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Dealing With The 'F' Word During A Job Interview

Dealing With The 'F' Word During A Job Interview

By Rochelle Kaplan Being fired from a job can happen to anyone and can occur for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you had a personality conflict with your immediate supervisor and your supervisor prevailed. Or, the job description was completely different from the one given to you during the interview and it... Read More »

How To Ace The World's Toughest Interview Question

How To Ace The World's Toughest Interview Question

I've been writing about job interviews, from both sides of the desk, for twenty-five years and without a doubt, the toughest interview question going the rounds in 2012 is, "Your job exists to help your employer achieve and maintain profitability. How do your efforts support these goals?" Read More »

11 Of The Oddest Interview Questions Of 2011

11 Of The Oddest Interview Questions Of 2011

Perhaps the most anxiety-producing part of any job application process is the interview. In part, that's because job seekers have little way of knowing just what kinds of questions interviewers will be asking. Further, today's savvy employers have moved beyond the archetypal "Tell me where you see yourself... Read More »

Round 2: How to Prepare for a Second Interview

Round 2: How to Prepare for a Second Interview

You're feeling great after your first interview for a job with a prospective employer and you're told to expect a call back from human resources about setting up a second interview. When you do get that call, your initial feelings are excitement and triumph! Then, just as quickly, those feelings are replaced... Read More »

Sell The Gap On Your Resume

Sell The Gap On Your Resume

By Elinor Stutz A common question from job seekers these days is, "How do I explain being out of work for a year or longer?" This is where a few sales techniques may successfully be applied. The first is to approach the problem from a positive standpoint and leave fear behind. Whenever you meet with... Read More »

How Not to Get Hired: Bring Your Cockatoo to the Interview

How Not to Get Hired: Bring Your Cockatoo to the Interview

You might have heard an urban legend about a job seeker who goes on a lunch interview with his potential boss. When the meal arrives, the job seeker sprinkles salt on his food before tasting it. Immediately the employer knows she has no interest in hiring this man. The job seeker isn't flexible, but he is... Read More »

The New Rules of Job Interviewing for Boomers (and All of Us)

The New Rules of Job Interviewing for Boomers (and All of Us)

By Liz Ryan, Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger.com My inbox is deluged with job-search queries. That's understandable: the job market remains tepid, and Kiplinger's doesn't see the unemployment rate dropping below 9% this year. Some of my correspondents want suggestions on job-search direction or... Read More »

I Interviewed at Microsoft

I Interviewed at Microsoft

My name is Eva Williams, and I interviewed at Microsoft for a product manager position. I was living in Boston, having gone back to school there (after four years of working as a management consultant) to get my master's in business administration. I learned about the Microsoft job opportunity through the... Read More »

What Employers Really Want from Recent College Grads

What Employers Really Want from Recent College Grads

Perfect grades? Internships? Clubs and activities? Summer work experience? Many college students knock themselves out trying to add any or all of the above onto their fresh resumes, but will they really help them get the job? A recent study done at Oklahoma State University concluded that certain... Read More »

Your Nonverbal Communication Can Wreck Your Interview

Your Nonverbal Communication Can Wreck Your Interview

by Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Giving a limp handshake, letting your eyes wander and fidgeting are just a few of the subtle blunders that can botch your success in a job interview. Although you may have been unaware you were doing these things, interviewers who pick up on negative nonverbal communication... Read More »

Ask an Expert: Answers to Five Common Job Search Questions

Ask an Expert: Answers to Five Common Job Search Questions

At AOL Jobs we get a lot of great questions about job search from our readers. Here are responses to five commonly asked questions. 1. In today's economic climate, many of us have to look at positions one or two levels below our previous one. How does one convince the prospective employer that we will be... Read More »

Interviews Are Auditions. Welcome to Showbiz

Interviews Are Auditions. Welcome to Showbiz

Interviews are auditions. Welcome to showbiz. Interviews Those who are skilled in positioning and packaging themselves for interviews-as-auditions are the ones hired. Those who might be the best qualified but don't know how to play the right part for the right audience with just the right confidence [not... Read More »

Six Questions You Should Never Ask at the Interview

Six Questions You Should Never Ask at the Interview

Candidates who ask these questions don't remain candidates for long John Kador, author of "301 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview" What were they thinking? Whenever I talk to human-resources professionals or recruiters, I always ask them to tell me the worst question they were ever asked in a job... Read More »

Trouble Landing a Job Interview? Don't Ask for a Job, Ask For Information

Trouble Landing a Job Interview? Don't Ask for a Job, Ask For Information

As a young adult without much real world experience, trying to get a job interview may seem impossible in this dismal economy. However, trying to land an "informational interview" is a completely different story AND it may just be your ticket to getting that position you are seeking. Read More »

How to Get Noticed By Recruiters

How to Get Noticed By Recruiters

During a recent staffing conference I attended, I talked with recruiters and asked them this question: "If they could tell job seekers one thing, what would it be." Here are their responses. Read More »

What Potential Employers REALLY Want to Know

What Potential Employers REALLY Want to Know

I'd just finished talking about the recently released unemployment numbers on Fox Business News, when the makeup artist who made me look far better than I have a right to ran up to me and said, "I need to follow your advice! I should brand myself by starting my own blog and getting business cards. I want to tell... Read More »

Mom, Is That You With George Clooney?

Mom, Is That You With George Clooney?

If some of those people up there on the big screen getting fired by George Clooney in the new film Up In the Air look like friends and family, that's because they just might be. Writer/director Jason Reitman used real people who had recently been laid off when he shot his latest film. That's what he told... Read More »

The New Interview Questions

The New Interview Questions

By Diane Domeyer, executive director of Office Team Most job-hunting aficionados can effortlessly recite their greatest strengths and weaknesses, succinctly describe their future career goals and present a compelling case when asked why they should be hired. Yet these types of sound bites, while helpful, may... Read More »

Handling Eight Types of Interviewers

Handling Eight Types of Interviewers

Robert Half International In an ideal world, all hiring managers would be highly skilled at conducting an effective job interview. They would ask intelligent questions about your work-related competencies and experience, while providing you with a solid understanding of the company and open... Read More »

Feel like Giving Up on Your Job Search?

Feel like Giving Up on Your Job Search?

CareerBuilder.com According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 38 percent of full-time workers were unemployed for 27 weeks or more in September 2009. That's equivalent to more than 5.4 million people. Whether you're out of work for five days, five weeks, five months or five years, any period of unexpected... Read More »

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