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How to Talk About your Weakness in an Interview – UConn Center for Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

One of the most common questions that candidates encounter during an interview is “What is your greatest weakness?” This question can take many different forms like “Share an area of personal growth” or “What is an area in which you will need the most support?” All of these questions are essentially trying to get the interviewee to talk about ways they believe they can grow in experience, skills, or knowledge. There are many reasons why an employer might be interested…

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How do you talk about a 7-year gap in employment? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

It starts with confidently owning that 7-year gap and having an interesting story to tell about it. Most people dream of being able to take that much time off from employment, so be proud that you were able to do it. I wrote an article about the power of a “gap year.” While your duration was much longer, my recommendations are the same. Taking a “Gap Year” will make you perform better If you want, skip to the bottom of the story and…

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6 Signs You Nailed Your Job Interview – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

If there’s one thing that drives people crazy when applying for jobs, it’s the uncertainty. Of course, you always want to get a job offer, but if recruiters give you prompt feedback on your application status—even if it’s negative—you can generally deal with it pretty well. But those days after an interview where you aren’t quite sure where you stand can be simply maddening, especially if you feel like you did a pretty good job.While you’ll probably never be able…

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Step One – Copeland Coaching – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

If you’ve interviewed lately, you know the first step of a job interview is a phone screen. After you apply for a job, a recruiter from the company will reach out to you. They’ll ask to setup a time to meet. In the phone screen, the recruiter will ask predictable questions. They say, “Tell me about yourself.” Then, they’ll ask follow up questions. “Why are you interested in the job? Why are you looking for a job?” They may also…

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How to Answer the So Tell Me about Yourself Question — Career Coach Jill – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Today’s Tip from the Harvard Business Review—I most certainly agreeHow to Answer One of the Hardest Job Interview Questions“So…tell me about yourself.” Although this job interview question seems simple, answering it is anything but. Should you share your life story? Your job history? It’s tempting to turn your LinkedIn page into a monologue, but don’t — the interviewer already has your résumé. Instead, talk about what the company really needs from the role you’re vying for. Before the interview, scrutinize the…

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