Link Roundup 9/1/17: Job Interview Advice You Need to Read

Link Roundup 9/1/17: Job Interview Advice You Need to Read

Acing the Interview, Link Roundups
When it comes to job interviews, there is a wealth of information, articles, and blogs online. The most common discuss things like 'common interview mistakes' and the question 'What is your greatest weakness'. However, there are many aspects and questions that come up in job interviews that don't receive as much discussion despite their importance. This week, we've gathered some articles that cover those topics and questions, in addition to some other valuable advice and news. American Workers Are Optimistic About Getting a Job We start our Link Roundup with some great news- many Americans believe it's not too challenging to find a new job. Based on a new study, only 17% of Americans think jobs are hard to get. This supports the narrative that the US is reaching full…
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Link Roundup 8/18/17: Advice to Ace the Job Interview

Acing the Interview, Link Roundups
While your resume is technically the first impression you give, the interview is the first in person impression. A lot of weight is given to the importance of the interview, and it's crucial to get it right. Today, we've gathered some of the best blogs, articles, and links with great advice on how to ace the interview, in addition to other topics. We hope these links help you knock your next job interview out of the park! (more…)
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5 Things You Need to Bring to A Job Interview

5 Things You Need to Bring to A Job Interview

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When attending a job interview, there are a few items you absolutely must bring to leave the best impression possible. Although most of the items are straightforward, they can be easily forgotten if you're in a hurry. We recommend making a short checklist to review before you rush out the door! Just remember that all items are equally important, since they all have their own purpose. We'll discuss more details about why to bring them, and how they help you. (more…)
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3 Topics to Ask Questions About in a Job Interview

3 Topics to Ask Questions About in a Job Interview

Acing the Interview
When every candidate steps into an interview, they expect to be answering the questions. That is the whole purpose of the interview after all! A job seeker can expect to be in the hot seat for most of the interview. However, there will come a time towards the end where the interviewer may open it up for questions. A good candidate will come prepared to not only answer questions, but to ask them as well. This shows genuine interest in the position, and better informs you about the opportunity. In today's blog, we'll break down 3 topics you can easily ask questions about, along with specific wording. (more…)
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How to Avoid An Awkward Interview

How to Avoid An Awkward Interview

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It's important to plan ahead for an interview, and cover all the essentials. Do your research, dress appropriately, and come with questions prepared. These steps are mostly common knowledge. However, it is possible that by trying to do right, you do wrong. For example, it's important to maintain eye contact with your interviewer- but you don't want to stare them down. It's very possible to overdo it, so today we'll be talking about the best way to avoid any awkwardness in your next job interview.  (more…)
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The 5 Best Places to Research a Company Before An Interview

The 5 Best Places to Research a Company Before An Interview

Acing the Interview
A job interview is more than just answering questions. It's an assessment of who you are as an employee, and how you would fit into the company's overall structure. Likewise, it's also a chance for you to assess if the company meets your needs as an employee. To best prepare for an interview, you have to do some research. This has the dual benefit of showcasing how knowledgeable you are, while also informing your decision to take a job offer, should it be put on the table. You may be wondering though, where should I do research? Most people just think to go to the company's website and social media to click around. However, there are much better places to find valuable knowledge. We'll be discussing those places in today's…
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Body Language To Be Aware Of Before You Walk Into An Interview

Body Language To Be Aware Of Before You Walk Into An Interview

Acing the Interview
When you sit down in a conference room for an interview, you've already given the interviewer a lot of information. In addition to the answers you give, your body language will also greatly inform the interviewer about the kind of person you are. It's important to be aware of how you conduct yourself in an interview. The moment you step onto the property, you are under the microscope. How you act and carry yourself will be judged and taken into account. Before you step into the conference room, make sure you're aware of the non-verbal cues mentioned below! (more…)
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Composing the Perfect Thank You Note

Composing the Perfect Thank You Note

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
After you've sat down for an interview, sending a thank you note is an important next step. It shows the interviewer that you value their time, and that you behave professionally. It also leaves a positive impression during the time when they are choosing who advances. Some hiring managers won't even consider an applicant unless they send a thank you note. Suffice to say, sending a thank you note is in your best interest as a job seeker. Even if you want to write one though, there's still the challenge of figuring out what to write. Today, we're here to help! (more…)
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How to Explain the Employment Gap

How to Explain the Employment Gap

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Explaining an employment gap in your resume can be extremely challenging. It's something that may raise flags to employers, so you will almost always be questioned about it. Whatever the reason for your absence from the workforce, a potential employer will typically want an explanation. While a gap in employment isn't great to have on your resume, it's certainly not a deal-breaker. It's just important that you approach it correctly, and we'll explain the best way below. (more…)
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4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before an Interview

4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before an Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
Before interviewing, job seekers commonly consider the position from the company's perspective. It is incredibly helpful to look at the job from this viewpoint. It helps to get you into right mindset to market yourself as a candidate. However, thinking about a new position from a more personal standpoint is always necessary. Considering that you may be committing 40+ hours of your week to this job, it's not selfish to consider it from where you stand. The questions listed below will make sure you get what you want out of a new job. They also will help you answer questions better, which we'll explain below. Read on to discover the questions you should always ask yourself before an interview. (more…)
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