Category Archives: Interviews and Jobs

Before You Interview, Learn and Practice Ed’s “Zip a Lip” Theory

Copyright © 2008 Ed Bagley My best advice to clients about to interview for a job is to treat the interview like an IRS audit. When the Internal Revenue Service thinks you are cheating on your annual tax return, and … Continue reading

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The Biggest Mistake Potential Hires Make While Interviewing for a Job

Copyright © 2008 Ed Bagley If I told a lot of potential hires that sometimes they have as much or more to do with getting a job offer as I do as the interviewer, most of them would not believe … Continue reading

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Potential Hires Who Are Quick to Judge May Be Quickly Eliminated by Interviewers

Copyright © 2008 Ed Bagley Being too judgmental during a job interview could most certainly be a negative for potential hires. Judgments rendered too quickly happen most often because they are based on preconceived notions. Think about a friend unloading … Continue reading

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A Job Interview Nightmare: When He Asked, “How Do You Motivate Yourself?” I Was Without a Good Answer

Copyright © 2008 Ed Bagley A reader emailed me with this question: “I was in an interview, and was asked this question: How do you motivate yourself? I could barely answer the question. What would you suggest?” This is a … Continue reading

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