Job interviews

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The best thing you can say in a job interview

Peter Harris| Jul 25, 2014 11:33 am


Here’s what one previously unremarkable candidate said that made the job interviewer forget about every other person they’d considered and decide to hire her on the spot. How to land a job with one question.



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Two give-aways employers watch for that prove you’re not the one

Peter Harris| Jul 18, 2014 04:06 pm


Seasoned job interviewers can tell a top performer from a weaker candidate just by listening to the way that they describe their past accomplishments. Here are the hidden cues in your choice of words that undermine your chances.



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Six job interview cliches to avoid like the plague

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 8, 2014 03:19 pm


We know you’re a hard-working team player and you’re a perfect fit for the position. But you can’t say that out loud.



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Rethinking interviews: The behaviours you must avoid at all costs

Colleen Clarke| Jul 2, 2014 09:28 am


In a job interview, you are being considered as a whole entity, not just for your skills and experience – but also for your character, cultural fit, and attention to detail. Avoid making these mistakes that might cause employers to think twice about you.



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The real reason the other person got the job and you didn’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 27, 2014 02:31 pm


Our survey of over 300 hiring managers reveals the one factor that moves them to hire one candidate over the other. The results might surprise you!



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The seven deadly sins of the job search

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 24, 2014 07:17 pm


From not preparing to generic resume blasting, these are the worst job search mistakes you can make. Avoid these deadly sins or you’ll never get a job.



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Job interview attire: Insiders reveal what to wear for jobs in their industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 19, 2014 10:00 am


How you dress for a job interview can make or break your chances. The appropriate getup depends on the industry, the position for which you’re applying and the culture of the company. Insiders from across sectors give us the lowdown on what works for them.



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Ten common ways candidates sabotage their own job searches

Peter Harris| Jun 18, 2014 09:24 am


Everyone knows that your chances of landing the job are greatly increased if you and your potential employer hit it off and genuinely like each other right from the start. Here’s how people unknowingly make sure that there’s no chance of that happening.



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How to spot a narcissist

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 17, 2014 03:03 pm


Research shows that narcissists outperform those with more humility in job interviews. Hiring managers would do well to learn to spot one before hiring them.



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The worst job interview answer?

Tough hiring manager shares the worst job interview answer ever

Peter Harris| Jun 16, 2014 09:59 am


Because the most useful career advice generally comes from the people who actually make hiring decisions, I asked a tough interviewer what she thinks job candidates often get wrong. She said there’s one common interview answer that absolutely drives her crazy.



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