How to Research a Manager Before a Job Interview

by Guest Author, Leslie Stevens-Huffman Studies show that a competent boss is linked to higher employee job satisfaction, success, promotions and work-life balance. Yet many job seekers don’t see the job interview process as a prime opportunity to evaluate whether a prospective manager is right for them. Unless you scope out the manager beforehand, you may miss…

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What you should do after a job interview

by Guest Author, Mitchell Glass Leave a lasting impression on your prospective employer. You found a dream opportunity on a job site, breezed through the application and crushed the interview. So now what? Now, you follow up. A thoughtful follow-up can be the cherry on top of a strong interview, yet one survey showed that 57% of…

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Personal Qualities Employers are Looking For

Personal Qualities Employers are Looking For

When it comes to personal qualities employers are looking for in their next candidate, some will be specific to the job. This is a given. However, there are some that are universally sought after. Why? Because people who can demonstrate they have these skills will typically make good employees. A word of caution: Don’t simply…

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How to answer, “Why do you want to leave your current job?”

"Why did you quit your job?" Illustration of two people meeting across a table with a computer and printouts on it.

When you are interviewing, how do you answer those more difficult questions like, “Why do you want to leave your current job?” You can be strategic, thoughtful, and positive with these difficult questions. It is an opportunity to show your skills and ability to frame your experiences in a forward-moving manner. Why Do Employers Ask…

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Make the Most out of Remote Meetings

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Remote meetings can be challenging at the best of times: tech difficulties, timing challenges, and a lessening of social cues can decrease meeting effectiveness. However, they can still be successful. Here are some straightforward strategies to make the most out of your meeting. Pay Extra Attention to Nonverbal Cues in Online Meetings Humans are hardwired…

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How to Answer the “Desired Salary” Question

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Ah, the dreaded “what is your desired salary” question. Of course you want to earn more than you are currently earning. However, you don’t want to price yourself out of being considered. What to do? What to do? Do your research before an interview to get a good idea of the fair market value of…

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The Don’ts of Phone Interviews

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From a 5-minute qualifying call to a full-length interview for an out-of-town position, there are a lot of reasons employers might choose to do phone interviews. While the platform might make it seem more casual, if you want to ace that interview you need to remember one thing…it’s not casual.  Even if you’re just answering…

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“Are you a risk taker?” – How to answer this in an interview

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Questions about whether or not you are a risk taker generally fall in the Behavioral Interview Questions category. These types of inquiries explore how you have behaved in certain situations. They also require more than yes or no answers. Some people find them a challenging part of the interview process. However, if you prepare for them…

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Interview Tips for Introverts

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Interviewing is uncomfortable for anyone, but for introverts it can be downright nerve wracking and painful–not to mention exhausting. Don’t even start about panel interviews, UGH! Phone interviews are slightly better, but still… However, there is no way around the fact that interviewing is a necessary part of career building and job seeking. So, for…

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