How to Prepare for a Phone Interview

How to Prepare for a Phone Interview

We talked with a long-time recruiter and a VP of hiring, both from a fast-growing startup company that has plans to hire over 50 people in the next year. As part of their hiring process, a phone interview is required right off the bat. According to them and other companies, less than 20% of candidates make it past the initial phone screen stage. We have some valuable insights that should help you beat those odds.

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Job Interview Selling Points

Job Interview Selling Points

Thea Kelley has more than 20 years' experience in coaching, career services, writing and editing, and holds several relevant certifications including Certified Employment Interview Consultant. She provides coaching on all aspects of job search, from resumes to interviewing, serving everyone from senior executives to recent graduates, nationwide. She is the author of a new book Get that job the quick and complete guide to a winning interview

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Six Smart Questions That Will Impress Your Recruiter

Six Smart Questions That Will Impress Your Recruiter

The end of the interview is getting nearer, and you are relieved after the energy draining session of questions you just went through. The recruiter seems more at ease, as well. However, they don’t stand up immediately, but instead ask you “Do you have any questions for me?” And this is where most candidates seek the easy way out and answer “No.” However, you should continue the interview a little longer.

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Day of the Interview - 5 Tips Before You Walk Through the Door

Day of the Interview - 5 Tips Before You Walk Through the Door

Your alarm goes off, and before you can hit the snooze button, you feel a slight jolt of nerves.  Today’s the day!  Your interview at that amazing company is just hours away.  With that familiar mix of excitement and butterflies, you hop in the shower, eat a power breakfast, and down a cup of coffee.  But getting ready for an interview isn’t just like any other morning, so use these five helpful day-of interview tips to get you into game-mode.

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What to wear on an interview - the job seeker wardrobe

What to wear on an interview - the job seeker wardrobe

You’ve created the perfect resume. It paints an ideal picture for your future employer. You’ve updated your LinkedIn, even created a Brand Me with a few extra success based additives. Your screening phone interview was as flawless as a conversation with an old friend. It’s now time to come face-to-face with the Hiring Manager in the interview and you have no idea what to wear.

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How to Leave a Strong Lasting Impression in Your Job Interview

How to Leave a Strong Lasting Impression in Your Job Interview

After you’ve applied for a job and submitted your resume and cover letter for resume, it’s time to prepare for an interview. If you don’t have any prior experience with interviews it can be a bit scary, but there’s nothing to worry about if your resume and cover letter were good enough to warrant an interview. Besides professional resume writing, you need to make sure that you are well prepared for this next stage of your application, because it’s a make-it-or-break-it deal.

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5 Ways to Prep for the Interview

5 Ways to Prep for the Interview

One of the most important aspects of the job hunting process is interview prep. Without proper preparation for an interview, job hunters significantly reduce their chances of making a great first impression and landing a job. Taking the time to thoroughly research the company you will be interviewing with is the key to interview prep.  Here are 5 research tips that will help you effectively prepare for an interview and increase your likelihood of putting an end to your job search.

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The First 10 Seconds of the Interview

The First 10 Seconds of the Interview

Believe it or not, the first 10 seconds in an interview can make or break you. In that short period of time, you’ve probably just finished shaking hands and greeting each other, yet the interviewer most likely has sized you up and even decided whether to hire you or not according to research done by the University of Toledo.

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8 things to do in the 15 minutes before a job interview

8 things to do in the 15 minutes before a job interview

That crucial 15 minutes before a job interview can become the longest 15 minutes in a job seeker's life. Not many professionals recognize this time as an excellent opportunity for setting their energy and focus for what lies ahead. This is a perfect moment for establishing how you'd like to be remembered by the recruiters. Here are a few things you can do to make the most from that key quarter.

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Real Tips for Acing an Interview

Real Tips for Acing an Interview

Tom Gimbel is the CEO of LaSalle Network, a leading staffing and recruiting firm headquartered in Chicago. He’s a nationally recognized job search expert with over two decades of experience in the staffing industry. Over the years He has interviewed thousands of candidates and worked with countless companies, so he knows what the job search looks like from both sides.

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More Tips for your Video Interview

As pressure on HR managers to reduce recruitment costs soars, the video job interview is expected to continue growing. If you are looking to progress your career, you might come have to use video as your first contact with the employer. Today's post dishes out a number of practical tips to help you tackle the video chat interview.

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