Job Interview Tips

  • Young and Out of Work? 4 Ways to Boost Your Chances

    Young and Out of Work? 4 Ways to Boost Your Chances

    Not just younger, but tougher and smarter

    Despite big gains overall, youth unemployment still hovers at around 20 percent. Try these four tips for standing out in the crowd of young job applicants. Continue Reading

  • Toss Your Resume, Polish Your EQ

    Toss Your Resume, Polish Your EQ

    Your ‘emotional intelligence’ could get you the job

    Look at this picture. Is she happy? Scared? Sad? Your answer helps rate your emotional intelligence. Businesses are now using EQ tests to pick who to hire. Continue Reading

  • Tips On Working With A Recruiter -- From A Recruiter

    Tips On Working With A Recruiter -- From A Recruiter

    By KELLY SERVICES Using the industry knowledge and networks of recruiters can be a critical component of any job search. A professional recruiter can offer career advice, inside knowledge of your target industry or company, compensation guidance and "cultural fit" insight on prospective employers. With the... Continue Reading

  • Secrets To Acing The Phone Interview

    Secrets To Acing The Phone Interview

    Companies often use phone interviews to screen candidates before meeting in person. Seize your chance to impress the interviewer so he or she can't help but want to meet you in person. Consider the following do's and don'ts and you're sure to have winning phone interviews: Continue Reading

  • What You Need To Do To Impress The Employer

    What You Need To Do To Impress The Employer

    By Vickie Elmer Some people want to work for Google more than anything. Others are smitten with 72 and Sunny or Leo Burnett and some are gunning to get a job at Glassdoor or Quora. Anyone with just two or three employers on their A-list of targets needs a smart strategy to show they're sweet on those... Continue Reading

  • What Your First Job Can Teach You About Succeeding Today

    What Your First Job Can Teach You About Succeeding Today

    By Susan Ricker Your first full-time job may have been ages ago, but it taught you more lessons than you may realize. From spending habits to co-workers to promotions, your entry to the workforce was a never-ending learning experience. Reflect on your first job, and apply those lessons to your current role. Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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? Continue Reading

  • How To Bomb A Sure-Thing Interview

    How To Bomb A Sure-Thing Interview

    By Sarah Greesonbach The best (and only) verbs you want to hear on the job hunt are "finding," "interviewing" and "getting." Unfortunately, it's not always that simple-even when the stars align and you think you're an overqualified shoe-in. And yes, I'm speaking from experience. I thought I was a sure thing... Continue Reading

  • 10 Things NOT To Do In A Job Interview

    10 Things NOT To Do In A Job Interview

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter You spent years honing your career, driving your on- and offline brand, and equipping yourself with the right resume. Now, you've been invited into that all-important job interview. To succeed, there are several things you should always do, but perhaps more importantly, there are... Continue Reading

  • 9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers Tell

    9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers Tell

    By Heather Legg Job interviews are frustrating enough. Trying to pick out the perfect look, getting there on time (but not too early), doing research on the position ... you have plenty to worry about. Then there's the actual interview: answering the questions thoroughly (but not rambling), seeming... Continue Reading

  • Do Job Interviews Have To Be So Grueling?

    Do Job Interviews Have To Be So Grueling?

    It's an amazing thing, really, the degree of stress one feels when preparing for a job interview, especially when: 1. You've been out of work for two-plus years. 2. You know that there are scads of well-qualified candidates being interviewed for the same job and 3. You're feeling rusty because you haven't... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Surefire Ways To Blow A Job Interview

    Surefire Ways To Blow A Job Interview

    By Heather Huhman Landing an in-person interview can be a huge feat in itself, and in this tough job market, you don't want to blow it. You have most likely read all of the ways to ace an interview, but there are many common interview mistakes that can directly cost you the job. In addition to John Sumser's... Continue Reading

  • What To Do After The Job Interview

    What To Do After The Job Interview

    By Miriam Salpeter The ultimate purpose of your resume is to land an interview. John Kalusa is a nationally recognized writer who speaks about corporate sales, recruiting, and personal career management. With more than 25 years of experience as a strategic recruiting, human resources, and sales and marketing... Continue Reading

  • So, Um, Like I Really Want This Job, Ya Know?

    So, Um, Like I Really Want This Job, Ya Know?

    For years baby boomers have been aggravated by young job applicants who use terms like, "uh," "like" and "ya know" excessively, and now there's research that says it's more than just an aggravation -- it could well be a deal breaker. That's according to research conducted by the Department of Psychology,... Continue Reading

  • Interview Questions: A Greatest Hits List

    Interview Questions: A Greatest Hits List

    There are countless questions you could be asked in a job interview, ranging from the general (tell me about yourself) to the panic raisers (what kitchen appliance are you?). The thing they have in common is that for the most part they focus on a subject on which you're an expert: you. So if you do your... Continue Reading

  • Ask not what your company can do for you— Ask what you can do for your company

    Ask not what your company can do for you— Ask what you can do for your company

    One of the most common mistakes young college grads make when interviewing for a job, is conveying their personal reasons for attending the interview. There's a time to tell the complete truth, and there's a time to keep it under wraps. "This is an amazing learning opportunity," or "I truly believe this job... Continue Reading

  • The Job Interview - Know Your Company

    The Job Interview - Know Your Company

    There is an old adage that goes "Know Your Enemy". It means that you will do a better job of defeating an enemy if you know a lot about them. If your enemy is the other person trying to get the same job you are, then rewrite the adage to say "Know Your Company." If you have done enough legwork to get a job... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading