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Interviewing Tip: 3 Questions to Prepare For

The interview can be the most nerve-racking part of the job search. You need to make a good impression, present yourself professionally and one of the most common fears, answer the interview questions correctly. But, what questions might they ask you? How well should you prepare? What answers are they looking for? Well, below are 3 of the most frequently asked interview questions and tips on how to answer them.

Interviewing Tip: The Thank You Letter

Following up after an interview with a thank you letter or thank you email is a must. Without it, the potential employer may think that you are not serious about the job. It also gives you a chance to remind them why you are a great fit for the position. The thank you letter should provide the following:

Job Searching: Staying Away From Scams

While searching for a job, you might come across an opportunity that is too good to be true. Most likely, it is. With unemployment on the rise, so are scams and identity theft. Some things to look out for if you are searching for a job on the Internet would be:

Trends in Job Searching: Blogs

If you are an active job seeker, you might feel as though you have exhausted all of your resources for finding employment. As new trends in job searching emerge you will find that there are always things you haven’t tried and places you haven’t looked.

Interviewing Tip: Body Language

An interviewer may be able to read what you are thinking based on your body language. While you may be saying all the right things, your body language may be saying otherwise. So what can you do to make sure you are not sending any negative vibes?

The Video Resume

With new technology allowing us to replace our old paper-pushing habits, the way you apply to jobs is starting to evolve as well. Video resumes, podcast and even web cam interviews are just some of the latest trends in job searching.

A Career vs. A Job

If you recently graduated college or are just looking for a change, you are most likely an active job seeker. But are you looking for a job just to pay the bills? Or are you looking for a career? Well, you might not even know the difference. While a career and a job are generally used in the same context, they actually have quite different meanings.

Phone Etiquette

If you are an active job seeker, you are probably speaking with everyone from recruiters to the employers themselves about possible opportunities. So when exactly does the interviewing process start? The first time you meet in person with Human Resources? Or maybe the first time you meet with the hiring manager? Believe it or not, it starts the first time you speak with anyone considered a stakeholder in the process. This does NOT exclude conversations over the phone.

Resumes: How Much Is Too Much?

Listing every place of employment on your resume might sound like a good idea; it’s not. an employer does not need to know every place you have ever worked, or that you had two jobs at once. Whatever the position is that you are applying for, there are a couple of resume guidelines you should keep in mind:

Google Yourself

In today’s tech savvy world, it’s common for employers to search a candidate online. This means that negative information about you on the internet could be the deciding factor in getting an interview or landing a position. So what can you do to manage your online reputation?