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Michael Neece

Michael is President, CEO and author of Interview Mastery, the most widely used job interview software in the world. Partners have included largest career portals in the world including, CareerBuilder and Monster.com. Michael is also the former “Interview Master” for Monster.com.

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Emotional Preparation for Interviews

By Michael Neece / April 23, 2020 /

Hiring is an emotional process for both the candidate and the interviewer. Hiring is an emotional process for both the candidate and the interviewer. The hiring process is shrouded with a veneer of logic “to hire the best qualified person”, but in reality it is grounded with emotion. Your enthusiasm, confidence and energy will determine…

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How to Get an Interview – Currency of Trust

By Michael Neece / March 12, 2020 /

Your interview skills will determine if you get the job offer. Networking is the process of contacting your friends and colleagues to inform them of your job search. While networking is a powerful technique, many professionals are not comfortable calling people they don’t know. The networking script and guidelines provided below will deliver the results…

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Thriving on Phone Interviews

By Michael Neece / February 12, 2020 /

Phone interviews are frequently used by companies to save time by pre-qualifying your interest and expertise. The following are some recommendations to ensure your next phone interview is successful for you.

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How Good Does Your Resume Look?

By Michael Neece / May 15, 2016 /

This is the second in a series of articles highlighting principles for writing a sparkling resume. Each article presents one or more keys to creating a professional and effective resume that generates interviews. How Resumes are Read Resumes are rarely read. Resumes are first scanned, usually by HR (Human Resources) or the internal recruiter. Resumes…

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Behavioral – Event Interview Questions

By Michael Neece / April 9, 2014 /

Overview During the interview, you are asked to describe how you dealt with a difficult team situation in the past. Asking you about the past indicates this is a most likely a behavioral-event interview (BEI) question. Responding requires you need to recall an example when you dealt with a specific situation. BEI have been used…

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Interview Question – How Much Do You Want to Make?

By Michael Neece / January 22, 2014 /

What number should I tell the interviewer?? When companies ask you about your last salary they are trying to screen you out. This is a high risk moment and hence you want to delay the salary discussion for later in the hiring process. The representative from the company is trying to make sure there is…

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Interview Question – What Are Your Weaknesses?

By Michael Neece / January 22, 2014 /

How should you answer the age old questions…What are your weaknesses? Michael Neece puts things in perspective. What Are Your Weaknesses? By: Michael R. Neece, CEO Interview Mastery Conventional advice recommends you respond to this question by stating a weakness that is really a positive or translating a weakness into a positive like “I’m a…

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