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Sunday, May 22, 2005

What questions can I ask during the interview?

What questions can I ask during the interview?
Has your company had any layoffs or reductions in the last few years? How was this department affected? What new projects has this department/organization/firm undertaken recently? What are you company's future plans and goals? Could you describe your ideal candidate for this position? How many people are you still interviewing? How soon will you make a hiring decision?


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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 7:50:34 PM
Content source: Manual Entry

What questions can I ask during the interview?

What questions can I ask during the interview?
How many hours a week do you expect me to work? What projects would I work on at the beginning? Can you describe a typical day or week in this position? What are the training and educational opportunities? Please tell me about the people with whom I'll be working most closely. Please describe the typical path of an X in this company. How much contact and exposure to clients/customers is there? How often are performance reviews given?


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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 6:50:18 PM
Content source: Manual Entry

Saturday, May 21, 2005

What questions can I ask during the interview?

What questions can I ask during the interview?
What would be my specific duties and responsibilities? Do you have a formal job description?


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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 6:38:45 AM
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Follow these six tips on sending your CV online

Follow these six tips on sending your CV online



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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 6:17:37 AM
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Can You Effectively Market Yourself?

Can You Effectively Market Yourself?



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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 5:38:34 AM
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Why some CVs fall into the rejection pile

Why some CVs fall into the rejection pile



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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 5:17:31 AM
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Don't Let A Breakup Ruin Your Interview

Don't Let A Breakup Ruin Your Interview



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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 4:31:27 AM
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Getting a promotion

Getting a promotion
In order to successfully get a promotion you must have a good idea of what you want to achieve. This will be your main selling point when pitching you boss (after all they aren’t gonna promote you into a role you will be unhappy in).


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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 4:00:23 AM
Content source: http://www.jobseekersadvice.com/career_advice/articles/getting_a_promotion.htm

What does your CV say about you?

What does your CV say about you?
Your CV is one of the most important documents that you will ever have to create in your life. And yet, many people spend no more than an hour creating their CV!


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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 3:43:19 AM
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Free CV Templates?

Free CV Templates?
Free CV templates are rife on the Internet. It seems like everybody and anybody is offering free CV templates on websites.


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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 2:47:16 AM
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Marketing Yourself

Marketing Yourself
So how do you go about marketing yourself to employers? How do you go about marketing anything to anyone? Simple.


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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 2:25:13 AM
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Personal Coaching

Personal Coaching
Anyone who has every done any sport will know this. A personal coach is someone who can sit outside of your problems and help you see what is going on. A personal coach is a bit like having a sports coach in your personal life who can help you set goals and


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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 1:50:08 AM
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Career Education

Career Education
Education forms an important part of many careers and should be carefully considered.


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Originally Posted on 5/22/2005 12:57:04 AM
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Dealing with Interviews

Dealing with Interviews
Some basic advice on how to deal with interviews.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 11:56:57 PM
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Motivating yourself to find a job.

Motivating yourself to find a job.
Are you looking a job that is the same as the one you had before, or do you want to move up a level? Perhaps you may want to change industries altogether? Or do you just want to pay the bills?


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 11:00:54 PM
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Surviving the Office party.

Surviving the Office party.
This article is just a wee humorous look at the office party phenomenon and how to avoid that dreaded entrance into work the next Monday morning!


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 10:25:49 PM
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Leaving your job.

Leaving your job.
The time comes for everyone where their job isn't what it used to be. So you have to leave. Some people don't understand that being unhappy in a job is more important than your income at the time. You just have to do it.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 9:36:45 PM
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Career Advice Forums

Career Advice Forums
Still stuck and looking for some impartial advice? Then come check out our forums!


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 9:12:42 PM
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What questions can I ask during the interview?

What questions can I ask during the interview?
Do you have any reservations about hiring me? (A perfect closing question. If there are any, try to deal with them then and there.) What exactly would you like me to accomplish in this position?


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 8:54:38 PM
Content source: Manual Entry

What questions can I ask during the interview?

What questions can I ask during the interview?
The candidate who answers questions but doesn't ask any is seen by an interviewer either as shy, or not terribly interested in the job. Asking well-formulated, intelligent questions demonstrates your knowledge, maturity, and interest in the organization. Thus, if you want the job, ask a few questions, even if you think you already know everything. Avoid asking for information that is readily available from the firm's literature (showing that you haven't researched it).


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 7:54:33 PM
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What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Immediately after the interview, before you forget, write down whatever information might be useful later: the questions that confounded you, new information that you've learned about the company, etc. Also consider writing thank-you notes.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 7:09:31 PM
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What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Don't use profanity, even if the interviewer does. Also avoid vague language like y'know, I mean, sort of, and like, that kind of stuff.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 6:30:26 PM
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What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Use silence wisely. Don't try to fill every pause. If you're asked a difficult question, it's better to say, I haven't considered this before. I need a minute to think it over, than to blurt out something that you'll regret later.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 5:45:24 PM
Content source: Manual Entry

What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Don't interrupt the interviewer. Answer questions after they're asked. Keep your answers short and to the point. Do not ramble. Once the interviewer is satisfied with your answer, try to stop talking and wait for the next question. Let the interviewer control the conversation.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 5:09:19 PM
Content source: Manual Entry

Friday, May 20, 2005

What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Stand and sit straight. Don't slouch. Don't cross your arms or legs. Don't put your feet on the desk, even if the interviewer does. At the same time, try to mirror the interviewer(s)'s non-verbal communications. If he crosses his legs, nods, bends forward, etc, do the same (inconspicuously).


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 4:24:16 PM
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What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Stay enthusiastic, even if the interviewers become hostile. Their job is to elicit honest answers, not to be supportive. Some take it further and make it a stress interview.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 3:40:13 PM
Content source: Manual Entry

What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Listen attentively. Smile, nod your head, and lean forward to show that you're listening. (Most people do this when they're listening, unless they're tense.) Laugh when appropriate, but avoid making jokes, even if the interviewer does.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 3:07:09 PM
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What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Maintain eye contact throughout the conversation. Use positive vocal qualities and positive facial expressions. Don't look out the windows/at the artwork/at your notes while the interviewer is talking to you.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 2:51:06 PM
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What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Don't ask for refreshments (unless you're coughing and need a glass of water to compose yourself); do accept if offered (the host may want one for herself, but be reluctant to get one for herself and not you). Don't take candy or other promotional items meant for clients, unless offered. Do have a firm handshake (this applies to both men and women). If your palm gets sweaty (because you're nervous), wipe it discretely on your pants/skirt.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 2:06:03 PM
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What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Don't sit down until invited. Sit where you're asked to sit. Some h.r. people intentionally place candidates in uncomfortable seats. If you're really uncomfortable (e.g., have light shining in your eyes), ask to move. If no seat is offered, ask where you should sit. If you're being interviewed in someone's office, respect her personal space and don't lay out your belongings (coat, pads, pens, etc) all over her desk. Many people prefer to conduct interviews in conference rooms, rather than their own offices, for this reason.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 1:22:00 PM
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What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Walk into the interview briskly, with upright posture, to give a confident first impression.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 12:33:58 PM
Content source: Manual Entry

What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Avoid fidgeting with your hair, clothes, or accessories. If you're nervous, try taking deep breaths (inconspicuously). Walk into the interview briskly, with upright posture, to give a confident first impression.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 11:44:55 AM
Content source: Manual Entry

What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Don't chew gum (this may seem obvious, but some candidates do chew gum). Don't smoke or drink alcohol, even if invited, before and during the interview (remember, these recreations leave a lingering odour).


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 11:14:52 AM
Content source: Manual Entry

What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Take with you: A pen and some paper to take notes Several copies of your resume (you may interview with a team of people, don't make them share one resume); you may bring a longer version of the resume than the one that got you the interview. Notes for the application form (you may be asked to list your employment history in more detail than you normally remember, such as dates and addresses of past employers and names and phone number of past managers). Your list of references (you probably won't remember their phone numbers or e-mail addresses if you're suddenly asked for them) The list of questions you want answered, lest you forget to ask them. The list of points (usually, your qualifications) you want brought up.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 10:34:49 AM
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What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Know the company's address and the directions for getting there. If possible, try to drop by the day before to know the route.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 9:56:46 AM
Content source: Manual Entry

What are some common job interview tips?

What are some common job interview tips?
Know the interviewer's name, title and phone number, in case you need to call and reschedule.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 8:38:14 AM
Content source: Manual Entry

How do I prepare for the interview?

How do I prepare for the interview?
1) Practice a lot with a family member, a friend, or a recruiter, answering relevant questions and any realistic technical questions you can think of. Some candidates find it helpful to be video- or audio-taped during a practice interview, and to review their answers later. 2) Find out as much background information as you can about the company and its products and/or services, corporate culture, mission, organizational structure, affiliations, challenges, and competitors, even if it looks like useless trivia. Use WWW, periodicals databases, trade magazines, reference books, so you can impress the interviewer with intelligent question and discussion. Don't memorize numbers (such as sales figures) but be familiar with their product line and the recent media coverage. 3) If you know someone who works for the company, ask them about all of the above, as well as working conditions and benefits. (It gives a very good impression if you find that one of our flagship products is the Pneumatic Gizmorizer, and you say to that, Of course, I read it was voted Gizmorizer of the year by the Gizmo Monthly). 4) If the company is publicly traded (US), it must file annual and quarterly financial reports that are available on the Internet and give relevant figures such as the number of employees, sales, earnings. Many of these figures are useful only to an accountant. You can also call up the company's stockholder relations department and request a copy of their annual report. It will generally describe their product line and plans for growth. The section called Management Analysis and Discussion is often very useful for a job candidate. 5) Try to learn about the persons interviewing you (publications and patents, if applicable). If the interview is arranged by a third party recruiter, s/he may be able to answer some of your questions. 6) Ask what kind of questions you will be asked, so you can be prepared. Ask how many people will speak to you, their names and titles. Prepare a list of questions you want answered and write them on a piece of paper. 7) Try to be rested and to get a good night's sleep. Some people feel better if they have a nutritious snack before the interview. 8) Know where you are going. If you have the time, do a dry run so you won't get lost when going to the actual interview. 9) Call the day before to confirm time and place. If you plan to drive, it may be wise to ask about parking.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 7:55:11 AM
Content source: Manual Entry

What is the purpose of a job interview?

What is the purpose of a job interview?
1) An interview is a two-way street. An eager candidate that acts desperate enough to accept a job without research comes across as just that -- desperate and/or insincere. 2) It sometimes happens that the company extends a job offer to the candidate, who declines to accept it because of something s/he's learned during the interview. This is better for both sides, than if s/he took the position and resigned in a few months. 3) Don't assume that the second, third or fourth interview is just a formality, even if your prospective superior told you so. You can give such a bad impression to your superior's superior that she'll veto his choice.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 7:36:08 AM
Content source: Manual Entry

Job Interview Advice: Teamwork

Job Interview Advice: Teamwork
The forming-storming-norming-performing model takes the team through four stages of team development and maps quite well on to many project management life cycle models, such as initiation - definition - planning - realisation.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 7:23:01 AM
Content source: Manual Entry

Job Interview Advice: Teamwork

Job Interview Advice: Teamwork
There are seven essential skills that one must learn in order to be able to successfully adopt the concept of teamwork. These skills are:- 1. Listening - it is important to listen to other people's ideas. When people are allow to freely express their ideas, these initial ideas will produce other ideas. 2. Questioning - it is important to ask questions, interact, and discuss the objectives of the team. 3. Persuading - individuals are encouraged to exchange, defend, and then to ultimately rethink their ideas. 4. Respecting - it is important to treat others with respect and to support their ideas. 5. Helping - it is crucial to help one's co-workers, which is the general theme of teamwork. 6. Sharing - it is important to share with the team to create an environment of teamwork. 7. Participating - all members of the team are encouraged to participate in the team.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 7:04:57 AM
Content source: Manual Entry

Job Interview Advice: Teamwork

Job Interview Advice: Teamwork
Some things cannot be accomplished by people working individually. Larger, ambitious goals usually require that people work together with other people. Anyone who has ever been to a job interview will invariably be asked what the concept of teamwork means to them. The reason for this is because companies today want people who are team players, people who are able to get along with their colleagues and work together in a cohesive group. Because teamwork is the desired goal of many organisations today, they will often go to the effort of coordinating team building events in an attempt to get people to work as a team rather than as individuals.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 6:16:53 AM
Content source: Manual Entry

Job Interview Advice: Teamwork

Job Interview Advice: Teamwork
Teamwork is the concept of people working together as a team. The concept has spread from the world of sports where it is well known and accepted, to business, so much so that it is in danger of being considered by some as an empty buzzword, or a form of corporate-speak. In the 21st century, as people are becoming more sophisticated and society is becoming more technically advanced, working as a team makes it easier to accomplish goals.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 5:55:49 AM
Content source: Manual Entry

New extension agent enjoys job diversity (Montana Standard)

New extension agent enjoys job diversity (Montana Standard)
If you think county extension agents just dole out advice on plants and animals, think again. They're into education on all kinds of topics from personal finance to nutrition, living wills to handicapped-accessible housing.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 5:11:46 AM
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No worry, they'll manage (Peoria Journal Star)

No worry, they'll manage (Peoria Journal Star)
A friendly piece of advice for Ozzie Guillen: Watch your back. Many of the same people now slapping his back for a job well done will be wielding knives if his White Sox don't win the pennant.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 4:18:42 AM
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Elon degree steadily gains clout in uncertain job market (Pendulum)

Elon degree steadily gains clout in uncertain job market (Pendulum)
This past year, seniors have been facing one of the many fears of college graduation: applying for a job. Although Elon is not necessarily in the ranks of Harvard, Princeton or Yale, how does an Elon degree stack up against those of other schools across the c


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 3:46:40 AM
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First-time taxpayer needs advice (Monterey County Herald)

First-time taxpayer needs advice (Monterey County Herald)
Q : I am about to start my first job and I know very little about taxes. I am single and my parents are no longer claiming me. Do I have to file a tax return? If so, what are the basic rules?


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 3:28:35 AM
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Hahn looks back on 'best job in the world' (L.A. Daily News)

Hahn looks back on 'best job in the world' (L.A. Daily News)
Relaxed and stoic in defeat, Mayor James Hahn offered his congratulations Wednesday to Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa even as he boasted of his accomplishments in public office and defended his campaign strategy.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 3:12:32 AM
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Want to Win? Here's Some Practical Advice from Jack Welch (Knowledge at Wharton)

Want to Win? Here's Some Practical Advice from Jack Welch (Knowledge at Wharton)
Jack Welch, former chairman and chief executive of General Electric, loves to be heard. After retiring from GE four years ago and publishing an autobiography, he has now written a book on his management philosophy, titled "Winning," which he is promoting thro


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 2:25:30 AM
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U.K. diplomat leaves top U.N. job (Reuters.co.uk)

U.K. diplomat leaves top U.N. job (Reuters.co.uk)
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Kieran Prendergast has resigned as undersecretary-general for political affairs, one of the top posts in the United Nations, Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced on Wednesday.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 2:02:26 AM
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Millward seeks English post (BBC News)

Millward seeks English post (BBC News)
Ian Millward wants a coaching job in England after being sacked by St Helens.


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 1:01:24 AM
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Smart Money Moves, Part 1 (News Channel 6 New Orleans)

Smart Money Moves, Part 1 (News Channel 6 New Orleans)
NEW ORLEANS -- Six On Your Side reporter Stephanie Boswell begins a special series Monday with advice for young people just starting out. If you've just landed your first job and wonder how in the world you're going to make ends meet, Boswell has some advice


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Originally Posted on 5/21/2005 12:17:19 AM
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Ten great gifts for high-school and college grads (CBS Market Watch)

Ten great gifts for high-school and college grads (CBS Market Watch)
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- When graduation seasons rolls around, perhaps the only thing more painful than sitting through a hot, lengthy outdoor ceremony of pomp and circumstance is deciding on the perfect gift for the graduate. Never fear, we've searched h


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Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 11:31:16 PM
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Job seekers lack etiquette (The Star Online)

Job seekers lack etiquette (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR: A number of fresh local graduates lack basic social etiquette – they show up for job interviews in slippers and untidy shirts. And when they are late for an interview or decide not to go for it, they do not bother to inform their potential emp


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Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 10:49:13 PM
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Do your homework before that next job interview (Detroit News)

Do your homework before that next job interview (Detroit News)
Nothing is more deafening than the silence during an interview when a job seeker is caught with an unexpected question.


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Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 10:31:10 PM
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Administrative job interviews to begin (The News-Press)

Administrative job interviews to begin (The News-Press)
Interviews with nine candidates for Cape Coral's assistant city manager's position will begin this week. The Human Resources department reduced the applicant list of 109 people and plans to conduct interviews this week, city spokeswoman Connie Barron said.


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Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 9:58:07 PM
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Finalists for SLCC president down to field of five (Salt Lake Tribune)

Finalists for SLCC president down to field of five (Salt Lake Tribune)
Nearly three years after Salt Lake Community College President Lynn Cundiff resigned - and with various stops and starts in finding his replacement - Utah's largest community college soon could have a new boss. The state Board of Regents has invited five


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Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 9:30:04 PM
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39 Days in Palau? Try 34 Straight Interviews in Manhattan (New York Times)

39 Days in Palau? Try 34 Straight Interviews in Manhattan (New York Times)
39 Days in Palau? He survived the machinations and manipulations on one island, Palau. Yesterday, Lt. Tom Westman survived the interviews on another island, Manhattan.


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Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 9:07:01 PM
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Working for Suns a dream teen job (The Arizona Republic)

Working for Suns a dream teen job (The Arizona Republic)
Most teens dream about a job like this. For two dozen Valley youths, it's a reality.


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Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 8:30:59 PM
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Elon degree steadily gains clout in uncertain job market (Pendulum)

Elon degree steadily gains clout in uncertain job market (Pendulum)
This past year, seniors have been facing one of the many fears of college graduation: applying for a job. Although Elon is not necessarily in the ranks of Harvard, Princeton or Yale, how does an Elon degree stack up against those of other schools across the c


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Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 7:55:56 PM
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Report Paints Divergent Views of Bolton (AP via Yahoo! News)

Report Paints Divergent Views of Bolton (AP via Yahoo! News)
The report sending John R. Bolton's name to the Senate to be considered as U.N. ambassador paints two different portraits, one of the wrong man for the job and another of a qualified diplomat wrongly maligned for his blunt style.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 7:09:53 PM
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First rule of interviews: get there on time (Sydney Morning Herald)

First rule of interviews: get there on time (Sydney Morning Herald)
Joyce Chambers had a few nerves. It was the 74-year-old's first job interview in years. "I left home at seven o'clock in the rain, you know, just to make sure I got here on time.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 5:52:58 PM
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Richmond.com writer Polly Roberts interviews her mom for a special mother-daughter edition of 20 Questions (Richmond.com)

Richmond.com writer Polly Roberts interviews her mom for a special mother-daughter edition of 20 Questions (Richmond.com)
What's the best gift you ever received as a mother? A sapphire crab pin that you and [your sister] Leigh gave me for my 50th birthday because it represents my love of the beach, my sometimes crabby personality and my birthstone. And it was a complete surprise


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 5:21:54 PM
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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Job seekers lack etiquette (The Star Online)

Job seekers lack etiquette (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR: A number of fresh local graduates lack basic social etiquette – they show up for job interviews in slippers and untidy shirts. And when they are late for an interview or decide not to go for it, they do not bother to inform their potential emp


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 2:23:58 PM
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Do your homework before that next job interview (Detroit News)

Do your homework before that next job interview (Detroit News)
Nothing is more deafening than the silence during an interview when a job seeker is caught with an unexpected question.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 1:35:51 PM
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Administrative job interviews to begin (The News-Press)

Administrative job interviews to begin (The News-Press)
Interviews with nine candidates for Cape Coral's assistant city manager's position will begin this week. The Human Resources department reduced the applicant list of 109 people and plans to conduct interviews this week, city spokeswoman Connie Barron said.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 1:06:48 PM
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Finalists for SLCC president down to field of five (Salt Lake Tribune)

Finalists for SLCC president down to field of five (Salt Lake Tribune)
Nearly three years after Salt Lake Community College President Lynn Cundiff resigned - and with various stops and starts in finding his replacement - Utah's largest community college soon could have a new boss. The state Board of Regents has invited five


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 12:32:44 PM
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39 Days in Palau? Try 34 Straight Interviews in Manhattan (New York Times)

39 Days in Palau? Try 34 Straight Interviews in Manhattan (New York Times)
39 Days in Palau? He survived the machinations and manipulations on one island, Palau. Yesterday, Lt. Tom Westman survived the interviews on another island, Manhattan.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 11:35:41 AM
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Working for Suns a dream teen job (The Arizona Republic)

Working for Suns a dream teen job (The Arizona Republic)
Most teens dream about a job like this. For two dozen Valley youths, it's a reality.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 10:36:37 AM
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Elon degree steadily gains clout in uncertain job market (Pendulum)

Elon degree steadily gains clout in uncertain job market (Pendulum)
This past year, seniors have been facing one of the many fears of college graduation: applying for a job. Although Elon is not necessarily in the ranks of Harvard, Princeton or Yale, how does an Elon degree stack up against those of other schools across the c


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 9:56:33 AM
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Report Paints Divergent Views of Bolton (AP via Yahoo! News)

Report Paints Divergent Views of Bolton (AP via Yahoo! News)
The report sending John R. Bolton's name to the Senate to be considered as U.N. ambassador paints two different portraits, one of the wrong man for the job and another of a qualified diplomat wrongly maligned for his blunt style.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 8:56:29 AM
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First rule of interviews: get there on time (Sydney Morning Herald)

First rule of interviews: get there on time (Sydney Morning Herald)
Joyce Chambers had a few nerves. It was the 74-year-old's first job interview in years. "I left home at seven o'clock in the rain, you know, just to make sure I got here on time.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 8:20:26 AM
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Richmond.com writer Polly Roberts interviews her mom for a special mother-daughter edition of 20 Questions (Richmond.com)

Richmond.com writer Polly Roberts interviews her mom for a special mother-daughter edition of 20 Questions (Richmond.com)
What's the best gift you ever received as a mother? A sapphire crab pin that you and [your sister] Leigh gave me for my 50th birthday because it represents my love of the beach, my sometimes crabby personality and my birthstone. And it was a complete surprise


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 7:43:23 AM
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Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?

Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?
Even if you're not interested in the position, consider sending a thank-you note to the person primarily responsible for showing you around for the day and interviewing you, and mention the other people who spent time with you. It's good manners. You may become interested in that position in the future and a thank-you note leaves a good impression.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 7:28:16 AM
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Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?

Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?
It's acceptable to bring a stack of thank-you cards, fill them out right after the interview, and leave them with the receptionist on your way out.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 6:38:13 AM
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Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?

Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?
It's equally acceptable to e-mail the note (if you know the interviewer's e-mail address), or to type it, or to send a handwritten postcard. A typed (printed) letter is preferred for a very formal company. Thank-you notes are supposed to be sent to every person you've met during the interview, after each interview, within a week after the interview.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 5:46:11 AM
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Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?

Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?
The note should be a brief statement of appreciation for the time the interviewer spent with you. You may also include an expression of continued interest and enthusiasm in the job, a recap of your strengths that are consistent with the requirements of the job, and a request to meet again.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 4:59:08 AM
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Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?

Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?
If you choose to write a note, be very brief. Most people will take note of the fact that you sent a thank-you note, but never bother to read it in detail. Don't include any questions, which should have been discussed during the interview. If the employer is still interested in you, you'll have a chance to ask them during the next interview. However if you neglected to mention certain points during the interview, didn't feel an answer was comprehensive enough, or, indeed, didn't know an answer, the thank-you letter can correct that last impression -- if it gets read.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 4:28:04 AM
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Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?

Do some people really write thank-you notes after job interviews?
Studies suggest that about 10% of candidates send thank-you notes after being interviewed. Thank-you notes may improve your chances of being hired since they establish you as a person mindful of manners and easy to work with, and give you an opportunity to remind the interviewer of the good fit between you and the company.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 3:46:00 AM
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THE JOB INTERVIEW

THE JOB INTERVIEW
An interview is a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked to obtain information about the interviewee. Interviews can be divided into two rough types, interviews of assessment and interviews for information. The most common type of interview for assessment is a job interview between an employer and an applicant. The goal of such an interview is to assess a potential employee to see if they have the social skills and intelligence suitable for the workplace. Similar interviews are also used for admissions to schools, allotment of grants, and other areas. In most countries there are rules and regulations governing what can be asked in these interviews. Highly personal questions and those unrelated to the job at hand are forbidden, as are questions which invite discrimination ("do you plan to start a family?") Such interviews can be brief fifteen-minute affairs or they can stretch for many hours even over a series of days. Another important type of interview is the psychological one that can be divided into three forms: structured, semi-structured and non-structured.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 2:56:57 AM
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Job seekers lack etiquette (The Star Online)

Job seekers lack etiquette (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR: A number of fresh local graduates lack basic social etiquette – they show up for job interviews in slippers and untidy shirts. And when they are late for an interview or decide not to go for it, they do not bother to inform their potential emp


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 2:08:53 AM
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Administrative job interviews to begin (The News-Press)

Administrative job interviews to begin (The News-Press)
Interviews with nine candidates for Cape Coral's assistant city manager's position will begin this week. The Human Resources department reduced the applicant list of 109 people and plans to conduct interviews this week, city spokeswoman Connie Barron said.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 1:07:50 AM
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Hardcore 'Star Wars' Fans Await Opening (AP via Yahoo! News)

Hardcore 'Star Wars' Fans Await Opening (AP via Yahoo! News)
Russ Rolle and his friends have been taking turns since May 8 saving a spot along a busy street so they could get choice seats for the opening of "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith."


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 12:22:47 AM
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Hardcore 'Star Wars' Fans Await Opening (ABC News)

Hardcore 'Star Wars' Fans Await Opening (ABC News)
Die-Hard 'Star Wars' Fans Await Opening of 'Episode III _ Revenge of the Sith' Across U.S.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/19/2005 11:42:44 PM
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Long wait ends for ‘Star Wars’ fans (MSNBC)

Long wait ends for ‘Star Wars’ fans (MSNBC)
Fans around the world are ready to see ‘Revenge of the Sith’


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/19/2005 11:29:42 PM
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Hiring tips for the harried executive (Detroit News)

Hiring tips for the harried executive (Detroit News)
Good hires: Hiring is hardly simple in most fields, but what's the trickiest part? Reviewing resumes to ferret out the best candidates, said 34 percent of executives in a survey. Posing the proper interview questions was the second most-difficult task, cited


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/19/2005 10:32:12 PM
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Hardcore 'Star Wars' Fans Await Opening (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Hardcore 'Star Wars' Fans Await Opening (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
Russ Rolle and his friends have been taking turns since May 8 saving a spot along a busy street so they could get choice seats for the opening of "Star Wars.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/19/2005 9:33:08 PM
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Hardcore 'Star Wars' fans await opening (Daily Bulletin)

Hardcore 'Star Wars' fans await opening (Daily Bulletin)
Really hardcore fans began lining up days ago for the latest "Star Wars" movie. Student Russ Rolle, 23, and his friends took turns since May 8 saving a spot on a small rectangle of grass along a busy street so they could get choice seats for the opening of "E


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/19/2005 9:18:02 PM
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Job interviews next milestone for graduates (Parkersburg News and Sentinel)

Job interviews next milestone for graduates (Parkersburg News and Sentinel)
PARKERSBURG - College and high school students are entering the job market with graduation season around the nation and dressing for a job interview can make or break a budding career, according to staffing specialists.


Job Interviews
Originally Posted on 5/19/2005 8:47:57 PM
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'Star Wars' Fans Prepare For Blast Off (CBS 2 New York)

'Star Wars' Fans Prepare For Blast Off (CBS 2 New York)
Russ Rolle and his friends have been taking turns since May 8 saving a spot along a busy street so they could get choice seats for the opening of "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith." Video: Leyna Nguyen reports. | Interactive: Star Wars


Job Interviews
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Thursday, May 12, 2005

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Thank You

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Thank You: "An employer is a person or institution that hires employees
or workers. Employers offer wages to the workers in exhange for the
worker's labor-power. Such workers are normally paid on an hourly rate."

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Thank You

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Thank You: "For The 'Ultimate Job Interview' Techniques
Seen 'Live' Watch:

The Apprentice is an American reality game show that
aired on NBC. The first season aired during the winter and spring of 2004. The
Apprentice is produced by Mark Burnett Productions in association with Trump
Productions LLC. Mark Burnett and billionaire Donald Trump are executive
producers. Trump is the host. The premise of the show, which bills itself as the
'ultimate job interview', is to conduct a job talent search for a person to head
one of Trump's companies. The position comes with a salary of $250,000."

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Sample

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Sample: "Office Flirt (Psychology Today)Flirting can complicate a job interview."

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Question

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Question: "Career day offers tips for job hunters (Daily Bulletin)POMONA Tips on how to prepare for a job interview, resume writing and career planning will be part of Career Connections Day on Wednesday at the Sheraton Suites Fairplex."

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Clothes

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Clothes: "Ace That Interview : Four Steps to a Winning Job Interview

...Interview : Four Steps to a Winning Job Interview.. By: William R. Eckert III ..The.....tee shirts are never acceptable interview clothes. 2) Be Customer Friendly."

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Dos And Donts

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Dos And Donts: "Interview Dos and Donts

... Map Back Home Interview QuestionsSalary Negotiations INTERVIEW DOS AND DON'TS They have seen your resume and want to talk! Can you get the job and close the deal?"

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Clothes

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Clothes: " The candidate who answers questions but doesn't ask any is seen by an
interviewer either as shy, or not terribly interested in the job. Asking
well-formulated, intelligent questions demonstrates your knowledge, maturity,
and interest in the organization. Thus, if you want the job, ask a few
questions, even if you think you already know everything. Avoid asking for
information that is readily available from the firm's literature (showing that
you haven't researched it). "

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Advice

About Job Interviews - Job Interview Advice: "Teamwork is the
concept of people working together as a team. The concept has spread from the
world of sports where it is well known and accepted, to business, so much so
that it is in danger of being considered by some as an empty buzzword, or a form
of corporate-speak. In the 21st century, as people are becoming more
sophisticated and society is becoming more technically advanced, working as a
team makes it easier to accomplish goals."

Sunday, May 08, 2005

About Job Interviews - Job Interview

About Job Interviews - Job Interview: "What is the purpose of a job interview?
1) An interview is a two-way street. An eager candidate that
acts desperate enough to accept a job without research comes across as just that
-- desperate and/or insincere.
2) It sometimes happens that the company extends a job offer
to the candidate, who declines to accept it because of something s/he's learned
during the interview. This is better for both sides, than if s/he took the
position and resigned in a few months.
3) Don't assume that the second, third or fourth interview is
just a formality, even if your prospective superior told you so. You can give
such a bad impression to your superior's superior that she'll veto his choice.