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Interview Preparedness: How to Find and Interview for the Next Right Job

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Finding a new job or career can be a challenge, and the interview can make or break your chances of landing the job you want in your organization of choice. Taking the right approach to the job hunt and preparing carefully for the interview will help you proceed into your new position with confidence and will go a long way to ensuring a smooth hiring process for both you and your future employer. So . . . You’re Thinking about a New Job . . . Maybe you’re ready for a new level of responsibility in your current organization, or maybe you’re scoping out a new employer. Maybe you’re starting your career or perhaps even considering a new one. One way or another, eventually you’ll wind up sitting across a desk from at least one, and probably more, of your future supervisors and coworkers, answering questions about everything from your hobbies to your goals, successes, and challenges. And only one thing is guaranteed: “Ummmmm . . . uh . . . well . . .” is not the answer you want to give! Erin owns her own company that provides books and lessons for children’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and Tom is a former department manager at a major clinical and research center. We have each interviewed lots of job candidates. We’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of those who are passionate and well prepared, and we’ve had the embarrassment of seeing just the […]

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