Category Archives for Interview Preparation

Asking salary in an interview - when and how to ask

Asking Salary in an Interview: How and When to Ask

If you’re planning on asking about salary in a job interview, this guide is for you. There’s a right and wrong way to ask, and your timing matters, too. Asking incorrectly can derail your interview and cost you job offers. As a former recruiter, I’m going to share how and when to bring up the […]

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Steps in interview process

Steps in the Interview Process: What to Expect

As a former recruiter, I’m going to share all of the steps in the interview process so you’ll know what to expect and how to be successful. Plus I’ll cover some key mistakes to avoid in each job interview step, so make sure to read until the end. Key takeaways: You’ll typically start the interview […]

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The Best Time to Schedule an Interview

The Best Time to Interview (and When to Avoid)

If you’re wondering when the best time to schedule a job interview is, this article is for you. As a former recruiter, I’m going to share: The best times and days of the week to schedule an interview Bad times to schedule an interview: days and times you should avoid A couple of factors that […]

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How to prepare for a remote job interview

How to Prepare for a Remote Job Interview: 10 Tips

I’ve written in the past about how to pass an interview… But there are also some specific topics you need to be prepared to discuss in a remote job interview, and not preparing will cost you job offers. Employers are going to ask why your background makes you ideal for remote work, why you’re looking […]

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Can you bring notes to an interview

Can You Bring Notes to a Job Interview?

You can bring notes to a job interview, but you should ask the interviewer for permission as you enter the meeting. And you should limit your note-taking and note-reading to 10% of the interview or less. You may not want to bring notes, though. There are pros and cons to doing so, which I’ll share […]

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How to calm your nerves before an interview

How to Calm Nerves Before an Interview

It’s normal to feel nervous before an interview, but you don’t have to stay that way. Taking steps to calm your nerves before an interview won’t just help you feel better and more relaxed… it’ll also help you show more confidence and deliver better answers. In this article, we’ll look at the best ways to […]

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List of job strengths and weaknesses with examples

Work Strengths and Weaknesses List (25 Examples)

If you’re looking for a list of example work strengths and weaknesses, then this article is for you. I’m going to give you the best strengths and weaknesses for job interviews, and word-for-word example interview answers so you can see what a great response looks like. Let’s get started… List of Strengths for Job Interviews […]

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how long do job interviews last - average times

How Long Do Job Interviews Last?

Job interviews last between 45 minutes and one hour on average. Phone and video interviews tend to take less time, while in-person interviews, group interviews, and technical interviews take longer. But is it bad if your interview only took 20-30 minutes? Not always. Coming up, I’m going to reveal exactly how long job interviews last […]

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What Do Employers Look for in an Interview?

What Do Employers Look for in an Interview?

Employers are looking for more than just good answers in your job interview. Based on my experience as a recruiter, I’m going to share everything an employer looks for in a job interview when they decide who to hire… so you can prepare better, feel more confident, and land the job. The Top 3 Qualities […]

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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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