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    Questions That Shouldn't Be Asked in Job Interviews

    Questions That Shouldn't Be Asked in Job Interviews
    Job hunters sometimes are shocked by questions that pop up in interviews. Trained human resource practitioners know better, but some managers veer into dangerous territory when interviewing job candidates. What might be viewed as pleasant conversation can turn into fodder for discrimination lawsuits if a rejected candidate pursues a complaint. The following list gives a good idea of queries that might ...
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    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer
    While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we've prepared a list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel. Will you face a few? Probably. Will you be well-served by being ready even if you're not ...
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    Creative Questions Hirers Might Ask Applicants

    Creative Questions Hirers Might Ask Applicants
    In this space last week I listed job interview questions that could expose employers to discrimination lawsuits from rejected candidates. Some of them may simply seem like pleasant conversation -- Do you have children? -- but they're best avoided. So what to do instead? Clearly, it's important to get a good measure of the applicant in the interview, and that's possible ...
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    SalesHQ's Interview Guide

    SalesHQ's Interview Guide
    Never seem to come up with the right answer during an interview? Not sure about what to wear? Worried you'll freeze trying to answer the most important question? Interviews may be the toughest part of the job search process, since everything about you is on display for the employer. Figuring out how to dress and the right thing to say can ...
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    Flaunt Your Fluency

    Flaunt Your Fluency
    Are you bilingual or multilingual? Whether English is your first or second language, your linguistic skills make you valuable in sales. In fact, companies that recognize and reward such abilities with extra pay tend to have better retention and satisfaction rates among workers than companies that remain neutral. If your employer falls into the latter group, don't be shy about demonstrating ...
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    10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

    We all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing inappropriately can ruin your chances for a job. But what about the more subtle ways that could make you unexpectedly sabotage your job interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Keep in mind these 10 common subconscious mistakes that you probably don’t even know you’re making. NEXT | ...
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    How to Tame the Hostile Interviewer

    How to Tame the Hostile Interviewer
    We’ve all been in interviews when it seems like all the interviewer wants to do is trip you up. It’s like everything you say is somehow misinterpreted to mean something completely different. How can you diffuse such an uncomfortable situation? First, understand that the interviewer’s hostility is probably not about you. Most likely, the interviewer started his day off by arguing ...
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    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview

    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
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    What to Expect in a Second Interview

    What to Expect in a Second Interview
    Good news: You’ve been invited back for a second interview. You did well on your first interview and followed up with a well thought-out thank-you letter. You are excited when you’re asked back to meet with the director, vice president and other team members, but you are also nervous. What can you expect? Do you feel you’ve already covered everything in ...
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    Are Your Networking Skills Toxic?

    If you've put in a number of years in your professional field, this dreaded scenario might sound familiar: You get a call or an email from a friend of a colleague, asking for a meeting with a murky agenda. Not wanting to offend your colleague, you halfheartedly agree to a brief encounter. The day arrives, and so does the feckless ...
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    Tips to Prepare for Your Insurance Sales Interview

    Tips to Prepare for Your Insurance Sales Interview
    Selling insurance can earn you a substantial income, and if you grow a big customer base, renewal commissions let you build wealth over your career. But how can you optimize your chances of getting into the industry, or of making a move to a more profitable position? Careful preparation for the interview is the key. These days, many insurance companies conduct ...
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    Response Strategies for Frequently Asked Questions

    Response Strategies for Frequently Asked Questions
    Every question thrown your way in an interview presents an opportunity for you to make your case for why you're the best person for the position. You want to highlight your positive qualities and avoid giving reasons to disqualify you. That said, think about your overall response strategy for the interview. Examples Speak Volumes For each quality you present, make sure ...
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    Ace the Case Interview

    Ace the Case Interview
    Management consulting companies have used case studies to assess talent for decades. Case interviews have started to edge into various industries and functions over the years, including sales, research, marketing, consumer product management and investment banking. "As consultants leave consulting and they go off and do other things, they take this form of interviewing with them," says Marc Cosentino, president of ...
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    Dressing for the Interview, by Industry

    Dressing for the Interview, by Industry
    There's no getting around it: In every job interview, you're going to be judged - at least partially - by how you look. But how you should look varies depending on your industry and the job you're interviewing for. Take a look at general interview attire expectations for eight career areas: h4. General Sales Typically, a suit is the uniform for ...
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    Men's Interview Fashion Tips

    Men’s interview dressing has been fairly static over the years. In fact, it’s pretty much the same whether you’re applying for an entry-level position or for something higher up. The difference is that the entry-level guy isn’t expected to have as many - or as expensive - high-quality clothes. For a second or third interview, the new grad would wear different ...
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    When Job Interviews Are a Disaster

    When Job Interviews Are a Disaster
    Josh Linkner wanted to fill the account director position within his company. He thought he had the right candidate for the job after interviewing an experienced applicant three or four times. But he had noticed she asked questions like what title would "I" receive, or how much money will "I" get. This "ego driven" questioning worried Linkner, the founder and CEO ...
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    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview

    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview
    When you are looking to make the Big Leap—the one that puts you closer to the power centers of a business or organization—the interview process will likely be different from what you've experienced before. The more senior the person or people you're interviewing with, the more definite their ideas are likely to be about what they're looking for. They know that ...
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    Five Ways to Increase Your Hireability EQ

    Five Ways to Increase Your Hireability EQ
    You may have done all your research. You may have the best experience. You may be prepared for every question thrown at you. None of that will matter if you fail the personality test that happens in every interview. This is not a "test" like the SATs. It is given over the course of an interview as your personal demeanor or ...
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    Influence Your Sales Interview

    Influence Your Sales Interview
    Sales job candidates often believe that the best way to land an offer is to present the interviewer with a hefty resume that details previous sales positions. But creating a receptive psychological environment during the interview is just as essential. According to Robert B. Cialdini, PhD, author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, extensive observation of top sales professionals in multiple ...
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    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes

    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes
    Among the tips for this stage of the application process: You don't want to be unprepared or too rehearsed, or be labeled an HR stalker Turning off a potential employer is easier than one might think. To score a job, avoid these 12 mistakes that candidates often make during the interview process. 1. "+Being Unprepared for Standard Questions+":http://saleshq.monster.com/careers/997-twelve-worst-job-interview-mistakes?page=2 2. "+Sounding Too ...
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