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Job Focused Websites

It’s been a while since we’ve posted information about applying for jobs. Since you’re probably reading this post on a computer, we’ll give you a small sampling of some great job focused websites that will make your next move so much smoother.

If you haven’t signed up for the Daily Muse, I highly suggest getting on their mailing list. Instead of simply posting stagnant job information, their articles directly target job searchers with information about trending businesses, advice about moving ahead in current positions, guidance about constructing a resume that will stand out to potential employers, the roles of social media in job searching and networking, and hot-topic articles that are relevant to all workers.

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Preparing for the Interview

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Preparing for the Interview

Throughout our job search discussions, we haven’t talked much about what to do when you land an interview. While this can be the most stressful step, it is something you can (and should!) prepare for. And preparation goes a long way.

The interview process will be different for every company/organization. With so many applicants, some companies are holding group interviews. If the position is in a different city, you might be asked for a phone or even a Skype interview. Despite this, there is basic crossover across all types–individual and group interviews, in-person and virtual–and across employment types–full- and part-time positions, internships, consulting jobs, etc.

 

 

As soon as you land the interview, start preparing right away:

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Homework for your next interview

Homework doesn’t stop when you finish school. If this is your first interview, or your tenth, here are some great tips for getting ready to meet your future boss:

Stay up-to-date with your industry.
Research the company you’re applying to.
Prepare and rehearse answers to basic interview questions and research potential industry-specific questions.
Be confident.
Be polite.

To read more, check out Before the Interview, Do Your Homework from Eileen Zimmerman at the New York Times.