Category Archives: Interviewing

5 Interview Mistakes That Can Cost You The Job

A brand new client of mine lost out on a job because he stopped to tie his shoes.
He was interviewing at a Fortune 500 company that has a zero tolerance policy for lateness for current employees. As for potential employees? Let’s just say that if you’re late for an...
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4 Ways You’re Messing Up Your Salary Negotiations Early In Your Career

You just got the call you've been waiting for. After several rounds of interviews for a job you really want, it's finally time to get down to discussing the offer. If you're relatively new to the workforce—and especially if you're about to negotiate your very first job offer—there are some...
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How You Really Sound in Job Interviews

Watch this intensely squirmy video to discover why you aren't getting hired—and what you can do about it. You may have thought you were brilliantly outlining all the reasons you are the perfect candidate for a job in your last interview, but what the HR rep heard was you mumbling something about revenue... synergy...and elevators?! Watch...
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5 Signs that You’re Interviewing for a Bad Job

All of us, at one point in our life, have interviewed for a bad job. You know that gut-sinking feeling you get when you realize 10 seconds into the interview that this job definitely isn't a good fit for you. You ultimately leave with nothing but wasted time and a bad taste...

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How to Respond to the Salary Question

The question "What are your salary requirements?" can strike fear into the eager hearts of job seekers. Here, a reader asks for advice on how to respond:
When you are applying for a job and an interviewer asks for your salary requirements, how should you respond, especially if you do not have a current salary?
Our answer:...
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50 Most Common Interview Questions

When it comes to the job interview process, research and preparation can often make or break your chances of advancing to the next step. One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions, including those that employers across all industries frequently...
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What would you do? Breakfast interview gone wrong

Charles Schwab's CEO takes job candidates to breakfast and asks the restaurant to mess up their order — here's why

Walt Bettinger, the CEO of Charles Schwab, wants to know the type of person you are before he offers you a job. But his way of figuring that out is slightly unconventional. In a recent interview...
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