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More Need to Know Info on Landing the Interview

By Ryan Bradshaw
Faculty member, Retail Management at American Public University

“If I could only just get an interview then I could present my case and convince the committee I am their dream candidate.” Each year hundreds of thousands of individuals graduate from higher education and seek out a job. Added to this is an ever-changing job market where established professionals are frustrated by the fact that, despite their marked credentials, they cannot get past HR to the initial interview phase.

Acing the Telephone Interview

By Joey Trebif
Founder, CareerAlley

Let’s face it, applying for a job has never been easier. The Internet, smartphones, and cloud services have made it fairly simple and quick to apply to job postings “on the fly.” As a result, companies and recruiters sometimes get hundreds of responses to a single job posting. Recruiters and corporate HR departments have several methods for scaling down responses to a manageable pile, but that is a topic for another post.

The Key to Success in Your Next Job Interview

By Bobby Johnston
Ambassador and Alumnus at American Public University

The interview you have wanted and been thinking about since you started your search has arrived. You make the rundown through everything you believe you need. Best outfit, check. Reviewed all of the questions you believe they could ask, check. Good night’s sleep, check. Ok, you are ready to go--or so you think.

The first interview question throws you for a loop, “What do you know about our organization?” You pause, desperately trying to pull something out of your mind. Not knowing, you simply reply that you have not done much research on the company. Your failure to investigate the organization may have cost you the opportunity that you were so desperately seeking.

You Are Not Ready Until You Know These 6 Interview Techniques

Founder of CareerAlley

There are several types of interviews: initial interviews with recruiters, telephone interviews and “in-person” interviews. Whether your dream job is trading stocks on Wall Street or an adventurous job in Alaska, you need to know as much as you can to successfully complete each round of your interview. It is rare these days to get an “in person” interview without first going through a telephone interview.  As you know, the purpose of a telephone interview is to screen potential candidates and further pare down the list to a short list of individuals who will be asked to interview in person.

Get the Interview

By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth
Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

If your resume looks the same for each job application, stop it.

Make sure you research each job you apply for and rewrite your resume and cover letter for each job after a thorough study of the company or organization’s job site. This approach increases your chances of getting and interview, the first step in landing the job.