Immediate Signs the Interview Went Well

After an interview has been completed and the job seeker has returned home, the questions from friends and family will usually start coming in. It is generally the same question being asked, “How did the interview go?”  When this question is asked, the job seeker...

Use the Interview to Uncover a Bad Manager

Traditionally, the view of the job interview is that it is a way for an employer to evaluate the candidates for an open position. This view is traditionally one-sided in its vision, and it is all about what the Hiring Manager needs to get to a decision point. Of...

Successful Small Talk

For many people, the thought of starting or participating in “small talk” is a nerve-wracking proposition. For those who have perhaps not heard the term before, “small talk” is a polite conversation about unimportant or uncontroversial matters, especially as engaged...

The Night Before the Job Interview

There is perhaps nothing more nerve wracking than the night before a big job interview. If it is truly a position that you want (and this is probably a way to tell if it is), then you will probably feel the stomach “butterflies” similar to other really notable events...

Warming Up to the Ice Breaker

An experienced job seeker will know the tone of the interview after the initial greeting between the Hiring Manager and the candidate. Most trained Interviewers will begin the conversation with what has been labeled as an “ice breaker” question or comment. The Hiring...

How and When to Ask for Job Search Feedback

A common frustration of job seekers who have received some rejection during their search, is the lack of feedback received during the process. Infrequently, however, does a job seeker seek out feedback from the Hiring Manager or Recruiter, either during or after...

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