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Survey: 64% of applicants are better on paper than in person

You can have the best credentials in the world, but when you show up to the interview, you'd better deliver. New research shows that a surprising 64% of senior managers report that it's common for a job candidate with a great resume to not deliver at the interview.


Here are Google, Amazon and Facebook’s ‘secrets’ to hiring the best people

It’s not that list of popular Google interview questions you Googled on Google.


The top 10 rarest yet important questions an interviewer should ask

When you’re interviewing candidates, you want to make sure that you’re hiring the very best available. The more that you can learn about your candidates, the better informed your decision will be. To help you gain this information, here are 10 rare questions that you should probably ask.

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4 wardrobe essentials for nailing that interview

Preparing for an interview can cause a lot of unwanted stress and anxiety. But the more you prepare for an interview, the better off you are — and that includes what you plan to wear to it!

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What to do after being rejected for a position you really wanted

There are steps you can take to stop a downward spiral when you are rejected for a position that you really wanted. Here's what to keep in mind.


Caution! Don’t do any of these 4 things after a job interview

It's normal to feel a rollercoaster of emotions after a job interview, but there are certain things you just shouldn't do.

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These are the top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in March 2018

Are you looking for a job? To help you find what you are looking for, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the most $100K+ jobs as of March, 2018. Ladders puts this data together using its continuously updated database of the highest paying jobs.

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The biggest interview mistakes you can make are easily avoidable

Too many times, the equation to getting hired is filled with unseen elements that have nothing to do with your qualifications. A recent survey found that one of the biggest interview mistakes is a self-inflicted wound — your tardiness to the interview itself.

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4 ways to help you impress a recruiter during a phone interview — even though they can’t see you

Just because the recruiter won't be able to see you doesn't mean you can totally let your guard down — in fact, you'll need to work even harder to impress them. Here are things you might not necessarily need to do for an in-person interview, but can be a big help when doing one over the phone.


6 things you should do when traveling for a job interview

You scored the interview! Now you just have to take a plane, train or a car to get there. Here are six things to do when you have to travel for a job interview.


Beyond stereotypes: An interview with Native American designer Bethany Yellowtail

As a Native American woman, designer Bethany Yellowtail, of B. Yellowtail, also struggles with reaching acceptance and respect for both her culture and designs. She spoke with Ladders about trying to make her way as a female entrepreneur bootstrapping her business and smashing stereotypes on a daily basis.


Why the secret to nailing an interview is the exact opposite of what everybody thinks

Congratulations, you’ve made the short list of candidates for your dream job. Now all you have to do is pass the final test: How do I walk into the room and convince the decision makers that I’m their best choice?


How to handle a rude interviewer

How do you handle a rude interviewer, and is it worth it to stay or time to leave?


First impressions count: How just ‘one hundredth of one second’ can change everything

We know that in only a fraction of a second after meeting, people make initial judgments about others. But what exactly is it that people connect with in others?

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9 of the more ridiculous things job applicants have done in interviews

Hiring managers expose how candidates have crashed and burned their way out of a job through spectacular fashion choices and poorly timed self-disclosures.

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How do I give the best answer to an interview question I don’t know?

Breakdown the question you don't know how to answer into manageable pieces and then assure the interviewer that with some creativity and effort you could get the job done.

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How to handle those open-ended interview questions

How to prep for, and expertly handle, long-winded, open-ended interview questions in a way that lets your true value shine through.

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4 things to do when interviewing for a job that feels out of your league

It's been reported that compared to men, women don’t always go out on a limb by applying for positions even though they don’t meet all the requirements as frequently, but you don't have to let that stop you. Here’s how to handle an interview for a position that feels out of your league.

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5 interview tips for seasoned leaders

When you've been in the workforce for a long time, the idea of starting from Square One by going through the interview process again can be daunting. Keep these tips in mind the next time you're going through the hiring process.


7 ways to conquer pre-interview jitters

How should you conquer your pre-interview nerves? Being prepared in advance is more than half the battle.

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4 ways to assess a company after they extend a job offer

Congratulations! After going on what feels like zillions of job interviews, one employer has offered you a job. But not so fast— here's what to consider about that job offer before signing the contract.

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What to do when awkward silence descends on your job interview

Awkward silences have a way of eclipsing the friendly banter that was once putting you and the recruiter at ease during a job interview. But while you might feel really odd if this happens fairly often during the questioning, there are ways to both settle down and use it your advantage.


You’re interviewing, but already have a big vacation planned. Now what?

Interviewing for dream job when a major vacation is already on the books can be both awkward and challenging.

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So, you got offered the job during the interview: Don’t leave before doing these 4 things

Getting a job offer can bring on a slew of emotions — like feelings of validation, success, and nervousness about what's to come. But receiving one during a job interview is a different story. Here's what to keep in mind before jumping off the deep end.

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Recruiters reveal the qualities that are an instant ‘no’

Here’s a smack of cold, hard truth to the face for you: If you wake up every single day, cringing at the thought of going to work … something has to give.