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[8 Jun 2009 | 52 Comments | ]

Choose Your Timing Well

A thank you card should be sent on the day after the interview and not sent any later than two days after it. If you’re mailing the thank you cards, get them in the mail as soon as possible after the interview. Then, also send a follow up email. You can repeat the same information in your email that you have in your card without using the same words. Polite persistence is a good thing when it comes to following up after a job interview. It shows …

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[27 Mar 2009 | 95 Comments | ]
How to Successfully Promote Yourself during a Job Interview

Be Prepared

The best way to be prepared to sell your skills during a job interview is to start at least a few days ahead. Anticipate the questions you’ll be asked and plan some answers. Make sure you’re ready to be convincing about pointing out how your skills and experience make you the ideal choice for the job.
 
Bring a neat looking folder or case to hold any items you’ll need on the interview day. Don’t forget to bring a stack of business cards plus extra resumes. Even though you most likely …

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[6 Mar 2009 | 229 Comments | ]
How to Write the Perfect Thank You Letter after a Job Interview

Send a Letter or a Note
In most cases, a few lines written inside a thank you card are enough to send to your interviewer the day after a job interview. You should thank the interviewer for his or her time and mention something specific from the interview such as a certain subject you discussed or a factory tour you took. Then you should express your continued interest in the position and add that you hope to hear from you soon. A simple regards, sincerely or yours truly before signing your …

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[7 Feb 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Why You Should Hand Out Your Business Cards at a Job Interview

You Make Contacting You Convenient for the Company

 

Your business card should list your different phone numbers with the best times to reach you. Having a website address on your card is great if your website supports the image your business card promotes of you and further sells your skills and abilities.
 
In presenting multi contact options on your business card, you increase the convenience for hiring companies to get a hold of you. Make sure everything including your contact information is accurate on your business card. Never hand out old …

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[5 Feb 2009 | 202 Comments | ]
Why You Should Send a Thank You Card after Every Job Interview

Saying Thank You at the Interview Isn’t Enough

 
Some job seekers think that if they thank the interviewer for his or her time before leaving the interview, they don’t have to send a thank you card. This kind of thinking can and has seen the job go to the candidate that sent the interviewer a thank you card the day after the interview. It’s not simply a matter of being polite.
 
 
While it’s true that thanking the interviewer for his or her time is the main point behind sending thank you cards, …

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[19 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Until you actually become employed, finding a job is your job. Designing an effective custom business card can help you promote your skills with little effort. Having a professional looking business card is an ideal self-marketing tool as it promotes you to potential employers while also leaving them with your contact information. A tasteful looking business card can also help set you apart from other job applicants.

Put the Back of Your Business Card to Good Use!
 
A great idea to help promote your skills to potential employers is to use the …

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[28 Nov 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Organize a Timeline
 
It’s no secret that job interviews can be stressful. One simple thing that can ease the pressure and help you be a success at the interview, is to prepare a written plan. List everything you need to do to prepare for and bring to the interview and then add the time or date to have this completed by. Start your master list at least a week or several days before the interview.

For example, have your suit cleaned and pressed days before the interview rather than one day …