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How to Answer Three of the Trickiest Interview Questions

Funny cartoon about job 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!

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

Tackling the perception and reality of being overqualified
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!

Eight Ways You are Sabotaging Your Job Interviews

Your resume is polished, your experience is ideal, you have the drive and you’re smart. So why aren’t you getting called back? Here are eight things you might be doing to sabotage your job interviews.

11 Signs Your Job Interview is Going Well

Signs Your Job Interview is Going Well

You’ve prepped extensively and feel you’re ready for anything that might be thrown your way. You enter the office – butterflies fluttering – and nervously sit down across the desk from the hiring manager. The interview begins and you start to navigate your way through the discussion. All the while, a nagging thought tugs at the back of your mind, “How am I doing?”

It’s always difficult to know for sure, but here are 11 signs your job interview is going well.

Three Tips You Need to Know for Saving a Bad Interview

Three Tips You Need to Know for Saving a Bad Interview

You got yourself an interview for an exciting job opportunity, but during the meeting you feel things aren’t going quite right.  How can you quickly assess the situation and turn the interview back in your favor? Follow these three tips for saving a bad interview.

The scenario - The interviewer is unprepared or noticeably distracted. There could be many reasons for this:

Contract vs. Permanent Job Interviews: The Differences You Need to Know

Contract vs. Permanent Job Interviews: The Differences You Need to Know

There are common practices when preparing for any job interview. For example, you should always research the company, prepare questions for the interviewer and present yourself professionally. You also need to be ready for the standard “strengths and weaknesses” and “dealing with a difficult situations” questions you’ll likely be asked.

Early Salary Talks Are Not Always Taboo

Early Salary Talks Are Not Always Taboo

Attend any negotiating seminar and likely one of the first absolutes you’ll be presented with is this, “Whoever speaks first loses.” When it comes to negotiating salaries however, that may no longer be the case. In certain circumstances, broaching the compensation topic earlier in the dialogue can benefit both the hiring manager and the candidate.

The Salary Talk Evolution

Here are three reasons driving the change from decades old thinking on salary talks.

How to Handle Five Common Interview Questions

How to Handle Five Common Interview Questions
You know they’re coming. You’ve no doubt heard most of them. But, are you prepared to answer them? Your responses could be deciding factors in whether or not you get the position. Here are five common questions you’ll likely face in your next job interview and how best to handle them.

Job Search Lessons From The Little Mermaid

Job Search Lessons From The Little Mermaid

As a child of the ‘80s and ‘90s, everything I know about job hunting, I learned from Disney’s The Little Mermaid… Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but there are some great lessons to be learned in there. Read on to reminisce and discover how this childhood classic can help you land your next job.

Behavioral Interviewing – Five Ways to Prepare

Behavioral Interviewing – Five Ways to Prepare
Employers today often use behavioral interviews as well as traditional interviews, during which the hiring manager typically asks a series of straightforward questions about your credentials and experiences.

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