Interviewing Do's and Dont's from a Pro

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Monday, January 7 - Resume and interviewing wisdom is a skill that many people more qualified than the JVSWorks staff - OK, me - are qualified to dispense. David Kruskall, for example.

When he was tabbed to participate in a podcast sponsored by the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Kruskall, JVS WHEST Program Manager, outlined several employment interview do's and dont's.

For example, Kruskall suggests practicing answering interview questions with a friend or family member the night before the interview. He also recommends rehearsing in front of a mirror.

Come prepared with a list of researched questions so that when the employer asks - as s/he inevitably will - whether you have any questions, you can do some interviewing of your own.

There's a lot more interviewing wisdom, but I'll let you get it directly from the career counselor's mouth. Watch David Kruskall on YouTube here.

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And while we're on the subject of the great work done at JVS WHEST, here's a thanks and happy new year's note sent to Teri Maher, Job Developer/Case Manager at JVS WHEST from a client who is embarking on a new career in 2013:

I wanted to express my gratitude on all your help with my job search the past few months. I can't express how much I appreciate your help at such a difficult stressful time in my life. With so much uncertainty, each visit I had with you left me full of resources and with hope that it would all work out. It has and I have you to thank for the tips and help you provided for me at the job fair. My job search was successful and I have a job I like. I have you to thank for it. I appreciate your sincerity and complete focused dedication to myself and each of your clients. I could not have done this without you. I hope 2013 brings you many wonderful things. Thank you.