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HR Execs Tell How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Our Career Breakfast panelists had a lot more to offer than cookie-cutter advice about preparing for a job interview. If you missed our live broadcast, we’ve rounded up a few key tips and embedded the full video below.

Lars Schmidt, NPR’s talent acquisition leader, advised candidates to Google themselves to fully understand what the company may know about you. “You don’t want to be derailed by a question you’re not prepared for.”

Mediabistro VP of education and events Carmen Scheidel reminded viewers that the interview itself is a form of research, essentially a great opportunity to decide if the company culture is something that you can commit your career to.

Finally, HR pro Laurie Ruettimann advised job seekers to remain neutral — in both look and odor. That means no hot pink skirts or dumping on cologne. “You want to be memorable for your knowledge, skills and abilities, not for your wardrobe or how you smell.”

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Get Job Interview Tips in Mediabistro’s Career Breakfast

How do you sound natural but not over-rehearsed? What’s the best way to deal with that big gap in your resume? When do you bring up salary and benefits?

These are just a few of the questions you’ve submitted for our next Career Breakfast tackling job interview prep. Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern, we’ll get the answers from Lars Schmidt, talent acquisition leader for NPR, and Laurie Ruettimann, an HR and social media pro. They’ll join Carmen Scheidel, our VP of education and events and moderator Greg Horowitz, mediabistro’s director of product development to break down the best strategies to impress HR.

Continue to send us your questions through Twitter using the hashtag #CareerBreakfast, on our Facebook page, or in the comment box below. Then, tune in to our Google+ and YouTube channels Tuesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. Eastern to watch the live broadcast.

Deep Focus CEO Seeks ‘T-Shaped People’

Thanks to the mediabistro.com mothership and Media Beat, creatives everywhere can add one more agency to their job search list: Deep Focus, whose CEO told Carmen Scheidel that his company is hiring “creatives at every level.” Contrary to common expectations, Deep Focus is seeking “t-shaped people,” who have broad knowledge and one specialization, rather than just pure specialists or generalists.

In addition, the company needs strategists and “brilliant media planners and buyers.”

“I encourage people that are looking for an opportunity to, not so much raise their profile in the industry, but really forward an idea they know to be true, we’re looking for people that believe they have something important to say and then we’ll give them a chance to back that up.”

MB How To: Write A Resume

As promised, more videos from mediabistro HQ. This one tackles the all-important question of writing a resume led by mediabistro.com director of education Carmen Scheidel.

Included: never send the same resume twice, cater to robots, and use metrics.

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