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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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    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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    6 Answers Interviewers Need, to Hire You

    6 Answers Interviewers Need, to Hire You
    From Monster.com During the typical job interview, you'll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? "Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question," says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. "They tend to ...
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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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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
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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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    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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    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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    10 Ways to Ruin Your Art/Design Interview

    We all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing inappropriately can ruin your chances for a job. But what about the more subtle ways that could make you unexpectedly sabotage your job interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Keep in mind these 10 common subconscious mistakes that you probably don’t even know you’re making. NEXT | ...
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    Interview Tips for Landing a Creative Job

    Interview Tips for Landing a Creative Job
    Dan Garriott chuckles as he recounts the time he met a man who has since become a good friend, and they got to talking about their vocations. He's a big-time tech recruiter, says Garriot. I met him at a party, and he introduced himself as a ‘flesh merchant.' But Garriott, who eight months ago founded Right Brain Resource, a small creative-staffing ...
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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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    How To Make Your Interviewer Fall in Love

    How To Make Your Interviewer Fall in Love
    In this economy, finding desirable creative job right now is hard. The competition is tough. If you have passed through the first round and landed an interview, congratulate yourself! You're one step closer to getting a dream job in an industry you're lucky to call home. Now, making sure you present yourself the best light is the single most important thing, ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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