Interviews

Tell Me About Yourself

It’s time for the interview! You are ready, you look professional, you have done your research about the company and have a list of questions to ask, you are poised and confident and then the employer say’s “Tell me about yourself.” Suddenly, you feel hot, anxious and nervous and begin shifting in your chair and for about ten seconds you stare at the employer like a deer caught in the headlights of oncoming traffic. EEK!…

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Accommodation: Risk or Benefit?

I have yet to uncover the true reason(s) some employers find so much skepticism and apprehension in hiring someone with a disability, when I find so many reasons to say yes.  Of course I may be biased in this case, as my job is to help people with disabilities find employment.  But then again, maybe because of this reason I have a little more insight than someone who has never been exposed to working with someone who has a disability…

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The Truth About Interviews

Interviews are much different today than they were 20 years ago.  I’m showing my age a little bit here but I can remember applying for a job, interviewing the same day, and walking out with the job.  It was a simple process that took maybe 15-30 minutes and the interviewer only asked questions pertaining to skills, education, and previous work history…

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Introductions & The Elevator Speech

This is probably the most common question you will encounter, whether you’re shopping for a car, exploring the city, or meeting new people in social situations.  When you first meet, the curiosity factor generally stems around what you do.  It isn’t necessarily that they are interested in hearing about your daily activities, but rather wanting to know what they may have in common with you, how you fit into their picture, or they may just use this question as a conversation starter…

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