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Nancy’s Nine Cardinal Rules of Interviewing

Hundreds and probably 1000's of rules, guidelines, and guides have been written about how to interview.  these 9 Rules of Interviewing listed below can ruin your chance of getting the job!9 Rules to Stay in the Game!Some are helpful; some are less helpful, some are not.  However, ignoring Rule # 1    Never answer a question you don’t understand.Rule # 2   
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Interviewing Stragey & TIps

Here are some strategic tips for intervening successfully. Learn to think like a salesperson.  Put yourself in the shoes of your customer - the employer and your prospective boss - what would you want to know about a product or service before buying it?It’s really a lot like dating if you can remember back that far.  Each party to the interview tells a little, a little more, without
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Ignore HR at Your Own Periol

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Interviewers - 4 Factors Make Up the Hiring Decision

"I can't believe they didn't hire me!  I was perfect for the job!  "It happens all the time . . . .      You apply for a position for which you meet every requirement.            You even get an interview, maybe several, and then . . .               
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Interviewing 101 - A Short Course in What an Interview IS and ISN'T

Interviewing is an  ART!Successful interviewing is an art - not a science.  No one can give you a formula virtually guaranteed to provide a certain outcome.  No one can predict exactly how an interview will go.   No one can give you a fool-proof method for acing every interview.   Why?  There are too many factors outside of your control, not to mention controlling
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Don’t Go Into Business Because You Need a Job

Don’t go into business because you need a job  – Go into business because you want to be in business.  Work at getting a job if you what you REALLY want is a job!It's about that time of year when job seekers, who began their searches with great zest and zeal at the beginning of the year, grow tired and discouraged.  They’ve been at it a long time, working hard, and despite all
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Interviewing? First Impressions Count

A 1st impression . . . is a lasting impression . . . if not a last impression.It’s an old familiar saying, and an important concept for job seekers to really grasp.Why?Because . . . First impressions count.  First impressions can make or break your prospects for getting hired.Pay attention to the "cover" you project!Don’t judge a book by its cover . . . we are told,  But --. . . we
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If You're Talking, . . . You're Interviewing

If you're talking, you're interviewing . . . when it comes to finding a job!  So act accordingly.Treat every conversation, and the information you reveal, as if it could lead to an interview.It's an important concept to grasp if you want to be successful quicker in your search for a new position or new role. Keep the following 3 key precepts in mind as you talk with folks about your job search:Be
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6 Points-of-Contact to Make the Sale, or . . . Get the Job

Job Seeker:  “I’ve applied to over 100 companies, and not one person has gotten back to me.  What am I doing wrong?"Career Coach: “Well, that’s 1 Point of Contact.  5 to go.”               Or . . . Job Seeker:  “Well, I did what you said.  I went to the Job Fair, and followed up with everyone
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Your Resume = Your Sales Brochure

Way too often, we still see candidates for jobs submitting resumes that go on and on and on and . . . . . .  6 or 7 pages is not uncommon. These lengthy resumes as often as not also contain big blocks of paragraphs, filled with technical jargon and acronyms, in 8 or 9 point type, that are daunting to get through.The problem . . . .Even for the most skilled readers of resumes  -- 
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