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Questioning The Interviewer!

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Picture yourself getting ready for your first ever grown-up job interview. You hear your mother’s voice echo in your head from a few weeks ago when you called … Continue reading Questioning The Interviewer!

Interview Preparation Requires Practice!

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Interview preparation, which requires practice, is often overlooked by job seekers when it comes to finding a job. The root cause for lack of interview preparation is the feeling that since you do the job every day, you feel as if you are comfortable to discuss it in an official interview. The post Interview Preparation Requires Practice! Millennial Corner interview preparation Interviewing Job Search JTL Services Role playing

Interview Preparation Part 2: Nervous Butterflies?

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Piggybacking on our last blog’s topic of interview preparation, I’d like to write a little bit about being nervous on an interview. The post Interview Preparation Part 2: Nervous Butterflies? Millennial Corner Uncategorized how to interview interview preparation interview tips JTL Services Nervous Butterflies Nervous on an Interview Raleigh Recruiter

The Art of the Phone Interview

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What comes to mind when you think about a phone interview? He’s on his computer when … Continue reading The Art of the Phone Interview → Millennial Corner interview tips Job Advice JTL Services phone interview Raleigh Recruiter

The Interview: Why Wasn’t I Chosen

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From the interviewer’s vantage point, the selection process is about availability and choices. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Career Transition interview interview preparation job interview Job Interview Coaching

How to Improve Your Skype Job Interview

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An additional burden has been imposed lately on job candidates because more and more companies are trying to save money by resorting to Skype or video interviewing. Interview Skills by Alex Freund Career Consulting interview tips Job Interview Coaching Skype video interview

How Your Sock Choice Determines First Impressions on an Interview

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The Millennial Corner interview tips JTL Services Raleigh Head Hunter Raleigh Recruiter Raleigh Search FirmWe’ve recently seen an increasing trend in today’s popular media: the rise of the so-called “crazy socks.”

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. Interview Skills by Alex Freund Career Development Career Transition hiring manager interview preparation Job Interview Coaching job interview preparation Personal Branding Winning Interview Strategies

Are You Offering TMI in a Job Interview?

On The Job

I''ve heard many horror stories over the years about job interviews gone wrong. Interviews can be emotional -- you''re often excited and nervous -- and that can lead to things slipping out of your mouth that you later will regret.

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How to Make Any Job Interview Pay Off

On The Job

It can be frustrating when you interview for a job and then aren''t offered the position. After every interview, take the time to think about: What kind of questions were asked? Did the interviewer seem to have prepared questions that came from a form?

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Interview questions and answers for assistants part 5

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written four blog posts on interview questions specific to PAs, EAs and Administrative Assistants and they are all extremely popular so I thought I’d add another ten questions that I have been asked at various interviews over the years and my answers.

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 [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Individual Career Counseling interview preparation Job Interview Coaching

The Job Interview—Morphed into Something Else

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Not too long ago, much-respected blogger Tim Tyrell-Smith of Tim’s Strategy conducted a survey, clearly finding that interviewers’ number one concern is “fit with the company’s culture.” Interview Skills by Alex Freund

6 Ways to Wow an Interviewer Via Video Interview

On The Job

Not long ago someone wanted to interview me via Skype. A Skype interview? But if you're a job searcher, you've got to always be ready for that call asking for a video interview. One solution has been video interviewing.

8 Interview Tips For Introverts

Dumb Little Man

The thought of talking spontaneously to total strangers brings sweaty beads of nervousness on the forehead, and interviews are just as much of a challenge, if not more of a challenge. Know the core responsibilities of your post and amaze the interviewer with your quick replies.

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Admins Part 6

Practically Perfect PA

In my last blog I wrote about interview questions regarding career development and a few example answers. These questions can be a little scary but I actually think they are easier to answer than standard interview questions.

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

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 StrategiesSo, finally the phone rings and the caller ID displays the name of a company you sent your résumé to.

Administrative/Clerical: Great Questions for Admin Interviews

Office Dynamics

Whether you are preparing to conduct an interview, or to go through an interview with a recruiter, interview questions will undoubtedly be one of the topics on your mind.

How to Shine in a Second Interview

On The Job

You''ve made it past the first round of job interviews, and an employer wants to talk to you again! If you thought your nerves were bad for the first interview, get ready for some more when you meet for the second time. Did the interviewer mention issues that were unfamiliar to you?

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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. Knowing your profile and what you want will give you more confidence and demonstrate to the interviewer you are purposeful and reflective—skills employers want employees to have. Keep those things in mind during your interview and take opportunities to demonstrate how you will meet them.

Interview Tips: What Not To Say During Your Next Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

Your interview can help you secure the position of your dreams, or it can also sabotage your efforts by saying the wrong things. Here are a few topics you should never discuss during an interview: Read more ».

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Are You Nervous before the Job Interview?

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Most people are nervous before a job interview. A job interview is nothing less than an oral exam. Interview Skills by Alex FreundAnd that’s normal. In most cases, it is very important because the outcome could change a person’s future, milieu, income, and so on. But when large groups of people are asked whether they feel nervous before an [.].

5 Things to Help You Ace a Phone Interview

On The Job

Are you ready to be interviewed in five minutes when the telephone rings and the hiring manager wants to talk about your qualifications? Were you possibly thinking that a hiring manager would contact you and say, "I'll be calling you in a week to interview you over the telephone.

The Interview Process Needs to Be Understood

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Many interviewers don’t know how to interview, and the majority of candidates are not sufficiently prepared for the test. Because that situation is a given, a candidate can improve the chances for hire by better understanding the interview process itself and the emotional aspects of the interview. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice interview interview techniques Interview tips by Alex Freund

Demonstrating Emotional Intelligence Important in a Job Interview

On The Job

To find out whether applicants have such qualities, Haupt says some questions asked during an interview can include: Give me an example of a time when you had to use creativity or imagination to come up with a solution to a customer’s issue.

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Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators Part 3

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written two blog posts on interview questions specific to PAs, EAs and admin assistants and they have both proved to be very popular so I thought I’d add another ten questions that I have been asked at various interviews over the years and my answers for them.

Women versus Men in Job Interviews and Salary Negotiations

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For both genders, anxiety before the interview may be present, but studies show that women handle it better. And women are more prone to do mock interviews with those colleagues and friends more than men are. [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice gender difference interview preparation men vs. womenWomen adapt more proactively than men do. Women seek social support from colleagues and friends more than men do.

How to Salvage a Bad Job Interview

On The Job

There''s no better feeling than coming out of a job interview and feeling like you nailed it. You and the interviewer clicked, everyone seemed very impressed with your resume and abilities, and there was plenty of positive body language.

5 Things to Never Say in a First Job Interview

On The Job

But when it comes to interviewing, you need to be more careful in what you choose to say because what your followers on Twitter may see as a funny rant against a slow barista comes across as whiny and immature to a hiring manager.

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Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne

Office Dynamics

Special thank you to Debbi Shaffer, Audacious Admin, for taking the time to conduct this interview during our Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. The post Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne appeared first on Office Dynamics. Mentors & Masterminds, a dating service for administrative professionals looking for their perfect mentor match! Tune in and hear Tara’s story on how this project was formed and where it’s going.

The Art and Science of the Face-to-Face Interview

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Consider yourself very lucky for being considered for a face-to-face interview. Interview Skills by Alex Freund "Career Change" Individual Career Counseling interview Job Advice Job SearchIt just means that you survived the first phase of the competition; your résumé projected you as someone deserving of further exploration; and you outshone the vast majority of your competition. The most critical test, however, is still ahead of you. You are at [.].

The Things You Should Never Say in an Interview

On The Job

The big day comes and you finally get a job interview. But then the interviewer asks you into her office. Because in those first few minutes, the job interviewer has gotten you to say something stupid. How cool/cute/handsome the interviewer's jacket/jewelry/office is.

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. 63% of workers 55 and older applied for positions at lower levels than their previous jobs. 48% of workers 55 and older found positions at [.].

What You Need to Say in an Interview

On The Job

But the reason I feel so strongly about giving them as much information about the workplace as possible is because I hear all too often from employers who have unbelievable tales about young people who come in for interviews and say, "So, what is it you do here?"

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

A job interview is the final step before getting the job. Preparing for the interview is not to be taken lightly. Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview tips Job Advice job interview preparation Job Search networking Winning Interview StrategiesIt’s the most critical step because if the candidate does not convince the decision maker of being the ideal candidate, the job goes to someone else. To win this tough competition, one needs to [.].

Must Read Tips for Skype Interviews

Dumb Little Man

With modern technology, being in the office isn't always a necessity for the interview process. Skype and similar web-conferencing tools allow interviewers to connect with candidates throughout the world.

Why Are Interviewers So Selective?

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Unlike past scenarios, job interviews have become harder and harder. Employers have an abundance of very qualified applicants, many of them working with interview coaches to elevate their interviewing skills. There are many books available to job seekers to read and brush up on interviewing [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund Career Coaching by Judi Perkins career counselor interview interview techniques job market Resume

The Solopreneur Interviews Are Back for a Second Run

The Solopreneur Life

T he series of solopreneur interviews, “Featured Soloists,” is back for a second run. Featured Soloists is a series of interviews with solopreneurs. But recently while preparing a solopreneur Flipboard magazine , I went back and read the old interviews.

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Preparing for a Job Interview

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A first impression is a big part of the interview process and probably more than most people think. Everyone gets a first impression when meeting someone and I guarantee you that the interviewer has one and will try to back that up throughout the interview. You can make a good impression at your interview by [.]. Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Dress attire Dress for success Interviewing Interviewing advice Jeff LeFevre Job Advice

4 Tips for Doing Well in a Surprise Phone Interview

On The Job

I've written before about phone interviews , and my friend Scot Herrick over at Cube Rules recently addressed the issue in a helpful post. I think anyone can do well in a phone interview if they're prepared, but what happens when you get an ambush call?