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Must-Know Job Interview Tips for 2018 and Beyond

Ditch your resume objectives, take a personality quiz and more advice for interviewing this year

“Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” “Make eye contact.” “Practice a firm handshake.”When it comes to job interview advice, it often seems there’s nothing new under the sun. But although the classic advice will never go out ...

by Hayden Field  | September 04, 2018 12:00:00
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How to Interview Your Interviewer

Here's how to answer that final interview question: 'Do you have any questions for us?'

You’ve scheduled the interview. You’ve printed extra copies of your resume. You’ve researched the company’s site, and maybe even researched some employees on LinkedIn. But are you really prepared?For many people, interviews are intimidating. A life-changing opportunity is based on an hour or two of answering ...

by Shea Drake  | June 28, 2018 02:00:00
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10 Ways to Overcome Your Interview Fears

Upgrade how you prepare for an interview to elevate your confidence

When I used to interview for jobs, I felt self-conscious about my accent. I was born in Santiago, Chile, earned a doctorate in the U.S. and worked for the Washington, D.C. government before launching my company. When I applied for government jobs, ...

by Ximena Hartsock  | March 28, 2018 08:00:00
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The use of brain-teaser interview questions

Yes, of course, there’s math

 There was a lot of buzz a few months back, when news organizations began reporting on the odd (sometimes very odd) brain-teaser questions Google asks its interviewees. Odd: “Describe AdWords to a 7-year-old.” Very odd: “How many haircuts do you think happen ...

by Meghan M. Biro  | September 11, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Emotional stability is an important trait to look out for when hiring an employee.

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees—as well as weeding out the ones that ...

by Carolyn Sun  | July 24, 2015 02:00:00
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The 10 hardest interview questions

These are 10 of the trickiest questions you may encounter during a job interview.

Competition for finding a job is getting fiercer every day. There are many talented candidates applying for the same positions. Therefore, companies are highly selective and ask the hardest questions they possibly can to put the candidates under more pressure. Thus, they evaluate ...

by Ceren Cubukcu  | June 20, 2015 10:00:00
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4 tips that will boost your chances of landing that interview

Increase your chances of getting shortlisted for a job interview through these tips.

The job market is starting to rebound. We have seen a difference recently in the number of résumés submitted for open positions. The long-term unemployed, who had previously given up on finding work, are trying again, and others, who had been reluctant to ...

by Doug and Polly White  | June 09, 2015 01:00:00
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To improve your chances of getting an interview, focus on this strategy

Make sure you posess these qualities if you aim to secure a spot in your dream company.

Q: When looking at resumes, what are key elements that are likely to get an interview? And how much do thank you notes weigh on the process?A: The resume process has changed and LinkedIn, your social-media presence and any publicly available work ...

by David Ossip  | May 21, 2015 03:00:00
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Exploring a franchise opportunity? 5 key questions to ask

Ask these questions first before venturing into franchising to have a smooth-sailing business.

A franchise lets people experience the freedom of business ownership with the security of operating with a proven business model.A prospective franchisee learns more about this financial operation and embarks on a discovery process. He should be prepared with what to expect from such initial ...

by Anna Wilds  | May 06, 2015 08:00:00
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3 questions to ask every job candidate you interview

Experts suggest that these three questions should always be asked in any job interview.

(From the April 2015 issue of Entrepreneur)Q: What three questions should I ask every job candidate?A: Kevin Lust, director of the Small Business Development Center in Springfield, Ill., advises hiring managers across industries to ask these essential questions. 1. Why should we hire you? Sure, ...

by Christopher Hann  | April 23, 2015 12:00:00
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25 trickiest questions Apple will ask in a job interview

Are you aiming to join Apple Corp? Then you should prepare to answer some or all of these tricky questions.

Apple is known for being one of the most challenging and exciting places to work, so it's not surprising to learn that getting a job there is no easy task. Like Google and other big tech companies, Apple asks a mix of ...

by Lisa Eadicicco  | April 19, 2015 06:00:00
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The 3 secrets to building an all-star startup team

As a startup business owner, how can you hire only the best people to fill up positions in your important team? Here are three tips.

Most startup founders leverage expertise of one kind or another to launch their businesses. For example, an entrepreneur who cooks well can use that skill to start a food or restaurant business. However, for the business to grow, you need not just ...

by Paul Mandell  | January 21, 2015 01:00:00