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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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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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Interview Fail

An article on Glassdoor.com had some great advice on how to know when an you are NOT 'winning' an interview. To Summarize:
  1. You’re only getting easy questions.
  2. The interviewer doesn’t ask about your availability to start.
  3. The interviewer doesn’t discuss the rest of the hiring process.
  4. Your interview is shorter than scheduled.
Of course...
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5 Follow-up Emails That Scare Hiring Managers

Came across a great article on Muse.com today, "5 Follow-up Emails That Scare Hiring Managers (and What to Write Instead)". Here is a quick summary of what not to send in your follow-up email:
  1. You Said You’d Get Back to Me on Monday, and It’s Tuesday.
  2. Why Haven’t You Gotten Back to Me?
  3. I’d Really...
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