Increase Confidence by Improving Your Interview Look

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Increase Confidence by Improving Your Interview Look

Posted on January 13th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

By Leia O’Connell, MSW
Contributor, Career Coach

Traditional interview advice should not be a surprise to any job seeker; wear professional clothes, show up on time, don’t finish the lunch you were just eating in the car while being asked about work experience. These are great tips! But, there’s more. If you’ve been on interviews and haven’t … Read More »


How “Passion” Might Sink Your Job Interview

Posted on December 10th, by Karin Hurt in networking/interviewing. 1 Comment

“Sarah” was pretty upset.

“Karin, I thought the interview was in the bag. The owner seemed pleased, and I had great stories for all his behavior-based questions. But I just got an email telling me that was concerned that I might not have enough enthusiasm for training!

I’m stunned. You KNOW how important training is to me—I’m … Read More »


Pre-Interview Assessments Can Decrease Discrimination

Posted on November 5th, by Chris Hollins in networking/interviewing. 1 Comment

Every company wants to minimize its exposure to litigation and discrimination which has become a hot button issue as employment discrimination claims continue to rise. The good news is that if an employer implements best practices with regard to avoiding discrimination, it can nearly eliminate any potential discrimination claims during the hiring process.

Discrimination occurs when … Read More »


How to Interview for a Career in Law

Posted on August 9th, by Todd Tenge in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Job interviews are stressful by nature.

The stakes are high, as one wrong move could cost you gainful employment, and the stress of that situation is compounded by the fact that many other candidates are doing their best to make themselves look better than you.

If you know what to expect and how to handle yourself during … Read More »


A Creative Approach to Interview Preparation

Posted on June 4th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. 1 Comment

By Ann Eastham
Contributor, Career Coach

Interviewing can be one of the most stress inducing aspects of a job search, especially when you are new to the process. Speaking with someone you don’t know can be challenging under ideal conditions, much less when your goal of the interaction is to land your dream job.

Preparing for an interview … Read More »


Networking: Beyond the Job Application

Posted on April 7th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. 2 comments

Ann Eastham, Career Coach

When you’re a job seeker, the biggest frustration is by far the process of applying for jobs online and never knowing if your application is even reviewed. It can feel like your resume is just in outer space. You’re not alone in feeling this way; so many people do. You may wonder … Read More »


Do Be Prepared for Your Job Interview

Posted on March 23rd, by Corey Hurwitz in networking/interviewing. No Comments

An abundance of articles have been written on job interview do’s (do be on time, do maintain eye contact) and don’ts (don’t chew gum, don’t criticize former supervisors).  However, there seems to be far less written about preparing for the actual interview questions and exchange.  Many candidates arrive for the job interview meticulously following prescribed … Read More »


Is Your Cover Letter Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Posted on March 9th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

By Marcia Powers
Contributor, Career Services

A cover letter, when done right, can help set you apart from your competition and solidify your chances of getting the interview. However, using a poorly written cover letter (or no cover letter at all) can sabotage your opportunity. Before submitting your next job application, check to make sure you haven’t … Read More »


Interview Tips for a Public Utilities Career: Part 2

Posted on March 9th, by Alan Carniol in networking/interviewing. No Comments

This is a continuation of our earlier article “Interview Tips for a Career in Public Utilities”.

Types of Behavioral Questions You’ll Be Asked When Interviewing For A Job at a Public Utility

In most cases, you will have a team of interviewers questioning you. The company needs to do this to ensure that you are the best … Read More »


Finding Passion in Your Government Career

Posted on January 9th, by Christie Mims in Career Advice. No Comments

Working for the government has its benefits: Stable work, decent healthcare, and most importantly – interesting missions.

But…what if you hate it? Or, you are bored and want a change, but don’t want to end up feeling the same way that you do now.

ARGGHHHHH. The agony.

But don’t worry: There are a few things that you can … Read More »