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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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How To Handle The “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?” Question In A Job Interview

February 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Human resources professionals, recruiters and others who interview job applicants seem to have a fondness for that much-dreaded question about how you would describe your own weaknesses. As much as those hiring love to ask the question, almost every job seeker hates to answer it. Describe your weaknesses is a double-edged […]

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The Mock Interview – This Will Get You Hired Fast!

February 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Yes! The Mock Interview is a great tool to greatly help improve your interview skills and thus get job offers much, much faster than those who do not take the time to practice this essential component of their job search arsenal. The vast majority of job applicants never practice their interview […]

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New Graduate Resume – 5 Things to Get Right on a New Grad Resume

February 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough An economy in the ditch is tough on all job seekers, but particularly so on new college graduates. New grads likely went into their 2-4 year programs on the wings of an expanding economy. Most are now falling fast as the economy has retrenched and jobs hard to come by for […]

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Resume Summary – The Importance of a Resume Summary Section

February 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough A resume summary is what the name implies; an overview of the qualifications that make you the perfect fit for the job in question. The resume summary is your advertising pitch to the reader, and your chance to hook that reader. It typically focuses on three to five skills or competencies […]

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Let Your Resume Tell Why You Left Your Last Job

February 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s never fun to think about the awkward situations that you will run into when you reach the interviewing stage of the job application process. You never know exactly what will be asked, but you can anticipate – and sometimes that anticipation leaves you biting your nails off to say the […]

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Pre Employment Testing – What to Expect

February 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Pre employment testing is commonly used by employers to screen out unsuitable job applicants. In the United States more than 30% of companies reportedly use pre-employment tests to help make hiring decisions. Used in conjunction with the interview process employment testing enables the employer to pin-point any areas of concern with […]

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How Do You Address Possible Red Flags On Your Resume?

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough At a recent workshop, an attendee asked about what to do about her low GPA and her resume. For recent graduates and current students, the GPA is standard on a typical resume so it’s a question worth answering. But even for more experienced hires, where GPA matters less if at all, […]

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Job Interviewing: Ten Tips for Success!

February 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Whether this job interview is your first or your 51st, it never hurts to brush up on your skills and do some advance prep work to ensure success. Learn how to play up your key strengths, minimize your weaknesses, and make a great impression overall. Here are ten tips from my […]

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What To Wear To A Job Interview

January 25th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Copyright (c) 2008 Camilla Patten We are all aware that both verbal and non-verbal communication occurs during any social interaction with other human beings. It is said that Impressions are created and opinions are formed within the first five minutes of meeting someone. It is for this reason that when attending […]

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