Good Closing Questions to Ask a Hiring Manager at the Interview

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The job interview is like a sales presentation with you being the product for sale. Just like any sales call you never leave without asking some closing questions. These questions are important to understand where you stand in the process and what the process is. These below questions are good closers to ask the hiring manager. You need to understand what the interview process will be and something about the other candidates that you are competing against. You also need to understand what they think of you as you prepare to enter the next round of the process. Make sure that you have answer...
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Empathize

Understand what companies are looking for.
See yourself through the employer's eyes. Empathize. When you go on a job interview, your primary goal is usually to get a job offer. Have you ever thought what the goal of the interviewer is? That is what it means to empathize. Once you do that you may be surprised that their main goal may not be to simply to find a candidate. Is it to learn about you? The industry? The competition? The candidate pool that is currently on the job search market? To complete a requirement put in place by their boss to interview a certain amount of outside candidates so they can justify hiring an internal candi...
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How to Get a Job Without Experience

how to get a job without experience
Shifting the focus from experience to expertise is how to get a job without experience. On of the biggest challenges for people starting their career is how to get a job without experience. There is a big difference between experience and expertise. A baseball player who has been playing minor league baseball for 15 years may have a lot of experience but a professional big league baseball player who has been playing for 5 years and has been to the World Series has the expertise. Who would you want on your team? Experience doesn’t necessarily give you the advantage in the job market; expertise...
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How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation
Sometimes an employer may ask for you to supply them with a letter of recommendation either with your resume or before or during the job interview. How to ask for a letter of recommendation from a trusted manager or colleague to use through out your job search is very important. Employers heavily weigh letters of recommendation and references for the main reason that you have no control over the conversation your potential employer will have with a former employer. Let's face it, you can write whatever you want on your resume. The employer will not know that you are lying for the most part ...
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Rapport Building

Sales Associate Resume
Rapport building during your job interview is extremely important. Your resume showed that you have the skills they want, that is why they called you in to interview. Now they have to decide if they like you enough to hire you. Here are our top 15 rapport building tips. 1. Look for items that offer some insight into the personality and culture of the company and the interviewer you are meeting. Simple things can be used as an ice breaker. If you see a picture of the interviewer’s kids playing soccer, you should be asking “how their season went?” 2. Do not sit until the interviewer is sea...
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How to Nail an Interview with Body Language

How to Nail an Interview with Body Language
Leaning how to nail an interview with body language is something that most job seekers do not even think about. How you say something is just as important as what you say. When you first meet the hiring authority during your job interview, your handshake should be firm and strong, but not so strong that you crush the employer's fingers in your grip. Avoid giving a limp handshake. The interviewer will probably indicate with a gesture where you are to sit. Once seated, don't slouch but sit erect and with a very slight forward lean during the job interview. To slouch in your chair during a ...
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Job Interview Tips

Job interview tips
Job Interview Tips for Asking Questions It is extremely important to ask your potential employer questions during the job interview. What you ask the employer obviously matters. It is also important to understand how to ask these questions. How you say something can impact you just as much as what you say. There are questions that you can ask during the job interview that can make you appear self centered and not concerned about the well being of the potential employer. These can include questions regarding salary, benefits, and fringe benefits during the first interview. Keep these questi...
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Preparing for an Interview

Job Interview Tips
Properly preparing for an interview can take a lot of stress away from an interaction that many job seekers fear. You have worked hard for it and it is here, the day of the interview. Now what? A job interview is one of the most stressful situations you can find yourself in. By properly preparing for an interview,  you will do great. Here are some tips to get yourself ready for success on the day of your interview. 1) Have a day planner; it shows that you are organized. 2) Prepare a manila folder to bring to the meeting. Include in the folder a. Company information (annual reports, sal...
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Common Job Interview Mistakes

Common Job Interview Mistakes
Mistake #1: Arriving late for your job interview is the first impression that will not go away. Make the mistake of arriving late for your job interview and no matter what the excuse you will probably not be able to recover. Employers wonder, "Will you also come to work late?" Mistake #2: Expressing bad, negative and corrosive attitudes during the job interview is a classic mistake. If you tend to be negative, overbearing, extremely aggressive, cynical and opinionated to the extreme it will cost you the job. Expressing intolerance and prejudices towards others is also a common job interview...
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Interview Questions Not to Ask

Bad Interview Questions
I have been a hiring authority in one form or another with many companies. During that time I have interviewed thousands of people for various positions. Below is a list of actual examples of questions you should not ask during your job interview. The only reason to ask any of these questions to a potential employer is if you don't want to get the job. I narrowed it down not by what the most bizarre and bad job interview questions were but by the most common questions. To this day I am surprised how many interviewees question the importance of showing up on time for work. That is probably t...
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