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    Get the Interview: Be Proactive Before and After You Send Your Resume

    Get the Interview: Be Proactive Before and After You Send Your Resume
    Get the Interview: Be Proactive Before and After You Send Your Resume You find a promising job listing online. Excited, you send a well-crafted cover letter and resume and wait for a response. Six weeks later, you're still waiting, your enthusiasm has waned, and you've concluded your resume has fallen into a black hole. A proactive approach to your job search ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ace Your IT Interview

    Ace Your IT Interview
    The job interview is the natural culmination of the various tools put into place. The product of effective networking, resume, cover letter, communication, and so on should result in the opportunity for a face-to-face meeting with your prospective employer. Whereas the previous tools and methods are part of what can be referred to as the job seeker/career builder's marketing, the interview ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    What Not to Do After an Interview

     In the job search, there's nothing like performing well at the interview. And after researching the company, practicing your presentation and answering the interview questions with confidence, you want to follow up with something impressive. You want to thank the employer with a gesture that makes the company want to hire you — or at least bring you back for ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes

    Writing powerful thank-you letters is not just a formality. Thank-you letters are marketing tools that can have tremendous value in moving your candidacy forward and positioning you above the competition. Although much of what you include in your thank-you letter may have already been communicated during your interview, there is nothing more effective than the written word to etch those ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    7 Lamest Interview Questions and What They're Really Asking

    If you’ve been in the IT business long enough, the same inane questions will continue to creep up in interview after interview. What do you think your biggest weakness is? Where do you see yourself in five years? Those illogical, pointless that just kill time between the really important questions. But all those content-free questions actually have a purpose — ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer

    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer
    We’ve all been in interviews when it seems like all the interviewer wants to do is trip you up. It’s like everything you say is somehow misinterpreted to mean something completely different. How can you diffuse such an uncomfortable situation? First, understand that the interviewer’s hostility is probably not about you. Most likely, the interviewer started his day off by arguing ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Body Language Tips for Your IT Job Interview

    Body Language Tips for Your IT Job Interview
    Savvy job seekers know how important choosing the right words is when we communicate with prospective employers--but what about nonverbal communication? "You could be saying how great you are," says image consultant and "Hello Job! How to Psych Up, Suit Up, & Show Up" author Alison Craig, "but your body could be giving your true feelings away." Mark Bowden, the author ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Prepare for the Top 10 Interview Questions

    How to Prepare for the Top 10 Interview Questions
    Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list and plan your answers ahead of time so you’ll be ready to deliver them with confidence. What Are Your Weaknesses? This is the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing your ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Beware The Interview Zingers

    “If I were to ask you to make a peanut butter sandwich, what would you say?” The interviewer was serious, and HotGigs subscriber Mario Giron didn’t hesitate. “I would say, ‘What type of bread would you like? Would you like it toasted? Creamy or chunky peanut butter?’” It was the right answer; the company wanted to see if Giron, a senior ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips
    Interviews can be pretty intimidating, so it's understandable if you put off prepping for the big day because of nerves. Lucky for you, we've put together a cheat sheet of last-minute interview prep tips, whether your interview is tomorrow afternoon — or two hours from now. Procrastinators, rejoice. You still have a chance at that job! 1. Dress Code Looking the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Seven Things You Must Do in an Interview

    Seven Things You Must Do in an Interview
    When you are looking to make the Big Leap—the one that puts you closer to the power centers of a business or organization—the interview process will likely be different from what you've experienced before. The more senior the person or people you're interviewing with, the more definite their ideas are likely to be about what they're looking for. They know that ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +13
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    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview

    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview
    Savvy job seekers know how important choosing the right words is when we communicate with prospective employers --but what about nonverbal communication? "You could be saying how great you are," says image consultant and "Hello Job! How to Psych Up, Suit Up, & Show Up" author Alison Craig, "but your body could be giving your true feelings away." Mark Bowden, the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Do Your Research Before an IT Job Interview

    Do Your Research Before an IT Job Interview
    You hear it all the time from career experts: "Research the company before you go into a job interview." But what does that mean, exactly? Here are some tips on using the Internet and tapping your network to gain information and insight that'll improve your answers--and help you ask the right questions. The company's mission Your prospective employer's Web site is ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to End an IT Job Interview

    How to End an IT Job Interview
    In preparing for a job interview, you've probably practiced a firm (but not too firm) handshake, rehearsed answers to tough questions about your background, and polished up your lucky interview shoes. But many job hunters overlook a crucial part of the interview process: the very end. As you finish an interview, you have one last chance to sell the interviewer on ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Dress For Your Interview - And Get a Job - (For Men Version)

    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. —Mark Twain We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn’t matter. Especially in IT. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on their performance. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. How you choose to dress each ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong

    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong
    Everything was going so well. You shook hands with the hiring manager like a professional. The interview went from general small talk to some skillfully answered questions that showed off your tech savvy. You don't just feel confident — you can already imagine where your office will be. Then, just like that, the wonderful interview takes a turn for the worst. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Questions to Expect at an Engineering Job Interview

     When Jeanne Knight’s husband was recently interviewing for a mechanical engineering job, he was asked what the letters “E” and “I” stood for in a bending equation for a structural beam. Once he correctly replied “modulus of elasticity” (E) and “moment of inertia” (I), he then had to explain what each of the concepts meant. “Hiring managers will ask these ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    “Where Will You Be in Five Years?” Answers

    “Where Will You Be in Five Years?” Answers
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” — we all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous question in our interview? Here’s why – because most job seekers believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. But, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You’re nervous. You’re usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It’s no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren’t going to land you that job. So ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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