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Asked by Mitesh on December 20, 2016

I have completed all rounds of my interview. After two weeks, I got an email from an HR manager that I am a finalist for the position. I followed up a couple days later with the same manager and he mentioned we will make a decision by the end of this week. Is this a normal timeline? And isn't it a good sign that they notified me I was a finalist? Thanks!

Textron, Pitney Bowes, ADP have responded.

Hello and congrats on working through the interview process! It can be difficult to determine what a normal timeline is because companies can have such a wide variety of timelines that they work through. Completing…

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Asked by Tiffany on November 19, 2016

In the last year I have had 5 interviews, no call backs. Not sure what i'm doing wrong, but it is a learning experience. My question is: I seem to start stuttering, or get tripped up in my words. I try to speak slowly, but I am so aware of it, i feel dumb. what can I do?

Worthington, Textron, Cardinal Health, Pitney Bowes, ADP have responded.

This is a problem that many people face. The best thing about going into an interview is that you are the subject matter expect on yourself- you know the answers to all of the questions that are…

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Asked by Alyss on November 3, 2016

I had been working at my entry level position for a little over a year. Last week due to the company downsizing and changing roles, I was laid off. Yesterday, my former boss contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in coming back. I'd have to go through the steps of an applicant. Just looking for some advise on how to proceed. If I were to get an interview, I'm nervous I might say the wrong thing.

Caterpillar, ADM, AT&T, Cardinal Health have responded.

I believe that you are referring to how to navigate the fact that you were laid off from your previous role when discussing returning to another previous employer.  If this is the case, the best approach…

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Asked by David on October 23, 2016

I'm very confident I'm going to receive a job offer from a recent interview. What's the best way for me to negotiate my salary? I want the job, but I also want to be compensated fairly for my contribution to the company.

Textron, Grace, Accenture, Cigna have responded.

Congratulations on the upcoming offer! Negotiating salary depends on a great deal of factors. My advice is this. Keep in mind total compensation. These are the tangible and intangible factors beside money that…

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Asked by Abhishek on October 11, 2016

What are the most important points I should include about myself when an interviewer asks me, "tell me a little bit about yourself."?

Cardinal Health, Caterpillar, Daikin Applied, ADM have responded.

Great question! This is a very common interview question. When asking this question, most interviewers are looking for something to draw them in and to see if your background and experience are a good fit for…

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