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Video Friday: How to Dress for a Job Interview

Tweet It can be tricky figuring out how to dress for a job interview. In this video Jobfully’s Carrie Krueger gives you the formula for success

Dressing for Success

Tweet We’ve all heard you should “dress for success” but when it comes to job interviews, it’s tricky to know how to dress. A rule of thumb is to dress just a bit more conservatively than people dress where you are interviewing. For example:

Avoiding Pre-Interview Faux Pas

Tweet Imagine this: A friend is picking you up for an outing, but shows up 20 minutes early. You’re not ready. Maybe you’re busy with something else. But your friend has arrived and you feel compelled to drop everything and rush to get ready. That’s how an interviewer feels if you show up 20 minutes [...]

Interviewing with the Young and Inexperienced

Tweet Many job seekers, particularly mature workers, have experienced interviewing with someone much younger or less experienced than themselves.   It’s a common scenario and need not lead to disaster. Here’s how to handle it.

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 [...]

Video Friday: Body Language in Job Interviews

Tweet Body language can make or break a job interview. In this video learn how to convey capability, interest and professionalism with body language.

Awkward Interview Moments

Tweet Most job seekers have funny stories of awkward interview moments – names mangled, drinks spilled, flubbed answers to easy questions.  Jobfully team members shared a few of their favorites including accidently offering a hug instead of a handshake at the end of the interview (carried away?) and accidently walking off with the interviewer’s notebook.  [...]

“You’re Overqualified” – Turning Your Qualifications into Advantages

Tweet Experienced job seekers are sometimes frustrated to be told they are overqualified for a position. In part one of our series on this issue, we learned there are often hidden concerns behind the label “overqualified”. Part two focused on how to address these concerns. Today, going beyond addressing concerns, to really turning your qualifications [...]

”You’re Overqualified.” – Addressing the real concerns

Tweet When addressing the issue of being “overqualified,” it’s critical to understand the true concerns behind the label. Last week we laid out what some of those concerns might be. Today, how to address them.

“You’re Overqualified.” What are they really saying?

Tweet It’s not uncommon for experienced workers to be told they aren’t getting a job because they are overqualified. Expressing a willingness to work below past level and beneath past salary oftentimes is not the best strategy for dealing with this situation. Instead, it’s important to understand what specific concerns the hiring manager is raising.  [...]

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