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Job Questions Answered by Troy Johnson at ABCNews.com

When college graduating seniors are getting ready for interviews and entering the work force, I would like to share an ABCNews video about job hunts. In this video, Troy Johnson answered five frequently asked questions:

1. Is it a good idea of using a recommendation letter or references that was dated 10 years ago?
2. Is it appropriate to knock a company's door even the company states "no visits or no phone calls"?
3. When is the best time to ask questions about salary?
4. What is the best way to state my career objective?
5. How can I find my dream job?

I agree with Troy Johnson. I also believe job hunting these days is not about what "I" want. Sometimes, it is not even about what "I" am good at or how good "I" am. It is more about what the employer wants. So, when writing a resume and preparing for an interview, I suggest candidates keep in mind of what the prospective employer is looking for and ask: What can I bring to the table? What contributions can I make after I get hired?

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  1. I think it is very important to do research prior to an interview. All candidates should be informed of the companies background as well as their purpose before they enter an interview. During the interview, many questions should be asked of the employer in order to show interest in the company. The resume should reflect the type of person they are both in and out of the office.

    -Talia Finkler HPM 321

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  2. I think it is very important to do research prior to an interview. All candidates should be informed of the company’s background as well as their purpose before they enter an interview. For example, when a person is in the middle of an interview, if they make a statement about how long the company has been around, or who the President is, etc it is very impressive to the interviewer. During the interview, many questions should be asked of the employer in order to show interest in the company. The resume should reflect the type of person they are both in and out of the office.

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