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Asking good questions during an interview can increase your chances of getting hired. On the contrary, asking the wrong questions can severely hurt your chances and leave the interviewer with a bad impression.

July 2019

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3 Questions You Ask That Can Ruin Your Interview

Asking good questions during an interview can increase your chances of getting hired. On the contrary, asking the wrong questions can severely hurt your chances and leave the interviewer with a bad impression. The following are three questions to avoid asking for the sake of your interview success.                 What Does the Company Do? This question shows you haven’t done your research and could seriously hurt your chances of landing the job. It’s essential to go into an interview informed about...

April 2019

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4 Ways to Prove You Really Want the Job

Selling yourself during a job interview is important. Employers want to know that your interest in their opportunity is more than just superficial. Candidates should give the impression that they want this job specifically over others. Luckily there are some strategies that can be extremely helpful in this. Proving to an employer that you want the job and have an interest in the company can help you to secure an offer. 1. Research the Company Background One very important step when it comes to preparing for...

December 2018

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4 Tips for Addressing a Layoff

The Bureau of Labor Statistics measured layoffs in the U.S. to be close to 1,700 in the month of October which remains relatively consistent with the monthly totals recorded so far in 2018. Layoffs happen across a number of industries for a number of reasons. If you’ve ever been laid off, you might worry about how it could affect your ability to secure your next job. Read about our four biggest tips on how to handle a lay-off in...

February 2018

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6 Ways You’re Repelling Candidates with Your Hiring Process

The candidate interview is a vital part of the hiring process. Employers and hiring managers should be well versed on the appropriate way to conduct interviews to ensure they choose the best fit for the company and culture. The interview process also contributes greatly to the candidate experience, which has been topic of interest discussed at length by organizations like the American Staffing Association (ASA) Here are some of the ways good companies are creating bad experiences that could...

April 2016

6 Ways To Derail Your Interview

Talking negatively about a previous employer Employers would expect confidentiality and professionalism after leaving a position.  If you speak about an old employer in a bad light, they may be concerned about you doing the same with their company. You may also be portrayed as a negative person who could hurt your chances of being offered the position. Not coming prepared and not asking questions Not coming prepared to an interview is a huge mistake. Many companies will ask you...

January 2016

3 Ways to answer “What Motivates you” in an Interview

Can you impress a hiring manager or recruiter within the first 90 seconds of your interview? According to theundercoverrecruiter.com, 33% of hiring managers and recruiters make their decisions within that time.  Besides your first impression and knowing about the company, successfully answering big interview questions can set you apart from other candidates in the interview process. Below are tips on how to answer the question “what motivates you” during your interview: 1) Before the interview, list successes. Take a look at your...

October 2015

Top 5 Halloween Costumes to Wear on an Interview

Of course, there are a selective few job interviews, where wearing a Halloween costume would help us in the hiring process. We should only be so lucky to work for one of these companies. Here are a few costume ideas for your next interview, or office Halloween party. As a general note, it is best to stay away from controversial characters, religious leaders or any outfits that would fly in the face of an HR dress code. Dominoes. This is...

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