Returning to the Job Market: Job-Search Success
Conducting job interview prep
Chances are you have been out of the interviewing game for a while, so even without the added pressure/stigma of being laid off you really need to put time into interview preparation.
Besides writing down answers to common interview questions, we also recommend a few practice interviews with a career professional or trusted colleague.
No matter how much prep work you decide to do, the one thing you must do is prepare for the inevitable, why did you leave your last job question. Whatever you do, do not blame your former boss or employer — but don’t take the blame either. Instead, mention the layoff happened due to circumstances beyond your control — and then quickly change the subject to how you will make a significant contribution to the company through the job you are interviewing for.
Two key interviewing tools you should check out immediately:
We have a fairly vast collection of interviewing tools and resources… so take advantage of all of the rest of our job interviewing resources for job-seekers.
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