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Six Interview Mistakes Print E-mail

It's tough to avoid typical interview traps if you're unsure what they are. Here are six to watch out for.

1. Confusing an Interview with an Interrogation

Most candidates expect to be interrogated. An interrogation occurs when one person asks all the questions and the other gives the answers. An interview is a business conversation in which both people ask and respond to questions. Candidates who expect to be interrogated avoid asking questions, leaving the interviewer in the role of reluctant interrogator.

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Visualize Interview Success Print E-mail

Olympic gold-medalist swimmer Michael Phelps employed visualization and relaxation techniques before his 2004 and 2008 races. Golf superstar Tiger Woods incorporates visualization into his pre-swing routine. And Phil Jackson, head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, implores his players to visualize victory before games.

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What to Expect in a Second Interview Print E-mail

Good news: You’ve been invited back for a second interview. You did well on your first interview and followed up with a well thought-out thank-you letter. You are excited when you’re asked back to meet with the director, vice president and other team members, but you are also nervous. What can you expect?  

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Make a Great First Impression Print E-mail

The initial impression you make on others is, if not indelible, certainly a huge determinant in how people will feel about you for quite some time. This judgment is only magnified at job interviews -- an activity designed to make sure you fit within an organization both personally and professionally.

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Tips for Interviewing for a Temporary Job Print E-mail

If you think, "it's just an interview for a temp job -- no big deal," that's where you're mistaken. Some wonderful opportunities, networking connections and careers have resulted from temporary positions.

Temporary assignments today run the gamut from receptionist to CEO and beyond. And since a temp agency is usually the first contact with the company, much of the marketing and negotiations have been done for you.

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