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How Do You Answer the Interview Question: "How Do You Lead Others?"

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When applying for a position as a supervisor, manager or for any role where you will be responsible for directing the work of others it’s likely that you will be asked the question: “How do you lead others?”

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How Do You Answer the Interview Question: "How Do You Work as a Member of a Team?"

When faced with a question regarding your ability, and comfort level, with working on a team, take advantage of the opportunity to reinforce how your military career has provided you with specific team-building skills above and beyond what other applicants may have experienced.

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How do you answer the interview question, "What was your biggest failure?"

Don't let the job interview question "Tell me about your biggest failure" throw you. Prepare for the question by knowing how to pick a failure, keeping the set up short, and spending most of your time talking about the lessons you learned from the failure.

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Post Interview Follow-Up Tips For Veterans

You nailed the job interview doing some extensive interview preparation. But what should you do after the interview to seal the deal? The communication after the interview can be just as crucial as the interview itself. Here are some post-interview follow up tips for military veterans that will help you land the job.

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"Give an example of a significant accomplishment" A Common Interview question

Give me an example of a significant accomplishmentThe job interview question "Give me an example of a significant accomplishment" will come up.  Know how to talk about your accomplishment in civilian terms, know what you're going to say, and know that you'll be successful.

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How To Prepare for Job Interviews

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Little in my military service and experience prepared me for the variety, purpose or competitiveness of job interviews. I suspect many other transitioning veterans may feel the same way. But job interviews are at the heart of the hiring decision. So if you want to succeed, you must learn how to prepare for them.

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"Tell Me About Yourself" a Common Interview Question

Tell me about yourself How you answer the question "Tell Me About Yourself" sets the tone for the rest of the interview. The answer to that question can make or break the interview.

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Work from Home Scam with Google Hangouts Interview

Work from home Scam Work from home scams involving interviews over Google Hangouts are on the rise.  These scammers are out to steal thousands of dollars from you.  They can be clever and persuasive.  Don't fall for it.  Read more to learn how these scams work. 

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Climbing the Job Search Ladder

climbing the ladderUnderstanding the job search process as a ladder and knowing how to climb each rung to get to the next is the key to landing the job offer.

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Make a Lasting Impression: What to Wear to an Interview?

Man in suitKnowing what to wear to an interview is important. For transitioning service members, this can really cause a headache. Let’s think about it. One outfit has practically been the main staple in your closet while serving in the military...your duty uniform. The first impression you give to an interviewer, even before you speak, will be preceded by the clothes that you are wearing. It is critical that you take the time to properly research how to dress for the position that you want.

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10 Questions Military Veterans Should Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

Questions Military Veterans Should Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

Congratulations! You have the job offer in hand. You have spent months perfecting your resume, honing your interview skills, searching and applying for jobs online, and now you have the offer. But should you accept it? You've spent so much time and energy pursuing the job offer, but have you truly considered whether this job is a good fit for you? Here are 10 questions to ask that will give you real insight into the company, the role, and whether it will fit you.

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The Consultative Interview Technique

The consultative interview is a technique that lets you show value to the employer immediately.  It can make the difference that lands you the job.

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Why Did You Leave the Military?

Why did you leave the militaryVeteran job seekers often struggle with the common interview question "Why did you leave the Military." To answer this question well, avoid these common pitfalls while staying true to yourself.

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How To Identify My Accomplishments

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Success in the job search depends on communicating your accomplishments both in your resume and during the interview. But how do you identify your accomplishments beyond “I did my job and I did it well?”

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Interview Preparation – Tactics for Success – Reconnaissance

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Veterans would never go outside the wire without preparation but too many do just that when it comes to interviewing for a job. Here is how to how to apply reconnaissance skills to ensure interview success.

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