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Employers Tell The Weirdest Interview Mistakes They've Seen

Employers Tell The Weirdest Interview Mistakes They've Seen

If you're job hunting, presumably you know not to stuff into your pocket the candy sitting on the interviewer's desk. And you know that the proper way to greet the president of the company is with a handshake, rather than a hug. Read More »

13 Mistakes To Avoid In Job Interviews

13 Mistakes To Avoid In Job Interviews

The drum is beating for a new job in 2013. It's up to you to make it happen, and it's not as hard as you may think. Simple steps make all the difference, especially when it comes to successful interviews. Avoid these killer interview mistakes and you'll be that much closer to a new job. Read More »

Why You Aren't Getting Job Interviews

Why You Aren't Getting Job Interviews

By Alison Green If you've sent out dozens or even hundreds of resumes and haven't heard anything back, you might be wondering what the problem is. Is it your resume? Is it just the job market? Could a former employer be blacklisting you in your industry? Read More »

How To Ace The 10-Minute Interview

How To Ace The 10-Minute Interview

By Robert Half International Every job seeker knows there isn't much time to make a positive impression during an interview. But have you ever stopped to consider how short your window of opportunity actually is? According to a survey from Robert Half, it may be 10 minutes or less. Sixty percent of... Read More »

How To Conduct A Video Interview

How To Conduct A Video Interview

By Robert Half International It's expensive for companies to fly candidates in for in-person interviews, so more companies are conducting video interviews using Skype and similar technology. Internet-based videoconferencing tools allow employers to reach out to candidates virtually anywhere in the world... Read More »

Confident Body Language: 6 Nonverbal Ways To Wow The Job Interviewer

Confident Body Language: 6 Nonverbal Ways To Wow The Job Interviewer

Research suggests up to 93 percent of communication isn't transmitted via our words, but is broadcast through our actions and attitude. Read More »

What Hiring Managers Really Look For

What Hiring Managers Really Look For

By Heather Huhman You're a qualified candidate, and the job market is tough. But there could still be plenty of reasons you're getting passed over for every position you apply or interview for. A recent Glassdoor post reported that only 17 percent of hiring managers say job seekers have the skills they're... Read More »

10 Ways To Blow A Job Interview

10 Ways To Blow A Job Interview

By Todd Master The job interview is one of the most crucial components of a job search. In these lean economic times of long-term unemployment and sparse interview opportunities, it can be a make or break situation. With so much at stake, you'd think job seekers would be at their best when they get that... Read More »

How To Win Over An Employer In 10 Minutes Or Less

How To Win Over An Employer In 10 Minutes Or Less

People have short attention spans today, and recruiters and hiring managers are no different from the rest of the population. When it comes to impressing someone who may give you a job, you have less time than ever to make a good impression. For example, while conventional wisdom used to say you had 20 seconds... Read More »

7 Tips For Acing The Phone Interview

7 Tips For Acing The Phone Interview

Most phone interviews have seven objectives. Besides making sure that you're sane and reasonably intelligent, find out what else hiring managers are screening. Read More »

6 Things NOT To Do In A Job Interview

6 Things NOT To Do In A Job Interview

For many people, the most stressful part of the job-hunting process is the interview. That's the time when you have to sell yourself and prove why you're perfectly suited for the job. Many well-qualified people stumble and make mistakes that kill their chances of getting the job. Here are the most common... Read More »

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

Going into a job interview, you can always expect to be the asked the standard questions like: "What is your biggest weakness?" Or, "What interests you about this position?" And, "Why do you think you'd be a fit for this role?" But what new tricky questions are employers asking in 2012? Read More »

One Easy Thing You Could Do To Help Your Job Prospects

One Easy Thing You Could Do To Help Your Job Prospects

Each time you meet someone through an internship, volunteer work, networking events, conferences and career fairs, go low-tech to correspond with them. Read More »

What Is An Informational Interview, Anyway?

What Is An Informational Interview, Anyway?

By Jada A. Graves There are first interviews, second interviews, phone interviews, lunch interviews, and group interviews; all of which have purposes and best practices. And then there's the bedrock interview of job searching: the informational one. Too bad so few people actually know its purpose or protocol. Read More »

How To Answer Basic Interview Questions The Right Way

How To Answer Basic Interview Questions The Right Way

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For some, the most nerve-wracking part of a hiring process is the interview. But, it doesn't have to be if you've taken time to practice your answers and delivery. Glassdoor.com has published an extensive list of some of the most common interview questions job seekers should... Read More »

Job Interviews: 5 Ways To Leave A Good Impression

Job Interviews: 5 Ways To Leave A Good Impression

By Amy Levin-Epstein, CBS MoneyWatch There are few things that feel better than walking out of a job interview you think you've nailed. But just because you've answered the last question doesn't mean the evaluation process is over. From the time you stand up, to the time you get into the elevator, leave the... Read More »

What To Do Right Before The Job Interview

What To Do Right Before The Job Interview

By Amy Levin-Epstein, CBS MoneyWatch If you watch elite athletes right before a competition, you'll see they are fiercely focused. Whether they're quietly preparing or psyching themselves up as a team, all the attention is directed at the goal ahead. Last-minute job interview preparations are similarly... Read More »

The Most Overlooked Aspect Of Job Hunting: The Thank-You Note

The Most Overlooked Aspect Of Job Hunting: The Thank-You Note

By Alison Green If you're like most job seekers, you know that you're supposed to send a thank-you note after an interview, but you're not quite sure what that note should say or what makes a good one. Here are the five most important things to know about how a post-interview thank-you note can increase your... Read More »

10 Reasons You Didn't Get The Job

10 Reasons You Didn't Get The Job

By Alison Green Wondering what's running through your interviewer's mind? Here are 10 things your interviewer might be thinking-but probably won't tell you: Read More »

How College Grads Flub Interviews, Fail On The Job  [Infographic]

How College Grads Flub Interviews, Fail On The Job [Infographic]

The current dearth of jobs may seem reason enough for the recent batch of 2 million college graduates to put their best foot forward when interviewing for jobs. But many of them are failing to make the grade, according to the 2012 "Professionalism in the Workplace Study" from York College of Pennsylvania... Read More »

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