How to End an Interview

The end of a job interview can be awkward. You want to leave a memorable impression in your potential employer, but fumbling over your words at the end of an interview may leave more of an impression than your resume and skills. What Not to Say at the End of an Interview How to end an interview is an important skill that many job hunters fail to practice. How do you exit the conversation in the most professional way? What should you say, and what should you not say? Instead of asking, “What’s the next step?” or “When will you…

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Three Tricky Interview Topics and How to Handle Them

Have you ever been on a job interview and had questions you wanted to ask, but weren’t sure of  best way to get the information you were looking for? How you handle tricky interview topics might make the difference between getting an offer and being passed up for the job. Here are three tricky interview topics you might encounter and how to handle them: Topic 1: Addressing Salary & Benefits Salary and benefits are often the first things on any candidate’s mind, but they should certainly not be the first topic you address during an interview. When you walk into…

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Managing Your Digital Reputation

Social networking is a key piece of the job search puzzle. Even if you aren’t actively looking for a new job, it is important to take advantage of social media for networking purposes. It’s also important to remember to keep your social media activity professional at all times — you never know when a potential employer or recruiter might be checking you out.Here are a couple tips to keep in mind when it comes to managing your digital reputation: LinkedIn Matters LinkedIn is sometimes overlooked when it comes to social networking, but it is the most important social network for…

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Researching the Company Before an Interview

It is never a good idea to walk into a job interview unprepared. Part of your preparation for an interview is taking time to do adequate research about the company with which you are interviewing. This goes above and beyond knowing where a company is located or what an organization’s primary products and/or services are. You don’t have to spend days researching the company, but plan to invest at least 30 minutes to an hour learning all you can about the organization before your interview. In order to position yourself in a job interview as the best candidate for a…

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Positioning Yourself in a Job Interview

Interviewing for a job is an art, not a science. When you’re looking for a job, you have to keep in mind that several other people may be interviewing for the exact same job. How do you set yourself apart from other job candidates? The art of interviewing isn’t difficult, but once you have mastered that art, you will be able to set yourself apart from other candidates interviewing for the same position as you. Here are four tips that will help you when you are positioning yourself in a job interview as the standout candidate: The 3 G’s: Get…

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