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zoom interview tips and preparation

Zoom Interview Tips for Job Seekers

Zoom is a video conferencing software that’s becoming more popular for business meetings and remote/video job interviews in particular. It’s completely free for the job seeker, and the employer should handle most of the setup, but there are still some important things you need to know (and mistakes to avoid!) So in this article, I’m […]

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How to explain being fired for performance or misconduct - examples

How to Explain Being Fired: 3 Examples

Finding a new job after getting fired can be stressful, but it is doable. I’ve helped multiple people do this as a recruiter, and I’ve done it myself early in my career.  So in this article, I’m going to walk you through: How to explain being fired for performance (with examples) How to explain being fired […]

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How to sell yourself in an interview

How to Sell Yourself in an Interview: 12 Tactics

You’ve probably heard the advice that you should sell yourself in an interview. But how? What’s the best way to sell yourself to employers? Fortunately, after working as a recruiter for years, I’ve condensed everything I learned into the 12 most important steps to do this effectively. Here’s how to sell yourself to employers in […]

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how to close an interview - 4 interview closing statement examples

4 Interview Closing Statement Examples to Win the Job

There are a couple of things employers always remember after an interview… and one of the big ones is how you close out the interview. They’ll remember if you finished with confidence or seemed nervous. They’ll remember if you reaffirmed your interest in the job, or if you appeared uninterested. (Hint: It’s always better to […]

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Unique Interview Questions to Ask an Employer

26 Unique Interview Questions to Ask Employers

Most people ask the same generic questions in their interviews… If you want to stand out in your interview, you should aim to ask the employer a couple of unique questions that nobody else has asked. This is how you’ll stick in their mind, make them remember you, and get more job offers. So to help with […]

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Why People Fail Job Interviews

Why People Fail Interviews: Top 13 Mistakes

There are 13 common reasons why people fail interviews… from not showing the personality traits that employers want to see, to not asking the right types of questions at the end of the interview. A lot of job seekers come to me saying, “I keep failing interviews,” but they aren’t sure what to do differently […]

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30-60-90 day business plan for job interviews examples

Free Proven 30-60-90 Day Plan Template for Job Interviews

One of the best ways to stand out in your interview is to create a 90-day business plan (also called a 30-60-90-day plan) to show employers how you’ll help them in the first three months on the job. Having a plan to learn the job and succeed quickly is going to set you apart from […]

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ways to answer interview questions

11 Smart Ways to Answer Interview Questions

If you want to get noticed and get job offers in your interviews, this article is going to help. We’re going to look at 11 proven ways to answer interview questions effectively. Let’s get started… 11 Effective Ways to Answer Interview Questions 1. Know when to tell a story, and when not to Storytelling is […]

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how to show enthusiasm in an interview

How to Show Enthusiasm in an Interview – 6 Ways

You probably heard the advice that you should show enthusiasm in an interview if you want to get the job offer. And it’s true… Hiring managers are more likely to offer you the position if you seem enthusiastic about coming to work for them. So in this article, I’m going to give you six ways […]

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interviewing when you have job

Interviewing When You Have a Job – Tips from a Recruiter

Interviewing when you already have a job is one of the best ways to advance your career. There’s not as much pressure, and companies view it as a good sign that you’re currently employed, so they’re more eager to hire you. Going on interviews while employed can still be stressful, though. In this article I’m […]

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What to Say in a Job Interview to Get the Job

7 Things to Say in an Interview to Get the Job

Wondering what to say in a job interview to land the job? In this article, I’m going to reveal some specific phrases that will help you succeed. If you want to have a great interview and get hired by top companies, there are certain things you should make sure to say before you leave the […]

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Common Panel Interview Questions and Answers

Common Panel Interview Questions and Answers

Panel interviews can be stressful and intimidating, but in a lot of ways, they’re similar to any other face-to-face job interview. And the answers you give will be similar as well, with a few adjustments. In this article, I’ll cover what to expect in your panel interview, and the common questions and answers to know! […]

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