise THEY have the absolute best answer for you – out of ALL other possible answers – for the most common interview questions. Phew…thank goodness this secret is waiting just for you and no one else.

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Why the First Five Minutes of Your Job Interview Matter So Much

No matter what you know or how great your job skills are, getting yourself to an actual job offer relies heavily on the total impression you make from first contact throughout the entire interview/hiring process.  And one of the most important moments – if not THE most important moment – happens when they finally get […]

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21 Things Never to Assume About Your Interview

There are lots of things we might like to assume about the job interview process…the very first thing being that there are actually things we can absolutely count on from one interview to the next. Ways THEY must behave. Rules they will follow.  Things we can do to land the job for sure. Assumptions all. […]

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25 Ways Being Yourself in an Interview Won’t Get You a Job

Last week I wrote about a reader who got the job (yay!) and also got feedback from her interviewer telling her one of the things that won them over was how real and natural she was in her interview. So I devoted the post to the idea of just being yourself in an interview. Well…I […]

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Interview Feedback: Top Reason Ebony Got That Job Offer Call So Quickly!

About two weeks ago, Ebony left a comment on this blog’s What’s My Story job search forum sharing her own interview story about always being a bridesmaid and never a bride – at least when it come to job interviews.  After a year of being unemployed and looking for a job, while she has made […]

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Job Interview Question: How To Handle Tell Me A Little About Yourself

MagsNJ recently wrote “I always struggle answering the famous question during an interview ‘Tell me a little about yourself.’ Any suggestions??” Glad you asked, Mags. I’ve been meaning to talk about how to answer the “Tell me about yourself” question. It’s an all-time favorite interview question (although many people hate it) and can be asked […]

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7 Things NOT To Do in an Interview (I Didn’t Think I Had to Tell You)

Other than to say I did NOT make this stuff up, my lips are sealed as to how I came up with this list of things you shouldn’t do in an interview (both to protect the innocent and me). But seriously…when it comes to interviews, did I have to tell you not to do any […]

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Don’t Let a Whiner’s Club Attitude Screw Up Your Interview AND Career Chances!

I know I’m risking an angry response from some of my dear readers, but seriously…I’m worried about you. Being interviewed for a job is a lot like being on camera…we interviewers see almost every flaw, including things you can’t believe we see. One of the most important things that shines through during a job interview […]

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Aimée Leduc Shares 7 Detective Tricks to Strengthen Your Job Search Skills

Who better than Aimée Leduc, mystery novelist Cara Black’s resourceful and oh-so-clever sleuth, to help you find one of those sneaky, lurking-in-the-shadows jobs! On my recent trip out to the Bay Area, I had the pleasure of meeting Cara. We thought it might be fun to combine Aimée’s keen detective skills with the very skills […]

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What Should I Be Thinking During a Job Interview?

I just found the words “What should I be thinking during interview” among my search engine terms. And without even pausing an extra beat, I heard myself answer the question out loud. (Not to worry…this happens sometimes and seems to amuse my cat immensely.) And so, inspired by the moment, here is my answer – […]

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