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105 questions to ask in job interview

105 Smart Questions to Ask the Interviewer

The most overlooked key to job interview success: The questions you choose to ask the interviewer. They can be the deciding factor in whether or not you’re hired. I’ve seen it first hand. So… do you have a plan for what you’re going to ask when they put you in the hot seat? Here’s a list of 100+ great questions […]

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8 Tough Brain Teaser Interview Questions and Answers from Google, Apple and Facebook

Silicon valley tech companies are famous for asking some pretty crazy brain-teaser interview questions… I wanted to find out exactly what these questions involve. And how difficult they are to answer. I spent a day on Glassdoor.com and a few other sites to come up with the 8 hardest and most interesting interview questions out there. […]

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Interview Tip: 5 Things Every Hiring Manager is Looking For

After reading this article you’ll feel calmer in your interviews because you’ll know what the interviewer is thinking when they ask each question.  I’d recommend taking a look at this before starting to practice individual questions and answers. You can see all 5 interview tips in the video below, or scroll down and read the article for […]

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What to Say in a Job Interview: Questions and Example Answers

Wondering how to answer common interview questions, and some of the things you should avoid saying at the same time? There are some simple rules you can follow to succeed. Here’s a quick guide on what to say in a job interview in many common situations. These job interview questions and answers will prepare you for the topics you’ll likely face […]

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The 5 Biggest Job Interview Mistakes You’re Making

There are a lot of potential pitfalls when interviewing, as anyone who has gone on a few interviews has found out (hey, nobody’s perfect!!) But some job interview mistakes are worse than others. You can recover from most mistakes, but the five mistakes below can be total show-stoppers. These are the common mistakes that are extremely hard to recover […]

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Powerful Job Interview Tips From A Recruiter

If you think most hiring decisions are based on hard experience and qualifications, better keep reading. A resume gets you in the door, but how you interview determines whether you’re offered the job. This article will cover 2 types of job interview tips to help you pass a job interview and get the job you want: Interview Preparation– steps […]

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How to Explain Gaps in Employment: Sample Answers for Interviews and Resumes

This article is inspired by an email I received from a reader. I cut the personal details out. Here’s the main idea: ‘I live in MD but want to relocate to FL where my fiancee has a job offer. I have an unemployment gap of nearly 9 months and I feel I have more things working against me […]

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The Single Most Common Interview Mistake at High Levels

Other than failure to complete basic interview preparation (which I consider to be common sense) such as checking out the company’s website before going in for an interview, there’s one major job interview mistake that I see most often as a Recruiter. Unlike most mistakes, this doesn’t become less and less common with the higher level job seekers that […]

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How to answer salary questions in your interview

Interview Tips: What to Say When They Ask About Salary Expectations

Knowing how to respond when asked about salary requirements for a new job is difficult. The average job candidate often isn’t prepared or knowledgeable about the best response, and the wrong answer can cost you the job or reduce the amount of money you’re offered. These tips should help you know what to say when […]

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10 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

It’s important to ask questions on every interview you go on. Doing this shows that you’re interested in the position, and that you’re smart enough to prepare properly for the job interview. If you don’t ask questions, you’ll seem unprepared, lazy, or disinterested in the position. None of those scenarios will get you the job. Thinking […]

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Entry Level Job Interview: The Best and Worst Things to Say

Getting entry level interviews at good companies can be tough, and if you don’t know how to approach the actual interview you’ll risk blending in with all of the other entry level candidates that you’re competing against.  What’s the most important thing to emphasize in the interview? What commonly used approach will actually reduce your chances of getting […]

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Didn’t Get the Job? Don’t Expect to Find Out Why

Interviewing for a job and not receiving an offer can be disappointing and frustrating. Adding to the frustration is the fact that very few of us will ever find out why we weren’t offered the position. Why can’t you get honest feedback after you didn’t get the job? Corporate legal departments are too scared of […]

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