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Keep These Ten Things In Mind Before Your Interview

When it comes to your next interview, it’s not only important to share your qualifications and answer questions smoothly and succinctly, but project the other key factors that can easily trump credentials such as articulating value, motivation, likability and drive to name a few. I have worked with numerous decision makers who’ve hired “drive” over […]

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Don’t Suck Up, Manage Up

We all work with that person who bends over backwards for the boss. No matter how unprofessional or untimely the request, this individual will go out of their way to grant any wish their boss commands. Though their efforts are admirable, they are more than likely wasting valuable time and energy trying to be the […]

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Avoid Interview Flatlining: Tips for Demonstrating Interest and Energy

A colleague of mine recently confessed to “falling asleep” while interviewing a candidate. According to this seasoned Human Resources director the candidate lengthily droned on in a monotone voice luring her into a trance. Though embarrassed by her own lack of professionalism, the director crossed the candidate off her list of potentials citing “lack of […]

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Be Prepared for the Exploratory Interview

When you meet people for the first time, there is an exploratory process that occurs. Is this person someone you could see spending time with? Are they likable? Do you believe they have something to share or that you could learn from? Will they be of value or interest to you moving forward? When two […]

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Answering Tricky Interview Questions

You guessed it—what defines tricky interview questions all depends on the applicant.  Most job seekers admit to being a little intimidated by a question or two, and it’s usually the ones that have stumped them in the past or perhaps hit home with a personal or professional challenge. The key to answering tricky interview questions […]

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Interview Questions to Ask Employers

While considering potential interview questions, you’ll also want to think about a few to ask. Formulating the right queries can be challenging because there are answers you want, but certain questions you shouldn’t ask. While we carefully craft the precise balance of information gathering and positive impression questions as part of the career coaching process, […]

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Crafting Good Interview Questions for Candidates

Recruiters often ask me what some of my favorite interview questions are. This harkens me back to my days as a human resources manager where much of my time was spent recruiting contractors and managers for a consulting firm. Because the firm had multiple temporary assignments, recruiting was ongoing and needed to produce great results. […]

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