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  • Video: Second Round Interviews
    on Jan 24, 2011 in Interviews
    Q: What is different about 2nd Round interviews? What should I stress in the next round? How do I even get past the first round? How do I get the callback?See http://www.wallstreetoasis.com for my fifth video guest post.Are you wondering How to Get...
  • Video: Skills vs. Tasks
    on Jan 24, 2011 in Cover Letters Interviews
    Q: Firms all want prior experience - how do I enter a field without it? What do I market without industry experience? What should interns and first-time job seekers stress?I answer these and more during my sixth video guest post at http://www.wallst...
  • Video: "Walk Me Through Your Resume"
    on Dec 20, 2010 in Interviews
    Q: How should we approach "Walk me Through Your Resume"? I address how to answer this famous question, and how your interviewer's actions during your answer indicates what she knows about you.This is Part III of my video guest posts at http://www.wa...
  • Video: Who Gets Promoted?
    on Dec 20, 2010 in Interviews
    Q: Who gets promoted? What do managers look for when offering a promotion? Who should you focus on building relationships with? I answer these and more during my fourth video guest post at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com.Are you wondering How to Get...
  • Video: Who Gets the Offer?
    on Nov 24, 2010 in Interviews
    Q: Who gets the offer? Which candidates do interviewers remember? How early in the interview can the decision be made?I answer these and more during my next video guest post at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com.Are you wondering How to Get Hired? Join...
  • What's Worse Than Not Knowing?
    on Nov 22, 2010 in Interviews
    Q: If an interviewer asks a technical question we don't know, how should we respond? Should we talk through some related information or guess?Don't guess, and don't try to answer a related question. You probably won't get away with it. Doing so entai...
  • Video: Answering "Your Greatest Weakness"
    on Nov 22, 2010 in Interviews
    Q: How should we answer the "What is Your Biggest Weakness" question?See my video guest post about this common yet tricky interview question at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com.Are you wondering How to Get Hired? Join the discussion on my Facebook Grou...
  • Thank You for Nothing
    on Oct 27, 2010 in Job Hunting
    Q: Has a thank you letter from an interviewee ever made you hire her? How about a candidate calling HR to "check how the search is going"?Thank you notes are another gauge of a candidate's interest in working at a particular job. However, just as som...
  • Why Alumni Won't Help You
    on Oct 17, 2010 in Job Hunting
    Q: How should we approach alumni? How direct can we be about looking for an internship or job?Alumni can be a great source; they can help you understand the skills necessary for certain jobs and the culture of different firms. But, be careful with a...
  • Who Cares About Cover Letters?
    on Oct 9, 2010 in Cover Letters
    Q: Why do employers care about cover letters? What can I communicate with a cover letter that isn't on my resume?A cover letter serves a number of specific purposes for an employer. First, it is an indication of how interested the prospective employe...
  • Answering "Tell Me About Yourself"
    on Oct 2, 2010 in Interviews
    Q: Is the "tell me about yourself" interview opener a make-or-break question, or more of a 5 minute warm-up where I can share where I was born, my story, and what I am interested in?Well, first off, you should never spend 5 minutes answering any ques...
  • How to Get Hired - The Ebook
    on Sep 29, 2010 in Job Hunting
    My free Ebook, How to Get Hired: Staying Out of the "No" Pile, is now yours to read, download, and share.Learn inside: The secret Four-Step Method recruiters follow to choose job candidates. The checklists employers use to make hiring decisions.
  • Your Biggest Weakness
    on Sep 18, 2010 in Interviews
    Q: How should we answer "tell me your biggest weakness"? I have heard we should work in a strength as the answer.Bad advice. The “it's-a-weakness-but-really-a-strength” response will highlight a true weakness: a lack of self-awareness.The purpose...
  • Surprise! Nobody Cares
    on Jun 28, 2010 in Cover Letters Interviews
    Q: For interviews and cover letters, I've heard that the best way to show interest in a firm is to give historical facts (founding date, important deals) or logistics (number of employees). How often should we work these in?Yikes, what bad advice. Th...
  • Interviewers Love Their Competitors
    on Jun 28, 2010 in Interviews
    Q: If an interviewer asks if I have applied to other companies, including competitors, should I be frank?Yes, it is okay to tell them that you are interviewing with their competitors. This will actually give them some level of comfort, since it shows...
  • Changing Your Resume and Cover Letter
    on Jun 20, 2010 in Cover Letters
    Q: Should I make a new resume for each company I apply to? How different should each cover letter be?It is perfectly fine to customize your resume and cover letter for each opportunity. Your goal when doing this will be to highlight your particular s...
  • on Jun 20, 2010 in Cover Letters
    Q: Should I make a new resume for each company I apply to? How different should each cover letter be?It is perfectly fine to customize your resume and cover letter for each opportunity. Your goal when doing this will be to highlight your particular s...
  • Interivew Skills are NOT Social Skills
    on Jun 1, 2010 in Interviews
    Q: I keep being told that good interview skills are equivalent to good social skills. Isn't preparation basically for people who cannot carry on a normal conversation? I mean, we are just giving a few soundbites and talking about ourselves, right? We...
  • Interview Skills are NOT Social Skills
    on Jun 1, 2010 in Interviews
    Q: I keep being told that good interview skills are equivalent to good social skills. Isn't preparation basically for people who cannot carry on a normal conversation? I mean, we are just giving a few soundbites and talking about ourselves, right? We...
  • Answering "Why This Industry?"
    on May 26, 2010 in Interviews
    Q: How should I answer the infamous "Why are you interested in this field?" question?First off, the general reason for the question is that the interviewer wants to determine how serious you are about the particular field he or she is interviewing yo...
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