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Interviewing Best Practice = Lots of Interview Practice

Whether your goal is baseball, piano-playing, interviewing or conducting employee evaluations, the only way to begin to be comfortable, to develop and hone skills, and to find a path to excellence is to practice. Have lots of practice. In Katie … Continue reading

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Mock Interviews may save the day

For even the best-prepared students, interviews can be stressful and, sadly, fruitless. Before your interview season ends, do a series (one is not enough) of mock interviews with both friends and strangers. What can be polished, should be polished. You … Continue reading

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Interview question: What does it take to fail?

One of my all-time favorite questions for candidates to ask is “What does it take to fail?” It is unexpected, and requires interviewers to stop and think. It cuts right past the blather about “excellent writing skills, superb communication skills, … Continue reading

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Amy Lindgren: Surviving the daylong interview – TwinCities.com

Whenver you have a chance to read Amy Lindgren‘s career advice you should stop and pay attention. One more piece of advice to add to this excellent blog post: You may be asked the same question over and over in … Continue reading

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Screening Interviews: 8 Ways to Waste Them

Since I posted Screening Interviews: 8 Ways to Waste Them at lawyerist.com, and I thought of another one: #9 Get too comfortable with the interviewer. Even if you spend the time talking about baseball or the movies, you are still … Continue reading

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8 rules for phone or Skype interviews

Your chances of being interviewed by phone and Skype before you have a face-to-face interview are getting better by the day. Be prepared for both of these interview settings.   Get dressed. Put on shoes that tie so that you … Continue reading

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Interview Practice Protocol

Interview practice protocol   Whether practicing on your own or practicing with friends and colleagues, a Practice Protocol checklist will help you cover your bases and succeed in your interviews.   1.       Handshake: firm, neither fishlike nor crusher 2.       Personal presentation           Suit: pressed; … Continue reading

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Interview Alert: What does the interviewer see in the parking lot?

If you don’t get the Culture and Manners Institute’s Etiquette Tip of the Week, you risk doing things that will harm your career in ways that you will never know.   In this week’s tip, Certified Etiquette Instructor Callista Gould … Continue reading

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Legal Alternative Career Roadblock: people hate lawyers

Among the roadblocks for lawyers interviewing for jobs without the title lawyer is the fact that lots of people hate lawyers, and all of the Jerk Lawyers that the individuals on the hiring committee have ever dealt with are sitting … Continue reading

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Repair interview skills with practice, not magical thinking

If your interviews generate no offers or if the 20-minute screening interview has never worked for you, it is time to analyze the problem and devise a solution. Is the 20-minute screening interview the problem? Some candidates will blame a single … Continue reading

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