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INTERVIEWING

26 Job Interview Myths You Should Know . . . and Avoid!

Job interview myths may prevent you from conducting an effective job interview. Knowing what they are will aid you in your job search. The major myths include: Myth 1: Every interview in my job search will be a job interview. Read more.


28 Job Interview Knockouts

There are many things you can say and do that can knock you out of consideration for a job offer. Do any of the following and you may be politely shown the door with this unenthusiastic closing: "Thanks for coming. We'll call you if we have any further questions." Read more.


30 Nonverbal Mannerisms to Avoid When Interviewing for a Job

When you interview for a job, your nonverbal messages will be more important to the interviewer than your verbal messages. Therefore, you should avoid mannerisms that make the interviewer feel uncomfortable or lead him to conclude that you will not fit into their corporate environment. Read more.


38 Illegal, Sensitive, and Stupid Interview Questions

Despite warnings to the contrary, many employers still ask illegal questions or ones that border on being illegal. Many of these questions deal with age, family responsibilities, and lifestyle. If you encounter such questions, you need to be prepared to respond. Read more.


40 Questions You Should Ask in Referral/Networking Interviews

Most job hunters, realizing that networking is critical to their search, work hard to arrange face-to-face meetings with contacts. But setting up appointments with all the friends, professional acquaintances, and corporate VIPs you can is just the first step. More important is knowing what to say once you arrive. Read more.


Avoid Communicating Nonverbal Messages of Deception in the Job Interview

We learn from a very young age to engage in innocent deception. We receive a gift at our birthday party that we don't like, and what do we do? We are likely to make a sour face or outright tell the giver we don't like it. Read more.


Behavior- and Situation-Based Questions

Employers are increasingly incorporating behavior-based and situation-based questions in job interviews. Read more.


Communicate Positive Attitudes During the Job Interview

How you stand and sit - what you do with your arms and legs, how you hold your head, your body orientation toward or away from the listener - communicate messages that are interpreted by other individuals as having positive or negative meanings. The listener (interviewer) may not even be consciously aware of what s/he is reacting to. Read more.


Dealing With Questions About a Difficult Background

Prior to a job interview, you may be worried about how to handle questions about things in your background that probably will not be plus factors in an employer's hiring decision. If you did not complete high school, are likely to receive negative comments about your work.... Read more.


Do You Have Red Flags in Your Background When Interviewing for a Job?

Interviewing, selecting, and hiring a new employee is risky business. Employers know that some job applicants will stretch the truth and some will even blatantly lie about their past to cover up problems that might knock them out of consideration for the job. Read more.


Do You Talk Too Much During Interviews?

Interviewers often eliminate a candidate from consideration because he or she "talked too much" during the job interview. Indeed, excessive talkers irritate potential employers. The silent types often have a major advantage in job interview situations, and especially if they know how to use silence to their financial advantage! Read more.


Dress Appropriately for Your Job Application or Interview

The 18 tips given in this article will help you look your best when you fill out job applications or go to a job interview. Read more.


Getting Good References When You Have a Difficult Background

Prospective employers expect job applicants to provide a list of references. Usually, these will consist of former employers. If you have some skeletons in the closet with previous employers, it's time to take some important actions to ensure that they do not become killer references and ruin your chances of getting the job. Read more.


Interview Questions About Why You Want This Job

There are five major categories of interview questions you should be aware of. The questions below are concerned with why you want the job you are interviewing for. Some of them may be phrased differently during an actual job interview. Read more.


Interview Questions about Your Career Goals

There are five major categories of interview questions you should be aware of. The questions below address your career goals. Read more.


Interview Questions Related to Your Education and Training

There are five major categories of interview questions you should be aware of. The questions below address your education and training. Some of them may be phrased differently during an actual job interview. Read more.


Interview Questions Related to Your Experience and Skills

There are five major categories of interview questions you should be aware of. The questions below address your experience and skills. Some of them may be phrased differently during an actual job interview. Read more.


Interview Questions Related to Your Personality and Motivation

There are five major categories of interview questions you should be aware of. The questions below address your personality and motivation. Some of them may be phrased differently during an actual job interview. Read more.


Interview Questions You Are Likely to be Asked

You can anticipate most of the questions you are likely to be asked during a job interview, including those about any red flags in your background. Read more.


Job Interviewing After Being "De-Hired"

When interviewing for a job, most people get a little nervous. And if you've recently been laid off or fired from your last position, that fear may escalate to King Kong proportions because you may be concerned the interviewer will not see you as a viable candidate if you are currently without work. Read more.


Lowering Your Red Flags During a Job Interview

When an employer spots one or more red flags in your background during an interview, you need to be able to give an explanation for the red flag behavior and convince him/her that you have changed your behavior. Read more.


Nonverbal Cues During a Job Interview

During your job interview, most of what is communicated is nonverbal. Some estimates place the amount of nonverbal communication at 90 percent or more. Read more.


Questions You Should Ask at a Referral Interview

Often overlooked by job seekers, referral interviews can be the most effective interviews in your job search. These interviews have five goals.... Read more.


Successful Job Interviewing in Today's Tech-Savvy World

Most of us can clearly remember the first job interview we ever had. Maybe it was for a position flipping hamburgers or perhaps as a clerk in a small bookstore. More than likely, you weren't too nervous because you were too young (and naive) to consider the consequences of doing poorly in an interview. Today, the story has changed. People who are in the middle of their lives - and careers - are going through job interviews again as they face the painful reality that no job lasts forever. Read more.


Test Your Job Knock-Out Potential

Some aspects of your background may create doubts in the mind of a prospective employer and lead him/her to eliminate you from consideration for a job. Read more.


Unexpected and Wacky Interview Questions

During your job interview you may be asked unusual and strange questions beyond questions from the usual categories. Read more.


What's Your Job Interview Readiness I.Q.?

Most people head off for their job interviews ill-prepared. In some cases, it is because they did not know how to prepare; in other instances, they thought they could short-cut the process. Relying on their perceived people skills and cleverness - "I have always been good at talking with people; I can bluff my way through this too" - is a mistake some make. Read more.


What's Your NVIQ? Identify Critical Nonverbal Interview Competencies for Success

Communication studies indicate that only 7 percent of a message is communicated verbally - that means over 90 percent is communicated nonverbally! Consequently, your nonverbal behaviors may be more important to the outcome of a job interview than your verbal communication. Read more.