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How To Answer “How Do You Deal With Stressful Situations”

When the hiring manager asks how you deal with stressful situations, it’s easy to fall for one of three traps. Watch out for these pitfalls and why you shouldn’t: Don’t Say “I Don’t Get Stressed Out” You think you’re stoic or showing that you can control yourself. Or maybe you think this is a great… Read more »

How to Answer “Why Do You Want To Work Here?”

Filtering through many resumes can be time-consuming, so it’s understandable that hiring managers might cut to the chase by asking “Why do you want to work here?” They’re trying to figure out if you would fit in at the company and if you would add value to the existing team. Don’t use the obvious answer… Read more »

Answer the Interview Question “How Would You Feel About Reporting To a Person Younger Than You?”

Among the many different evolutions that workplaces have gone through – from offices to cubicles to open desks, from strict hours to flexible work schedules and casual Fridays, a new landscape has emerged. With life comes life experiences, and sometimes people have to take time off from work, or change careers, or take a lower-level… Read more »

How To Answer “Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?”

If you’re currently working and looking for a new position, this question will definitely come up. It can come in different formats, but you will be asked essentially the same thing. The key is to have a tactful and honest response prepared ahead of time. You’ll need to consider why you want to leave and… Read more »

Answer For “How Do You Prioritize Your Time?” Interview Question

How do you prioritize your time interview question

Any interviewer is likely to ask you “How do you prioritize your work?” because time management is crucial in any career. What they’re looking for is to see if you know the difference between the urgent and the very important – and those aren’t the same thing. A good answer would show  that you know… Read more »

7 Tips for Job Searching When You Already Have A Job

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Job searching when you’re already employed can feel daunting. After all, wasn’t it hard enough to get this job? Sometimes it’s time for a change, but to do so means being strategic in your search: Keep Your Job Search Confidential While it sounds obvious, make sure that any potential future employers know that you’re currently… Read more »

How to Answer the “Why Should We Hire You?” Interview Question

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Every interview is actually about answering this one question: Why should we hire you, instead of the other applicants? Hiring the wrong person is expensive for any company, and can be problematic for the interviewer.  Your interviewer is asking you to convince them why you’re the best fit. This question can come under many different… Read more »

10 Staffing Agency Myths

10 staffing agency myths

Myths about staffing agencies have been around as long as there have been staffing agencies! Staffing agencies have been around just as long as someone was looking for a job and someone else was looking to hire. These companies are private agencies, not related to unemployment or government agencies, and provide job offers, including short-term,… Read more »

23 Words to Never Include On Your Resume

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so make sure yours is saying the right message! Considering how much work you’ve put into your resume, make sure that yours isn’t the wrong impression! You have a very limited time to catch the eye of a recruiter or hiring manager, so use… Read more »

5 Tips for Hiring During Low Unemployment

Hiring during low unemployment can feel overwhelming.  With the national average at 3.5%,  it’s the applicant’s market. The U.S. labor market is the tightest it’s been in recent memory since 1969. While hiring during low unemployment can feel overwhelming, there are a few strategies to make sure it doesn’t happen to your company.   Are… Read more »