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Snippets: being too honest at interviews

What to avoid when you go for job interviews: being too honest. You can be completely candid and feel good afterwards, but being totally honest during the interview is courting disaster. For instance, if you’re asked why you left your … Continue reading

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Snippets: don’t talk money too soon

What to avoid when you go for job interviews: talking money too soon. If it’s your first interview, resist the urge to ask how much you might earn. It shows you’re primarily interested in the salary, not the work. If … Continue reading

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Snippets: no pretence, just be yourself

Be yourself when you are at interviews. The least you should do is to pretend. Be sincere. Be genuine. Show interest in the job that you are applying for. Your qualifications may not meet their requirements but employers are also … Continue reading

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Snippets: don’t over-talk!

What to avoid when you go for job interviews: rambling on and on and on. Employers have a hearty dislike for those who over-talk during the interview. They get the impression that you are either too disorganized in your thoughts, … Continue reading

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Preparation and research

Through a local recruiting firm, Cindy (not her real name) had landed a meeting with the chief financial officer of a retail company that she hoped to work for. After exchanging small talk, the CFO asked her: “So, what do … Continue reading

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Snippets; acting uncool at job interviews

What to avoid when you go for job interviews: acting uncool. You may be drooling for that job, but don’t show it openly. Employers will quickly lose interest in someone who appears desperate for work. It’s also so uncalled for … Continue reading

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Pre-interview communication

Everybody loves a new job, especially one that brings along extra benefits and perks. But landing a new job often requires a lot of preparation from the job seeker, one that starts with the job applications and ends with the … Continue reading

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Come interview us

What a wonderful concept for a job advertisement. Normally, newbies in the job hunt – as well as some seasoned job hunters – never really give a thought that the interview process is actually a two-way communication between the employer … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the interview

Going for an interview? Everyone goes for job interviews at one time or another in their lives. But after all the talk and discussions between you and the interviewer, how can you wrap it up? Sure, a polite Thank You … Continue reading

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