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How does your first impression shape your interview?

In an interview, an employer comes up with an assessment about you within the first 10 seconds of when they meet you. This assessment then shapes HOW that employer interviews you. If the employer assesses you to be someone who is professional and trustworthy, then they are going to ask you questions and listen to…

Tell me about yourself formula

Employer asks you in an interview “Tell me about yourself….” The average person would just start rambling on about any personal or business things that come to mind.  The most effective formula I have found for answering this question is as follows:   “I started in the field X years ago and got into the field…

The TOP 15 things NOT to wear on an interview

There are many job seekers who still do not know what is appropriate and what is not appropriate to wear in an interview. Often times, something as simple as what you wear can get you passed on for a position. Here is my list of the TOP 15 things NOT to wear in an interview:…

How do I handle it if I was terminated from my last job?

Getting fired is never easy. Many people will be terminated for one reason or another at some point in their career, however, I have noticed in speaking with a lot of the unemployed that they are confused about what constitutes a “lay off” versus a “termination.”  Many job seekers are going into an interview saying they…

What are the 5 quickest ways to ruin an interview?

There are many things that can cause an interview to go awry, however, there a few critical things that can end an interview rather abruptly. The number one thing you can do to ruin a great interview is: 1) BEING LATE!2) Not being prepared3) Not being dressed professionally4) Not making good eye-contact5) Interrupting the interviewer…

What is missing?

What is missing? Why is it some people seem to have all the luck when finding jobs? What are the key contributing factors that differentiates those who get hired from those who don’t? The number one reason people do not get hired when they go in for an interview is a lack of proper preparation….

Countdown…Top 101 reasons candidates didn’t get the job

The other day my husband and I were driving to dinner. I was feeling a bit frustrated because one of the job seekers I was working with didn’t get the job she was applying for and the reason was something silly. This happens more often then I like to remember and so my husband suggested,…

Top 10 Interview Do’s & Don’ts

DO… Show up 15 minutes earlyBring 3 copies of your resume and of your referencesThoroughly and completely fill out your applicationDress professionallyListen intentionally for what the employer is saying, as well as what they are notBring your best attitude (no complaining about past employers)Prepare yourself for the interview Have a firm handshake and good eye…

My biggest pet peeve as a recruiter…

When you are beginning to consider going out on interviews and you are currently working, it is critical that you set aside time for these interviews. One of the most frustrating things for a recruiter is to push a candidate in for an interview, and have the candidate come back and say they cannot make…

Show Me Your PEP!

Over the years I have had the chance to get to know hundreds of C-level Executives and hiring managers, the question on all of their minds, when you go in for an interview, is: “How are YOU going to make my life easier?”Regardless if they are the executive you will be directly reporting to, or…

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