Tough Interview Questions – ‘Tell Me About Yourself’

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Recently, we’ve been discussing interview questions that are particularly tricky, including “Why Were You Fired?” and “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?”. Here’s another question that’s challenging – not because the subject matter is prickly, but because it seems almost impossibly broad: “Tell Me About Yourself.”  What could be easier than talking about yourself? Well, some interviewees… Read more »

Handling Tough Interview Questions – ‘Why Were You Fired?’

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Over the last few months, we’ve been discussing interview questions that are particularly tricky – most recently “Why did you leave your last job?” When it comes to interview questions, though, it doesn’t get much tougher than: “Why were you fired from your last job?” The good news is that if you’re asked this question, your prospective employer thinks you could still be a worthy candidate… Read more »

Handling Tough Interview Questions – ‘Why Did You Leave?’

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Last month, we talked about one of those tricky interview questions that stops you cold: “Why do you want to work here?” But there’s another interview question that is kind of the other side of the coin: “Why did you leave your last job?” This can be even harder to answer than the first one because there’s almost… Read more »

Handling Tough Interview Questions – ‘Why Do You Want to Work Here?’

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It’s your moment of truth. After months of focusing your job search on an industry that appeals to you, crafting your resume, building a relationship with an employment agency, and doing your homework on prospective employers, you’ve landed an interview for what looks like a perfect opportunity. And then, your interviewer opens with a question… Read more »

How To Sell Your Learned Skills in An Interview  

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You’ve put a lot of effort into building your skills. Shouldn’t you be able to leverage them into a great job? It all depends on being able to communicate them effectively. Here are a few tips that can help you present your skills in the best possible light and convince the hiring manager that you… Read more »

5 Tips for Owning Your Video Interview

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Even though COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted and professional life seems to be returning to normal, businesses are still heavily relying on video interviews as part of their recruitment efforts. In fact, a study by StandOut CV and JD-Library showed that 60% of employers plan on keeping video interviews of candidates as part of their… Read more »

How to Prepare for an Interview in the Manufacturing Industry

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Congratulations on being offered a manufacturing interview! You may be a little nervous, particularly if you’ve never had an industry interview before. Here are some tips for preparing to sell yourself to your interviewer. Research the company  As with any job, it’s crucial to review the job posting to identify the specific skills, education, and other qualifications the employer is looking… Read more »

13 Ways to Close the Deal After a job Interview

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You’ve just completed a job interview, and you’re breathing a sigh of relief. But what you do after the interview can be just as important as how you performed during it. With that in mind, here are 13 things you can do after a job interview to help close the deal.  Ask how you should follow up Before you leave, ask what the hiring manager’s hiring timeline is and with whom you should follow up.  Get your interviewers’ contact information Gathered your interviewers’ business… Read more »

Keep Cool and Classy for Summer Interviews

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Job seeking during the summer presents some unique challenges. You want to dress for the job you want, whether it’s a place on the assembly line or an office position. But you also want to be cool and comfortable so you can concentrate on the interview questions instead of being distracted by how much you’re… Read more »