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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: https://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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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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How to Prepare for an Interview: 4 Overlooked Steps

Most people know the basic steps involved in how to prepare for an interview, but there are a few commonly overlooked pieces that can help you set yourself apart in a job interview and put you over the top. Here are 5 commonly overlooked steps when preparing for a job interview: 1. Research the people […]

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Want to Give Perfect Job Interview Answers? Less is More

Most career advisers tell you to elaborate on your answers in a job interview. Up to a point they’re right, but you can go too far in that direction. Carrying on for too long and giving roundabout answers can be just as bad as giving the one word answers that we’re taught to avoid at […]

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How to Explain Employment Gaps in a Job Interview

How to Explain Employment Gaps in a Job Interview

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated, improved version of this article available here: https://careersidekick.com/explaining-gaps-in-employment/ … If you have a gap in your recent employment history, part of your effort in preparing for a  job interview should be to organize your thoughts and decide how you’ll explain the gap to hiring managers. Having an employment gap isn’t a deal breaker (especially if […]

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5 Good Questions to Ask a Recruiter

5 Good Questions to Ask a Recruiter

Knowing how to interact with recruiters is an important skill for any career-focused individual. These 5 questions to ask a recruiter are designed to provide you with two key things: 1. Information about whether or not a position is worth pursuing. 2. Information that will be helpful if you choose to pursue the job. Even […]

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Interview Tips: 5 Basic Steps to Prepare for a Job Interview

Properly preparing for a job interview is an essential step if you want to stand out and increase the chances that you’ll be chosen for the position. Whether it’s a introductory phone interview or the second round of face to face interviews, knowing how to prepare for a job interview can be the difference between […]

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