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Aren’t Leggings Pants?

Aren’t Leggings Pants? This question was recently raised by a student in one of my classes. She was discussing appropriate clothing for a certain event and was surprised when I suggested that she change out of the leggings she was currently wearing and put on dress pants before attending. As one article in College Fashion […]

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Impression Management and the Power of Your Handshake

From previous experience, I have learned that the first impression can make a significant impact on the tone of the rest of a job interview. It has also been documented that handshakes influence first impressions; see our Power of a Handshake article. Indeed, handshakes can influence whether the people we meet trust, like, or want […]

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Is it REALLY not a good fit, or do you just suck at interviewing?

In most places, you will have a few hours, sometimes minutes, to create impressions that make them believe “this is someone I want on my team,” or “we cannot let this one get away.” Based on my own interview faux pas and stories I’ve heard others tell, I give you five general tips for not […]

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Future Employers are Interviewing You: Are you also Interviewing Them?

There are so many places to get information about answering questions asked of you in a job interview. However, have you ever considered the fact that a job interview is also YOUR opportunity to ask questions of a potential employer? The job interview offers you the opportunity to find out about the position to which […]

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Job Interviewers are Prepared…are YOU?

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Why do you want to work for our company? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Although some interviewers will ask some “wacky” questions, it is still most likely that they will ask and spend more time on the more traditional interview questions such as these. So be prepared […]

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8 Tips to Nail a Job Interview

When I was working as a Leisure Services Supervisor, we interviewed over 200 candidates to fill 150 counselor positions each summer.  It was a difficult job because we only had a 20-30 minute meeting with each candidate to decide whether or not they would be right for the position.  Because most candidates’ education, experience and […]

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