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    The Ins & Outs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
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    How to Ace the Interview

    We're loving cartoonist Grant Snider right now. Anyone who can make us laugh about the job search process is a winner in our book. Stay tuned as we'll be featuring more of Grant soon --a cartoonist who moonlights as a dental student by day! Click here to see the original version of this article posted on Grant's blog: Incidental Comics: ...
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    Example Post Phone Interview Follow-Up Letter

    Example Post Phone Interview Follow-Up Letter
    What do you do after you've had a successful networking or introductory call? Sending a good letter can't hurt. View our sample follow-up letter here (PDF format). From Monster.com div.custom_widget {border:0px;} [widget:related_reads_interviews_1]
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    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview

    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview
    Savvy job seekers know how important choosing the right words is when we communicate with prospective employers --but what about nonverbal communication? "You could be saying how great you are," says image consultant and "Hello Job! How to Psych Up, Suit Up, & Show Up" author Alison Craig, "but your body could be giving your true feelings away." Mark Bowden, the ...
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    3 Myths About Creative Job Interviews

    3 Myths About Creative Job Interviews
    Think you know all there is to know about interviewing for a job? According to career coach David Couper, there are many surprising "myths" surrounding job interviews. In his book "Outsiders on the Inside," Couper lists several myths that, if you believe them, may prevent you from landing your dream job. So here's the truth about three myths--as well as several ...
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    After the Interview: 4 Ways to Follow Up

    After the Interview: 4 Ways to Follow Up
    You had your interview, and you the way it ended left you hopeful. Now comes what is often the most agonizing part of the job hunt: waiting for the hiring manager to call. But you still have some control over the process. Experts offer the following advice on maximizing your chances for success: (Have an interview coming up? First read important ...
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    Did Your Art/Design Interview Go Wrong?

    Did Your Art/Design Interview Go Wrong?
    From Monster.com You know the feeling: That moment in the interview when you realize the opportunity has passed you by. Or perhaps you think you're interviewing well, but you aren't getting any results. You need to figure out what you are doing wrong and fix it ASAP. But where do you start? Third-party headhunters and recruitment agencies often provide invaluable feedback ...
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    5 Interview Types and How to Ace Them

    All interviews were not created equal. Depending on the role, the industry and the ruthlessness of your potential employer, you may encounter one – or a combination – of the common interview types. Each one is unique, and demands a tailored approach to its preparation. Lucky for you, we've identified the five most common interview methods. We'll give you the ...
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    Informational Interview Tips for Creatives

    Informational Interview Tips for Creatives
    From Monster.com Informational interviewing is a largely overlooked process, because it is misunderstood. In an informational interview, you are seeking leads and information regarding an industry, a creative career path or an employer by talking to people you know or who have been referred to you. But before you run out and begin informational interviewing, you have to do your homework. ...
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    5 Foods to Eat Before Your Interview

    5 Foods to Eat Before Your Interview
    You are what you eat, so when it comes time for your interview, what can you eat that will make you alert, calm, focused, and quick thinking? We’ve spoken to experts and done our share of research to compile a list of foods that are essential to interview success. Remember — be sure to eat your meal at least an hour ...
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    5 Foods to Avoid Before Your Interview

    Congratulations, you landed an interview! In a lot of ways, interviews are like first dates. The goal of your interview, like the goal of your date, is to make the other person feel comfortable around you and excited to spend more time together. Obviously, it’s important that you don’t stink. March is National Nutrition Month so it’s a good time ...
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    What's the Best Color to Wear to an Interview?

    What's the Best Color to Wear to an Interview?
    Prepping for an important interview means researching the company and making sure you have smart responses to anticipated questions. It also means being strategic about what to wear to an interview. Specifically, you want to choose job interview clothes -- and colors -- that will put you in the best light and may give you an advantage. Research has shown that ...
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    10 Cover Letter Mistakes Creative Professionals Make

    10 Cover Letter Mistakes Creative Professionals Make
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your portfolio and materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Overusing "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of ...
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    6 Suits That Don't Suck

    6 Suits That Don't Suck
    The suit is to interviews what sliced bread is to sandwiches: the combination always works. But, as we know, traditional wisdom and the creative career world do not always mesh. In a creative interview, being visually boring with your outfit choice is not going to get you noticed; however, your pink hair may bring the wrong type of attention. As a ...
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    Post-Interview Thank-You Letter Examples

    Post-Interview Thank-You Letter Examples
    From Monster.com After a promising job interview, follow-up is essential. That's why it pays to send a great thank-you note to your interviewer. View a sample post-interview thank-you note here (PDF format). Present yourself in the best light.Monster’s resume and cover letter writing service can help. div.custom_widget {border:0px;} [widget:related_reads__creative_resume_help]
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    Successfully Close Your Design Interview

    Successfully Close Your Design Interview
    From Monster.com "So, when do I start?" A question like that is about as aggressive as you can get at the close of the interview. It may knock the interviewer for a loop and appear to be overly aggressive, but some people think of it as closing the sale. For some people it has worked. For others this approach may not ...
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    What Not to Say During an Interview

    What Not to Say During an Interview
    The truth is most people sabotage their own interviews. Instead of putting their best foot forward, they put off the interviewer by acting cocky, unsure of their talent, having bad manners, or by simply acting weird. ArtBistro has interviewed several recruitment experts to bring you unbelievable true stories of what actually happens behind interview doors. If you want to land that ...
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    How To Answer “Where Will You Be in Five Years?”

    How To Answer “Where Will You Be in Five Years?”
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” — we all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous question in our creative interview? Here’s why – because most creative professionals believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. ...
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    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview

    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview
    Have you ever left an interview knowing something went awry? It can happen for a variety of reasons: Your gut tells you that this is not where you want to work, you had an uncomfortable exchange with the interviewer, or you forgot the interviewer's name altogether. Here are tips for following up after different awkward interview situations: You Don’t Like the ...
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    Ace a Group Interview at a Creative Firm

    Ace a Group Interview at a Creative Firm
    You may hear, "group interview" and immediately think "job at the mall," but in today's job market it's not uncommon for creative firms to have too many candidates to do one-on-one interviews. The good news ism they are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, you'll need ...

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