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Expert offers job interview tips

By Paul Nelson | Posted - Apr. 20, 2009 at 7:57 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- With unemployment in Utah at more than 5 percent and thousands of jobs being lost, performing well during a job interview is more important than ever.

One of the first things to do in preparation for a job interview is to find stories illustrating you as a hard worker. Notus Career Management President Rhett Kasparian says they work better than just saying you're a hard worker.

"Practice them and get them down to a minute [or] a minute and 30 seconds," he recommended.

Kasparian says the "What's your greatest weakness?" question is a trap to weed people out. He says don't give one of those, "Well, I work too hard," answers.

"Admit the weakness, but show how you've chipped away at it to where today it's virtually gone," he said.

Although you may be dying to know how much the job pays, Kasparian says you shouldn't bring up the subject of pay.

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