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What to Do If You Don’t Get Hired

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:57 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

It can be disappointing to hear that you weren’t selected for a job you were excited about, especially if this has happened repeatedly. But there are ways to address this situation, so that your job hunt can progress and you’ll ultimately be hired for that great position you’ve been seeking.

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Rules for a Successful Informational Interview

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

An informational interview differs from a job interview. In a job interview the goal is to persuade the employer that you are the best candidate to be hired for the opening. That means promoting your skills, knowledge and overall fit for the job.

In an informational interview, a goal is to learn about the field and occupation you’re interested in. The person you interview with may be very knowledgeable and have good connections in the field or industry. Or the person may work at a company you’re particularly interested in.

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Say These Things in a Job Interview

Posted on December 03, 2014 at 9:15 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing

Getting the call for a job interview can be exciting. You’ll start preparing for the interview by doing things such as practice answering questions, putting together a list of questions for the interviewer and refreshing your knowledge about the company.

There are some things you can always say during the interview that can help you do better.

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Giving Thanks and Reenergizing Your Job Search

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Tags: networking, interviewing, job search

Do you often feel that you are running at full speed with your job search and don’t have time to take a step back and reflect?  You’re networking regularly, applying to job postings and being as flexible as you possibly can in scheduling interviews.  When is there time for you to take a break, recharge and reflect?  Thanksgiving is a great time for you to stop and be thankful for the people that you’ve met and what you’ve accomplished with your job search to date.

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Finding the Right Cultural Fit with Prospective Companies

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM
Tags: interviewing, career planning

When searching for a new job, a lot of emphasis is put on finding a job that complements your specific skills and accomplishments. However, an equal amount of emphasis should be placed on finding an employer with a work culture that fits your personality. 

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Reasons Why You Won’t Get a Job Offer

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Tags: interviewing, education, job search

Some job seekers have told us that they have had several interviews, but they can’t get a job offer. They’re disappointed and want to know what has been going wrong. And getting feedback from interviewers can be difficult – employers might not respond to emails or calls from job seekers. If you think you were a good fit for the job and interviewed well, you might ask yourself what to do next. You’ll want to learn how you can improve your chances to get a job offer.

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Interview Tips for Blind, Visually Impaired or DeafBlind Job Seekers

Posted on October 08, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Author: Lisa Larges Tags: interviewing, job search

A job interview can be stressful for anyone, but for job seekers who are blind or visually impaired, the job interview can present extra challenges. The workforce team at State Services for the Blind (SSB), part of DEED, offers some simple tips to help blind, visually impaired and DeafBlind job seekers ace the interview.

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Follow Up On Your Resume

Posted on October 01, 2014 at 2:31 PM
Tags: job search, interviewing, resumes

It’s great to find a job posting that’s the perfect fit for your skills and interests. So you apply, and wait for a response that may or may not come. Most job seekers don’t get a response from a submitted resume. But we think you can improve your chances of getting that job interview by following four rules set out by Don Goodman. 

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Dos and Don’ts for Job Fairs

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Tags: job fair, interviewing, networking, job search

You need to go to job fairs with the right attitude, right materials and professional image to be successful. Sure, you hope to go in, get interviewed on site and land a job. And that’s great if it happens, but if not, don’t be discouraged. The focus of job fairs is to come away with job leads. Getting at least a few good job leads is time well spent.

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Know Proper Email Etiquette for Job Search

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Tags: interviewing, networking, job search

Emailing has become the standard way in which people communicate with one another. According to Taylor Wright in 5 Email Etiquette Tips for Job Seekers , most recruiters prefer sending and receiving emails because it’s easier to keep a record of contacts. Recruiters could get hundreds of emails every day, and small mistakes can instantly remove you from the list of job candidates.

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