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    Why Are They Asking These Interview Questions?

    People sometimes feel they did not do their best at their job interview. This has several reasons. First, in general, most people do not prepare sufficiently for that oral test commonly known as the job interview. They simply don’t know how to. But because of their past successes at landing jobs, they feel that that …

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    The Foundation of Charismatic Interviewing

    The most effective interviewees know how to engage a hiring manager or recruiter with candid, interesting conversation. There is a charisma and confidence to them that draws others into their way of thinking.

    Their influential abilities resonate throughout both their professional and personal life. This includes those with whom they interview.

    Specifically, charismatic interviewees are …

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    Being Fired Is Like a Divorce . . .

    Being fired is like a divorce and based on today’s statistics, that doesn’t sound good. So many articles cover the fact that 50% of all marriages in America end in divorce. Interestingly enough, other articles say 50% of all hires are bad hires. Might there be a correlation between the two? I think there is. …

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    15 Questions Every Sales Professional Should Be Prepared To Answer

    Each year, more sales professionals lose potential employment opportunities because they are ill prepared for the interview than they do for any other reason – that includes being unqualified, unintelligent or incapable.

    As a sales candidate, chances are that you have great ideas and a clear vision. Unfortunately, if you can’t convey that vision in …

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    How to Sell Yourself in an Interview Without Bragging

    The overwhelming majority of job applicants realize the importance of selling themselves during an interview and they’re correct. It’s imperative to leave any meeting with a prospective employer or recruiting professional firmly believing in your competence, ability to do the tasks at hand as well as fit in with their corporate culture.

    Not only does …

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    The Interview: Why Wasn’t I Chosen!

    From the interviewer’s vantage point, the selection process is about availability and choices. That principle applies to many things the rest of us do, too, throughout the day. For instance, isn’t it interesting that when a group of people dine together in a restaurant, some of them make their menu decisions within a few seconds, …

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    Selling Yourself in an Interview Without “Selling” at All

    For any company that has a winning attitude, nothing matters more than getting the right people in the right positions.  Therefore, as a job applicant, during the interview process you must make a compelling case that you are intelligent, competent, autonomous and knowledgeable in the desired areas.

    However, it’s a catch-22.  If you come across …

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    10 Ways to Alleviate Your Pre-Interview Jitters

    Nobody really likes job interviews. They’re stiff, stressful and it can often feel like your entire future is riding on a dozen impossible decisions. Should you wear the black pants, or the blue? Should you revamp your resume one more time? Switch the font? Get a new headshot?

    All that worrying, of course, can have …

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    The Language of Persuasive Interviewers

    It is common knowledge that you make your first impression prior to saying your first word. Regardless, sooner or later, you are going to have to open your mouth.

    When you do, it’s imperative to show empathy, speak from the heart, maintain composure and come across as confident, yet not arrogant.

    This is all part …

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    The Most Successful Job Interview Tactic

    Having coached the full range of job seekers, from entry-level candidates to C-suite executives, I learned the one job interview tactic that makes the difference between success and failure. This same tactic works for coaches and consultants who want to build a larger practice, secure more clients and do it more quickly.

    The true genius …

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