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Top Questions Asked at Job Interviews - Recently, surveyed over 2,000 recruiters and hiring managers worldwide in order to find out what questions are most frequently asked during job interviews. Participants came from a variety of industries, including information technology, marketing and sales, finance, and healthcare.
  1. Describe your ideal job and/or boss.
  1. Why are you looking for a job? Why are you leaving your current position?
  1. What unique experience or qualifications separate you from other candidates?
  1. Tell me about yourself
  1. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  1. Describe some of your most important career accomplishments.
  1. What are your short-term/long-term goals?
  1. Describe a time when you were faced with a challenging situation and how you handled it?
  1. What are your salary requirements?
  1. Why are you interested in this position? Our company?
  1. What would your former boss/colleagues say about you?
  1. What are the best and worst aspects of your previous job?
  1. What do you know about our company?
  1. What motivates you? How do you motivate others?
  1. Are you willing to relocate?

The Truth About "Resume Blasting" - Recently, contacted over 5,000 recruiters and hiring managers throughout the US and Canada regarding the success of using online job postings.

Over 92% of those surveyed reported being inundated with irrelevant responses to their job postings. Most participants indicated that they receive hundreds of responses per online job posting.

Other complaints included:

  • Majority of resumes do not match the job description. [71%]
  • Job seekers "blasting out" unsolicited resumes. [63%]
  • Job seekers fail to follow specific resume submission instructions found in job post. [34%]
Click Here to Read More about our Findings.

Calculate Your Odds Of Getting a Job! - The U.S. Department of Labor has finally released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). Using this data, coupled with unemployment statistics, can now calculate your odds of getting a job. By entering your geographic region and industry, our web site will perform a job supply vs. job demand analysis to present you with your statistical odds of getting employment.
Click Here to Calculate Your Odds Of Getting a Job!

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