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What to Do When You are Stumped by a Question – an important interview technique

You’ve done all of your homework: you’ve studied the company’s website and thoroughly researched their industry. You’ve polished your interview techniques and practiced talking about your experience from every possible angle until you can do it in your sleep. You’ve … Continue reading

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Putting a Positive Spin on Tough Job Interview Questions

We all know that nobody wants to be around a sour puss – much less hire one. A cheerful person with great presentation skills and a positive outlook is most likely to be considered favorably during an interview. However, it … Continue reading

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“Awkward Pauses”: Good or Bad during an Interview?

We’ve all been there: that awkward pause during a conversation when the silence seems to stretch to an eternity. Oh, no! Was it something you said? How do you fix it?

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Making a Connection during a Job Interview

One interview technique that I especially like to recommend to job seekers is the art of making a connection with the interviewer.  Chances are, in this job market there is some pretty stiff competition for the position to which you’re … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Your Boss (especially during tough times, like now!)

Negotiation skills have never been more important in getting a raise, time off, or a chance for advancement than they are now. Recent market events mean that employers are looking to secure the bottom line. With careful planning, you can … Continue reading

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