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Always on the list of frequently asked interview questions is, Why did you leave your last job? Now is not the time to fumble for words.
Mike- I would like to return to the workforce after an extended absence due to personal issues and then caring for ailing, elderly parents, but am not
Answering thorny employment interview questions about under-performing co-workers can be dicey. Here is the best way I know to respond without sounding negative.
During a dinner interview, is it OK to drink a glass of wine? Is it ok to smoke? What about saying a blessing on the food?
Layoffs and downsizing often strike when we least expect it. Five ways to deflect the damage and find a job after being laid-off.
Preparing for a job interview to best win the offer. Discover proven tips for interviews that will make you truly stand out.
Job interview wisdom for job seekers and career changers by verteran executive recruiter Mike Petras.
Answering interview questions that focus on your past mistakes can either make you or break you in a job interview.
Situational mock job interview quiz to measure your job interview skills and level of preparation.
The real secret to answering situational interview questions is knowing how to respond in 60 seconds using a 3 step process.
Job search wisdom for struggling job seekers and the long-term unemployed in need of hope, motivation, courage, and a fresh approach.
Use cover letters for resume enrichment to defuse job history problems or unemployment situations.
Common job interview questions like, will you relocate, are often asked even if the job doesn't require relocation. Find out why.
A common interview question is what is the title of the last book you read. Best ways to answer.
Is a character reference letter a relic of the past for job seekers? Still useful if you have a less than perfect job history.
Among best interview questions is what are your accomplishments. Best way to answer.
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You risk being quickly screened out if you don't know these 10 common phone interview questions.
Top 10 interview questions of all time. It's a rarity if only 3-4 of these questions are asked.
One of the best human resources interview questions. Describe your ideal working environment.
The best interview thank you notes are short, concise and only take a few minutes to write. Sample letter plus answers to 10 FAQs.
Your interview follow up efforts will play a major role in whether or not you get an offer. Learn how to minimize the waiting game after your job interview
Your second job interview will could be more difficult than your first interview.
Glassdoor is a great website for job seekers to gather intelligence for an upcoming job interview. They tell you about a company's culture, salary ranges, and what interview questions they like to ask. They also post employee testimonials...both current and ex-employees.
Not every company is listed, but it's a good place to start. Mostly large corporations are listed on Glassdoor; however, the site is evolving and is well managed. So expect good things from them down the road.