Answer Strategically When the Hiring Manager Asks You to, “Tell Me About Yourself.”

You finally got that long-awaited call inviting you to interview for your dream job. You are super pumped. You have researched the organization and likely know more about its history than many of its current employees. You have researched the most-common and most-difficult interview questions and practiced answering them in front of the mirror. You …

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How to Explain Why You Quit Your Last Job?

If you have had more than one job, there’s no doubt you have encountered this question during an interview. As simple and straight-forward as the question is, it strikes fear in the hearts of many candidates during the interview process. This is a very common interview question that most candidates expect to be asked at …

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Why Your Moral Compass is Important to a Prospective Employer

I am a member of a couple of boards to which job seekers post comments and questions regarding their job search experiences. Recently, a young lady posted a comment that expressed her frustration that an interviewer has asked her 1) where her moral compass was; and 2) why should we hire you. She was upset …

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Keep Your Composure Under Interview Pressure

We all know that when we launch an active career search, a major step in the new job acquisition process will be the job interview. I have seen people sabotage their own success by failing to properly prepare. Many people think that interview stress begins once the job seeker receives that coveted invitation to interview …

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The Value of an Open Door Policy and an Employee Complaint Process

Most employers have experienced the stressful process of having to respond to employee complaints. Whether it is an allegation of discrimination or other unfair treatment, it takes a great deal of time and effort to respond to employee complaints, but it is a necessary exercise.  If the employer fails to respond to a complaint, it …

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