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[JOB SEARCH HELP] Strange Interview Questions

Strange interview questions: Hiring managers love them. Applicants hate them. Often a hiring manager will use a favorite oddball interview question to assess the applicant’s creative problem solving skills. Sometimes the questions are funny and lighthearted. Other times they can be creepy or downright cruel. When used the wrong way, a weird question can leave …

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Getting Started: Advice for Landing Your First Instructional Design Job

The growing field of instructional design presents many job opportunities for those looking to break into the field. So, how do you stand out from the competition when you’re just getting started? There are several things you can do to improve your chances of landing an instructional design job that’s just right for you! Evaluate …

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Checklist for Starting a New Technical Writing Job

Whether you’re starting a new full-time position or working on a contract basis, the prospect of beginning a new technical writing job is exciting, but sometimes, it can also be daunting. What is the best way to approach your projects? The following checklist, compiled by the technical writers here at ProEdit, will help you succeed …

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Tips for Getting into the Instructional Design Field

Interested in getting into the instructional design field? Check out these two articles from The eLearning Coach on the qualities associated with the ideal instructional designer: 10 Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer 35 More Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer

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Your Resume: How to Tell a Compelling Story

Resume Content to Get You Noticed Hiring managers and recruiters are looking for specific content in your resume, so you need to include the right information to land your dream job. You have a unique professional and educational background that sets you apart, so show employers how your past can benefit their future! “Tailor your …

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Interviewing – What to Do After the Interview

After the Interview Here are some recommendations for things you can do after the interview to help “seal the deal.” Thank-You Letters Follow up immediately with thank-you letters to everyone you interview with. Experts recommend sending them within 24 hours! This means obtaining business cards from each person (or contacting your recruiter for correct contact …

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Interviewing – What Should Men Wear to an Interview?

Your primary goal in dressing for an interview is to feel great about the way you look, while projecting an image that aligns with the requirements of the position and company for which you are interested in working. The perceptual experts tell us we have 6 seconds to make a first impression. First impressions are extremely important. …

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Interviewing – Frequently Asked Questions During an Interview

You can never really predict the questions you may be asked in an interview…that’s what keeps it interesting! However, we’ve assembled a list of the questions you’re most likely to be asked based upon our many years of sending candidates out for interviews. The following is a list of questions frequently asked during interviews. While …

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Interviewing – What to Do During the Interview?

During the Interview This section is chock-full of helpful information that will assist you in preparing for the actual interview itself. Fundamentals of a Successful Interview To a large degree, the success of your interview will depend on your ability to discover needs and empathize with the interviewer. In addition to establishing empathy, there are …

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Interviewing – How to start?

Prior to the interview, you have hopefully done plenty of research about the company with which you are interviewing. Studying their website and looking for any recent news or press releases are essential for a successful interview. By doing this, two things will be accomplished: First, it will provide you with the tools to learn …

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