Category: Interview Tips

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How to get “A Free Lunch”

In the scope of the universe, your first job out of school is not the biggest decision you will ever make. This choice that you make at 22 years old will not change the course of the rest of your life. Yes it is important, and worth taking seriously, but not worth losing sleep over...

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What is a Decision Matrix?

Using a Matrix I am a total nerd about this whole job selection thing, that’s why I’m writing a book about it. But stay with me a little longer and the idea of a decision matrix might just change your whole life- I know it changed mine forever. What is a decision matrix? A decision...

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Negotiating Compensation

The dreaded negotiation! How much money should you ask for? What benefits do you want? What comes standard at most jobs? What other cool stuff can you get thrown into your contract that you don’t even know about yet? Negotiating is a delicate task. A lot depends on your company and your position. If you...

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Research to Make an Informed Career Decision

My job search really started my sophomore year when I got involved on campus in my college, attending expos and career fairs, interviewing for internships, meeting recruiters and alumni. I invested an incredible amount of time into researching and investigating different companies and industries, and I changed my mind hundreds of times. The most important...

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Timing is Everything when Interviewing with Multiple Companies

The goal of all this work of perfecting your resume, networking, and interviewing is to get an offer. If you work hard I predict you will receive multiple offers, but it can be difficult to balance conducting relationships with multiple companies, especially within an industry where you may be interviewing with competitors. This balancing act...

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What to do After the Interview

Follow-up after the interview The interview is over, you made it through alive, but you still haven’t gotten the offer. There are a few things you can do that will greatly increase your chances of a second interview or an offer. The Thank You Card Always write a thank you card. Think about when you...

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What is Personal Branding?

I have had a lot of people ask me recently “What is Personal Branding?” and “How can I create a Personal Brand?” Today I will share with you my very simple answer to this seemingly very complex question. What is Personal Branding? In essence I think that personal branding is just a word, or cluster of...

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Top Resume Questions Answered (Part 3)

This is the third and final post answering common resume questions. If I missed one of your burning questions send me an email with your question and I will address it in another post. 11) What do I do about references? When you go to interview for a full time job, and often even for...

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Top Resume Questions Answered (Part 2)

Here is the list of common resume questions continued from yesterday. To see the first 5 questions click here. 6) What if all my jobs and accomplishments take up more than 1 page? Make it all fit on one page. The type size can be as small at 10 pt and margins as small as...

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Top Resume Questions Answered (Part 1)

A good resume is a crucial tool in your job search. It’s so easy to have your resume work for you, and even easier for it to work against you. I made my very first resume when I was in middle school and have probably been through 20 different drafts since then. A resume is...

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