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Job Interviewing Tips for Shy People

Are you a bundle of nerves during job interviews? Does your shyness make your mind go blank at inopportune moments? If interviews make you feel like you’re up to bat with two outs and the bases loaded, [more…]

Job Interviewing: What to Say if You've Been Fired

If your last job didn't work out, how do you explain that to potential employers? If you were given the boot by your last boss, see if one of these answers may help you in your job interviews.. [more…]

Job Interviews For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Does the thought of interviewing for a new job send shivers down your spine? It doesn’t have to! Whether you’re searching for your first job, changing careers, or looking to advance in your current field [more…]

Ten Tips for Asking Good Questions

No one says everything you want to hear in the exact order, depth, and detail that you prefer. That's why the chief tool of a good listener is a good question. Well-crafted questions can stimulate, draw [more…]

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Five Interview Questions That Reveal the Most about Job Candidates

The job interview is perhaps your best opportunity to determine if a potential hire will succeed with your firm. But most applicants now have ready-made answers to standard questions such as [more…]

Why You Didn't Get the Job: Real Hiring Managers Spill Their Secrets

Hiring managers were interviewed to find out the real reasons good applicants can get the ax — and seven revealed how potential hires they’ve interviewed have talked themselves out of a paycheck. [more…]

10 Tips for Creating the Perfect Career

Improving your interview technique helps you to nail a new job. But having a great career involves more than simply getting one new job after another – it requires a bit of forethought and planning. Here [more…]

Tips for Job Interviewing across Cultures

The United States. Germany. France. The United Kingdom. Kenya. United Arab Emirates. South Africa. China. India. Australia. Russia. Mexico. Norway. Spain. Turkey. Japan. Philippines. Brazil. These countries [more…]

How to Successfully Change Careers

People change careers for many variations of two reasons: They leave their career, or their career leaves them. Either way, employment challenges are much the same when it comes to marketing yourself in [more…]

How to Make the Most of Your Education in a Job Interview

Interviewers glean more from your answers about education and training than just the facts. What you say reveals your decision-making processes, your values, your ability to keep up with the times, and [more…]

10 Industries and Their Most Common Interview Questions

Sometimes a wide focus is best when preparing for job interviews, getting ready for the kinds of questions that are likely to come up in any line of work. But sometimes you need to combine the wide focus [more…]

Preparing for a Courtesy Interview with a Job Recruiter

Generally, when you’re working with a recruiter, you’re working with a messenger. They can relay to you the salary range and benefits of the job, and pass on your expectations to the person responsible [more…]

Reducing Nerves and Putting Your Best Foot Forward in Job Interviews

Interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you haven’t interviewed for a while or if you’re really (super) keen on the job you’re interviewing for. But with a few techniques, you can [more…]

Downplaying a Low Salary History in a Job Interview

Perhaps you’ve been working in lower-paid jobs or roles, but feel your skills and experience mean it’s now time for you to step up to a better paid position. Or, because of the job market in the past, [more…]

Successful Job Interviews For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australian/New Zealand Edition)

Job interviews can be pretty scary. Perhaps you haven’t interviewed for a while, or you’re looking to advance in your current field or even change careers. Perhaps you’ve never interviewed with a recruiter [more…]

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