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Posted July 01, 2014 by

What Recruiters Want to Know When Asking These 5 Challenging Interview Questions

Job seekers, here is a heads up on five challenging interview questions that recruiters may ask you.  Find out what they want to learn from you in the following post.

During a job interview, there are five questions you must absolutely be ready to answer. Why these five? Because recruiters and hiring managers have come to count on them as the best possible way to gauge your confidence, passion, sincerity and knowledge of the role for which you’ve applied as well as the mission of

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Posted March 27, 2014 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? 50 Responses Not to Use When Asked About Your Greatest Weakness

If you are interviewing for an entry level job and asked about your greatest weakness, the following post includes 50 responses the interviewer probably doesn’t want to hear.

“What is your greatest weakness?” Just for fun, we decided to take a little different look at this question… and the answer. Using two words only, and with tongue firmly in cheek, here might be the worst possible answers to the worst question ever asked in a job interview:

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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 August 28, 2013 by

Right and Wrong Answers to 8 Classic Interview Questions

Dawn Dugan

Dawn Dugan, Salary.com contributing writer

If you’re in the job hunt, your first goal is to land an interview. But what you say in the hot seat can impact whether you land the job — or even a second interview.

This article explores the right and wrong ways to answer eight common interview questions.

What is your dream job?

Wrong answer:

“I want to be CEO of Apple Computers.”

Stay away from naming specific jobs. If you say the job you’re interviewing for is your dream job, you’ll come off as disingenuous.

If you name a job other than the one you’re interviewing for, you may give the impression you won’t be happy in the position if hired. (more…)

Posted April 22, 2013 by

What’s Your Weakness?

How should job seekers handle this question in an interview?  Learn more in the following post.

Look at you, you’re ready to conquer the world, you’ve got this. There’s no way the interview can go wrong. You’ve prepared for this; you know everything about the company. Not to mention, that new blazer you’re rocking? Classy choice. There isn’t spinach in your teeth; there are no butterflies in your stomach.

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What’s Your Weakness?