Category Archives: Interviewing

Tips on handling off-the-wall job interview questions

Employers have started a new trend that seems to be sticking. Rather than jumping into interviews with a traditional question, many of today’s employers are asking questions that are completely unexpected. For example, employers have asked what the applicant would … Continue reading

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What Will Your Former Employer Really Say About You?

So you’ve completed the first round of interviews – and perhaps the second – with flying colors towards that cherished new job. At this point, a prospective employer will begin to check the quality of your references and recommendations from … Continue reading

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FAQs About Job Offers: Part Two

It’s a good problem to have, but still a problem – what do you do if you let your current boss know you’re accepting a new position, and they tell you they don’t want to lose you? Question: I was … Continue reading

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FAQs About Job Offers: Part One

You’ve interviewed with a company and things went well. The next step is the job offer. In most cases, it’s a simple process — they offer you the job; you accept. But sometimes there are circumstances surrounding the job offer … Continue reading

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What To Do When You Receive Conflicting Career Advice

“Resumes should never be more than one page.” and “Resumes should never be more than two pages.” “Don’t waste your time with a cover letter, no one reads them.” and “Cover letters are more important than the resume.” “Don’t show … Continue reading

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Using Presentation Skills to Land the Position

When entering your next interview, ensure that you’ve armed yourself with the proper tools for a calm interaction and successful outcome. You already know you’re a fit for the job, but use these tried and true theories from business presentations … Continue reading

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Negotiations: Not just about the money

You’ve made it! You’re at the final round of interviews. The big question is–should you negotiate? According to Harris Interactive’ s 2013 study for Career Builder of 2,076 hiring managers and resource professionals , forty-nine percent of workers will not … Continue reading

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Don’t Fear the Salary Negotiation

It goes without saying that this part of the interview process is the most nerve-wracking for job seekers. The single most common reason I’ve heard cited for this is that candidates are afraid that negotiating will eliminate them from consideration. … Continue reading

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Q&A: Working in an Association – HR’s Perspective

When it comes to salary, benefits, and getting hired, people in Human Resources are a wealth of information. Recently, I contacted Joy Lynn Hyer, SPHR, to get her insights on these topics. Joy Lynn is Compensation/Survey Analyst for the Management … Continue reading

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May I Have Your Hand In Employment?

You wouldn’t marry someone you just met. So why do so many of us join associations/companies we barely know? Of course, jobs aren’t in the same league as marriage, but there is a certain level of commitment when you accept … Continue reading

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