How to Avoid An Awkward Interview

How to Avoid An Awkward Interview

Acing the Interview
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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Interview Q: Why Were You Fired/Let Go?

Interview Q: Why Were You Fired/Let Go?

Acing the Interview
A hard working employee could be laid off for a multitude of reasons. In fact, in 2016, 65,141 workers in total had been let go from their positions by the end of April. It's not uncommon, and can happen due to many different factors. Knowing how to respond when questioned about it in an interview can be the difference between landing or losing  a job opportunity. (more…)
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Interview Q: How Do You Stay Organized?

Interview Q: How Do You Stay Organized?

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How do you stay organized? This isn't an extremely common interview question, but the reason it is asked is similar to many others. The interviewer is directly asking how you keep yourself organized. However the way you answer will give them a better idea of if you are able to prioritize and complete tasks on time. The interviewer doesn't care for specifics. What they really want to know is if you are taking necessary steps to be productive every day. (more…)
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Interview Q: What Do You Know About Our Company?

Interview Q: What Do You Know About Our Company?

Acing the Interview
One of the most common interview questions is, "What do you know about our company?". This question is the interviewer's way of seeing how extensive your knowledge is, and effectively seeing if you've 'done your homework'. This isn't the only thing they want to find out however. Another thing they want to discover from asking this question is to see how dedicated you are to the company, and if your motivations align with theirs. Other similar questions that may be asked include, "Why are you interested in our organization?" or, "What do you think we could do better?". Both of these questions are extremely similar in what the interviewer hopes they tell about a potential candidate. (more…)
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Interview Q: What is Your Greatest Professional Weakness?

Interview Q: What is Your Greatest Professional Weakness?

Acing the Interview
Undoubtedly, this question will have to be covered, as it is one of the questions most feared by interviewees. Many interviewers want to get a feel for where your strengths and weaknesses lie. They understand that you are in the interview to speak to your strengths. This means to learn about your weaknesses, they will usually ask a question like, "What do you consider your greatest professional weakness?". For a number of reasons it is a tough question to answer, because you have to be honest (as always) but you also don't want to set off a red flag in the employer's mind. While it is a tough question, coming up with an good answer is certainly possible. (more…)
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