What Are Behavioral Interview Questions? (And How to Answer Them)

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Behavioral interview questions are a specific group of interview queries meant to assess candidates’ soft skills, such as problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork ability.    These questions ask a candidate to talk about events from their professional past that indicate various strengths and abilities. Candidates that thoughtfully prepare anecdotes for these questions have the added bonus of walking in more confident… Read more »

Not Getting Interviews? Here’s What Might Be Holding You Back

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You can put all the effort in the world into your resume, cover letter, portfolio, and other job search materials, but there’s no “magic bullet” solution to getting an interview.    That said, there could be one or two things that are holding you back. If your resume contains a typo that you’ve missed, it’s going… Read more »

Interviews 101: Everything You Need to Know to Ace Your Interview

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Job interviews are a massive topic to cover, and there have been many books written on the subject. While many of these books are worth your time, it’s also helpful to focus on some basic principles ahead of any job interview.  Below is a basic interview primer that is useful for anyone, from someone about… Read more »

Interviews 101: 7 Tips to Conduct an Effective Job Interview

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Every experienced interviewer will tell you they didn’t really know what they were doing when they first started.   It takes years of experience to know how to always come away from an interview with useful information. Below are a few expert tips on how you can interview like a seasoned pro.  1) Do Your Research  Each… Read more »

8 Ways to Sharpen Your Interview Skills

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When it comes to interviews, you only get one opportunity to make that great first impression.  So, it’s normal to feel nervous during a job interview, but performance in this situation can be improved through smart and regular practice. The following suggestions can help you hone your interview abilities and improve your odds of a great… Read more »

Interviews 101: 5 Do’s and Don’ts to Follow After an Interview

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Pre–interview preparation and the job interview itself are extremely important, but don’t sleep on the importance of what you do after a job interview.  Your actions after an interview can make or break your candidacy. With this in mind, please consider the following five tips on how to follow up after an interview.  1) Ask About Next Steps… Read more »

6 Tips to Prepare for a Remote Interview

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Because you don’t have to physically show up for the interview, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that remote interview is much easier than the in-person version. However, this is far from the truth.   Remote interviews were already becoming increasingly common as companies expanded their remote workforce. The coronavirus pandemic has only… Read more »

How to Draw Great Examples from Your Experience During a Job Interview 

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When you walk into a job interview, there’s just one thing an interviewer wants to know: What can you do for us?  The best way to answer that question is to give examples of what you have done for past employers. When you give examples of the good work you’ve done in the past, it impresses an interviewer… Read more »

Why a Mock Interview Can Get You Your Next Job

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Why a Mock Interview Can Get You Your Next Job

Like it or not, an interview is a kind of performance, and therefore – it’s helpful to get a lot of practice in before the real deal. The best athletes, musicians and actors practice over and over before they hit the field or the stage. These performers go through so much repetition; it reduces the… Read more »

What’s the Right Way to Answer “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?”

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  Right up there with “Tell me about yourself” and “Name you biggest weakness,” the question about a professional five-year plan is one of the most popular interview questions going right now. While it might seem a bit mundane, the question is actually a great opportunity for you to show your ambition and hint at… Read more »