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Women – What do I wear to an Interview? (infographic)

Over the past ten years, traditional job interview rules have been rapidly updated. Whether you are entering the employment market for the first time or seeking a new opportunity, you may need some guidance on gaining that edge. What to wear is one of the first concerns that comes to mind for interview prep. For … Continue reading

Job Interview – The basics

There are a few basics that every person who’s preparing for, or facing a job interview, should know… So, what are the types of questions the interviewer might ask? Here are a few examples. The common interview questions. There are probably 20 or 30 common questions typically asked in interviews. They’re easily found because most … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap Between Employer and Job Seekers

(Guess Posts by by Rebecca Gray) If you happen to be unemployed and have been seeking a position for some time, but have met with little success, you might find yourself confused by recent statistics that indicate a steady decrease in unemployment claims, not to mention the frequently published projections of a rosy employment picture … Continue reading

Job Interview – Narcissists perform best study finds

Job applicants with narcissistic personalities are more successful than equally qualified candidates who act more modestly, according to a new study.  The research also found that applicants from countries with cultures that place greater emphasis on humility may find it tougher to land a job. The study, which was conducted at the University of British … Continue reading

Job Interview – 15 things a recruiter look for

This is what recruiter look for when you walk into his office for an interview:  Be Yourself! Be Confident in Who You Are and What You Have to Offer Look Me in the Eyes Tell Me a Good Story Sit Up Straight Relax Practice Practice Practice Know the Job and the Company Make Sure You Know … Continue reading

Does education really matter when recruiting ?

From an interview with Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google On the hiring side, we found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations in Manhattan? A complete waste of time. They don’t predict anything. They serve primarily to … Continue reading

Job Search Interview / Top 25 Most Difficult Companies (2013) by Glassdoor Blog

Glassdoor’s third annual report of the Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview (2013)*, uncovers which companies have the toughest interview process Continue reading

Internet Job Search

We all need to sharpen our job search tools each time we go looking for employment Continue reading

Job Search / Overqualified: What to Do During the Interview

Here’s what you need to do when you’re overqualified for a job Continue reading

Interview scores had no correlation with performance ?

Google has found that interview scores had no correlation with performance, of those who got hired Continue reading

Job Search / Job Seeker’s Must-Ask Interview Questions

Interviewers want and expect you to have questions. It shows that you’re interested in the opportunity, not just the paycheck. Here’s a list of five must-ask interview questions, each followed by an explanation of why you must ask it, and what you want and don’t want to hear in reply. Continue reading

Interview / Tricky questions are a complete waste of time says Google

“We found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an aeroplane? How many gas stations in Manhattan? A complete waste of time,” said Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock Continue reading

Job Interview / 5 Items You Should Bring

Following are five value-add items to bring to your next job interview, and every job interview, to help enhance your personal marketing message: 1. Tweaked Resume Even if you recently updated your resume, assess if a tweaked headline or modified achievement would more perfectly align your message with this specific interview. 2. Toot-Your-Own-Horn Book If … Continue reading

The Most Harmful Interview Mistakes: Answering cell phone or texting

In a nationwide CareerBuilder survey conducted by Harris Interactive© among more than 3,000 employers, hiring and human resource managers were asked to rate the biggest mistakes candidates make during interviews and share their most unusual interview memories. Most Harmful Common Mistakes Hiring managers say the following are the mistakes most detrimental to your interview performance: … Continue reading

5 Must-Ask Questions at the end of a Job Interview

An interviewer will almost always ask you at the end of the meeting if you have any questions — say no, and you look ill-prepared, uninformed, and uninterested. Say yes, however, and ask the right questions, and you’ll impress your potential employer with your commitment, interest, and thoughtfulness. Coming to an interview prepared with questions … Continue reading

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