Preparing for the Interview: Tell Me About a Time You Handled a Difficult Customer

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Ready for your customer service interview? Positions such as these allow you to work directly with people and help them find answers to their questions and solutions to their problems. If you’re a people person and strive to help others—this is a perfect job choice for you. Now your next step is to nail the interview and get…

How Many Times Should I Follow Up After an Interview?

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Are you looking for a new job? The amount and tone of your follow-up can determine your chances of being hired. You know you’re in good shape if you submitted a perfect resume and really knocked it out of the park at your interview. If you got really good vibes from the interviewer and you’re…

Ask These 5 Questions During Your Next Interview

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An interview is your time to shine, but also your time to investigate. You may feel the main focus is on you; however, an interview isn’t just about how well you fit into a job opportunity. It’s also your time to determine if the job opportunity is something you really want and if you see yourself fitting…

Preparing For The Interview: Answering What Challenges Are You Looking For In Your Next Position

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As you prepare for your upcoming interview, you’re gathering together your answers for common interview questions. And one you should add to the list is: “What challenges are you looking for in a new position?” Your answer will help an interviewer understand your motivation, your desire to grow and how hard you’re willing to work.   How to…

The Most Important Things That Set the Tone for an Interview

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During your interview, you want to be memorable (in a good way). How you make the interviewer and other people at the company feel when you interact with them is key to setting a positive tone for your interview. You want to show the interviewer you have the skills to do the job, plus you fit the company culture. Helping him or…

5 Ways to Stand Out In an Interview and Land the Job

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If you’re currently in search of a new job, you know how much work it takes. Job hunting can be a full-time job in itself! So once you’ve located a job you’re interested in and gotten called for an interview—you want to take all possible steps to be their number one candidate. So what can…

Insights on How to Answer What Your Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses Are

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When you’re preparing for your upcoming interview, it’s always a good idea to practice answers to common interview questions. And regardless of your industry, most interviewers will ask about your strengths and weaknesses. These questions are used to help the interviewer understand if you have the right qualities to do the job—plus your level of…

How to Ask for Constructive Criticism after an Interview

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It’s very disappointing to get rejected for a potential job. Sometimes, you may know exactly what went wrong during the interview. But other times, you may think you did a great job and aren’t sure why you weren’t hired. During your interview, you will likely be keyed up or even nervous, so things you would…

Six Things to Never Bring Up In an Interview

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Congratulations on your interview! As you prepare for the big day, it’s good to keep in mind all the things your potential employer will want to know about you. First and foremost—why you’re the best choice for the job. It’s also good to share pertinent information about your work history, accomplishments and job skills. Another…

Avoid These Five Interviewer Pet Peeves

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Getting on the right side of an employer should be the number-one goal when entering an interview. Skills and experience will shine through in a resume and portfolio, so utilizing social skills is greatly important for enhancing the overall results of the interview process. Regardless of the interview, whether it’s in person or not, it…