Massive swathes of the economy rely on the program, and becoming skilled at Excel has become a license to print money in business. So while there are a lot of basic tricks that you have to know, there
Somehow over the past twenty years we’ve gotten stuck in our thinking where our resumes are concerned. Years ago, we’d go to a print shop and get a hundred copies of our resume printed. We had to use same
After sending out hundreds of copies of my résumé to dozens of companies over the last year, I realized that I was getting nowhere because my approach was wrong. I did everything I was taught to do: I
Here's what Richard Branson, Tony Hsieh, and 21 other successful executives ask in every job interview
That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones. Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.
But Peter Harris, editor-in-chief of online job board Workopolis, says "that's simply not realistic." "There are definitely some lies that you will likely have to tell in order to get hired for a new he
Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks
Negativity Whether your last boss was a bullying dictator or you’re full of post-university angst, do not bring any negativity to the interview. When faced with the challenging prospect of discussing employment,
In a job interview, the ideal situation is the one where the interview is just a conversation and you can ask questions as they occur to you. A lot of employers don’t interview job-seekers that way, though.
Most advice about job interviews is about how to assess a candidate’s skills, if you’re the interviewer, and how to demonstrate your skills if you’re the candidate – so that you will come across as smart
You have to be ready, because you’re going to hear obnoxious and intrusive questions on a job interview. You have to be ready to answer them, and that’s why I’ve supplied answers to each of our five disgusting
- So Liz, I have another brainless job interview question for you to ponder. What’s the question? - It’s the one “How do your skills fit this role?” Did you get that question on a job interview recently?
That's especially true when it comes to interviewing for jobs. The very best thing you can do is prepare. And the best way to prepare is to think about and rehearse (but not memorize!) responses to the
One email we received said: "I'm currently interviewing for a job and the hiring managers asked me how much money I'd be comfortable making. I wasn't sure how to answer this. Any advice?" Salary discussions
I don’t hate the interview question “What’s your greatest accomplishment?” quite as much as I loathe the Big Three Brainless interview questions “Where do you see yourself in five years?”, “What’s your
As my readers know, my son is in his first year at UCLA and hoping to land a summer internship in advertising. But he doesn’t know the first thing about what advertisers do day-to-day. Unfortunately neither