3 Tips For Preparing For A Job Interview

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In the event an advert actually reaches your eyes, you’re automatically pitted against overqualified, highly experienced professionals chasing the same entry-level and mid-tier roles. But interviews are not psychology lessons or manipulations.

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tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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In my job search since March, it seems that all professional level jobs (outside of the IT industry) are offering extremely low salaries across the board. They are asking for five years of experience in associate level positions yet only offering entry level salaries, that were entry-level ten years ago! Responding to a job rejection by phone. I recently was contacted by phone by an organization to let me know that I wasn’t getting hired.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? January 5, 2011 A reader writes: I had a great second phone interview with a company I think would be perfect. Should I have brought it up with the interviewer today?

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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The only time that I got an interview with, and then later a job offer from a company that I met at the job fair, when the guy called me to invite me to an interview and told me that he had gotten my resume from the fair, I sat there wondering if he received it from when I met them 1 year ago or 3?

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how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews January 18, 2011 A reader writes: I’m an HR professional, and I’ve been recruiting folks for various companies for somewhere around 10 years. what was your worst interview?

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yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. And yet I know many of you are still unconverted and since I would like you to actually get interviews, I’m going to continue to beat you over the head about this. is that interview question legal?

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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You will be able to review their resume, interview them, and see if there is a fit before any fee is charged. Only one worked out, and even that is part-time, but mostly that was because I wasn’t crazy about the companies once I’d had the interviews.)

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Reply Interviewer March 25, 2011 at 11:04 am WOW. how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? is that interview question legal? what does this interview question mean?

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does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

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January 6, 2011 A reader writes: I recently interviewed for a job, and didn’t get it. A few weeks later, though, the person I interviewed with contacted me out of the blue to ask me if I’d like to interview for a similar position, which was unposted.

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at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee? I say presumptuous because the interviewer sort of assumed that you would have the cash on hand to pay for coffee (or whatever). is that interview question legal?

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book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

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I’m on a shoestring budget and eating ramen for a the next week until my next student loan rolls in, but I’ll keep that recipe! :) Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment Previous post: should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? You suck, interviewer!

how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

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Same for phone, utilities, etc. how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? is that interview question legal? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

my company does secret performance reviews we're not allowed to see

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What happens in a few years when they get called during the interview process and they bring something up I never knew about or they simply made up? Most future employers are going to want to talk to your direct manager anyway, not an owner several levels above you.

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how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

can I justify hiring someone who needs additional education to do.

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Thank you for this post – I know it’s really hard for everyone out there right now, but most of my friends have graduate degrees, and I’m hearing many, many stories about “overqualified&# being a huge impediment in a job search. is that interview question legal?

should you include a short-term job on your resume?

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Get My E-Book How To Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager Connect Free Guide Free guide to preparing for an interview Archives ▼ 2011 (96) ▼ April 2011 (6) book review, other peoples families, and mango sticky rice should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? You suck, interviewer!

phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

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But lately a new one is in the works – I received a response that basically said, “This is a confidential search, and as such, please let me know your phone number and I will contact you with more information that way&# and was signed with someone’s first name only.

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when your ex is a coworker — and a silly one (and the later update ) entry-level job search with boyfriend recruiter I met at career expo asked me on a date — what do I do? is that interview question legal? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

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That’s attention to detail at the most basic level. Once you manage to fix one issue, just devote “maintenance level&# of energy toward it and focus on the next issue. I lost and replaced 2/3s of my legacy hires who refused to perform to the higher level.

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interviewer was offended when I asked why the job was open

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager interviewer was offended when I asked why the job was open March 7, 2011 A reader writes: Any advice on how to “save&# an interview when the hiring manager indicates your question is offensive? is that interview question legal?

resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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And I hope people who get theirs looked at this time around can come back with a story that it helped them get the interview and/or the job! how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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When I don’t want to provide a phone number, I tend to put in 555-555-5555, but if it won’t accept your email address, that’s not good. the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Here we go… Interviewer insisted I was uninterested in the job A friend got me an interview with his company. I’m in a field where getting in someone’s face is an acceptable negotiating tactic, but it felt out of place at an interview. You suck, interviewer!

how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

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How do I get this across in interviews without it being a red flag for the interviewer(s)? Posted in interviewing A reader writes: What’s the best way to get across to potential employers I’m not willing to work 70 hours a week without sounding like a slacker?

apparently (many) outplacement firms suck — Ask a Manager

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Some of the highlights from the article: * At a mock lunch interview, one guy “was scolded for not following his coach to the restroom to continue the conversation. They called me and I asked them point blank on the phone because the conversation seemed odd (TRUST your gut!).

when's the right time to ask for a raise?

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Get My E-Book How To Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager Connect Free Guide Free guide to preparing for an interview Archives ▼ 2011 (96) ▼ April 2011 (6) book review, other peoples families, and mango sticky rice should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? You suck, interviewer!

mother bought me plane tickets without asking me if I could get.

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That reeks of entry level/low pay/crappy, micromanaging boss who would probably fire you for asking for the time off. 2)Your boss will simply say no, under the explanation that they can’t lose a person working the phones for two weeks.

good management: finding out what's NOT getting done

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This is not to say that you should excuse employees who don’t maintain a high level of productivity; believe me, I have very high expectations when it comes to productivity. Trust me, your managers get email and phone calls too. is that interview question legal?

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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What do I tell interviewers when they ask me about my last job and my last boss? I’d been looking for a job for over a year now and had several close-to-hire opportunities and then for one reason or another I don’t get the job offer after 6-7 interviews.

answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager answering questions from your old employer after you’ve moved on February 21, 2011 A reader writes: I have submitted my two weeks notice and am wondering what I should do if after I have left, if they contact me for phone support?

short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

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Ideally you wouldn’t name a range at all (see this and this ), but if you have to, I’d go with a spread of $10,000-$20,000, depending on your salary level. (If Why do employers bother to interview if the job just dissolves in the end? is that interview question legal?

short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Here we go… Changing out of snow shoes before an interview I was wondering your thoughts on wearing snow shoes to an interview, changing to dress shoes right before and maybe placing them in the coat closet? No need to get into the junior-level stuff. You suck, interviewer!

should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? Part of what I’ve done is to collect around 20 interview questions and write down my answers. Good luck on your interview. is that interview question legal?

do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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If I make a mistake in an interview or have a hard time answering a question, I mentally kick myself for it. If we get the sense you’re putting on an interview persona, that’s a negative — because you’re not going to be wearing that interview persona to work every day.