Signs Your Job Interview Went Well [Webinar Recording]

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September Job Talk Webinar Recording

In our September Job Talk, iMPact Partner, Matt Peal, shares insights on how to tell if your job interview went well, and what to do if things aren’t going as planned. Topics covered include:

  • Interview going longer than planned
  • Interviewer told YOU what you’d be doing in your new role
  • The interviewer introduced you to your potential colleagues or other decision makers
  • You were invited to a second interview
  • You’re asked about other ...
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How to Ask Work-Life Balance Questions in an Interview

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In a monster.com poll, over 80% of employees indicated that they are unhappy with their work-life balance. In an interview, just like candidates try to portray themselves in the best possible light, companies will do the same and paint the position in a good light; not always pointing out any negatives that might come with the job. One of the most important things candidates try to learn about is work-life balance, which can mean very different ...

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How to Answer Interview Questions About Your Qualifications

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Once you’ve been called in for an interview, the employer has already determined that you have the skills and qualifications to perform the job. At this point they’re trying to get to know each candidate better to narrow the field and determine who will be the best fit for the position and organization. When questions come up about your qualifications, be ready with responses to demonstrate why you will be a good fit.

The interviewer may ask you ...

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6 Ways to Avoid Appearing Untrustworthy to an Employer

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One of the most important things an interviewer will try to determine during the interview process is how trustworthy you are as a candidate. Before a potential interview even takes place, they will be looking for signs as to how reliable a candidate is. They may ask some questions directly aimed at finding that out, but there are also many indirect signals you’ll send that you may not be aware of that could give off the wrong ...

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Why Being Dishonest on Your Resume Will Backfire

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According to Inc.com, as many as 85% of job applicants are not totally truthful on their resume. As tempting as it may be to adjust a few details here and there on your resume to make yourself look better and improve your chances to get a call back and an interview, the risks of doing so are not worth it. You could end up losing a job offer, damage your reputation or get fired if found out.

 

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Conversation with an HR Manager: How to Stand out Against Other Candidates

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We talked to the HR Manager at one of our West Michigan clients about what they look for in an ideal candidate during the interview process. They’re a manufacturer providing metal processing, metal finishing, powder coating, assemblies, and supply chain management at our three facilities.  They primarily manufacture custom furniture and automotive parts.

 

  1. What do you look for in an ideal candidate?

I look for the obvious things such as longevity with previous employers, relevant experience, etc. Other things ...

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We Asked Our Client: What Do You Look For In a Potential Candidate?

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One of the most frustrating parts of the job application and interviewing process is knowing what the hiring manager or recruiter is looking for in a candidate, or what will impress them enough during an interview to want to call you back for a second interview. We asked a few of our clients to give some insight into what they are looking for in a candidate.

 

We asked the Human Resource Manager of one of our client companies. ...

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How to Negotiate a Higher Salary [March Job Talk Webinar]

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View the webinar recording here:

Join us for an interactive and engaging webinar on March 28th to learn more about how to approach a salary negotiation. iMPact’s Partner Matt Peal will discuss best practices, share inside advice and take all of your questions live during this webinar. If you’re not able to attend live, no worries, go ahead and register, and we will send you a link to the recording.

Presenter: Matt Peal, iMPact ...

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Ways to Research a Company Before an Interview [Recruiter Video Tip]

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Preparing for an interview is one of the most important, and sometimes overlooked aspects in the interviewing process. iMPact’s recruiter Philip Champion shares a few insights on what job seekers should do to research a company prior to an interview.

  • Company strengths
  • How they compare to their competition
  • Common connections
  • How’s their financial health

When working with iMPact Business Group, our recruiters will help you prepare for your interview and share relevant information about the company ...

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6 Steps to Negotiating a Higher Salary

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Don’t leave money on the table. Here are 6 things to keep in mind when negotiating for a higher salary with your new employer.

 

Know your value

Before you can negotiate a salary with an employer, you’ll need to determine how much you’re worth. If you’ve held similar positions you may already have a good idea of what your salary should be. There are also numerous resources online where you can see how much others who hold similar positions ...

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