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Interview tip: How to talk about your weakness

When someone asks you, in an interview, “What is your weakness?” do not give a bullshit answer. Saying something like, “I pay too much attention to detail” is actually a terrible answer for someone who is getting hired to do

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Be your real self in an interview

Interview adage: If you can't get hired being your true self, you don't want to work there. Life adage: If you're not comfortable showing your true self then you probably have a disconnect between who you are and who you

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The science of love at first sight

This is what the farm looks like when you drive up to it. For a while, I thought that the farm is really what I fell in love with. I felt an overwhelming sense that I belonged on this farm

Posted in Interviewing, Networking

Announcing another live video chat and something else.

It is not lost on me that my blog is slowly becoming a platform to announce video chats. So I think I’m going to have to do some fast confessing so that you guys don’t all unsubscribe. I’m getting married

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4 Types of questions get us in trouble

How far you get, in almost anything, is limited mainly by your ability to ask good questions. The problem is that we are not taught to ask good questions. We're trained to answer questions. But only answering questions doesn't make

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Interview well by knowing what’s coming

One of the biggest mistakes you can make going into an interview is thinking you'll do well because you're perfect for the job. Everyone who got an interview is a potential perfect fit for the job. That's how they got

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How to deal with reference checks

Reference checks used to matter a lot. Fifty years ago. When people only changed jobs twice in their life, and they didn't know anyone outside of their company, it made sense that the second company called the first company. Then,

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Three ways to give a good interview, and one way to shake things up

I do a lot of interviews. At least two or three a week — ranging from CNN to local newspapers. And no matter where the interview is running, there are some things you need to know about doing a good

Posted in Interviewing, Promoting yourself

Three tips for job hunting, and one good book

A lot of times we think we know what we’re doing in the job hunt, and then someone surprises us with information we didn’t think of. My latest bunch of surprises came from the book, What Does Somebody Have to

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The answer to the toughest interview question

There’s a lot of advice on this blog about how to interview: Tell good stories, ask good questions, be a closer. But here’s only one most important thing to remember: when it comes to discussing your potential salary, never give

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