5 Things NEVER to say in a Job Interview

5 Things NEVER to say in a Job Interview

5 Things NEVER to say in a Job Interview There are many things that you shouldn’t say in a job interview. Besides the obvious, there are specific things that your potential employer might want to find out about you. You should know that it is illegal for any potential employer to ask questions about these […]

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Why You Keep Falling Short In Job Interviews

Why You Keep Falling Short In Job Interviews

Why You Keep Falling Short In Job Interviews Could one of these five fatal mistakes be keeping you from landing a job? By Catherine Conlan Monster Contributing Writer If you’re being called in for interviews but can’t quite seem to land a job, it’s time to take a look at what might be holding you […]

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Assessing Your Skills

Assessing Your Skills

Assessing Your Skills What Makes You Different from All the Others? By Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer Gina had recently been laid off after working as a marketing manager in a high tech company for the past five years. She was distracted as she walked through the aisles of the supermarket. She was thinking about […]

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Resume
Building a professional and strong resume is your first chance to stand out among the other applicants. The document should be concise and to the point while offering important details about your experience and specialized skills. The cover letter is your chance to show more individuality. It can be more unconventional than the resume to grab attention, but it is still a proper introduction.
Research
Once you've landed the interview, research the company and educate yourself on its main goals and achievements. Know a little bit about the industry and be able to speak about it in conversation. Know the company that you are interviewing for and make sure your goals align with theirs.
Self Preparation
Be ready to represent the best version of yourself to your potential employers. This includes practicing and perfecting eye contact, body language, voice inflection and even keeping those nervous habits under control. Dress the part and present yourself as the best candidate for the job.
Interview
The interview is a chance to make sure you are a fit for the company AND that the company is a fit for you. Prepare 10-15 questions to ask after your interviewer has finished their line of questioning. It's then your turn to delve into the company and find out if you can see yourself working as a part of their team. Make your questions thoughtful and interesting, and watch the positive impression it makes on your interviewer.
Follow Up
After you finish a strong and successful interview, always follow up that same day with an email thanking your interviewer for their time and consideration. This is a kind way to acknowledge the value of their time, but also another way to keep them thinking about you.

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