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Career Transition Resources

Questions to Ask Recruiters
What questions you should ask when approached by a recruiter? These questions should move beyond the basic job responsibilities and location, and dig deeper into learning about the company, the potential for career growth, and the search/interview process. Knowing which questions to ask helps you fully evaluate the opportunity. (As an added bonus, it also helps you determine how valuable the recruiter will be.)

How to Ace Your Video Interview
Videoconference software is becoming more popular for business meetings and interviews. Even though you, the candidate, are in a comfortable environment at home, you should treat it the same as if you were having an in-person interview, being prepared and confident to make the best first impression.

How to Master the Typical Job Interview Sequence
The objective of an interview is to get a job offer. Once you have the offer, you then have the opportunity to accept or reject it. As you prepare for interviews and actually meet employers, remembering this objective is the single most important thing you can do.

How to Ask For and Get the Job
From preparing for the interview to closing the interview, below you will find the eights steps that could help you land the position meant for you.

Interview Mistakes to Avoid
You’ve landed an interview at your dream company, now what? You’re nervous, excited, anxious – all these emotions spinning around in your stomach. Don’t let your nerves get the best of you and cause you to make common and avoidable interview mistakes.

Questions to Ask the Interviewer
Prioritize questions you ask to learn as much as you can about the position’s responsibilities, expectations, deliverables and requirements. This will help you evaluate the fit for yourself, gain a clearer understanding of what they believe are the most important skills and accomplishments to possess, and gain a better understanding of the position.

The Emotions of Job Change
It looked like the right opportunity.  You’ve gone through two telephone interviews and now two face- to-face interviews. In typical engineering fashion you have been very thorough and very detailed in your analysis of all aspects of the company, the management team, the position and its future growth potential.  They’ve just given you a solid offer, more money and a better opportunity than your current position affords.  Then the TOTALLY unexpected happens.  You get hit by an emotional tidal wave!!

Reasons for Job Changes
There are four basic reasons a person changes jobs. Is a job change really right for you?