What is the STAR Method for Interviewing?

The STAR Method

What is the STAR Method and how can it help you ace your next interview and land your dream job? We are all experts at some things but that doesn’t mean we are great at interviewing or telling our stories. The STAR Method can help you remember how to advocate and promote yourself so employers…

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How to Bomb an Interview Without Even Talking

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Before you even open your mouth you could do something to bomb an interview. Pay attention to your body language, clothes, general attitude, and other things in order to nail your interview and get the job. Be sure to consider all of the following things before your next interview. Don’t Bomb an Interview Eye Contact…

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9 Interview Questions Successful Remote Workers Will Ace

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The massive shift from working in the office to working from home brought on by the pandemic has proved to many companies that they can indeed depend on remote workers to keep their businesses operating. In fact, quite a number of organizations have confessed that post COVID, remote work will more likely become the new…

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How to Demonstrate Leadership in an Interview

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You will be expected to demonstrate leadership in an interview, but it isn’t always straightforward. This is a skill that hiring managers are definitely looking for in almost any position, but they may or may not come right out and ask it. Even if you are not going to be in charge of other people…

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How to Answer, “What is your dream job?” in an Interview

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Continuing with our series on how to answer interview questions, now we turn our attention toward “What is your dream job?” This kind of question seems pretty straightforward, however, you can think strategically about every question an interviewer asks. This way you can make sure your answer lines up with your goals.  Your true dream…

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How to Answer “Why did you quit your job?” In an Interview

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Whether it is planned in advance or happens suddenly due to necessary or unforeseeable circumstances, you will eventually have to answer, “Why did you quit your job?”  Variations of this same question can include: “Why did you leave your last job?” “Why are you looking for a new job?” “Why were you fired?” “Why are…

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

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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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Have you Updated your Facebook Profile for a Job Search?

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You’re out there looking for your perfect job.  You know what you want and what your skills are. You’ve updated your resume but have you updated your Facebook profile? Even if you use LinkedIn as your primary business profile, you need to make sure your Facebook profile is professional.  Facebook is pervasive in our modern…

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Best and Worst Greetings for Cover Letters

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Cover letters are different now than they used to be. They’re getting submitted via online job applications and forms and not through the mail. They’re not written as letters, they’re written in blank boxes or sent as emails. But that doesn’t mean a professionally written cover letter isn’t important. In fact, it’s probably even more…

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