En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Job Interview

The Strong Interest Inventory

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: November 4, 2014 at 9:45 am

It’s extremely important to find out what makes you tick and to know your strengths and weaknesses. This will not only help you during interviews but also guide you in the right career direction. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® is typically the assessment you take in college or high school, but what is the Strong Interest Inventory®... » Read Full Article

Why You May Not Be as Ready for Your Interview as You Think

AUTHOR: Ryan Hickey
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POSTED: July 15, 2014 at 9:44 am

Most people get apprehensive about interviews, whether they’re for an academic program or for a job. It is the part of the process over which you have the least amount of control — but that doesn’t mean you’re out of control. Follow these four tips to put your best foot forward in your next interview.... » Read Full Article

6 Ways to Nail Your 90-Day Plan

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: April 8, 2014 at 10:25 am

Have you gone to an interview and been asked “if hired, what will you achieve in the first 90 days?” It’s important for the hiring manager to envision what you will do for the organization, what impact you will have, and what you’re able to achieve. Here are three tips to help prepare you and... » Read Full Article

Tips For a Successful Phone Interview

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: December 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Many companies now prefer to do a phone interview before bringing the candidate on-site. So how should you prepare yourself for this first step in the hiring process in order to make a good impression? Know who is calling Make sure to take note of the interviewer’s name or the names of the people calling. It’s... » Read Full Article

Getting an Interview? These Valuable Tips Can Help You Land the Job

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Receiving a job prospect call and getting an interview can be the beginning of a lucrative career, depending on how you present yourself to prospective employers. In today’s competitive job market, even high quality candidates may be overlooked or turned down for positions for any number of reasons. But one sure-fire way to kill any chance at... » Read Full Article

Dress for Interview Success

AUTHOR: Ashlie Hadden
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POSTED: October 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

Are you preparing to interview for a creative position or at a startup? Let your personality shine through! Don’t get caught up in interview wardrobe stereotypes. Step outside the boring box and show the interviewer what you are really made of. This is your chance to make a stellar first impression and can set the... » Read Full Article

Pitching Yourself: 5 Practical Resume and Interview Tips for Job Seekers

AUTHOR: Brian Rashid
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POSTED: September 17, 2013 at 7:24 am

When you hear the word “pitch,” what comes to mind? In a world where our job market is saturated, the association with buzzwords in resumes or during interviews, without proven results of what you’ve done, is increasingly frowned upon. Some hiring managers and recruiters associate “pitch” with the guy at the networking event, martini in one... » Read Full Article