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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Why Have They Asked me That

Group of managers interviewing female job candidate

Group of managers interviewing female job candidate. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s a question we’ve all pondered during the middle of an interview: why on Earth have they asked me that? It could be that the question is a left-field piece of oddness, such as “why are manhole covers round” or “what would you do if you were trapped in a gigantic blender?” It could be that it’s simply one of those questions every interviewer asks, and you’re still unsure as to what it actually means. Well, rest assured it does mean something; and your answers can reveal a lot about you.

What an employer wants to know varies from question to question, but the goal is always the same: they want you to drop little hints about your personality or past that might otherwise be hidden. Little hints that will allow them to build a picture of you as a worker and person, beyond what you might be willing to tell them. Here’s how: (more…)

Posted January 14, 2014 by

What Factors into Getting or Not Getting that Entry Level Job

If you’re wondering what might increase or decrease your chances of getting that entry level job, the following post shares some factors that might determine the outcome.

When considering candidates for competitive job opportunities, you might be neck and neck with other equally qualified candidates. So what makes the difference? CareerBuilder conducted a study to determine the factors that play into determining who gets hired. According to the study, having a sense of humor, being well-dressed, or

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Posted January 06, 2014 by

Watch Your Attitude When Interviewing for Recent Graduate Jobs

College grads who are interviewing for recent graduate jobs should be careful of their attitude(s) if they want to make a good impression on a potential employer.  Learn more in the following post.

From our partner site… By Harry Urschel Job seekers often hear how important a positive attitude is for a successful job search. However, they often don’t grasp how their attitude is perceived by employers. Simply acting “cheerful” is not enough. There are several subtle, and not

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Posted November 14, 2013 by

Beware of These 10 Tricks on Entry Level Jobs

Whether you are looking for or are currently working on entry level jobs, there are things you should beware of during this time of your career.  The following post highlights 10 tricks to avoid.

As the economy slowly improves, and more early careerists are finding work, it seems many – from freshman intern to second or third year workforce veteran – are prone to ignoring some very scary red flags served up by their sometimes monster-like employers. Here are ten scary moments, that if

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Posted October 03, 2012 by

Five Red Flags for Job Seekers About Prospective Employers

In your job search, you may encounter a number of attractive opportunities.  However, there are signs that might make you think twice before pursuing and/or accepting particular jobs. (more…)