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How to Come Across as Authentic in a Job Interview

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One of the most important outcomes of a job interview is for both you and the employer to evaluate each other to make sure you’re both a good fit for each other culture and personality-wise. Showing the interviewer that you are genuinely interested in the position will go a long way toward landing the job. A few questions the employer is trying to answer are:

  • What are you like to work with?
  • Are you sincerely excited about the opportunity?
  • Do ...
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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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Interview with the Owner: What Candidates Should Know

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Mike Trewhella is a 25-year veteran of the specialty staffing industry. He formerly served as a Group President of a $1 billion staffing organization and has been an owner of Impact Business Group from its inception 14 years ago.

 

  1. What makes someone a good candidate for one of iMPact’s job opportunities, and what’s the best way to engage with a recruiter?

    The clients determine the type of candidate that they seek from a technical, personality and communication standpoint. We ...

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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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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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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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12 Signs That Your Job Interview Went Well

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It’s difficult to know exactly how a job interview went, and how you compare to other interviewees in the eyes of the interviewer. But there are a few signs to look out for to give you an idea if the interview went your way. Even if you had a great interview and feel like you knocked it out of the park, make sure to follow-up with the employer after the interview.

 

  1. Interview went longer than planned

    Hiring managers ...

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