Tag Archives: Interview Techniques

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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Surviving (and Thriving) in Panel Interviews

While some people seem perfectly at ease in front of an audience, most of us are scared silly at the thought of having to speak in front of more than one person. In fact, studies show that the #1 fear … Continue reading

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Time Management Tips for Arriving on Time for an Interview

Mary rushed into the reception area 10 minutes late for her interview appointment. “I’m so sorry I’m late. I just hit the worst traffic, and then I took a wrong turn…I’m sorry, but I did the best I could.” Really?  … 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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What Questions to Ask in an Interview

In almost every interview, usually toward the end, there comes the time when the interviewer asks you: “Do you have any questions for me?” Your first inclination may be to ask how you did, and whether you will be hired. … Continue reading

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