Questions To Ask In Your Next Interview

Making a job switch is a big decision, but it’s important to make a timely one. Jobs won’t sit open indefinitely because you’re unsure. The interview process is a perfect opportunity to ask questions about the position and what will be expected of you so you can make an informed decision. Some important questions to…

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How To Close An Interview And Leave An Impact

The end of an interview is your time, as the candidate, to close the interview and leave a lasting impression on the company. You want to make sure they know you’re interested in the position. The close at the end of the interview can be as simple as saying “thank you for your time, I…

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What’s The Company’s Vaccination Policy?

This week a candidate asked me a question I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot of in the near future: “What’s the company’s vaccination policy?” The client/company had not shared any requirements about a vaccination policy, but many major companies are now requiring vaccines. It’s a tricky subject and can be uncomfortable if the candidate…

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How To Answer the Question “Tell Me About Yourself”

Open-ended questions like “Tell me about yourself” are frequently asked at the beginning of interviews to get the conversation started. Other examples include “Walk me through your resume,” “Tell me something about yourself that’s not on your resume” and “How would you describe yourself?” Why Do Employers Ask This Question? These questions are common at…

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How To Create An Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is a quick synopsis of your background and experience. The reason it’s called an elevator pitch is because it should be short enough to present during a brief elevator ride. This speech is all about you: who you are, what you do, and what you want to do (if you’re job hunting).…

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Are Resume Gaps Hurting You?

I’m sure you’ve heard the age-old advice: “Whatever you do, secure a job offer before you leave this one, or else you’ll have a hard time explaining a career gap.” Sounds familiar? While it is important to be careful not to have a gap as you move from one career adventure to another, it’s important…

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Best Career Advice You’ve Been Given

Think back to when you were just starting out as a professional or even more recently. What was the best career advice you’ve been given? I was fortunate enough to attend a 4-year-college committed to professional education. The professors weren’t just concerned about making sure we knew the material, they wanted to ensure we were…

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Resume Accuracy Matters

Your resume and cover letter need to be reflections of your best self. You want to put your best foot forward and proudly display your accomplishments. However, there is a definite line between projecting excellence and deceit. I recently had an unusual resume problem. In 16 years of recruiting, I’ve never stumbled across it. A…

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Why Timely Feedback Is Important

I recently wrote about the importance of providing timely feedback to the recruiter if you are the candidate. Today I wanted to explain why it’s equally important for us to get that feedback for our client, the company, also known as your potential new employer. Somewhat quickly after the interview is over, our client (the…

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