Interviewing

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Does Volunteer Work Count on Your Resume?

The only certainty about the world of resume writing is that it is always changing. It’s hard enough to know what goes where the objective used to be and how far back to outline your experience, much less what to do with items such as volunteer work. But the good news is that what used…

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Beyond the Basics of a Background Check

Have you ever been so excited about the prospect of a new job (especially one that you really want) that you would do anything the employer asked? While most potential hires encounter prospective employers with good intentions, there are times when what is asked can be a red  flag in the gray area known as…

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Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question

Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question We’ve all been there. Nervously awaiting the beginning of our first interview, when the interviewer starts with the dreaded: “So, tell me about yourself.” First of all, let’s discuss a few reasons why they chose to open the interview in this manner. Perhaps they haven’t…

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Are Thank You Notes a Thing of the Past?

Are Thank You Notes a Thing of the Past? It seems like every part of the hiring process is done digitally these days. From submitting a resume, to filling out an application, to scheduling interviews, through to written offers. Interview etiquette from days of old would require you to snail-mail a nicely typed, perfectly formatted…

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interview rejection

How to Handle a Bad Interviewer

We all know there is much to do with the employment process that has very little to do with the potential employee. One of the most challenging situations job hunters face is the encounter of a ‘bad’ interviewer. Note that we use the term ‘bad’ lightly because the employer may not be bad; you simply…

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Preparing Your Interview Team

Preparing Your Interview Team Hiring a new employee is no doubt a significant investment of your company’s time and resources, and not just during the hiring process. Onboarding, training and retaining quality employees is a top concern – which is why so many employers are dedicated to getting it right the first time. Regardless of…

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Successful Phone Interview

Tips For A Successful Phone Interview

This fall, the Bay Area reached an economic milestone, housing a record 4 million jobs and boasting the most vigorous hiring month in several years. While this feat is big news for the economy, it is daunting for candidates competing within the nation’s oft-named most favorable job market. Due to the large number of applications…

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The Video Interview

The Video Interview: Where The Most Mistakes Are Made

Video interviews are quite often where the rubber meets the road. While this step in the employment journey might feel equally paramount to an in-person dialogue, what can happen is quite different because of where it happens. There isn’t a great deal of room for technical error when you are sitting across the table from…

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5 Steps to Prepare for an Interview

Congratulations! You made it to the interview phase for a position for which you’re interested. Now what? If you haven’t had an interview for some time, you will want to know how you can be prepared to ace it. Here are five tips for preparing for your interview: Do your homework – the more you…

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