Author Archive: Carole Martin

Carole Martin is an expert on the subject of interviews. You could say that I am passionate about the subject - I eat, drink, and sleep the subject. I have interviewed thousands of people and have watched them make major mistakes and lose the job to someone else. Although I wanted to help them, I couldn't because I was on the other side of the desk. When I returned to grad school in 1993 to pursue my Master's degree, I made a decision to change what I did because I wanted to help people. I love having the ability of making a difference in people's lives.

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Picking the Right Words to Use During an Interview Can Make All the Difference

Picking the Right Words to Use During an Interview Can Make All the Difference

How should I say something? What wording should I use. Here are some tips. The words you use to express yourself say more about you than you think. In fact, your vocabulary and the use of appropriate words say more about you than the message you are trying communicate. You are judged by the words […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
Did You Lose Your Job?

Did You Lose Your Job?

How do you explain how you lost your job. This article does a good job of helping you find the best way to explain. If you’ve lost your job – or are going to lose your job – the last thing that you want to talk about is “why” you lost your job. In fact, […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
Going to a Job Fair? Here Are Some Tips

Going to a Job Fair? Here Are Some Tips

There is lots of competition at a job fair. Be should to put on your best performance to increase your odds. There is more competition in the job market than there was a few years ago, so it pays to get out there. Attending a job fair beats sitting at home waiting for the phone […]

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Ten Tips for a Great Interview

Ten Tips for a Great Interview

Nail the interview with these ten great tips. There are 10 easy ways to help make your job interview go smoothly. Review these steps, practice and relax. After all, what is the worst thing that can happen? For many people the worst thing that can happen is “rejection” – not getting an offer. Try to […]

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Does an Interview Scare You?

Does an Interview Scare You?

Do not let the interview send you into shock. Follow these tips to help calm your fears. Your heart is beating faster than usual, your hands feel clammy, your mouth is so dry it feels like you have cotton inside — and you’re supposed to feel confident. Are you going to an interview or a […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

If you’ve been in a job search for more than a few weeks you may be experiencing the feelings of defeat and despair, not to mention the urge to give up. It’s been a tough year, and then some, for those who have lost jobs for whatever reason. Interviewing with no second interviews or offers […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
Interview Question – What are Your Long Term Career Goals?

Interview Question – What are Your Long Term Career Goals?

This open-ended question, and others like; “Where do you see yourself in five years?” throw most candidates off balance. The object of the question is to check for your self-awareness and communication skills. Dan Harrison is the staffing manager for Wesco Corporation and is about to interview three candidates for a project manager position. He […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
Job Interview Question – Why Did You Leave?

Job Interview Question – Why Did You Leave?

What are the right ways and wrongs ways to tell a perspective employer why you left your old job? The Inevitable Job Interview Question: “Why Did You Leave (Are Planning To Leave) Your Last Position?” and How to Deal With It. This is a question that you can almost count on being asked at your […]

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Build Your Confidence for Interviewing

Build Your Confidence for Interviewing

Coming off as self-confident is critical. You must show a sense of knowing what your profess to know and having confidence in your abilities. You say you’re feeling nervous about interviewing? Guess what – so is everybody else. It is very common to be nervous before the interview. It’s also OK to be nervous. Being […]

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The Impromptu Phone Interview – What do you do?

The Impromptu Phone Interview – What do you do?

What do you do when the phone rings and they want to do a phone interview on the spot. Thinking about this ahead of time can give you the edge. The phone rings just as you are about to sit down for dinner, but this time it’s not a pesky telemarketer – it’s a company […]

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