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Career Tips, Insights and Career Advice by Paul Freiberger

Put Yourself in the Interviewer's Shoes

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The job interview is not the place to confess your mistakes. It is not the time to demonstrate your weaknesses or let the interviewer know many of your faults. You will be asked about weaknesses, faults and mistakes for sure. These are traps, aimed at excluding you, and if you ...

Sell Me This Pen: How to answer the key sales job interview question

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Sell me this pen. If you’re in sales, that’s the task you’re likely to be given in a job interview. Sooner or later, an interviewer will reach into his pocket, pull out a pen and ask you to hit him with your very best pitch - "sell me ...

How to Succeed In a Panel Interview

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Imagine you've been asked to read a book to your child's first grade class. You're a little bit nervous when you get to the school, but you take a deep breath and open the door to the classroom. That's when you notice the cameras and are ...

The First Thirty Seconds of a Job Interview

It's highly unlikely that you'll ever walk into a job interview and be given the position after only 30 seconds. However, while this lightning-in-a-bottle scenario is incredibly unlikely, the truth is that you can very easily eliminate any chance of getting a job within that same short amount ...

Job Interview Tip: How to Achieve Success in a Panel Interview

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Imagine you've been asked to read a book to your child's first grade class. You're a little bit nervous when you get to the school, but you take a deep breath and open the door to the classroom. That's when you notice the cameras and are ...

The First Thirty Seconds of a Job Interview

Job interview advice from a professional career counselor.

It's highly unlikely that you'll ever walk into a job interview and be given the position after only 30 seconds. While this lightning-in-a-bottle scenario is incredibly unlikely, the truth is that you can easily eliminate any chance of getting a job within that same short amount of time ...

The Job Interviewer Asks: How Do You Handle Stress and Pressure?

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In any job interview, you’re bound to be hit with one or more “behavioral” questions, the ones that ask you to describe your response to real or hypothetical work situations, and one of the more popular questions concerns your reaction to stressful situations in the workplace. It’s a ...

Mistakes C-Level Job Seekers Make: Part 3

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Mistakes in the Executive InterviewIn many ways, mistakes made in the executive interview continue the theme established by mistakes in the resume. The common denominator is the sense among many executives that, to put it bluntly, they’re above all this. Their accomplishments should speak for themselves. Given their successful ...

Who Wrote Your Executive Resume? The Correct Answer for the Executive Job Seeker May Surprise You

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Who wrote your resume? At first glance, that may seem like an odd question for a job interviewer or recruiter to ask an executive job candidate. Even if it’s not the first item on the interview agenda, however, reports from the interviewing front indicate that it comes up often ...

The Job Interview's Scientific Secret: Likeability

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We’re all only human. A great many job applicants may feel otherwise, but that distinction applies even to those members of the human race who conduct interviews. The interaction feels painfully artificial, but human emotion inevitably plays a part in each hiring decision. If feeling plays such a part ...

Navigating the Informational Interview

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Not every interview in your job search is a job interview. Consider the informational interview. An informational interview is a chance to meet briefly with someone in your field and talk about that person’s company, her career, and the industry as a whole. It’s as simple as that ...

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