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How To Answer “What Do You Know About Us?”

Tweet “What do you know about us?”  It’s a common but puzzling question that gets asked at many interviews.  Last week we talked about how to research companies.  Today, how to present the information you gathered in a way that shows you did your research and highlights why your skills and background would be an [...]

Showing an Employer You’ve Got “Fit” – Part 2: Demonstrating Your Fit

Tweet Last week, we talked about exact what “fit” means in the hiring managers’ mind.  Now you understand the possible meanings behind “fit”, next step is to clearly demonstrate you’ve got it. Showing You are a Fit Interviewers rarely ask “Do you think you would fit in here?” Yet they are measuring fit all the time. The [...]

Improving Communication During Interviews

Tweet Good communication skills can mean the difference between success and failure in job interviews.  If you are stalling at interviews, communication skills could be the problem. Here are four things to focus on to improve communication skills in interviews:

The Art of Telling An Effective Story

Tweet Preparing for an interview can be an exhaustive process.  Do you have the proper wardrobe? Do you know how to get to the office?  Do you know every piece of your resume and why you put it on there?  If you have all of this down, you probably feel pretty prepared, but you forgot [...]

The Easiest Elevator Pitch to Deliver

Tweet Today our guest blogger is Jeff Haden. Jeff is a columnist for CBSMoneyWatch.com and Inc.com.  He has written more than 30 non-fiction books, including four Business and Investing titles that reached #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list. Jeff learned much of what he knows about business from managing a 250-employee book manufacturing plant. Everything else he [...]

How to Get Hired at Start-ups (Part 2)

Tweet For many people, working at a startup is exciting, and it’s not hard to understand why. You can get in on the ground floor, be a part of a team that creates something new and with high potential. That’s why it’s so cool to work for a startup, but that’s also why it’s not [...]

How to Get Hired at Start-ups (Part 1)

Tweet For many people, working at a startup is exciting, and it’s not hard to understand why. You can get in on the ground floor, be a part of a team that creates something new and with high potential. That’s why it’s so cool to work for a startup, but that’s also why it’s not [...]

The Introvert’s Guide to Interviewing

Tweet As not only an introvert, but also a shy introvert, I have always found social situations to be incredibly difficult. When you add the stress that anyone might feel over an important interview, nerves and anxiety can be overwhelming. But with proper preparation, practice, and patience any introvert can interview like the best of [...]

What I Learned from 50+ Mock Interviews

Tweet Today’s guest blog is by Bilal Aslam, who recently launched WiserProfile, giving you personalized feedback on your LinkedIn profile.  Bilal is a technical visionary with 5 years of experience at Microsoft, currently an engineer on Windows Azure. Recently, Bilal was the VP of Engineering at emptyspaceads, a seed-stage startup. His passions include data mining and distributed systems. One [...]

Interview Invitation: Tell Me About Yourself

Tweet I’m impressed with how well this video demonstrates techniques for covering the talking points that everyone will deal with during a job interview. John Heaney walks you through the following points: Briefly introduce yourself and speak about your personal strengths, linking them to the employer’s needs. Show how your talents apply to the position and give [...]

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