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5 Essential Networking Steps for Undergrads and Grad Students

Ten years ago, when I entered business school, many professionals told me that the journey ahead required significant investment in professional networking. So I followed their advice, and soon my calendar was filled with various networking events and meetings all …

By Vibhu Sinha - Vault
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Lists you need to make when you start your job search

Many job seekers, especially those who are more toward the beginning than the end of their careers, struggle to decide what kind of a job they want to do. For those, we recommend pulling out a legal pad and dividing …

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3 Traits You Need to Succeed in Interviews

If you want to land the job you want, you’ll need certain skills and certain experience. You’ll also need to nail your interviews. And to nail your interviews—virtual or in-person—you’ll need the following three traits.

1. Clarity

Before you interview, you …

By Natalie Fisher - Vault
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Sample Interview Questions: Tell Me About A Time You Were On A Team And A Team Member Wasn’t Pulling Their Weight And How You Addressed The Situation.

One way to begin this answer is by saying that you’ve gained a lot of experience leading teams and groups in college and in your past jobs, and have encountered this situation a few times. Then you could say that …

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How to Answer “What Is Your Work Style?” in an Interview (Plus Examples!)

Some interview questions tell you exactly what they’re looking for. Others take a little more deciphering—“What is your work style?” is one of them.

You might have gotten questions like “What is your management style?” or “What kind of work …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
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Sample Interview Questions: Why Do You Want to Work Here?

This question is designed to demonstrate how much research you’ve done on the firm as well as to see if you might be a good “fit.” To get further information about a particular firm, you should read recent press stories …

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How to Answer the ‘Failure’ and ‘Success’ Interview Questions

When you tell compelling stories in interviews, you create connections with your interviewers in ways that just listing your accomplishments (no matter how extraordinary) can never do. Stories connect people to each other because our brains love to follow stories. …

By Natalie Fisher - Vault
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How to Respond to “Walk Me Through Your Resume”—and Get Your Interview Started on the Right Note

When you begin any job interview, your interviewer is likely to start the conversation with some sort of introductory question. Because of this, “Tell me about yourself” is one of the most common interview questions in any job search. But …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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6 Great Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

In interviews, hiring managers and recruiters will inevitably ask, “So, do you have any questions for me?” And when they do, you better have at least a few questions prepared to ask. As for which questions you should ask, below …

By Ellie Yantsan - Vault
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Sample Interview Questions: Tell Me About A Time You Failed And What You Learned From It

This is not a fluff question meant to trip you up by surreptitiously getting at some weakness of yours. Instead it’s used to find out if you really do learn from your mistakes and, if so, how you learn from …

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