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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4 Ways to Follow Up After a Job Interview

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After the job interview, whether you are still interested in the position or not, you’ll want to make it part of your interview strategy to follow up with the interviewer. Following up can give you the edge you need to get the job offer over others who interviewed for the position. But many job seekers are unsure of how and when it is appropriate to follow up. Here are a few tips:

  1. Ask about next steps before leaving ...
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Purpose of an Interview

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It is important to remember that the purpose of the interview is a two-way street, for the employer to find out if you are the best candidate for the job, and to find out if this is a good opportunity to you.

The employer will ask interview questions of you to answer these questions for the hiring manager or company:

Can you do the job?

  • Do you have the appropriate background, including education, skills, and experience?
  • Do you have the expertise ...
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7 Steps to be More Prepared for an Interview

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With these 7 minimal steps you will be more prepared for a job interview, and more than likely impress the interviewer than most.  A lasting impression is made in JUST 120 seconds!

1. Dress appropriately.

Do not overdress or underdress. Feel free to call the receptionist and ask what the dress code is, or search their website for in office pictures. Recruiters often help with this because they know the company culture. If you are working with a staffing ...

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Character in an Interview

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There are several ways to derail an interview and make the interviewer want to wrap things up quickly. One is the lack of character and values. While I could go into all the ways an interview could derail regarding character and values, I would like to discuss ways to make your character and values shine. Since there is quite a lengthy list of character traits, no matter the position you’re applying for, here are five that should ...

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Questions to NEVER Ask in a Job Interview

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In last week’s blog post I discussed questions to ask in an interview. In this blog post, I want to discuss questions NOT to ask in an interview.

Depending on the situation, some of these questions MAY be warranted, but you need to tread lightly. The way a questions is asked, and the timing if a question could offend the interviewer. Have you ever asked a question like this in an interview? What was ...

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