Category Archives for Before Your Interview

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Why Can’t I Find a Job? 16 Common Reasons

If you’ve been job searching for more than a month and haven’t gotten the results you want, this article is going to help you answer “Why can’t I find a job?” Go through the scenarios below, decide which one describes your situation best, and read what you need to do to fix it and get hired! “Why Can’t I […]

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Video: 8 Typical Interview Questions and Answers to Practice

There are a few typical interview questions that hiring managers just LOVE to ask. And you need to be ready for them, because they usually come at the start of the interview and set the tone for the entire conversation. For each question, I’ve put simple instructions on what the hiring manager wants to hear, a video, […]

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Best Elevator Pitch With Examples For Job Seekers

In this article I’m going to quickly show you some great elevator pitch examples for job seekers, plus how to go create your own quickly and easily so you can find a job faster. First Things First… What Is An Elevator Pitch? Essentially it’s a short summary about yourself and what you do, in the […]

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105 questions to ask in job interview

The 105 Best Questions To Ask In An Interview

The most overlooked key to job interview success: The questions you ask in the interview. 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 to ask […]

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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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10+ Sample Answers To Common Interview Questions

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 with sample answers to interview questions you’ll face in most of your interviews. These job interview questions and answers will prepare you for the topics you’ll […]

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5 worst job interview mistakes you can make

5 Big 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

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated, improved version of this article available here: http://careersidekick.com/explaining-gaps-in-employment/ … 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 […]

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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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