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Creative Ways To Land The Interview

Creative Ways To Land The Interview

Would an outside-of-the-box approach help you land a job interview? The Internet occasionally buzzes with details about how people successfully used unusual, "creative" techniques to get an interview -- and a job. Among some recent tactics: Renting a billboard -- A Toledo husband rented a billboard to... Read More »

What To Say When You're Asked For 'Salary Requirements'

What To Say When You're Asked For 'Salary Requirements'

It's the worst part on the online application -- the "salary requirements" field. Here's how to handle the question without getting disqualified: Read More »

Is a Job Interview a Laughing Matter?

Is a Job Interview a Laughing Matter?

I told Rodney Dangerfield a joke once and he laughed and said, "Good one, kid." I don't even remember what I said. I just recall he looked over during a break in the outdoor movie shoot we were on and acknowledged my attempt at humor. Humor can be risky, which is why not everyone uses it. But those who excel... Read More »

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... Read More »

Job Interviews Gone Wrong: What Employers Try To Get For Free

Job Interviews Gone Wrong: What Employers Try To Get For Free

We all like to get something for nothing. It's a fact of life. Unfortunately for job seekers, a lot of employers have learned to excel at it in a market that heavily favors them and leaves candidates at a disadvantage. In a recent post on Business Insider, a reader from New Haven, CT wrote to reporter Henry... Read More »

Trend Alert: Skype Your Way to a New Job

Trend Alert: Skype Your Way to a New Job

The next time you're suiting up for a big job interview, you may not have to leave your house. A growing trend that saves time and resources for everyone involved is the webcam interview. That's right, video chat is no longer just for keeping up with your cross-country grandkids or your military spouse. Read More »

What Can Sarah Palin Teach Us About Managing Our Careers?

What Can Sarah Palin Teach Us About Managing Our Careers?

One of the best ways to sabotage your career is to show up for an important meeting unprepared. That's exactly what Sarah Palin did when she gave the keynote presentation at the Tea Party Convention and prior to speaking, wrote notes on her hand with some of her key talking points-points that she should have... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... 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 »

What Do Common Interview Questions Really Mean?

What Do Common Interview Questions Really Mean?

How to determine what a hiring manager wants to know Robert Half International You've probably been on quite a few job interviews in your career, and you know that there are certain questions that every hiring manager seems to ask. Because you've heard them so often, you feel you can practically answer... Read More »

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