Tag: interviews

The Hardest Admission Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them!)

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Assistant Editor, Noodle

What do you do when an admission interviewer throws you a curveball? read more

3 Tips for Personal Branding in the Career Search

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Assistant Director of Professional Development and Involvement, Washington State University Carson College of Business

Just as creating a brand identity is important to businesses, creating a personal brand can distinguish job seekers against other candidates. read more

Where the #@&$ Is My Job Offer?! How Social Media Can Hurt Your Job Search

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Motivational Humorist, Trainer, Author, and Entrepreneur

In our interwebbed world, it's important to have an appropriate online presence, especially when it comes to getting a job. read more

How to Get Informational Interviews

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Vice Chairman, CRT Capital Group; Author

Approached in a smart way, informational interviews can expand your network, bolster your knowledge of your intended field, help you hone your "personal salesmanship" skills, and even help you land that coveted job interview. read more

How might an online/webcam interview differ from one in person?

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The biggest difference between an in-person and a video interview is that the video interviewee does not necessarily have the opportunity to judge the responses and attitudes of the interviewer. read more

One-on-One with Higher Ed Experts: Jonathan Blake Huer, Career Search

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Author; Director of Emerging Technologies, Ball State University

In our latest expert one-on-one conversation, Jonathan Blake Huer shares his top tips for setting yourself up for success in your post-grad job search. read more

How should I start the internship search, and who can I turn to for help?

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First, make sure your résumé is in tip-top shape. If you have limited work experience, focus on other personal attributes (reliability, computer skills, leadership in athletics, etc.) that demonstrate how you are different from and better than other candidates. read more

Tips from Behind the Scenes of a Phone Interview

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Freelance Writer; Blogger

The phone interview. It's the first step, in most cases, in the interview process. In my personal experience, phone interviews have lasted anywhere from 10 minutes to a half hour. Here are some questions you should prepare and how to still sound your best when interviewing on the phone. read more

Will joining a lot of clubs and activities boost my college application?

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Remember that quality of involvement is more important than quantity. Stick with activities that have always interested you, as most colleges can see through the applicant that pads their résumé, especially late in the game. read more

Rev Run Wisdom and Bold Moves in Your Job Search

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Freelance Writer

Sometimes, you just have to go for it. Rev Run recently tweeted something that I found particularly inspirational. He said, "My schedule for life: find all the good in life...praise it...and watch everything else fall in place." That's the theme to this post and my recent couple of weeks--sometimes, if you want something badly enough, you have to take that risk and hope that everything comes together as it should. read more