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Setting Up and Preparing for Informational Interviews

Tweet Informational interviews are an important part of a successful job search. In part one of our series, we established some of the goals for setting up informational interviews. Now, how to set up these meetings, and prepare for them.

Answering the Question “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?”

Tweet Where do you see yourself in five years?  It’s a question many people face in interviews, yet don’t take the time to prepare for it.  You may be tempted to envision where you’ll be in five years on a personal level, but that’s not an appropriate way to answer the question.

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 [...]

Pre-Interview Research

Tweet You got the interview, now what?  Time to dig in and learn all you can so you can shine in the face-to-face meeting.  Having good background on the company will make you look interested and prepared, but the research will give you valuable knowledge that will help confirm that this is in fact a [...]

Revealing Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Tweet We’ve all heard you should come to an interview prepared to ask questions. But asking the right questions and responding to what you hear can be the secret to landing the job.  While questions show your preparedness and interest, they are also a critical way to learn what the hiring manager is really looking for.

Answering the Question “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?”

Tweet One question you can almost always count on hearing in an interview is why you left your previous job.  Whether you were laid off, fired, or left by choice, the question must be answered thoughtfully because the reasons for leaving a past job are used as a gauge for your stability in future jobs. Prepare an answer [...]

Wrapping Up an Internship

Tweet It’s the time of year when many students are wrapping up their internships and preparing to return to school. As my summer with Jobfully wraps up, I’ve been thinking about the best way to leave an internship.  As you depart, you need to position yourself for your future, and you want leave your employer [...]

Video – How to Effectively Make a Career Change (WSJ)

Tweet Today we’d like to share a video by Wall Street Journal discussing the process of planning a career change.  Many people consider making a career change, but few truly understand what it takes to make this process effective.

What Have You Been Up To Since Your Last Job?

Tweet A common situation many job seekers face is having an employment gap on their resume.   A gap could be due to either being out of work, or taking a job that does not require your qualifications and education and does not align with your career development.  While having a period of time during which you were not working is nothing to be [...]

Improving Communication Skills for Job Search Success

Tweet Communication skills are essential to your job search.  Being able to speak effectively when networking and interviewing greatly boosts your chances of getting hired.  And strong communication skills are equally important once you’re hired.

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