How To Get Through A Job Interview When You’re Awkward

  If social skills aren’t one of your strengths, you’re probably very familiar with how it impacts your job experience. You’ve been through job interviews in the past that you were sure you qualified for, but you can’t ever seem to get the job. The unspoken reason you weren’t hired is one you understand by

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Interview Attire Tips for the Ladies

Gentlemen have it easy: a clean suit, collared shirt and conservative tie and they’re polished and good to go for their interview. With so many options and so many places to go wrong, it’s a different story for the ladies. I say the following not to start a rant about fairness, but simply to acknowledge

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Interview Tips – Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

The interview, that thrilling, foreboding obstacle to employment. Like any obstacle course, there are the expected sand traps, walls and worse yet- surprises. The key to successfully handling this is preparation, and recognizing that the majority of the situation is in your control- you can go to the gym to prep for your 5K, or

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Voice Coaching – Consider this technique for landing a job in finance

Voice coaching, originally connected to the music industry where singers aim to improve their singing techniques and develop their voices through specialized practices in breathing, diction and pronunciation, is now considered a valuable tool for career advancement in numerous industries, but especially for candidates attempting to land finance jobs. Research in communication is showing that voice

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Ace That Interview: 3 Tips for Job Seekers in Finance

So you want to know how to find a job in finance? The answer to that is multi-faceted, as with finding a job in any other industry. There’s the process of developing a professional resume, networking, searching online for job openings, etc. But when all of that is said and done, and you have your

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Job Search and Interviews: Dressing for Events

I generally try to avoid jumping on the bandwagon, but having been a fan of The Great Gatsby long before Jay-Z and Baz Luramann decided to bring their version to the big screen, I feel comfortable confessing that Gatsby was my inspiration for the topic of this post. While there are several provocative themes in

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Fluent Interview-ese: Common Interview Flubs and How to Avoid Them

Are you fluent in Interview-ese? As a recruiter, this is my pet term for overused, clichéd, and sometimes red-flag-bearing answers that I hear all the time from potential candidates. I know in most cases that these candidates are trying to get the best impression across, but unfortunately they often seem canned and overwrought. In the

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Interview Tip: The Silent Treatment

I just read this article in Inc. Magazine and it contains one of the best interview techniques I have heard this year.  It advocates asking less questions and particularly using a period of silence after more introspective questions.  Most people have an aversion to lulls or silence. So how do we use and confront this

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Interview Attire – Tips for Gentlemen

How you dress and present yourself can determine if you get a job or not. You choose the clothes that you put on, so what you choose and how you wear it can project a lot of non-verbal cues that could make or break a deal. A well fitting suit combined with the right tie

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Common Finance Interview Questions and what they’re REALLY asking for

After participating in more interviews than I’d like to remember, I’ve come to this conclusion: interviewers LOVE to ask open ended questions—“so tell us about yourself,” “where do you see yourself in 5 years,” etc—but that doesn’t mean they are not looking for a particular answer.   Interviews, like most communication in business, don’t always

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