The Job Quest’s Top 10 of 2014

The Job Quest's Top 10 of 2014

With today being the last day of 2014, I decided to put together a roundup of the most popular blog posts published this year on The Job Quest. Equipped with this information, you can start 2015 with a bang! 10. What Kind of Impression Do You Leave in an Interview? “What’s your greatest weakness?” “Hahaha! […]

Top 5 Interview Red Flags to Help You Steer Clear of a Bad Job

Top 5 Red Flags

Making it to the in-person interview always feels like such a victory. You have successfully navigated the phone interview and made it to the short list of candidates — way to go! While this is a satisfying achievement, you don’t want to lose sight of the fact that you still need to decide if working […]

Five Reasons to Interview for a Job, Even If You Are Not Sure

Five Reasons to Interview for a Job, Even If You Are Not Sure

You’ve gotten a lead on a job that, a first blush, sounds perfect. But then you learn information about the company or the job itself that causes you to think again about how good that job may really be. Should you even bother submitting your résumé? I would encourage you to not mark the position […]

10 Ways to Plan Ahead to Reduce Interview Stress

10 Ways to Plan Ahead to Reduce Interview Stress

In-person job interviews are stressful, and the fear that something will go wrong increases that stress. But with a little planning, you can handle some of those issues with ease so they don’t take you off-track. 1. Try on your interview clothes the week before the interview. If you are just embarking on a job […]

What If I Interview and Decide I Don’t Want the Job?

What If I Interview and Decide I Don't Want the Job?

A reader writes in: “I interviewed for a job and they are checking references. I have decided that I am not really into the job after considering everything. How do I politely decline if I am asked? I didn’t say I would take the job if offered when asked in the interview. I said I […]

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