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Interview Etiquette


First impressions do count. Your resume earned you a job interview. Now, business etiquette will add some polish to your presentation. Etiquette—good manners—is based on the idea that certain social behaviors put people at ease and make interaction pleasant. Here … Read more

Good Questions to Ask at the Interview


You’ve probably heard it a million times: A job interview should be a two-way conversation. You may assume that means someone asks questions and you offer answers. But that’s only half of the conversation. Interviewers expect you to ask questions, … Read more

What Interviewers Want to Know


During an interview, potential employers want to gather information to gauge whether you, the position, and the organization are a good fit. Here are some generic questions—and examples of specific questions—an employer may ask in an interview. Use these as … Read more

Conducting the Successful Phone Interview


A potential employer may want to do a preliminary interview by phone. If you’re prepared for the call, you can impress the interviewer. Here are some tips: Turn off distractions. Take your phone into in a quiet room. Have all … Read more

Top 3 Ways to Prepare for an Interview


Interviewing can be a daunting task!  Even the most confident speaker feels overwhelmed by the prospect of an interview.  The purpose of an interview is to show the employer that you have the skills, knowledge and experience for the position.  … Read more

Information Interview with a Dental Hygienist


I recently sat down with UNC alum, Nirali Patel, to discuss the dental hygiene profession. Nirali graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014 with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She currently works as a dental hygienist for a private dental practice … Read more

Informational Interviewing


An informational interview involves talking with people who are currently working in a particular industry or job position; designed to gain a better understanding of an industry, or, a specific job — and….to build a network of contacts in that … Read more