10 Best Interview Tips for Job Seekers

too-awesomeAuthor: Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.
Source: Quint Careers

When you have successfully mastered cover letters, resumes, and job applications and are receiving requests for interviews, it’s time to understand how to succeed in the job interview so that you move ever closer to your goal of obtaining one or more job offers.

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The Three Things You NEED To Be Successful

2015-10-16-1444991486-2716610-7K0A0800-thumbAuthor: April DeLancey
Source: Huffington Post

What are the keys to being successful in your career? Education? Connections? How hard you work? Yes, those factors are quite useful, but they aren’t a guarantee of success. We’ve all met or heard stories about that person with the strong pedigree who falls short and about that kid from the wrong side of the tracks that ends up a billionaire. In my experience, I have found three key things that you can do that will set you up for success in your career and many other situations.

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Industry Awards and the Financial Impact They Have on Your Career

n-WOMAN-BOARDROOM-large570Author: Lauren deLisa Coleman
Source: Huffington Post

30 Under 30.

10 Most Successful Senior Vice Presidents.

20 Women to Watch.

Just how much does receiving a professional award actually matter to a woman’s career advancement?

These lists are about power. Who has it, who lost it, who is about to obtain it. Awards encourage competition; our culture tends to deeply value such prizes, trophies, and accolades.

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6 Questions to Ask Your Interviewer That Will Definitely Make Them Want To Hire You

Interview3Author: Kelly Gregorio
Source: Brazencareerist

It’s common advice among job seekers: when you’re interviewing, you need to interview the employer right back. After all, you’re the one who is potentially going to fill this position, so you need to know if it’s going to be a good fit, right?

Except that while salary ranges, benefits and schedule flexibility are important details you deserve answers to, hiring managers don’t appreciate questions like these until at least your second interview (or maybe even after they’ve made you an offer).

During your first interview, the “impress me dance” is still in full swing. When a potential employer asks if you have any questions, they don’t want inquiries about parking validation; they want to see if you’re prepared, educated and inquisitive.  

Here are six questions to ask at the end of your interview that will help you master the twisted tango of getting hired:

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Lifehack Your Job

easyAuthor: Jason Demers
Source: Inc.com

We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we’d have a better chance at getting that raise, we’d have more personal time to do what we wanted, and we’d get closer to our goals much faster. Unfortunately, you can’t bully yourself into working harder. There’s no switch you can flip to suddenly make yourself a task-executing, process-churning machine.

There are, however, a number of different psychological tricks and games you can use to create an environment that naturally encourages you to do your best. These are seven of the best:

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Feeling Down? 5 Ways to Stay Healthy on The Job Hunt

joggingAuthor: Val Matta
Source: Brazen Careerist

Do you know what’s more stressful than a taxing job? Not having a job at all.

Being on what feels like an endless job search produces high levels of stress, which can lead to health issues and changes in mood or attitude. In turn, these changes can impact your entire job search experience — for the worse.

To be a viable candidate for a job, you need to be in good mental and physical shape. No one wants to hire a person who comes to work feeling sick and run down everyday.

More than any other generation, Millennials are the worst at taking care of themselves, according to Aon Hewitt’s 2014 Consumer Health Mindset survey of 2,700 U.S. employees and their dependants. Only 39 percent of Millennials surveyed believe preventative care is important to their continuing good health.

Millennials, just because you are younger doesn’t mean you are invincible. (Click here to tweet this quote.)

Here are five measures you should take to stay healthy during your job search:

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5 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get The Job

badnewsAuthor: Sophie Deering
Source: The Undercover Recruiter

You crafted a great cover letter, made sure everything in your resume was in order, and landed an interview. Everything seemed to go smoothly during the interview and you came out feeling confident. You may have even decided to put your job search effort on hold because you were pretty sure that you would get this job. A week later, you got an email from your prospective employer telling you that they had chosen another candidate for the position, but they would put your resume on file.

What went wrong?! Well, it could be any one of a number of reasons. Here are some of the top ones it could have been.

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