Ten Questions Recruiters Shouldn’t Ask — And You Shouldn’t Answer

Ten Questions Recruiters Shouldn't Ask -- And You Shouldn't Answer

Here are some of the most offensive questions job seekers are asked, and sample answers for each one: Recruiter: How old are you? You: I’m old enough to have the professional background that made you reach out to me. Let’s talk about the job description. What can I tell you about my qualifications? Recruiter: Do you have kids? You: Are you inquiring about my ability to work downtown, or what exactly? I can’t tell what you’re after. Recruiter: Er, um… Recruiter: What’s your greatest weakness? You: I used to worry about my weaknesses until it dawned on me…

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Five Things You Must Bring To Every Job Interview

Five Things You Must Bring To Every Job Interview

Here are five things you must bring to every job interview: 1. Extra Resumes Bring a handful of printed resumes with you to the interview. 2. Notepad, pen, padfolio Tuck your extra resumes into a leather or vegan leather padfolio that includes a place to hold papers, a notepad and a place to hold a pen. Bring your favorite pen with you for good luck. Slip an empty notepad into the padfolio. 3. Well-informed questions You will develop smart and useful  questions to ask the interviewer(s) by researching the company…

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How to Introduce Yourself at a Job Interview

How to Introduce Yourself at a Job Interview

In my previous article ‘5 most common interview questions’ that by the way went good thanks to all of you; I’ve asked people to comment their questions and one of them have asked me how to introduce myself? A very genuine question and I’ll try to answer the question in a way you would like. First of all let me tell you, you’re not gonna get exact answer here because, well things vary from people to people and also if you’re going for an interview and you expect me to…

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5 Ways Your Resume Can Command a Higher Salary

The Negotiation Process Begins Earlier Than You Think Have you ever felt undervalued or offered a lower salary than you are worth? Were you afraid to ask for a higher salary? If so, you are not alone. Many people avoid salary negotiation out of fear. However, even among those who are willing, it is a common misconception that the process must begin with a job offer. Salary negotiation begins much earlier in the job seeking process. How much earlier? As soon as you submit your resume. While this might be…

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