Category Archives: Acing the Interview

What Not to Wear: The Dos and Don’ts of Your Interview Outfit

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by Liz Thatcher You’ve landed an interview for your dream job. As you look through you wardrobe, you have a mini panic attack – what exactly should you wear? This is a common problem for anyone. First impressions are important, so here are a few tips to make sure you are dressed the part for […]

The ABCs of Behavioral Interviews

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by Liz Thatcher So you’ve applied for the job and the hiring manager has called you to schedule an in-person interview. You’ve heard through your friend circle that this company tends to use behavioral interviews – what do you do now? Behavioral interviews sound intimidating and maybe even a little scary, but there are only […]

Distinguish Yourself: Great First Impressions [Guest Post]

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by Roger Custer Your first impression is very important, whether for a job interview, a donor visit, a first meeting, or any first interaction with another person. Make sure you take steps to distinguish yourself and have the other person thinking “wow” after the interaction. Here are some tips to do that: Dress for the […]

The Two-Way Interview

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by Jeremiah Hempel When you go into an interview, you already know that you will be asked a lot of questions. Most you’ll be ready for; some others you’ll have to think fast on your feet. If you’ve been on an interview, you know that it will inevitably conclude with: “So do you have any […]

Turning Fear Around to Ace the Interview

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by Jeremiah Hempel You are probably going to experience some anxiety before an interview. For that matter, any important event in your life will get the adrenaline going. It’s how you use your nervous energy that determines the outcome. Go into an interview with the right expectations and you’ll do perfectly fine. They’re going to […]

A Show of Confidence – An ‘In’ to Landing a Coveted Job

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by Jeremiah Hempel Confidence. Recruiters want to hire you based on your experience and skills, but chances are you wouldn’t be at the interview if you didn’t already have the skills for the position. So what stands between you and that job? They say a first date is like an interview. Let’s say an interview […]

After the Interview: Following Up

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by Kristina Burroughs Following up after an interview continues to be classic interview etiquette. However, it is far too easy to cross the line and follow up too much. It is difficult to navigate the gray area of how much communication is appropriate with your recruiter or potential employer after an interview of any type. […]

2 Common Interview Traps

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by Kristina Burroughs Are you guilty of making a mistake that will cost you the interview? It is important to keep these ideas in mind as you prepare for your interview. As recruiters, it is in your best interest to be prepared but not coached to cater to the hiring manager’s preferences. We want to […]

Ready to Ace your Interview? Don’t forget THIS Important Step.

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by Liz Hine What do you think is the most important part of the interview? Is it showing up on time? Answering questions in a clear and concise manner? Demonstrating your expertise in the subject area at hand? All of these are important, but one of the quickest ways to botch an otherwise great interview […]

What Not to Wear in an Online Interview

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by Danika Ciano Technology has changed the way we connect with friends and family, and it’s shaking up the work place as well.  You may have mastered phone and in-person interviews but what about your online interview skills? Here are some tips to help you excel in an online interview: No yoga pants, please.  Same […]

Basic Interview Etiquette

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by Liz Hine There is an art to being authentic and professional in an interview.  As recruiters, we see a broad range of personalities, temperaments, and backgrounds. The diversity of experiences we see is astounding from interview to interview. There are many different methods and styles of interviewing techniques and approaches, and candidates often aren’t […]

Humility: Remembering Your Roots

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by Meghann Olshefski Ronald Reagan once said, “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.” Humility and integrity are two of the top employee traits that hiring managers look for when hiring new talent. The best thing you can do for your professional […]

How to Prepare for Your Interview

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Congratulations! You’ve landed an exciting interview. Now what? Preparing yourself for an interview can be nerve-racking and daunting. Take a deep breath! Follow these simple tips and head into your interview feeling prepared and confident. Do your research ahead of time. Know the organization’s mission statement and core values. Tying this information into your interview […]

Waiting for Their Call (Part 2)

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by Liz Hine The job search process can be exhausting. You spend your time searching for roles that might fit, talking to people you think might be good resources for you, and hoping for an interview. When you do finally get to interview with an organization, sometimes the wait for a response can seem like […]

Waiting for Their Call (Part 1)

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by Kristina Burroughs Ask this question and you will get a wide variety of answers: how often should job seekers follow up with a recruiter?  There really is a fine line, and it is hard to tell when too much persistence can actually hinder your progress to landing the job. Many reasons are possible for […]