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5 Signs a Candidate Is Lying or Exaggerating

Bad actors sometimes exaggerate or even lie about their experience in order to get the job they want

For most recruiters, taking candidates at face value is second nature. With multiple, urgent roles to fill, tons of resumes to go through and dozens of interviews to schedule, you don’t always have the time to dig into a candidate’s background as thoroughly as ...

by Emily Moore for Glassdoor  | November 01, 2018 08:00:00
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5 Ways to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Here's how to land the job of your dreams

An interview is a business transaction wherein the objective of the hiring manager is to make a selection among job candidates called in for interviews. A candidate has two challenges: first, to convince the hiring manager that he or she is the ...

by Alex Freund  | October 02, 2018 06:00:00
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How to Give Original Answers to 7 Cliché Interview Questions

Answer these questions with stories tailored to make you the best candidate

Throughout your career, you will participate in many, many job interviews. In all of these interviews, there are a few questions you will hear time and time again. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Why should we hire you? Even though ...

by Heather Huhman  | September 20, 2018 02:00:00
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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