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          Job Applition

          The Job Applition Tango

          We do it all the time. When we?re ready for a job change we go online to search for a better job. You go to your favorite job board or employer?s site, find a job that fits you perfectly, and submit your resume and nothing happens.Just a typil online job hunting experience that we?re all used to. You are now in the Bermuda Triangle of job hunting, sending your resume into the unknown digital zone that goes in and never comes back.So, what n you do to improve your odds of receiving that next step of the employer contacting you for the job interview? First, it?s important to understand what?s happening on the employer?s end. Employers nowadays will receive hundreds to thousands of resumes after posting a job in any given week. Their computers and networks are overwhelmed from the entourage of resumes that are pouring into their email and HR applition management software.Some employers have the technology that n handle all the resumes pouring in and those are the ones that you will get an auto-responder message stating that they have received your resume and will contact you if they want to schedule you for a job interview. Other employers don?t, their Human Resources departments have been downsized or their budgets have been cut so much they n?t even afford a computer.Does that mean you shouldn?t even bother applying for the job? Of course not. There are thousands of new jobs posted daily on job boards. To help increase your chances of success begin the ?Job Applition Tango.? Here?s how:Step 1: Submit your resume properly?Don?t apply for jobs where you don?t meet the specific requirements the employer is posting in the job. Usually, if an employer post a skill is required you n bet you need that skill to be considered for the job. Make sure you are fully qualified for the position.?Follow the resume submission instructions perfectly. If an employer asks you to only apply online through the job board or attach your resume in word format then do so, don?t copy and paste your resume in the body of the email.Step 2: Network your way into the new job and company?Find out if any of your friends work for the company you are applying to. You n do this by lling them or shooting them an e-mail.?Check with your lol business associations or professional organizations to see if they have a message board or forum where you post your questions.?If you still come up empty handed, search for the names of people in the HR department on the company?s website. Then try to Google them or scour the internet to find a way to contact them.?After you?ve networked to someone that works for that company, send them an email explaining your desire to work there and ask them if they n forward your resume to the department hiring manager or to the HR department.In today?s tough economy and competition for jobs, it?s hard to just get an interview. To make sure your resume doesn’t get lost amongst the thousands of other job seeker resumes, practice the ?job applition tango.? It takes a little more time and effort, but is sure to pay off eventually.

           

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          We do it all the time. When we?re ready for a job change we go online to search for a better job. You go to your favorite job board or employer?s site, find a job that fits you perfectly, and submit your resume and nothing happens.

          Just a typil online job hunting experience that we?re all used to. You are now in the Bermuda Triangle of job hunting, sending your resume into the unknown digital zone that goes in and never comes back.

          So, what n you do to improve your …

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          Job Applition

          The Development of the Cosmeticians’ and Cosmetologists’ Professions, and Their Applition to Professional Liability Insurance

          Insurance companies do not tend to differentiate between cosmeticians and cosmetologists when it comes to providing professional liability insurance. The difference is actually important, and should be reflected in the insurance policies provided to cover professional liability insurance. The concept of professional liability insurance is that it is provided to professionals only. The basics of professional liability insurance is to cover malpractice or the unfortunate results of the excellent practice of well trained and certified professionals, who acquired their certifition according to high standards and well-known institutions. This should have led the insurance industry to prefer the higher trained professionals, and in the beauty field these are the cosmetologists. What differentiates between cosmeticians and cosmetologists is that a cosmetician is someone who sells or applies cosmetics or works in a beauty parlor, while cosmetologists are experts in the use of cosmetics, or beauty specialists.Not everyone will agree with the different definitions, and we received many responses claiming that the difference is the need of the cosmeticians to improve their public image and, not necessarily the result of better edution or expertise.The first use of cosmetics was in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians created a number of cosmetics: oils, herbs, fragrances for both beauty and religious purposes. Both women and men would use kohl (a black powder kept in a small jar) to outline their eyes and eyebrows. Throughout history, there has been a constant, consistent increase in the use of cosmetics, and the cosmetician’s profession was increasingly in demand, with ever-growing status for not just a professional, but for an artist.The increase in the cost of cosmetics along with the increase in public awareness to consumerism has created the need for protection of the cosmetician from public lawsuit in more complex ways than ever.Professional liability insurance used to be the main answer to the needs of the cosmetician, but nowadays, this excellent coverage provides only a fraction of the protection required by the cosmetician of the 21st century: The use of applied products and the development of consumer protection laws has elevated the need to provide protection from lawsuits involving the products used (and many cosmeticians still use self-made products, and nnot rely on product liability of a manufacturer). The emergence of hair and beauty salons has created the need to include public or general liability as well, and in the age of gender awareness, a certain protection is required against discrimination and gender harassment. It is an opportunity, both for the insurance world and for the professionals in the beauty industry to recognize the potential of cosmetologists and to elevate the level of professionals in the beauty industry. Better training, regulated edution and instruction, continuous updating ? all these will create a better environment for cosmeticians and their customers, and will forge a broader way for protection solutions by the insurance industry.Today, people are much more aware of their looks. They purchase expensive products, pay a lot for beauty treatments and expect their cosmetician or cosmetologist to be a highly trained and excellent practitioner. The insurance world will either go with this trend and support the enhancement of the beauty practitioners’ professionalism or will pay the price of old fashioned protection products. The one who will pay the price in this se may very well be the cosmetician who did not continue to develop professionally.

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          Insurance companies do not tend to differentiate between cosmeticians and cosmetologists when it comes to providing professional liability insurance. The difference is actually important, and should be reflected in the insurance policies provided to cover professional liability insurance.

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          Job Interviews: Make An Applition Cheat Sheet

          It is so easy to sit down to complete an applition and suddenly your mind blanks. You n’t remember dates or names or telephone numbers. If you have a varied work history, you n’t rell which job me first. If you have worked for the same employer for years, you forget when your duties changed or when you received a promotion.Do your research on work-related paperwork at home and make up a list of everything you might need. List every job for the past 10 years including the company name, address, telephone number and the contact person to ll, usually your immediate supervisor. Have a list of edution, both formal college and any special courses, seminars, or in-house training you completed, with dates. Have a list of five personal references with names, addresses and telephone numbers.rry the sheet with you so you are prepared at all times. Not only will it make completing applitions a breeze but it will ensure that the information you provide is accurate and consistent. That will avoid the embarrassment and negative reaction in an interview when you realize there are errors on the applition the interviewer is using as a guide and you have to make quick verbal corrections.

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          It is so easy to sit down to complete an applition and suddenly your mind blanks. You n’t remember dates or names or telephone numbers. If you have a varied work history, you n’t rell which job me first. If you have worked for the same employer for years, you forget when your duties changed or when you received a promotion.

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          Job Applitions ? Common Interview Questions Part 2

          What, would you say, is your greatest weakness?No one likes admitting to weaknesses, but this is a favourite interview question, and one you need to be prepared for.This is not the time to confess your deepest secrets or expose embarrassing mistakes you have made in previous jobs. You should choose an area in which you don’t have quite as much experience or confidence as you’d like – something which you will have the opportunity to work on in the job for which you are applying.It should not be something which you are expected to have already mastered, but something which will be useful for the post and n be developed over time. If you will be expected to give regular presentations, for example, saying that you find this difficult won’t go down well. However, if this isn’t expected at your level, but would be once you’ve moved up the ladder, you might say that you find it a bit nerve wracking and could do with more practice.Check the job description and person specifition for essential and desirable skills and be sure to choose something which is non-essential. It could be that you are unfamiliar with a particular software package which only plays a small part in the job.Once you have decided on your weakness, be sure to emphasize your willingness to improve and your awareness that you will have the opportunity to do so in the job.And your greatest strength? Many people have much more difficulty finding a strength than admitting to a weakness, but if you are asked to supply the latter, there is a good chance you?ll be asked for a strength as well. So be sure to prepare something.Which aspects of your present job are you naturally good at? Is there anything about your work which has been praised by managers or commented on by co-workers?If you are just leaving college, which skills did you develop as a student or in other activities such as voluntary work ? being a team player, researching information, communition skills? You should also relate your chosen strength to the job you?re applying for. What is it that the interviewers want and that you know you n deliver? Your strength needs to be based on reality and should be strong. This is your chance to shine, to bring your best qualities and abilities to the attention of the interviewers.? Saying you?re quite good at working in a team won?t cut any ice. You must illustrate your team-working skills with an impressive example, something the panel will remember when they come to make their decision.Preparation is the key to answering interview questions ? make sure you do it.? Waller Jamison

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          Applying for a job? Or have you got an interview already lined up? ndidates are often ught out by difficult interview questions, such as what is your greatest weakness or your greatest strength? Use these tips to help you deal with potentially difficult questions in a positive way.

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          Job Applitions ? Common Interview Questions Part 1

          Questions about your present, or most recent, job n be tricky and if you aren’t reful you n ruin your chances by making negative or undiplomatic comments. So make sure you are prepared.In an ideal world, we’d all get on brilliantly with the boss and our colleagues – and we’d love every minute of the job. If this were the se, it’s very unlikely we’d ever look for another post. In the real world, the reason you want to leave a job may well be that you don’t get on with the boss or your immediate supervisor, or that the routine has become mind-numbingly boring. However terrible your present job, the interview is not the time to discuss it. You must be professional and don?t forget, if you are offered the position, the people interviewing you will be your boss and colleagues and they don’t want to work with someone who will complain about them at the first opportunity.What questions might you be asked about your recent work history? How do you get on with your boss? And how about your colleagues? Why do you want to leave? What do you dislike about your job?Let’s start with the first two.How do you get on with your boss or your colleagues?Whatever the reality, you must give a positive answer. You could say, for example, that you have a good working relationship and that you have always found your boss helpful and supportive; there is a good team spirit and you get on well with your colleagues or that you work together effectively. If you are asked for specific faults in your boss or co-workers, don’t be tempted to run anyone down. This question is not about them, it’s about you and your loyalty. So never say anything against anyone you work with or have worked with in the past. If you feel you n?t honestly give any of the above answers, really think about the people you work with and find something positive that you could say about them.Why do you want to leave your present job?You need to think refully about this one, as employers don?t want to think that you hop from job to job, get bored quickly or are more interested in your after work activities. If there is an obvious reason, such as the end of your contract, redundancy, or you are moving to a different area, say so. Many people are reluctant to say that they have been made redundant, but remember that it?s the post which has been redundant, not you.What do you say if the truth is that you are bored to death in your present post?? Think refully about why you are applying for the job in question. What do you think it will give you that your present job does not? Money and longer holidays are the wrong answers. If these are the real reasons, you may well end up just as bored in this job. Take a close look at what the company has to offer. Will it give you an opportunity which is lacking in your present post, for example, to develop existing skills or learn new ones? Or will you have the chance to use specific qualifitions or abilities, such as foreign languages, which aren?t needed in your present post? Is there the possibility of advancement, receiving mentoring or taking on new responsibilities which you are unable to do now?What do you dislike about your job?Again, ution is needed. If you say that you specifilly dislike something, it may be a part of the new job, which would indite you didn?t read the job description properly and that you’ll dislike this job just as much.You could say that you enjoy your job but feel ready for something more challenging or that you have learned a great deal but are now ready to move to a post in which you will have more responsibility.The bottom line – before applying for a new job, make sure you n give positive reasons for leaving the old one and clear motivation for choosing the new one – and never criticise any of your co-workers.? Waller Jamison

           

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          Before going to an interview, you need to consider some of the questions you may be asked, such as why are you leaving your present job and why do you want this one? Use these tips to help you deal with potentially difficult questions in a positive way.

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          Job Applitions – Identify Your Transferable Skills

          Getting into the labour market after school or college is a daunting prospect and that?s without the minefield of jargon, overnight advances in technology and discriminatory attitudes.OK – Let?s bust a bit of that jargon!? What exactly are transferable skills? Quite simply, they are things you n do in one area of your life which n be used somewhere else. Let?s take an example. As a student, did you get all your assignments in on time? Were you able to set up extensions if your work was late? Did you learn how to type quickly and use a number of computer programmes effectively? Did you hold down a part-time job and manage to juggle work with study and your social life?If you answered yes to all, or at least some of the above, you have demonstrated an extensive range of skills, such as effective time management, negotiating and good communition skills. Now, you may not give them such grand titles, but if you were filling in a job applition form, that?s exactly what you?d ll them. You?ve been picking up skills from the moment you were born. The problem is that you take most of your skills for granted. That?s something we?ve got to change! So grab a pen and paper, get yourself a cup of coffee and let?s get started.Choose any role you?ve had in your life.As a graduate, you?ll have spent a large part of your life so far as a student and so we?ll use that in our example. Have a go at brainstorming the skills you developed in your school or student days.What did you come up with?Communition SkillsYou had no chance of surviving as a student – and even less chance of passing your exams – if you couldn?t communite the knowledge and skills that you are at college to learn.How did you communite this information? By writing essays, giving presentations or talks, delivering a lesson to other students, answering questions, writing a thesis? You may have devised questionnaires and interviewed members of the public, written articles for on or offline publition or for a college newsletter. You?ll have taken notes and summarised information from books and lectures. Think about each subject you studied and write a list of the methods of communition you used, both oral and written and write examples of each.? TeamworkAs a student you will have been exposed to group work of some sort – I know, I?m a teacher! You may have had to research a subject to make a group presentation or for a written assignment, or perhaps you produced a class newsletter or were involved in a community project with classmates. If you have played any team sports in your spare time, you will know a lot about what it takes to work as a member of a team.Ability to work alone and on your own initiativeMuch of the work you did at college was not group work, but stuff you had to do alone and you probably had to motivate yourself to get on with it. So, how good were you at getting all the work done? You may not have liked it, but if it had to be done, chances are you did it. How did you use your own initiative? Did you devise ways in which to make remembering information easier? Did you come up with creative ideas to make your work different and interesting? Did you find a job which you were able to fit in with your studies and which solved some of your financial problems?Ability to meet deadlinesDeadlines – You certainly had a few of these in your student days. Did you meet them?? You may have learned the hard way, sitting up all night at the last minute, but most people manage to get things in on time. And if you didn?t, how well did you negotiate an alternative solution?IT SkillsAs a student you will have used, at the very least, the internet, email and word processing packages. Your college will probably have provided free tuition in these and possibly also in programmes like Powerpoint and Excel. You may also have developed other skills in your own time or when you were at school, such as web design or programming. Add all these to your list. Research skillsYou will have had to do some form of research for your assignments and for your thesis or dissertation if you went to university. Write down the methods you used ? internet, specialist libraries, journals, interviewing, using questionnaires, doing se studies. Communition skills, teamwork, ability to work on your own and to use your own initiative, ability to meet deadlines, IT and research skills are all high on employers? lists of essential attributes in a graduate employee. Your job is to provide examples which prove that you have these skills. So, using the information in this article, make your own list of specific examples. They will help you shine both on paper and at the interview.? Waller Jamison

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          If you recently left college or university and have little work experience, you may be unaware of the vast number of transferable skills you?ll be bringing to the workplace. As a student, you developed many of the top skills needed to get a foothold in the job market. Discover how to highlight these skills when applying for jobs.

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          Job Applition

          Home Depot Online Job Applition

          Looking online for a job is a great way to start off on your new reer.? With the advances in the internet, many retail chains no longer require you to come into the store to fill out a job applition in person.? Applying for a job via the internet, like with the Home Depot Online Job Applition, now allow you to apply for several jobs in one sitting, rather than having to spend hours going from venue to venue.? Still, there are some things you should know before you apply online that are relevant to most internet based job applitions, including the Home Depot online job applition.When you are seeking out applitions online, you should always look for job applitions that are secure like the Home Depot online job applition.? Identity theft is a concern of many people when using the internet, and with information filled forms like the Home Depot online job applition, a secure website n keep you information private and safe from thieves.? Even though you are not including monetary information, you are still sharing a lot of your personal information on your Home Depot online job applition and the like.? Usually the company will put some sort of notation on the applition letting you know it is secure, or there will very often be a ?lock? icon at the bottom of your browser window.Applying for jobs via the internet require you to have your information readily available.? For instance, on the Home Depot online job applition, like many others, you will need information on your job history, military history, and edution.? Keep a record somewhere that lists all you dates of hire, resignation, salary, supervisors names, and contact numbers, so that filling out forms like your Home Depot online job applition n be done much more quickly.Also, note that you do not necessarily have to be looking for a line position to use the online applition process.? With the Home Depot online job applition, you n apply for entry level to store management level job opportunities.? So if you are looking for higher level jobs, you nnot necessarily rule out the chance to apply online, like with the Home Depot online job applition.? The convenience of the internet is not limited to line staff, and it also allows you to focus your qualifitions directly to the company to which you are applying, as with the Home Depot online job applition.The nice thing about the Home Depot online job applition and others like it, is that your information is often stored should you need to take a break from the applition process.? Our lives are filled with interruptions, and the Home Depot online job applition and those like it often come with a ?save? button so that you n walk away and not lose anything that you have already completed.? Most of these companies will save your applition anywhere from four weeks to six months from the date you begin your applition.Forms like the Home Depot online job applition are a convenience to many job seekers, and it n all be done from the comfort of your own living room.? Make sure you have your information available to make the process a little easier, and also double check to make sure the you use are secure, like with the Home Depot online job applition.

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          Looking online for a job is a great way to start off on your new reer. With the advances in the internet, many retail chains no longer require you to come into the store to fill out a job applition in person. Applying for a job via the internet, like with the Home Depot Online Job Applition, now allow you to apply for several jobs in one sitting, rather than having to spend hours going from venue to venue. Still, there are some things you should know before you apply online that are relevant to most internet based job applitions, including the Home Depot online job applition.

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          Grab A Job Applition

          Does the process of finding a job seem too overwhelming for you? Whether you are looking for a first job or you have been working for years, it n be a tough thing to find the right job for you. If you feel stuck in the middle of the process, one of the best things you n do is pick up a few job applitions and start filling them out.It might seem a little silly to pick up job applitions before you even decide what kind of job to pursue, but trust me, it is a great way to find a great job. The thing about picking up job applitions is that it gets you out into your community and helps you discover the places that are hiring new employees. Taking the time to grab a job applition or two is a proactive step toward finding a job. It is easy to hear about a job opening or even to read a job posting in the newspaper, but it is an entirely different thing to make the effort to seek out that place and ask for a job applition.So get online or grab today’s newspaper and begin to search for job postings in your area. Keep track of the jobs that look appealing. After you have gathered some options, head out and pick up a job applition at each of these places. Maybe you will meet an employer at a place you never expected to work and you will end up connecting well and enjoying a long reer at that business. Even if the perfect job doesn’t come from your first trip collecting job applitions, at least you are getting out and getting your name around at places that need new workers.When it comes time to actually begin filling out the job applitions you have collected, do so with re and ution. Don’t allow yourself to rush through the applitions or to fill them in while you watch television. Make yourself sit in a place that is free from distraction and put your full energy into filling out the job applition. Use a blue or black ink pen, never pencil, and be sure to fill out every portion of the job applition. Most employers like to see that people have put time and re into applying for a position.Be completely honest when filling out your job applition. You would never want to be hired beuse of skills that you do not really possess, so give an accurate picture of yourself to future employers.Your first or next great job could be as close as a job applition away. Grab a few today and get the process started.

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          Does the process of finding a job seem too overwhelming for you? Whether you are looking for a first job or you have been working for years, it n be a tough thing to find the right job for you. If you feel stuck in the middle of the process, one of the best things you n do is pick up a few job applitions and start filling them out.

          It might seem a little silly to pick up job applitions before you even decide what kind of job to pursue, but trust me, it is a great w…

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          Interview

          Winning Ways At Interviews

          Marketing communitions copywriter Charlie Trumpess takes a humorous look at how best to tackle that age old terror, the job interview. Let?s face it, job interviews are about as much fun as a hot wax with no anaesthetic. After all, attempting to showse your talents to a bunch of strangers, usually against the clock and on someone else?s turf is not a natural act. Nevertheless, if you really want the job then you have to crack the interview conundrum. Giving ?good interview? is all about the three Ps – preparation, presentation and positive thinking. All interviews are basilly made of the same hellish stuff, so let’s start at the beginning with the introductions. The interview introduction n be a slippery customer and one that n easily get away from you. Once you enter that chamber of horrors commonly known as the interview room, you?re on your own, never sure if you?re saying or doing the right thing. The harder you try to relax the more nervous you seem to feel. Simply stringing a coherent sentence together seems like one of the labours of Hercules. Of course the room is unbearably hot and your mouth is unusually dry so your tongue swells, cutting off the oxygen to your brain. Panic grips you. Finally, just as you?re about to turn on your heels and make an undignified dash for the nearest fire espe, the kindly interviewer extends a friendly hand and welcomes you. Now what do you do?Fear not. Introductions don?t have to be embarrassing, distressing or tearful episodes. Introductions n be easy and fun. You simply have to approach things lmly and logilly. Stop and think about it for a moment. You?re meeting someone for the first time; it?s a clean sheet, an opportunity for you to write your own ticket without preconceptions or bias getting in the way. All you have to do is arrive on time, dress smartly, check your teeth for remnants of your last meal, be yourself and make sure you?re wearing industrial strength deodorant. What could be simpler? To build up confidence you n always practice introducing yourself in front of the bathroom mirror before you actually attend any interviews. You might want to try this in the comfort of your own home rather than in the washroom of your lol pizzeria, where introducing yourself to fellow patrons might be frowned upon.Having successfully navigated the interview introductions, your next big challenge is to deal with an offer of refreshments. Something as seemingly benign as a cup of tea or coffee n wreak havoc during an interview. Having to juggle hot liquids in flimsy plastic cups while convincing a stranger of your marketing expertise or business acumen should always be avoided. Accepting or declining refreshments is something of a judgement ll, as you don?t want to appear ill at ease, but remember the risks are high. Loud slurping or gulping won?t endear you to the interviewer while spilling hot chocolate down the front of your cream and oatmeal business suit is a blunder few ndidates n easily recover from. So, if you find fear and anxiety has made your mouth as dry as Death Valley on the hottest day of the year simply ask for a glass of water. It?s probably your safest option.According to certain eminent psychologists, who study such things, the first few minutes of any interview are crucial in determining the final outcome. It seems that first impressions really do count. With the preliminaries over, it?s time to tackle the main event. By this stage of the game you?ll either be brimming with confidence or desperate for the lavatory, a cigarette and a family-sized ndy bar. Whatever happens you must stay focussed on the task at hand. 105 seconds is all the time you?re going to get to make the right impression. The key is not to panic. DON?T PANIC! If you?re properly prepared then nothing n go wrong. You should know exactly what questions to ask, what to say, and when to say it. Try to anticipate the questions the interviewer is likely to ask, and have your answers ready. But remember, before answering pause for a moment. It looks more natural. Keep your delivery clear, consistent, positive, short and simple; then you won?t go far wrong. And try not to get sidetracked or go off at a tangent.However doubtful you are, take it on trust that having your highly polished, recently manicured fingernails pulled out with rusty tweezers is far worse than your average job interview. Interviewers aren?t the monsters they might first appear. They?re just ordinary people doing a difficult job. If the interviewer makes a poor decision then both you and your new employer will suffer the consequences. The best thing that you n probably do is place your trust in the interviewer?s experience while checking the chair you?re offered for chains and thumbscrews. At the end of all this torment, after saying and doing everything right, you still might not get the job. Sometimes life is fickle. In such a se, try to get some positive feedback on your interview technique and move on.Typilly, just as you start to relax and feel you?re building a rapport with your interviewer you?ll find the whole torturous process suddenly coming to an end. And it?s now, at the end of the interview that you face your biggest challenge. As your confidence levels climb it?s tempting to drop your guard and divert from your original interview strategy. Resist this impulse. Technilly known as ?end-of-interview euphoria? you must fight the urge to say something witty or clever. In the intoxitingly thin air of your newly found confidence the chances are that your wit and cleverness will be interpreted as glibness or even rudeness. Take it from someone who has suffered this fate; fight your urges and keep your mouth shut without you?re asked a direct question.Maybe not the big finale you imagined or rehearsed, but safer by far to conclude your interview with a thank you, a smile and a gentle reminder of your contact details. Before you stand up to leave, especially if you?re one of that daredevil breed who recklessly accepts liquid refreshments, make sure that everything spillable is out of harm?s way. Now, all that remains for you to do is get out of there. At this last delite stage of the proceedings it?s advisable not to run. Hazards are everywhere and tripping over the wastebasket, upsetting the coffee table or ripping the telephone line out of its wall-socket will usually go against you. Whenever possible it?s best to leave your potential new employer?s office building, fixtures and fittings just as you found them. Play by the rules and you?ll walk out of there with a new job in the bag. Congratulations. Alternatively, tomorrow?s another day and another interview.

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          Marketing communitions copywriter Charlie Trumpess takes a humorous look at how best to tackle that age old terror, the job interview.

          Let?s face it, job interviews are about as much fun as a hot wax with no anaesthetic. After all, attempting to showse your talents to a bunch of strangers, usually against the clock and on someone else?s turf is not a natural act. Nevertheless, if you really want the job then you have to crack the interview conundrum. Giving ?good inte…

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          Why You Should Write An Interview Thank You Letter

          Job searching not only include resumes and interviews, but also involves other activities to ensure that you get the job you want. An interview should never be considered as the end process of job searching. It is also important to write an interview thank you letter. You must be wondering why you should write an after-interview thank you letter. Here is a list of reasons why it is vital:Writing a thank you letter after an interview n leave a positive impression with an employer and will distinguish you from other ndidates.The employer will remember you. It would be best to send the letter within 48 hours following the interview.Don?t forget to address the thank you letter to a specific individual and not just a general title. Be sure also that you spelled the name correctly and be sure that you use the right title. There is no graver sin than to reduce in rank a person of high position.Make sure also that your thank you letter is business like in appearance and should never be printed on the same paper stock as your resume. Always have someone proofread your letter before sending it to ensure that it?s flawless.Write each thank you letter separately even if the form is similar for each letter. Likewise, try to highlight what was discussed in your interview and restate your qualifitions as well as other continuing interests.And if you have received and accepted a job offer, be sure that you send your new employer a thank you letter. This is to show your gratitude and it is also an excellent way of starting a positive relationship with your new employer.When writing thank you letters in response to telephone conversations and informal interviews you should remember to write clearly and briefly. And again reiterate some of the important or major points of the conversation and then express your gratitude for the assistance extended to you.In se you would like to withdraw from consideration for a position or to turn down an offer, it is best to send a polite and positive thank you letter. This leaves a good impression on your part and could open doors for future consideration if you change you mind.In situations where you are rejected, still send a thank you thanking them for the interview which they granted you. Likewise, express your continuing interest in working for their company.? If you resign from your employment it would be nice to send a thank you letter to your previous employer. This type gesture may generate positive references. Sending a thank you letter reflects that you are were a grateful employee.

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          Job searching not only include resumes and interviews, but also involves other activities to ensure that you get the job you want. An interview should never be considered as the end process of job searching. It is also important to write an interview thank you letter.

          You must be wondering why you should write an after-interview thank you letter. Here is a list of reasons why it is vital:

          Writing a thank you letter after an interview n leave a positive impression wit…

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          What You Should Know About How to Write that Cover Letter.

          Improve Your Chances of Getting the InterviewNearly all job seekers are well aware of the importance of a resume when applying for a professional opinion, but few realize the vital role that an accompanying cover letter plays in the selection process.? In fact, your cover letter is just as important to your job search as is your resume.? Consider this: recruiters and managers often receive dozens, if not hundreds, of applints for every one available position.? With so many applints to review, interviewers do not have much time to determine if you are qualified for the job.? In fact, a recruiter typilly spends between one and two minutes quickly glancing over a resume, hardly enough to thoroughly investigate if your skills set and experience is a good match for the position.? This is why a cover letter is such a critil tool to the job seeking process.? The purpose of a cover letter is to clearly express your interest in and qualifitions for a position to a prospective employer.? So while the resume is a generic advertisement, your cover letter tailors your applition to each specific job.? By condensing your resume into key points and drawing the recruiter?s attention to the most relevant areas of your experience, you are assisting the recruiter in matching up your qualifitions to that of the open position.? And by taking the guesswork out of your resume, you greatly increase your chances of getting a ll for an interview.A cover letter has to ?sell? your qualifitions to a complete stranger and convince them that you are worthy of an in-person meeting.? Therefore, as you n imagine, it is not an easy document to write.? There are several guidelines, though, that should assist you in the cover letter development process. Typilly a cover letter is less than one page in length and has four main sections: the introduction, a highlight of your qualifitions, a summary of why you are interested in the position, and a concluding follow-up.? Before you start listing a litany of skills, though, it?s important to do some research on the company and the position for which you are applying to give you a better understanding of the company?s products or services, history, values, and target customer market. This will help give you a better idea of what recruiters are likely to be seeking in a ndidate, and allow you to tailor your cover letter to specifilly address those areas.? Part 1 – The Introduction:Your cover letter should be addressed to the hiring manager, whenever possible. Specifilly mention the position(s) that you are seekingLet the recruiter know how you heard about the position.? If you saw the position advertised or were referred by someone, be sure to include this information.Grab the reader?s attention and stimulate their interest in you right away!!Part 2 ? Summary of your Qualifitions:Highlight your strongest qualifitions for the position you are seeking.? Be sure to limit your qualifitions to only those that are the most relevant to the position.? Show, rather than simply tell, the manager your qualifitions by including specific, credible examples from your experience.? Quantify these qualifitions whenever possible by focusing on pertinent figures, projects, awards, and equipment/software/tools you’ve used that are relevant to the job you want.? For example, rather than highlighting your ?excellent customer service skills? indites that you ?achieved a 98% customer satisfaction rating? or ?increased department sales by 25% in the first quarter?.Part 3 ? Why you are Interested in the Position:Let the recruiter know why you want to work at their company.? What is it about the company that appeals to you?Why does this particular position appeal to you?Indite why you are a good fit for the company.? How will be an asset to the team?Part 4 ? Conclusion and Follow-up:Refer employers to your enclosed resume so that they n review your qualifitions in further detail.Request a personal interview or meeting with the hiring manager.Indite how the recruiter should contact you.? Be sure to provide a working phone number or e-mail address. Set a time to follow up.? For example indite that you ?will ll to follow up on Monday afternoon?.? Thank the reader for his or her time.One final note: your cover letter is the first impression that recruiters will get of you.? A strong focused cover letter n convey a powerful, positive first impression.? A weak non-focused letter, though, n kill any interest a recruiter may have in your qualifitions, regardless of how strong of a fit you may be for the position.? Be sure that you proofread refully for grammatil and typographil errors before sending any correspondence.

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          Nearly all job seekers are well aware of the importance of a resume when applying for a professional opinion, but few realize the vital role that an accompanying cover letter plays in the selection process. In fact, your cover letter is just as important to your job search as is your resume.

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          What You Should Know About Going On A Job Interview

          Job interviews are typilly the last stage in the hiring process, used to evaluate the best ndidates. Interviews are usually preceded by the evaluation of supplied r?sum?s, selecting a small number of ndidates who seem to be the most desirable (shortlisting).A company seeking to fill a single position will typilly interview a handful of ndidates – perhaps as many as ten if the level of applition has been high. While job interviews are considered to be one of the most useful tools for evaluating potential employees, they also demand signifint resources from the employer and have been demonstrated to be notoriously unreliable in identifying the optimal person for the job.Multiple rounds of job interviews may be used where there are many ndidates or the job is particularly challenging or desirable; earlier rounds may involve fewer staff from the employers and will typilly be much shorter and less in-depth. A common intitial interview form is the phone interview, a job interview conducted over the telephone. This is especially common when the ndidates do not live near the employer and has the advantage of keeping costs low for both sides.Once all ndidates have had job interviews, the employer typilly selects the most desirable ndidate and begins the negotiation of a job offer.A typil job interview has a single ndidate meeting with between one and three persons representing the employer; the potential supervisor of the employee is usually involved in the interview process. A larger interview panel will often have a specialized human resources worker. The meeting n be as short as 15 minutes; job interviews usually last less than two hours. The bulk of the job interview will be the interviewers asking the ndidate questions about their history, personality, work style and other relevant factors to the job. The ndidate will usually be given a chance to ask any questions at the end of the interview. The primary purpose is to assess the ndidate’s suitability for the job, although the ndidate will also be assessing the corporate culture and demands of the job on offer.Lower paid and lower skilled positions tend to have much simpler job interviews than more prestigious positions; a lawyer’s job interview will be much more demanding than that of a retail shier.Most job interviews are formal; the larger the firm, the more formal and structured the interview will tend to be. ndidates generally dress slightly better than they will be expected to wear to work, with a suit being appropriate for a white-collar job interview, but jeans being appropriate for an interview as a plumber.Additionally, some professions have specific types of job interviews; for performing artists, this is an audition where the emphasis is placed on the performance ability of the ndidate.Psychometric testing may also be used in job interviews.In many countries including most of North Ameri, Western Europe and Australasia, employment equity laws forbid discrimination based on a number of classes, such as race, gender, age, and marital status. Asking questions about these protected areas in a job interview is generally considered discriminatory, and constitutes an illegal hiring practice. Asking questions that touch on these areas, such as “Are you willing to travel/relote?” (possibly affected by marital status) or “When did you graduate from school?” (inditive of age) is still usually possible.There is extant data which puts in question the value of Job Interviews as a tool for selecting employees. Where the aim of a job interview is ostensibily to choose a ndidate who will perform well in the job role, other methods of selection provide greater predictive power and often lower costs. Furthermore, given the unstructured approach of most interviews they often have almost no useful predictive power of employee success.

           

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          Job interviews are typilly the last stage in the hiring process, used to evaluate the best ndidates. Interviews are usually preceded by the evaluation of supplied r?sum?s, selecting a small number of ndidates who seem to be the most desirable (shortlisting).

          A company seeking to fill a single position will typilly interview a handful of ndidates – perhaps as many as ten if the level of applition has been high. While job interviews are considered to be one of th…

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          What To Expect In A Flight Attendant Job Interview

          “Hi! I’ve just been invited to attend an ‘informational session’ at XYZ Airlines that’s being held next Saturday. I sent them my resume a couple of weeks ago. Is this an interview? Is there anything I should know?”Yes, Virginia, airlines are hiring flight attendants again – and the so-lled ‘informational session’ is often the first step in the flight attendant job interview process. Start off by congratulating yourself – obviously, your resume and cover letter did their job, and now the company wants to meet you in person. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they probably also liked a few dozen other people’s resumes enough to also invite them to this cozy little tea party. Much like acting, where there are dozens of people who want that one job, those who fill positions for flight attendants at major airlines have their interview process down to an art. If you’ve been invited in for a flight attendant job interview, here are some things that you should know.The “ttle ll”The first stage of the interview process is often lled a ‘ttle ll’, after the same practice in the acting profession. The airline will invite as many as several hundred applints to a conference center or hotel where you’ll get to fill out an applition, then stand up and introduce yourself. You’ll have two to three minutes to wow the interviewers with your personal statement, and if you do, you may get an invitation to a personal or small group interview later in the day.This kind of flight attendant job interview is great for the airline, especially if they’re hiring a lot of people in a short time – for instance, when they’re opening a new base in a new city. It’s far less expensive for them to rent conference centers in several cities and weed through several hundred people in a day than it would be for them to fly everyone to the home base for personal interviews. Unfortunately, it’s not so great for you – you need to make a good impression in a very short time. Basilly, it’s a ‘stress interview’ – you may be asked, ?Tell me a little about yourself,? or be hit with a tougher interview question. Your best strategy for this kind of flight attendant job interview is to practice responding spontaneously to many different questions. They’re looking for unruffled poise – and that comes with practice.Small group interviewsIf you wow them in the ttle ll, or if your resume is really impressive, you’ll move on to the second round of interviews, usually a small group flight attendant job interview. You’ll be seated in a room with 8-10 other applints while the interviewer asks questions of the group at large. It’ll be up to the applints to answer in their own order – and how you answer questions will be as important as what you say in response to the questions. The recruiters will be watching you as much for your demeanor as for your knowledge – remember, they’ll be training you after they hire you, so knowing the job isn’t the most important thing here.The best strategy is answer first on some questions, last on some questions and somewhere in the middle on most questions. When you answer, be polite and pleasant, never ever belittle another person or their answer, and answer briefly and concisely. The types of questions you might be asked will range from ‘How do you handle a conflict in this situation?’ to ‘What’s the most important thing to remember on an international flight?’The interviewers are looking for people who are poised, confident and sensitive to other people. Remember, their job in a flight attendant job interview is to find people who will represent the company and make them look good to the customers. As a flight attendant, you are the person that people will associate with the airline. Make sure you project a confident, competent attitude.One-on-one interviewsSo you made it to a one-on-one interview. That’s quite an accomplishment in itself. At this point, the advice isn’t much different than it is in interviewing for any other job. Listen to the questions asked; respond to them briefly and concisely. Take the time to draw out your interviewer a little – knowing whether she or he was a flight attendant, and what his or her experience is in the industry n help you frame your answers effectively. Most importantly, remember that the airlines hire as much for attitude and image as they do for skills – as noted before, they’ll train you in the knowledge that you need. Instead, you should be working to present an outgoing, resourceful and friendly personality – just the kind of person you’d want in the aisles on your flight home.

           

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          “Hi! I’ve just been invited to attend an ‘informational session’ at XYZ Airlines that’s being held next Saturday. I sent them my resume a couple of weeks ago. Is this an interview? Is there anything I should know?”

          Yes, Virginia, airlines are hiring flight attendants again – and the so-lled ‘informational session’ is often the first step in the flight attendant job interview process. Start off by congratulating yourself – obviously, your resume and cover letter did their…

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          What Kind Of Interview Question Will You Be Faced With Next.

          There is nothing like a good hard interview question to strike fear into the heart of even the most qualified applint. This is a great chance for both parties?the applint to strut their stuff, and the potential employer to see if the potential employee has the mettle that it will take to perform the job in question well.So it therefore behooves both parties to prepare well to both ask and answer these sorts of questions. But where do these ?million dollar? questions come from? Do they have to be or are they original? Is there a place to find and prepare for an interview question? It turns out that the answer to both of these questions is Yes! Often they are found in the same place, and now more than ever the best place to look is on the internet.There is more information concerning interviews?how to conduct and how to survive them?on the internet than ever. The information, depending on how hard you look, n be very specific too! For instance say you are a small software development firm in silicone valley amongst giant sized competitor companies. You thrive on the pressure exerted from and the competition provided by these larger companies and your constant mission is to beat them at their own games. Well you are going to want employees to thrive under pressure right?So the trick is to find questions that load on the pressure and get the interviewee into a situation where they feel slightly uncomfortable but should be able to reason their way through the interview question and provide an answer that shows that that is what they have done. If you search you will find websites that provide you with gobs and gobs of questions like this. Some even group them into specific areas and some also offer advise for interpreting answers and providing follow up questions and feed back.On the other side if you are an interviewee, part of the preparation is trying to think ahead. First to the types of skills that will be needed to perform well in this job and then to the types of questions that show se these skills. The nice thing about this is that there are only so many interview questions that exist and if you do the first part of your research on the job well you should have no question finding information about classic questions that are designed to bring out certain qualities. You therefore have no excuse about not being prepared and in the same manner about not getting a great job!

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          There is nothing like a good hard interview question to strike fear into the heart of even the most qualified applint. This is a great chance for both parties?the applint to strut their stuff, and the potential employer to see if the potential employee has the mettle that it will take to perform the job in question well.

          So it therefore behooves both parties to prepare well to both ask and answer these sorts of questions. But where do these ?million dollar? questions c…

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          What is Behavioral Style Interviewing and Why do I re?

          Over the years, interviewers have deployed all sorts of methods to ?weed? out ndidates in an effort to determine who is best qualified for a job. A lot has changed from the days when the interviewer could ask anything s/he wanted to.? With changes in laws regarding discrimination, etc, new methods were developed to pass judgment on ndidates.? One of those methods is lled ?Behavioral Style? interviewing and the reality is you may not even know you are in this type of interview.? You may be asking yourself, ?What exactly is behavioral interviewing and why do I re??? Behavioral style interviewing is a standard method of eliciting information from a ndidate about his or her relevant past behavior and performance.? The key word is ?relevant?, meaning, how you performed in job situations in the past where these same situations might be in the job you are applying for.? The thought process is that your past behaviors are the best inditor of future behavior.? A good job interviewer will have assembled all the necessary skills required for the job and prepared a list of behavioral style questions surrounding those traits.? For example, for each question, you may be asked about a situation, what you did and what the outcome was.? As an example, you may be asked ?Tell me about a time when you had too many things to do and you were required to prioritize your tasks.?? Compare to ?Tell me how you would prioritize your tasks if you had too much to do.?? Do you see the difference?? In one situation you are asked very specifilly what you did in a certain situation where as the other question merely asked you to describe what you might do.? We all have the best intentions, so what you say you might do is not necessarily what you might actually do.Now that we know what this style is, how do we prepare for this type of interview?Like for any interview, you must prepare.? You still need to go through the normal preparation such as understanding the company, financial information, products, culture, etc.? You n get most of this from the company?s web site or 10-k filings.? Since you now have the name of the hiring manger, do an internet search on him/her.? Has this person been in any business/trade journals?? Sometimes you n learn a lot about the person you will be interviewing with.? By the way, the hiring manager n do the same thing on you.? You may want to do a search on yourself.? If your name is John Smith, you probably do not have anything to worry about.? But if you have a very unique name, it is very easy to find out information about you. Moving right along, the things mentioned above you must do no matter the style of interview. Now, for the behavioral style, you need to think hard.? You need to come up with solid examples of your experience and how they relate to the job you are about to interview for.? Think again of the three items I mentioned above, the situation, what you did and outcome.? Most behavioral style questions are the same questions that have been used for years but with the wording slightly modified to elicit very specific responses from you of actual past behavioral.? Go to any search engine and type in interview questions and you have your list to practice from.? Remember, the interviewer is thinking that past behavioral is an inditor of future behavioral.? When answering questions, do not ramble on.? Be specific and to the point.? There is a fine line though between being to brief and not giving enough detail to being full of hot air.? Good Luck!

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          Job interviewers now utilize behavioral style interviewing. What is this new interviewer tool and how do I prepare for it?

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          What do Those Interview Questions Really Mean?

          You have just been through a grueling interview.? The questions were tough and some just seemed off-the-wall and some were rather innocent.? What was the interviewer really looking for?? What did s/he mean by those questions?? Well, you n be certain that if you were interviewed by a seasoned interviewer, each and every question had a very distinct purpose.? Listed below are some common and not-so-common questions with the potential purpose of the question.Common questions and what the interviewer is really looking for:Question: Tell me about yourself?Answer: The interviewer is looking for you to talk about yourself and to reveal anything that s/he might not otherwise be able to ask.? For example, do you have kids?? Married? Hobbies?? Interests?? Single parent?? Let’s say the job involves shift work, the need to be at work at 7:00 every day or the flexibility to be on ll?? ndidates with children are perceived to have more problems getting to work on time, miss more work beuse of children illnesses, school functions, etc.? Is this fair?? No.? Is this a reality for some hiring managers?? Absolutely.? So what to do.? Talk specifilly about previous work, your desire to work, etc.? The only exception would be if you know for a fact you and the hiring manager have something in common that you n use to build interest with him/her and that you would be a great fit.Question: Tell me about the most difficult person you had to deal with?Answer: The interviewer could re less about the most difficult person you had to deal with.? What s/he is fishing for here is your ability to get along with people.? Do not answer this one too quickly.? Answering quickly suggests you have had to deal with a log of difficulty people which really suggests that you are the difficult one.? A better approach might be to tell the interviewer that you get along with everybody and that you do not have problems with difficult people.? Assuming that that statement is true, expand on your ability to pull diverse groups of people together to complete a projectQuestion: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?Answer: While the obvious answer would seem to be ?this job?, you might also talk about your desire to take the next step thereby giving the interviewer the thought that you are an achiever and willing to work hard.? It always amazes me how many people that I have interviewed are stumped by this question or answer it saying a surfing job.Question: Tell me what you liked about your last job and what you dislikedAnswer:? Here is another one to be reful on.? Do not go on about all the things you disliked.? It leads the interview to think you do not like anything.? Even if your last job was really, really bad, focus on the positive aspects of the job such as the things you learned, the exposure it gave you, etc.? If you talk more about what you disliked, chances are you will say you dislike something that may be a critil part of the job you are applying for.Question: Tell me about your favorite and least favorite managerAnswer:? Again, this is a tricky question.? If you begin to talk about the things you dislike about your previous manager, the hiring manager will believe you have a problem with authority.? Focus on the things you have learned from previous managers.? Also talk about how you and a previous manager disagreed on an approach and how you worked the issue out.As mentioned at the beginning of this article, an experienced interviewing has a reason for each and every question. While the question may seem innocent enough, how you answer it could decide whether you get the job or not.? Always to remember to focus on the positive aspect of your past.? Focusing on the negative will give the impression that you are a negative person and probably not the best fit for the position.

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          What is the interviewer really looking for when going through the interview process?

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          Toughest Interview Questions?

          Today’s interview questions are becoming increasingly more difficult. I have compiled a list of questions that interviwers regard as the toughest to answer. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions, but be prepared to for them to be asked.

          1. Talk about yourself? (Prepare for 2 minutes)

          2. If you were a Leader of a country, which problem would you tackle first and why?
          3. If you made a film about yourself, who would play your character?
          4. Is a Tomato a Fruit or Vegetable?
          5. Describe a Tennis Ball?

          Be prepared for Questions like these as this will prove you really want the job, have a creative thought process, be able to sell yourself and be confident is a stressful environment.

          Paul Evans – FastFinders.co.uk

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          Today’s interview questions are becoming increasingly more difficult. I have compiled a list of questions that interviwers regard as the toughest to answer. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions, but be prepared to for them to be asked.

          Paul Evans – FastFinders.co.uk

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          Top 10 Things People Do Wrong at Interviews, And How To Avoid Them

          A face-to-face interview is the most stressful part of the job search for many individuals, but it is also a critil component of the recruiting process.? Up until this point, you have been able to hide behind your resume and cover letter.? As the selection process starts to draw to a close, though, it?s time to impress the hiring team.? A large part of a successful interview is avoiding potential pitfalls that n undermine your ability to impress the hiring team.? The top ten critil mistakes that people make when interviewing for a position are: Arriving late to the interviewArriving late makes a strong negative first impression and will raise questions in the interviewer?s mind about your reliability and punctuality.? Always ask for directions to the interview site and double-check a map so that you know where you are going.? Don?t forget to allow extra time for traffic and other unforeseeable events.Poor dress attire and groomingRemember that professional companies are looking to hire professional individuals, not the beach bum who just shook the loose sand from his hair.? Dress conservatively in a well-fitting suit and keep jewelry, makeup, and fragrances to a minimum.? It?s also important to always take a shower, brush your teeth, and comb your hair before an interview as well to present to clean, polished image.Failure to do research about the company prior to the interviewShow you are interested in the company for by doing some outside research before the interview.? This attention to detail sends a clear message to the interviewer that you are serious about the position and are willing to go the extra mile.? This research will also help you determine if the company?s industry, products/services, and culture are a god match for you.Failure to give specific examples of your experience and measure your skills against the positionInterviewers want to know more than just the bare bones of your experience.? They are interested in the specifics of task how you performed, challenges you have faced, and the methods you have used to overcome those challenges.? This is especially true of behavioral interviewers.? Take the time to give the interviewer specific examples of how you have performed and how these collaborate to the duties of the position.? If you n draw a clear parallel between your work experience and the position you are interviewing for, you have a much higher chance of being successful in the interviewing process.Not taking the opportunity to ask intelligent questions about the company and/or positionThe interviewing process is not just an opportunity for the company to evaluate your fit for the position; it?s also your opportunity to evaluate how well the company and the position match your ideal job.? Asking questions not only helps you determine how well-suited you are for the position (and it for you), but also clearly indites that you have done some basic research about the organization.? Don?t ask questions just for the sake of asking questions.? Intelligent, poorly-worded questions n frequently do more damage to your reputation than remaining silent.Failure to practiceEven the best public speakers need to take the time to practice delivering and answering detailed questions.? The more you practice, the more comfortable you will get with your answers and the material, allowing for a much smoother delivery. Talking too much (or not at all)The best answers are succinct, but detailed.? Interviewees who ramble on and on come across as trying to compensate for some weakness, while those individuals who just sit there and stare appear as though they are in shellshock (and maybe in over their heads).? Neither of these scenarios is ideal in an interview situation.? Choose your words refully and sparingly, but don?t be a mute.Bad-mouthing previous managers or companiesOne of the fastest ways to turn off an interviewer is to bad-mouth your current or previous employer.? This raises questions about your loyalty and integrity, and labels you as unhappy and a complainer.? Even if you worked in a sweatshop with no lights, running water, or meal breaks for 18 hours a day, keep all negative commentary to yourself.Fail to explain why they are a good fit for the position (and the company)If you leave it up to the interviewer to evaluate if you are a solid fit for the company, then you risk the chance that they might not make the decision you?d like to hear.? Make it easy for the interviewer for hire you by connecting your experiences, talents, and strengths to the job description.Don?t state that you want the jobOnce the interview has concluded, if you want the job, let the interviewer know that you are still interested in the position.? Since the interview is as much about your? evaluation of the company and the position as it is them evaluating you, don?t assume the interviewer knows you still want the job.? Reiterate your interest and inquire about the next step in the hiring process.

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          As the selection process starts to draw to a close it’s time to impress the hiring team. A large part of a successful interview is avoiding potential pitfalls that n undermine your ability to impress the hiring team.

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          Top 10 Job Interview Questions with Tips on How to Answer

          Every question has its own purpose. The interviewer nnot just ask you about anything and everything. Every question asked is used to differentiate your skills, and personality from other ndidates. There is actually no correct answer to any interview questions. It just depends on how you answer them. Companies have their own standing with regards to the answers you have given them. They want to determine if you n offer something to their goals.1. n you tell me something about yourself?This is the probably the most terrifying interview questions of all time and the most difficult to answer as well. As an applint for a certain job, you?d be wondering what the employer wants to know. What?s the point of asking this kind of question? I suggest that you should relax and think of this situation as a great opportunity to impress your employer. Well, the technique here is you should answer them with something that supports your reer goals. Avoid telling those things about your name, your birth date, where you live, hobbies and other extra curricular activities. It would be better if you tell them something relevant about your qualifitions and employment history.2. What are your strengths?Be sure that you tackle those points that would help you do the job you?re applying for. Tell something about your technil skills and your qualifitions and be sure to support them with specific examples. 3. What are your weaknesses?With regards to your weaknesses, you should answer them with things that you are improving upon and make sure that it is work related. Do not just tell your weak points; you should back up your statement with things that you are doing to improve your weak points.4. How do you handle stress/pressure?Some companies have a type of interviews where in a group of interviewers ask you a set of questions. Some interviewers purposely stir up emotional responses by asking questions in a challenging manner. Their purpose is to find out how you handle the stress.If you were asked about this question, just relax and keep your self lm beuse they are already observing you. Just describe how you handle pressure by being honest and direct, but avoid being anxious. 5. What do you know about our company?Before you n answer this question, you must have a research about the company you are applying to. Knowing their mission and vision n help you make the interview more interactive. It would be better if you tell them that you want to know more about the company. This shows that you are interested to the company and you really wanted to be part of the team.6. Why do you want to work in our company?If you were asked about this question, the first thing that would come into your mind would be ?Beuse you have a job opening?. Well, those are clear answers but it won?t give you additional points on your interview. Those kinds of answers might sound sarstic and may possibly annoy the interviewer.The point of asking this question is to determine whether you have an idea about where you want to work or you?re just applying to any company that has a job opening.Having a brief research on a company before your interview n help you to stand out as a competent applint. It would be helpful if you n think of some reasons about what you n contribute to the company. 7. Why do you want to leave your current job?Not all interviewee n deliver a straight forward answer to this question. Of course you have your own reasons why you want to leave your current job. You should be reful in answering this question. By all means you should keep your answers in a positive manner. As much as possible, do not give them a hint on how much you hate your current officemate or your boss. At this point, the interviewer is testing your attitude. The firm wants to hire someone who has the potential to become part of their team and not a negative one who n pull them down.8. What n you contribute to our company?Tell them your qualities that are related to the position you are applying for. Give them some ways in which you n help the company grow and be productive by sharing your thoughts and ideas. Show them your dedition and your willingness to be a part of the company.9. Why should the company hire you?Basilly, this question is about selling yourself. Just like the first question, telling something about your self. Develop a sales statement and be more detailed as much as you n. Tell them something about what makes you unique and what you n contribute to the company. Think of your qualities you have to offer that match on what the employer is looking for.10. Where do you see yourself five or ten years from now?In answering this question, you should focus on your reer-advancement goals that are related with the job you are applying for. Interview questions are very tricky and you should be more reful in answering them. Your future reer relies on how you deliver your answers. Respond appropriately, just relax and be yourself.

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          Every question has its own purpose. The interviewer nnot just ask you about anything and everything. Every question asked is used to differentiate your skills, and personality from other ndidates. There is actually no correct answer to any interview questions. It just depends on how you answer them. Companies have their own standing with regards to the answers you have given them. They want to determine if you n offer something to their goals.

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          Tips In A Job Interview

          The second step in getting the job is meeting the potential employer for an interview. The first step that an applint has successfully completed was sending your applition and passing the screening process of the company. The employer got the resume through a variety of sources that n be from an ad that was posted, a referral from a friend or a headhunter, or by a person who simply submitted an applition by logging on the company?s website. Here are a few tips that will help in having a successful interview;? Before going to an interview, it is best to do some research about the company one is applying to. ? It is also best to practice with a friend or family member mock up questions that the employer will likely ask so you do not choke during the real interview.? When you go for an interview, it is best to always arrive 10 to 15 minutes ahead of time. This shows employers that the person is punctual and serves as a good attribute in a potential employee.? When meeting an employer, you should bring an extra copy of the resume and other documents that are needed if asked certain questions. A good example is architects and photographers who are professionals in the respective fields who have a portfolio of the works done which may impress the interviewer. ? It is always best to dress appropriately. This shows the employer sincerity on the part of the applint applying for the job. One must have finger-nails and hair well groomed for the interview. The outfit worn should be professional. This would mean that shoes must be used to match the outfit. If you typilly wear a lot of jewelry, it is advisable to remove and tone it down for the interview.? When you are in front of the employer, smile and greet the interviewer with a firm (but not bone crushing) handshake which is always a good start to get the interview moving. ? During the course of the interview, listen very well to the questions asked. Each must be answered truthfully and confidently to be able to sell yourself to the potential employer. ? Afterwards, the applint should thank the recruiter for the time that was given to meet for the interview.

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          The second step in getting the job is meeting the potential employer for an interview. The first step that an applint has successfully completed was sending your applition and passing the screening process of the company.

          The employer got the resume through a variety of sources that n be from an ad that was posted, a referral from a friend or a headhunter, or by a person who simply submitted an applition by logging on the company?s website.

          Here are a few tips…

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          Tips for Cover Letters to Get More Interviews

          Here?s a tip for cover letters to get more interviews.? Use a bulleted format cover letter rather than a standard letter in paragraphs.? The bulleted format is more eye tching, and is more likely to be glanced at by the hiring manager or other person assigned to sort through resumes.? This format will help you get your resume seen by more people and as a result get more interviews and more job offers.If you follow this advice and decide to use the bulleted format, make sure that each bullet point specifies a reason for the hiring manager to talk with you.? This reason n be your number of years experience, your edution, a personality trait that you have, or an accomplishment.Examples of bulleted points would be:? Over 20 years experience in Human Resource Management.Or?? Outstanding work ethic.? Lead by example.Or?? Master of Science in Edution.? Currently enrolled in Doctorate program.Or?? Saved last employer $30,000 in revenue through modernization of accounting system.Or?? Increased sales by 25% last quarter.This bulleted format allows you to toot your own horn, but in a way that does not seem egotistil beuse it is obviously part of a resume package.? Another tip that will increase the readability of your cover letter is to use bold faced fonts on ocsion to emphasize points you want read.? Bold face tches the eye, and is a common device used by graphic designers in advertising copy.? Your resume and cover letter are marketing tools for you, just as a print media advertising piece is a marketing tool for a business.? Consider using bold face as tip from the Fortune 500 ad agencies that you n use without charge.The next piece of advice to consider concerns the final paragraph of the letter, and will help you in your follow up efforts.? When following up often times the hardest thing to do is to get past the gatekeeper.? The secretary or administrative assistant that screens lls for his or her boss has an important job to do, but so do you, and reaching the decision maker will make you look good.? The gatekeeper will try to stop you if the decision maker is busy?after all, he has better things to do with his time than speak with job seekers.? So, in the final paragraph of your letter, before the ?sincerely? and your name, simply state ?I will ll you next week to check on a convenient time to speak with you in person.?? You?ve told the hiring manager you will be lling.? Logilly he should be expecting your ll.? For this reason you may tell the gatekeeper that ? Mr. HR Manager is expecting my ll this week.?? This will increase your chances of getting through, and of getting the interview.? This tip is a variation on techniques that good business-to-business sales people use, and will work for you as well, bringing you more interviews and more job offers.

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          How to use a cover letter to get you more interviews. Tips on how to use bulleted or bold face formatting to get your resume noticed.

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          The Job Interview From Start To Finish

          The questions you ask are usually used by the interviewer to evaluate your fitness for the job. You should research enough to be able to ask questions that are not found in obvious places such as the organization’s annual report. Find out about the job and the company when it’s your turn to ask questions. Ask the questions you prepared in advance. Feel free to ask for specifics about who you would report to and the duties involved. Be prepared to ask at least three questions in areas concerning the job, the company, the industry, external influences.Do not ask questions that raise red flagsBy asking “Is relotion a requirement?” the interviewer may assume that you do not want to relote at all. If you do not mind reloting, try asking “I understand that most companies like their executives to spend time at their various major lotions. Could you tell me how often I might be asked to relote over five or ten years?”Answer a question with another questionIf the interviewer asks you what salary you expect, try answering by saying “That is a good question. What are you planning to pay your best ndidate?”Rehearse your interviewRole play with a friend. You should be able to convey all pertinent information about yourself in 15 minutes. Videotape the interview to identify unwanted gestures. If videotape is not available, use your telephone answering machine to record an interview: listen to your diction and speaking speed.Avoid negative body language One purpose of an interview is to see how well you react under pressure. Avoid these signs of nervousness and tension:Frequently touching your mouthFaking a cough to think about the answer to a questionGnawing on your lipTight or forced smilesSwinging your foot or legFolding or crossing your armsSlouchingPicking at invisible bits of lintAnother purpose of an interview is to see how well you communite. Remember that communition is a two-way street; you must both listen and talk. If you are talking too much, you will probably miss cues concerning what the interviewer feels is important.Make a connectionThe purpose of the interview is to see how well you might fit into the organization. Successful interviews are one that concludes as if you and the interviewer are long lost friends. Tips to make a connection include:Be optimistic and try to make others feel comfortable Show openness by leaning into a greeting with a firm handshake and smile. When appropriate, give examples through short, interesting, and humorous stories about yourself. Try to envision what functions you would perform that would benefit the organization and discuss those activities.Dress properly One component of the interviewer’s job is to make a judgment concerning your ability to fit in the organization. One factor influencing that judgment is the attire you wear for the interview. Find out about the company’s expectations for personal appearance–dress expectations, hair length, facial hair, etc.Be on time Most organizations look at hiring, at the entry level, prospects who will become professionals. If you are a professional, you work until the job gets done–which may be longer than 8 to 5. Being on time (or early) is usually interpreted by the interviewer as evidence of your commitment, dependability, and professionalism.Send a “Thanks for the Interview” note After an interview, send a thank-you note. After the final interview, time the thank-you note to arrive during the week you believe the hiring decision will be made. These notes serve as a reminder to the interviewer concerning your appropriateness for the position. You may mention a topic discussed during the interview.When the job contact was made through the Internet or e-mail, send an e-mail thank-you note immediately after the interview. Mail a second letter timed to arrive the week before the hiring decision will be made.

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          The questions you ask are usually used by the interviewer to evaluate your fitness for the job. You should research enough to be able to ask questions that are not found in obvious places such as the organization’s annual report. Find out about the job and the company when it’s your turn to ask questions. Ask the questions you prepared in advance. Feel free to ask for specifics about who you would report to and the duties involved. Be prepared to ask at least three questions …

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          The Job Interview

          The second step in getting a job is having an interview with a potential employer. The first step was sending your applition and after reful review by the company, you are seen as ndidate for the vant position. The employer got this information through an ad that was placed in the paper, referred by someone in the company or a headhunter, or by a person who simply submitted an applition via the company?s website. The first impression employers always look at is your resume. Given the many that apply, this usually takes about 30 seconds and so with the limited words, one must be sure that the resume is well written and grammatilly correct. During the interview, most employers want to know more about person since the resume only gives certain information such as the person?s name, age, address, contact number, social security number, past and current employment. The employer will likely ask about the experiences, lessons and accomplishments one has done and learned working for another employer. This will usually include how the person handled a situation in the company, the challenges of the job and the relationship with coworkers.Another question will be the relationship between the applint and family members. This shows character with how the person interacts with people who are close and those that know the person for a long time. The employer will usually ask why the person applied in the company and where you would like to be in 5 to 10 years. Long term questions such as this will show if there is dedition for the job at hand and if the company n provide something beneficial for both the applint and the employer. Companies follow a certain budget in hiring qualified personnel which is why the interviewer will ask how much one desires to get for the job. If what is being asked is too high, the employer will usually ask if the salary is open to negotiation. After the employer asks questions, room is usually given for the applint to ask questions in return. This is the best time to know a little bit more the company one might be working in and to get a feel of the potential company. If there are no more questions, the interviewer will then end the meeting and ll the applint back if the person has passed the initial interview so that the next phase of the applition process n begin.

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          The second step in getting a job is having an interview with a potential employer. The first step was sending your applition and after reful review by the company, you are seen as ndidate for the vant position.

          The employer got this information through an ad that was placed in the paper, referred by someone in the company or a headhunter, or by a person who simply submitted an applition via the company?s website.

          The first impression employers always look at…

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          The Importance of Body Language During a Job Interview

          THE IMPORTANCE OF BODY LANGUAGE

          SHAKE HANDS THE PROPER WAY

          One of the first things you’ll probably do in an interview is shake hands with your interviewer. The handshake is a simple symbol of introduction. But it n also be an unspoken gauge of personality. Hiring managers say that while a limp or unenthusiastic handshake won’t destroy an interview, it n use one to start off on a bad note. The same goes for a sweaty palm. To alleviate the latter problem, be sure to keep your hands open, not balled into fists, prior to your interview. This will reduce perspiration. Put a handkerchief or a few tissues in your pocket, just in se. Also remember that while a limp handshake is bad, a bone-breaking handshake isn’t much better. Clasp your interviewer’s hand firmly and confidently, but don’t overdo.

          MAINTAIN EYE CONTACT

          A lack of eye contact during an interview n lead your interviewer to think that you’re shy, disinterested, or dishonest. Likewise, shifting your eyes to and from the interviewer’s face n also send the wrong message. It’s no wonder “shifty-eyed” is a term used to describe a character who is deceitful or insincere. While you don’t want to stare at your interviewer to the point making him uncomfortable, do maintain eye contact as much as seems appropriate. If you are speaking to more than one interviewer, you n shift your gaze, but be sure to look each interviewer in the eye for at least a couple of seconds.

          WATCH YOUR BODY LANGUAGE

          The term “body language” includes just about any manner, gesture, or posture that conveys meaning to the observer. Body language is especially meaningful in an interview as your interviewer will be paying attention to nonverbal cues as much as to what you have to say Body language to avoid in an interview includes repeatedly crossing and uncrossing your legs or arms, fiddling with your hair or clothes, touching your face, scratching your head, or playing with a button or pen. Constant or bold gesturing is also to be avoided. Some of these mannerisms may be triggered by nervousness. Interview preparation and rehearsal may help you to feel more relaxed. Body language that might give your interview a boost includes leaning forward slightly to show your enthusiasm and nodding whenever is appropriate, particularly when your interviewer is making an important point.

          SMILE WHEN YOU MEAN IT

          Smiling, the universal sign of happiness, is a great way to convince your interviewer that you’re genuinely pleased to be there. On the other hand, an oversized or artificial grin used too often during the interview will lead to the opposite result. Your interviewer will know you’re forcing yourself to act a certain way.

          According to Discover Magazine, when a person is sincerely amused, a part of the brain lled the basal ganglia is activated, leading to the unconscious contracting of certain facial muscles. A forced smile, however, uses a different group of muscles, which is why it’s generally easy to spot a person who is legitimately pleased from one who is only pretending to be.

          During an interview, be sure to smile-but only when you mean it. It’s infinitely better to smile ocsionally but earnestly than to smirk constantly for no reason at all.

          BE MINDFUL OF PERSONAL SPACE

          Individual cultures and even individual people have different interpretations of what constitutes an appropriate amount of personal space. While one person might feel at ease speaking only inches from someone’s face, another person might need several feet of separation. When facing your interviewer, be mindful of how close you stand or sit. Try to maintain a distance of about three feet. Communiting at a closer range may use your interviewer to feel uncomfortable. On the other hand, sitting or standing too far away is also impolite.

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          From the beginning of your interview until after you bid good-bye, it’s essential to pay attention to the messages you’re sending your interviewer. These include obvious responses, such as the content of your answers, to more subtle communitions like your mannerisms and speech patterns.

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          The Different Types Of Job Interviews

          Job interviews are all about finding the right fit between the employer and potential employee. Job hunters going on interviews n expect one of two primary styles of interviewing. The following interview styles were tecniques used by Hiring Managers, hiring for Houston Jobs:Screening Interview Screening Interview: A member of the human resources department usually conducts the screening interview, which is meant to weed out unqualified ndidates. Providing facts about your skills is more important than establishing rapport. Interviewers will work from an outline of points they want to cover, looking for inconsistencies in your resume and challenging your qualifitions. Provide answers to their questions, and never volunteer any additional information. That information could work against you.One-On-One Interview In a one-on-one interview, it has been established that you have the skills and edution necessary for the position. The interviewer wants to see if you will fit in with the company, and how your skills will complement the rest of the department. Your goal in a one-on-one interview is to establish rapport with the interviewer and show him or her that your qualifitions will benefit the company.Stress Interview Stress interviews usually are a deliberate attempt to see how you handle yourself. The interviewer may be sarstic or argumentative, or may keep you waiting. Expect this to happen and, when it does, don’t take it personally. lmly answer each question as it comes. Ask for clarifition if you need it and never rush into an answer. The interviewer also may lapse into silence at some point during the questioning. Recognize this as an attempt to unnerve you. Sit silently until the interviewer resumes the questions. If a minute goes by, ask if he or she needs clarifition of your last comments.Lunch Interview The same rules apply in lunch interviews as in those held at the office. The setting may be more sual, but remember it is a business lunch and you are being watched refully. Use the lunch interview to develop common ground with your interviewer. Follow his or her lead in both selection of food and in etiquette.Committee Interview Committee interviews are a common practice. You will face several members of the company who have a say in whether you are hired. When answering questions from several people, speak directly to the person asking the question when responding. It is not necessary to answer to the group. In some committee interviews, you may be asked to demonstrate your problem-solving skills. The committee will outline a situation and ask you to formulate a plan that deals with the problem. You don’t have to come up with the ultimate solution. The interviewers are looking for how you apply your knowledge and skills to a real-life situation.Group Interview A group interview is usually designed to uncover the leadership potential of prospective managers and employees who will be dealing with the public. The front-runner ndidates are gathered together in an informal, discussion-type interview. A subject is introduced and the interviewer will start off the discussion. The goal of the group interview is to see how you interact with others and how you use your knowledge and reasoning powers to win others over. If you do well in the group interview, you n expect to be asked back for a more extensive interview.

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          Job hunters going on interviews n expect one of two primary styles of interviewing. The following interview styles were tecniques used by Hiring Managers, hiring for Houston Jobs:

          Screening Interview

          Screening Interview: A member of the human resources department usually conducts the screening interview, which is meant to weed out unqualified ndidates. Providing facts…

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          The Best Defense – Difficult Interview Questions

          In an interview, worrying about your perceived inadequacies, or what n be viewed as negative items on your history of employment, will get you nowhere. In fact, having a negative focus on things often comes through in the way you answer.interview questions, and even in your body language. An applint who shifts, plays with things like their shirt cuffs, or who loses track of the subject under discussion, is sabotaging their own chance at success.Okay, so you have some weak points. Maybe there was a time two years ago, that you were out of work for eight months. Or the job that is open demands a certain skill level that you haven?t quite achieved yet. Neither of those things n knock you out of contention like a lack of confidence in yourself.We have a simple, two-part solution: First, make the best out of your ?worst?, and then make the company?s priorities, your own.Study the weak points in your resume and build on them. If you?ve had a period of unemployment, think about the experiences you had during that time, the businesses you visited, and what you learned about the current economy and job market. Show that you are attentive to detail, and enjoy learning from unexpected opportunities. Express enthusiasm for the chance to expand on your present skills. Apply the same strategy to any other ?weak? points you may have. Even a job that you left due to a personality conflict, n be given a positive light by emphasizing the experience you gained. Whatever you do, leave bitterness and pity at home. An employer wants someone with the desire to move onward and upward.That brings us to the second item: presenting yourself in a way that makes you compatible with the company?s needs, and highlights how you n benefit their present or future plans. Study the company?s general business, and the department where you are applying, in particular. Find out why they are hiring someone (Did an employee quit? Retire? Are they expanding?) then emphasize the skills and experience that make you not only pable of filling the position, but of bringing new ideas and a positive attitude to it. Find an “up” to every down point in your work history or resume. Then sell your skills and personality with an eye on the company agenda. The combination of competence and enthusiasm is often the formula for a successful interview.This article is provided by http://www.101perfectinterviews.com, the best place for learning insider interviewing techniques.

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          In an interview, worrying about your perceived inadequacies, or what n be viewed as negative items on your history of employment, will get you nowhere. In fact, having a negative focus on things often comes through in the way you answer.

          interview questions, and even in your body language. An applint who shifts, plays with things like their shirt cuffs, or who loses track of the subject under discussion, is sabotaging their own chance at success.

          Okay, so you have s…

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          The 40 Most Common Job Interview Questions

          A list of the Forty Most Common Interview Questions is below, but keep in mind that many other interview questions will be derived from these forty. When thinking about how you should answer each question, always consider how you n segue into one of your Key Selling Points. Consider, too, arriving at each interview with a mental list of creative ideas about what you would do in the position if you were hired, which one human resources manager says, “is a great way to impress just about any employer.”

          Remember that tact and discretion are of utmost importance in any interview. A common, but tricky question some interviewers ask is, “What other companies are you considering?” Here, you’ll want to be honest, without revealing too much information or inditing to the interviewer that any other job is more appealing than this one. Other questions that will require lots of diplomacy-and as little negativity as possible-include, “Why did you leave your last job?” and “What would you do differently if you were in charge of this company?”

          Finally, keep in mind that your interviewer’s questions may not automatilly educe the kind of information she needs to know. In the end, it is up to you-the interviewee-to provide enough details about yourself and your work experience that will satisfy that ultimate question: “Why should we hire you?”

          1. What are your reer goals?
          2. How have your reer goals changed over time?
          3. If offered this position, how long would you plan on staying with our company?
          4. What’s your understanding of the job?
          5. What could you bring to this position and to this company?
          6. Why do you think you are more qualified than other ndidates for this position?
          7. Why do you want to work at this company?
          8. What salary are you expecting?
          9. What would you do differently if you were in charge of this company?
          10. Name one of your weaknesses.
          11. Name one your strengths.
          12. Which areas of your work are most often praised?
          13. Which areas of your work are most often criticized?
          14. How do you think your last boss would describe you?
          15. How do you think a colleague would describe you?
          16. How do you think a subordinate would describe you?
          17. Walk me through the important points on your resume.
          18. Explain to me how your work experience is relevant to this position.
          19. Why did you leave your last job?
          20. What other companies are you considering?
          21. Tell me about your work style.
          22. Tell me what your ideal job would be like.
          23. What criteria do you use for evaluating success?
          24. Do you consider yourself a leader? What qualities make a good leader?
          25. Tell me about a problem you’ve encountered on the job and how you dealt with it.
          26. Tell me about a situation in which you failed to resolve a conflict.
          27. Tell me about an ocsion when you acted on someone’s suggestion.
          28. Are you willing to travel for this job?
          29. Are you willing to relote for this job?
          30. Describe a project that you’re especially proud of. What was your role in this project?
          31. Why did you choose your college major?
          32. How do you spend your spare time?
          33. How do you stay current or up-to-date in this industry?
          34. Tell me about a time when you used your creativity to overcome a problem.
          35. Which of your skills-technil or otherwise-has most helped you on the job?
          36. What new skills have you learned or developed recently?
          37. Have you made an oral or written presentation recently? Please describe it.
          38. What else should I know about you?
          39. What questions do you have for me?
          40. Why should we hire you?

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          Ten Ways to Get Ready for Your Next Interview

          Like preparing a great meal, interviewing requires preparation. Get good ingredients and give yourself time. Prepare the food on the plate to make the meal attractive. All of these go into a great meal. Taking the time to prepare for an interview will give you a huge leg up on your completion.1. Schedule interviews at times that work for your metabolism. Are you a morning person? Why would you accept a 6PM interview? If you are a person who functions best in the afternoon, try not to accept early morning appointments. If you are a person who needs to be conscious of their blood sugar, try to schedule your appointments at times when you are at your peak. If forced to accept one of your less ideal times, have a quick bite prior to the interview to avoid “fading.” Avoid overeating.2. Give yourself extra time to get to their offices. There are few things worse than getting to an interview late.3. Arrive at the office building 7-10 minutes early. If it is summer, you want to wait in the lobby to cool off; no one likes shaking sweaty hands. If its winter, warm up; you don’t want someone’s early impressions of you formed by shaking a cold hand. Take a few minutes in the lobby to get focused on what you will say. Allow a few minutes to get through building security so that you actually arrive at your interview on time and ready to go.4. Properly introduce yourself to everyone you meet by saying. “My name is __________ and I have a 1:30 interview with ________________.”5. If you are asked if they n hang your coat, accept the offer; if offered a beverage, accept a beverage. You don’t have to drink coffee or tea. Soda, bottled water or water is fine. Thank whoever helps you. Declining the offer may be rude in some cultures.6. Take your seat in order to face the greatest number of entry points into the room so tat you n see someone approaching you. Being startled is not a good way to start a meeting.7. If you are given an applition, complete it and complete it accurately and neatly. Do not attach your resume and write, “See attached resume.” An applition is a legal document and failure to complete it accurately n be grounds for termination.8. If you are not sure about the month you started a job or your exact salary, write “approx” (for the word approximately) next to the item. If asked, indite you are not absolutely certain of the exact month and don’t wish to deceive anyone. Obviously, if you n ascertain your salary or starting date prior to interviewing, do so; for some people, the date or salary may be so far in the past to make it impossible to determine.9. Write legibly (or as legibly as you n). This may be the twelfth applition you’ve completed, but it is the first of yours that they’ve seen. In many professions, sloppiness is seen as a flaw.10. When you hear your name announced, stand, and smile, shake the hand of your interviewer and immediately size them up as a person. Are they smart (or not). Aggressive (or not). If you were meeting this person socially, I’m sure your instincts would be right. Unfortunately, beuse people think interviews are important, they think they have to feel the interviewer out. Doing that is a mistake. Hard and fast impressions of you will be formed during the next ten minutes that will be difficult to change. If you tend to be right in social situations about the people you meet, trust your instincts in professional ones, too. Using these ten steps as a check list will get you started well than your competition. What you do after that is up to you. Good luck.By: Muhammad Sadiq Javed – Sameershttp://www.constructionjobsnet.co.ukConstruction Jobs Network – The easiest way to find your next UK construction job.=====================================================

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          Like preparing a great meal, interviewing requires preparation

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          Telecommuters And Telephone Interview Tips To Guarantee Success

          Telecommuters are individuals who spend part, if not all, of their working hours at another lotion other than the workplace. For most people it is their home. In order to do this one must have a variety of “telecommunition technologies” such as a telephone, Internet, various computer programs and a fax machine at one’s disposal.

          Telecommuters need to have excellent skills when it comes to the laborious task of telephone interviews. The first most important phone interview tip is to always be prepared in se you are contacted for an interview, no matter what time of day it is. Many employers do not give telecommuters the heads up in advance about when they will be lling to speak with them.

          Another important phone interview tip is to get ready for your interview in much the same way you would for a regular “in person” interview. Anticipate what questions you might be asked and have appropriate answers in your mind (or written on paper) before the interview even begins. Be ready and willing to answer questions about your edutional background, work experience and skills. Also be prepared to tell the prospective recruiter or employer what you could do for him or her.

          Prepare a list of questions you wish to ask the interviewer. Always ask at least a few questions as it shows that you are paying attention and that you are very interested in the position in question. Keep in mind that phone interviews are sometimes more difficult to gage beuse you have to rely completely on the spoken word. Neither the interview nor interviewee is able to pick up on body language or any nuances of behavior but instead must go by the words and questions they are presented with and the pitch and intonation of words. Tread refully and maintain a balanced, professional and courteous tone of voice at all times.

          It is essential in a phone interview for a telecommuter to speak as a person in the know. Don’t indulge in too many “ums”, “okays”, “I don’t knows” or “uhs” as these words don’t rry with them an air of knowledge or confidence. Always have your resume nearby so you n consult it during your phone interview. After all the interviewer is looking at your resume, why shouldn’t you be as well?

          Other important tips include turning your ll-waiting feature off so there are no interruptions; making sure you are alone in the room and there is no noise anywhere nearby to disturb the interview and having a notepad and paper handy to jot down any relevant information that you glean from the interview.

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          Telecommuters are individuals who spend part, if not all, of their working hours at another lotion other than the workplace. For most people it is their home. In order to do this one must have a variety of “telecommunition technologies” such as a telephone, Internet, various computer programs and a fax machine at one’s disposal.

          Telecommuters need to have excellent skills when it comes to the laborious task of telephone interviews. The first most important phone inter…

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          Tackling Tough Interview Questions ? Be Prepared!

          Immediately upon graduation, most college students start filling in job applitions in hopes of securing a job interview. Prior to this, these graduates need to have an impressive graduate resume. Resume writing is an art that is best left to professional resume writers that specialize in graduate and entry level resumes. A good cover letter and an impressive resume is the first step towards being granted a job interview. Now that you have secured an interview, you need to prepare for the tough questions that lie behind the employers? door. The majority of people considers the expected questions and prepare for these. Many rehearse the answers so that they sound confident while answering them. Practicing responses in advance keeps a check on nervousness, and you sound professional and confident. However, with the job market so competitive and so many applints applying for the same job, employers have come up with a way to weed out applints and let the cream rise to the top. Employers will ask questions that are difficult, make your pulse race and be tough to answer. Tough Questions You n ExpectLet us take a closer look at some of the tough questions you may be asked and what a likely response could be:? You have no experience. Why should I consider you? ? You need to be persuasive. Mention your ability to overcome deficiencies. Also, mention how you increased your knowledge through edution, internships and summer jobs. Perhaps explain how your ability to master new technology made your colleagues turn to you for advice. Detail how your budding management skills would have a positive impact on the organization.? How did you resolve a conflict, if you had any, with your professor or last employer? ? You need to accept that you had disagreements with your professors or past employers that required resolution. Give specific examples of how you coped and resolved the issue without being judgmental of your professor or previous employer. To answer this question correctly, you need to show that you are able to see the other persons view in the dispute, consider all options and then act rationally. That is what the employer is looking for. The employer really does not re who was right or wrong but what is important is how you handled yourself and the situation.? ?? How would your professors (or last employer) describe you? ? Explain that all would agree that you were a very energetic person who always accomplished whatever task was at hand. You were dependable, creative and possessed a keen eye to apply your knowledge in a very practil sense. Inform the interviewer that you have references for his consideration to backup your comments.? In your opinion, what are the qualities of a successful manager? ? Be brief, clear and meaningful with your answer ? as this is a true quality of an excellent manager. Some qualities you could mention are collaborative leadership, visionary planning, understanding the corporate objectives. Also, highlight how to interpret these to increase revenues and service the clientele. You n finish your response by giving an example of a person you consider to be a true leader.? What is your greatest weakness? ? Everyone has one so never answer this question in a lame manner. Be precise and confident in expressing to the employer what you feel your greatest weakness is. Then immediately explain how your main achievement has been to recognize your greatest weakness and work on overcoming the issue.

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          Whether it is your first interview or your hundredth, a job interview always presents a certain number of challenges. One you n always count on is the tough questions that employers will ask. Being prepared and knowing your own strengths and weaknesses will make the process that much easier for you – and help you to impress companies with your confidence and straightforward approach.

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          Resume, CV, curriculum vitae, job, employment, job interview, interview skills, job applition, job interview, employer, internship, public speaking, teacher, ademic resume, employer

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          Successful Job Interview Techniques

          Are you looking at changing reer? Are you looking for work? Have you been invited to a job interview? Are you looking for advice about interview techniques? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this article may well be of help to you. I am going to give advice and information about how to be successful when attending a job interview.

          In my opinion preparation is the key to most things in life and it certainly is for people who want to gain employment.

          When I was in my early twenties, I decided to leave the company where I had worked since leaving school. I wanted to become a financial advisor and had already passed all of the relevant examinations. Now all I needed to do, was to a find a company who was willing to take me on.

          I decided to join a specialist financial services agency to help me with my search. I went and met a man who had been assigned my se etc. His name was Mark and he was very professional and knew his stuff. He quickly managed to secure me an interview and asked if I would meet him so that I could have a dummy run with him. He was aware that I had not attended an interview for a number of years and probably felt that I needed the practice.

          To say that he was not impressed with my interview technique was an understatement and he quickly started to give me advice of where I needed to improve.

          This is what he advised me to do:

          Produce a personal profile of myself. This should include my c.v, any examination certifites, any other qualifitions that I have such as first aid, information about my interests and anything else that makes me look good etc. This should all be put into a quality folder and n then be presented to the people conducting the interview when they ask me to talk about myself. They will see how much effort I have put in and will hopefully be impressed.

          Try to predict what questions will be asked and prepare good quality answers to these questions. This is something which sounds so obvious but which I had never done before. When you have attended each interview you then try to remember all of the questions which were asked and then add them to your list. When returning home, you then think about the best way to answer these questions in the future, if they are ever asked again.

          Find out information about the company with whom the interview is with. You may be asked at the interview if you know anything about the company you are hoping to join. It will sound a lot better if you n reel off a number of important facts rather than just saying something which is obvious. To find out this type of information you n use the internet, ask friends or go to the library.

          On the day of the interview it is a good idea to have a bath before you go. A bath is a well known form of relaxation and n help to soothe and loosen up your muscles.

          These tips that Mark gave me soon helped me to find work and I hope that they help you in your quest to gain future employment.

          Steve Hill

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          Are you looking at changing reer? Are you looking for work? Have you been invited to a job interview? Are you looking for advice about interview techniques? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this article may well be of help to you. I am going to give advice and information about how to be successful when attending a job interview.

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          work, interview technique, advice, employment, successful, quest, personal profile, company, bath

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          Seize The Opportunity And The Job: The Interview

          So, you’ve submitted a killer Curriculum Vitae and supporting documents. You’re ahead of the pack and have just received a ll for an interview. What do you do next?The interview is the most stressful and important part of job hunting. This is where the employers make a decision based on his or her impression of whether to hire you for their job. You will want to do your best in this part beuse here lays the culmination of all your job hunting efforts. Flub it here and all your efforts from applition to examinations will go down the drain.1. Make a Great ImpressionAlways dress in your best attire for the interview. Your attire should be appropriate. No matter what the company may require for their employees, the first impression for applints should be conservative business attire.2. Do a Little ResearchOne of the best ways to make a good impression on your interviewer is to do a little research on the company you are applying for. This will equip you with material to answer many of the questions the interviewer will ask. One of the main points of the questions you will be asked is how your skills n benefit the company. If you know a thing or two about the company, you will find it a lot easier to answer this question. Plus, dropping a few meaty tidbits about how much you know about the company will go a long way in impressing the interviewer.3. Watch Your Body LanguageMany of the interviewers are well versed in body language, and you will find that, throughout the interview, they will be looking for hints about your personality from the way you act, talk, and move. It would be abnormal to assume a different set of body language during the interview. What you should do is to take note of your body language so that at least it communites openness and honesty.Avoid telling lies or embellishing your answers. Experienced interviewers will notice this in an instant. Always keep your palms open and avoid crossing your legs or your arms together. Do not be afraid to make eye contact while speaking; just make sure that you do not come across as intimidating. 4. ConfidenceWalk in with a purpose. Answer with a purpose. Try not to be too self-conscious. Make sure you are confident in what you say. If you hit a snag and find yourself in a compromising situation, make sure you handle the situation confidently ? even when saying that you do not know an answer to a question.Confidence reflects competence. Employers always look for competent people to fill their ranks.

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          So, you?ve submitted a killer Curriculum Vitae and supporting documents. You?re ahead of the pack and have just received a ll for an interview. What do you do next?

          The interview is the most stressful and important part of job hunting. This is where the employers make a decision based on his or her impression of whether to hire you for their job. You will want to do your best in this part beuse here lays the culmination of all your job hunting efforts. Flub it here and…

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          San Diego Job Interview Checklist

          You just scheduled an interview for a San Diego job. Congratulations! All your hard work putting the finishing touches on your r?sum?, networking and job searching has finally paid off. Follow these interview tips and you’re sure to nail the interview and be the winning ndidate

          Be prepared.

          This means more than merely making extra copies of your r?sum?. It means having researched the industry and company, as well as thought about how your skills match the responsibilities of the position.

          Dress to impress.
          Your interview attire should be tastefully simple, clean and wrinkle-free. Forgo trendy for conservative when deciding what to wear.

          Be on time.
          Being on time for your San Diego job interview really means arriving at least 15 minutes before your scheduled interview. Not only will your punctuality be noted, the extra time allows you to lm down, focus and review your r?sum? and notes you prepared for the interview.

          Make eye contact.
          Greet your interviewer with a firm handshake, warm smile and direct eye contact. Avoiding the gaze of the interviewer n make you appear inexperienced, unsure of yourself and untrustworthy.

          Show your enthusiasm.
          If you’re locked in a dead heat for a job with other ndidates, you need to find a way to stand out. Your enthusiasm for the San Diego job you are applying for tells the recruiter you will be a highly-motivated employee.

          Demonstrate that you’re a team player.
          Employers want a team worker who n take direction. No one wants to hire an unmanageable employee. They also are looking for someone who n galvanize a team to work toward a common goal. So give some examples of how you worked together with colleagues to tackle a large project or service an important client.

          Sell yourself.
          The interview is a sales pitch in a sense. Have a list of things you want to make sure the interviewer knows about you and be ready to bring specific topics up on your own if they are not adequately touched on in the interview.

          Be honest.
          You should never stretch the truth on your r?sum? or during the interview. Today’s technology makes fact checking far reaching and lightning quick. Remember, companies are looking to fill a position, not hand out the Nobel Peace Prize. You don’t have to be a Renaissance man (or woman), just the right person for the job.

          Act professionally.
          You would think this goes without saying, but ndidates often need to be reminded not to chew gum, slouch or steer the conversation too far off work-related themes. Sit up straight and conduct yourself with a professional demeanor at all times.

          Ask questions.
          An interview is meant to be a fact-finding mission for both the interviewer and the interviewee. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the responsibilities of the job, clients or projects. In fact, it is to your detriment to be completely passive and reactive in an interview. If you do not engage the interviewer, you appear weak and ineffective.

          Say “thank you.”
          Close the interview with another firm handshake, a “thank you” and a smile. Ask when they will be making their decision and if you should follow-up. Later, send a note or e-mail thanking the interviewer for the time spent and letting them know you are interested in the position and will contact them again soon.

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          This article will help the reader better prepare for any upcoming job interview.

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          Questions To Ask During Your San Diego Job Interview

          You’ve spent hours polishing your resume, and even more time searching for the perfect San Diego job online, and you are finally ready to move on to the next big step, the job interview. No matter how prepared you think you may be, there are still some things that even the most seasoned interviewee n do to make themselves stand out above the competition, and one is to simply ask the right questions.

          Answering the questions that the interviewer asks you is only part of the interviewing process. When searching for the ideal San Diego job, it is important to have some interview questions of your own. Some possible questions to ask include, but are not limited to, the following.
          How do you see me benefiting the company?
          What type of advancement and growth opportunities does the company offer?
          Does the company stress continuing edution and professional training?
          Why did you choose this company?
          What is the culture of the company?
          What would my first project or duty be if hired?
          What are the specific job responsibilities of this position?
          When will a hiring decision be made, and when will I be contacted?
          Who n I contact if I have any additional questions?

          If your recruiter isn?t able to answer all of these questions, they will at the very least be impressed by the amount of thought that you have put into the job interview process. So many ndidates show up unprepared, wearing inappropriate attire, rrying surfboards, eating their lunch, drunk, and otherwise unprepared.

          Anyone who has ever been involved in the hiring process has stories to share about people that they have interviewed. For example, there is the story, well circulated on the Internet, of the man who showed up for an interview wearing a bathing suit, rrying a surf board, and eating a large, smelly sandwich.

          Other recruiters have reported that job ndidates frequently ask them to hurry the interview along so that the ndidate n tch the bus on time, and don?t bother to make eye contact or show any interest in the position that they are applying for.

          This is why a smart, articulate, well dressed, prepared, friendly, and professional ndidate really stands out above the rest. It may sound clich?d, but if you are serious about the interviewer, the recruiter will know that you will take any new San Diego job that you are offered, just as seriously, if not more so.

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          This article describes the proper questions for a job interview.

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          Preparing for a Job Interview: A Life Changing Experience

          Whether it is your first job after graduation or a well-considered reer move, you always need to be well prepared for the interview. Ensure that your resume is well written. To stand out from the crowd, a professionally written resume is a wise investment. A well-written resume and cover letter will ensure that you are lled for a job interview. The process of interviews intimidates many, but you should look at it as a discussion to determine if you are suitable for the job and if this company is right for you. Keep in mind that being well prepared for an interview is as important as the interview itself. From the first contact, you make with your prospective employer you will be assessed as a prospective employee. You will be evaluated on your level of professionalism, language, and interest in the position. Do Not Leave Anything to ChanceMost people find the preparation for the interview more stressful than the interview itself. Your preparation for the interview should not leave anything to chance, as you n be sure, neither will your prospective employer. You should have a specific plan of action: ? Prior to the interview, do some online research so you know as much as possible about the company and its corporate objective and mission. Make sure your responses at the interview are a good fit for the company.? Be sure of the interview format: what do you need to bring with you; whether you will be required to make a presentation, and how long the interview is likely to last.? You should be dressed appropriately for the ocsion ? neatly and professionally. ? Check out the time required to reach the venue of the interview, and plan to reach at least 10 to 15 minutes early.? Rehearse your answers to possible questions.? Act with poise and be relaxed.? Always rry extra copies of your resume, in se the interview panel needs a copy. ? Prepare your own set of questions to ask the employer.? Be well prepared to answer how your experience, edution and skills will be an asset to the position you have applied for.When answering questions, be specific but succinct – try to not respond with long, drawn out answers. Your complete demeanor should reflect your confidence. Neatly fill out the applition form. Greet everyone with a firm handshake, and wait to be invited to sit before taking a chair. Do not slouch in the chair and sit up. When talking, smile and always maintain eye contact. Know all your interviewers by name and address them appropriately.Post Interview ActionsOnce the interview is over, thank everyone present and comment about enjoying being there and your continued interest in being considered for the position. It is crucial that you follow-up with a thank you letter that is short and brief. It should reiterate no more than 3 of your strongest skills that you n offer the employer. Do ll the employer and do not email the employer unless you have express permission to do so. This will convey your interest for the job, and will demonstrate your follow up skills and enthusiasm for the job.The impression you have left, your confidence, poise and posture, along with your knowledge on the subject will be an opening for a follow up interview.

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          Have you ever considered that your next job interview could be your last? If you prepare for the employer interview properly and do your homework, you n very well land the job of your dreams and never have to sit through another gruelling employment interrogation again!

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          Resume, CV, curriculum vitae, job, employment, job interview, interview skills, job applition, job interview, employer, internship, public speaking, teacher, ademic resume, employer

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          Learn How To Answer Interview Questions

          At one time or another most of us will have to go through a formal interview with a company that has a job opportunity we are interested in. The interview is probably the most difficult part for most people beuse there is always apprehension about what questions will be asked and how they should respond. The way in which applints answer job interview questions will greatly determine if they get the job or not. Applints should be confident in their responses and project professionalism throughout the interview, and answer job interview questions truthfully and respectfully, not to say that some personality should not be projected, but should be kept inline with that of the interviewer.? Preparation is the key in order to answer job interview questions correctly and appropriately. There are many online sites that are available to applints to help them get through the interview process successfully. Important points to keep in mind before the time comes to answer job interview questions, is that plenty of research about the company and the position being applied for should be conducted thoroughly before the interview. The interviewee should anticipate what questions will be asked of them, and answer them correctly when asked without trying to bluff their way through the interview. Professional interviewers n spot a bull****** a mile away! This will not win points and could end the interview immediately. The best way to answer job interview questions is honestly and directly.Applints who are serious about getting the job should never go to an interview unprepared and arrogant, just assuming that they are going to get the job on their good looks and fabulous charm. If the interview is not taken seriously, then it is assumed that the job won?t be either. To answer job interview questions effectively, the interviewee must be confident and ask questions in return showing the interviewer genuine interest in the position. The interview is preparation meeting opportunity, and it is usually the only chance that applints have to demonstrate why they are the perfect one for the job. Practice interview questions aid in preparation so that when the time comes there is no self doubt. The result will be the ability to answer job interview questions with confidence and professionalism (and with no jitters!). For more information on how to successfully make it through an interview and get that dream job contact me or see more at the links below. These sites have great suggestions on the subject of interviewing and how to come out on top! Good Luck!!

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          At one time or another most of us will have to go through a formal interview with a company that has a job opportunity we are interested in. The interview is probably the most difficult part for most people beuse there is always apprehension about what questions will be asked and how they should respond.

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          Job Interview Mistakes – Part 2

          Many people feel that the interview is the single most stressful part of the job search process. Any number of things n go wrong, and a big part of being successful is avoiding simple mistakes.? The things you should avoid doing are as below:1. Trying to wing the interview: Practice! Get a list of general interview questions, a friend, a tape recorder, and a mirror and conduct an interview rehearsal. Practice until your delivery feels comfortable but not nned.2. Not being yourself: Be yourself and be honest! Don’t pretend to understand a question or train of thought if you don’t. The interviewer will pick up on this. If you don’t know an answer, say so. Relax and be yourself. Remember you’re interviewing the company as well as vice versa.3. Not listening: Focus on the question that is being asked and don’t try to anticipate the next one. It’s OK to pause and collect your thoughts before answering a question. Pay special attention to technil or work process related subjects that are unique to a given firm or organization. The interviewer may have provided information you will need to answer the question earlier in the conversation. Employers will be looking for your ability to assimilate new information, retain it, and, most importantly, recognize that information as useful to you later in the interview.4. Not providing enough details: When answering se questions, technil questions or solving technil problems, take the time to “talk through” your thought process. Recruiters are much more interested in seeing how your mind works and how it attacks a given type of problem, than the answer itself. Articulate your problem solving process and verbalize your thinking.5. Lack of enthusiasm: Maintain eye contact, greet the interviewer with a smile and a firm handshake (not too weak, not too strong), and show common courtesy. Don’t be afraid to display your passion for the job/industry and to show confidence.

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          Many people feel that the interview is the single most stressful part of the job search process. Any number of things n go wrong, and a big part of being successful is avoiding simple mistakes. The things you should avoid doing are as below:

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          Job Interview Mistakes – Part 1

          For many, the interview is the single most stressful part of the job search process. Any number of things n go wrong, and a big part of being successful is avoiding simple mistakes. The following is a list some of the most common mistakes during an Interview.1. Failure to research the company: An interviewer will expect ndidates to spend time researching and reading about their company. Do your homework before the interview; really know what the company does and who their competitors are. If you have not taken the time to review the employer website and understand what they are recruiting for, then you are reducing your chances of continuing successfully through the interview process.2. Not clear on what you?re interviewing for: Be familiar with the job description so you n draw on your experiences, talents, strengths and abilities to connect with company needs. Highlight how you’re suited to that particular job.3. Not marketing yourself correctly: Define yourself. What makes you different from others? Know your major strengths and accomplishments as they relate to the job you are applying for and the company.4. Not asking meaningful questions: Have at least 3-4 intelligent questions to ask the recruiter. It’s OK (it actually leaves a positive impression with the recruiter) to have them written down in advance and to reference them at the appropriate time. Interviews are an exchange of information, and not coming in with questions shows that you did not prepare for the whole interview.5. Under-dressing for the interview: Professional attire and attention to detail still count. You n never be too professional. Remember that everything – your appearance, your tone of voice, your conduct -contributes to the impression (positive or negative) that you make. Be presentable – wear a pressed suit and shirt and polished shoes.

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          For many, the interview is the single most stressful part of the job search process. Any number of things n go wrong, and a big part of being successful is avoiding simple mistakes. The following is a list some of the most common mistakes during an Interview.

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          Job Interviews: Prepare Questions In Advance

          An interview almost invariably closes with the potential employer asking if you have any questions. Often an applint will ask for clarifition on benefits -insurance, vation time, etc. While these are obviously important for you to know, they plant a seed in the interviewer’s mind that maybe you are more interested in what the job n do for you than in how you n help the employer.Try to have three or four questions ready to ask that demonstrate your interest in the company and your desire to be a problem-solver. If you have been able to do some research, trot out a question or two that me to mind. If you have been able to come up with some ideas that relate to the problem, throw them out to see how the employer reacts. If you have been able to identify some trends or problems in the industry, ask how that is going to affect the company and what they are doing to deal with it. Show your concern about industry developments and what that may bode for the future.If some current challenges have been brought up earlier in the interview, ask for clarifition and more detail.The more the interviewer interacts with you as if your concerns are mutual, and that possible solutions are something you could consider together, the more you will be seen as a valuable future member of his team and the more likely you will be asked to join that team.

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          An interview almost invariably closes with the potential employer asking if you have any questions. Often an applint will ask for clarifition on benefits -insurance, vation time, etc. While these are obviously important for you to know, they plant a seed in the interviewer’s mind that maybe you are more interested in what the job n do for you than in how you n help the employer.

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          Interview Tips Are you looking for some interview tips so that you n ace that upcoming interview you have?

          An interview n be a nerve racking experience if you don?t know how to successfully pull off an interview. Nevertheless, with a few interview tips, you will be on your way to getting that job you need so desperately!Among the many interview tips that you will come across, the very best interview tip you will ever get is to be yourself. Don?t be afraid to smile and be proud of who you are and what it is that you represent. You are a unique individual and must bear in mind that there is no one else like you on this earth. In believing in yourself, you n successfully prepare yourself psychologilly for that nerve racking interview!Second in line for great interview tips is that you should be on time. You should not ever show up for an interview late, not ever! If you think that you may run into a problem getting to a interview on time, leave your residence extra early to ensure that you will get there on time. Showing up for an interview on time shows that you are a responsible person; a sure indition of a professional individual.A great tip to remember while on an interview is to turn off your cell phone or pager. There is nothing more annoying to an employer than a potential employee that has a cell phone ringing every five minutes during an interview. Plus, continuous interruptions may be a sign of unprofessional behavior so it is best to either turn off your cell phone or leave it at home.Pay attention to the interviewer while you are being interviewed; this tip is essential and nnot be overrated. An interviewer?s tone of voice, their demeanor, their style of speech and their body motions n indite to you how you should respond to the questions they pose. For instance, if an interviewer is stern with direct, to the point questions, you should respond with to the point answers. Conversely, if an interviewer prompts you to tell them about yourself, your hobbies or your likes and dislikes, feel free to elaborate?just don?t go overboard and begin rambling about your favorite pastimes!Don?t be afraid to ask questions during the interview process. In fact, make sure that you do. If you don?t ask questions, you will not get all of the information you require and you may even come across as overly confident. Even worse, you may come across as apathetic. Therefore, show your interest in the job and ask questions at every opportunity.Don?t be too eager to answer questions while on an interview. Overly eager individuals tend to cut off the employer while they are speaking and interrupt the employer during their questions. Wait until you are sure the employer is done asking the question before you provide your answer. If you wait until the employer is finished speaking, you will also give yourself time to reflect on the question being asked and an insightful employer will see that you have seriously considered your responses.There are literally hundreds of Interview tips on the Internet. Nevertheless, not all interview tips are excellent tips and it is important that you logilly weed out the good tips from the bad ones. Therefore, if something doesn?t sound like a good idea to you, then simply refrain from taking the advice. Finally, the best advice you n get is to remain true to yourself, relax and be lm throughout the entire interviewing process.

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          Among the many interview tips that you will come across, the very best interview tip you will ever get is to be yourself. Don?t be afraid to smile and be proud of wh…

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          Interview Questions For You To Ask Employers

          Interviewing is a two-way street.? Obviously, the organization is using the interview process to evaluate you and your credentials to determine if you are a solid fit for the company?s needs.? But the interview is equally important for the opportunity it affords you to evaluate how well the company and the position match what you are seeking.? Formulating a series of well-thought out questions in advance of the interview will not only help you draw out pertinent information form the interviewer, but also demonstrate your intelligence and sincere interest in the position at hand.The best questions are those that arise from the initial research you will conduct of the organization while preparing for the interview.? Whenever possible, questions should be tailored to the position and company.? ?The following questions will provide you with some ideas and get you started thinking about potential interview questions you may want to consider asking employers during the interview. – Fit for the Position What are the most important skills and attributes a ndidate needs to be successful in this position? What are the characteristics of a successful employee in your organization? Describe the work environment. What are the challenging facets of the job? What would be a typil work day in this position? What is your management style? What is your preferred method of communiting with your team? What is the next step in the interviewing process? – Company CultureHow would you describe your company culture? What is the organization structure of your department? Who are the primary parties that you are responsible to support: shareholders, customers, employees, etc.?? How do you go about making decisions when the needs of these groups are at odds with each other? – Measures for SuccessWhat are your expectations for new employee hires within their first 90 days on the job?? Within the first six months? How and when will my job performance be evaluated? What metrics are used to measure whether or not you are achieving your predetermined goals?How will my success in this position be measured? How is success measured in this department (or organization)? – The Future of the OrganizationWhat is your vision for the organization (or department) over the next two years?? Next five years?What current major challenges are you facing as a manager? What is the organization?s biggest challenge currently?What is the organization?s competitive advantage in the marketplace?

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          Formulating a series of well-thought out questions in advance of the interview will not only help you draw out pertinent information form the interviewer, but also demonstrate your intelligence and sincere interest in the position at hand.

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          Interview Guide The interviewer hopes that YOU are the right person for the job.

          They are under pressure to fill the position so that they n get back to their own work. Therefore you are in a greater position of strength than you think. Concentrate on what you have to offer in the way of qualifitions and experience instead of feeling intimidated.An interviewer has 3 aims:1) To learn if you are the right person for the job2) To assess your potential for promotion3) To decide whether you will fit into the company environmentThe key to a successful interview is in preparationBe prepared: For the types of questions you will be askedBe prepared: To ask questions yourselfBe prepared: To research the companyBe prepared: To look the partBe prepared: To turn up on timeQuestions you may be askedExample question: How would you describe yourself?Your answer: Should describe attributes that will enhance your suitability for the position. Have some ready in advance.Example question: What are your long-term goals?Your answer: Should be reer orientated. Make sure you have goals to discuss.Example question: Why did you leave your last job?Your answer: Could be more responsibility better opportunity increased income. Do not be detrimental to your previous employer. He could be the interviewer’s golfing partner.Example question: Why do you want this job?Your answer: Your answer should be: more responsibility or better opportunity or similar. Not: beuse it is closer to home or the gym.Example question: What are your strengths?Your answer: Should highlight accomplishments and experiences that relate to the position for which you are applying. Also give examples of situations where your strengths have been demonstrated.Example question: What are your weaknesses?Your answer: Should not be a list of deficiencies. Don’t mention anything that could make the interviewer question your ability to do the job, for example “I am always late for everything.” Instead, discuss a weakness that could also be a strength such as “I am a workaholic!”More Examples of Interview QuestionsTell me a little bit about yourself.Describe your current / most recent position.What made you want to make this change?What do you most enjoy doing in your current /most recent position?Describe your future ambitions.How would you describe yourself?Questions for you to askAsking questions at interview has a number of positive effects:It helps you find out more about the company and the position.It n be used to divert the interviewer away from a subject you may wish to avoid.It n help build a rapport with the interviewer.It demonstrates an interest in the job and the company.The questions must be about the position and the company.Avoid questions about salary, benefits and facilities until after you have been offered the job. You should already have researched the company and it’s products and services. Your questions should demonstrate knowledge of the company’s history, successes and problems. If the interviewer is a representative of the personnel department the questions should relate to the company and be general. Specific questions relating to the position should be kept for the line manager who will have a more detailed knowledge.Example questions relating to the positionWhat are the main responsibilities of the job?What are the most difficult aspects of the job?How did the vancy arise?What is the reer path relating to this position?How will my work be assessed?Example questions relating to the companyWhat is the company hoping to achieve in the next 12 months?What new products are the company planning to introduce in the future?Are any major changes planned for the department/company?Who are your biggest competitors?Where to find company informationInformation relating to companies, financial data, industries and business trends is available in business magazines which often publish on the World Wide Web and allow you to orderAnnual Reports relating to specific companies.Companies often have their own web site.Newspapers – search on-line press reports including archived articles.Lol libraryPresentation TipsObviously you should be clean and smart in appearance but you should also dress appropriately for the position, for example: a student placement that is more expensively dressed than the Managing Director may have a negative impact.Clothes should be on the conservative side, which is more acceptable to people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. After all, you are asking to be accepted into the company. Therefore always avoid extremes in hair, clothes, make-up and jewellery. Taking trouble over your appearance shows the employer that the job is important to you.Travel tipsArrive 15 minutes early.Make sure you have the correct address and know how you will get there:Parking? Public transport access?Do a dummy run if you are not sure.Make sure you have a mobile phone and a telephone number so that you n ring ahead if circumstances beyond your control are making you late.Be polite to everyone you speak to, it could be the Managing Director’s cousin!Have a copy of your CV with you.SummaryYou should show interest in all aspects of the job and the company especially if shown around the premises. Do your homework on the company and the nature of its business. Take re in how you dress for the interview. First impressions still count!Some of the main influences on the interviewer are:Your experience in other employment or life situations Your personal presentation.How your personality comes across in the interviewYour background and referencesYour enthusiasm for both the job and the organisation.Relevant qualifitions for the position.E &amp; O E – Copyright 2005 <a href=”http://cvwriting.net”> CVwriting.net</a>

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          The interviewer hopes that YOU are the right person for the job. They are under pressure to fill the position so that they n get back to their own work. Therefore you are in a greater position of strength than you think. Concentrate on what you have to offer in the way of qualifitions and experience instead of feeling intimidated.

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          Interviewing Skills: Presentation of Your Work History

          Your work history becomes a key focus in a job interview, usually right after the requisite pleasantries of whether you had difficulty finding your way, comments about the traffic and weather, and an offer of coffee or water.As you settle back in your chair, trying to look a lot more relaxed than you feel, the interviewer picks up your resume or applition and starts to ask for details about your prior experience.If you have a resume that specifies quantifiable results, now is your chance to expand on that. If you increased sales by 20% per quarter or completed a departmental reorganization that resulted in a budget reduction of 10%, you are on your way. Obviously such achievements outlined in your resume impressed the potential employer enough to ll you in for an interview, so your amplifition of the details of actions you took will be eagerly welcomed.Unfortunately, most of us perform work where the results are less obvious. If you have worked in production or customer service or retail, it is very difficult to tie your efforts directly to company results. In such a se, try to highlight any personal successes or management recognition that demonstrates your competence.Any promotion is excellent, even if only to a lead position or being put in charge of a special project. Describe what you did so that the interviewer n appreciate your prior employer?s belief in your ability to take on new responsibilities.If no promotions were made (often none are readily available), identify any situations where you were singled out for recognition. That may range from being employee of the month to being asked to train new coworkers or receiving a written or verbal recommendation from a customer you assisted. If you received positive feedback from supervisors, describe the details.While each job applint tries to represent themselves as a super-achiever, the fact remains that many of us work quite competently for years without ever receiving a genuine promotion or even much recognition. Employers are aware of that. In fact, if the position is routine without much room for upward mobility, they may be wary of an over-achiever who is going to chaff against the lack of promotional opportunities. One of ?The Apprentice? applints looking for work in a manufacturing environment would be viewed with more than a dose of suspicion. If such is your se ? a good solid worker (or even somewhat marginal), find some personal strengths to describe. If you seldom take sick leave or have a reputation for always being on time, now is the time to focus on that. Perhaps you take off time whenever you n and run perennially late, bring up another aspect of your character such as an ability to work as part of a team or outstanding relationships with coworkers (those jawfests around the water cooler or the three beers after work with your cronies, complaining about the management monkeys you have to tolerate, are finally a positive reflection on you!)If you have worked for one employer for an extended period of time, you don?t have to stress your stability, the interviewer already knows that. Instead, concentrate on answering the unasked questions in his mind, his fear that you are set in your ways. Stress your flexibility and desire to learn new skills and procedures. If you changed departments or job title or responsibilities during your long tenure, give the details and how well you adapted to change.If your work history is varied with many jobs for short periods of time, explain how much you learned from each separate job and stress your current desire to blend your experiences into a long-term, stable reer. Describe how you are looking for a company where you n hunker down and commit for the long haul.It may take you some time and self-exploration to identify it, but there are always some aspects of your work history that rry a positive spin. Don?t be afraid to dwell on your strong points no matter how unimpressive you fear your prior jobs may seem.

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          It may take you some time and self-exploration to identify it, but there are always some aspects of your work history that rry a positive spin. Don?t be afraid to dwell on your strong points no matter how unimpressive you fear your prior jobs may seem.

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          Interviewing Skills: A Key To Anyone’s Future.

          So when was the last time you interviewed? How did it go for you? My guess is that it went poorly for you and that is no slam on you personally its just that most people fear interviews and lose a lot of jobs as a result. I read something like 85% of people in the work force right now had to go through 5-6 interviews before they landed the job that they are in right now. Now there may be multiple reasons for this figure but let me tell you the overwhelming majority of people, if they knew the secrets of successful interviewing skills would land the job they want every time. Instead of getting turned down, they would be turning down job offers.So isn’t it just a personality thing? Well yes and no. Personality certainly goes a long way in rrying a conversation and presenting yourself in a good light, but very few people have this endearing personality. There are a lot more people who land jobs than people with gregarious personalities–and that is beuse they now how to interview. Yes, interviewing skills n definitely be and should be learned. So how do people learn?Well a lot of people have learned interviewing skills through trial and error. The more you do something the better you get at it (usually!). But who wants to learn like this…I mean there are few things that are more painful than getting a rejection letter. Also how fun are interviews in general? Basilly most people want to avoid them entirely! Then, wouldn’t it be great if you could learn what makes a successful interview from the eyes of the potential employer? Wouldn’t it be nice to go into an interview with the mindset that you are evaluating them and not the other way around?Another important thing to remember is that this goes much deeper than learning interviewing skills or tricks. In fact the training that makes you good at interviewing, makes you successful in life. Communition for instance is a fundamental part of success whether it be social confidence, or ability to manage, or network…and on and on.Learning (and I 100% guarantee that you n learn this stuff) interviewing skills is profitable for anyone from the fresh graduate to the seasoned business man. It is also great for you life outside of work including parenting, dating, marriage–you name it! So don’t wait any longer to get this valuable part of your success under your control!

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          So when was the last time you interviewed? How did it go for you? My guess is that it went poorly for you and that is no slam on you personally its just that most people fear interviews and lose a lot of jobs as a result. I read something like 85% of people in the work force right now had to go through 5-6 interviews before they landed the job that they are in right now. Now there may be multiple reasons for this figure but let me tell you the overwhelming majority of people,…

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          Inside a Job Interview: Answers to the 15 Most Frequently Asked Questions ? Part 4

          15) What would you do if . . . ?? This question about imagined situations is usually posed to evaluate your reaction and judgment about decision-making matters involving the position.The answer here is to remember that the quality of your solution is not nearly as important as your attitude and approach toward the solution.Your first answer should be that the situation is probably not new, and your first move would be consult your superior who has more knowledge and experience in dealing with the problem, or you would ask others who have likely encountered the situation how they resolved the problem.Then, be sure to qualify your answer, whatever it may be.? Say “I might consider . . .,? rather than “I would . . .?? Always strive to be lm and rational in your approach, and certainly be open to receiving more information upon which to base a decision, or take an action.Remember, too, that some problems will resolve themselves if you do not rush to judgment too quickly.? Sometimes responding quickly actually adds to the problem or challenge.? Even consultants oftentimes suggest the right answer to the wrong problem.? Consultants n be quick to tell you the answer to your problem when they have not even identified the actual problem, but thought they did.The bottom line here is to know that the more information you have, and the better it is, the more likely you are to make an intelligent decision.This ends the answers to the 15 most frequently asked questions during a job interview, and almost begs the question:? What do employers really want when hiring? The answer may surprise you.Most potential employees are told that employers are looking for someone with a degree and hands-on skills.While this is true in many ses, you should know that employers are also looking for someone who n do the job.This is why they are not necessarily looking for someone with only edution, experience and knowledge, as important as these three attributes may be.Some employers will not hold it against you if you do not have edution, experience, knowledge or obvious ability going for you.For some prospects, the ego is so well developed that an employer nnot teach them anything beuse they already know everything.The ego, in this se, becomes a barrier to learning.It is really helpful to be an open, willing spirit without all the answers; and this applies whether you have edution, experience, knowledge and ability, or you do not.While employers may not hold it against you if you do not have edution, experience and knowledge, they will hold it very much against you if you have a poor personality and nnot get along (work) with people.? Remember that attitude drives personality. A person with a good attitude generally has a good personality.? A person with a bad attitude generally has a bad personality.In other words, the single biggest thing you have going for yourself is people skills. People skills are more important in the long run than edution, experience, knowledge, talent and intelligence.Some clients feel people skills are an option. They are not an option; they are mandatory if you expect to get ahead in this world.When you greet customers or fellow employees, the last thing a business or organization n afford is for you to cost them customers, or the support of other employees beuse you are a negative person who nnot get along or work with other people.Believe it or not, the two most important qualities you have going for you are 1) Your personality, which is driven by your attitude, and 2) Your ability to deal with people effectively.Therefore, it makes all kinds of sense to sell yourself first in an interview before you sell your edution, experience, knowledge or special abilities.? It is vital in an interview to establish a high likeability factor, without it, you may not get an offer, no matter what qualifitions you are bringing to the position.If you do no more than learn how to smile, be enthusiastic, and act interested in people, it may well take you farther than the knowledge gained by an expensive college edution combined with a bad attitude.

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          If you have some trepidation about job interviews, relax, you are normal. Who among us wants to be interviewed by someone we do not know, controlling an interview with their questions and concerns, and sit in judgment of us without an opportunity to prove ourselves? Learn how to turn that negative feeling into positive energy by getting the answers to the 15 most frequently asked questions in a job interview. Here are the quality answers

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          Inside a Job Interview: Answers to the 15 Most Frequently Asked Questions ? Part 3

          13) Do you have references?It is not a good idea to give references at the resume stage.? References are far more appropriate at the interview stage, and even then, do not give references unless they ask for them. When and if they ask, always have them available at the interview.The reason you do not want to be giving references at the resume stage is that, if they n read your resume and check your references and?on that basis?make a decision not to interview or hire you, you have done yourself a real disservice.? You want to get in front of people (secure interviews).? Give them the resume, but not the references unless they ask for them.Most prospects give names, addresses and phone numbers for references when asked.? It is better not to do this.? It inconveniences the interviewer in that they have to ll to get the reference.? And while you think you know what someone may say about you, the fact is, you do not.The references being lled may not be available, or may be on vation. They may have left the firm, been fired or laid off since you last checked their availability.Therefore, it is best to use written references only.? Have the person put the written reference about you on the company?s or organization’s letterhead so it looks official, and have them sign it.? If the person giving the reference will not put it on company letterhead beuse it is against company policy, then have them use a plain sheet of paper.? They n still use their name, company position, and company name at the bottom of the letter.? Usually, written references are taken at face value.? Oftentimes, with a written reference, a ll is made only to verify employment.Many ndidates think that written references have to come from the big boss, or their immediate supervisor.? You have other options if your boss or supervisor will not do it for you, or if you would not want them to do it for you.When you have little work experience and have volunteered at your church, have your priest or pastor write a reference attesting to your character, ambition, dependability and productivity.When you have worked with key employees, supervisors or managers of other companies, ask them to write you a reference attesting to your professionalism and ability to work with people.When you have worked closely with vendors, suppliers, or their sales representatives, ask them to write you a letter of reference.You could even have another person holding the same position at another company, who you have worked with, write you a reference.Ask a lot of people to write references beuse many of them will agree to do it and be happy to do it, but, unfortunately, you are not on the top of their priority list.? You n be forgotten despite their good intentions to help you.? Ask a lot of people and realize that for every 10 people you ask who are willing to do it and happy to do it, you will be doing very well to get 1 or 2 to actually do it.And, when all else fails, remember that any written job evaluations you have n also be used as references until you n secure written references.? You do not need a lot of references.? Two or three are adequate, and they n be personal (about you) as well as professional (about the job you do).14) Do you have any questions?It is very important that you have questions at the interview.? Any question you ask shows an indited interest, or genuine concern on your part.When any of the basic questions about the job have not been covered in the interview, this is a good time to ask about salary, benefits, what is expected, how you will be evaluated, and the opportunities for advancement.? Other good questions include:”Is your company or organization growing?” (Growing organizations create jobs and promotions.)”What happened to the last person who held the position?” (Maybe they were not fired or incompetent. Maybe the company offered no advancement or salary increases, encouraged lousy working conditions, or refused to get rid of an incompetent boss.)”How committed are you to research and development?” (Companies that invest in their future plan to be successful, profitable, and on the cutting edge of what is happening in their industry.)”How fast n people who perform be promoted?” (You want to know that, when you produce, you will be compensated for your effort rather than draw the same salary as another employee who produces far less by comparison.)”Is this company family owned and operated?” (When it is, you n forget getting anywhere very fast; all of the relatives will get the positions, and this will happen in many ses whether the relatives are competent or not.)”Is there any possibility of an equity interest in the future?”? (Buying in, even on a little sle, n be lucrative. More than one employee has become a millionaire by taking advantage of stock options.? Look at the fortunes people made when they hooked up with Microsoft, when the software giant grew so rapidly.)

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          If you have some trepidation about job interviews, relax, you are normal. Who among us wants to be interviewed by someone we do not know, controlling an interview with their questions and concerns, and then sit in judgment of us without an opportunity to prove ourselves? Learn how to turn that negative feeling into positive energy by getting the answers to the 15 most frequently asked questions in a job interview. Here are the quality answers.

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          Inside a Job Interview: Answers to the 15 Most Frequently Asked Questions ? Part 2

          7) Why are you interested in this position?When you are an accountant and you are applying at an accounting firm, it is pretty obvious why you are interested; you are interested in using your acquired edution, skills, and knowledge in your reer field.However, maybe the position is a shier for a store and you just want a job; you do not have a brilliant answer to offer. Not to worry.? Do not discount very basic answers such as “I need to earn money to support myself and/or my family,” or “I want more out of life, and I need to work if I am going to have a better lifestyle for my family.?? Employers like employees who need to work; such employees are more apt to be dependable, responsible and productive.8) Why do you want to work for us?Here you should be specific in your answer.? There may be thousands of accounting firms with positions to offer, but it is now a question of ?why us??Research the firm as best you n.? Phone book ads often contain great information, such as how long a firm has been in business, what it specializes in, who are the key members of the firm, and whom they hope to serve.Depending upon what you learn at the library, and from other lol sources, possible answers might be:”You have an expanding firm, and I believe there will be opportunities for me to prove myself and grow with you,? or”Your firm is one of the oldest and most respected in our community, and I want to learn from, and be associated with one of the best,? or”I believe you will reward people according to their value to the firm, and I am willing to prove my value to you,? or finally”Your specialty happens to be my area of reer interest.?9) Why should we hire you?Here you must be straightforward and confident about your ability and what you have to offer.? Say, “I believe I am qualified and n do the job.?Amplify this answer by stressing your strong points, such as your appropriate edution, specialized training, proven experience, skills and abilities.Do not say you n do any job.? You do not know that for a fact, and, more important, the person interviewing you?no matter how good you look on paper or act in person?does not really know if you n do it either until you start having to perform on the job.This is why you should qualify your answers with “I believe . . . ,” or “Based on my performance in similar positions in the past, I have no reason to think I will not be able to do the job for you.?10) What are your strengths and weaknesses?Good strengths include some very basic character traits, such as determination, honesty, responsibility, dependability, inquisitiveness, willingness to learn, openness to new ideas, stability, and humor.? Pick traits that you are confident and comfortable with.In approaching the question of your weaknesses, rule one is to have some.? The worst answer you could give is “I do not have any weaknesses.?? We all have weaknesses, and if we are unwilling to talk about them, it is a big red flag that there are some definite personality problems.Never let your lack of confidence, or overdeveloped ego, prevent you from showing your weaknesses.? Handle the challenge by taking your weaknesses (whatever they may be) and turning them into strengths.? If you are a workaholic, say “Sometimes I do not know when to stop working on a project.? I n get so involved I may work 16 hours straight.? This may upset other employees who quit at the normal time.?11) What are your reer goals?Your objectives or goals are very important.? You do not want to be a wandering generality; you want to be a meaningful specific.People want to know if you have thought about your future, and have a plan to get where you want to go.? You should have both short and long range goals.? A good short range goal might be to secure a position in your reer field, develop more experience in an area of interest, or position yourself with a firm or organization that is growing.Long range goals require you to picture yourself, and where you would like to be, 10 or 20 years from now.12) Why did you leave your last position?This question n be asked beuse they are testing your reaction, or if your resume gives the impression you have been “job-hopping?.If there was a problem with leaving your last position (you were fired, encountered a personality conflict, or got mad and quit), be reful not to speak ill of the position you held, the organization you held it with, or members of the organization.? Put downs score no points and reflect poorly on you, regardless of the challenges you may have had.Good reasons to leave jobs are: 1) an opportunity for advancement, 2) an opportunity to make more money, 3) an opportunity to secure more or better benefits, 4) to gain more job satisfaction, 5) a better reer opportunity, 6) a more challenging position, or 7) an opportunity to work with better people.While all of these are legitimate reasons, none of them is the best answer to the question.? It is best to simply say, “I am looking for a better opportunity.?? The better opportunity could be any of the above seven answers without actually saying so.

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          If you have a some trepidation about job interviews, relax, you are normal. Who among us wants to be interviewed by someone we do not know, controlling an interview with their questions and concerns, and sit in judgment of us without an opportunity to prove ourselves? Learn how to turn that negative feeling into positive energy by getting the answers to the 15 most frequently asked questions in a job interview. Here are the quality answers.

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          Copyright 2006 Ed Bagley

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          Inside a Job Interview: Answers to the 15 Most Frequently Asked Questions ? Part 1

          Some surveys have shown that there are more than 90 questions that could be asked during a job interview.? Of these, 15 in particular are asked most frequently during an extended interview (more than 20 minutes) for a regular work-a-day job.Always remember that in a job interview, it is not just what you say, but? how you say it that really counts.? Your choice of words is powerful, and n move job interviewers to a more positive impression by how you say what you say.? Here, in no particular order, are the answers to the 15 most frequently asked questions during a job interview:1) Which position are you most interested in?When you are responding to an advertisement, the company will likely know the position for which you have applied.? Many times companies key their advertisements so, when they are advertising for more than one position, they n identify the position for which you have applied.? Most public service organizations will have a specific job number with the job announcement.However, no matter what position for which you may have applied, many companies have more than one position to offer, and the interviewer is probably going to consider you for any position available based on your submitted resume and interview performance.Key to answering this question is to realize that different companies and organizations may ll essentially the same positions by different job titles; therefore, it is best if you answer the kind of function you are interested in performing rather than a specific job title.Hence, say “I am interested in accounting,” or ?I am good at accounting,? rather than “I am interested in the Junior Accountant position.?2) Are you looking for full-time or part-time work?When you are dealing with a large business or public service corporation, chances are the position is full-time, and you should be prepared to accept full-time employment.However, when you are trying to get your foot in the door, it is well to remember that many companies hire full-time employees from their part-time and temporary help.? ?This makes sense from a business standpoint in that they are then hiring a person they have had an opportunity to observe on the job.When you are considering a public service position (working for the federal, state or lol governmental entities, for example), it generally makes sense to accept any position as long as two factors are present:1) That it is a full-time permanent position, and2) You are entitled to all the normal benefits.Most public service positions offer opportunities for advancement within the organization, and some even allow you to apply, take tests and interview for positions during your normal working hours.? You n, in some ses, look for a better job and get paid for looking during your normal working hours.This is indeed a good deal for the employee; most private businesses would not tolerate this action and, quite frankly, some would find a “legitimate reason” to fire you if they thought you were looking.3) Are you willing to travel or relote (go where the company sends you)?Decide which is more important to you: where you live, or whether you want the position, and answer accordingly.? You may be willing to travel (this could be anything from commuting to another city to work to being out of town two weeks every month), but not willing to relote.? When you are married and earn a secondary income for your family, reloting is not always practil.4) How much money do you want to earn?Rather than trying to figure out what they are willing to pay, or revealing what you are willing to settle for (both very risky at best), say this: “What is your salary range for this position?”? This tells them nothing, puts the ball back in their court, and you remain a class act.Another possible answer:? “While the salary I would receive is certainly a consideration, I am far more interested in a position that uses performance to determine promotion and compensation.? I am interested in being rewarded for my production for the company, thereby proving my value to the company.?Do ask about benefits if the interviewer does not detail the company benefit package, as the benefit package n add substantially to your salary base.? In some ses the benefit package n add 30% to your salary.5) When n you start work?The answer is immediately when you are not working, or two weeks?or whatever the notice of termination time is?when you are working.? When you are employed and n begin work immediately, your potential employer might wonder if you would quit on them without notice.6) How long do you expect to work?Use “As long as it is mutually beneficial for both of us.?? When you are the spouse of a reer military person, the interviewer may want to know how long you will be around (that is, your spouse’s rotation date).? That is why it is best to use the suggested answer. After all, you n not predict everything that might happen. Many military families have found this out when a war or military action started.

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          If you have a some trepidation about job interviews, relax, you are normal. Who among us wants to be interviewed by someone we do not know, controlling an interview with their questions and concerns, and then sit in judgment of us without an opportunity to prove ourselves? Learn how to turn that negative feeling into positive energy by getting the answers to the 15 most frequently asked questions in a job interview. Here are the quality answers.

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          interviews, jobs, reers, resumes, hiring, business, cover letters, references

          Copyright 2006 Ed Bagley

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          Importance Of Skills Emphasis On Job Interviews

          Skill emphasis during the interview is important to show the employer what makes you different from all the other job ndidates. In this competitive world, companies search for the most qualified employees by weighing skills of the ndidates and determining how they would benefit the company.

          Majority of the top companies search for employers who stands out based from their expertise, ability to give new developments, and pleasing personalities that would enhance the organization.

          Skills are grouped into three kinds ? knowledge-based, transferable, and personal traits.

          1) Knowledge-based skills are those learned from experiences. These may include edutional attainment, additional training, seminars attended, and other practices that you have studied to enhance your expertise.

          Knowledge-based skills include computer and communition skills, marketing or managerial knowledge, product development, and many more. These skills vary depending on the field of industry of each job ndidate.

          2) Transferable or portable skills are those you bring to a specific job. This is the reason why interviewers ask, ?What could you offer the company?? Transferable skills are important beuse companies strive to look for quality employees that would improve the development of the workforce.

          Portable skills include problem solving, team leader potential, organized, writing and communition skills, customer service oriented, time and project management, and good with numbers and budget. This kind of skills varies depending on the experience and versatility of each job ndidate.

          3) Personal traits determine who you are. In a job interview, one of the most common things an employer says is ?Tell me something about yourself.? Your response is vital beuse it would set the tone for the rest of the interview.

          Personal traits include good judgment, well organized, analytil, goal oriented, flexible, creative and many more. Try to sell yourself in as modest as possible within a limited time.

          * Self-assessment. In order to provide an impressive presentation, examine your resume and list all the skills you have used for each past job experience. Make a comprehensive list of your skills and strengths including personal traits, knowledge-based and transferable skills. This would be the basis for your personal commercial.

          * Once you have completed your script, you are now ready to face the interviewer. Remember that employers are interested in your accomplishments. Use words that are concise, direct and clear.

          Although many companies require a unique set of skills, you should still highlight your technil skills in the interview. These skills, which top companies usually seek, include leadership, communition, confidence, flexibility, problem solving and energy.

          Emphasizing all of your strengths and skills on job interviews would increase your chances of landing the desired job.

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          Skill emphasis during the interview is important to show the employer what makes you different from all the other job ndidates. In this competitive world, companies search for the most qualified employees by weighing skills of the ndidates and determining how they would benefit the company.

          Majority of the top companies search for employers who stands out based from their expertise, ability to give new developments, and pleasing personalities that would enhance the org…

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          How To Write A Winning Job Interview Letter

          Whether employers spend time reading cover letters or not, it is always an excellent idea to include one since it n showse additional information that is not included in your resume.

          Your cover letter should be refully polished in order to grab the attention of the employer and therefore improving your chance of getting an interview. In writing a job interview letter you n be assured that every word counts.

          Experienced employers will refully evaluate your writing as well as the content and readability to see if it holds up to what is needed in the corporate culture. It is important to remember that the higher the position applied for the more is expected from your job interview letter.

          Remember that you are not the only one applying for the job so the possibility of your job interview letter not being read is there. Also, refrain from making lengthy job interview letters since employers just don?t have the time to read such types of letters. Make your job interview letter as brief and as to the point as possible.

          Important steps to follow in building noteworthy job interview letters:

          ? Heading- this is where you should put your name, phone, fax number and email address. Always double-check the spelling and numbers to ensure that there are no mistakes. You don?t want employers to disrd your resume or cover letter beuse they weren?t able to reach you. An employer would usually contact during day time so if you are at work it would be best to add your work phone number. Likewise, beeper numbers as well as mobile phone numbers should also be included.

          ? The First Paragraph- should contain information on how you learned about the job opening. Most companies use this information as their reference in searching for best ways of attracting qualified ndidates. If it happens that you saw the job opening in a classified ad then don?t forget to mention the newspaper as well as the date the ad appeared.

          It is also important to state your objective and the specific position you desire. Employers just don?t have the time to guess your motive for wanting to apply to their company. Be specific and refrain from vague words.

          ? The Second Paragraph- should provide information beyond what?s in your resume. Discuss some of your people-skills such as team building, being a self-starter and other organizational abilities. Provide the employer with a specific reason why you should be considered for the job. Don?t forget to add your actual accomplishments since this is what usually interest employers. Make use of lists or bulleting your accomplishments is another way of highlighting your experience.

          ? The Closing Paragraph- it is important to state in the closing paragraph that you will follow up to confirm receipt of your resume and then ask for an interview appointment in a nice and respectful way. Remember that employers are impressed by applints who show initiative and perseverance. And while most employers consider the resume more than letters, writing a clear, concise and refully tailored cover letter often n tip an employer?s sles in your favor and help you land an interview or at the very least ensure your resume is read.

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          Whether employers spend time reading cover letters or not, it is always an excellent idea to include one since it n showse additional information that is not included in your resume.

          Your cover letter should be refully polished in order to grab the attention of the employer and therefore improving your chance of getting an interview. In writing a job interview letter you n be assured that every word counts.

          Experienced employers will refully evaluate your wri…

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          How to Win your Job Interview?

          After studies are over and you have survived through your prom night, you focus on one thing: where to use that tremendous amount of information you possess now. Certainly, you look for a job to realize your ambitious plans and reach your potential you were told so much about at university. There are several points to consider before applying for a job and submitting your Curriculum Vitae to your potential employer.

          First of all you are to choose a profession in your field, a field that you majored in. that way you n be sure that you have all necessary qualifitions and skills. Once you?ve decided on this, you may start looking up advertisements. They may be placed in magazines, newspapers, on-line or just on the walls of public places. Don?t pick dozens of variants; choose two-three vancies that meet your requirements if to consider salary, conditions provided, lotion and skills required. You n start on working on your CV immediately. You have to mention everything that is going to present you as a very useful employee that will be very helpful. Send your resume and the cover letter after checking it twice and wait for results. If you are certain of the impression it may give, you may also use references form you previous job that n show you as a nice co-worker and experienced professional. Once everything that is above-mentioned is completed, you?ll get an invitation on your job interview, a final step towards the beginning of your reer. This is the part when you have to be very attentive and reful, considering every possible variant. Your excellent dissertation writing and thesis writing skills may be not enough to gain trust of your potential employer. You have to demonstrate everything that n prove that you are the most suitable ndidate for this vancy. Appearances are deceitful, but they matter when making the first impression. Take a closer look on what are you going to wear and see if it is in formal style. Try to rehears your job interview with one of your friends or acquaintances so they n give you advice too. Try to ask yourself all possible questions your employer might want to ask and see if you are pable to respond properly. If you have samples of your works or a thesis, don?t forget to bring them along. They might be useful proof of how good you are.

          If you have demonstrated everything you are pable of doing and still were refused, try not to lose your face and get depressed. This is not the only place experienced specialists are required. Try to understand what was wrong last time and delete the mistake as soon as possible, so you n be prepared to your next try to get a vancy. The most important thing is not to loose self-confidence. If you are to get a job you will and then remember your strain with a smile on your face.

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          You have finally received a job invitation from a company you have always wanted to work for. This is quite time to get focused on success. This article may be helpful to you if you want your interview to be successful.

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          employer, vancy

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          How To Win At Job Interviews

          Most applints fail beuse they lack confidence in themselves. A job interview should never be treated or compared to an interrogation. This wrong notion of what an interview should be actually adds to the fear mounting inside. This fear usually hinders you from effectively expressing yourself during interviews and worst, too much fear may use some applints to blank out during the interview.

          A good way to prepare for a job interview is to research the company; practice answering the most commonly asked interview questions, and then gather information about the employer. This will not only provide helpful information for the interview but will also boost confidence knowing that you are well prepared to answer any questions during your job interview.

          Aside from conducting researches and familiarizing yourself with various questions for the job interview there are still some things you need to know in order to ensure that you get the job you want.

          Present the best and most sellable side of your personality

          This n be achieved only if you to possess confidence in yourself. It is important that you trust your own abilities and believe that you have the qualifitions required for the job that you are applying for. Self-confidence will help you feel at ease during your job interview.

          Learn the different types of questions in order to sell yourself effectively

          A job interview is all about questions. There are various types of questions used, for instance, questions that probe, questions that put you on the spot and questions that you may find hard to answer. It is important that you know how to easily recognize questions so that you will be prepared on how to effectively answer those questions.

          Prepare question topics in advance

          Nothing beats preparedness especially referring to job interviews. Since a job interview is all about questions, prepare in advance and practice answering some of the commonly asked questions your potential employer may ask. Practice makes perfect, and doing this will help get you accustomed to the questions thus boosting your confidence during your actual job interview.

          Improve your personal grooming

          Image and appearance is really important especially during actual job interviews. Your image and appearance tells so much about the type of person you are. Likewise, it is important to choose properly the clothes that you are to wear during your job interview since your clothes reflect just how much you value yourself.

          Give a polished interview performance

          Try to remember interview dos and don?ts to avoid mistakes and help swing the interview in your favor.

          refully assess the job offer

          It is also important for you to refully assess the job offer. Determine whether the job is really the type you want and never be afraid to ask questions. Since it is only through asking that you will be able to know how solid the job offer really is.

          Communite and build rapport with the interviewer

          You n achieve this by being an active interviewee, meaning be enthusiastic in answering questions. Show them that you are really interested in getting the job. Develop rapport with the interviewer this will help in ridding you of some of your fears, and will provide you with more confidence.

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          Most applints fail beuse they lack confidence in themselves. A job interview should never be treated or compared to an interrogation. This wrong notion of what an interview should be actually adds to the fear mounting inside. This fear usually hinders you from effectively expressing yourself during interviews and worst, too much fear may use some applints to blank out during the interview.

          A good way to prepare for a job interview is to research the company; pract…

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          How to Prepare For an Interview

          Once you get the ll for the interview, the next thing that you have to do is prepare for it. You n never over prepare for an interview. The more prepared you are, the harder it will be to make mistakes. It is best to prepare yourself emotionally as well as intellectually for an interview. Giving a great interview is not as hard as some may think, but not as easy as others do either. Here are a few things that must be done in order to prepare for your next interview.Remember, during an interview, you are a salesman. You are there to sell yourself to your prospective employer. You want to market yourself in the most interesting way possible. Great preparation for the interview is your best bet. A salesman that is knowledgeable, friendly and positive always gets the close.Do Your Research It doesn?t matter how much knowledge or experience you have about the position that you are trying to get in a company if you don?t have a clue who the company is or what they do. It is disastrous to enter into an interview and not be able to tell your interviewer what their company is about. How else are you going to tell them why you feel that you would be a good addition to their company?? A good and less time consuming way to get to know about a company is to look up their website. You n get all of the general knowledge about them that way, including the names of key people and their job titles. You should sift through most of their pages, including the pages that show samples of their work and/or products. You n also look them up in the media files if there are any. Read the articles about them and soak in as much information as possible. Another thing that would be nice to do is to check out the surrounding area around the company. It makes for a nice breaker during the interview. You n make a comment about a particular monument or resting place nearby.A trickier way to get a little extra information about the company is to ll them on the phone and ask general questions, without referring to yourself as a potential employee. It?s a nice way to get the goods on upcoming promotions etc. Know Your Contact When lled for an interview, ask to whom you will be talking to. It is nice to be able to greet your interviewer by name at the beginning of the interview without first being told who they are. It shows that you are on top of things, and have prepared before hand. You will also want to do some research on the person that will be conducting your interview. Learn what they do for the company and try to get some samples of their work or achievements in the company.If you know what department that you are going to work in you may want to get the names of your potential colleagues and superiors prior to the interview as well. This way you n get some information about their roles in the company and the types of work that they have done. Mention some of the things that you learn about your potential colleagues in the interview and about how much you look forward to working with them in the future. If you n, give an example of their work so that you will appear more sincere.Practice Your Responses It is best, if you are prone to nervousness, to practice giving your responses to the questions that may be asked of you. You should practice your wording and the tone of voice that you plan to use; Try keeping your responses as brief as possible, but with as much detail as you n. When you are trying to work out the proper responses to the interviewer?s questions, you will also want to practice the art of getting your nerves under control as well as ridding yourself of any other odd habits while talking; like expressing yourself with your hands.Practice answering your interview questions with a friend. Get his or her opinion about your delivery and gestures. Perhaps your friend will have some nice insights for you to use during the real interview. Dress the Part Pre-select your attire the day before your interview. You want to make sure that your clothes do not have any wrinkles or stains on them. Pick an outfit that best suits the type of job that you are applying for. If you are going to work in an office setting, you should dress conservatively. Soft earth tones are best for women. Try to avoid mini skirts and shirts that show too much skin. A nice dark suit is good for a male. Of course if you are planning to work outdoors or in an artistic environment, you n dress a little more sually. Just be certain to avoid wearing denim jeans, over sized clothing, and under sized clothing. Women should try and avoid wearing too much make-up as well. It gives the wrong impression. Even in the hotter seasons, you should not wear sandals or gym shoes to an interview. It sends an unprofessional message. The same goes for hats and other accessories.Get OrganizedMake sure that all of the things that you will need for the interview are prepared the day before. Make a checklist of the things that you will need if you have to. You should always have an extra resume handy during the interview. You should also bring with you a note pad to take notes during the interview if needed. (Only write down the important things that you think you will need to remember)If you have a business rd, have one handy, it makes for easy contact later, and it also shows that you are professional and may help the employer to remember your name.

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          Once you get the ll for the interview, the next thing that you have to do is prepare for it. You n never over prepare for an interview.

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          How To Impress At An Interview, And Land That Job

          ndidates? experience and credentials, as detailed in the resume, are most often the frequently used criteria for determining which job applints are deserving of a personal interview.? ?Ultimately, though, the hiring decision is going to be heavily based upon the ndidates? performance in the interview and their value to the organization.? To impress an interviewer, you have to be able to distinguish yourself from other ndidates and be prepared to ‘sell’ your qualifitions to the interviewer.? How n you do this?Present a polished professional imageRemember that professional companies are looking to hire professional individuals, not the beach bum who just shook the loose sand from his hair.? Dress conservatively in a well-fitting suit and keep jewelry, makeup, and fragrances to a minimum.? It?s also important to always take a shower, brush your teeth, and comb your hair before an interview as well to present to clean, polished image.Spend some time to research the organization prior to the interviewDoing outside research on your own time to prepare for the interview demonstrates your commitment to hard work and your sincere interest in the organization.? Study up on the company’s products and services, industry, target market, annual sales, structure, and any other key information.? Managers will be impressed by your research.Prepare specific examples of how your skills and experience make you a strong fit for the organization?s needsPractice answering tough, directed questions about your experience and be prepared to draw colorations between your experience and that needs of the organization.? For example, if the position requires strong analytil skills, you should have example ready to demonstrate your strong analytil skills.? Have you faced any challenges that forced you to think quickly on your feet?? How do you go about evaluate alternatives when you have to justify a decision on a project?? Prepare and ask intelligent questions about the company and positionYour research on the organization will also come in handy when it comes time to formulate a series of intelligent questions you want answered.? Since the interviewing process is an evaluation tool for both the individual and the organization, it is in your best interest to gather as much information about the potential opportunity as possible.? Asking well thought-out questions shows that you are serious about the opportunity at hand and indites the level of your knowledge about the company to the interviewer.? Pay attention to your body language.You want to exude self-confidence and poise during an interview.? Maintain eye contact, smile pleasantly, and keep your body attentive but relaxed throughout the meeting.? Avoid fidgeting, clearing your throat, and breaking eye contacts as these are all signs of an anxious person.? Conclude the meeting by thanking the interviewer for his time and shaking his hand.? End the interview on a strong positive note by thanking and acknowledging the time the interviewer spent meeting with you.? It?s important that interviewer know that you value his time – after all, he could just have easily been doing something else.Write a quick ?Thank You? message to the individual(s) who interviewed you.It only takes a few minutes to pen a ?Thank You? note to an interviewer, but the gesture speaks volumes about your professionalism and the importance you place on good customer service.? If you treat the interviewer with gratitude and respect, you are likely to treat your co-workers and customers equally well.

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          To impress an interviewer, you have to be able to distinguish yourself from other ndidates and be prepared to ‘sell’ your qualifitions to the interviewer. How n you do this?

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          How to Handle Difficult Interview Questions

          You are in the middle of an important interview and are confident that you are doing an excellent job of presenting your skills and qualifitions for the position. The interviewer asks the next question ? and it?s a difficult one. You didn?t see this question coming and have no idea to answer it. Words tch in your mouth. You start to sweat as your illustrious visions of landing your dream job are rapidly spiraling away at a breakneck speed. What do you do?

          For starters, the best offense is a good defense. Preparing for an interview in advance is the best way to ensure that you will be at your peak performance when the time comes to answer the question ?Why should you get this job??. Compile a list of interview questions, both general questions and those that are job-specific, that you could potentially be asked. Then practice answering all of the questions. It may be necessary to practice some questions several times until you n clearly present a solid answer. A good rule of thumb is to practice until you are no longer uncomfortable with the question itself or your resulting answer.

          Tempting as it may be to dismiss more straightforward questions, such as ?Tell me about yourself?, you should rehearse your answer to every question. Oftentimes job applints get so ught up in preparing for the ?tough? questions, that they neglect the ones they perceive to be the ?easier? ones. As a result, they are ill-prepared to answer basic questions and stumble in their answers.

          It would be impossible to think of and practice every question you could be asked, so you will inevitably run across some questions during the interview process that you hadn?t thought of previously. When this happens, the first thing to do is take a deep breath. Repeat the question to yourself, either in your head or aloud to the interviewer, to ensure that you have heard the question correctly. Then use your practice sessions to draw correlations between this question and others you have practiced. Is this new question a variation of one you have answered before? Is it similar to any other question? If you n draw a parallel to questions you are already comfortable with, then the new question will not appear so daunting.

          Another good tactic is to break the question into smaller components so that you n take it bit by bit. This is especially useful for multi-part questions. For example, imagine you are asked: ?Tell me about a time when you found yourself at odds with a team member. What were the circumstances and how did you handle the confrontation?. The first thing to do is break this into two parts: (1) provide an example of a team member confrontation, and (2) how did the confrontation get resolved. When answering this question, focus entirely on the first part initially. Set the stage for the conflict that arose, giving the interviewer all of the necessary details. Once this is done, you n then move onto the next part, which is detailing how the conflict was resolved. This is truly the ?meat? of the question. The interviewer is more interested in hearing about how you handle conflict and stressful situations than the actual specifics of the conflict itself. So don?t skimp on the second part – the resolution. This pattern is true of a majority of multi-part questions: one section of the answer is merely the opportunity to set the stage for the other, more pertinent part(s) of the question.

          If you are asked a question you don?t know the answer to, it is often better to admit that are unsure of the answer than to try and buffalo your way though an answer. Most interviewers are highly experienced at recognizing ?BS? answers and n easily pick up that you making stuff up. If this happens, they will either ll you on the table about your fake answer or write you off a being a fraud ? neither of these is going to help you land a job. An appropriate response would be to admit that you do not have an answer for the question, but that you would like to do some research at the conclusion of the interview so that you have this knowledge for future reference. Such an answer not only shows integrity, but it also shows that you are not adverse to expanding your learning and are willing to take the extra effort necessary to keep your skills sharp.

          A few other helpful hints for answering difficult questions:

          It is okay to ask the interviewer to repeat the question if you didn?t hear it the first time or if it is a long multi-part question.

          It is also okay to ask the interviewer for clarifition if the question is unclear.

          Never volunteer personal information that is not job-related.

          Try to always turn negatives into positives. For example, when asked about your weaknesses, demonstrate how this weakness n also be an asset in other areas.

          Relax! Interviewing is a learning process and you will get stronger each time you interview for a potential position. So if an interview goes bad, rather than dwell on it, identify where things went wrong and work on correcting those areas so that you n perform better in your next interview.

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          How To Get the Job Interview

          Scoring the interview for the job that you want doesn?t have to be rocket science. Sometimes you n score that interview by simply making a phone ll. There are many ways that people go about trying to get an interview. The methods of achieving one vary by company. It is best to know what the company?s applition process is before taking your first step. Generally, when a company is hiring they post an ad in the newspaper or an online job bank. How to contact them is usually included in the ad as well. You don?t want to email a resume to a company that is requesting that you walk in with your resume. You don?t want to ll a company that requires a faxed resume etc. Ignoring their initial contacting information will guarantee that you will not get that interview beuse you have already proven that you n?t follow simple directions. Sometimes, you n get a job lead from a friend before the job has been posted. If this is the se, you n either ask the friend to give the employer your resume and cover letter. If your friend doesn?t actually work where the lead me from, you n try lling about the position and ask what the applition procedure is.? There are four general methods of applying for a job, and they include these basic methods. Sending a ResumeSome companies prefer that you mail in your resume. For this type of approach, it is best to include a cover letter with your resume. The cover is a basic letter that describes the position that you are interest in and a few details of your qualifitions and skills. It is basilly your lead in to your resume. Before writing your cover letter, you should know whom the letter is to be addressed to. You never want to begin a cover letter with ?Dear Sir or Madame? or ?To whom it may Concern?. It shows that you have not prepared, and that you are not looking for a specific position with their company, but any job that you n get your hands on. Basilly, it is disrespectful to your prospective employer.Emailing Your ResumeEmailing resumes is becoming a commonplace way for recruiters to get resumes. Most companies offer this method as an alternative to the others. However, there are few tips on how you should go about it. You should attach your resume as a word document or PDF file. These are the most common formats and what most companies will accept. The subject line should read like this: Smith, John (cleril position)This makes it easy for the recruiter to know who the email is from, and what it pertains to. It also assures that your email will be read.Sometimes there are specific methods for addressing an emailed resume. Some companies have certain subject line requirements so follow them. If your company wants you to paste your resume, don?t send attachments beuse your email will be deleted right away. Faxing Your Resume Again, you will need to include a cover letter when you fax in your resume. If you are not using your own fax machine, be sure to include your proper contact information. The rules for your cover letter are the same as for mailing your resume. More about cover letters will be provided a bit later on in this book. Walk-In Your Resume For this type of applition procedure, you will want to dress appropriately. You would want to dress just like you would for an interview. Company?s usually ask you to do this if you are going to be working directly with customers. They ask for a walk in beuse they want to get a look at your grooming habits right away. Sometimes, a walk in will have the employer giving you a brief interview on the spot, to see if they will require a formal interview later. So be on your best and most appropriate behavior. Also, walk-ins do not require you to bring in a cover letter with your resume. Your appearance is sort of the cover letter. Sometimes, you will be requested to fill out an applition form as well. Smile and be polite, no matter who you are talking to. That could be the difference between getting an interview and just taking an extra trip for nothing.Telephoning for an Interview? It is not particularly common anymore for companies to ask you to ll them for an interview. That is usually saved for jobs that include sales and/or jobs that are not so easily applied for by the other methods. Telephoning for an interview is a bit common when a company requires that you be on the phone a lot. It gives them a feel for the quality and the personality of the person on the phone. When making this type of interview request, always speak in a clean and clear manner. Be polite and prepared to answer any questions that may be asked of you. You might approach the telephone interview like this:?Hello Mr. Brown, I am Mike Sandal. I am lling with regards to your ad in the Post about the cleril position?. If you are asked your experience and/or previous work experience, be prepared to answer quickly and explain how long you have been doing that type of work and give a brief description of your duties.

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          Scoring the interview for the job that you want doesn?t have to be rocket science. Sometimes you n score that interview by simply making a phone ll. There are many ways that people go about trying to get an interview.

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          How To Be Invited For Interviews

          Once the applition has been sent and the resume received the next thing that should happen is that the employer will be lling to test communition skills by means of an interview. Allowing yourself to be given the option on which employer is best fitting the applint is one characteristic of being pro-active. Consider being lled by multiple employers for a job interview in a day a good sign. This means that they were really impressed with the documents you submitted, therefore, deserving a personal communition on how most likely an applint would land the job.

          Resumes n present an individual very well. Seventy-five per cent of employers say that applints with resumes passing their standards would definitely be invited for a job interview. Allow two or more interviews. How? Here are some resumes tips that would give you not only one but more lls for interview:

          1. The position that an applint is interested in should be placed right at the start of the resume. Having this as an objective shows that an applint is really focused and reer oriented tells that he or she knows what is exactly the perfect reer for him or her.

          2. One of the best signifint ways to get the employers’ attention is by using words that are really powerful that denotes strong pabilities of the applint. An example of this is, instead of writing, “assigned to be”, write instead “in-charge of,” inditing that the applint has active leadership skills that n be a step to the management position if there is any.

          3. A bullet tches the eye of an employer at one look. Use these in itemizing achievements, reer highlights, recognition, qualifitions, and skills and interests. Words in bullet form forces the employer to read the information provided. These also create more clear space on the paper making the applition form or the resume very neat and outstanding.

          4. Make sure that the resume is very selective. Only apply for a certain position in one company or organization one at a time. Do not submit resumes with different job interests and positions applied for at one time. This will be a complete waste of time.

          5. Ask a pro. Resumes are written with the help of experts who n actually see the applint’s strengths and opportunities.

          Aside from preparing an impressive resume refully follow and read all the special instructions like how many spaces are provided for a specific answer or the number of words for the answer. Keep in mind that this is also a test to see how well an applint n follow simple rules. Not only does it have to follow the steps, the applition form should also be neat. Handwriting is also being considered and using a black pen will greatly add to the formality of the answer. As much as possible, never use a liquid paper or fold and bend the applition form and paper.

          When answering, be reful not to leave blanks unless it really does not apply. Use N/A only if necessary. Be truthful with all the answers but this does not mean that you have to provide a complete or thorough answer for every question. Always adapt the answers to the job being applied for. Only provide the skills and recognition received that will be beneficial to the new company or employer. However, see to it that the answers provided indite the reason of being more qualified than the other applints.

          Choose references that n provide the applint an objective description and information. Teachers, friends, and previous employers n be willing and honest enough to provide that information. The applition form must be consistent with the resume.

          “How to be Invited for Interviews”

          Once the applition has been sent and the resume has been received the next thing that would possibly happen is that the employer will be lling to test communition skills by means of an interview. Allowing oneself to be given the option on which employer is best fitting the applint is one characteristic of being pro-active. Consider being lled by multiple employers for a job interview in a day a good sign. This only means that they were really impressed with the documents submitted, therefore, deserving a personal communition on how most likely an applint would land on the job.

          Resumes n present an individual very well. Seventy-five per cent of employers say that applints with resumes passing their standards would definitely be invited for a job interview. Allow two or more interviews. How? Here are some resumes tips that would give you not only one but more lls for interview:

          1. The position that an applint is interested in should be placed right at the start of the resume. Having this as an objective shows that an applint is really focused and reer oriented tells that he or she knows what is exactly the perfect reer for him or her.

          2. One of the best signifint ways to get the employers’ attention is by using words that are really powerful that denotes strong pabilities of the applint. An example of this is, instead of writing, “assigned to be”, write instead “in-charge of,” inditing that the applint has active leadership skills that n be a step to the management position if there is any.

          3. A bullet tches the eye of an employer at one look. Use these in itemizing achievements, reer highlights, recognition, qualifitions, and skills and interests. Words in bullet form forces the employer to read the information provided. These also create more clear space on the paper making the applition form or the resume very neat and astounding.

          4. Make sure that the resume is very selective. Only apply for a certain position in one company or organization one at a time. Do not submit resumes with different job interests and positions applied for at one time. This will be a complete waste of time.

          5. Ask a pro. Resumes are written with the help of experts who n actually see the applint’s strengths and opportunities.

          Aside from preparing an impressive resume refully follow and read all the special instructions like how many spaces are provided for a specific answer or the number of words for the answer. Keep in mind that this is also a test to see how well an applint n follow simple rules. Not only does it have to follow the steps, the applition form should also be neat. Handwriting is also being considered and using a black pen will greatly add to the formality of the answer. As much as possible, never use a liquid paper or fold and bend the applition form and paper.

          When answering, be reful not to leave blanks unless it really does not apply. Use N/A only if necessary. Be truthful will all the answers but this does not mean that you have to provide a complete or thorough answer for every question. Always adapt the answers to the job being applied for. Only provide the skills and recognition received that will be beneficial to the new company or employer. However, see to it that the answers provided indite the reason of being more qualified than the other applints.

          Choose reference that n provide the applint an objective description and information, teachers, friends, and previous employers n be willing and honest enough to provide that information. The applition form must be consistent with the resume. Since many of these employers standardize and gauge the information the applint is providing in his applition form and resume, these must be full of complete and honest information. This will be their basis when considering to have a one on one interview to see if what they read is true enough. Arm oneself with positive strategies and knowledge to get those invitations for interviews come after you. Remember that this will also be a marketing tool that any applint n use for other future job hunting experience.Since many of these employers standardize and gauge the information the applint is providing in his applition form and resume, these must be full of complete and honest information. This will be their basis when considering having a one on one interview to see if what they read is true enough. Arm yourself with positive strategies and knowledge to get those interview invitations coming to you. Remember that this will also be a marketing tool that any applint n use for other future job hunting experience.

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          How to Answer Interview Questions

          It seems that no matter what age you are there is nothing more stressful than going through an interview.? Whether you have years of experience in your profession, or if you are a teenager looking for a summer job, the thought is there, how to answer interview questions. There are the obvious right and wrong answers to some questions.? The questions that are determining the basic skill level needed for a particular job. These are usually not the questions that determines who gets the job, beuse they will be covering the basic job description and basic duties.? It is learning how to answer interview questions where the interviewer is looking for a certain attitude or skill that will determine if you will stand out among the others that are being interviewed.? These are the questions that are the most difficult to prepare for.? These are also the questions that you answer over and over again in your mind once you leave the interview room.? I know that I have left many interviews wishing I had worded my answer differently or that I had elaborated on a certain answer.? It is also important to learn how to answer interview questions in a way that lets the interviewer know that you will bring enthusiasm along with knowledge to the job.There are a number of techniques and tips that are available that address how to answer interview questions.? Some interview aids give a list of most asked questions so that you n practice an interview.? I have found that the techniques that are the most helpful to me are those that also provide answers to how to answer interview questions.? You want to be reful that you do not sound too rehearsed in an interview, but you want to be able to have the confidence to get across that that you know what you are talking about and that you are the best ndidate for the position.? If you come across too rehearsed you might give off the impression that you are bored with the process.? It is helpful if you n develop a brief personal pitch so that the employer knows you are a good match.? This pitch goes beyond knowing how to answer interview questions and presents your skills and attitudes towards the business you are applying for.For some of the higher level jobs that are more difficult to get into there are interactive mock interviews.? By participating in these you will not only learn how to answer interview questions, but will get feed back from the interviewer on how you come across. This will give you tips on body language and mannerisms that also impact the chances of getting a job.? How to answer interview questions is a skill that will take you far in your reer once you have mastered it.? Once you have overcome the worry of how to answer interview questions it will be much easier to appear confident and knowledgeable in your skill level.? Also having the right attitude towards learning a skill that you might not have yet is a positive sign to an employer.? Many employers are willing to teach a basic skill to a person that they feel is a good match for the position.? You n show that you are the right match by having confidence in how to answer interview questions.

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          It seems that no matter what age you are there is nothing more stressful than going through an interview. Whether you have years of experience in your profession, or if you are a teenager looking for a summer job, the thought is there, how to answer interview questions.

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          How to Act During a Job Interview

          There are many things that you n do that n take some of the pressure off during an interview. The way that you behave is one of the most important. It?s not all in the words that come out of your mouth, but often has a lot to do with the mannerisms that you use.

          Interviewers are not just wondering if you are skilled enough for the job, they are often wondering if you would fit in nicely with you co-workers. Your personality is a big part of your interview and n make all the difference. Here are some of the little things that you should pay particularly close attention to during an interview.

          You do not want to be chewing gum or breath mints during your interview. You also don?t want to speak in slang during your interview either. It is unprofessional and rude.

          Show Confidence

          You nnot enter into an interview with a defeatist attitude. You nnot mope or exude too much placidity in your manner. It is not inviting, and does not give the impression of a person that you want to face every day.
          Be sure of your abilities without appearing cocky or narcissistic. You want to let you interviewer know that you are equipped to perform well at your job, without alienating other workers. You should point out your accomplishments in your field while remaining somewhat humble.

          List your accomplishments in a matter of fact way without going into too much detail. I know this sounds repetitive, but you n never get this point too strongly. Understand that body language plays a large part in exuding confidence to others. Sit straight. Practice good posture, and keep your head up.

          Keep a Positive Attitude

          You should always try to smile and keep a positive outlook during your interview. If what you are hearing something that doesn?t sound good to you, don?t frown and look disgruntled, just keep a slight smile on your face until it is time for you to say something. Then approach your interviewer with your questions or concerns when the time is appropriate.

          Maintain Eye Contact

          Keeping eye contact with your interviewer is very important, especially when one of you is speaking to the other. If you are looking around the room or at the items on the interviewer?s desk, you will appear uninterested. Just imagine what you would be thinking if you were speaking to him and he was looking all over the room. You would probably think that you already lost the interview.

          Body Language

          We?ve touched on this a little bit but you should mind some of the common errors that many people make when they are speaking to others. I?ve listed some of the common things that you should avoid when sitting through an interview.

          ? Avoid fidgeting while speaking to your interviewer. It shows a lack of self confidence.

          ? Avoid speaking while using overly expressive hand gestures. It is distracting.

          ? Avoid biting your lips in between sentences. It gives the impression that you are making things up.

          ? Do not sit with your arms crossed beuse it makes you appear stand-offish.

          ? Do not shrug your shoulders when asked a question that you are unsure of. Take a second to think of your response. Shrugging your shoulders gives the impression that you don?t know the answer.

          ? Don?t answer with nods and head shakes. Use your words to answer questions.

          ? Get plenty of sleep the night before the interview. You don?t want to yawn in front of the interviewer. He will think that you are expressing boredom.

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          There are many things that you n do that n take some of the pressure off during an interview. The way that you behave is one of the most important.

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          Get Yourself Ready to Impress During a Phone Interview

          Preparing for an interview over the phone is primarily a mental exercise, and something that is easy to prepare for. It is the second impression that you will make on a hiring decision maker ? the first impression was obviously made for you by your resume and cover letter, and must have been positive, or you would not have this interview appointment. That being the se, it is worth while to prepare for it and be ready to put your best foot forward.

          Step one in getting yourself mentally prepared is to rehearse. Practice in front of the mirror, or with a friend or your spouse listening to you, asking questions and playing the part of the interviewer. Make a list of questions you expect the interviewer to ask and have good answers prepared, but have them on the top of your head in general and not memorized. Memorized answers n sound nned and not real, and will not help you. You need to appear genuine and real.

          Step two is preparing and practicing two or three ideas that you want to get across to the interviewer as to why you are the right person for this job. If you are having trouble thinking of ideas, read your resume again. Look for the key points, qualifitions or accomplishments you have written, and be ready to discuss them.

          Step three is to think of what you n do for the company. The hiring manager really doesn?t re why you would like the job; he res about how you n help his company if you are hired.

          Step four is on the morning of the interview get dressed. Wear the same clothes when you are on the phone that you would wear if you were in front of the interviewer in person. Dress for success and your attitude will reflect it. Dress in your pajamas or an old sweat shirt and your attitude may reflect that as well.

          Step five is to smile. Smiles are contagious, even if they n?t be seen. Good salesmen know this and practice smiling on the phone. There is something in your voice and attitude that is conveyed when you smile, and the person on the other end of the phone n sense it. There is truth in the old saying, ?Smile and the world smiles with you.? It is basic human nature.

          Step six is to speak clearly and enunciate. Use a good quality phone, a land line not a cordless. If at all possible do not use a cellular phone for the interview. Crackling noises are distractions and bad cell sites, leading to dropped lls, are a negative. You only want positives during your phone interview.

          Step seven is the interview itself. Relax, be yourself and do your best. When it is over remember to thank the interviewer for his or her time, and offer to provide any other information they might need to make a decision. Be professional and you may well be rewarded with a job.

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          Four Common Sense Tips For The Telephone Interview

          Here?s a phone interview tip worth considering: smile. A smile is a magic thing, and in addition to being seen in person it n be felt from a distance. When doing a phone interview, don?t think that beuse the person on the other end of the phone n?t see you that smiling and other positive body gestures are not important. The best interview tip that anyone was ever given was to smile and make positive gestures. In fact, many people talk with their hands. If you do, consider a telephone head set to free your hands up.

          Another tip that will be worth its weight in gold is to have a good quality telephone. It may seem silly to even mention it, but the better quality phone you use, the better your voice will sound. Years ago everyone rented his or her telephones from the lol utility phone company. These days people own their own phones, and while many people use good quality phones, many use the ten and fifteen-dollar phones they?ve found in the lol dollar store or discount mart. Those phones are fine for talking to your spouse perhaps, but for business use make a good business impression, and use a good phone. Add this tip to the mix as well: use a landline with a cord, and not a cell phone or cordless phone. Dead batteries, crackling sounds, bad cell sites, and weather interference n make you sound bad at the other end, and you may not even know it. When doing your phone interview you want to be clear and make a good impression. Take this tip to heart and use a good quality landline.

          I once received a tip from a headhunter who specialized in finding people jobs. While it seemed like common sense, I realized that it was a tip of value, and recommend it to people to this day. Do your homework on the company before your phone interview. Do a search on the Internet using Yahoo, Google, MSN, Dogpile or any of the major search engines. Look them up in an online database like Dun and Bradstreet or InfoUSA. If you don?t have easy access to these online tools, go to your lol library and tell the reference librarian what you are doing. He or she will be glad to provide you with information sources that will help you seem knowledgeable when having your phone interview.

          The last tip to keep in mind is to be yourself, and be comfortable. One of the best ways to be yourself, and maintain comfort during your phone interview is to practice the interview. Ask a friend to play the part of the boss. ll your friend on the phone and go through a mock interview, answering all of the questions that you think the interviewer is likely to ask. Mock trials help lawyers, and rehearsals help musicians. It only makes sense that a practice interview will help an interviewer. While it may seem silly, this is a phone interview tip you should take to heart.

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          Here?s a phone interview tip worth considering: smile. A smile is a magic thing, and in addition to being seen in person it n be felt from a distance. When doing a phone interview, don?t think that beuse the person on the other end of the phone n?t see you that smiling and other positive body gestures are not important. The best interview tip that anyone was ever given was to smile and make positive gestures. In fact, many people talk with their hands. If you do, consid…

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          Five Steps To A Flawless Interview

          Are you prepared for your next job interview? Do you know the secrets of pulling off a flawless interview and getting the job of your dreams? Use these five easy steps to prepare yourself and leave the best impression possible with the hiring manager.1.Be Early – The worst thing you n do is show up to an interview late. What does that tell the hiring manager about your commitment level? Why would anyone want to hire a person who doesn?t have the organization skills to show up on time? By showing up early you are demonstrating and showing respect of the company and the hiring manager. You are also giving them the opportunity to take you early, which could give you more face time. Face time is important, the longer you have with the hiring manager the better your chances will be to get the job.2.Research the Company ? Never walk into an interview without knowing anything about the company. Do some research; find out how many facilities they have, who is the CEO, and what recent news has come out about the company. Look at the financials from their website or other investor news. Be prepared to ask some questions about what you have discovered. At the end of every interview that I have conducted, I always ask ?Do you have any questions for me?? I am always impressed with people who have done their research and are serious about working for the company.3.Listen, Don?t Talk ? It may seem counter-intuitive, but get the hiring manager to do most of the talking. It is a proven fact, that hiring managers will think the interview go better if they do a lot of talking. So use your research and ask a lot of questions to get the interview talking.4.rry Copies of Your Resume ? Hiring managers are busy people and many times they do not have a copy of your resume when they enter the room. Even if they do have a copy, a lot of the time, it will be a fax copy from the recruiter. This is the time to hand them your resume on a quality piece of paper. Resume paper is thicker and has a very good feel to it and that is what you want the interviewer to associate with you? a good feel. Later, when the hiring manager is reviewing your resume you will stand a better chance of getting the job or at least the second interview.5.Follow-Up ? After the interview, it is always a good idea to follow-up with the hiring manager is some shape, way, or form. If the interviewer gave you his/her rd then make use of it. ll them and ask a few follow-up questions and thank them for taking the time to meet with you. If you didn?t get a rd during the interview, then send a polite thank you letter. The goal here is to get the hiring manager to think of you again. And the more he/she thinks of you, in a positive manner, the better your chances are to get the job.

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          Are you prepared for your next job interview? Do you know the secrets of pulling off a flawless interview and getting the job of your dreams? Use these five easy steps to prepare yourself and leave the best impression possible with the hiring manager.

          1.Be Early – The worst thing you n do is show up to an interview late. What does that tell the hiring manager about your commitment level? Why would anyone want to hire a person who doesn?t have the organization skills to s…

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          Five Interview Questions You Should Always Ask

          These five questions go beyond the obvious ones, such as the title of the job, the job description, to whom it would be reporting, and other such basic questions. In fact, it’s unlikely you’ll even need to ask those questions, as they’re usually outlined for you.

          With some preparation and thought, you should be able to easily come up with 15 – 20 first-interview questions to ask. But these five – in some form – should always be asked.

          Not only will they help you to ascertain if the job for which you are interviewing meets the criterion of your perfect job, but the answers, when put together, will give you a fairly accurate picture of what’s really going on behind the interview.

          1. WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES THAT WILL NEED TO BE ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY IN THIS POSITION?: A title alone tells you nothing. The job description won’t reveal much either, except whether or not you’re pable of doing what’s required functionally on a daily basis.

          For the same reason that you put your accomplishments on your resume – and not just the job description – here, too, you want to get a sense of the individuality of this job in this company.

          Was everything left running smoothly? Is it pretty much picking up and continuing daily functions as normal? Or is there damage control that needs to be done? If so, is there a time line for the repair, and is it an achievable one considering your pabilities? Is it realistic regardless of who holds the position?

          If you don’t have any information already, this will begin to clue you in about both the supervisor and the previous employee. If you have been provided with some detail already, then the answer should track with what you’ve already learned.

          2. HOW LONG WAS THE PREVIOUS PERSON HERE? WHY DID THEY LEAVE? Generally, in answering the first part, the interviewer will answer the second part as well. But if they don’t, then ask it. And if that person was there an oddly short time, you also want to know how long the previous person before that was there.

          See where I’m going with this? If the job is in disarray, and the last two people were there a short period of time and were fired, you don’t need to ask any of the other questions here.

          Exit gracefully and then run! Beuse before long, you, too, will be terminated for not achieving whatever it is they want done – regardless of if the stated time frame sounded realistic or not.

          3. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR MANAGEMENT STYLE. HOW DO YOU BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOUR EMPLOYEES?: Is he a micro manager? Is he an information hound that needs to be kept informed of everything? Does he leave people alone to do what he hired them for and simply keep on top of what’s going on? Does he help you if you have trouble? Do any mentoring? Or is he a berating, derogatory, jerk?

          Obviously he’s not going to come right out and tell you he’s a micro manager! Instead he might say, “I like to keep a very close watch on what’s going on in my department,” or “I visit with each member of my department on a daily basis to make sure they’re staying on track,” or something similar.

          You’ll find that the person will be fairly straight forward in sharing their management style with you. What you want to pay attention to is how they word it.

          4. WHAT TYPES OF PEOPLE TEND TO EXCEL HERE?: Workaholics? Ones who are self-motivated and manage themselves well? People who work well in teams or committees? Employees who keep their supervisor informed of “where they are with things” on a daily basis?

          This tells you something about the pervasive culture in the company or department. Generally speaking, companies – or departments – tend to be made up of similar types of people that are in harmony with the company culture and philosophy.

          An entrepreneurial person won’t function well in a committee environment. While sales personalities n vary greatly, the top achievers are goal driven and motivated to achieve, rather than complacent.

          People who are accustomed to thinking for themselves will find themselves chafing in a company that has a more dictatorial style, while those who perform better when they’re told what to do will find themselves adrift in a company that requires its employees to think for themselves.

          5. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN HERE? WHY DO YOU STAY?: The answer to this question will give you an indition as to the feeling or health of the department or company. The way in which he answers the question will also give you additional insight into your potential boss, his management style, and what type of people excel in the department or company.

          These are informational questions, not challenges. Be genuinely interested in the answer, beuse you’re gaining valuable information that has to do with your future. When you leave the interview and process it within yourself, you’ll be matching what you learned with what you are looking for.

          Pay attention to the interviewer’s body language and facial expressions. Is he relaxed? Does he fill in some of the spaces? Does he speak to you – or AT you? Does he answer the question briefly and then quickly fire off another one?

          These, too, are valuable cues, and after the interview, you’ll need to piece them together with the verbal information you received.

          Your perfect job might land in your lap by grace and good fortune. But more likely, you’ll need to look for it. It’s there – but to recognize it, you’ll need to know what it doesn’t look like, as well as what it does.

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          These five questions go beyond the obvious ones, such as the title of the job, the job description, to whom it would be reporting, and other such basic questions. In fact, it’s unlikely you’ll even need to ask those questions, as they’re usually outlined for you.

          With some preparation and thought, you should be able to easily come up with 15 – 20 first-interview questions to ask. But these five – in some form – should always be asked.

          Not only will they help you to asce…

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          Fired Before You?re Hired: Five Ways to Ruin Any Interview

          Arrive on time. Dress well. Write a thank-you note. Don?t lie on the applition. You have the job-hunting basics down, but the gods of employment have plagued your people with a drought. Whether you?re interviewing after a layoff, seeking a change of employment or documenting your futile interviewing plight to milk yet another unemployment check, be aware of these five deadly interviewing sins.

          1. Don?t get too friendly.
          You?re chatting with the interviewer, discussing professional experiences and swapping war stories; however, a relaxed interviewing environment is no excuse to become complacent in your professionalism.

          An ex-colleague of mine was looking to migrate back towards substance-abuse counseling, his original area of study and expertise. He was cordial, outgoing and a hard worker. He had plenty of experience and great references, but he met his downfall while making small talk. After the interview, the hiring manager mentioned in passing that he had recently received a DUI. My colleague, attempting to empathize, admitted that he, too, had received a DUI ticket. On three separate ocsions. Lesson learned: get job first. Tell war stories later.

          2. Don?t forget to train rigorously.
          Reading job-seeking books, articles and studying potential interview questions are all great ways to prepare, but these resources don?t exactly put you in the interviewing hot seat. You wouldn?t expect to run a marathon just beuse you?ve read several books about running, would you? Get a friend or signifint other to give you a dry run through a hypothetil interview with suggested questions from these books or articles. Even better, if you know someone who is a hiring manager or works in human resources (for a different company, of course), ask them to administer the mock interview.

          By humbling yourself and asking for the help of others, you?ll receive constructive criticism and be able to integrate another perspective into your response. You may even be asked a question that you never considered answering, making great practice for unexpected interview surprises.

          3. Don?t forget to shut up.
          When you?re done answering the question, shut your mouth. The two deadliest kinds of interviewers we will refer to as the ?poker face? and the ?yes man.? The poker face will ask you a question and give no signs of life during the answer. In hopes of eliciting a smile, nod or comprehending grunt, you will elaborate. And elaborate. You will continue elaborating until you realize that the poker face is playing a game. By the time you realize you are involved in a game, you have already lost. Take this knowledge and answer the next question completely, concisely and without superfluous commentary.

          The yes man is just as deadly, if not more so, than the poker face. He will nod his head and seem to understand and agree with every answer. Feeling encouraged by this enthusiasm, you will elaborate. And elaborate. You will continue elaborating until you realize that you could say your reer goals to sleep with the boss, publish trade secrets and burn the building down, and the yes man would still nod his head.

          In the yes man?s defense, sometimes he may actually agree with what you are saying at first, but, towards the end, every nod means ?Yes, I understand. Just like I understood ten minutes ago. Please stop talking, lest I puncture my own eardrums with this letter opener.?

          4. Don?t forget to tone it down.
          Everyone knows not to bad-talk a previous employer, but even a comment where you feel you have restrained yourself may ring sour with the interviewer. If you?re jaded and bitter with your current job or the interviewing process, try to keep the disillusion to a minimum. Take yourself to a happy place. Reminisce about the time you unwrapped a vending machine sandwich, locked it in your manager?s file binet and allowed their office to smell mysteriously foul for weeks. If your personality is sarstic or dry, make sure to take this down a notch as well. While your friends and family may understand your charismatic quirks, a complete stranger may not.

          5. Don?t forget to bring enough supplies to make a Boy Scout proud.
          Bring a notepad, pen and three copies of your resume and references. Taking notes shows a proactive attitude and commitment to the interview. Additionally, these notes will be useful later when writing a personalized thank-you note to the interviewer.

          If multiple members of management are administering the interview, make sure to provide a resume for each person. Worst-se scenario: you only bring one resume and end up with back-to-back interviews, thus leaving you empty-handed for the second round.

          Whether you?re rebounding from a layoff, looking for a different job or seeking excuses to stay unemployed, these tips will help you accomplish your objective. By becoming aware of these deadly interviewing sins, you?ve taken the first step towards meeting your goal!

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          n?t seem to find a job, despite your excellent credentials? Make sure you?re not committing one of these five deadly interviewing sins!

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          Dressing Up For The Success Interview

          Prepare and practice for an interview. After the date and venue has been set, allow time for enough preparation for the big day. Remember that first impressions do last, so the way an applint look really does matter. Employers could easily give the verdict based on the manner of dressing during the initial interview. Better questions and service n be received if the appearance itself commands respect. It is important to consider the surroundings of the company granting you an interview. There is no reason to be over dressed or poorly dressed during this very signifint day. In fact, it is a good rule of thumb to always dress appropriately for any situation. All to often appearance is glossed over. Some might say that the inner characteristics of the person matter more, but in reality, you only have one opportunity for a first impression. Make it count!Although there are specific guidelines that n be followed, these does not apply to all states like New York for example, where people wear trendy up to extreme styles that are far away from the usual fashion rules common people know. The rule of thumb should be to wear something that could boost more confidence. Below are the top ten do’s and don’ts during an interview:? Avoid wild colored nail polish before the interview. The same goes with long nails that could easily turn off some conservative employers. These should be neat and very tidy looking.? Never wear jewelry that rattles and jiggles as you speak and move. Try not to wear two or more rings or earrings. Piercing aside from the ears is also a no.? Professional hairdo also counts.? If you are a woman, wear closed shoes. Heels are very appropriate as this gives more confidence to an individual and sense of respect is also provided once they see the person wearing them.? Again, for the ladies, never bare those newly shaven legs. If possible, use stockings regardless of the temperature. But make sure not to use fancy colored ones. Only use those made for neutral looking legs. These should also match the shoes.? Remember that a good suit or dress brings more confidence as well. This will also allow more comfort and chance for the applint to answer comfortably or with ease.? Avoid short skirts for women. Wearing pants or leggings are a no, no during interviews.? Wear the appropriate blazers just as long as they do not look fashion outdated. Do not use any leather coats or jackets.? For men, the tie is still appropriate. Avoid using turtlenecks. If there is no suit and tie available, use a collared shirt or white long sleeves.? Men must not use too much aftershave.? Women should be using bags that are not too bright and conspicuous. These should be conservative and matching the dress.? Any briefse used must be in perfect condition.The way a person looks equal the message he is trying to convey. During the interview, this n either become a plus factor for the applint or big loss. Know for a fact that the way an applint should look must be appealing, fashionable but not loud.Consider the latest trends in the area or lotion where the prospective job is loted. One aspect that is a part of how employer picks a new hire is based on the physil attributes of the applint. From the way the hands were shaken, keeping an eye contact, the way the posture was maintained, the smile was delivered up to the manner of dressing is being rated already.Regardless of your personal reer background, skills, and underlying talents, if the first impression was never striking enough to make an outstanding appeal to the interviewers, nothing else counts. This n be the potential employers? initial interpretation of how an applint will do on the job. Whether that perception is ?fair? is irrelevant. Do you want the job? Look the part and your chances for success are much greater!

           

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          Better questions and service n be received if the appearance itself commands respect. It is important to consider the surroundings of the company grantin…

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          Don’t Skip The Follow Up After An Interview

          How to write a thank you letter to use after an interview, a phone interview, or even to someone who passed your name on to a hiring manager is an art that is not taught as often as it should be by placement services and others who help job seekers with finding jobs. They always cover the basics of resume writing, interview preparation, cover letter writing, how to create a reference sheet, and even how to prepare a salary history, which isn?t even required that often, but how to write a thank you letter is a subject that should be covered. It is a necessary skill that puts the pstone on the interview or other contact you had, makes you appear to be thoughtful and intelligent, and puts you above the crowd.Some hiring managers are so swamped with resumes and cover letters when they post a listing on an online job bank or run a newspaper classified ad that they look for reasons to disrd resumes. Having five hundred resumes in your email in box n be quite intimidating. Some hiring managers have been known to send out an automated response to all applints letting them know that the resume was received. They will then sit back and wait for further communition. If an applint knows how to write a thank you letter they have a jump on the competition immediately.How to do it? As in all formal correspondence it should be block formatted with proper spelling, addresses and salutations. Keep it short?two or three paragraphs. In the first paragraph express your primary purpose by thanking the person you are writing to for their time and consideration. Business people are busy and time is a valuable commodity. In the second paragraph restate one or two key job skills you n bring to the position. Remind the reader as to why you are a good ndidate for the job. In the third paragraph, thank the reader again, and reiterate that you are available by phone, email or in person should they have further questions. End with the traditional business ending ?sincerely yours?. An example of how knowing how to write it occurred with one job seeker a few years ago at a business brokerage in the Midwest. This job seeker was already working as a part-time telemarketer. She was competing for a full-time office manager position against two other. One of the men had a bachelors degree and the other was about to receive her bachelors. Both had several more years experience in office administration Obviously the other ndidates were more qualified than the first applint, but she knew how to write a thank you letter, and proved it. After her interview with the company owner, the managing broker and the old office manager (who was retiring and helping choose her own replacement) the fist ndidate composed a thank you letter. She then printed out individualized copies for each person she interviewed with mailed them that evening. When the interviewers received them the next day they were impressed with her thoughtfulness and adherence to protocol. Despite the fact that the other two applints were more qualified, she was hired. The fact that she knew how to write one probably got her the job she was seeking.Many hiring managers will interview multiple ndidates and only hire from those who send thank you letters. Some studies have shown that only one in ten applints see the importance of thank you letters, so it should be obvious that if you know how to write a thank you letter you have a very important job skill.

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          How to write a thank you letter to use after an interview, a phone interview, or even to someone who passed your name on to a hiring manager is an art that is not taught as often as it should be by placement services and others who help job seekers with finding jobs. They always cover the basics of resume writing, interview preparation, cover letter writing, how to create a reference sheet, and even how to prepare a salary history, which isn?t even required that often, but ho…

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          Don?t Forget to Say Thank You for a Second Interview

          The thank you letter for a second interview is a must for serious job seekers. If you?ve made it as far as a second interview, then you are right on the edge and are one of the serious ndidates ready to be offered the position. When you?re in that position then it is worth your while to use all of the leverage you have, all of your knowledge of the company and all of your job search skills to close the deal and land yourself a job offer. This letter n be a deal closer.

          When engaged in a job search, even if it is not your profession, you are really serving as a salesman. The product you are selling is yourself, your skills, and the concept that you n help the company you are applying to. A professional salesman always tries to know his or her product well, and always does better in selling the product when he or she has a genuine belief in the value of the product. As a salesman of YOU this genuine belief in your value to the customer, the potential employer is essential.

          If you?ve ever watched a sales representative for a radio station lling on customers you?ll notice that certain tools are rried by the sales rep and used time and time again. One sales rep made a fortune selling commercials on major league baseball game broadsts by walking into businesses rrying a baseball bat as a conversation starter. He?s get the business owner excited about baseball and walk out with a signed contract. He did the same thing with major league football games by walking into a business rrying a football, or wearing a helmet. More conventional sales reps rry ?leave behinds?, brochures, price lists and other literature designed to perk the interest of the prospect.

          As a job seeker sales person, the tools you will rry will not be baseball bats, football helmets or brochures and price lists. You will rry the personal marketing tools that benefit a conscientious job seeker. They include a resume, cover letter, follow up letter, reference sheet, salary history, letters of recommendation, thank you letter for after the interview, and the piece we are discussing, the thank you letter for a sub sequential interviews.

          Your thank you letter should be short and to the point. As an example,

          Date
          Name
          Company
          Address
          City
          State
          Zip

          Dear Mr. Jones,

          I enjoyed our chance to visit during the recent second interview, and wanted to express my thanks to you for the serious consideration you are giving me.

          As you know, I am very serious about my work, and I believe that Xyz Company would be an excellent fit for my skills, experience, edution and background.

          If you have any further questions, please give me a ll. I look forward to speaking with you further.

          Thank you for your time.

          Sincerely,

          John Doe

          As you n see this letter that you send after meeting with an employer for the second time is short, simple and conveys the thoughts that you wish to get across. Try this letter when the chance arises and you?ll have good results.

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          Using a thank you letter after your second interview just might help you get the job.

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          Common Job Interview Questions And Answers

          In preparing for a job interview it is important to list and plan your answers ahead of time so that you don?t panic when the time comes. Jotting down some of the possible questions and then figuring out the best answer for each will help to boost your confidence.

          There are ten interview questions that often times are the downfall of job seekers, especially if they are ught off guard. These top ten questions are ideal to be used when practicing for a job interview. The top ten questions are:

          What are your weaknesses?

          The best way to answer this question is to minimize your weakness and emphasize on your strengths. Mention professional traits that you deem as your weakness rather than concentrating on negative personal qualities. Likewise, it would be best to mention that you are doing something to improve yourself professionally in order to correct your weakness.

          Why should we hire you?

          This is another overwhelming question which n make any interviewee panic. An ideal way to handle this question is to start with summarizing your working experiences which may be important to the company. Remember be confident and show that you really are looking forward to becoming a part of the company.

          Why do you want to work in our company?

          The purpose of the interviewer for asking such a question is to make certain that you as the applint are really interested in the job and not just simply applying beuse there is a job opening. As an applint you have to convince the interviewer that you are serious and very much interested in the job you are applying for.

          What are your goals? Or where do you see yourself five years from now?

          It is better to answer this question with reference to short-term and intermediate goals rather than talking about some distant future. It is also advised to involve the company in discussing your professional goals. For instance, say that you see yourself as becoming a part of the company and helping it in achieving it goals and missions. Most interviewers asked this type of question to gain insight on the real motive of an applint since there are some applints who will just make a company their training ground and then after they have gained some experience leave to search for another job.

          Why did you leave or why are you leaving your current job?

          This is another question used to weigh the professionalism as well as the ability of an applint to stay on a job. As an applint it is not nice to say anything negative about your current or previous employer since it may reflect a badly on you. This will also create a ?big question? in the mind of the interviewer why you are making such discriminatory remarks regarding your previous job. To prevent falling into this trap just say that you are looking for additional opportunities to enhance further your professional knowledge.

          When were you most satisfied in your job?

          Again, be very reful in answering this type of question since this will reflect a lot about you as a potential employee. A not so convincing answer may use you to lose the chance of getting that job you want. Try to answer this question without any prejudice to your previous job, and concentrate more on discussing things that motivate you professionally. This will create the impression that you are a good employee since you refrain from creating any bad remarks regarding you previous job plus this will provide your future employer with ideas on how to motivate their employees.

          What n you do for us that other ndidates nnot offer?

          Some applints usually go blank when asked this question for fear that they may answer inadequately. Be confident and concentrate on discussing your positive traits and work qualifitions that you deem as important and relevant to the job you are applying for.

          What three positive things would your last boss say about you?

          Simply tell them of your positive traits both as a person and as an employee which are noticed not only by your previous employer but likewise by your co-employees. Think of positive remarks that your previous boss may have told you and read through any performance related assessments you may have had for inspiration.

          How much salary are you seeking? Or how much salary are you expecting?

          When an interviewer asks you your salary requirements, it usually means they like you and considering hiring you to become a part of their company.

          Some employers would even ask your salary history from your previous jobs. This will provide them with an idea of how much you would consider asking from them. A safe way of answering such a question is to ask for a salary that is similar or close to what you is previously receiving. Or simply tell them that you are willing to receive any amount that is rightfully commensurate to the position or the job you?re applying for.

          If you were an animal, what n of animal would you be?

          This question is geared more on knowing the personality that you have. Try to think of animals that are not harmful but rather exhibits good qualities that match with the type of position you are applying for.

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          In preparing for a job interview it is important to list and plan your answers ahead of time so that you don?t panic when the time comes. Jotting down some of the possible questions and then figuring out the best answer for each will help to boost your confidence.

          There are ten interview questions that often times are the downfall of job seekers, especially if they are ught off guard. These top ten questions are ideal to be used when practicing for a job interview. The …

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          Be Aware to the Characteristic of your Interviewer

          I’ve observed that people who interview job ndidates tend to enhance a certain individual distinction. If you n sense an interviewer’s style and build rapport, you?ll have confidence in specific information.Here are the following characteristics:InattentiveThere is a time that the interviewer isn?t mentally present, maybe he/she is thinking of something more important or something happened before your interview that really bothered his/her mind. It?s impossible to impress this kind of interviewer that is distracted of something. So to keep a good impression, smile and don?t panic. Just give your best approach and offer him/her to reschedule. But be sure to address to him/her the important message and be prepared to the following interview.FriendlyThis is the type of interviewer that gives jokes, smiles and tells you to take an ease. But he/she aims for you to put in a relaxed stated where you unconsciously expose too much information (ones that n be detrimental to your reer) about yourself. You should be kind and friendly but always remember that you shouldn?t also get rried away. Stick with your goal.InterrogatorThis is a typil type of interviewer that seems not to show any emotion and inflicts tension to the applints. The best thing you n do is stay lm, focus, show respect and confidence. This kind of interviewer observes how you n deal in this kind of scenario. And remember that most interrogator types of interviewers often beme your best advote throughout your interview process or even into the job.Laser BeamHe/she only focuses on one topic. Like discussing about quotas, this style is for line managers. You should do is to fulfill his/her expectations to you. Satisfy his/her judgment and move on.ShotgunThis is the type that wants to discuss anything. The questions are all over the place, you even don?t have a vant time beuse he/she is full of questions. This is where your anxious presentation really pays off, beuse you n involve your strengths to many distinct exposure of the job.Silver bulletBelieves there’s one magic question to ask — and one magic response that determines whether you’re right for the job. The Silver Bullet asks a few hasty questions about your skills. Then ask ?off-the-wall? question, which he/she will ask questions you didn?t expect. Even though these questions don?t have a wrong answer he/she decides if it?s yes or no. Simply answer every question and don?t worry about your answers too much.Alter Your Approach to the InterviewerYou step into a situation of power when you identify the interviewer’s style and adjust your approach accordingly. As you prepare for the interview, ask yourself, “How might my answers be different for different interview styles?” With a Laser Beam, for example, you might offer him a choice when you begin answering a question (“Would you like to talk about this aspect of the job or that one?”). An achievement story for a Friendly Interviewer might focus more on your teamwork skills, and the same story for an Interrogator Interviewer might begin by stating the results of your individual work. The more you show your emotional knowledge by understanding the interviewer’s objective for that interview, the more likely he’ll be to listen to you.

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          Gives you the tips, advice and knowledge on your job interviewer and how to get the Job.

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          A Sample Interview Thank You Letter

          A sample thank you letter that you use after an interview, as a guideline or template, will save you a lot of time when preparing this type of correspondence. Since you?ll prepare it before the job interview when you are not nervous and have a clear head, the letter will really increase your chances of making or reinforcing a good impression.

          Trying using this for your own uses.

          Date
          Name
          Company
          Address
          City
          State
          Zip

          Dear Name,

          I enjoyed the chance to visit with you in your office today concerning reer opportunities with ABC Company. After discussing the future of the company I am convinced that I n make a positive contribution, and believe our association could be mutually beneficial.

          I was especially impressed with the information you provided concerning expansion into other markets and a need for an invigorated marketing effort. With my background in advertising and insurance sales and experience as a rnival promoter, I believe I have a lot to offer.

          ABC Company has an outstanding reputation in the field and is the type of organization I wish to associate myself with. I pride myself on being an outstanding salesman and promotional specialist, and look forward to a chance to make a positive contribution during this period of growth.

          If I n provide any more information that would be of assistance to you, please don?t hesitate to ll me at the phone number listed above, or email me if that is more convenient. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

          Again, thank you for your time.

          Sincerely,

          John J. Doe.

          Using this sample letter will save you time and lead to more second interviews and more job offers. However, if your field is not sales or marketing it may not be perfectly suited to your needs. It should be easy to analyze the thank you letter and see which sentences and paragraphs n be changed to make it fit your needs and your profession. With modern word processing software you n customize one version, and then copy the file and make another letter geared towards a different type of job completely. For instance, if there are three or four types of jobs you would consider then creating a thank you letter for each is probably a good idea. The same of course is true with your cover letter and resume. Different versions for different types of jobs, emphasizing different aspects of your skills and experience will make you more versatile. If, however, you are determined to pursue only one type of job, then you obviously need only one sample letter, one type of cover letter and one type of resume. This is a personal choice and you are the only person who knows exactly what job would be best suited for you and if there is more than one type you?d consider.

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          Use this sample letter as a guideline to save you time. This type of letter will help you make or reinforce a good impression.

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          A Closer Look At Two Interview Questions

          A job interview is stressful. The person who hasn?t made a lot of changes isn?t practiced at what is involved (nor should they want to be), and the person who has made a lot of changes doesn?t have any idea as to what?s involved either, or they wouldn?t be making so many changes!Preparing for the interview de-stresses the situation considerably. Yet, 78% of all ndidates – regardless of the level for which they are interviewing – wing it! And frequently use themselves to be weeded out in the process.Like so much of the interview, seemingly innocent questions n trip you up. You think you are answering them in a way that puts you in the best light, but you’d be surprised at how many people completely miss the boat. Merely to hope an interview has a positive result is not enough. That’s basilly forfeiting your ability to drive up the percentage of a positive outcome.For instance, in response to the question, “Why do you want to work here?” some people will say things such as:”I’ve worked in this industry for 15 years and been very successful. I feel I n make a difference in your organization. I have a proven track record of leadership. I’ve read in the paper that your company is having some problems, and with my experience as a Director of XXXXX, I n help straighten those out.”That answer may sound good and appear to suffice, but on a sle of 1 – 10, it ranks about a 4!Why? The answer shows no research, no thought, no consideration. It sounds stock and could suffice for any number of companies. Overall, unimpressive.In my experience as a recruiter, I’ve found that while mid level management tends to UNDERanswer the question, upper level management will often OVERanswer the question. One group doesn’t provide enough information beuse of a limited lack of experience. The other group has been around, worked their way up the ladder in more than one company, and in their attempt to sound thoughtful, intelligent, and wise, end up saying very little at all.Let’s look closer.WHY DO YOU WANT TO WORK HERE?Here’s where you get to show off your research. Tell the interviewer what you’ve learned about the company, and why it’s appealing to you. SPECIFICS are the key here.Relate those specific examples from your experience to what you’ve learned about the company, their focus, and their market. Look to your personality and what motivates you and how that relates to any details you learned from the ad, your recruiter, your friend who referred you, or from where you learned of this opportunity.For instance, perhaps their ad stated that they were looking to establish a marketing department from ground up. If you thrive on growth, challenges, making things happen – there’s your answer – along with examples of how you have grown, established, or done market research in a parallel situation.And you might ask, “What if it’s not a high profile company? What if it’s on the small side and lol?” Right. Not every company is the size of General Electric or even a regional public powerhouse that you n look up in Dun &amp; Bradstreet.But most librarians are more than willing to help you find any information that might be present in any of their research books. Lol newspapers may have done stories on the company, and the library would have those too. And these days, most companies have a website.Share what you n do and why you feel you n make a contribution and benefit the company. This question is about how YOU n benefit the company, not how the company n benefit YOU.TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELFSome interviews are lost right at this point. This is not an invitation to go on ad nauseum about everything that has happened to you since you were five years old or since your first job out of college. Nor is it the time to shrug your shoulders and give an unplanned, one-sentence answer.Some people, especially those who haven’t prepared and have a tendency to talk when they get nervous, find themselves rambling. Put together a nice little 2 – 3 minute verbal bio about your reer, your qualifitions, and why you are interested. Know what you’re going to say in advance.A FEW POINTS TO REMEMBERIn recruiting we used to say, “‘A’ ndidates for ‘A’ companies, ‘B’ ndidates for ‘B’ companies and ‘C’ ndidates for ‘C’ companies,” and a ‘B’ ndidate is not only some one who’s talents and track record is only so-so, it’s also an ‘A’ ndidate whose poor interviewing skills MAKE him a ‘B.’Knowing who you are, what you want, what you have to offer and what you’ve accomplished – and having it all on the tip of your tongue – n make or break you for a job offer – not just for your perfect job, but sometimes for even finding ANY job.Being able to sell yourself, your skills, how you n benefit a potential company and then being able to close the deal necessitates taking the time to research and learn the company. It means knowing yourself well enough that you n apply aspects of your pabilities to the individual facts and details of that INDIVIDUAL company – and that you n do it smoothly without groping for words or just winging it.And last, but not least, the words of Peter Handal of Dale rnegie Training, echo the importance of interview preparation, including what strikes most people as silly – role playing. But as he said, “you only have one chance to make a really good impression,” and if you don’t take it seriously enough to study and thoroughly prepare, someone else will, and that’s the person who will get the job!Do your homework before EVERY interview! There’s no chance to make a second good impression!

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          A job interview is stressful. The person who hasn?t made a lot of changes isn?t practiced at what is involved (nor should they want to be), and the person who has made a lot of changes doesn?t have any idea as to what?s involved either, or they wouldn?t be making so many changes!

          Preparing for the interview de-stresses the situation considerably. Yet, 78% of all ndidates – regardless of the level for which they are interviewing – wing it! And frequently use themselves …

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          interview, job, resume, recruiting, hire, reer, ndidate, employer

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          Another Chance to Shine ? Following Up on the Interview

          The interview follow up letter n make or break your chances of becoming hired.? For that reason it should become an essential part of your job hunting tool box, right in there with the other tools you use: resume, cover letter, thank you note, reference sheet and salary history.Think of the letter as a second chance.? Some people don?t interview in person as well as they n write.? Living up to the standards your resume set for you may be difficult.? If that is the se, then the interview follow up letter will improve your appearance after the fact.? Other people interview well in person, and are able to use this letter to reemphasize key points discussed with the hiring manager, and remind the hiring manager of the good points about the applint.? In either se the interview follow up letter is essential and if prepared properly will help the applint get the job.The following sample interview follow up letter gives an idea of what should be included.? The time I spent interviewing with you today gave me a clear picture of your organization?s operation as well as your work environment.? I want to thank you for the thorough picture you painted of your organizational needs.I left our meeting feeling very enthusiastic about the scope of the position as well as its close match to my abilities. I believe the key strengths that I n offer you are:? Experience in dealing with people of all types and backgrounds through my life experience, edution and training.? Proven ability to operate a business at a profit, supervise and train personnel,? facilitate activities to improve morale and sh flow,? and interact successfully with both staff and customers.? Excellent communition skills?particularly the ability to gain feedback and summarize succinctly.With my energetic work style, strong people skills and attention to detail, I believe that I am an excellent match for this position.? I welcome a chance to meet with you? further to elaborate on my background and possibilities of future association.Thank you for your time.? I look forward to meeting with you soon.Sincerely,John DoeYou?ll notice that it is written in a positive and upbeat style.? In sales, many successful salesmen assume the close.? This does essentially that. The applint in writing this letter is controlling the conversation and steering it towards positive attributes that he or she possesses, which would make the applint appear valuable to the company.? In addition, by using an interview follow up letter an applint is ?walking the walk as well as talking the talk? simply beuse most applints fail to use an interview follow up letter after an interview.? Using a letter like this shows that the applint is conscientious, thoughtful, intelligent, and just the kind of person the company needs.? Using an interview follow up letter will lead to more job offers and more jobs.

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          Need some ideas on how to write an interview follow up letter that n make or break your chances of becoming hired. Use this type of letter as your second chance!

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          Resumes, Cover Letter, Follow up letter, Employment tools, Writing

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          Acing The Interview: The Positive Approach To Tough Questions

          As a reer Consultant, I work with clients on all the tools and techniques that are needed to succeed in the job search ? including interviewing skills. One thing I have noticed over the years is that ndidates often get ?trapped? in certain interview questions that are designed to make them say something negative or self-defeating (which generally leads to rejection). Indeed, job-seekers are not even aware of how negative many of their answers sound at interviews! So, I instruct all my clients to ?never say anything negative, or anything that could possibly be construed as negative!? ndidates n avoid being disqualified by stating all their answers in positive (or, at least, neutral) terms.

          The following are some of the most commonly-asked interview questions, along with suggested approaches for answers. It is important that job ndidates practice these responses until they are able to handle all the questions effectively.

          Why do you want to work here? How n you help our company? Why should we be interested in you?
          Answer is always based on information you?ve researched in advance about the company and their needs.

          If you were choosing someone for this job, what kind of person would you select?
          Answer is to generally state your own general qualifitions, without being too ?obvious.? Leave out the details.

          If you could have any job which one would you want at this company?
          Answer has to do with the most general description of the job ? NOT A SPECIFIC TITLE.

          What weaknesses do you have for this job?
          TRAP QUESTION. Never state anything negative! Answer is to ponder for a while and then state that you n?t think of any weaknesses that would compromise your performance at this job; or negatively impact your performance of the job?s responsibilities.

          What do you expect to get in this job that you haven?t gotten in you current/previous job?
          TRAP QUESTION. Do not say anything negative. State that your current/previous jobs have met or exceeded your expectations. With the new position you would hope to have broader responsibilities and make greater contributions.

          What do you see as your future here?
          I would expect to be contributing at higher levels and have increased responsibility over time.

          Are you considering other positions at this time?
          TRAP QUESTION. Simply say ?yes.?

          How does this opportunity compare?
          From what I?ve heard so far, very favorably ? and I would like to learn more.

          What other companies/opportunities are you looking at now?
          As I?m sure you n appreciate, I?m not at liberty to say as I am still in discussions with these companies. I need to protect their privacy, as I would for your company under similar circumstances.

          What are your short and long term goals?
          Short range: To secure an appropriate new position where I n apply my skills and experience to increase the company?s productivity and profitability.
          Long range: Assume more responsibility and make greater contributions over time for my employer.

          What motivates you?
          Focus the answer on your core values, and also on the values and priorities of the company you are interviewing with (which you should have identified through your preliminary research).

          What have you done to improve yourself during the last year?
          Talk about professional development, training programs, edutional curricula, study in your field, on-the-job training, skill-building, relevant books you?ve read, etc.

          How do you spend your spare time?
          Say something inoffensive, apolitil and innocuous. (reading, exercise, travel, home projects, gardening, family activities, home projects, etc.)

          Tell me about your health.
          My health is excellent.

          If you could re-live your last 15 years, what changes would you make?
          Nothing is perfect, but overall I would say that I?m quite satisfied with the way my life and reer have developed ? so I wouldn?t make any signifint changes.

          Tell me about your greatest achievement/disappointment in your life.
          Give one personal example (like meeting your spouse and getting married; putting yourself through college and graduate school; or saving-up to buy your first house, etc.). Then give your best professional accomplishment story. As for the disappointment, give an answer similar to the one above, implying that ?overall, I would say that I?m quite satisfied with the way my life and reer have been developing, so I really n?t think of any major disappointments.?

          What did you like best/least about your last job?
          TRAP QUESTION. Never state anything negative! Explain what you liked best. Then say that while every job has its challenges, you have been fortunate enough to learn and grow professionally in each of the positions you have held.

          In your last position, how much of the work did you do on your own, and how much as part of a team? Which did you enjoy more?
          Talk in terms of your flexibility and adaptability ? your ability to work in whatever mode seems appropriate to the situation. Make it clear that you have been equally effective in teams or working independently, as each se demanded. You enjoy both; it?s more about what will work best for the project and the company at that time.

          What are some of the more difficult problems you have encountered in your past jobs? How did you solve them?
          Tell two or more pre-prepared accomplishment stories. Keep it POSITIVE!

          Did you ever make suggestions to senior management? What happened?
          Say ?yes.? Tell some accomplishment stories and results, in which you positively influenced senior management.

          At your previous job(s), what did you think management could have done to make you function more effectively as an employee?
          TRAP QUESTION. Never state anything negative! Say that the employer was very good in providing resources and support to your position, and that you have no complaints about this.

          What has kept you from progressing faster and farther in your reer?
          TRAP QUESTION. Never state anything negative! State: ?I don?t know what could have given you the impression that I am dissatisfied with the progress and pace of my reer. I am quite satisfied with where my reer is at this point in my life. However, I am ready to take on greater challenges.?

          What else should we know about you?
          Tell one or two more of your best accomplishment stories. You n also repeat how well-suited you think you are for the opportunity, and how interested you are in the job.

          Tell me about the best/worst boss you?ve ever had.
          TRAP QUESTION: Never state anything negative! Say that while every boss has been different, you have worked productively with, and learned something from, each one. (Be prepared to give some examples of what you have learned.)

          Everybody likes to criticize. What do people criticize about you?
          TRAP QUESTION. Never state anything negative! Say that you n?t think of any criticisms you have received from colleagues on the job. Of course, there have been areas for development ? such as when your supervisors would have given you your ?employee review,? and they might have made a suggestion for improvement. State that you have always taken these kinds of suggestions seriously and have taken steps to make the improvements that were requested, and that this has made you stronger as a professional. (State at least one example).

          Everyone has pet peeves. What are yours?
          TRAP QUESTION. Never state anything negative! Turn this question around, by talking about your high professional standards. Your only ?pet peeves? are with yourself ? pushing yourself hard and not accepting mediocrity, for example ? or how you are always striving to reach your full potential on the job, etc.

          What is your leadership style?
          Talk in terms of your flexibility and adaptability ? your ability to lead in whatever mode seems appropriate to the situation. Explain that it?s more about what approach will work best for the project and the company at that time. Give an example or two, demonstrating different leadership styles, using your accomplishment stories.

          Are you geographilly mobile? (or) Are you willing to put in a lot of extra time?
          Ask for clarifition ? what exactly does the interviewer mean? Then, according to their answer, either say, ?that would be no problem at all,? or tell them ?you?d like to give it some thought and get back to them within 24 hours.?

          You don?t have the experience/background for this position. How could you handle it?
          Say you?re confused by their comment, that you?re quite confident that you DO have the experience and background for this position, and that you?re a very strong match for the responsibilities. Ask what specifilly concerns them about your background; what?s missing in your experience? (Sometimes the interviewer is just testing you.) Re-state your qualifitions as needed, tying your accomplishment stories to the employer?s requirements.

          You?re overqualified for this position, aren?t you? (even if you are slightly overqualified)
          State: No ? I see a lot of challenges in this opportunity, and I?m sure that I would find the work extremely interesting. Give some examples of what you mean, and talk about the new dimensions of experience and skill that you would bring to the position, almost as though you would expand the level of contribution in this job, thus making it more than it is at present.

          We have all the information we need. We?ll be in touch.
          Take the initiative. Ask such questions as: ?Where do I stand? Am I being considered as a strong ndidate? When should I expect to hear from you, or would you prefer that I contact you in a day or two? What is your time-frame for making a final decision? Is there anything else I n provide to facilitate the process?? etc. Then re-state your strong interest in the position and your confidence that your background is an ideal match to the job.

          In conclusion, I strongly recommend that you prepare for your interviews by studying and practicing these answers. Get someone to help you, by doing a ?role play,? in which your friend n be the interviewer and you n play the part of the job ndidate. You will reduce your anxiety, boost your confidence and perform much better if you ?know your lines? in advance! And remember ? never say anything negative in a job interview!

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          Permission to Reprint: This article may be reprinted, provided it appears in its entirety with the following attribution: Copyright ? 2006, Ford R. Myers and reer Potential, LLC.

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          The most commonly-asked interview questions n make or break a job interview in an instant. It is important that job ndidates practice these responses until they are able to handle all the questions, along with suggested approaches for answers, effectively.

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          Ace a Job Interview

          If you are job hunting and want to land a great opportunity it is extremely important to ace the job interview. While a job resume is important to get you into the door, in order to get the job of your dreams, you must first ace the job interview. Here are some tips on doing well with the interview process.

          A job interview is for the employer to meet with you to make sure you have the skills necessary to perform the job competently and also make sure that your personality will be a great fit with the company. If you want to impress your interviewers there are a few things to remember. The top three things to remember is to be prepared to ask and answer questions, dress appropriately, and show off your personality in the best light as possible.

          Many people don?t come prepared for the job interview. They don?t know what they will be asked and they don?t have any questions to show the interviewer that they know about the company or that they are interested in the job that they will be asked to perform..

          It is also important to dress properly. Many times people are dressed so inappropriately that the interviewer makes a negative first impression. If you have any doubts on your dress, change your outfit. It is also important to be personable. You don?t have to be the life of the party, but show the interviewer that you are a positive person that is responsible. Nobody wants to interview a negative or combative person. So in order to ace your job interview, follow the above tips.

          More informations are available at http://www.business-00.info/reers-employment/

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          While a job resume is important to get you into the door, in order to get the job of your dreams, you must first ace the job interview. Here are some tips on doing well with the interview process.

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          5 Tips to Prepare for that First ?Real? Job Interview

          You have graduated high school or college and now you?re ready for your first ?real? job. You?ve mailed out r?sum?s and have been lled in for your first interview. How n you do well at the interview so you wind up being offered the job?

          1. Dress professionally. No midriff shirts, low-cut blouses or flip-flops beuse you?re going to work and not the beach. While it?s not necessary to buy a suit, it is particularly important to look professional. If you?re trying to get a job in a conservative office such as an accounting firm, don?t dress as if you were going to a concert. If you are applying for a retail position, you have a little more freedom. Rather than list what clothing is and is not acceptable, I would tell you to dress as if you were going to meet one of the most important people in your life- beuse you are!

          2. Make sure you are well-groomed. Don?t look as though you just rolled out of bed and couldn?t bother to take re of basic personal hygiene. Nothing will make the HR Manager bring the interview to a close faster than unwashed hair, dirty fingernails or body odor. As an employee, you will be a reflection of the company and no customer wants to do business with an unkempt person.

          3. Be aware of your body language. A firm handshake at the start of the interview shows you are self-confident. Maintain eye contact, stay relaxed and be attentive to the interviewer. Ask questions and listen thoughtfully to the answers. Think before you answer questions from the interviewer- don?t ramble and keep the conversation on the topic.

          4. Be prepared for the interview. Research the company beforehand- every business now has a website where you n learn what they do and who their customers are. This shows the interviewer you are interested in the job and took the initiative to find out all you could about the company.

          5. Be present in the interview. I?ve interviewed ndidates who acted as if they were waiting for a bus. They didn?t ask questions, but instead just listened to me, and I wasn?t really sure if they were paying attention. Be enthusiastic, ask questions and participate in the interview. After listing all the duties required of the position, I asked one ndidate if this sounded like something she?d be interested in. Her reply was a quiet, ?I n do the job.? She didn?t answer my question, she seemed indifferent, and she didn?t get the job. If you n?t be excited in the interview, you?re not going to be energized in the workplace either.

          First impressions count, and you want to let the interviewer know you want the job, are willing to work hard and will do your best. You might not necessarily be the most qualified ndidate, but still land the job beuse you were the most outstanding one. Good luck!

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          You’ve graduated and now have to land that perfect job. Do you know how to present yourself at the job interview?

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          17 Important Things To Remember As You Prepare For An Interview

          An excellent checklist as you prepare for that important event.

          Several Days – One Week Before the Interview

          1. Spend some time to research the organization and the position at hand. To find company-specific information, visit your lol library, run a search on the internet, or talk to current or former employees about their experiences and impressions of the company. Study up on the company’s products and services, industry, target market, annual sales, geographic lotion(s), structure, history, officers, and any other key information. Are there any new trends in the industry?

          2. Identify the organization?s major competitors and do some basic research on how they differ (either positively or negatively) from the company at which you are interviewing.

          3. Prepare specific examples of how your skills and experience make you a strong fit for the organization?s needs. Practice answering directed questions about your experience, edution, and skills and how they relate to the position at hand. Being prepared to draw colorations between your experience and the needs of the organization is one of the most important interviewing skills you will need.

          4. Identify your strengths and weaknesses. Be prepared to talk about your weaknesses, but find a way to frame them positively. For example, ?My biggest weakness is that I am a perfectionist. It may take me a little extra time to get a project done to my satisfaction, but you n be guaranteed that the work will pass even the most stringent review, be 100% accurate, and that no detail will be overlooked.?

          5. Prepare several intelligent questions about the company and position that will demonstrate your knowledge of the company and your sincere interest in the position.

          6. Try on your suit and make sure that it is still well-fitting and in good repair. If necessary, make arrangements to have it altered or find alternate dress.

          The Day before the Interview

          1. Contact the company to confirm the date and time of your interview. Also confirm the name and title of the individual(s) you will be meeting.

          2. Get directions to the interview site. Be sure to double check the directions using a map. This will ensure that you know the way and also give you an approximate travel time ? don?t forget to allow for extra time for rush hour!

          3. Lay out your entire interview outfit. Check it for any spot, wrinkles, or snags.

          4. Print off a few extra copies of your resume and cover letter on nice paper. Even if the interviewer has a copy of their own, it?s always a good idea to have a backup copy. This is also helpful if you end up interviewing with multiple individuals, since the head interviewer may be the only person with a copy of your resume.

          Get a good night?s sleep!

          1. Your brain needs fuel to run at peak performance and if there is ever a day you needed 110% from your brain, it?s today. So don?t skimp on meals. Be utious about eating large amounts of rbohydrates right before your interview though, since rbs are know to use sluggishness and may lead to a ?post-lunch? naptime.

          2. Get dressed early so you do not feel pressured to dash out the door. Pay attention to the details (brush off any lint, comb your hair, brush your teeth, use deodorant, etc.) and remember that a first impression n reveal a lot about you and your character.

          3. Don?t forget to take copies of your resume, your cover letter, and your portfolio if you have one.

          4. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to your interview. If you arrive more than 15 minutes early, it?s best to wait in the r or outside the building. Arriving too early gives off the impression that you have a lot riding on the interview (and have nothing better to do with your time), and also pressures the interviewer(s) into feeling that they have to adjust their schedule to accommodate you.

          5.Smile and shake everyone?s hand when you are meeting for the first time – you should also smile and shake hands when the interview concludes.

          6. Relax! If you have done your homework you are well-prepared for the interview. Take a deep breath and spend a moment collecting your thoughts if you need to when being asked a question. Ask confused about a particular question you are asked, don?t hesitate to ask for clarifition.

          After the Interview

          Write a quick ?Thank You? message to the individual(s) who interviewed you.

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          Why Is It Useful to Change Jobs?

          Changing jobs is quite natural for many people nowadays. Specialists kept on switching companies looking for a better place to work at. But their functional responsibilities still remain the same. However, such rotation without the change of your occupation is not 100% useful. Psychologil research has showed that a person will have more chances to succeed if he changes his votion once 5 ? 7 years. Thus he will acquire new knowledge and experience and he will learn how to deal with new unusual tasks.Even if you have created a dynamic plan for developing your reer from a clerk to a senior manager in a particular company new responsibilities don?t substitute old ones, but are just added to the existing duties. In other words, you don?t change your activity ? but the sphere of your responsibility becomes wider. In fact, a person keeps on working in the same professional area.? However paradoxil it may be, but after a few years since submitting your sales resume you are more likely to lose your sales competence than to gain or improve it.? You get tired of routine work; you fulfill your duties mechanilly with no zest and enthusiasm. That is why psychologists suggest changing the content of the work not its place. Human resource managers still make the same mistake:? they are looking for the applints with at least a year ? relevant experience. They don?t consider retrained specialists or those who have no experience in the pertinent area. They don?t take into account that inexperienced ndidates have considerable advantages over the experts: they have no professional stamps/ clich?s, they are ready to improve themselves, and they have sincere interest for the new job and others.Today more and more people are changing their specialty. Social psychology defines this? ?phenomenon as professional reorientation.? ?Mostly it applies to young people. Older people have less flexible thinking ? their professional life is influenced by prevalent stereotypes and they have too high demands for themselves. People older 35 are afraid of taking risks.? Even if his life-time dream was to become an executive of r manufacturing company, he won?t set himself to writing a resume. The idea of rdinal retraining seems senseless and even reless to older people.? Most of them n neither afford no do they want to spend their time and money for obtaining a second edution.? Two tegories make an exception of this statement. They are housewives, who have adult children and now are free to take up their reer.? Another tegory is retired servicemen. Both groups come across a lot of objective and psychologil difficulties. Psychologists admit that only few people with a specific temperament are pable of abrupt changing their professional life. The ability to take reasonable risk in your professional life – is the major factor of success. And on the contrary ? fear of changes or failure inhibit your success.? You will always have a well ?paid job if you learn to regard studies and job changing as a natural component of your working life. A well ? known Amerin businessman, the author of several books on business psychology wrote: ?It is not worth sticking to your primary votion for being rewarded a golden watch when you are retired.?? Think, may be it is time for you to stop sending your teacher resume from one school to another and consider better choices.

           

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          Psychologil research has showed that a person will have more chances to succeed if he changes his votion once 5 ? 7 years. Thus he will acquire.

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          sales resume, teacher resume

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          Time For A reer Change?

          Did you know that the average person changes their reer six times in their working life? There are many different reasons why a person would decide to switch reers- they may be laid off at their current job, a dream job may come along, people in a committed relationship may find themselves having to consider new prospects due to a change in lotion of the job of the other partner, or someone may just become plain bored in their current reer, to the point where it feels like there is no point to the day. reer changes are not a bad thing, but they need to be planned according to the circumstances of your life, in such a way that you will still have the funds coming in which you need to survive.

          Most of us will spend our lives hoping for the ideal job, but this will rarely materialize. The fact is, almost all jobs have their pitfalls- we may scoff at actors of musicians who complain about their long workdays or schedules, pointing to their pay checks, but the fact is that many jobs that offer lucrative incomes also entail a lot of dedition and hard work in order to get to the top. When you are defining your dream job, remember that almost every job comes with its downside, even if that downside is only the repetitiveness of the day.

          A reer change does not necessarily have to entail extensive retraining. Many people who have lost their jobs through layoffs or downsizing will find that their skills are still in demand, and that their experience is very useful in finding a new reer. If you do not feel like retraining, consider a job with a different company where your skills fit. If you want to get right out of the corporate area, the odds are good that you n find a niche for yourself as an independent consultant or another area in which your expertise will add to your marketability.

          Some people decide that they in fact do desire a total 360 degree turn from their current reer path. In such circumstances, it is again best to begin by shopping the skills obtained at your former job only applied to new markets. You may also want to consider some retraining through college or university courses. There are many training courses available online, so people often do not even have to leave their homes in order to obtain the skills necessary to their new reers.

          Whatever your decision, remember that it is always easier to find a new job when you are not desperate for one. Take the time to think through your decisions and applitions refully before severing ties with your current job; you may be ready for a change, but you will still have to eat in the meantime! In the event that your company has been downsized or other circumstance that has led to being laid off, find out if there are any contingency plans in place for retraining through the company or through any of the levels of government. This n provide a good financial buffer for that in-between time.

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          Did you know that the average person changes their reer six times in their working life? There are many different reasons why a person would decide to switch reers- they may be laid off at their current job, a dream job may come along, people in a committed relationship may find themselves having to consider new prospects due to a change in lotion of the job of the other partner, or someone may just become plain bored in their current reer, to the point where it feels…

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          Ready For A reer Change? Travel The Microsoft Certifition Route

          Are you dissatisfied with your job? Do you want to find a new one or at least make a move to another department within your company? Do you need certifitions in MCSE, MCP and any of those other abbreviations? You need to sit down and decide what reer path you wish to take if you want to go the Microsoft Certifition route.First of all, do you have any prior experience in the business world? If so, no matter what you decide to do, whether it is MCSE training or MCP training or anything else, you will be ahead of others with no prior professional expertise. However, if you choose to make a reer change that is a complete 180 degrees from what you are doing now, you will have some trouble finding gainful employment without some concrete experience.For instance, if you are an Administrative Assistant and decide to go for a Microsoft Certified System Engineer, better known as an MCSE, you need to have some practil experience (the basic requirement is about a year of previous experience) under your belt before even starting your MCSE training. How could you go about doing that? You have several options. Find a mentor. Maybe another person within your company who has an MCSE could give you pointers and some on-site knowledge into his job. Volunteering through a nonprofit or some other community organization could net you some valuable experience. Serving as an intern, whether paid or unpaid, is another option.A volunteer position or an internship also is beneficial for those people with a fresh Microsoft certifition but no practil, hands-on experience. Practilly every nonprofit organization or community group has computers. Some of them are small groups and others have computer labs (perhaps state-run job placement places) with no budget to hire full-time staff. You have got to think outside the box for ways to gain that practil experience.Networking mixers or social time is another great idea. You n mingle with professionals in the field you are trying to break into and find out about their internship opportunities. It is the perfect venue in which to sell or market yourself. Check out your lol Chamber of Commerce for any lol trade organizations in the prospective field as a starting point in this networking endeavor. Many times, you n find out some priceless information about the ins and outs of your potential area of certifition. Learning from the experts could be an eye opening experience for you. Heck, you could even change your mind from braving those MCSE boot mps and the seven tests for MCSE exams. Isn?t it better to gain that insight before you spend the time and money?Once you have completed your certifition, whether it is navigating through MCP courses or any other Microsoft certifition, be prepared to start from scratch in your new endeavor. Just remember, anything having to do with technology will change again in a year or two, so you have to keep up with new trends and that means continued instruction. As long as you travel the Microsoft route, you?ll be successful.

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          Are you dissatisfied with your job? Do you want to find a new one or at least make a move to another department within your company? Do you need certifitions in MCSE, MCP and any of those other abbreviations? You need to sit down and decide what reer path you wish to take if you want to go the Microsoft Certifition route.

          First of all, do you have any prior experience in the business world? If so, no matter what you decide to do, whether it is MCSE training or MCP tr…

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          Fancy A Job Change?

          A lot of people are facing job change due to corporate acquisitions, mergers, workforce reductions, or personal choice in today?s rapidly changing business environment. Most of the employees subjected to layoffs or unsuitable jobs are forced to conduct aggressive job search mpaigns and evaluate job alternatives in a tough market. The fast changing world of work requires adaptability, flexibility, and acceptance.

          Jobseekers may want something different beuse they are dissatisfied in the current work circumstances, but don?t know where or how to start. Usually people around the age of 33 have the feeling they have achieved most of what they wanted to in their reer, and yet they feel depressed at the prospect of another 30 years doing the same job. ?We are encouraged to be successful, to go for money, status, the big r, the title, but when we get all that, we may not be happy. Often it hits people around 33, when they decide they have done it all in their reer and they want to find fulfillment instead? coach Suzy Greaves says.

          For more and more job seekers, the search isn?t about money, but passion, quality, freedom, independence, and living in a preferred lotion. For others, job choice is paramount to family commitments such as children or elderly members. David Thomas, chief executive of Crac, the reers Research and Advisory Centre advises that ?For most people, a major reer change is a very positive experience and nearly always a success story. If you n find a role that you love, the change will be totally invigorating.?

          Establishing what you really want from life is essential if you intend a reer change. You n explore and evaluate your key transferable skills with the help of specialist guides. Changing your job could also mean running your own business. That way, you organise your workload, espe the daily commute and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that the fruits of your work come directly to you.

          Generations ago, people were staying in the same profession or even hold the same job throughout one?s work life. Today a professional may change jobs about every two years and a blue-collar employee every six months.

          What every reer seeker should have in mind is keep a realistic and practil approach to the dream job or reer goal. Assess what one is good at and enjoy doing and whether there is a market for those skills. Match what the person most want to do with opportunities that people will pay for.

          The process of merging your desires and resources, or finding a way to turn your goals and opportunities into marketable work, is not accomplished overnight. Some people have to narrow down choices from seemingly too many options, and others must broaden their work search alternatives beuse they perceive too few opportunities.

          Search the Jobserve website http://www.jobserve.com for jobs in all industries and sectors.

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          A lot of people are facing job change due to corporate acquisitions, mergers, workforce reductions, or personal choice in today?s rapidly changing business environment.

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          Edutional Changes in the Field of Information Technology

          As the information technology industry has grown, so have the related edutional opportunities. Edutional curriculum isn’t always the best gauge of industry changes within a particular field, although the rules which make that fact a plainly evident reality for most industries rarely apply in the modern world of information technology. In fact, unlike disciplines such as medicine, the very nature of the current IT industry promotes the idea that advancements in technology are only truly valid and successful when they are recognized and widely accepted by all. For this reason, IT curriculum is often on the heels of the latest developments, with competition among edutional providers also helping to spur the cutting edge component of the coursework.

          Lately, another trend is beginning to emerge, with more universities offering specializations in the field of IT. While IT and computer science related programs with specializations are becoming more commonplace than ever, the marriage of IT and edution was not always such a happy, fruitful union. Not long ago, computer science curriculum could be summed up in two phrases: network administration and programming. Large sle hardware and software IT implementations were performed by technicians certified by Cisco or Microsoft. These were the certifitions one sought after they graduated from college but before attempting to find employment. Now, with the implementation and operation of server based intranet systems having long ago been de-mystified, most IT professionals are going from p and gown to business sual with few if any stops along the way. The reason this is possible has a lot to do with changes in the edutional system’s view of information technology.

          Most institutions are moving toward a diverse curriculum that incorporates IT fundamentals with an emphasis on a particular area of specialization. Edutional institutions are reacting to the needs of employers in the job market. From the implementation of infrastructures to systems security, an area of study that once might have had a course or two devoted to it now comprises an entire degree program.

          The result of these changes in the edutional landspe regarding IT is indeed a direct reflection of changes in the workplace. As alterations to the structure of IT management have occurred, so have evolutions in the way IT personnel are eduted and trained.

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          As the information technology industry has grown, so have the related edutional opportunities. Edutional curriculum isn’t always the best gauge of industry changes within a particular field, although the rules which make that fact a plainly evident reality for most industries rarely apply in the modern world of information technology. In fact, unlike disciplines such as medicine, the very nature of the current IT industry promotes the idea that advancements in technology are only truly valid and successful when they are recognized and widely accepted by all.

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          Search for classes, search for colleges, edution online, online edution, get a reer online, get a reer at home

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          reer Change Over 40

          As populations in the developed world are growing older and many countries are experiencing a crisis in the pension system, we are facing the prospect of having to work past the usual retirement age. Yet, at the same time, older people are not always welcomed back into the work force. Many also have difficulty finding a new job if they have an unbroken track record and are simply looking for a change in reer after the age of 40.

          There are a number of steps you n take to maximize your chances of getting a job, despite negative views regarding age on the part of some employers.

          When writing your CV or r?sum?, be sure to target it for the job in question. You n do this by highlighting all the skills and experience which are needed for the job and then proving that you have got them.

          It is not necessary to put personal information on your CV ? in many countries it is illegal to ask about age and this will also become law in the UK in October of this year. You should either leave out your date of birth completely or put it at the end. Do not mention your marital status or the number of children you have or their ages. This is not relevant to the job!

          The fact that you are older means that you have valuable experience in many areas and you need to make good use of this in your applition. Don?t worry if you are returning to work after bringing up children ? soft skills, such as communition, time management and the ability to meet deadlines are crucial in the workplace today and all of those will be skills you have developed as a parent. So take a good look at all the skills you have acquired both at work and in other areas of life and make a list. You?ll be surprised to see how many you have and how many of them are transferable.

          If you find your particular reer favours youth, consider the possibility of self-employment. Could you use your existing skills as a freelance? If you aren?t up to date with computer packages, get your kids to teach you or find out about lol classes, which are sometimes free. If there have been changes in your particular industry, look into refresher courses.

          Many people make the mistake of assuming that they will get job satisfaction in one place, but this is the exception rather than the rule. So make a list of all the skills you?d like to use (or learn) at work and a list of the tasks which give you job satisfaction. Then consider the possibility of becoming a portfolio worker, that is, someone who has more than one occupation. You might, for example, work as a freelance in your existing reer for two or three days a week and set up a small business doing something completely different during the rest of the week. Or you might write about, teach or run workshops in one of the skills you have developed. This doesn?t have to be work-related ? it could be a hobby you?ve been interested in for years, it could be an aspect of parenting or coping with a health issue. Look at everything you?ve done in your life so far and you?ll find that there are several areas in which you are an expert.

          If you are prepared to look beyond the conventional 9-5 job, you will find that there are many opportunities open to you, regardless of your age.

          ? Waller Jamison 2006

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          Getting back into the workforce or changing reers after the age of 40 n be tricky, but there is a great deal you n do to improve your chances. Tips on how to make the most of your experience and skills and some ideas you may not have previously considered.

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          reer Change – Develop The Mental Strength To Bring the Change

          Advising others to change reer sounds very simple and a workable proposition. When it comes to us, it becomes one of the toughest decisions to implement. A reer change needs lot of mental preparation. If you have a family, that may get disrupted by your reer change. The income may stop for some time. The decision itself may turn out to be a wrong one. It needs mental strength to change reer. Let us see what it requires.

          A change of reer shifts us from a comfort zone to a zone full of discomfort in the beginning. For a full time production engineer, a change to a reer as human resources consultant may need a total about turn, back to school and learning new skills for the new job. Some people change reers so totally that it looks incredible. Let us talk about changes that n be done more smoothly. I am talking about learning about a new reer along with the old one and then shifting to the new reer slowly. This process also requires mental strength, beuse it needs lot of extra work.

          The first barrier that one encounters while thinking of reer change is- how did I get into a wrong reer? What if my new decision also turns out to be wrong? What if I continue with my present reer? Why should I change my reer? Some of these questions need head to answer and some questions are for the heart such as asking why did I chose the wrong reer to begin with, may involve damage to self esteem, and acceptance of failure.

          Before thinking of changing reer, one needs to do analysis of life goals, and deciding about how the present reer does not satisfy those goals. Only after deciding that something drastic needs to be done n one think about changing reer. One has to develop mental and emotional strength to undergo these changes and emerge a winner again.

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          Advising others to change reer sounds very simple and a workable proposition. When it comes to us, it becomes one of the toughest decisions to implement.

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          10 reer Change Myths

          <strong>reer Myth #1: You n’t make a living doing something you really, truly love</strong>This is the grand-daddy of reer myths, the belief that you n’t have a “practil” reer doing something that you were passionate about. It has to be one or the other. This myth is rooted in fear. Fear that we have to sacrifice our happiness to make a living. Don’t buy the myth that you n’t earn a living by doing what you love. When I first started coaching, I heard from plenty of people that it would be very difficult to make a living doing this work. I just decided to find coaches who were successful, and to learn from them (simple, eh?). If you find yourself buying into this myth, consider this question – As you look back on your life, what will you regret more? Following your passion or following your fears? <strong>reer Myth #2: It’s a tough job market/economy</strong> Even when the newspapers and other news sources say that unemployment numbers remain steady, that job growth is at a standstill, or that we’re experiencing slow economic recovery, not to mention downsizing and outsourcing, don’t believe it. It’s a myth beuse it doesn’t reflect the whole story, the fact that that it’s a different job market today. It’s a changing economy. How we transition from job-to-job is different. Hiring practices have shifted. So the job market has changed, but that doesn’t necessarily make it tougher. What makes it tougher is that we’ve been slower to change. We’ve held on to old practices and old behaviors. That’s not to say that old ways still don’t work, but they’re just not as effective. So I challenge you to just believe that it’s a perfect job market for you to find work. I’ve had my college students try this, just for a week, and, more times than not, several of them find job leads or make important connections during the week. <strong>reer Myth #3: Changing reers is risky</strong> What’s riskier than leaving what you know to pursue the unknown? Changing reers means leaving behind a piece of your identity – your “I’m a lawyer” response to the “what-do-you-do?” question. It might mean admitting to yourself that you made a mistake with an initial reer choice. Or it might mean acknowledging that you’re unsure of what’s next. And smart people always know what’s next, right? Nope. Successful reer changers often don’t have a plan. In <i>Working Identity: How Successful reer Changers Turn Fantasy into Reality</i> by Herminia Ibarra, she provided evidence that waiting until you have a plan is actually riskier than just doing and experimenting. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is riskier than not changing reers if you’re longing to do so. Here’s why: The longing won’t go away. It will always be there, under the surface, waiting for you to do something about it. <strong>reer Myth #4: Always have a back-up plan</strong> Sometimes having a back-up plan is the smart and prudent course of action. Back-up plans are so grown-up and responsible. But what happens when you’re standing with one foot in and one foot out? In my experience, we usually close the door and retreat. We are reluctant to commit to ourselves, and we end up denying ourselves the satisfaction of playing full-out, getting dirty and sweaty. We end up with feelings of regret and the nagging “What if?” question. Back-up plans diffuse our energy. Diffused energy equals diffused results. Give all that you’ve got to your dream/passion/risk and you’ve got a better chance of being successful. <strong>reer Myth #5: There’s a perfect job out there for everyone</strong>How long have you been searching for yours? You just know, deep inside, that there’s an ideal job that’s perfect for you out there. It matches your personality, skills, and interests to a tee. And it pays well. If only you could figure it out. If only you knew what it was. Is there a perfect job out there for you? No. And here’s the good news – there are more jobs than you n imagine that would be “perfect” for you. Chances are you’ve even come very, very close to a few of those perfect jobs already. So what happened? And how do you recognize one of these so-lled “perfect jobs”? Ever see the perfect gift for someone, but it was months till his or her birthday? Then when you go to find the item later, you n’t. Another lost opportunity and you, once again, berate yourself for not buying it when you first saw it. So maybe you’ve run into a perfect job in the past, but beuse of the timing, you passed by the opportunity. Or maybe you were so focused on something else, that you missed an obvious clue. Instead of dwelling on the past, which you n’t change, vow to keep your eyes open and to look beyond the obvious. <strong>reer Myth #6: Asking “What’s the best thing for me to do?” is the right question</strong>This is one of the most common questions asked when considering a reer change or a reer move. It seems like a logil analysis – weigh the pros and cons and evaluate the balance. Do not ask yourself this question!! It rarely leads you to the answers you’re seeking. It will lead you to feeling overwhelmed with options (sound familiar?), or feeling like you have to choose what’s practil over what seems to be impractil. The question that will lead you to answers is simple (but not easy!!) It is “What do I really want to do?” This is a very different question than “what’s best?” <strong>reer Myth #7: If you don’t like your job, you’re probably in the wrong reer</strong> use and effect, right? One way to tell if you’re in the right reer is whether or not you like your job. If you’re dissatisfied with your job, it’s probably a sign that you need to re-examine your whole reer choice. This is frequently what I hear from new clients who have decided to work with a reer coach. They know something isn’t right beuse they don’t like their jobs. Their natural assumption is that their dissatisfaction is a symptom of a larger underlying issue – their reer choice. This is an example of false logic. Not liking your job might be telling you you’re in the wrong job. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the wrong reer. It doesn’t even mean you’re in the wrong job. You could just be working for the wrong person or the wrong company. It takes a skillful approach to discern the source of discontent, and I think it’s very hard to do it on your own (shameless plug for reer coaches here!) <strong>reer Myth #8: Everyone needs a mission statement</strong> Do you know what your mission is? Mission statements are supposed to guide us, keep us on track, and help us move forward. But what if you don’t have one? Does that mean you’re destined to never fulfill your potential reer-wise? A client who was a successful professional contacted me beuse she was at a reer crossroads. She felt that if only she could find her mission in life, she would know which reer path to take. She had a clear goal for coaching – find her mission! Instead, the most amazing thing happened. She decided that she didn’t need a mission. She chose to trust that she was already fulfilling her mission statement, even though she didn’t know what it was. After the client shifted her focus from finding her mission to living her life, an amazing opportunity me her way and she pursued it. Here’s a little tip: If your mission statement is elusive, stop chasing it. Be still and let it find you. And in the meantime, keep living your life and see what happens. <strong>reer Myth #9: Expect a reer epiphany</strong> When you see a link to “Find Your Dream Job,” do you immediately click on it to see what’s there? Do you look at every “Top Ten reer” list out there to see if anything tches your interest? Do you know your MBTI type? If you do, you might be falling prey to the reer epiphany myth. I’d love, love, love it if most of my clients had a reer epiphany that indited to them, in crystal-clear terms, their next step. Instead, I see reer “unfoldings” or a journey of discovery much more regularly. That is, being willing to not ignore the obvious, the pokes, the prods, and listen refully to the whisper within. Yep, forget harp music and angels, for most of us, the reer epiphany is a quiet whisper. <strong>reer Myth #10: Ignoring your reer dissatisfaction will make it go away</strong> Oh, if only this worked in the long run!! Granted, it does work at first. When you find yourself beginning to question your reer, you’ll find it’s rather easy to push the thoughts aside and pretend they aren’t there. You know what I’m talking about: the “what ifs” and the list of regrets. Over time, the random thoughts become nagging thoughts. You spend more and more time daydreaming about options. You build your list of reasons to ignore your growing reer dissatisfaction: You’re too old.You don’t want to take a pay cut. You don’t want to go back to school. You missed your opportunity 5, 10, 15 years ago. With clients in this situation, we work on identifying and challenging these fears. Sometimes the fear of change remains, but there becomes a greater commitment to living than to feeling the fear. <strong>Challenge </strong>So now that you know that one or all of these myths have been holding you back, what are you waiting for?

           

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          Types of Accountancy reer

          Now that you?ve taken up a course in accountancy, you probably know that there are various types of reers in accountancy waiting for you after you?ve graduated. If you pass the CPA examination, you will have higher chances in securing a position as a professional accountant.

          Accounting in itself is considered an art. In involves analysis and interpretation of financial data. Do you believe that individuals and businesses need accounting one way or another? Aside from business establishments, individuals also make use of accounting in their everyday life. For instance, when you compute or evaluate your expenses, income, and other financial information, that is already considered accounting. Accounting is very important and beuse of that, it is considered an indispensible business tool. Big and small businesses, as well as individuals, need accounting.

          Accounting is of several types and therefore, when you decide to look for an accountancy reer in the future, you will notice that there also several types of accountancy reers available.

          To start with, you n become an industrial or private accountant. Here, accounting is limited to only one firm. If you choose this profession, you will only be serving one employer. You have to provide your best service and skills to your employer and in turn, the employer will remunerate you.

          The second accountancy reer that you may be able to land is serving as a public accountant. If you?re already a CPA, you n serve the general public. You will be lled a public accountant once there is already the so-lled practitioner-client connection or relationship. Even those accountants who are not yet certified n already practice their profession. Oftentimes, CPAs join partnerships and they have a wide scope of clientele from the lol area to the national and even international clients at times.

          Being a government accountant is another reer. In this profession, you will be working for the government, whether lol, state, or federal. The accounting methods used conventionally are also used in government accounting. You will make use of the method lled double-entry systems and you will be using journals as well as ledgers. If you?re a government accountant, you will be focusing more in rendering service. Government units are not very particular with profits beuse they are put up to serve the public.

          Fiduciary accounting is another type of accountancy reers. Here, accounting relies on trust. Executors, administrators, trustees, or any other person who is trustworthy n do fiduciary accounting. A fiduciary accountant keeps important records and he also prepares certain reports. The courts n authorize these fiduciary accountants to rry out their tasks.

          The last is being a national income accountant. This type of reer makes use of the social and economic concepts and not the concept of business entity. As a national income accountant, it is your task to provide a public estimate of the yearly purchasing power of a nation.

          Now you know the different types of reer in accountancy. To sum it all up, the five types are as follows: industrial or public accounting, public accounting, government accounting, fiduciary, and national income accounting. So, which of these five reers will you specialize in? You have to choose wisely beuse your future reer will depend on it. While you?re still studying, you n already determine which reer path to take.

          Plan ahead beuse by doing so, you n reach all your goals in life.

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          The Benefits of an Accountancy reer

          There is an increase in demand for knowledgeable CPAs all over the world. When you say knowledgeable, the accountant must know how to perform various duties like bookkeeping, tax preparation, company audits, and even project management. The demand for the best CPAs in different industries is due to the updated laws, business practices, and the reliance to technology.

          Here?s great news to those accountancy graduates who love to work with numbers and who are willing to learn the newest accounting software ? there are a lot of job opportunities out there, waiting for qualified accountants. According to statistics, the accountancy field is growing at a very fast rate. Presently, there areabout 1.2M accountants in different industries including corporations, public agencies, charitable organizations, and edutional institutions; this is the best time to join the accounting field.

          If you?ve earned a Master?s degree in accounting, the better beuse you have a higher chance of landing a job; those who have a bachelor?s degree n also take advantage of the various job opportunities online or in the lol papers.

          The licensing requirements for accountants vary from state to state. This is a very important consideration when choosing a degree program in accounting. Before you n take the exams to become a CPA, you will need a 150 hours course. By 2009, almost all the states in the US will follow the same requirements.

          About the salary of accountants, the lowest rate is roughly $35,000 per year and that is for starters only. Once you?re hired and you?ve been with a company for many years, the salary will naturally increase. Did you know that the senior accountants n earn as much as $80,000 per year on the average? That?s a lot of money, right? Being an accountant has its benefits, especially in term of salaries.

          It seems that accountancy graduates of today are given more job opportunities. You should be thankful beuse unemployment is prevalent in many areas. If you?re a graduate of accountancy, it means that you have better chances of finding a good paying job as compared to graduates of other courses. If you try to analyze the business situation, accountancy is essential to the success of a business organization or company. With the growing number of business worldwide, big sle or small sle, accountants are badly needed.

          For those who are just going to start college, why don?t you consider an accountancy course? According to statistics, the demand for knowledgeable accountants will increase in the years to come, so why not join the force? It will only take a couple of years to graduate. Make sure that you have excellent grades so that you will have an edge when you apply for a job. It pays to study hard now beuse you n use the knowledge in the future. You n be one of the assets of the biggest company in the world ? now who wouldn?t want that?

          The benefits of an accountancy reer are nothing compared to other degrees in college. Although some accountants have bad reputations, most of them are still working honestly. These accountants are contributing their knowledge and skills for the betterment of the business industry.

          If you want to be part of them, go ahead; just try and apply for a reer in accountancy. Who knows, tomorrow you might already have a job.

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          Successful reer in Accounting Even if You?re Hit Forty!

          You?re never too old to dream, right? If it is your ambition to become a well-known and most sought-after accountant in the business industry, you n turn that dream into reality even if you?re 40 years + already.

          If you started planning your reer path when you were still younger, your dream is within your arm?s reach. In order to experience continuing success, you must have excellent knowledge in accountancy. You must work accurately and you should gather work experience through the years in the profession. Check these steps so that you n at least evaluate your situation right now:

          1. You must excel in Mathematics ? you must know how to manipulate numbers. Did you excel the subject when you were still in high school or college? As an accountant, you should love mathematics. If you hate it, then you?re not an efficient accountant and you?re bound to commit mistakes especially in the computation and analysis of financial data.

          2. Suppose you?re not a graduate of accountancy and you?re already too old to attend classes in traditional classroom-based colleges. Don?t you worry beuse there are now online colleges that let?s you earn a degree in accounting from your very own home. You simply need an internet connection at home and then you have to comply with the requirements of the online college and that?s it.

          3. Are you already a CPA? If you?re not, then you n also get a certifition online. Comply with all the requirements and pass the exams and you n become a CPA.

          4. State requirements vary when it comes to accounting degrees. You have to ensure that the accounting degree you?ve taken fulfills all the requirements of the sate you live in or in the state that you plan to have your accounting reer.

          5. There are different accounting fields. Are you already in the right reer path? If not, perhaps it?s now time to change your accounting reer. So which is it going to be? Government accounting, public accounting, internal auditing, management accounting, etc? Choose the one you really like.

          6. Older adults are sometimes hard to teach but if you want to reach your ultimate goals, you must not stop learning. You have to become proficient in the accounting software used by the company that you?re working. There is a great number of accounting software out there and you must familiarize yourself with the software.

          7. How long have you been in the accounting field? Have you been promoted? You have to take advanced accounting reer studies so that you n become highly skilled and experienced in the profession. You will benefit a lot and promotions will come soon.

          Have you looked at the steps refully? By now, you n already tell if you still have a chance to reach your goals or not. Age should not hinder your ambitions. Besides, by now you?re probably a senior accountant in the company and you?re earning big money. Still, if you?re not contented with your current position, you n always take advanced reer trainings to improve and develop up-to-date accounting skills.

          Don?t be left behind and don?t stop learning. Bear in mind that every year, new accounting graduates are produced and you have to stay as competitive as ever to maintain your seniority in the office.

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          Services in Financial Accounting

          Offices and companies have various activities everyday and that includes accounting. Whether the company is private or government-owned, it still makes use of accounting. Companies, offices, and various organizations or institutions nnot operate successfully without an accounting staff. However, having an accounting staff n get very expensive and so most companies resort to auditing services or financial accounting services. Chartered accountants are not hard to find; with the use of the internet, you n easily lote them and hire their services.

          A company needs to seek help from a competent and experienced auditor or accountant so that all financial activities of the company are monitored and evaluated. This way, the company n gain a lot of benefits which n lead to its success. It is now easy to monitor the sales as well the operating expenses. All expenditures and income are recorded and the accountant n even provide you with strategies to help increase the profit and sales of a company.

          Outsourcing is quite popular nowadays beuse it is a cost-effective measure for companies who want to cut-down their operation costs. That is why most companies are looking for services of chartered accountants. These accounting services n provide any company or organization with auditing services, company laws, taxation, and other related matters.

          Most of the auditing services are secured, private, and cheap. New companies are opting for these financial accounting services. These accounting services are cheap and you get a lot of benefits. It would be best to choose a financial accounting service lolly beuse some laws differ in other countries. So while you?re conducting a search online, you have to check the lotion of the accounting service and if ever you choose a foreign accounting service, you have to provide all the necessary information so that nothing goes wrong.

          The various services offered by these chartered accountants are quite helpful especially in taxation, financial accounting, preparation of account statements, and a lot more. You don?t have to worry about privacy issues beuse all business dealings are confidential and safe. These chartered accountants n be trusted.

          However, it is a good idea to check out the background of these financial accounting services, just to be sure. You n check out the customer testimonials to see if the previous clients are satisfied with their services. it is one way of telling if the financial service n be trusted and if it is reputable in the industry.

          There are so many chartered accountants all over the world. Choosing just one for your company or organization is an overwhelming task. You have to give a large portion of your time in searching for reputable chartered accountants as well as financial services. By exerting effort in your research, you will be able to find a good financial service provider.

          It would be best to hire the services of chartered accountants as soon as you start your business operation. And you know what? Even individuals n hire the services of these accountants so that they n keep track of their financial matters, especially taxation.
          Money is very important.

          Individuals as well as businesses need it for their everyday expenditures. It is therefore of great importance to keep track of all financial and money matters. Go ahead and search for the best financial accounting service online or even lolly.

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          List of Accounting reers

          Every year, different colleges and universities from all over the world produce graduates with different college degrees. It only means that every year, the unemployment rate increases and very few newly-grads land a job. It is very important to choose the college degree that you?re going to take to ensure your professional reer in the future.

          Among the top college courses of degree is accounting. Accounting involves different tasks which include keeping track of income, assets, liabilities, and a lot more. You n learn more about these tasks if you choose an accountancy course.

          In accounting, you will learn a lot of things like how businesses and companies work. Successful businessmen are accountants one way or another. You see, accounting is essential in businesses. It is a way of evaluating the business situation, whether a company is losing or earning profits.

          In short, the business? language is accounting. All business activities are quantified through accounting and this is where all business reports are derived and later on, communited to the management level. What reer opportunities n you expect if you?re a graduate of accountancy?

          1. Public Practice ? if you become a CPA, you n do public practice. You n give your services to clients in exchange for an affordable fee. Usually, CPAs work in partnerships and they offer their services to businesses, governments, and even to individuals. The job responsibilities of an accountant in public practice will usually include auditing, taxation, management advisory services, etc. You n gain a lot of work experience in this field.

          2. Edution ? accountancy graduates n also teach after they get their methods of teaching. They n become a researcher, reviewer, and a professor. If you choose this profession, you n learn a lot of things. You n clear out certain accounting issues, conduct research, and then distribute the results.

          3. Government service ? you n look for job opportunities in the state or federal level. Government accountants are responsible for tracking costs, budgets, and analyzing the various government programs that involves huge amounts. Being a government accountant n give you the chance of improving the conditions of the poor however, due to politil influence, your will experience bureaucratic impediment.

          If you want to become a government accountant, you have to think twice beuse the public usually think differently of those in position. But it doesn?t really matter what other people think as long as you?re doing your work honestly and effectively.

          4. Commerce ? accounting groups are maintained by corporations, whether big or small. The groups of accountants prepare and organize all the financial statements, handle tax issues, track costs, handle international transactions, and a lot more.

          After years of being a member of the accounting group, you will have your chance of becoming the department head or you n be promoted as the cost accountant, budget officer, chief accountant, or even the company auditor. The size of the corporation determines the various responsibilities of the accountant.

          Now you know that by taking up a course in accounting you will be offered a myriad of opportunities in the future. You must be able to choose the right reer path. Before making a decision, you have to consider the responsibilities and nature of work of a certain accounting reer.

          Choose the one that you like most and one that you?re passionate about.

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          Free Accounting Software

          Is there such a thing as ?totally free? nowadays? Life is getting harder and harder every year. A great number of people are starving in different areas of the world. It?s quite unbelievable that you n still find ?free? things today but if you try to surf the internet, you will notice a lot of ads that say ?free? this and ?free? that.

          Accounting is an essential part of the lives of people as well as businesses. Through accounting, an individual or business n keep track of all its financial transactions. If you?re a professional, it only means that you earning income. Your income will be used to finance all your expenditures like food, water, electricity, and many others. If you keep track of these things, it n already be lled accounting.

          In businesses, financial transactions n get complited and it will be impossible for one individual to handle the task. This is where the accounting software comes in. did you know that there are free accounting software online? That?s true and if ou only take time in surfing the internet, you n find this free software.

          Don?t expect too much from a free accounting software. Since it is free, it n?t offer the same features and functions as that of a high-end accounting software. This free software is simple and easy. It n only handle the accounting needs of homeowners and small businesses. The software focuses mainly on simple accounting management. By taking advantage of the free software, you n already perform the basic accounting tasks that paid software?s do.

          The question now is whether you should get free accounting software or not. It?s only a download away but before anything else, there are some things that you need to look for in accounting software; consider the following tips.

          Large companies who want to promote products and marketing mpaigns are now providing the public with free accounting software. You have to surf the internet diligently so that you n immediately take advantage of it.

          You n find a lot of free things online but you should be warned about sms. There are dishonest websites that tell surfers they offer free accounting software that are downloadable. The site will ask you to provide personal information on their registration forms and then ask for the number of your credit rd. Legitimate websites that offer free accounting software will not request for any personal information.

          While you?re surfing the internet, why don?t you search for trial versions? By taking advantage of trial versions, you n evaluate if the certain software meets all your accounting needs. After the trial version, you n now decide whether you will subscribe the software or not. Trying out trial versions does not involve any commitment. If you don?t like the software, disrd it and then look for another trial version.

          If you follow the tips mentioned above, you n now have a free accounting software that you n use personally and even for your small business. Some manufacturers offer different functionalities that are added to your existing downloadable accounting software.

          By taking time to surf the internet, you n find intuitive, robust, and practil accounting software. Most free software n be downloaded without any complitions. If you want to practil, take advantage of this free software. Try them now and handle all your finances efficiently.

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          Forensic Accounting

          Is there such a thing as a forensic accountant? Well, you might find it hard to believe but there are actually forensic accountants out there and it is a very good profession. Forensic accounting is used in areas like litigation support and investigative accounting.

          Litigation support is very important and the forensic accountants play a very important role in it. But before it n provide litigation support, forensic accountants should first investigate the concerned company?s financial operations. After the investigation, the forensic accountants will prepare the necessary information that will be used for filing civil or criminal court ses.

          These accountants spend most of their time in the concerned company or enterprise. There they investigate, collect, and analyze all gathered financial data. In order to be a forensic accountant, one should be well-versed with the computer. You see, the analysis of the financial data is done mainly on computers. Excellent computer skills as well as knowledge in the specific accounting software used are critil if you want to become a forensic accountant.

          Collection of pieces of evidence is very important and also its documentation. Courtroom proceedings use the documented papers. Aside from that, forensic accountants also prepare the needed reports for the effective management of the concerned company or enterprise and reports for the litigation parties or agencies. In court proceedings, forensic accountants testify to provide depositions based on their findings.

          Various agencies and companies hire the services of forensic accountants. Most of them are included in the agency staffs of law enforcements and criminal investigations. Criminals are prosecuted based on the money trail tracked by the accountants. CPA firms also have available forensic accountants in their staff to assist partnership and shareholder disputes, employee theft or fraud, business loss, and issues of professional negligence. Insurance companies also hire the services of forensic accountants to investigate some insurance claims.

          Top accounting firms in the US have forensic accountants. In fact, if you?re looking for a high-paying reer in the future, why not choose to be a forensic accountant? You see, according to statistics, forensic accounting will be included in the top twenty job markets in the years to come.

          So, how n be a forensic accountant? Well, firstly you need to finish a degree in accounting and you have to pass the CPA examination. Aside from that, you should also get extra coursework in criminal justice and law enforcement. Undergoing a legal training is an additional point. You n also pursue CFE or certified fraud examiner accreditation since this is quite similar to CPA designation.

          Upon entry in the field, you n receive around $30,000 or as high as $60,000. Experienced and senior forensic accountants n earn over $100,000 a year. So you see, being a forensic accountant means big money. But it entails a lot of coursework and accreditations. Still, the benefits are awesome.

          You n go for a forensic accounting reer if you?re interested in an interesting yet lucrative job. Upward mobility is very much possible and that means higher salary as well. This reer is a great potential especially in the coming years.

          While you?re still young or you?re about to pursue a college degree, why not take up accountancy? Who knows, you might become one of the best forensic accountants in the country. This is an opportunity that is difficult to turn down especially if you want to earn big money.

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          Finding an Accounting Job

          Now that you?ve finished your accounting course, it is time to find an accounting job. A lot of young adults are now wondering where to find the perfect job. They find it very difficult beuse there are not so many job opportunities out there. But if you only know where to look, you n get a job right away especially if you meet all the job qualifitions.

          When looking for a job, you should make use of all the available resources like a headhunter or an employment service, the lol papers, and of course, the internet.

          Consider the following tips when searching for an accounting job.

          First step, log on to the internet. Job sites are all over the web and so you n definitely find an accounting job there. Most of the sites allow jobseekers to sort the job openings through lotion. After that, you n simply search by using ?accounting? as the keyword. If you surf the net, you n also find websites that focus mainly on accounting jobs. These sites n truly help you in looking for the perfect accounting job. If you n find a job online, then there?s no need to check out other resources.

          If the search for an accounting job online fails, your second step is to check out lol papers. Lol companies who are in need of accounting graduates will usually post an advertisement in the lol paper and not on the internet. This only means that you n also find jobs through the lol papers.

          Take a close look at the classified ads section. Find the section about accounting jobs and there you have it. Sort through the job openings posted on the paper; get the address of the company, and the requirements. All the necessary contact information should be noted. Remember, you will be applying directly to the company and not an employment agency unless stated.

          Are you still not convinced with the lol papers? Your third option is to check with a headhunter or an employment agency. Find a good employment agency that n help you in looking for a job. Some agencies ask for certain fees while others offer their services for free. Clients pay these agencies to do the interviewing process so there is a great chance for you to land a job especially if you?re qualified. Make sure that you find a reputable employment agency.

          So now, have you checked all these resources? Remember to start by surfing the internet beuse this is the place where you n find a lot of job opportunities. Then, check out the lol papers and eventually, check the employment agencies.

          Now that you know the three valuable resources of job opportunities, all you have to do now is to exert time and effort in looking for specific job employments and you n already find a reer. With a bit of patience, hard work, and dedition, the accounting job that you?ve dreaming of will soon be a reality.

          Good luck in finding an accounting job. Make a comprehensive resume so that your applition is easily noticed. You see, every year, different colleges and universities produce accounting graduates. You have to be competitive enough so that you n land a job. If you just sit around and wait, nothing will happen. If you want a job, act now.

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          Church Accounting Software

          The church is a respected institution since it commands the people?s general faith. It is always given utmost respect. The secular welfare and religious functions of the church are performed through the faith of its constituents. Church activities need funding and the funds come from Christians all over the world. Are you aware that the Christian contributions n reach billions?

          That?s true and with such great amount of money, the church should make use of accounting. One way to do this is through a church accounting software. The church should be accountable for their people?s money; church officials should therefore monitor where all the money me from and where it is being spent.

          The church is a large institution and so are its financial transactions. In order to manage the accounts, the church will need a skilled force of financial experts. However, that would mean additional cost to the church since they have to pay for the services. It n consume so much time and money.

          If the church doesn?t want to hire a skilled force of financial experts, they n simply make use of the church accounting software. Accounting experts designed the software and it n assist church officials in managing finances. The software engineers are already well-acquainted with the church?s various needs and so they n easily tailor-fit a certain church?s software according to its particular requirements.

          The church accounting software is quite different from other software. Ordinary accounting software is designed to suit the needs of modern businesses. The church accounting software on the other hand focuses mainly on the necessities of the institution. The church has no ambition or any financial interest. Remember, the church is not being taxed by the government and so its expenditure and resources takes a different curve altogether. Aside from that, the church has several expenditure and income account heads.

          Therefore, the church accounting software is designed to meet the various needs of the institution and it still has room for customization since the needs of the church also change as years go by.

          If the church wants to handle all its financial transactions with ease, they should get a church accounting software. By doing so, they n create account statements, balance sheets, budget reports, print checks, maintain invoices, record purchases, etc with ease.

          But before anything else, the church representative who will purchase the church accounting software should be knowledgeable. He or she must look into the software?s various features and refully examine it. That person should make sure that the software is flexible to respond to the church?s ever changing needs.

          There?s church accounting software in the market. The best place to purchase the software is online. The internet n provide you with a lot of resources regarding church accounting software. If you don?t know much about it, you n gather information first before you even shop for the software. It really helps to know a bit of information about the software that you?re going to purchase.

          If your church needs the services of accountants, why not consider purchasing a church accounting software? There is reasonably priced software out there; you simply have to shop around first. You n even take advantage of free trials to see if the software is good enough for the church?s financial activities.

          Don?t wait until things get screwed up, organize all your financial transactions.

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          reers in Accountancy

          There are a lot of different reers in the accountancy field. It ranges from bookkeeping, auditing, until you reach the position of financial officer. As the position title goes higher, you n expect higher salaries. However, in order to achieve these positions and professional designations, you need to get an accountancy degree.

          One of the very important milestones in the life of an accountancy graduate is becoming a CPA or Certified Public Accountant. How n you be a CPA? Firstly, you need to finish college, majoring in accountancy. A CPA exam is conducted and you have to pass it. If you want to be part of CPA firms, you need to comply with certain employment experience and requirements which could take about 2 years. after completion of the requirements, you will given a certifition as proof that you?re already a CPA. Now, you n offer accounting services to people.

          Being a CPA is merely a stepping stone to an accountancy reer. Controllers are the chief accountants of certain companies and offices. They are in charge of supervising the accounting system of the business. Controllers see to it that the business follows tax laws to maintain its legality and they are also responsible in preparing the business? financial statements.

          Aside from the tasks mentioned earlier, controllers also take charge in budgeting and financial planning. Businesses, big or small, need accountants. However, in the se of very small businesses, owners n do the accounting tasks. Bigger or larger businesses need accounting personnel to handle all the accounting works. As the business expands, it needs to hire additional employees. It is also the task of the accountant to determine if the company n afford to hire additional employees without negatively affecting the growth of profits.

          Accounting involves a lot of paper work. Professional accountants need to prepare tax returns which are very much complited than income tax returns of individuals. The chief accountant of the company is also responsible for setting broad objectives for the company?s growth and development. Their aim is to gain more profits beuse this will be the proof for the success of the business.

          Being a CPA, a professional accountant, or a chief accountant are just few of the many reers in accountancy. There are still other reers out there that you n pursue for as long as you?re a graduate of accountancy. How n you find the many reers in accountancy?

          That?s very simple. You n start by logging on to the internet. There are specialized websites that offers job opportunities in accountancy. You n search these sites and find a job opening that you n qualify for. Make sure that you send your complete resume to the employer or the employment agency. If you do qualify for the job, you will be notified or informed.

          In choosing among the reers in accountancy, you have to know your strong points and weak points. That way, you n choose a reer that best suits your pability. You must always remember to choose a reer that you like. If you love your reer, you will not ask for anything else; you will be contented.

          Start now and look and look for a reer in accountancy while you?re still young. New accountancy graduates are produced every year and so you mustn?t lose hope if you still don?t have a reer right now. Exert some effort and time and soon you will have a rewarding reer.

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          reer Opportunities in the Accounting Field

          Any type of business needs an accountant who will be responsible for keeping records and also keep track of its income and assets over a period of time. In this type of reer, you will see that as an accountant, you will be able to learn a lot of valuable things that n help you advance in this field. In accounting or accountancy, it is important for you to know how businesses work in order to have a full understanding on how you n do your job well.

          In fact, a lot of successful businessmen and women today were former accountants who were also working in a business that they didn?t own but decided to work their way up in the field.

          The great thing about this reer is that it will increase your knowledge on how businesses work. You have to consider that accounting is sort of like a continuing edution. Even after you graduated from college and you are already a certified accountant, you will still need to learn about the different changes and trends in the business world in order for you to know what to do and what not to do when owning businesses.

          Accounting is basilly the language of businesses.

          In accounting, you will see that there will be a lot of reer opportunities that you n consider.

          The first is public practice. Most accountants start their reer as a certified public accountant. In this reer choice, you will be able to charge a fee for your services or you n also work as a staff accountant or an in-house accountant.

          Basilly, public accountants offer their services in partnerships. They offer their services to individuals, as well as businesses and the government. You need to remember that in order to become a public accountant, you need to be a certified public accountant in order for you to work individually or as part of an accounting firm.

          Public accountants basilly do jobs, such as taxation, auditing, as well as management advisory services. You should remember that this particular reer is considered to be a stepping stone of most accountants. If you want to start your reer as an accountant, being a public accountant is usually the first job that you have to take. Here, you will learn a lot of things about running a business and you will also increase your experience.

          Another great thing about being a public accountant early on in your accounting reer is that it provides a lot of great opportunities as it will give you lots of experiences, and become more in demand by companies to handle their accounts and income.

          Accountants n also work as professors, or as researchers in schools or colleges. They n also become reviewers. If you have a knack for teaching, then this reer path is for you. Although you won’t directly get experience as an accountant, you will see that this reer path in accountancy n also provide you with great opportunities.

          You n also enter the government. Whether it is the lol, state or federal government, you will see that they will constantly have openings for accounting jobs.

          Being in the government n also produce a lot of great opportunities in your field. It will let you meet important people who n help you in advancing in your reer and it will also provide you with great intensive training as an accountant.

          As you n see accounting or accountancy reers n provide you with a lot of opportunities as an accountant.

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          Advanced Accounting reer Training

          Are you satisfied with your reer right now? Don?t you wish to move upwards or be promoted? One way to develop your accounting reer is by taking an advanced accounting reer training. You n even try taking up a different field if you like but always remember to remain motivated in your present reer.

          When you finally decide to undergo advanced accounting reer training, you only have positive reasons in your mind. So what are these positive reasons? There are various reasons but the most common are the following:

          1. High chance of promotion. As mentioned earlier, one way to get promoted is through training. You shouldn?t stop learning even if you?re already old. You n expect reer promotion to come your way after undergoing advanced reer training. By then, you will be ready to take new responsibilities.

          2. Developing awareness in related fields. In accounting alone, there are several reer opportunities. If you keep yourself up to date, you will be able to perform effectively and resourcefully. Know the recent developments in the accounting field. Don?t focus all your attention to your current reer. You have to look into other accounting reers so that you n be a well-rounded employee.

          3. Involvement in specialized trainings. Are there any benefits in being involved in specialized trainings? The answer is a ?yes?. You see, if you frequently attend specialized trainings, you become experienced and highly-skilled. Therefore, your employer is bound to increase your salary in the coming years.

          4. Complete training courses. Have you taken a close look at your resume? By taking up advanced accounting reer training, you will be able to finish a training course which you n later on put in your resume. Your resume will surely stand out above others beuse of the advanced trainings you?ve attended.

          Should you decide to change reers, it will be a lot easier beuse of the various advanced trainings you have undergone. Still, if you?re happy and contented with your existing reer, you n be promoted in the near future. Your salary will increase and you?re already prepared to take new responsibilities. You will not find it hard to cope with the new working environment.

          Advanced accounting reer training is an essential part of reer development and continuing edution. Once you?ve accomplished the reer training?s key components, you will be prepared at all times in se unforeseen events or circumstances come your way.

          For those individuals who practilly hate their current jobs, why not take up advanced reer training in accounting? In just a week?s time, you will be ready to explore the accounting field. Don?t hesitate to make changes if it?s going to create positive results. Accounting reers pay good money and with a bit if dedition and hard work, you n be one of the top accountants in the business industry.

          You n use the internet to find free advanced accounting reer training. There are also paid trainings that you n choose from. For now, you have to look for the specific reer training that you would like to take. Do some surfing on the net during your free time. You n even make a list of the top five reer trainings that you come across on the net.

          Afterwards, you will simply have to choose one that you think is best. Good luck in your trainings.

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          Accounting

          Are you very much interested in accounting? Well, if you are, you should take up accounting edution. By doing so, you will gain systematic knowledge about the different practices and skills involved in accountancy and business.

          What is the meaning of accounting? It is defined as the art of systematic recording and analyzing of financial business transactions. The history of acounting dates back many years ago. Accounting is already an essential part of modern edution. Every nation needs accounting beuse it is the key to economic development.

          If you want to pursue an accounting course, you should first choose a university or college. There are lol universities and colleges that you n enroll in for an accounting course. If you prefer attending college abroad, you may do so. But make sure that you choose the university or college wisely. You also have to determine where you will stay when you?re already there; you n either stay at the dormitory or you n rent an apartment. Expenses are a great consideration as well.

          Accounting has four general areas, namely ? public, government, internal auditing, and management accounting. If you choose an accounting course, you will learn how to prepare and organize financial reports that include collation or lculation of a range of figures, analyses, tax, and even projections.

          Traditionally, the study of accounting focused mainly in the technil skills. The traditional methods in the study of accounting include teaching the basic principles and concepts of accounting. The present accounting practices haven?t adapted yet to the various changes in business, regulatory environment, and economics. There are now modern methodologies used in accounting edution. These methodologies are based mainly on accounting communition, decision-making, ethics, analytil skills, and the internal auditing principles.

          Edutional programs in accounting have the same objectives and one is to teach the students about the various accounting principles. Aside from that, the students will also learn to develop their skills through various accounting practices. Professional accountants today have greatly benefited from modern accounting edution. Accounting edution also functions as an effective management tool for business executives.

          The edutional components of an accounting edution are specialized accounting, general accounting, and professional accounting. These days, accounting students n also take advantage of doctoral programs and other continuing edutional programs.

          Is accounting edution right for you? Before you finally enroll in an accounting course, you have to be very sure that you like business matters. You see, accounting is more on business matters and mathematil computations. It also involves a lot of analyzing tasks.

          Once you?ve decided that an accounting course if the best for you, find a university or college now; you n either go to college abroad or you n attend school lolly. Every step involves making decisions. So make sure that you make the best decisions beuse your future lies with it.

          Once you start your accounting classes, you have to study all your lessons and know them by heart. This is the only way to become a successful professional someday. And of course, you need to pass all your exams so that you will soon hold your diploma.

          There are many reer opportunities for accounting graduates. Again, if you think that an accounting course is the best for you, enroll now. Study hard and master the principles and concepts of accounting. Only by then n you say that you?re an effective and efficient accountant.

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          Accounting Terms ? Profit & Loss and Other Terms

          Different fields of study make use of certain terms that are not easily understood by others. If you?re an accounting student or a professional accountant, you know the different terms used in accounting. One very popular term is profit & loss.

          So, do you know what the term means? To start with, you have to determine what profit means. Profit n be referred to as net earnings or net income. Businesses n either sell services or even products. Profit will come from the sales of these services and products. If the costs of running a business are controlled, it n add up to the profits.

          Profits are also lled ROI or return on investment. However, this term is often limited to securities like bonds or stocks. But still, some companies use ROI to mean short or long term business outcomes. Taxable income is another term for profit.

          The profit & loss of a certain company is determined by finance professionals through accounting. They n determine what created the profits as well as the losses. Accountants form some sort of business equation so justify the profits & losses of a business. By doing so, they n easily tell a company?s net worth.

          It seems that by simply starting to define one accounting term, it eventually leads to defining other terms as well. Net worth is another term that is quite difficult to understand. It refers to the resulting amount after deducting the liabilities of a company from the assets. Private companies refer to net worth as owner?s equity.

          Why owner?s equity? Well, after deducting all the liabilities, what?s left basilly belongs to the owner. In the se of public companies, the profit of the business is returned as dividends to shareholders. As you n see, before owner or shareholders of a company n take hold of the profits, all liabilities must be deducted first.

          Every business aims to get a good and positive figure beuse that would mean profit to them; if not, the business is at a loss. Societies and economies are built on profit. However, there are times when a certain business incurs losses. Consumer behaviors and economic trends change. Beuse of this fact, it is not possible to foresee the company?s future performance at all times.

          How n you tell if a business is at a loss? That is understandable and even those who have no background in accounting know what it means. All liabilities will be deducted from the assets and if results to a negative amount, then the business is at a loss. The accounting staff of the company n still pursue effective measures to revive the business. If the business has efficient and effective accounting staffs, the business n improve in the near future.

          It nnot be argued that an accounting staff is needed to ensure the company?s success. Without them, the success of the business is not guaranteed. So the owner of the business should choose the best accounting staff. That way, all the financial transactions and decisions are noted and studied. Only then n the company gain profits.

          Profit & loss is just a simple accounting term. Aside from the term, you also learned about net earnings, net income, net worth, dividends, etc.

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          Accounting Software for Small Businesses

          If you think that starting your own business is kewalk, you?re very wrong. Aside from developing good products and services, you still need to sell them to the market. One of the essential factors in running a business is effectively managing finances. The language of any business, whether big or small, is accounting.

          The business scene is always loaded with work pressure. Therefore, there is an unerring need for handling accounts and finances effectively. Even small businesses need to be organized to achieve success and to do this the business owner should get the appropriate accounting software. Business units usually set long-term goals and to reach the goals, accounting management is required. If you want to be your business? boss, you will need accounting software. Manually doing all the accounting works n lead to a lot of errors which n terribly affect any business.

          As owner of a small business, you have to know where funds come from and where it goes. If you decide to do accounting tasks manually, it n consume a great portion of your time and it will be cumbersome on your part.

          Here are some of the benefits that you will get in using an accounting software.

          ? You n finish all the accounting tasks promptly. You will be able to run your small business without too much problems.

          ? You n be provided with correct reports as well as special tools to make accounting tasks a lot simpler. That way, you n manage all the financial data of the business effectively.

          ? In minutes, you n already manage the sh flow of the business.

          ? With the accounting software, it will now be possible to predict revenues, bills, and generating reports.

          These are some of the benefits of using an accounting software. However, don?t purchase the first accounting software that you come across. You see, there are things to consider when selecting the proper accounting software for the business. You have to determine the software?s functionalities. It should be user-friendly and most especially, it should resemble the paper counterparts so that you n run the software smoothly. Once you?re familiar with the software?s layout, you n already explore its functionalities.

          If you n find software which combines the internet and e-commerce, the better; you see, there are a great number of accounting software sold in the market. If you want to enjoy all the benefits, you must be able to choose the finest accounting software that is suited to your small business.

          In choosing an accounting software, you need to consider the number of your employees. You n find accounting software that is suited for small business with less than 25 employees. Other software is suited for large businesses with bigger numbers of employees.

          A software that is suited for small businesses helps the business owner analyze financial data, customize reports like transaction history, profit & loss, check details, reconciliation details, and many more. By simply looking at the various reports, you n already determine your business status. Some software also offers built-in features like foresting tools. These tools n be used to manage business risks and control cost of operation.

          If you?re running a small business, it is now time to purchase accounting software. By doing so, you n secure your business? future and you n be certain that all your financial tasks are handled effectively.

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          Accounting Principals and Tulsa

          Have you ever been to the city of Tulsa? Tulsa is a city that embraces challenges and it also values collaborative solutions. The top officials of the city are trying very hard to promote public safety, green initiatives, innovative edutional opportunities, and diversity. If you want to free your entrepreneurial spirit, Tulsa is the best place for you.

          You n also find Accounting Principals in the city of Tulsa. The company is considered a leader in terms of offering the best workforce solutions specifilly in the financial and accounting services industries.

          How n Accounting Principals do this? Well, the company makes use of a blend of temp-to-hire, temporary staffing, payroll services, contract services, direct placement, and a lot more. Accounting Principals n provide their clients with an accounting professional or even a team of CPAs when needed. The company is made up of nationwide representatives who have experienced accounting in the real world, and not just by the books.

          With only one ll, clients n talk with MBAs or CPAs. You see, Accounting Principals is not just a recruiter or a human resource professional, they?re more than that. Their representatives have more or less 5 years experience in recruitment and in the fields of finance and accounting.

          The company covers the following job opportunities: accounting, administrative, bank operations, business operation manager, CFO, collector, controller, management consulting, merger/acquisitions, and mortgage banking.

          The company offers 100% guaranteed reer services beuse of their wide experience in accounting and finance. In a way, the company is exclusively qualified to understand what the clients want in their reer. Their representatives n help clients in meeting their goals through personal interviews. They will also evaluate their clients? unique skills and at the same time, offer them with matching opportunities from leading companies.

          The clients n expect the representatives of Accounting Principals to listen to them and respect their needs. Representatives treat clients equally and honestly. They also maintain absolute confidentiality and keep their clients? best interests.

          Client services offered by Accounting Principals include a variety of workforce solutions in finance and accounting through the company?s branch network nationwide. Accounting Principals started out just like other companies so they know what these companies are going through. At present, Accounting Principals have a great number of client-companies all over the world.

          The lotion of Accounting Principals is just perfect since Tulsa is city where the entrepreneurial spirit is nurtured. It?s no wonder that the company is enjoying success. Through hard work and dedited representatives (CPAs and MBAs), Accounting Principals still has a long way to go. The company n expect better years to come.

          Contact the company now. You n easily check out their online website. There you n find all the information you may need. The website is user-friendly and so you n easily maneuver in and out of the site. You n get all the important information like telephone numbers, email address, and a lot more. If you live in Tulsa, you n always visit the company?s office. It has branches all over the nation but if you n?t find one lolly, you n just ll them.

          Don?t worry beuse your ll will be confidential and the company will not just give out your information to others. Accounting Principals is a reputable name that you n trust. The company already have a lot of clients and so you n also trust them.