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  • by Lance Westen - June 14, 2006
    You have been invited by a prospective employer to an interview. Congratulations! The vast majority of the people applying for the same job opening were not invited, as the typical interviewer selects only a few of the top prospects, based upon a resume, application, or both. From a competitive point of view, your odds of getting the job for which you applied have improved tremendously. Depending upon the particular posi...
  • by Lance Westen - June 14, 2006
    For many job seekers, the Human Resources department of your potential new employer is viewed as the enemy. The thought is that if you could just get past the evil gatekeepers, you are certain that you could convince your new manager that you are perfect for their open position. The reality of the Human Resources department is completely different. For just a few minutes, consider the process of finding the top potential...
  • by Lance Westen - June 13, 2006
    Congratulations! You have been invited by a prospective employer to an interview. The vast majority of the people applying for the same job opening were not invited, as the typical interviewer selects only a few of the top prospects, based upon a resume, application, or both. Of course, the first action upon meeting the interviewer, or multiple interviewers, will be an introduction, including exchanging names and handshake...