How Do I Dress for My Interview?

Interviewing for a job is stressful enough without having to worry about your clothing and appearance.  A clean and neat professional appearance is an important step in making a good first impression.  You want the interviewer to focus on you and your skills, not your clothes.  Make no mistake, you are being judged as soon […]

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First Impressions

You only have one chance to make a good first impression!  A person will size you up in a matter of 15 seconds as you walk into the room.  What you wear says a whole lot about who you are, or at least who you are presenting yourself to be.  That’s why what you wear […]

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Evaluating Your Cover Letter

Let’s talk about what you should do before sending your cover letter to a prospective employer.  Remember a cover letter indicates your interest in a job to an employer. It introduces your resume, and it allows you the opportunity to ask for an interview. Even though you have completed writing the cover letter, you are […]

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Ending the Interview

At the end of the interview, you’ll want to make certain that you will be remembered. State your interest in the position, and summarize how you would be a “good match” for this position.  Do this by summarizing your top three skills, based on the skills the interviewer seems to place in high value. Be […]

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Job Application Follow-Up

If you are looking for a job and you have forwarded your resume and cover letter to a prospective employer, or have filled out a paper or online application, don’t stop there and wait to hear from the employer. Employers receive lots of resumes and applications.  They need to know if you really want to […]

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Email Job Search Etiquette

Many pre-interview job search activities are done via email or cell phone, and proper etiquette can mean the difference between getting hired and never being invited for an interview. If you don’t have a professional email address, get one before you begin your job search.  Use your name, and an email service provider that is […]

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How To Present Yourself During An Interview

Don’t forget that you’re creating an impression from the very first smile to the final handshake.  Follow these guidelines: Be 15 minutes early for the interview. Silence your cell phone and keep it out of sight. Treat each person you meet in a friendly, respectful manner (i.e. if you’re rude to the receptionist, you can […]

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Discussing Unemployment During an Interview

Getting a great job is challenging enough when you’re gainfully employed, but it can be even more difficult if you’re currently out of work.  However, if you have been contacted for an interview, it’s clear that the hiring manager sees your potential. Learn how to shine in your interview by being prepared to discuss why […]

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Disability Disclosure and Interviewing Techniques

For most job seekers, the interview is the “make it or break it” point.  Remember that you have about a minute to make a good first impression, and first impressions mean everything at this stage of the employment process.  Disclosure of your disability is critical at this point if accommodations, such as access to the […]

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