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Job Interview Advice Warren MI

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

Michigan Works! Service Center
(586) 574-2170
27850 Van Dyke Ave.
Warren, MI
 
TRC Staffing Services
(586) 939-3210
2110 15 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, MI

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OfficeTeam
(800) 804-8367
12900 Hall Rd Ste 495
Sterling Heights, MI

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Michigan Works! Ferndale Career Center
(248) 545-0222
713 East 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 
Michigan Works! Highland Park Service Center
(313) 826-0299
144 E. Manchester St.
Highland Park, MI
 
Michigan Works! Macomb Service Center - Roseville
(586) 447-9200
15950 Twelve Mile Road
Roseville, MI
 
OneStop Service Center
(313) 579-4925
5555 Conner Ave.
Detroit, MI
 
Accountemps
(800) 803-8367
12900 Hall Rd Ste 495
Sterling Heights, MI

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Michigan Works! Troy Service Center
(248) 823-5101
550 Stephenson Highway
Troy, MI
 
Detroit Workforce Development Department
(313) 873-7321
707 W. Milwaukee
Detroit, MI
 
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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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