Category:Interviewing Advice

How to Respond to Five of the Most Difficult Interview Questions

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An article by contributor Rachael Murphey. Job interviews are often stressful. However, being prepared for interviews will help you gain confidence and land you the job you want. Read on for answers to some of the toughest interview questions. 1. “Why should I hire you?” The employer wants you to discuss how your skills match the position for which they’re hiring. First, examine the job posting for the position you’re seeking. Write down the qualifications they’re searching for in an ideal candidate. Then, decide how your skills meet the employer’s expectations. For example, if they’re looking for someone with five … / Read more »




Standing Out in Your Interview: 4 Things That Give You an Edge

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An article by contributor Brooke Chaplan. Interviewing for a job can be stressful, no matter how many times you have done it. You have to prepare to be evaluated by strangers, imagine a future at the job, and do it knowing it may not work out. The best way to ease your anxiety is to do your best! With preparation, you will be more confident and perform better.  There are obvious ways to prepare, like dressing the part and arriving on time, but they may not set you apart. Here are four tips that will give you an edge on … / Read more »




How Soon After An Interview Should I Send a Thank You Note?

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Dina from EPCC asked: “How soon after an interview should I send a Thank You letter?” Thanks for your question, Dina – This is often a question I have struggled with as well. Sending a letter too soon may send a message that you didn’t genuinely reflect on what you appreciated in the interview and waiting too long might lead the employer to believe you are disinterested. Neither scenario is ideal, so what is the perfect length of time to wait? The honest answer is that there is no set standard. Each situation is different and must be approached carefully … / Read more »




Making a Good Impression: 5 Steps to Conquering Your Job Interview

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An article by contributor Meghan Belnap. A successful job interview is the first step in landing the job of your dreams. The better you perform in that interview, the greater your chances are of getting an offer or at least a call back. Smart job hunters know that the interview starts with some simple preparation. Practice Ahead of Time Take the time to practice for your job interview before the date arrives. Have someone ask you a few questions to get a feel for how you want to respond and what you should say. The more comfortable you feel with … / Read more »




Body Language Tips for a Successful Job Interview

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An Article by contributor Emily Stone. The interview is one of the most daunting aspects of the job search. Even the most seasoned of job candidates can be intimidated at the realization that there is only a few allotted minutes in which to present the best possible image and convince a potential employer that they are the ideal candidate for the job. A candidate is judged not only on their resume and references, but also on their appearance, their answers, and even their body language. The power of body language can be used to your advantage on interview day. Knowing … / Read more »