Tips on Salvaging A Shaky Interview

Job hunters who feel they made mistakes in interviews often fail to use one of the most effective tools at their disposal: a follow-up phone call. You may think that trying to bolster a shaky performance will only make matters worse, but you may be surprised at the results you get. Here’s what happened to

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Effective Interviewing Key To Making A Good Hire

The ability to conduct an effective interview is a critical skill for all hiring managers. Knowing how to screen for the right candidate will save you the headache of a bad hire and help you assemble an all-star team, says career coach Cynthia Shapiro, author of the book “Corporate Confidential.” The goal of every hiring

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Thinking Strategically – Beam Me Up!

The Star Trek transporter has just been invented. Spell out some of the effects on the transportation industry. Here’s another (actual) case which calls for strategy analysis. First of all, remember not to make any assumptions. Don’t apologize for not watching the show – ask your interviewer (who, if they’ve given you this question, is

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Questions to Expect: Teamwork

The quality search Interviewers, inevitably, seek the ideal candidate. To become this perfect hire, put yourself in the mind of the interviewer. Take a good look at yourself. What does this person look like? How does this person dress, and carry him or herself? Which qualities does this interviewee demonstrate in his or her answers?

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Controlling Jitters Before Your Interview

The prospect of sitting alone in a room with a stranger and talking about yourself can be terrifying. You certainly don’t want the stress to overwhelm you. If an interviewer’s strongest impression of you at the end of the interview is the sweat on your brow, quiver in your voice, and the twitches in your

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Dealing with Gaps in Employment

Resumes do not have to be an exhaustive, detailed history of everything you’ve ever done. They are marketing tools, highlighting key employment, significant skills, and credentials. A resume does not necessarily have to include every month or every year, nor does it have to even show those troublesome gaps at all.

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Interview Questions: Finance Interview Brainteasers

Perhaps even more so than tough finance questions, brainteasers can unnerve the most icy-veined, well-prepared finance candidate. Even if you know the relationships between inflation, bond prices and interest rates like the back of a dollar bill, all your studying may not help you when your interviewer asks you how many ping pong balls fit

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Acing Guesstimates

The best approach for a guesstimate or brainteaser question is to think of a funnel. You begin by thinking broadly, then slowly drill down towards the answer. Let’s look at this approach in context. Referring to our sample question, you know that you are looking for how many ping-pong balls fit in a 747 airplane.

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