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Job Interview Advice Madera CA

Explains productive ways to show personal and professional skills to employers and prospective employers instead of simply speaking about them.

Madera County Workforce Assistance Center
(559) 662-4500
209 East 7th Street
Madera, CA
 
U.S. Army Recuriting Office
(559) 277-4780
4470 W. Shaw #A
Fresno, CA
 
Real-Time Staffing Service
(559) 222-9400
191 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA

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Auto Mechanics & Machinists Union Internatl Assn Of M
(559) 264-2815
544 W Olive Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Jon Sosa, CPRW
(619) 818-2185
645 Front St., #1710
San Diego, CA
 
Workforce Connection - Kerman
(559) 842-7707
15180 W. Whitesbridge
Kerman, CA
 
Creative Resource Management
(559) 440-9722
786 E Birch Ave
Fresno, CA

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Labor Ready Inc
(559) 437-9900
6425 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA

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DaWayne Denmark, CPRW
(760) 889-0901
7660-H Fay Ave., #181
La Jolla, CA
 
Pearl White, CPRW, CEIP, JCTC
(949) 651-1068
41 Tangerine
Irvine, CA
 
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Summary

  • Are you a "self-starter"? Welcome to a very crowded club.
  • Set yourself apart by proving your statements.
  • Go to interviews armed with examples.

Whether hiring for internships or full-time positions, most recruiters have heard statements like these from college students over and over again:

  • "I have strong communication skills."
  • "I'm self-motivated."
  • "I'm good at managing my time."
  • "I have excellent leadership qualities."
  • "I work well with others."

When you make claims like these in your interviews -- perhaps in response to a question like, "What is your greatest strength?" -- you're not likely to blow

the recruiter away with originality. In fact, the recruiter may think, "If you only knew how many times I've heard that one. How do I know that's true?"

Stand out by providing specific examples to back up the statements you've made. It's not difficult, especially if you prepare beforehand, and it will greatly elevate your standing in the recruiter's eyes.

For example: A recruiter is interviewing a new college graduate for an entry-level job and asks, "What's your greatest strength?" Which statement would grab your attention more if you were a recruiter?

Well, I'm very self-motivated. I often start projects on my own without direction from others, because I enjoy it. Compared to most people my age, I have more self-discipline and more willingness to try new things."...


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