Natalie Fisher

Natalie Fisher

Natalie Fisher is an enthusiastic HR Generalist who loves her job! She's been on over 50 interviews and received 48 job offers. Download her Free Guide: How to Nail an Interview You're Unqualified For.

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The Best Questions to Ask at the End of Your Interview

by Natalie Fisher  |  January 02, 2019

You probably know that most interviews end with the question, "Is there anything you'd like to ask me now?" But you might now know that this question is commonly used by hiring managers to determine how well you'll fit with the company. For example, answering, "No, I have no questions" could signal to an interviewer that you lack enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and an understanding of all that was discussed in the interview. So, what's the best question to ask at the end of an interview that... Read More >

4 Tips for Writing Compelling Resume Bullet Points

by Natalie Fisher  |  October 19, 2018

To craft a compelling resume, you have to pay attention to the details. Here, we address the details of the bullet points in your resume. Specifically, we focus on how bullets are ideally expressed and displayed in your document. 1. Steal skills from other postings Find job postings for similar positions and in similar fields or extract from the job posting that you're applying for, and then look under the 'desired skills' section and use those Read More >

How to Make Small Talk Before Your Interview

by Natalie Fisher  |  September 10, 2018

You've practiced your answers, prepared questions you want to ask, and feel confident about going into your interview with a sense of direction. The only thing that's got your nerves a little off balance is anticipating the small talk pre-interview-which interviewers often use to gauge your personality and get a sense of who you are, unrehearsed. In just a few short sentences of small talk, your politeness, positivity, and overall mindset can all be revealed.  If the prospect of small talk... Read More >

This Cover Letter Trick Will Make Recruiters Read to the End

by Natalie Fisher  |  August 15, 2018

When you get the chance to submit a cover letter for the perfect job opportunity, you want your letter to stand out. So here's a simple trick you can use to get the person reading your cover letter to become quickly interested in you and what you have to say.  The trick begins with the first sentence of your cover letter. Most cover letters that hiring managers receive start out something like this: "I'm writing in response to the marketing associate position at xMatters that was recently... Read More >

10 Phrases for Instant Credibility in a Job Interview

by Natalie Fisher  |  July 24, 2018

Have you ever heard someone speak who immediately oozes credibility, presence, and authority, and you're not even sure why or how they do it? Well, chances are they use certain key phrases that make you see them differently-phrases that you, too, can use in a job interview. Below are some of these phrases that you can use to preface some of your interview answers and stories to help build credibility with hiring managers. As you read each of the following phrases, consider the following... Read More >

3 Soft Skills You Need to Stand Out in an Interview

by Natalie Fisher  |  May 25, 2018

One of the biggest mistakes interviewees make in interviews is believing they need to be polished, professional, and perfect all the time. Instead, what they need is to exhibit a few specific "soft skills." And so, below you'll find these soft skills, along with examples of how to convey them in an interview and why they're important to your interview success. 1. Compassion Humans psychologically gravitate towards people who show compassion for Read More >

How to Create Job Opportunities Rather Than Compete for Them

by Natalie Fisher  |  May 15, 2018

Some days you feel invisible in your job search. Why is no one responding to your resume? Why are you not finding the opportunities you want? You're doing everything right: you're actively applying, you've got a great resume (you know because you've had it reviewed by a professional), you went to school, and you worked hard to get a degree. So why does there seem to be a lack of opportunities out there that you can actually grab? Part of the problem is competition: for the good... Read More >

Salary Negotiation Scripts for Any Role

by Natalie Fisher  |  April 04, 2018

Money is an uncomfortable topic, which is why most people don't even try to negotiate their starting salary. But when you go into an interview, there is no getting around the fact that you'll likely have to talk money at some point.  You know there's a good chance that they'll ask you something like, "What are your salary expectations?" or "What did you make in your previous position?" Maybe you've frozen before when they've asked, or maybe you've blanked and had no idea what to say. It... Read More >

5 Things Interviewers Never Want to Hear

by Natalie Fisher  |  January 08, 2018

When you're going in for an interview, you might wonder if there is anything you could possibly say to absolutely kill your chances at the job offer.  From my years of experience (and sitting in on over 100+ interviews myself), I've compiled some of the things that set off red flags for hiring managers and instantly make them have concerns about a candidate. In this post, we'll talk about what these things are, why these things cause concerns, and what to say instead, so you can land that... Read More >

How to Handle the Money Conversation (Even if You Have No Experience)

by Natalie Fisher  |  November 29, 2017

Maybe you feel you're not being paid what you're worth right now, or you're afraid you won't be worth very much due to lack of experience. You're unsure how to figure out where in the salary range you should be, or if the range is fair. Money makes you uncomfortable, especially when they ask those awkward questions "What are your salary expectations?" or "What are you making now?" But you do know one thing for sure, you don't want to wait for someone else to decide your worth, so here's... Read More >

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