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Tell Me About Yourself: The Dos and Don’ts

Posted by John Carroll on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, In : Job Search 

“So, tell me about yourself.”
After saying hello, shaking hands and maybe exchanging a few comments about the weather, you may be faced with this intimidating imperative sentence.  Sure, you know exactly what to say when someone asks you how long you were at your last job or what you studied in school, but this open-ended interview starter might leave you struggling for the right words.  Here are some basic dos and don’ts to help you navigate this crucial first impression.

Do include pe...


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3 Tips for Following Up after an Interview

Posted by John Carroll on Monday, February 24, 2014, In : Job Search 

You nailed the interview. Now all that’s left to do is seal the deal with a thank you note. Having proper follow up after a job interview is as imperative as the interview itself. How you follow up can signal to the interviewer just as much as your formal interview. While playing the waiting game can be an unnerving task, you must remain patient while awaiting a response. Below are some of Watson Dwyer’s tips on how to follow up after an interview.  

Write It  

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5 Ways to Stay Organized During Your Job Search

Posted by John Carroll on Thursday, October 24, 2013, In : Job Search 

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been ‘lucky.’”

–Oprah Winfrey

When you’re on the hunt for your next great opportunity, it can feel like landing a job interview can rely so much on serendipity – meeting the right person at the exact right moment, running across a perfect posting while searching for something completely unrelated, or randomly running into an old friend who gives ...


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The Scoop on Acing a Phone Interview

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Job Search 

Phone interviews are hard for a variety of reasons. Firstly, they are usually shorter than an in-person interview, so you have to make a lasting impression in a quick amount of time. Secondly, they require you to make a first impression without ever seeing the employer face-to-face. Thirdly, having a physical barrier makes it harder to read the person on the other side. Because of these obstacles, preparing for a phone interview can present some new challenges.

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What Not To Wear: Interview Edition

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, September 20, 2013, In : Job Search 

Let’s start with stating the obvious: dressing for an interview is an integral part of the first impression you make. That statement seems straightforward, but in reality, making a good first impression and dressing for your interview in an appropriate way will always depend on the company, so research the employee etiquette at that company before you interview. For a general idea on what or what not to do, check out these guidelines:


Ask Around
To ensure that you dress the right way for yo...

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How to Really Research a Company for Your Interview

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : Job Search 

How to Really Research a Company for Your Interview

Part of thoroughly preparing for a job interview means collecting a good amount of research on the company you’re interviewing with. But let’s face it: sometimes you just don’t know where to start. Researching a company involves more than briefly skimming a website, and we’ve created a helpful list of tips to use to kick-start your research process.

Find specific aspects of the website to use when answering questions in your intervie...


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The Art of the First Impression

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, August 9, 2013, In : Job Search 
People tend to know the basics of what makes a good first impression on a job interview. You are told time and time again to dress professionally, show up early, and offer a firm handshake. While all of that is very important, it’s also equally important to realize the small habits we do out of comfort and familiarity that may not make the best professional impression.

For starters, it’s extremely important to be aware of your body language when arriving and settling into your first i...


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When does the interview start?

Posted by John Carroll on Friday, July 5, 2013, In : Job Search 

It might be a bit extreme to say that an interview starts when you leave home; however, it definitely starts well before you ever shake hands with anyone. Interviews can be stressful. Often times our focus is on how we plan to answer questions. We may be concerned about arriving on time. Or, possibly, we’re concerned about our appearance, that our clothes don’t wrinkle or that we don't have food stuck between our teeth. These are all legitimate issues to think about prior to an interview....


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