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“How Do You Make Important Decisions?” – Example Interview Answers

Employers love asking interview questions about decision-making. They want to make sure you can handle pressure and react well to tough situations. So you could hear questions like, “how do you make important decisions?” in any interview. It’s especially common when you’re applying for jobs that require you to make tough choices or work independently. […]

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Interview Answers For What Type Of Work Environments Do You Prefer

“What Type Of Work Environment Do You Prefer?” Interview Answers

Hiring managers and interviewers love to ask questions like: “What type of work environment do you prefer?” “Describe the type of work environment you work best in?” “What kind of work environment do you like and why?” In this article, I’m going to walk you through why they ask, how to give great answers when they […]

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How to Describe Yourself: Examples for Interviews and Networking

A lot of interviewers will ask you to describe yourself as one of the first questions in your interview. I’m going to walk you through the best ways to answer with examples, and the common mistakes to avoid. Then we’ll also look at how to describe yourself in a more casual setting, like a networking […]

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Body Language Tips: How to Impress Anyone Quickly and Easily

People judge you with their eyes before anything else when they meet you, so your body language is important in making a first impression and being remembered. Practicing strong, impressive body language can change your career whether you’re interviewing for jobs, networking, asking for a raise, or anything else. This article is going to quickly walk […]

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What Do You Need To Improve Interview Question

How To Answer “What Areas Need Improvement?” (Interview Question)

Interviewers are asking this more and more: “What do you need to improve?” or “What areas need improvement?” It’s similar to “what’s your greatest weakness?” but a little more open-ended (which means you can really get into trouble if you don’t know how to answer it). Fortunately, I’m going to walk you through exactly how […]

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How Long to Hear Back After an Interview?

You went on an interview, waited anxiously by the phone for three days… and nothing. No response. So why does it take so long to hear back from an interview? And how long can you expect to wait? This article will explain everything you need to know.  And the good news is this: Most of […]

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20 Crucial Job Interview Dos And Don’ts

The interview is your foot in the door with your next potential employer, but you only get one shot at impressing them. The following dos and don’ts will help you put your absolute best foot forward and get more job offers… 20 Dos And Dont’s For Job Interviews What to Wear Do: Research the company, […]

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How to Explain Gaps in Employment (With Examples)

Explaining gaps in employment can be intimidating, but there are a couple of effective methods you can use. In this article, I’m going to show you how to explain employment gaps in your interviews, resume and cover letter… with word-for-word examples and sample explanations. Let’s get started with the interview first… Explaining Gaps In Employment […]

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“Why Did You Choose This Career?” Sample Answers

You’re likely to hear interview questions like these whether you’re a recent grad or have decades of experience: “Why did you choose this career?” “Why did you choose this job?” They might also ask you a more specific question, like, “why did you choose teaching as a profession?”… or, “why did you want to become […]

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How to Write a Cover Letter With No Experience in Field - Samples and Steps

Sample Cover Letter With No Experience in Field (And How to Write Yours)

Writing an articulate cover letter is challenging for all job seekers. But if you have little or no work experience in a field, the stakes are higher. It’s more challenging to prove your value when you don’t have a series of professional accomplishments to back up your assertions. On the bright side, you probably have […]

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Answering “What Other Companies Are You Interviewing With?”

There’s one way of answering, “what other companies are you interviewing with?” that’s going to impress any employer. And there are two big mistakes you NEED to avoid at the same time.  Don’t worry – I’m going to walk you through exactly what to do in this article. We’re going to look at: Why interviewers […]

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Should I Leave My Job? 5 Signs You Should Leave

Wondering if you need to leave your job?… keep reading and we’ll give you the answer you need. There are plenty of articles out there are on how to spot a toxic work environment, a horrible boss, or that you have outgrown your current job. But what are the personal signs that you need to be real […]

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