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The first step to landing a position is often filling out the ] the job application and returning it to the company. Get help regarding the application process and the best responses to use by asking your questions here.
%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 the brake light switch on the pedal. There are different switches for the 3rd and reg brake lightsIf you have already replaced the bulbs of the two lights that are not working then check the wiring between the lights. If you don't have a repair manual get a haynes it has wiring diagrams in the…
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maybe search on "repossessors + (your state) + jobs) ????
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No butts about it....Butt fusion is a method of welding plastic pipe ends together. Ans 2 - NOT recommended for the amateur !
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Save yourself a very big headache. DO NOT get married on a visa waiver. It is considered immigration fraud because you will have immigrant intent. You may not be able to get a greencard, especially if the INS decides that you knew you were going to get married when you got on the plane.Have your fia…
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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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How to Address a Wrongful TerminationRather than "Wrongfully Terminated", I put, "Will discuss if necessary." It's always worked for me.  
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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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Answer (Disclaimer: This answer applies to Massachusetts and is probably slightly different depending on the state you live in, such as what age you're considered a juvenile, etc.) If you are a juvenile (in MA, age 7 until the day you turn 17, NOT 18) and you have a court hearing in which you…
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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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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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I would say it is ok as long as you are seriously interested and qualified for each job that you apply for. Just make sure that you are not randomly applying in hopes of getting out of a job that you dislike. This could signal that you are looking for a temporary solution, and less likely to stay, a…
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When You Turn 14 . . . You can work in an: office, grocery store, retail store, restaurant, movie theater, baseball park, amusement park, or gasoline service station.You generally may not work in: communications or public utilities jobs, construction or repair jobs, driving a motor vehicle or helpin…
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%REPLIES% Answer It depends on just what type of job you're talking about. If it was any job such as a casino attendant, cashier, bartender, child care, security, or similar or anything that required bonding or fingerprinting it was reported to the NCIC which is a record that unfortunately…
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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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In many cases, if the minimum qualifications require either a high school or college degree, the employer may include this in the pre-employment background check which can verify your education. This is done when you sign a consent for a background check when being considered for employment.
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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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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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Answer I'm not a human resources manager or anything like it, but here's my two cents worth. I have been told by a college instructor and others that do not offer too much information in a cover letter, which would be the most likely place for explaining things. Only write about your strengths, i…
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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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Answer The best answer to put is "any" that way it covers all the positions. I actually take up applications with my job, and when I see that I know that they are really serious about finding a job. Answer A better suggestion is to write " any that I am qualified for". A welder would not be c…
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Answer Legal working age varies from state to state, province to province, and country to country, but the purpose of work doesn't change: to give the worker experience in the field s/he hopes to make his/her area of expertise, and to demonstrate to potential employers that the worker has chose…
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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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To begin my career in the medical profession by starting with this entry level position. Or something similar to that like "To obtain an entry level position in the medical profession. Go to your local library and look at examples in the careers section. Writing a objective is an important section…
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It would be best if you put both. In the employer field list the company that you we're working at/Job site (it's even okay to add the agency's name in parentheses), then in the job description say something like..."contracted through ABC Temp agency to..."
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Different rules apply to farms, and individual States may have stricter rules. America's Job Bank. See Related Link below: Has sites for employers and job seekers. About 1.5 million job listings. User can develop an on line career account with resume, etc. Links to latest job trends, employer prof…
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Probably no legal action, since you're underage, but you'd most likely be terminated either for being under the legal working age, or lying.  Most companies would find out before you were formally hired anyways. Most places require your Driver's License, Social Security card, and/or Birth Cert…
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Although it's not written specifically for a computer job, there's a cover letter sample linked below. (Maybe someone else out there has a good cover letter sample for an IT, MIS, or other computer job?) Save You might also want to check out the other links, especially "How to write a cover letter."…
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msoexpert's Answer I've advised plenty of job-seekers, put tons of resumes together, and have taught job-hunting. What I can tell you is that most employers don't care if it's folded! We mail all sorts of important documents that are folded, such as contracts, etc. So folding a resume is no big d…
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Although there are templates for formatting a resume, you should not just plug in the information, as this can make your resume look the same as all the others. A resume lists your job history and accomplishments in the field, illustrating your qualifications for a position. --- Resume writing is …
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In the link to the right are seven steps and various tips on creating a scannable resume from Resume Edge, a consulting group that rewrites resumes for job hunters.
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A long, multi-page resume is called a Curriculum Vitae (CV). It is Latin for "course of one's life." According to Resume Edge (an online consulting group that charges about $100 to professionally rewrite CVs and resumes) you should use a CV in professional industries such as "medicine, law, educati…
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There are basic rules for optimizing a resume for online/Internet use (formatted for scanning, e-mailing, or posting to Internet sites):Digital resumes use simple, technologically friendly formatting.Digital resumes emphasize keywords.Plain text resumes should not exceed 65 characters per line.E-mai…
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Answer Linked to the right are a few sample resume cover letters.
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There are sites where you can get samples of resumes. When writing a resume make sure you choose the right type of resume. You can choose between: chronological resume, functional resume, combo resume and targeted resume. Some sites have collected many quality free sample resumes provided by profes…
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msoexpert'sActually, an executive's resume, which I've prepared many times, is not really different from anybody else's. The only real difference is in the level of responsibility.An executive is considered to be at a higher level and more directly responsible for things. So the main focus is on are…
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A resume objective statement is a brief paragraph that states your career plan in relation to what an employer is looking for. The objective statement is placed just below the name, address, and contact information on the resume. The statement is an opportunity to show that the qualifications and ex…
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%DETAILS% Answer A resume is intended to be a -history- of your education, experience, and previous employment. It shouldn't include "I plan to finish this degree in night school while I work at my next job" information. Save that for the interview if they ask about it. Attending night classes …
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I worked in production for 15 years. A cover letter to an entertainment agency is like any other cover letter. It should be short and have immediate impact. Highlight your achievements, or if you're new to the business, your education and goals. Don't tell them how much you like movies and don't try…
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Yes, Use a paper clip NO staples Use heavy paper for a good feel, plus a heavy paper provide a nice crisp print, clear printing like arial or verdana Bold only company, reason for leaving, and contact name & number Use a cover page over the letter and resume providing your name address and co…
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If you define yourself as over-qualified, why apply for the job? You should either decide that you are well qualified and you want the job, or that you want another job that utilizes your qualifications. If you don't you are likely to come off as insincere or arrogant.If you decide you want this job…
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It is not advisable, if the resume is not for public viewing how does HR pass it thru the proper channels.It also sends up flagsYou may ask that your present employer NOT be contactedUnless Your in the Government with security clearance and applying for a civilian jobYou may ask to restrict the resu…
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To begin with, finishing high school is simply proof to a potential employer that you had the fortitude to stick with something. Not finishing high school could be seen as OK, or even understandable in some circumstances. For example; The individual took CLEP Tests and was accepted in to a college, …
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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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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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requesting a meeting with the employer
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You might also investigate the mission statement of the company and refer to the importance of that to your decision. Many of them refer to integrity, caring for the customer above all else and so on. You can give examples of your experience in that area. The reason for formal applications is not …
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Motivation is two-fold: The reason(s) you act in a particular way, and your general desire or willingness to act.Therefore, what motivates me maybe won't motivate you. What motivates you will depend on your background and work experiences, but try to make your motivation relevant to what th…
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Relating Key Competencies They're asking how your experience relates to the job for which you are applying. A good place to start? Make a list of the requirements for the job. Circle any that apply to you. What skills do you have that apply to the position? What experience do you have that will help…
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Look at the job description. Pick out key words that describe you. If you have time beforehand, make a list of the qualities they are looking for that also describe you.They just want to know if you are a good match for the job. If you truly can't come up with any qualities that suit what they are l…
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be honest, closer to family, school or college, lower crime rate-because you are raising kids, lower state taxes, better benefits the area has to offer, area has better wages than other area, geographical location better because of type of career, (most people that are in the gas and oil industry mo…
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I would think that might be what gets you the job. I would research the position I was applying for throughly. Then "play up" any strong points I have that qualify me for the position. Such as being able to work independently or strong leadership abilities. That sort of thing. I really recommend…
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The best answer that you can give is - I quit my previous job because I could not find ways to improve my self further and expand my knowledge in the field that I am working in. I applied to this job because I found that it had the potential of improving myself. Added to this I can enrich your com…
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When you are asked this question, the interviewer wants to know two things: Do you know what your key competencies are ? Do you know what competencies are needed for this job? You will need to have done your "homework" on this question and researched the job ahead of time so that you know how t…
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Describing a Decision Made in the Absence of the BossHere are somesuggestions: I have organizational skill and before I knew what type of task I will face. I managed customer service department,I proved as much as I can do, provided better services to our productive clients also some administrative…
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You should answer such a question honestly, and give an example of an experience you have had that paints you in a good light. Experiences when you have given good customer service will go a long way to show an employer that you can provide good service working for them as well, since you have a his…
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You would NEVER want to say anything negative about a present or past boss, even if you thought he/she was an overbearing toad. If you liked your boss and got along great with them, this question is easy. If not, just say something neutral but not negative.   Don't go negative, and don't go n…
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1) Realize that you're probably talking to a knob in HR. "Key competencies" is truly a taste of the worst in Human Resource drivel.2) Just tell them why you think your skills match the requirements. That's all.Is it a stupid way to ask it? Yes it is.Welcome to the world of interviewing!
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Interviewers will see that you haven't had any previous employment, so probably won't ask you. If you do need to answer though, talk not necessarily about employment, but different tasks or responsibilities you've taken on and experience you've had in the field you're applying for. They're looking f…
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If you are in the position where you think you are about to be terminated, find a few people whom you can use as a reference later on, possibly including the employer him/her self. It's quite rare that an employer will refuse to give a former employee (even one who's been terminated) a decent refere…
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ETHITAL, CONFIDENT, FAITHFUL, AND INTELLIGENT.
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This can't be answered in a general way. You need to ask and answer this question for yourself. Write out possible answers as if you were interviewing yourself. Later, if at all possible, role play with a close friend or family member. Have them be the interviewer and try out different answers.
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Presently there is a dearth on oppurtunities in Engg. field . Call centre industry offers a very energetic and enthusiastic work environment coupled with a good career graph with good growth oppurtunities.
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The truth.Definitely the truth. Never lie. You should write all your objectives/goals in life. Pretty much your dreams. What you wish to achieve in life.For example: I personally would like to become a pharmacist, so when asked "what are your career objectives or goals?" Well, my career objective is…
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This will depend on the position, but with almost any job they will want to know that you will be working with them for at least a year or two. Perhaps much longer. One factor is how much training you will need. Some employers need to invest a lot in new employees. In many cases, you're costing the…
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It is important to have done your research on the company. Before going to an interview, learn as much as you can about the industry and their specific business. As you are doing this, be thinking about what you like (and dislike) about the company. You should also be thinking about questions you wo…
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I guess with a certain amount of honesty but diplomacy. Try to find a positive way of expressing any frustrations you might have. For example you might say that you want to work for a more forward-looking organisation - ilke the one you are applying to. You could also say you are looking for more re…
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There is no timeframe. Some take years.Some creditors can file suit in the bankruptcy court to protect claims if need be. This is normally used on items such as cars that go down in value over time and are secured claims.
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The best way to answer this question is to RESEARCH the company first. Yep, whether you are applying at McDonald's or applying at a Fortune 500 Company. Do a search online. Look at their website. Find out who they are, what they do and why you'd want to work there. The WORST thing you can do is show…
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Answer Yes. Misleading someone for the purpose of financial gain is fraud... And although it is highly unlikely that the employer would do anything about it--in practical terms, you've just made it easy for them to fire you for cause. Answer Depends upon the job. Some jobs it is illegal an…
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This is really easy. You keep the letter short. Remember all you want the letter to do is get the recruiter to read your CV. So keep it down to 1 page. The key things it needs to contain areyour name,address and contact detailsaddress of the companysubject heading - the job you are applying for and …
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"Strong" isn't necessarily a good characteristic to describe a thank-you letter. You should be geuinely thanking the interviewer for their time and the opportunity to learn more about their company.At the same time, it is expected that you will remind them why you think you are a good fit for the po…
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Answer It has been my experience that, with certain exceptions, like applications for college, no one cares very much, if any, about your High School academics. I used to just say; "Graduated from accredited (State) High Scool: name of school & the date. The fact that you did graduate indica…
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Explaining Why You Are Interested The best way to answer this question is to RESEARCH the company first. Yep, whether you are applying at McDonald's or applying at a Fortune 500 Company. Do a search online. Look at their website. Find out who they are, what they do and why you'd want to work there. …
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msoexpert's Answer Simply put, the formatting is removed because it's unimportant. Most electronic resumes don't get viewed by human eyes and are simply there to perform computer searches. So keywords and criteria can be punched into the computer to quickly sift through resumes to find qualified …
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Positive judgement, patience, Self-control, Forgiving, Tolerance, Respect and take it as a job not personal.
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Personal reasons. If they ask you to explain, the law states you have the right to refuse the question and leave it at that. If you have had a workmen's comp. claim they will find out by going to worker compensation court public records and finding out.
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#1 Unless you are a 55 year old Doctor of Medicine, who is also a Professor of Medicine, and a Department head at a major hospital, your resume shouldn't be two pages long.Brief and concise, with no fluff.#2 This is actually now untrue. After a lot of research and talking to professionals, it is acc…
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because i want to! its better to leave the company that you think cant help you to grow your career and to achieve your goals. if i leaved organization before one month then a proper ans for this question
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