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The first, and often only, chance to make a great face-to-face impression and put yourself ahead of other candidates is the job interview. Ask questions for help with dealing with tough questions and for suggestions on how to make a good first impression.
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The best solution I have found for unlimited work tasks are To do: lists. On Fridays, I list the major things I have to do for the next week on ledger paper by days of the week. I know when I leave Friday that I have the most things covered for the next week. On Monday, as I accomplish one of the it…
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%REPLIES% Answer you might need a new battery, battery cables? i had that same prob and i replaced both and now they work great! Answer Find a silicone spray and spray around the trim where the glass comes out of. Your problem is common with older vehicles and I had the same problem with m…
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Check that the transfer case is engaging to do this jack all four tires up and lock it in 4x4 and look to see if the front is turing. and also make sure that the hubs workI replaced the front driveline shift actuator and while I was under there I made sure the shift sleeve wasnt sticking....really e…
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they are all important but i think that the most important is the golie. if the ball gets past the defenders he is the last one to save it and if he doesn't do his job the team is screwed. but it is also the defenders helping cuz they have to keep the ball away from the golie box. and the forwards r…
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How does one explain the possible problem of ADD? When ADD, many situations are already "poor". ADD causes all sorts of uncomfortable situations - for both the individual with the disorder, and any others in a relationship with them. As a mother of three ADD (two ADHD) sons, I have learned many thin…
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The value of a writing desk with an Albert Pick Furniture Company label may be worth $1600 if it is sold to an antiques dealer or collector. The condition of the desk also affects its value.
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Not likely; unless they have any reason to believe that you didn't actually get your MBA.  A person that holds advanced degrees will attach a separate sheet to their resume that is called a C.V. or corriculum veritae, that shows their complete education history.It is a standard thing to do, an…
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The answer depends on when your coverage became effective. Most plans are effective after a time frame (ex: the 1st month following your date of hire, etc.). In order to be eligible your coverage would have to be effective while you are still working and prior to going out. Secondly, it would also d…
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Most likely, yes. File a claim and have your doctor complete the Attending Physician's statement as well as your specific limitations and restrictions. Then have your employer provide you something in writing, stating that they cannot accommodate your limitations and restrictions. Provide this docum…
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No, why would they be unless it was a company vehicle? If it was your fault, your companies insurance would pay, if it was someone elses fault, they would be held responsible. No reason to pass off blame to someone who wasnt in the car with you, should have been paying attention.
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Some questions that may be asked are:Name and address.Name and Date of Birth of Spouse.When and where did you meet your spouse?Describe this 1st meeting.Did you make arrangements to meet again?Did you exchange phone numbers?When did you meet next?Where were you living at the time? Where was your spo…
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If you tell the truth......will you be hired? I was actually looking to find an answer here!This has been haunting me for 2 1/2 years now and I am about to interview for a job that I want so bad I could taste it....and I know for a fact that this employer checks with previous employers.....thus....g…
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Look for Alternatives at the same time of hunting When you are facing difficulty to to grab a job and even interview chances. You can try some other alternatives at the same time of your continued hunting. First you sharpen your skills and build an attractive and appealing resume and be relaxed and …
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Lying about your intentions to stay expresses disrespect for both yourself and -- if they ever catch on -- your prospective employer. This is also the sort of lie that can make it necessary to lie again and again for consistency's sake, right up till the day you get the job you really want and pull …
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References from Your BossWiki s contributors share their ideas:Over the course of time, express your interest in a new career that doesn't resemble your current profession in any way. Such as, "I've always wanted to be in ... whatever". If you have been working hard, your boss will want what's best …
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Job Fairs Get lots of copies of your resume ready to go. Plan well which booths you will visit, so your time doesn't run out. I'm sure you won't want to spend the whole afternoon jumping from employer to employer. Don't limit yourself to just booths that fit your interests. Look for generics (bu…
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You can give permission to contact your present employer only if an offer is made. Advise employer you will not permit prior to an offer being made, but certainly afterwards. This protects you either way. I'd say it depends on your situation. If you're working part-time while hunting for a full ti…
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I would provide answers that show you are a reliable person, willing to take on new responsibilities and tasks and like to learn new things. That you are comfortable in teams or as a sole contributor when that is required. That you are resourceful and dependable and actually enjoy work for the sake …
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Umm. I would say never, ever say anything bad about your previous employer. The question is geared to hear what you might say of the company for which you are interviewing with if you begin working for them and then leave. What are you going to say about THEM? When the interviewer asks why you left …
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Since you accepted verbally the best option would be to contact them right away to inform them of the second offer. The best case scenario would be if they matched the better offer to keep you. If not, you can take the second offer. You can't lose in this situation. You have already convinced the co…
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Don't put it in work history. Put it in other activities or something like that. If work history is the only place that it will go into, then put it in there, but be sure to make that you put volunteer work very clearly.List it as Volunteer Experience...Sometimes, depending on the work and length of…
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Attendance I used to be a headhunter. Yes, you can definitely ask candidates or prior employers about attendance, performance, attitude, etc. They would only have prior employers contact info if you gave them as a reference though. More opinions from FAQ Farmers:I don't think they can ask about your…
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Answer honestly. That's what all employers are looking for. Just because you were fired doesn't mean you won't get hired. Among the specific suggestions: There was no scope for upward mobilityBetter opportunityUnresolvable conflictsNot enough hoursPersonality conflictsStaff reduction/budget cuts Ot…
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It's possible that it might be a little bit harder for you to get your first permanent job, but if you have a good resume and references, you will get one faster. After your first job, you will be back on equal ground. Some employers will look at temp as negative and others won't care. Depends on th…
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There are three types of resumes in this respect: the paper resume, the web or e- resume, and the scannable resume.The only real difference between a traditional resume and a purely web-based resume is that you are limited more to the content of your resume rather than its design or appearance.Many …
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You simply need to lay out what your most powerful and valuable contributions are, and how they apply to this company on a personal level, financial level and business level. The interviewer wants to know how good of an investment you are for this company. First, you must tailor your answer to the…
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No, you should never lie on your job application. Most likely they will find out and you won't get the job. It's better to be honest or just not mention things. But if asked, be honest.   If you don't put it on your application, and get the job, you can be fired from your new job for falsifyi…
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Bring out all your strenghts. Mention to the interviwer about your willingness to take on new responsibilities, your eagrerness to learn new things. Tell the person that you take initiatives. Ability to perform your best both as individual and as a team player. You are approachable by others. ------…
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That depends. What type of a job was it? Did it involve fingerprinting? That is usually the swiftist way it can be verified. You might be able to get by with leaving it off your resume or app.   Just say you had a lousy stupid arrogant boss.
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When an employer asks this question, they are really asking two separate questions: 1) Do you have goals/dreams/aspirations? 2) Are your goals/dreams/aspirations in line with this company? With that in mind, you need to decide what about this job IS relevant to your 5-year plan and communicate it…
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It depends on the laws in your country. In the UK for most jobs you only don't have to declare spent convictions under the rehabilitation of offenders act unless the position states otherwise ie. government, medical or working with vunerable people or children. Additionally, if the crime was commite…
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1. When you fax your cover letter and resume, the cover letter goes into the body of the fax cover sheet. You don't have a cover sheet and a separate cover letter. Just the fax cover and the resume. 2. Absolutely use a cover letter. Most cover letters can be prepared in the same font ans style as th…
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It is best to ask just before leaving an interview, "when can I expect to hear from you?" or something along those lines. Otherwise, give them a call about 6 working days after the interview.
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It isn't illegal unless the application has a clause stating so, if you deliberately mislead and/or lie about information. They will probably find out though, and any chance you may have had to be hired (or if hired you will be probably be fired) will go down the drain. It is always illegal to use a…
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It never hurts to check, but don't nag. Check once per week, and if they are waiting for the results of a background check or something, ask when they expect it. Even if told "Don't call us, we'll call you," call. It shows your interest.
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References should be people who can speak to your character as well as job skills. Use a previous employer, someone you did volunteer work with, a team coach, a clergyman, a teacher. Even people who are not social butterflies come in contact with people everyday. If you do not, volunteer someone and…
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That would be a matter of opinion. I don't think there are any "official rules" to what's ethical or what's not. I think that if you have some entry-level job, say, at Taco-bell or something like that, they probably expect you to find something better. If we're talking entry-level, blue collar stuff…
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Ask a lot of the questions that you would be asking them if you were the interviewer, instead of the interviewee. How long have you worked at this company? Do you like your job? What is your typical day like? What would my typical day be like? Where do you hope to be in five years? Where does this …
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Although it's not written specifically for a secretary, there's a sample cover letter linked to the right. (Maybe someone else out there has a good cover letter example for an administrative assistant?) You might also want to check out the other links including: How to write a cover letter (reprint…
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The USCA.edu resume tips page linked to the right says, "Don't staple your resume (if more than one page) or staple your cover letter to the resume." NEVER STAPLE UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ASKED TO DO SO! The reason you should never staple your resume is that is not professional. Multiple papers get sta…
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Many job seekers include a short reference on career objective in the resume. Adding a career objective statement helps to reflect the position you are applying for, the type of company you prefer, the experience and qualification you have and the value you can offer to the company at a glance. Usua…
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Here's are some quick tips from the Federal Citizen Information Center: Good resumes show how your qualifications fit the requirements of the jobs you apply for.Most occupations require abilities like reliability, teamwork, and communication.Good objective statements focus on the employer's needs.N…
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The key is to not make it difficult for the poor secretary who is opening resume's. Staples, plastic covers, odd-sized paper, are all just a bother and may earn your resume a trip to the dustbin.
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If the employer requests salary history, and only if they request it, just update your resume and add your annual salary to either the far right column or below your position. As far as requirements. Ask the employer what the job has paid in the past and go from there based on your qualifications.
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Where do you see yourself: Here's what the resume advice company Resume Edge recommends as a sample answer to the question, "Where do you see yourself in ten years?" In ten years, I endeavor to have refined my strategic and client relations skills. I intend to be a leading expert in estate planning…
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First of all, it is always appropriate to ask when a decision will be made while in the interview. Then, act accordingly. If you have not heard back a week after the decision was planned, contact the employer. There is a fine line between calling too much and calling enough to be remembered. Try not…
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If you're not the supervisor or in management, you have no business making business decisions, so choose a situation for which you have the authority to deal with the issue. For example, if you sell faucets and the only one you have left is the display, you could call another store that has some and…
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If you are called for a second interview this means that you made a good impression and that the company would like to give you the job. What should you expect from a second interview: discussions about the job, about the salary, the schedule, they might show you the office where you will work, th…
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was there a time when the people you were around was going to make the wrong chioce and you talked them out of it? or you talked people into voting, giving blood, anything for the greater good I think will work in answering that question.
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Call backs I understand your dilemma and feelings. It is so difficult to wait for an answer. I am going through the same thing right now. I feel you should keep calling. It proves your persistence. You also have a right to know what is going on. If you call, be polite. Tell them that you want t…
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%FOLLOWUPS% I have a similar problem, however I have explained in the past that every move that I have made in my career was to better myself in one way or another, either financially or professionally.
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requesting a meeting with the employer
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You may give an example and then describe your reaction. the question as constructive criticism --I am always looking to improve. Job interviews Here's what the resume advice company Resume Edge recommends as a sample answer to the question, "How do you deal with criticism?" Criticism is vital to m…
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Here's what the resume advice company Resume Edge recommends as a sample answer to the question, "What do you think of your previous manager?"My previous manager had excellent technical skills and was very agreeable as a colleague. I would have liked more support from her at times, but her hands-off…
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Team work is simply a help of tam members in order to achieve certain goal or objective. Understanding teamwork is essential in order to achieve the goals and successes that every business hopes to see. Working together as a team means that several individual people have to come together and funct…
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friendly behaviour between team members and sharing & respect their ideas In addition to the above, the "team" can be considered a three part team. The prospective employer, the applicant and the search firm that has found a number of applicants, usually 4, that meets the prospective employers …
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Good feedback is specific to the task and offers discussion of how to improve your procedures in performance. It does not discuss your performance on a subjective, personal basis that evokes feelings of guilt. Instead, good feedback describes the expected outcome of the task--how to improve accuracy…
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Hi Karly,A phone interview isn't necessarily a positive sign. If they're in another city it could be just that they don't want to fly you out until they know you're a good prospect.But it sounds like you have a special situation here, given that you've worked with them before.Good luck!
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Describing Work Ethics in an Interview Here are answers and suggestions from Wiki s contributors: My experience with the phrase is that it describes one's level of commitment to a task/employer/course of study. Ability to go the extra mile, stay the course, persistence to achieve quality, finding re…
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Researching a companyThe best way is to go through their website (if exists) and try to see what they are doing? what kind of products and services they provide and where do you fit in (a particular project or service etc.) Even a better way is to Google the name of the company because website never…
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Believe it or not, the people you interview usually want you to be professional. Although it is easier to find out what a person is like in a regular conversation, most prospective employees have prepared to answer questions from you. If you do not ask any, or ask very few, they might think you don'…
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Questions an Interviewer is likely to ask are: 1. Can you tell me about yourself? 2. What are your greatest strengths? 3. What are your greatest weaknesses? 4. Why are you interested in this particular area of work? 5. Why should we hire you? 6. What interests you about our company, agency, sch…
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Interviews are usually need to wear a suit, included in the summer, wearing lightweight suit or shirt dress trousers could be great. For women, lightweight shirt with a trouser will make you look very fresh and cool.
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Interviewing for a Job Here are answers and opinions from FAQ Farmers: When you are on an interview, you should look straight at the interviewer. Don't play with your hands or shake your legs. You should get there early so that you can relax and gather your thoughts together before the interview.O…
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Thank You Letter Direct the letter to the person who interviewed you, if possible. Keep it short. Send the letter the day of the interview or the next day. DO NOT WAIT! You want to hit them while they are still deciding who to hire! Say something like, "I wanted to thank you for the opportunity of…
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What Type of Note to Send After an Interview You can write a "thank you" letter. Say thank you for their interviewer's time and for giving you the opportunity to interview. Also, if someone in the panel, did something that helped you, thank them for that. Also, check your spelling and grammar as you…
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Don't try. If asked why you left your previous employer, you should give a more generic answer like "your skills not being the right fit for your previous employers needs." Then don't sit there quiet waiting for the interviewer to ask what you mean, keep the flow going by explaining what your skills…
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You must answer job interview questions with your own experiences - you cannot copy what someone else says on a website! What are your own goals? That is what the interviewers want to know.
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no. First of all you must ask yourself why hav'NT i been formally rejected? The answer to this question should be, you should have been formally rejected. The lack of a formal rejection is an indication of contempt for you, but on the other hand could be an oversight, but this is highly unlikely; i …
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If you are trying to get a job in retail/marketing or sales of any kind it is a common thing for an interviewer to expect someone to be able to sell themselves before they can sell anything else. And when you are marketing yourself or a sales item, you are trying to get the customers confidence.Conf…
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Yes. It's good to give them a few days before calling them. When you reach them, say something like, "Hi. It's (your name), and I had an interview the other day. I'm curious as to if the position has been filled yet." You are entitled to know if the position has been filled or not, and because you'…
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I think the modern workplace is so varied it's important to be capable of productivity in a diverse range of environments. I excel in an environment that has good communication and great teamwork, so therefore, that to me, would be the ideal working environment. The ideal job consists of a workplace…
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Job Interview Question Here are opinions and answers from WA Contributors: In this case, its seems rude...but you have to...I recently got asked this same question and my answer was around the lines that I liked working with the people at my job, the teamwork that must be put in by all employees…
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Start out by jotting down the needs and requirements that the employer has specified. For example, if a job requirement was 'requires resolving customer problems, and answering the phone" you could say, "Since I am a people person and love to help others, I am attracted to the level in which I will …
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Job interviews I can easily offer you what others cannot, i.e. my ability to use whatever knowledge, talents and abilities I possess, no other person can do this. More input from FAQ Farmers: I posses the ability of speaking 3 languages, im very patient person and very responsible for my action…
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A+ The one with the best references. There is no right or wrong answer. They want to know what you think good customer service is. For me, it's not about quick service, but helpful service. If I'm at the grocery and ask a worker where a certain item is, most of the time they just tell you what aisl…
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I have found through 10 plus years of people management that the best way to resolve conflict between two staff members is to bring them in together for a meeting to discuss the issues. Depending on the severity of the issues you may want to include a member of your HR team in on the meeting. During…
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Be truthful but positive, if your goal is to keep the job and be stable say: To be a good employee with a stable long term employment. If you wish to be promoted: To excel and gain promotion through hard work. Change and paraphrase to suit your situation.A long term goal in one's career would be, …
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Dressing for a job interview means finding business casual clothing that is both comfortable and classic. A simple sheath dress in a neutral color, such as black or navy, with a pair of low pumps is a good choice for a girl. For a boy, dress slacks and a button-down shirt with a tie is an easy way t…
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it is better that u dont answer the question directly.i would answer this question in the following way "u see iam here bcoz i feel the job i have applied for is the best possible thingh ican do.i am a hard working person and would like to contribute to the growth of the company.and i know one thi…
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Handling Irate Customers Suggestions: 1. Get a clear understanding of the problem as quickly as you can. To diffuse the anger try - feel, felt, found I know you how you feel, this would be very frustrating....blah, blah, blah I felt the same way (would feel the same way). I've found that if....blah,…
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Unless they ask you directly, you don't have to tell them. And if they do ask you, they can't choose not to hire you because of your epilepsy. After you are hired, it is probably a good idea to tell them for safety reasons.I disagree! For your safety and those around you,tell them! Should they choos…
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"I think my classmates would describe me as..." Then put what you think other peoples opinions of you are. Always use positive answers. If you are unsure of what people think of you, ask a few friends for a few words to describe you and go from there. Don't use one word descriptions. If someone says…
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Be honest but stay positive. First and foremost, you should always address every interview question with honesty. Of course, your answer should be based on the real reason you left, but put a positive spin on it. That means, you should try to frame your honest answer in the most positive way pos…
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While describing yourself in an interview, the answer should always be related to the job. Remember, although the employer is asking personal questions, they are still all related to "what can you bring to the company?" So, I usually give adjectives like reliable, loyal, etc., but make sure you back…
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I'm not totally sure what you mean, but if it's an "open call" for the same company, I'd say go to the next one if you didn't hear anything from the first one. As long as they are at least two weeks apart. They may just be holding them on different days and haven't called people back yet from the fi…
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In such a situation you can use positive words that bring about your most positive characteristics. The words that you can use are: "Hardworking, loyal, quick learner, well adjust to changes, efficient team player, multi tasking, self-motivated and self confident + Flexible, Punctual, Team player…
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do you know how to stock different items? produce, meats, canned items. are you familiar with the different sections of a supermarket? like produce, deli, dairy, etc. do you understand what a bar code means? some barcodes have the type of item is, what dept, etc. evey sales items has a barcode tha…
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Think of a stressfull thing that happened at your last job. Then write a short description of what it was and what you did. Did you work to resolve the problem? Did you remove yourself from the problem and let other handle it? Stuff like that. Just a short explaination of what happened. This is mor…
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The answer that I would give would follow general project management guidelines. First, identify what the objective is and time line for completion, then determine what you will need to solve the problem, information, facts, tools, resources. Gather the various elements, analyze and prioritize, link…
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This question requires a much detailed answer since they interwiver may be expecting you to work for a long term basis .
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That sort of depends on the job you are going for, but for the most part be honest without being negative towards what you don't prefer to do. I think an excellent employee needs to be good at both.   Try to learn as much as you can about the job. What does it involve on a day-to-day bas…
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%REPLIES% Answer It isn't necassary, but it won't hurt your chances of getting hired. And it shouldn't be written as a thank you note. It is a follow up letter. You may thank them for the interview, but mostly it should be about looking forward for the oportunity to work there. Don't sound …
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Honestly, but still try and be positive. Take a second are two to think about what the company is really searching for in an employee and then apply it Prepare for possible difficult questions by going through your resume and noting any red flag areas that could translate into a difficult job inte…
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Just practice in front of a mirror sitting still and not fidgeting. It seems silly, but it will help you control yourself. Being nervous is OK also as long as you know your answers and don't get over nervous and start knocking things over. I think most people interviewing potential employees, expect…
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The best way to answer this question is to research the company first. Whether you are applying at McDonald's or applying at a Fortune 500 Company, once you know about the company, you can answer this question more easily. For example: "I've read about how this company's growth is on the rise and al…
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Honestly. If you are looking for temp, then say that. If you are looking for perm., then say that. If all they have is temp, say something about looking for perm, but are willing to work temp until something more perm opens up.
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Most likely they won't ask, but if they do, then tell the the truth. Why did you hold various jobs?... You can say something about young and looking for anything until you found what you liked and now you're ready to settle down into one career.
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