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Conventional or Behavior-Based Interviewing?

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A job interview has been scheduled for you, but do you know what types of questions you’ll have to answer? Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Individual Career Counseling interview interview preparation interview tips Winning Interview StrategiesThis is the dilemma most candidates face.

Can YOU Control the Interview?

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Think what the interview is all about. It’s about the interviewer’s perception regarding your fit into the organization’s culture combined with your ability to perform the job very well. No interviewer is looking for Mr. Average. Sorry, but it’s not about you. So, what does the word perception include here?

Are You Really Good at Job Interviewing?

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Job interviewing is an act. Yes, you are the actor, and both sides know the rules: You, who are one of the candidates for the position, are doing your best to convince the interviewer you are the ideal candidate. The interviewer, who is the audience, has choices, is an independent thinker and often skeptic, and [.].

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

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The caller is from the company’s human resources department and wants to schedule you for an in-person interview. Interview Skills by Alex Freund Job Advice Job Interview Coaching job interview preparation networking Personal Branding Winning Interview StrategiesFantastic, this is music to your ears, but what now?

Have a Successful Job Interview with These Four Steps

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You’ve landed an interview. With these 4 P’s, you’ll increase your chances of a successful interview. Preparation is the first step toward a good interview. Keep those things in mind during your interview and take opportunities to demonstrate how you will meet them. Write down questions an interviewer might ask.

Job Interview Tips for Mature People

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund Career Transition Coaching Individual Career Counseling Mature job seekersTo start with, here are some statistics: Only 28% of workers 55 and older find jobs within one year versus 71% of those aged 25 to 35, reports Career Builder. 48% of workers 55 and older found positions at [.].

The Interview Focus Is on Future, Not Past

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Interview Skills by Alex FreundUntil about 1990, the conventional thinking was that if you did your job satisfactorily, you would keep it for many years to come. Several of my friends were AT&T employees in those days, and many of them had had seniority for one or two decades. So it seemed like they had it made and that [.].

Interviewing is a Two-Way Street

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So many of us focus so intently on preparing to answer interview questions that we often neglect to prepare a strong set of questions for the interviewer.  This is a major mistake.  To simply not ask any questions during an interview is unforgivable and fortunately most candidates do not commit this job-search sin. 

How to Shorten Your Job Search

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund career management career planning Individual Career Counseling interview interview preparation interview techniques job interview job interview preparationPeople in transition know that finding a new, suitable job is a process—and most often, an unpleasant and lengthy one.

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The Elevator Pitch Checklist

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund "Career Change" Career Transition Coaching checklist Elevator pitch interview preparation interview techniques interview tips job interview preparation Winning Interview StrategiesFollowing are [.].

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Employers Hire the Best: Is That You?

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Most candidates approach the interview similar to a test. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice interview preparation interview tips Job Interview Coaching Job SearchNo employer is seeking to hire Mr. Average. All employers seek the exceptional and the very best. For many, this is the logical [.].

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How to Deal with Your Stress While in Transition

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Career Transition Coaching dealing with stress interviewAll together there are [.].

How Hiring Decisions Are Made

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Career Consulting Career Development career management career planning Individual Career Counseling interview preparation interview tips Job Advice Job Interview Coaching Job Search Job seeker networking Networking StrategiesThat [.].

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America, the Land of Marketing and Selling

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund Answers Confidence Interviews Marketing selling

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Product/Program Promotion Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned Expert Interview

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  I'm interviewing various industry experts and asking them about their product or program launches.  Now you can! On Nov.

Customer Experience Food for Thought

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Watch the interview to get some tips on how to exceed your customers’ expectations and create a ROCKin’ customer experience.

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How the Illogical Process of Hiring Can Help YOU

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So, finally, you receive a call to schedule an interview. person calls you to schedule another interview. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice career management interview Job Advice Job Search networking Winning Interview StrategiesAll your efforts have paid off. This is a huge compliment!

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Too Old to Be Hired?

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund age bias Age discrimination career advice Career Consulting Career Transition interview interview preparation interview tips Job Search too oldThe law says employers are not permitted to discriminate because they deem someone too old, yet employers do so every single day. There [.].

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Can’t Find a Job? Do You Know Why?

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Individual Career Counseling interviewGrowth, evolution, changes. Technology may be a wonderful thing, but it has negative elements—especially if you’re in transition and looking for a job. Perhaps you don’t know how to conduct a contemporary job search.

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Jobs Jobs and more Jobs!

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has been getting hammered with new jobs so far this year.  If you or someone you know is looking for a new position I will list a link to our job page.  I’m not sure what people are thinking about what 2012 is going to be like but I figured that it [.]. Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre engineering Jeff LeFevre Job Advice Jobs

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How to Benefit from the Positive Job Market Outlook

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview Job Search Networking StrategiesBased on a recent survey by economists, the job market outlook is projecting steady growth in employment. Recruiting consultant CareerXroads reports that new companies find 28 percent of their hires via referrals. And career Web sites, about 10 percent.

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Are You in the Right Profession?

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview Job Interview Coaching job interview preparation Job seekerAs a career coach, I am at times asked for such advice as whether I believe a person is a good fit for the person’s current profession or some future one.

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The Landing Expert Principles

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Career Consulting Career Development Individual Career Counseling interview job interview Job Search networking Winning Interview Strategies

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In Transition: So What’s Your Brand?

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund Bartnding career advice Career Transition Career Transition Coaching interview Job Advice job interviewMore than ever, when you are in transition you should have a brand. you ask. Because that is how you differentiate yourself and stand out from the proverbial crowd.

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Is the Employer Always Right?

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Career Assessment and Testing career planning Individual Career Counseling interview preparationBelieve it [.].

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22 Secrets to Discovering Your Dream and Living It

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They're things that have worked for me and many others I've studied, talked to, interviewed and admired. If you don't know what your dream is?

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One Uncomfortable Difference Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

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If you have a blog, start interviewing people, start a podcast and at some point, have your own webinars on the topic you are good at. wouldn't!

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Can Body Language Be Learned?

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund body language career advice career management career planning interview Job Advice Job Search landingexpert networkingTen minutes after I meet with a coaching client for the first time, the client is facing my video camera for 60 to 90 seconds. Then we watch the video together. simply [.].

Is Your Elevator Pitch Working?

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund Elevator pitch in transition interview preparationI frequent job search networking groups where people stand up and recite what’s called the elevator pitch.

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Informational Interviews

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Conducting informational interviews is a good place to start. What’s an informational interview? Equally important is what an informational interview is not: It is not a stratagem for finagling an opportunity to ask for a job under the guise of merely obtaining information.). Original Post: Informational Interviews.

5 Tips to Hire Someone Smarter Than You

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Now I’m heading into an interview. Everything seems good on paper. Oh, and I have no idea what half the words on his résumé mean.

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Are You Media Social?

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund Career Consulting Career Development career management interview Job Search Social MediaMany people don’t realize how different from the job search of today is from the job search of not even too many years ago.

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Do You Want a Job or the Right Job?

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Individual Career Counseling Job Search Job seeker Winning Interview StrategiesAs a career coach, I talk mostly with two kinds of people: employed or in transition to another job. Sadly, people in both groups have one thing in common: most of them are unhappy.

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Are You an Effective Job Search Networker?

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund networking Networking StrategiesLoads of people network during their job search, but very few are effective at such networking. Certainly, some are better at it than others, but in general, the majority of people not only dislike networking but also are simply not good at it. Misner, Ph.D., and Don [.].

More help for Job Candidates

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Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Jeff LeFevre Job AdviceJTL Services, Inc. today announced a new division that is going to assist job candidates in their search efforts. To be considered for this program candidates must be qualified.  Submit all resumes for review to: jeff@careercoachplus.com or jeff@jtlservices.com.

Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos – Part 3 of 4

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This is the second of a four part interview with Rob Siefker, the Director of the Customer Loyatly Team at Zappos. You can read part one of the interview here and part two here. Possibly Related Posts: Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos – Part 1 of 4 After interviewing Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh  and seeing the company’s.

The Trauma of Unemployment

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund Career Consulting Job Advice Job SearchThe emotional stress associated with unemployment is understood only by those who are unemployed. Unfortunately, some jobless [.].

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How to Find a Job in This Job Market

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Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Individual Career Counseling interview tips Job Advice Job Search ResumeI want to preface this by stating that I have been a practicing career coach for six years, during which time I have helped almost 400 job seekers. Finding a job, especially in today’s [.].

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Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos – Part 4 of 4

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This is the fourth and final part of my interview with Rob Siefker, the Director of the Customer Loyatly Team at Zappos. You can read part one of the interview here , part two here , and part three here. interviewed Tony a couple years ago and we were very high level, and I had requests for the nitty-gritty. How does that work?

5 Body Postures That May Actually Boost Your Self-Esteem

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In an interview, Professor Amy Cuddy of Harvard Business School shared findings of her study that when we use expansive postures such as arms outstretched, we increase our confidence brought about by an increase in our level of testosterone. However, it is our body that bridges the world into our soul. These will reveal your attitudes.