Can You Be Too Early to an Interview?

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First impressions matter. You want to blow a potential employer away with your experience and professionalism. But going above and beyond can sometimes be detrimental. Being too eager can sometimes hurt your case. Take, for example, arriving early. Punctuality is important, but arriving 20, 30, even 40 minutes before your interview (it happens!) is a… Read more »

Handling the Post-Interview “We’ll Get Back to You” Response

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Your resume gets selected, you nail the in-person interview, and you’re feeling extremely confident. You’ve done everything right, the pieces seem to be falling into place, and then you hear the dreaded statement – “We’ll get back to you.” You may be thinking, “Where did I go wrong?” It’s important to stay calm and remember… Read more »

Beware These Red-Flag Buzzwords in Your Next Interview

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You’ve found a great post on one of the many job search websites, and you’re feeling good. The commute is short, the hours are great and you’re feeling confident. When you walk in the door, you start getting a nagging feeling that something isn’t right. Maybe the vibe feels off, or the people aren’t friendly…. Read more »

How to Win in the Final Round of Interviews

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The interview process may begin with a video call, a phone screen, or an in-person meet-up; but it all comes down to the final interview. It’s essential to stay calm, do your research, and feel confident entering the last phase of the hiring process. When you’re in this position, it’s natural to feel stress and… Read more »

Why the First Few Minutes of Your Interview are the Most Crucial

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Making the right first impression is essential during your first interview. You want the hiring manager to know your skills and personality, and those first few minutes can determine the outcome. But how do you know what to say to make this moment memorable? The perfect interviewee is confident without oversharing, and thoughtful without being too reserved…. Read more »

Seven Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence Before Your Next Interview

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If you’re looking to make a great impression during an upcoming job interview, consider developing your emotional intelligence, something employers are focusing on in 2017. To enhance your emotional intelligence and increase your ability to evaluate situations, follow these seven tips. Be Present Emotional intelligence begins with acknowledging your thoughts and examining them. Decision making… Read more »

Are You Making the Wrong Impression in Your Interview?

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When you are developing your professional chops and working toward getting your foot in the door, you want to seize your opportunity. It’s perfectly natural to be nervous, but it’s essential to keep your cool and show you’re the best possible candidate. Not Knowing Your Stuff No matter what position you may be interviewing for,… Read more »

The Glass is Half Full: What to Take Away From a Bad Interview

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Sometimes it happens – you leave the interview feeling foolish, frustrated, defeated. You just blew your interview. Beating yourself up about a misstep or a poor performance won’t help you succeed in the future. As disheartening as it may be sometimes, keep your focused on your future and center yourself. Here is some advice for job seekers… Read more »

Nail Your Manufacturing Job Interview by Making the Most Out of Your Experience

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When you are applying for a manufacturing position, it is important to make a good first impression on the interviewer. Having knowledge about the industry, the company you are applying for, and your strengths and weaknesses will help you leverage your job experience. It’s Not All About You The interviewer wants to know about more… Read more »