Interviewing Expert Laura DeCarlo is the author of two books on interviewing – Interview Pocket RX and Interviewing: The Gold Standard. She is also the creator of the CEIC, the career industry’s state-of-the-art interview and negotiation coaching program, which is used by coaches, counselors, and university career centers in 6+ countries.

Laura DeCarlo has developed the reputation as the “career hero” for the efforts she has pioneered in the career services industry for both job seekers and career professionals as the founder of the professional association, Career Directors International.

An industry leader, she has earned two degrees and 11 industry certifications and designations such as Master Career Director and Certified Expert Resume Writer. Further, she has received the industry’s most prestigious awards which include the Master Career Professional Lifetime Achievement Award and Master Resume Writer Lifetime Achievement Award as well as 7 additional awards in job placement and resume writing.

She is also the co-author of Job Search Bloopers and has been featured in over 15 resume and cover letter compendiums. Currently, she is the national/international resume expert for 54 professional associations such as PMI, AMA, AJST, ASAE, ASME, AVMA, and ASCE. Throughout her career she has spearheaded the development of numerous training programs and presentations for job seekers and career professionals, which have been presented at conferences, corporations, online, and to the federal government.

Laura DeCarlo is a former 2-year employment guest columnist for The Florida Today newspaper. She is the current principal of A Competitive Edge Career Service, a turnkey career services firm. She is in the process of writing her newest book on career management. Publicity has included quotes in publications such as Forbes (IMPRESS), Working Mother, and the Wall Street Journal; she also appeared on NBC 7/39 News in San Diego and was interviewed on Wall Street Journal Radio.

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Top 12 Tips for Phone Screening & Interviews

Phone interviews, also known as phone screens, are typically the first hurdle in the interview process, separating the qualified from the unqualified job candidates. Follow these 12 steps to succeed in your next phone screen interview.

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How to Answer: Why Should We Hire You? (with Examples)

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How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” in Your Job Interview

Answer the ‘Tell me about yourself’ question carefully with a focus on how you are the perfect candidate for their job.

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How to Answer: Why Do You Want to Work Here? (with Samples)

Answer the ‘Why do you want to work here?’ question by focusing on the benefit to the employer of hiring you and demonstrating your knowledge about the employer and the job, as the sample answers show.

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How to Handle Chronological In-Depth Structured (CIDS) Job Interviews

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How to Handle Job Simulation / In-Box Exercise Job Interviews

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How to Ace a Speed Interview

Job interviewing expert Laura DeCarlo offers advice for handling new interview methods like speed interviews.

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Interview Investigation: How to Research a Company in Advance

The more the job seeker knows about the employer, the greater the probability that they will be able to perform extremely well in the job interviews.

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Job Interview Thank You Notes Guide

Laura Decarlo details when, why, and how to write thank you notes after job interviews.

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How to Leverage LinkedIn for Your Next Job Interviews

Job interviewing expert Laura DeCarlo offers tactics for using LinkedIn to succeed at your next job interviews.

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How to Make a Career Portfolio And What to Include

Bringing a well-planned and constructed career portfolio to your next job interview gives you a powerful tool to present your career and sell your value to a new employer.

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Lunch Interview Success Tips

Top tips for succeeding in your next job inteview over lunch or another meal, including preparation and proper etiquette.

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How to Handle Panel or Group Interviews

Laura DeCarlo, Job Interview Expert, helps you prepare to succeed in a group interview or a panel interview.

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Video Interview Tips & Best Practices

Video interviews can be tricky. In this article, learn how to prepare so you make your best impression in video or video conferencing interviews.

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Foundation for Successful Follow-Up After the Job Interview

Laura DeCarlo, Job Interview Expert, gives you tips and a process for successfully following up after the interviews.

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You Have Nothing to Lose in Interviews – Really!

Job interviewing expert Laura DeCarlo offers encouraging insight into interviews as games you can never lose.

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How to Calm Down Before a Job Interview

Sometimes stress can cause us to blow an opportunity, and that can certainly happen in a job interview. So, job interviewing expert Laura DeCarlo offers 7 techniques to put you in control of yourself during the interview.

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