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A Simple Formula for Job Interview Success

A Simple Formula for Job Interview Success

Knowing how to prepare for your job interview can be overwhelming. While you can’t anticipate every possible question, there IS a simple formula you can follow for job interview success. Here’s how you can lay a firm foundation for answering many job interview...

Overcoming Ageism to Win the Job Interview

Overcoming Ageism to Win the Job Interview

(Part 1 of 2) As someone who works with well-established professionals and execs, I notice a big difference in the way a 50+ job seeker describes their  concerns v. someone in their 30s or 40s. For example: “It’s been years since I’ve had to even look for a job—I know...

How to Handle Awkward Job Interview Moments

How to Handle Awkward Job Interview Moments

You can’t possibly predict every question or potentially awkward job interview moment. But you can be aware of some sticky situations and how to be quick on your feet if these things happen to you. Recently, I fielded some job seekers' questions about how to address...

“Why Are You in the Job Market?”

“Why Are You in the Job Market?”

One of those simple, early-in-the interview questions you’ll often hear is “Why are you in the job market?”  Variations include, “Why are you looking for a new job?” or “Why do you want to leave your current position?” While this seems like a straightforward,...

“Tell me about yourself…”

“Tell me about yourself…”

"Tell me about yourself" is one of the first job interview questions you'll face. Sounds innocent enough, right? But what you say in that first minute of your meeting sets the tone and influences the interviewer’s first impression of you. (S)he is judging your ability...

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