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Job Interview Blog of Mike Petras

photo image of Michael Petras Job Interview Blog is a soft place to land for job seekers in need of a breakthrough.

Experience daily wisdom, hope, and encouragement from Mike Petras - author, career advisor, and veteran executive recruiter.

Dec 02, 2015

Top 10 interview questions

Top 10 interview questions of all time. It's a rarity if only 3-4 of these questions are asked.

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Dec 02, 2015

Situational Interview Questions

The real secret to answering situational interview questions is knowing how to respond in 60 seconds using a 3 step process.

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Nov 21, 2015

Mock Job Interview

Situational mock job interview quiz to measure your job interview skills and level of preparation.

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Nov 20, 2015

Good Interview Questions - What Are Your Strengths?

Best answer to good interview questions like: What are your strengths?

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Nov 16, 2015

Job Search Wisdom

Job search wisdom for struggling job seekers and the long-term unemployed in need of hope, motivation, courage, and a fresh approach.

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Oct 29, 2015

Job Interview Wisdom - by a seasoned Executive Recruiter

Job interview wisdom for job seekers and career changers by verteran executive recruiter Mike Petras.

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Apr 19, 2015

Top Interview Questions - how to reply when asked to criticize yourself

One of the most feared top interview questions is, what are your weaknesses. Three solid example answers to confidently respond to this question without anxiety.

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Apr 19, 2015

Interview Thank You Notes

The best interview thank you notes are short, concise and only take a few minutes to write. Sample letter plus answers to 10 FAQs.

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Apr 19, 2015

Great Interview Questions - Why Did You Choose Your College Major?

Don't let great interview questions leave you speechless like, why did you choose your major in college?

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Apr 19, 2015

Human Resources Interview Questions - Describe your ideal working environment

One of the best human resources interview questions. Describe your ideal working environment.

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Apr 19, 2015

Answering Interview Questions About Past Mistakes

Answering interview questions that focus on your past mistakes can either make you or break you in a job interview.

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Apr 18, 2015

Interview Question List - The Ideal Boss

Often found on an employer's interview question list: What qualities do you look for in a boss? Rejoice if you're asked this question.

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Apr 18, 2015

Top Ten Interview Questions - with solid sample answers

Always on the list of the top ten interview questions is, tell me about yourself. Would you believe a 30 second answer will have the greatest impact?

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Apr 08, 2015

Job Interview Etiquette - 12 behaviors to embrace or avoid

Your job interview etiquette--or lack of it--will not go unnoticed by respectable employers.

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Apr 08, 2015

Preparing for an Interview - employers will notice your travel habits

In preparing for an interview to a distant location, your travel habits will be noticed by employers.

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Apr 05, 2015

Good Answers to Interview Questions

Good answers to interview questions like: Where do you see yourself 3-5 years from now? Start by simply being straightforward and honest.

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Oct 02, 2014

Recruiters Jobs - 1500+ postings on Lodestar Executive Search

Search hundreds of recruiters jobs from contingency and retained executive recruiters. Jobs include salary ranges, locations, and detailed job descriptions.

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Oct 02, 2014

Layoffs and Downsizing - 5 ways to brand yourself to new employers

Layoffs and downsizing often strike when we least expect it. Five ways to deflect the damage and find a job after being laid-off.

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Sep 22, 2014

Best Interview Questions

Among best interview questions is what are your accomplishments. Best way to answer.

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Sep 20, 2014

Post Interview Follow Up

Your interview follow up efforts will play a major role in whether or not you get an offer. Learn how to minimize the waiting game after your job interview

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Sep 09, 2014

Free Interview Questions

Free interview questions and answers like: Describe the toughest challenge you ever faced and how you worked through it.

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Sep 09, 2014

Why a Third Job Interview?

Mike- Thank you so much for the insightful wisdom on your site! I used it for my second job interview with a major high-profile organization and nailed

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Jul 24, 2014

Typical Interview Questions - What do you know about our company?

Among typical interview questions is, what do you know about our company? Learn what employers want to hear.

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Jul 24, 2014

Sample Job Interview Questions from an executive recruiter

One of many sample job interview questions centered around a specific situation. How have you dealt with upset customers?

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Jul 24, 2014

Resume Writing Examples - recommended by seasoned executive recruiter

Resume writing examples to help you create a free printable resume. Recommended by seasoned executive recruiter.

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