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    What Are Your Salary Expectations?


    Of all of the typical interview questions, that one is the most controversial, because it’s one of the most poorly understood—but is among the most important ones. Many people get electrified by the question because they think the interviewer is ready to negotiate. That conclusion, however, is furthest from the truth. The interviewer merely wants …

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    How to Spot a Top Sales Producer


    The question arose whether a Hiring Manager should select extroverted or introverted salespeople who interview. There isn’t a definitive answer to the question, because it’s the wrong question to be asked. There are far better indicators that will reveal the potential each candidate may bring to the company.


    Before any interview takes place, it …

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    Improve Your Job Interview — Five Tips


    I remember going for job interviews and how scared I was. Isn’t everybody? But it can be minimized significantly once you get yourself prepared. Here are a few tips.

    Learn about the company

    By spending time to learn about the company, you’ll gain self-confidence. Spending a few minutes on the company’s Web site is just …

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    How to Change Your Career


    You feel that you are stuck in a job that doesn’t satisfy you. You want to change your career but don’t know where to start or how to do it. You also need your paycheck so you don’t want to quit your job before finding your dream career. In this case, the below 5 step …

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    How to Win in Today’s Job Market


    It is well-known that in today’s economy, job seekers face unprecedented challenges. One of them is the large numbers of applicants chasing just a few openings, but another is their lack of understanding of the rules of the competition. Many discount the fact that employers use different methods of selecting final candidates by applying certain …

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    The Interview Is Not a Chat But Trust Building


    Even if you’re told the interview is just an informal chat, don’t believe it. The interview is a business transaction whereby both parties are exploring the opportunity to initiate a work relationship. But if you stop and think about what is at the core of that potential future work relationship, the logical answer is mutual …

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    How to Detect the Interviewer’s Personality


    During all of my corporate working years, my subordinates and associates heard me say, “Nobody impresses me the first 60 days on the job.” I must have said that dozens of times because I truly believe the thought. Basically, via that sentence I was expressing the concept that the impression one makes in the job …

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    The Soft Skills That Will Get You Hired


    It’s that time of year again.

    College grads are having their coming out parties.

    Careers are in the offing.

    Soft Skills Will Help them Get Hired

    Soft skills will get you hired too. By learning and using soft skills you will be able to set yourself apart in your career. They aren’t hard to master. …

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    Are You Blaming Self for Being Unemployed?


    Recently, while looking around LinkedIn, I came across an article that intrigued me. It was about a book titled Flawed System/Flawed Self, written by Ofer Sharone, who taught at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he was assistant professor of work and employment research. I ordered the book and found it amazing. The author digs …

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    Why Are They Asking These Interview Questions?


    People sometimes feel they did not do their best at their job interview. This has several reasons. First, in general, most people do not prepare sufficiently for that oral test commonly known as the job interview. They simply don’t know how to. But because of their past successes at landing jobs, they feel that that …

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