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6.0 Why It Works: Julia Shamis on Successful Interviews
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Have you ever wondered what matters besides the job description? Do you ever find yourself extremely self-conscious about what to do with your hands? Would you like to know how to use behavioral interview questions to super-charge your conversation?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Julia Shamis, who is a recruiting and career services professional, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind successful interviews. We explore why an interview is not an interrogation, how to foolproof your day of the interview commute, and the silliest, most tragic way to blow a job offer.

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Julia Shamis

Julia Shamis is a recruiting and career services professional with experience on both sides of the job search and hiring process.  She has worked in corporate HR, recruiting candidates in diverse fields, including IT, engineering, finance, and auction.  

Most recently, she established the Career Services department at a private training center, and served for 8 years as Director of Career Services, delivering comprehensive job search resources and placement assistance to students.

Having partnered with hiring managers to achieve their recruiting goals, Julia has a keen understanding of what they look for and the factors that influence hiring decisions.  She now applies this unique perspective as a career consultant helping job seekers navigate the job search process.  Particularly passionate about motivating young adults to plan for their professional future, she is also a college and high school career speaker and interview coach.

"The interview is your sales pitch… and the world’s foremost expert on the product is you."

~Julia Shamis

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To schedule a free consultation with Julia, please call (201) 743-9202


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We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It’s not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing.

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The book Julia recommended:



How You Really Sound In Job Interviews

Katie Couric on How to Conduct a Good Interview

The Pursuit of Happyness - Job Interview

How to Get Your Dream Job - Tip #10


Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.