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The articles in this section cover topics ranging from common resume blunders to understanding hiring managers' criteria.


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Research, Research and Research before a Job Interview

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Interview Preparation — Do It the Right Way!

Interviewing is 90 percent preparation and 10 percent application. So prepare and you'll feel more relaxed, confident, and on top of things during the interview.

Fear of interviewing? Know These Secrets

An interview is a dialogue between two people. What you give is what you get. So be proactive. Ask questions and initiate discussion.

Negotiating Your Salary Package

You don't have to accept the first salary offer. You can negotiate.

10 Tips for Setting Yourself Apart from Other Job Candidates
By Lancelot Larsen

During the 2004 Summer Olympics, there was a swim meet that Michael Phelps won. To the naked eye it looked like one or two other swimmers reached the end of the pool at the same time. Although it could not be clearly seen with all the water and hands flashing about, one finger hit the gizmo one second — if that — sooner than the others. But who could tell? The trust was in the power of the gizmo itself.

How to Answer Questionable Questions in a Job Interview
By Emily Sanderson

''Whether the question is legal or not, you still might have an incentive to answer it,'' says Bill Coleman, senior vice president and chief compensation officer at, regarding how to respond to questions in a job interview that may be too personal.

Negotiating Your Terms
By Brooke Heath

Finally you receive the call and hear the words you've been anxiously waiting to hear: ''We would like to extend you the job offer for...'' But alas, your excitement dies when the offer, for some reason or another, isn't exactly what you were expecting to hear. Maybe the money isn't what you thought it would be, the benefits aren't so great, or your vacation time isn't what you expected.

The Offer's In: Now What?
By Brooke Heath

The interview went well—very well, in fact—and you're anxiously waiting for the big moment when you receive the offer. What now?

After the Interview: It's Not Over Yet!
By Brooke Heath

So, you just had your interview. Now all you can do is sit by the phone and wait for the call, right? Wrong! The worst thing that you can do at this point is be passive. The hiring process is not over until you hear the words ''We'd like to offer you the position'' or ''We've decided to go with someone else.'' Until then, you should be taking certain steps to ensure that you are still fresh in the interviewers' minds.

Interviewing Techniques
By Hardeep Arora

The English dictionary defines the term interview as, "Part of the selection process, usually the final portion of an examination, for the purpose of evaluating education, experience, and personal qualifications of the applicant. Also known as the meeting between a prospective applicant and an appointing power (manager) in order to discuss appointment to a specific vacancy." The quickest and most accurate way to gain information and understand an applicant, and, incidentally, the simplest way for the interviewer to give information is a process called behavioral interviewing.

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