Interviews

Ahhh the dreaded interview

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Interviews are a time when stress levels are high and nerves are on edge. Knowing how to calm your nerves and how to conduct yourself in an interview can help you to gain new employment. There are many different types of interviews, each with their own set of unwritten rules. We will teach you how to do well on your interview so that you can feel confident and composed. A new way that many companies are performing preliminary or distance interviews is over the phone. This allows the interviewer to see how you respond to on the spot questions. When accepting a phone interview it is important to be in a quiet place that is free of distractions. This can help you to think carefully about what the interviewer is asking you. Find out how to do well on a phone interview in our Phone Interviews section.

It’s all about presentation. This is certainly true when it comes to interviewing. You may want to think that people do not judge based on first impressions, but in an interview setting it is exactly the opposite. That is why dressing the part is so important. You will learn about the most suitable outfit to wear to an interview in our What To Wear section. So you have had the interview and feel it went great, but never got the call? What did you do wrong? What did they not like? There are many attributes that interviewers might be looking for that you didn’t even consider. In our Best Practices section you will find out how to get the call.

When you don’t get contacted after an interview you can feel as though there are many things that you have possibly done wrong. Talking too much, talking too little and seeming uninterested are all common interview mistakes. Learn what to avoid doing during an interview in our Common Interview Mistakes section.

Ever wondered how to help settle your pre-interview jitters? Practice. Yes, that’s right, practice. As silly as it sounds, being prepared for an interview through practicing can help you to be well prepared and confident in your answers. In our Practice Interviewing section you will learn how to sharpen your interviewing skills.

Group interviews are a new way in which employers are hoping to select the right candidate. This allows them to save time and money in interviewing costs. It also allows you to let your personality shine through. Learn how to do so in our Group Interviews section.

Using our trusted resources you will be able to interview for jobs with ease and confidence.

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Best Practices

Best Practices

Being prepared and showing that you are confident are two key aspects to a good interview. Your future employer will look favorably on your interview skills and you will more than likely get the job. Having said that it is important that you do not enter your job search with a narrow field of possibilities. Interview for a lot of jobs – it may help you decide what you want. Be Prepared Not...

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Common Interview Mistakes

Common Interview Mistakes

Job interviews are hard. When it comes to the interviewing there are a few big mistakes that people commonly make: arriving late, being unprepared, and talking too much. These mistakes can be easily avoided. In this article we will go over some of the ways you can avoid making these common interviewing blunders. Arriving Late One of the worst mistakes that you can make is showing up late to your...

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Group Interviews

Group Interviews

Group interviews can be particularly nerve wracking. Not only are you trying to make yourself look good to a potential future employer, you also have to make yourself look comparatively better than all of the competition in the room. This can be quite hard to pull off. Here are three ways of making sure you do well on your group interview: engage with the interviewers, research the company and...

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Phone Interviews

Phone Interviews

Often times during the interview process for a job, the employer will request that the applicant be given a phone interview prior to an interview face-to-face. If you as an applicant are asked for a phone interview, it is important to prepare for it in the same way you would get ready for the face-to-face. Thus, before you take the interview, there are a number of things you can do to prepare,...

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Practice Interviewing

Practice Interviewing

Practice interviewing is one of the best ways to make sure you do well on your actual interview. If you have ever been interviewed before for a job, you know that there are common questions that come up in every one. These questions can be grouped in three categories. They are: questions about you, questions about the job and questions about the future. In this article we will look at the top...

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What To Wear

What To Wear

Despite what many people may say, first impressions do matter, especially when it comes to the job interview. However, in light of this truism, young people today have taken to dressing in all sorts of fashion, regardless of the context of the interview, business or casual. Thus, stories abound about applicants showing up in full body piercings, spiked hair, or outlandish sweat suits....

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