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The most important conversation you’ll ever have

Like most people, I am not a fan of job interviews. They have the potential to be awkward, nerve-wracking and just plain filled with too much pressure.

As a result, since graduating in December, I’ve tried to become an interview expert, researching and reading up on all of the do’s and don’ts of a successful interview. So today I share with you three of my favorite resources to ensuring your interview is as winning as possible.

A book about job searching you will actually want to read:
Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?: A Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job by Ellen Gordon Reeves

This is by far, one of the best books I’ve ever purchased. It’s easy to read, easy to follow and actually makes sense. This review basically sums it up: “Ellen Reeves has entered the depths of young job-seekers’ minds, answering the questions most are afraid to put into words.” Click here to find this book on Amazon.

A little love from the New York Times:
Subtle Cues Can Tell an Interviewer ‘Pick Me’ by Phyllis Korkki

This article is from September ’09, but the content is definitely still applicable. Click here to make sure you’re making all the right moves.

The right answers to all those pesky questions:
How to answer the 64 toughest interview questions

The name says it all. From describing your strengths and weaknesses to explaining why the employer should hire you, you’ll get the answers you need, and more. Click here to read the answers.

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And the search continues

As a recent college grad (well, at least for one who didn’t major in business or hasn’t decided to go on to grad school), the working world tends to arrive a little slower.

For the most part, my days as of late have been consumed with job searching, job searching and more job searching. My only reprieve has been working as a Pet Care Specialist for The Pet Squad and becoming slowly obsessed with Parenthood and Modern Family (the two best TV shows out there right now), and reacquainting myself with The Sopranos (one of the best TV series of all time).

Fortunately (or unfortunately) for me, yesterday Madison saw a blizzard like no other one I’ve seen in my mere 23 years. This allowed a slight reprieve and gave me an excuse to eat not-so-authentic but super yummy wanna-be Chinese food, watch five straight episodes of The Sopranos and not feel guilty about it.

The entire city, southern half of Wisconsin, plus all of Chicago was incapacitated for the day as government officials worked feverishly (well in Chicago, maybe) to get the roads up and running again.

Check out all the snow:

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