Category Archives for "Job Search"

Nov 22

Beware the forced choice interview question

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Forced choice interview questions put you into what my old debate days called a “dilemma”– no matter which way you answered, you lose. Pick one of two opposing choices and pick your poison. Let’s get some help on these forced choice interview questions. What is a forced choice interview question? Interview questions can be described […]

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Nov 22

How to answer teamwork interview questions

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Every person hired works on a team so teamwork interview questions are logical and expected. Candidates often answer teamwork interview questions with “willing to work long hours” or “willing to help a person on my team” answers — and fail. Instead of answering with what you are willing to do for the team, answer with […]

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Nov 20

5 phone interview mistakes you must not make

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Phone interviews are the classic next step after successfully submitting your resume for a job. People blow the phone interview all the time — sometimes before they even have the telephone interview scheduled. Making any of these five mistakes for your phone interviews can doom the chances of moving on to the face-to-face job interview […]

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Nov 05

How to answer the weakness interview question

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

“What’s your greatest weakness?” is a common interview question that doesn’t need to trip you up. While some recruiters have stopped using it after receiving too many canned answers, many others still include it in their repertoire. So what’s a candidate to do?Plan for it.Prepare a thoughtful answer since, chances are, someone somewhere will pose […]

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May 23

3 ways to know when it is time for a job search

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

You know those memos that come out from management announcing the next, coolest thing in organizational wonder?  Or how somebody is leaving to “pursue other business interests” (fired) or “provided wonderful accomplishments” (left on their own)? You either read those emails and thought nothing of it or read those emails and had your anxiety levels go up. […]

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