Weekly Job Byte

The one thing you should always say in a job interview
Every job candidate knows how to start a job interview — on time, with a smile and a firm handshake. But it’s less clear how to end a job interview in a way that makes you stand out from the competition.

According to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, the last few minutes of a job interview can make or break your chances of getting the job. And there’s something you can say to ensure that you’re memorable — in a good way.

After you’ve made your case and the hiring manager concludes the interview, don’t just say “thank you” and leave. Read More. 

No. 1 mistake people make during the hiring process
Job seekers know that making a good first impression in an interview is important. But leaving a positive, lasting impression is just as significant, if not more so.

The best way to make sure an interviewer remembers you well past the conversation is to always ask questions at the end — something many job applicants don’t do, says Brendan Browne, the global head of talent for LinkedInRead More. 

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Ask This Question to Your Interviewer to Shut Down Their Doubts About You
For 90% of an interview, you’re at the mercy of the interviewer: they get to choose what they dig into about you, and how deeply. But for the final 10% of the interview — a precious few minutes — they hand you the metaphorical shovel so that you get to choose what to dig into. Some applicants throw the shovel aside, unprepared to ask meaningful questions. But after reading this, you’ll be able to use your “shovel” to fill in any holes in their judgement of your qualifications.

Is the end of the interview really as important as everyone says?

The short of it is… yes. Trust me, or trust Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman — his research brought forth the Peak-End Rule: when your interviewer thinks back on your interview, he or she will only remember the best part of your interview and the ending. Shout out to my boy Danny for backing me up on this one!

Ok, Katherine, what is the golden question I clicked on this article for?? Read More.

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​​Improve your chances of getting a new job and complete the first step after registering (and being accepted) by taking advantage of the Ready To Work NJ 2 Day Workshop! These 2 day workshops help with resume & cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, networking & social media tips.

Upcoming workshops are scheduled at:​​​​​​​​​​

  • Passaic CC (Wanaque Campus) – Oct. 23 & 26 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Essex CC – Oct. 25 & 27 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Middlesex CC – Oct. 25 & 26 – Contact John Radvany
  • Brookdale CC – Oct.27 & 28 — Contact John Radvany

Candidates may also receive a phone call from the participating Colleges. Note: if email link doesn’t work, please use the first initial last name @ njworkforce.org to send an email.