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What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask 'What's Your Biggest Weakness?'

Asking this is similar to sifting through resumes looking for a reason <i>not</i> to hire a person, says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."<p>"The underlying question translates to: 'Is …

Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead

Many of Don Kluemper's management students at the University of Illinois at Chicago have had this experience: After going on a job interview, they sometimes receive "friend" requests from their interviewers.<p>It puts the students in a bind, he says. They fear that not accepting the request might hurt …

Want A Job You Love? 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before The Interview

In my senior year of college, my roommates and I would prep together for our finance and accounting interviews. They would discuss valuations; I would run through different assets and liabilities. We wrote questions for our interviewers: What is the work-life balance like? What is a typical career …

These Interview Fake-Outs Reveal What Your Employer Really Wants To Know

By Joshua Rivera5 minute Read<p>There are few professional rituals as steadfast as the job interview. But there is one way in which interviews are …

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10 Tips To Really Succeed After Graduating

When you graduate, getting that first job seems like the only thing that matters. That is, until you work at it a while, and you realize that getting paid to use your degree–which once made you feel so lucky and satisfied–doesn’t equate to professional or personal happiness. Suddenly, you’re not …