Category Archives: interview

Finalist for a Job, But New Opportunity Sounds Better

A good problem: Two potential job offers! It would be safest to accept any offer you get, but you should always explore opportunities available to you regardless. Continue reading

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I’m a Finalist for a Job – But There’s a Late Entry!

Unfortunately, you are not the hiring manager! Be graceful in this situation and write a thank you note that stresses your desire to work with this company/manager. It is possible that even if hired, this person may not work out and the hiring manager will look to the next in line: YOU! Continue reading

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How Do I Shorten My Resume to One Page?

If you need two pages to convey your skills, abilities and experience – then have a two page resume! Just keep in mind some basic tips. Continue reading

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How Do I Determine a Company’s Culture?

What are some tips on finding out about a company’s culture & how that ties into the position and daily operations of the company? Continue reading

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I Was ‘Short’ on Phone With HR. How Do I Recover?

Thank you notes are a good idea for all, regardless. If you connected with any of them more than the other reach out to that person (or persons) in their favored method of communication. If you are not sure, send handwritten, snail mail notes to each interviewer. Continue reading

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Finally Landed a Job! How Do I Avoid Burning Bridges?

I don’t want to burn a bridge and skip out on the interview, but I also don’t want to lose the job offer. Any suggestions? Continue reading

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Job Rejection: How Can I Get Back on the Horse?

You are probably so close to an offer…Often it is at your lowest point in job search that seekers finally get a break. It is hard to stay motivated and positive, but this is crucial to being successful Continue reading

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I don’t want them to call my former colleague!

Dig deep. If possible call the ex-coworker to indicate that you spoke with the prospective employer, who highlighted their relationship. Note that you had your differences, but always respected him/her for her [insert here: honesty, directness, hard work, diligence – whatever descriptor that would be apt AND make it hard not to reference your good work skills]. Continue reading

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How Do I Explain my other job?

I was at an interview last week with a company for a sales job, I was doing great in the interview and then they mentioned the occasional need to travel on the weekends. This wasn’t in the job description online…The truth is, I’m a male stripper. Continue reading

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