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10 Mistakes You Might Be Making in Job Interviews

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As you transitioned out of service, you were likely overwhelmed with all the resume writing courses, job search tools and transition resources available. When interviewing for a job or promotion, your goal as the candidate is to highlight your offer as a benefit for the company and show a direct correlation between your experience (military and non) and the goals of the company. Here are some common mistakes to avoid: 1. Appearing unfoc... more

10 Mistakes You Might Be Making in Job Interviews

Job interview in a white office.

As you transitioned out of service, you were likely overwhelmed with all the resume writing courses, job search tools and transition resources available. When interviewing for a job or promotion, your goal as the candidate is to highlight your offer as a benefit for the company and show a direct correlation between your experience (military and non) and the goals of the company. Here are some common mistakes to avoid: 1. Appearing unfoc... more

5 Interview Mistakes Often Overlooked by Candidates

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Nailing an interview can sometimes feel like experimenting with alchemy. There are a lot of guides on how to do it, but you're not quite sure if anything will actually work.  While interviews are inherently subjective, there are still plenty of standard dos and don'ts that apply. Learning and understanding them will only help you. AOL recently listed five common interview mistakes that aren't usually considered by applicants. Don't assum... more

15 Toughest Firefighter Interview Questions

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1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: "I like firefighting. I think it's really cool." Don't just say you like it, anyone can make that claim. Focus instead on your history with the industry, and if you can, tell a story about it. Good answer: "I have always appreciated and admired those who put their lives on the line to protect our communities. My interest piqued in firefighting after I witnessed a post-crash rescue. I ... more

Study the 10 Most Common Interview Questions

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No two interviews are ever the same. Every hiring manager will ask different questions and conduct the interview in different ways. But, some questions are nearly ubiquitous to the interview process. To help prepare, Alison Doyle has compiled a list of the 10 most common interview questions which we've collected for you below. All servicemembers know the importance of planning, and job interviews are no different – know the questions, pr... more

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