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Let’s Get You Ready for Your Phone Interview

By Brenda Goburn Smith / March 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Let’s Get You Ready for Your Phone Interview

Hiring Managers and Recruiters are Screening for Risks They want to validate your qualifications and see if you’re a fit. The goal is to discover who you are, what you can contribute, what you know about the company, and why you want to work there. A phone interview can quickly get those answers. Important: Likely, the…

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The Awkward Handshake

By Brenda Goburn Smith / March 12, 2020 / Comments Off on The Awkward Handshake

The handshake in a business setting is a long-standing tradition. A firm handshake is often used as a judgment of character. How will you navigate the new societal norms graciously and stay mindful of the health of everyone? When job searching or interviewing, the best strategy is to follow the lead of the interviewer. If…

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Let’s Get You Ready for Your Video Interview

By Brenda Goburn Smith / March 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Let’s Get You Ready for Your Video Interview

Take a deep breath. You got this. You probably use or know about FaceTime or Skype with friends. In this instance, it is a job interview, so the situation is a bit more formal. This time the objective is to convey career information, establish your credentials/value, present your personality and attributes. Easy. Let’s Get You…

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Let’s Get You Ready for Your Digital Interview – Computer Recorded Questions

By Brenda Goburn Smith / March 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Let’s Get You Ready for Your Digital Interview – Computer Recorded Questions

Digital interviews are cost-effective for companies. They allow a first-level screening with little staff time and no travel for all parties involved.   Talking to a camera or computer without human input or responses may feel unnatural and nerve-wracking. However, you will receive instructions about what is expected of you and how to respond. Listen…

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Let’s Get You Ready for Your In-Person Interview

By Brenda Goburn Smith / March 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Let’s Get You Ready for Your In-Person Interview

Most job seekers are so happy to receive an invitation to an interview they seldom think beyond going in to answer a few questions. The truth is you need a strategy. It would help if you determined your desired outcome. You need to know what the company needs and how to present your value as…

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