“Tell Me About Yourself” Answers (Examples Included)

By Jeff Gillis Talking about yourself should be the easiest thing to do. After all, who knows you better than… You? 🙂 But for some strange reason, nearly every interviewer can agree that giving a good answer to the question “Tell Me About Yourself” during a job interview can be one of the toughest and…

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How To Negotiate Salary During The Job Interview Process

By Mike Simpson Money…money…money…money…money. It makes the world go ‘round… it’s rumored to be the root of all evil… and if you listen to the old saying, it can’t buy you happiness. Hmm. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say whoever coined that phrase hasn’t had to face the struggle of…

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12 Ways You Can Zap Your Job Interview Nerves

By Mike Simpson OK, it’s “go time”.  You open the front door to the company you are about to interview with. The floor beneath your feet is cold and unforgiving, echoing your footsteps as you make your way down the unfamiliar hallway. Each ragged breath you draw in fills your lungs, causing your already pounding…

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How To Write A Cover Letter (Sample Included)

By Mike Simpson So you want to learn how to write a cover letter… But let me ask you this: Have you ever been on a blind date? It can be overwhelmingly nerve wracking. There you are, all dressed up in your finest, ready to sit down across the table from someone you know absolutely…

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15 Things You Never (Ever) Want to Hear During Your Job Interview

By Mike Simpson We’ve all been there… You’re firmly planted in your chair, chest puffed out as you rattle off perfect answers to any interview question the hiring manager throws at you… “This isn’t so bad!  I’m a shoe-in for this position,” you surely think as the taste of victory fills your mouth and visions…

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Job Interview Questions and Answers 101

By Mike Simpson “And now, for our feature presentation…” Normally these words would signal you to lean back in your movie theater chair, put on your 3D glasses and start shoveling buttery popcorn into your face for the next two-and-a-half-hours. But in this case, while your job interview does have the potential to be an Oscar-winning…

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Find a Job Using These 26 “Under The Radar” Job Search Engines

 By Jeff Gillis If you were born anytime after 1950 and have looked for a job at any point between 1995 and now, chances are you have done at least part of your job search online using job search engines. Okay, so if you’re anything like my dad (who only recently learned how to use a…

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What To Wear To An Interview

By Mike Simpson Give yourself a pat on the back.  After all… You did it! Only a week ago you got that call that you had a job interview coming, and a long, stressful preparation lay ahead of you. “What do I need to study?  What questions am I going to be asked?  And what…

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Send This Thank You Email After Interview (Templates Included)

By Mike Simpson Ok, so you’re feeling like a “big shot.” Your cover letter and resume were the stuff of legends. Your suit was finely pressed, you had a nice spritz of your favorite scent on and anyone within 10 miles could see that you were having the best hair day of your life. And the…

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How To Plan Your Job References Strategically

By Jeff Gillis Many jobs these days require applicants to submit job references along with applications, and depending on who you use, can either hurt or help you.  Be prepared to have your past employers contacted! Many times future employers want to know little beyond your general performance and salary. Some may want more information…

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