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Preparing for the Job Interview

Once you've sent out resumes and cover letters, you will most likely interview (internally or externally) for a new position. Be sure your job documents and efforts aren't wasted by poor interview skills.

Everybody can produce a decent looking resume these days. But interview skills? They take some knowledge and some practice.

One of the best resources I've found on interview preparation is on Monster.com. Below are links to some of these articles. Your assignment is to answer the following questions:

1. What's the best way to handle a question like, "Tell me about your greatest weakness"?
2. Of the six basic interview mistakes, which one or ones are you most guilty of?
3. What is the proper way to follow up after you've completed the interview?
4. How can you handle nerves?
5. What should be your response when you are asked, "Do you have any questions for us?"
6. How should you respond during an initial interview when asked about the salary that you would like to have?

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Interview Prep
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Inside the Interview
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Interview Dos and Don'ts
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After the Interview
Making a good impression doesn't end when you walk out the door.

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