Job Search, Job Interview Questions, & Job Interview Tips

If you’re conducting a job search or preparing for a job interview, this is the right place. Here you’ll find job interview questions & answers and job search advice. Based on actual job searches and job interview experiences, these articles provide examples of what to do – and what NOT to do – on an interview or during a job search.

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Simple Truths About Following Up to Close the Deal - Simple Truth #1: Become Part Of The Hiring Process, Simple Truth #2: Timeline And Culture Are Key

So you've prepared for the interview, gone to the interview and performed well, sent your thank-you letter immediately after the interview, and are now sitting back waiting for that job offer you just know is coming any day now. Not so fast! If you were the first of many candidates interviewed, or some corporate crisis has totally distracted the decision-maker(s) from the hiring process, th…

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Simple Truths About Getting to the Interview and What to Take With You - Location, Location, Location, Having What It Takes/taking What You Need, Tips From The Pros

Identifying your objective, setting your goal, and successfully navigating the twists and turns of your career path are all essential to achieving success. Hopefully by now you've researched the company, developed your success stories, lined up some killer references, and figured out what you should wear to your interview. Now it's time to think about the logistics of actually going …

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Simple Truths About Handling the 5 Toughest Challenges in a Job Interview - Challenge #1: The Incompetent Interviewer, Tips From The Pros, Challenge #2: Illegal Questions

Let's face it: For most of us, the entire job-search process, especially anything remotely resembling an interview, presents challenges of one kind or another. We've already explored a range of interview questions, and you've had the opportunity to develop your own unique approach to handling such questions in order to demonstrate that you have what it takes to meet the prospe…

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Simple Truths About Handling Salary Questions in an Interview - Avoid The Subject (or, Let's Play Chicken), When To Discuss Salary, Knowing What You're Worth

The salary discussion is probably the toughest part of the job-search process in general, and the most challenging aspect of the interviewing process in particular. If you've been out of work for more than a few weeks, you may already be feeling the pinch, and are likely anxious to start drawing a paycheck. If your job search wears on for several months, you may legitimately be in dire fina…

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Simple Truths About Job Interviews - The Many Types Of Job Interviews, The Three Ps Of Job Interviewing, Summary

Professional resume writers will tell you that a strong resume and cover letter will paint a compelling picture of how your unique skills can solve a prospective employer's challenges. Likewise, professional career coaches will tell you that a job interview is your opportunity to connect with the prospective employer, both on a professional and personal level, to sell your skills and abilit…

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Simple Truths About Thank-You Letters

Whatever the results of your personal interview evaluation, following up with a thank-you letter to the interviewer(s) is essential. It's astonishing that only a very small percentage of candidates actually follow through on sending thank-you letters. Yet, this is understandable, as it's so easy to rationalize skipping this step—especially in the throes of an intensive job sea…

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Simple Truths About Tough Interview Questions - The 10 Tough Questions You Need To Be Ready To Answer, Tips From The Pros

Savvy interviewers have a reason for asking each and every question during your interview. As we've discussed, sometimes these reasons are clear and self-evident; and other times, there are underlying objectives at play. The better you understand the real question behind the question, the more likely it is that you will satisfy the interviewer and present yourself in the most positive light…

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Simple Truths about Wardrobe and Grooming for Your Job Interview - Tips From The Pros, Understand The Corporate Culture, General Tips About Personal Grooming, Wardrobe And Grooming Tips For Women

It's an old adage that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Ironically, your job search will likely provide you with several opportunities to make a first impression. Your resume and cover letter make a first impression about your qualifications, which hopefully will lead an employer to contact you. When the employer calls to arrange a face-to-face interview or conduct …

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