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6 questions you MUST be prepared to answer during interviews

Increasing your chances of getting the job are pretty simple if you’re well-prepared for your next interview. If you’re ready to answer some of the most common interview questions, you’re a step ahead of your competition.

Here are six questions you must be prepared to answer during interviews. Read more

 

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The world's largest companies 2015

When it comes to the industries powering the world’s business landscape, banks and diversified financials continue to dominate followed by oil and gas companies. The construction overtook utilities as the third leading industry this year, in part thanks to the more upbeat global economic outlook. Read more

 

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How to write an eye-catching resume

People throw around all sorts of numbers when it comes to exactly how long an employer or recruiter will give your resume in their initial scan of the document. I’ve read as many as 30 seconds, and as few as six. I think we can all agree that the preliminary amount of attention your resume gets isn’t impressive—and you have to maximize every single second. So, how do I do that? Read more

 

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The 11 most impressive job interview questions to ask

Job interviews are a two-way street: the hiring manager asks the applicant questions to figure out if they're the ideal candidate, while the interviewee asks the employer questions to figure out if they're the right fit.

Dave Kerpen Founder & CEO, Likeable Local, NY Times Best-Selling Author & Speaker recently asked a few of his contacts at the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs, to share their views on what would be the most impressive interview question. Here is what they've come up with. Read more

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Ex-Amazon exec details tough hiring policy

Amazon.com, the No. 1 online retailer, tries to ensure organizational excellence in part by raising the bar with its executive and technical hires. To reduce hiring errors, Amazon specially trains some staffers, known as "bar raisers," to be interviewers, the Wall Street Journal pointed out in a recent article. These folks, who also hold other jobs at Amazon, are separate from the regular hiring team. But they wield veto power over job candidate and can block a hire. Read more

 
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8 Things recruiters notice about your resume at first glance

When recruiters look through a stack of resumes for candidate screening, what is the vital information they focus upon?

Answer by Ambra Benjamin, engineering recruiter at Facebook, previously LivingSocial, Google and Expedia. Read more

 

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The happiest companies to work for in 2015

To determine the happiest companies to work for each year, fulfillment-focused job search site CareerBliss reviews eight factors that impact professional happiness, including work-life balance, an employee’s relationship with his or her boss and co-workers, office environment, job resources, compensation, opportunities for professional development, and company culture. How much emphasis employees place on each factor is taken into consideration as well. Read more

 

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#1 Reason you get interviews but not offers

Why is it that sometimes the candidates who are clearly more qualified and have more relevant experience often get interviews, but not jobs? Or, what goes wrong when you make it to the top two and then lose the offer to the other candidate? Read more

 

 

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How to answer: what's your greatest weakness?

“What’s your greatest weakness?” This is one question most job search candidates hate. But if you happen to be a lifelong learner, or someone who embraces personal and professional development, it can be a decidedly easy question to answer. Read more

 

 
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Remove half the stuff on your resume

There’s tons of advice out there about how exactly to answer interview questions, what to wear to that interview and how to follow-up afterwards, but what if you’re having trouble even getting your foot in the door? For many people, it isn’t a lack of experience, education or training that is keeping them from getting a call back. Read more

 

 
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