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Career, Get the Job

Ace a Job Interview

September 26, 2011
hunky job interviewer came from getty images.

4607150818_2451cdec3b_mGearing up for a job interview? Be ready for the dreaded interview question: “Tell me about yourself…” with these hire-me-perfect lead-ins.

  1. “I can summarize who I am in one word.” The confidence grabs their attention immediately and the statement demonstrates your ability to be concise, creative and compelling.
  2. “My best friends say that I’m…” This response offers insight into your own level of self-awareness.
  3. “My passion is…” Give the interviewer insight into your hobbies, interests and passions–because passion unearths enthusiasm.
  4. “When I was a kid, I always wanted to be…” Finish the statement with something that is related to the job you’re applying for — an answer like this shows that you’ve been preparing for this job your whole life, not just the night before.

Photo Credit via Flickr: by bpsusf

Career, Get the Job

MTV Shows What It Takes To Get Hired

June 8, 2010

The new show MTV Hired is going behind the scenes and documenting the real interview process and what it takes to get a job. The documentary-style program follows recent college graduates–who first meet with a job recruiter to get tips for their big interview–the show then follows the grads through the entire hiring process, which gives the viewer insider info on what companies are really looking for in the perfect candidate. Who knew watching TV could help you get a job? Show airs daily at 4/5 central.