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Great Tips For Phone Interviews

June 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Over at the ResumeWriting.com Blog, there are two great, great tips for phone interviews: Stand out from other candidates by proactively scheduling the phone interview yourself. Duh… try to get on a landline. Read the whole thing: 2 Great Tips For Acing A Phone Interview | ResumeWriting Blog

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To Wear Or Not To Wear Pantyhose To A Job Interview

June 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough There’s quite the debate going on, and its very much breaking down to a generational divide. Read more here.

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Use Fashism.com To Decide What To Wear To A Job Interview

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I didn’t actually write this one, but I thought it was a fun, clever little way to help prep for a job interview. It turns out there’s a site called Fashism.com where people vote on outfits. Using a simple keyword search, you can use it to help your decide what to […]

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How To Talk About Having Quit a Job

October 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough In job interviews everywhere you’ll almost inevitably run into the same handful of questions time and time again. One of the most popular is why you left your previous position. Answering this question can be tricky: you have to be able to give a logical explanation of why you left without […]

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Why Haven’t I Heard Back After The Job Interview?

September 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Continuing my “why” series, it’s time to tackle the most asked question on this blog. Consider this scenario: you’ve gotten the interview. You think it went well. They told you they’ll get back to you with their decision. So you wait. And wait…. And wait… Why are employers so bad about […]

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Why Didn’t I Get The (Job) Interview?

September 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Today I’m going to start a “why” series on this blog. A lot of the questions I get from readers (and plenty of the posts in our reader forum) revolve around the question “why?” So I’m going to try to offer some generic reasons “why” things might not be working out […]

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Interview Responses to Avoid at All Costs

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough An interview is your opportunity to sell yourself. Regardless of how much you may look the part, you need to answer the questions correctly to get the job. Interviewers ask key questions and look for certain types of answers. Honesty is always the best policy, but remember that it is okay […]

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How To Get Employers To Call You Back – 5 Key Tips

July 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough How long should I wait to hear back? This is the most common question I get on this blog. You’ve interviewed with an employer, and then you wait to hear if you’ve gotten the job. And you wait. And you wait. I’ve addressed the¬†etiquette¬†question about how and when to follow up. […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Applications

Interview Thank You Letter

April 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough A business thank you letter or a letter of thank you after a job interview is one of the most under-utilized ways of obtaining employment there is. Send them a thank you letter for the fact that they called you in the first place. They invited you because they have a […]

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Questions to Ask at Your Job Interview

March 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough For the most part, a job interview will consist of you being asked a whole series of questions so that the potential employer can get a good feel for you, but there will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions of your own. While you can feel free to […]

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