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Ingenious Interview Thursdays
Make no mistake. Everyone knows how to interview but only the cream of the crop know how to interview ingeniously. You need to be ingenious to get an offer instead of your competition.  Read weekly tips on how you can stand out from the crowd, conquer your fears about interviewing and approach them with newfound confidence.

Mock Interviews Without the Mocking Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

We've all heard the expression that practice makes perfect. That expression could not be more true when it comes to interviewing. A first interview is very similar to a first date. Two people are trying to evaluate whether they should take their relationship to the next level or end it once and for all. Both events cause anxiety about what to say, what to wear, and how to act. When you are dating, you practice over and over again. So shouldn't you practice interviewing too? Absolutely!

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Interview Nerves Be Gone! Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

If you think that regular one-on-one interviews are the most intimidating thing on the planet, you clearly have not yet experienced the group or the video conference interview. I'll bet that one day we'll look back and laugh at how primitive our interviews styles were as we watch our robots do it all for us. Don't laugh – George Jetson didn't.

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Food for Thought Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

Interviewing for a job will rattle your nerves more than delivering a presentation in front of 10,000 of your peers. It is for that reason that I recommend you avoid any possible interactions with any of the five food groups during these stressful encounters.

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Passion = Perfection Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

Let’s say that you’re a hiring manager at a TV network and you are trying to choose between three qualified candidates for a receptionist position. Candidate A has 7 years of experience as a receptionist at a bank; Candidate B has 3 years of experience as a receptionist at a medical device company; Candidate C has 12 years of experience as a receptionist at a competing TV network. Who would you hire?

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Good Timing Is Key Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

One of the worst things that can happen to you on your big day is to be late for your interview. It will add a heightened level of stress to your already anxious state.

Always plan to be in the general vicinity of your interview at least 30 minutes before it is scheduled. For those of you who believe time is infinite, shoot for an hour before. If you’re driving, try a dry run the night before to make sure that your GPS won’t get you lost (blaming your GPS works a lot better than blaming yourself). If you’re train-ing or bus-ing or boat-ing or ferry-ing, add a bunch of extra time for the passenger who will undoubtedly choose the day of your interview to get sick. You can thank Murphy and his Laws for that.

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Drawn from my 18 years of experience and research in recruiting and Human Resources, my blog posts are intended to provide insight into what corporate recruiters and Human Resource professionals look for when they are evaluating your qualifications. Simply reading these blogs will not guarantee you success. However, consistently applying the strategies mentioned, as well as developing your own personal interview style, will greatly enhance your chances of victory amidst the competition. I wish you the best of luck with your search as you begin to take charge of your career!