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Interviewing: What's Your Biggest Weakness?

"What's your biggest weakness?" asks the interviewer.     "Well, um, I guess it would be . . . ." stumbles the interviewee.And, the rest, as they say, is history.  A history of missed opportunities due to lack of a credible and reasonable response to one of the most frequently asked interview questions:  What's your biggest weakness?"What's your biggest weakness?"A lot
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Networking is a 2-Way Street

Networking is a 2-Way Street!Question:  What is one of the most common mistakes job seekers who are new to networking make? Answer:     Not recognizing that networking is a give-and-take practice, i.e.., a 2-way street!Setting up 1-to-1 networking meetings to talk with people about your job search a smart thing to do!  Talking with people in your network in order to seek information
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What a Company Wants to Know - 6 Kinds of Interview Questions

Take a walk through the business careers section of any bookstore or library, and you will see lots of books on the subject of job search.  And entire books devoted to interview questions  –  1000's of interview questions with 1000's of answers.  What's a job seeker to do?  Memorize 1000s of answers to 1000s of questions.  Or  --  and it’s a much better
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To Vacation or Not To Vacation? . . . . . The Real Co$t of That Week Away

To Vacation or Not To Vacation . . . . . That Is One Question?  But, not the only one.  The bigger question is what is the real Co$t of that week away?  The article below discusses 3 questions to answer before deciding to go on a vacation.Question 1:  To Vacation or Not To Vacation?It's summer-time, and people take vacations --    - People in companies that you want
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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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