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Interview Basics

From interview preparation to follow up - learn the inīs and outīs of interviewing.

Behavioral Based Interviewing Ė Prepare and Ace star
Behavioral-based interviewing allows the interviewer to determine if you are the best fit for the job based on how you handled similar situations in the past. Find out how to ace the behavioral-based interview.

How do I ask for the Salary I Want star
Itís impossible to get through the interview process without the subject of a salary coming up. Your thoughts on the salary may be entirely different from the hiring managerís. Just what are your chances of getting the salary youíre looking for?

How to Communicate in an Interview star
The ability to communicate is an important skill in any job. Starting with your interview, you need to impress the hiring manager with your communication skills. Eliminiate these phrases in order to ace the interview.

How to Demonstrate Respect During the Interview star
The interviewer is often times the only thing standing between you and the perfect job. A bad attitude has no place in the interview. Being disrespectful to the interviewer may just cost you the job. Not sure what interviewers consider to be disrespectful? Here are just a few things to watch for.

How to Discuss Salary in an Interview star
The ďsalaryĒ topic can be uncomfortable during the interview process. How much should you ask for? How much is too much? Can you live on what they offer? What factors should you consider when it comes to the salary negotiation?

How to Explain a Gap in Employment star
Jumping from job to job, employment gaps, short term employment are all red flags to hiring managers. Ever wondered how to successfully explain a gap in employment? Whether the gap is for a month or a year, the reason can make or break an interview.

How to Explain a Spotty Work History star
Have you held a lot of jobs in a short period of time? Now when it comes time to look for a new job, youíre not sure how to explain hopping from job to job. The worst thing you can do is to try to trick employers. Here are statements to offer when you get stuck.

How to Handle a Lunch Interview star
Offices are not the only places recruiters will hold an interview. They can also be held outside the office. Depending on the position, you may be invited to interview over a meal, most commonly lunch. How you handle yourself can make or break a job offer.

How to Handle an Awkward Interview star
Awkward interview moments - we all have them. Draw a blank on a simple question. No time to change before an interview, Realize mid-stream that you're not answering the question. How do you handle it? Before you throw in the towel, learn how to recover from those awkward interview moments.

How to Handle an Uninterested Interviewer star
Have you ever sat after an interview wondering when it started to go downhill? If you have interviewed enough you probably recognize the moment you lost the interviewer's attention. Discover how to handle an uninterested interviewer.

How to Handle Being Overqualified star
"Sorry, but you're overqualified!" How many times have you heard that same frustrating sentence. You need a job! You can't change your employment history so just how can you get hired without being turned down for being "overqualified"?

How to Handle Pre-interview Jitters star
No matter how many interviews you've been on, it can still make you nervous. Learn how to conquer pre-interview jitters.

How to Handle the Relocation Question star
With thousands of applicants in the job market, how do you make yourself more marketable? If an employer has multiple locations Ė relocation may be the answer. Learn how to go about letting them know youíre interested.

How to Interview for an Internal Job star
Applying for an internal job? Donít assume that youíre a shoe-in for the position. Learn how to successfully apply for an internal position.

How to Keep Desperation Out of the Interview star
Endless applications and unsuccessful interviews can make even the strongest job seeker desperate for a job. Before you start sharing your troubles with your interviewer, think again! Don't let desparation cost you a job!

How to Prepare for an Interview star
Why are so many failing to prepare for interviews for entry level positions? Donít be the one that makes the interviewer wonder why you applied. Learn to prepare for the interview and be the one they choose.

How to Respond to Illegal Interview Questions star
An interviewer asks about your race, religion or marital status. This can't possibly be right can it? Absolutely not! Before you lose your cool at an inappropriate interview question, discover how to respond and still save the interview.

How to Respond to the Difficult Customer Question star
Tell us about a difficult customer service experience and how you handled it. This question stumps many candidates. Itís not a difficult question; learn how to tell your story.

How to Send Interview Thank You Letters star
With hundreds of applications and interviews, all candidates may start to look and sound alike. Looking for a way to stand out from the crowd? Learn how to send a proper thank-you letter.

How to Share Medical Information in an Interview star
Are you able to perform the job? Medical-related questions can be tricky during the interview. Share too much, you donít get the job. Donít share something important, it will come back to haunt you. Learn how to handle medical issues during an interview.

How to Successfully Interview for a Job star
How do you set yourself apart from other candidates? The secret is to show how you apply your skills in the workplace. Donít just answer the question Ė learn to tell a story. Learn how to show your value.

How to Take Notes During an Interview star
Why is it important to take notes during an interview? It's all about remembering the pertinent information. Wondering how to take notes during an interview? Here is what you need to know.

How to Tell if You Got the Job star
Does a smile from the interviewer mean you got the job? What if they say "we will contact you in a couple of days." Is there a way to determine whether or not you snagged the job?

Interviewing Ė How to Respond to Being Fired star
Have you ever been fired from a job? What happens when the hiring manager starts asking about why you were terminated? Do you know how to respond? Here is help to get you started.

Panel Interviews - How to Prepare and Ace star
Panel interviews are a practice more companies are embracing. It involves two, three or more managers from different departments interviewing you all at the same time. It doesnít have to be scary, however. Find out how to ace a panel interview.

Phrases to Avoid in a Job Search star
What are buzz phrases? They are meaningless statements which are often over-used. They are definitely phrases you want to stay away from in your cover letter and especially during an interview. Stand out above the applicant pool by removing these buzz phrases from your job search vocabulary.

Preparing for a Telephone Interview star
Have you ever went on an in-person interview and drew a blank when the interviewer asked a question? Telephone interviews have a definite advantage. They allow you to have a world of reference right in front of you. Bring these documents to the phone with you to help ace the interview.

Questions to Ask After the Interview star
Interviewing make you nervous? Not sure what to ask when the interviewer asks if you have any questions? Prepare your questions before hand to leave a lasting impression.

What do Interviewers want in an Interview? star
You get the interview, but you donít seem to get the job offers. Why? Have you ever thought about what the hiring manager is looking for during the interview? Try looking beyond your knowledge and skills.

What is the Interviewer Thinking? star
The interviewer is mindlessly flipping through pages. Is that a smile or a smirk? Should I ask her to repeat the question? Have you ever wondered exactly what the hiring manager was thinking during the interview? Hear the thoughts from the other side of the table.

Why Didn't I Get the Job? star
Have you ever walked out of an interview full of confidence that you got the job? Afterwards you waited for weeks for a call that never came? What happened? Do you often ask yourself, ďWhy didnít I get hired?"

Why Does it Take So Long To Get a Job Offer? star
You applied and interviewed for the job weeks ago. The hiring manager said they would call in a week. Why havenít you heard anything yet? Whatís taking so long? Before you become a stalker, find out what happens behind the scenes of a job offer.

Why Should I Hire You star
Have you ever drawn a blank when asked a question during an interview? The question "Why should I hire you," does not have to throw you into a panic if you begin preparing your answer ahead of time. Here is how to prepare your response.

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