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Interview: The Underlying or Hard Questions

Job interview questions are cunningly devised by hiring managers in order to get the vital information they need from candidates. Behind every job interview question is another question or a concern. Basically, your job as a candidate is to process each question, scrutinizing what the concerns of the interviewer might be. Here are some interview questions with the corresponding concerns: How long have you been job hunting? What the interviewer is actually asking: Is there something wrong with yo…

Illegal Job Interview Questions

You’re more than prepared for your final job interview, but one thing is bothering you. You’re an immigrant and a single parent. You know that disclosing information about your status will make or break your chances of getting hired. And you’re well aware that you’re at a disadvantage.You don’t have to worry if the hiring manager is professional enough to avoid asking illegal questions. It is illegal for the interviewer to ask candidates about their age, national origin, disabilities, or marital…

Preparing for Common Job Interview Questions

Coming for a job interview can make or break your chances of getting hired. You know you are highly qualified for the position and confident that you have what it takes to belong to the company. You are well aware of the questions that will be asked by the hiring manager and you are sure that you will pass the interview with flying colors. But how sure are you?Preparing for the questions is different from answering them under the scrutinizing eyes of the hiring manager. What about inappropriate …

How to Behave at an Interview

The job interview is one of the most important points in your employment search process. Sure, your resumé impressed the hiring manager. You are very much qualified and have the required skills, and now you have to prove you will be a good fit with the company and future colleagues. Just do not wreck the highly-valuable and much-coveted face-to-face interview with the hiring manager. In a survey of more than 800 hiring manager, almost 70% recalled interview blunders by job applicants. Here are j…

Motivation Job Interview Questions

Job interviews are conducted for a reason: they enable you to assess your candidate, whether he/she is qualified for the position or not.Interviews also enable you to know what motivates your candidate. Why it is important to know what motivates your candidate? For one, it would enable you to determine which position your candidate is best suited for. And for another, it will help you determine what drives your potential employee to work hard, and thus provide the environment or factors needed.A…

Does Your GPA Matter?

High school grade point average (GPA) really matters when trying to attend higher education institutions. But how about when you’re fresh out of college and try to get into your first job? Just how much future employers value your hard-earned college grades? Are those sleepless nights reviewing for mind-blowing exams and those long hours spent at the library going straight to the garbage bin?Yes, it mattersFirst, maintaining a high GPA can be crucial to your academic success. Performing poorly c…

Tips for Explaining a Job Loss

A face-to-face interview with a hiring manager trying to prove that you’re what the company is looking for can be a very intimidating experience – especially if you’re to explain how you lost your previous job. Fired, displaced, canned, laid off, resigned. However you put it, it’s still a job loss and it’s one of the most nerve-wracking subjects to talk about during a job interview. So how are you going to handle the situation if the interviewer asks you to explain a job loss? Here are some help…

How to Answer Interview Questions

We all want to create a good impression towards our interviewer on a job interview. To make this happen, we must never forget the fundamental element to make a good impression which is confidence. Our best suite, clean and shiny shoes, fixed hair, unwrinkled extra copy of your resume and a couple of memorized or rather familiarized script for expected questions are only extra baggages. All of those does not matter when our confidence does not show while we talk and answer the questions that are …

How to Make a Good Impression at a Job Interview

After several days of waiting, you have learned that a potential employer is inviting you for an interview. This gives you an opportunity to sell yourself and hope you could connect with the interview in order to cinch the job. Creating a good impression and rapport towards your interviewer is more than just dressing sharply, wearing polished shoes, or being polite. It actually starts from the moment you step into the office.Here are some suggestions on how you would be able to “click” with the …

Getting Ready for a Virtual Job Interview

With the rapid development of online technology, more and more people want to know how this would make their lives easier. In some way, it does help you cut time in (for instance) shopping, paying utility bills among others. However, this relatively-new technology may introduce new ways of doing things we never thought possible while online, such as finding a job.Believe it or not, some big-scale employers are experimenting with Second Life, an extremely popular online virtual community, to scre…