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Interviewing is a two-way street and your success will depend on your ability to answer the questions asked and asking the right questions. You need to listen to what the interviewer is saying and respond with answers that will convince them that you are the right person for the job. Facial expressions, eye contact and keywords that match the job description are all very important in the
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Focus on the Facts
If you cannot answer the questions raised at the
Stay Cool and Collected
If you’re the type of person who tends to ramble when you’re nervous, you’re not alone. Doing so can make the interviewer nervous, however, because they might expect you to behave in the same manner when dealing with their clients. The best way to calm those nerves is to show up thoroughly versed in the company, and prepared to answer whatever they ask. Conduct a mock
Don’t Hesitate to Request More Time, if Necessary
Sometimes, recruiters and HR professionals will throw random or difficult questions at you that you hadn’t planned for in an attempt to see how you handle pressure. Rather than stutter until you come up with something, go ahead and ask for a little more time, or see if you can return to that particular question at the close of the
Leave the Cigarettes at Home
You know the old saying – “you only get one change to make a good first impression”. Even if you regularly carry gum, mints, and perfume, leave those smokes at home. Many people consider smoking a repulsive habit, and even if they don’t, they may not want to hire someone who’s going to take hourly cigarette breaks.
Prepare Technologically, and Prepare Well
If a presentation is part of your
When to Have the
By staying calm and collected during the
Career Tip of the Day: Planning for Your Job Search – Lesson 1
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