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Addressing Missing Job Qualifications During an Interview

During interviews, there will be times when you're missing job qualifications listed in the job description. Meeting all job qualifications through your work and education history doesn't always pan out [more…]

Answering Tough Interview Questions When Changing Careers

If you're changing careers, you'll face some tough questions during a job interview. Employers may be concerned about your commitment to a new field, lack of experience, and more. You can make headway [more…]

How to Survive a Rude or Disagreeable Interviewer

During the course of job interviewing, you may run into several rude or disagreeable interviewers. What should you do when an interviewer’s manner is offensive? That depends upon who’s doing the talking [more…]

Answering Age-Related Questions in a Job Interview

You may already have run into an age obstacle that limits your job hunt. In job interviews, there are effective ways to address age-related questions. Is age discrimination illegal? Yes. Does it still [more…]

Online Resources for Company Research before Job Interviews

As you begin to research companies before your job interviews, you'll want to know where you can find online resources that have the information you need. Several guides and other resources are available [more…]

Understanding Why Employers Use Personality Tests

Personality tests aren't uncommon during the job interview process. Your potential employer may require that you take a personality test before being granted an interview or at some point during the interviewing [more…]

What You Should Know About Personality Tests

Personality testing is a serious assessment tool in the employment world that helps decide who gets hired and who gets promoted. Employment personality tests measure choice, preference, values, behavior [more…]

Where to Find Practice Personality Tests

You can prepare yourself for employment personality tests by working through as many practice questions and tests as time permits. Practice personality tests are available at various online sites and in [more…]

How to Perform Well During a Personality Test

To help you perform well during a personality test, get a good night’s sleep and be truthful in all your answers. Take practice personality tests online [more…]

Your Rights and Privacy Issues in Personality Testing

You should understand your civil rights and privacy issues that relate to personality testing if a potential employer asks you to take a personality test during the interviewing process. [more…]

Dressing to Fit the Job in an Interview

By dressing appropriately to fit the job in your interview, you signal potential employers that you respect their company’s culture. Your interview clothes should demonstrate that you care enough to expend [more…]

Relaxed Dress Codes in Job Interviews

A more relaxed dress code has crept into job interviewing, reflecting a similar trend in the general workplace. But casual or relaxed interview clothes does [more…]

How to Dress Conservatively for a Job Interview

Dressing conservatively for a job interview means no surprises. Your interview appearance is traditional or restrained in style. Conservative dressing means you not only wear the established team uniform [more…]

What is Business Casual for a Job Interview?

The interpretation of business casual for job interviews varies too widely for universally accepted conventions. How should you dress when business casual is the rule? Mainstream opinion nixes casual clothing [more…]

How to Beat Stage Fright in an Interview

Most people have some stage fright during a job interview. You feel nervous, queasy, and afraid of stammering during the interview. Beat that stage fight just as you would for a speech or theatrical performance [more…]

Tips to Avoid Stressing Out in Job Interviews

If you find that you're always stressed out during job interviews, there are some tips that you can follow to help manage your stress and get your jitters under control. [more…]

Use a Video Camera to Improve Interview Skills

Improve your effectiveness in job interviews by using a video camera. By holding mock interviews in front of a video camera, you can see how you appear through an employer’s eyes. Ask a friend to feed [more…]

Rehearsing Your Presentation before a Job Interview

Allow plenty of time to rehearse your presentation before a job interview. Rehearsing builds confidence and helps your job interview go smoothly. Practice speaking the messages you plan to deliver during [more…]

How to Deal with Disruptions during an Interview

If you're disrupted during a job interview, don't get thrown off-balance. After all, if disruptions fluster you during an interview, do you think the interviewer won't notice? Show how cool you are under [more…]

Asking Work-Related Questions before a Job Offer

Before you receive a job offer, don't ask questions about anything other than work-related issues. That advice applies to all jobs. The interviewer, particularly a hiring manager who resents the time [more…]

Asking Self-Interest Questions After a Job Offer

After you receive a job offer, you can ask self-interest questions that address your personal agenda. These questions about pay, benefits, and other related items should be asked only [more…]

Addressing an Interviewer's Concerns During a Job Interview

The questions you ask during a job interview are a good way to bring concerns or objections to the table that the interviewer may not want to verbalize, such as child care or green card questions. [more…]

When Your Current Job Conflicts with an Interview Date

If you're working while seeking job interviews, you may find yourself in a situation where your job conflicts with an interview date at another company. Your current job is hectic, which is one reason [more…]

Turn a Phone Interview Into an In-Person Interview

Telephone interviews are typically screening interviews, but you can try to bring it to the next level: an in-person interview. Companies use phone interviews to determine if you’re worth the investment [more…]

Answering Job Interview Questions about Serving Prison Time

If you've served time in prison, expect to be questioned closely during a job interview. The key to dealing with prison or jail time when responding to interview questions is to make the experience as [more…]


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