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How to Answer Three of the Trickiest Interview Questions

When you embark on a job search, there are many challenges, but preparing for an interview can be downright nerve-wracking. If you are like most people, you are not accustomed to selling yourself and telling total strangers why you are great, which is basically what an interview demands. I joke to candidates that interviewing is one of those things you get better at with practice; you just hope you don’t have to practice too much!

WinterWyman Recruiters Share Favorite Ways They Set Up Their Candidates for Success

At WinterWyman, we love making enduring matches between our candidates and hiring companies. But we know job seekers want and deserve more– whether they get a job through us, another recruiter, or on their own. Here, our expert recruiters share some of their best tips for setting up candidates for job search success.

Let Your Freak Flag Fly! How to Present a Professional Image While Being True to Who You Are

In matters of dress and personal appearance, you want the interview to be about you and your substance, not your style, but for some, your style is your substance. Dressing so completely opposite to who you are will completely throw you off of your game. How can your perspective new employer get to know you when you are pretending to be someone else?

How to Ensure a Great Interview Experience

Hiring managers often forget that the job interview is a two-way street: Not only are they evaluating the candidate, but the candidate is evaluating them, as well as their prospective teammates and the company’s culture. It’s important, then, to make sure that the job seeker has a smooth and professional experience when they visit.  

Here’s a checklist of things to do before, during and after your meeting with the candidate. They’re designed to help you have a meeting that’s smooth and productive, and that closes out in the most positive way possible.

Four Interview Flubs and How to Fix Them for Next Time

Have you ever wanted to get an interview redo, a meeting mulligan? Unlike the advice you get from tech support you can't reboot a bad interview. The best advice is to learn from your mistakes and do things differently moving forward. Here are some thoughts on four common interview flubs and how to avoid them next time.

WATCH: How to Work with Your Recruiter

Sean Wahl, Partner with WinterWyman Contract Staffing, offers helpful tips for working with your recruiter in this short video.

Successful Interviewing for Temporary Jobs

You’ve decided to apply for temporary work. Maybe you’re ready for a change, like the idea of trying something new every few months, want a new challenge, or just can’t find the right permanent job.

Regardless of the reason for pursuing temporary work, there are some drastic differences between "temp" and "perm" roles, and it all starts with the interview.

If you erroneously prepare yourself for a permanent job interview, you could lose out on a great temporary (or freelance/contract) opportunity.

Resume Dos and Don'ts [Infographic]

Branding yourself to recruiters and hiring managers who spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume before deciding if a phone call is worth it is a tough task. Correct formatting, using the right key words and identifying your achievements are among the top dos for resume writing. See the infographic below for helpful tips and tricks to get your resume seen and read instead of landing in the “no” pile!

Are You a Software Engineer? If so, it’s a Great Time for Your Career!

The market demand for software engineers is still hot as we head into the summer. Here are the software areas I predict will dominate through the remainder of 2015:

“You’re Overqualified!” - Tackling the Perception and Reality

If you’ve been in the job market for a while, are a baby boomer with years' of experience or a young professional with multiple degrees, you've likely experienced being told you are overqualified!


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