Guilherme Barbosa

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The 40 Most Frequently Asked Job Interview Questions

Job interviews can be stressful. The best way to prepare for a job interview is to anticipate—and prepare for—the questions you are most likely to be asked.<p>So instead of stumbling through a job interview trying to answer questions you didn’t anticipate, check out this list of frequently asked job …

Employment

5 Resume Tricks to Get You More Interviews (and Land a Great Job)

No matter how qualified, charming, or wonderful you may be in person, it takes a great resume to land an interview for that job you want.<p>Never underestimate the power of a great resume. Being able to present your best talents on a single sheet of paper (or maybe two or three) is an incredibly …

Employment

How To Answer This Tricky Interview Question

One of the most common and often annoying personal interview questions is: <b>tell me about your biggest weakness</b>. And it’s no surprise that many …

3 unexpected tips to prepare for any interview

Two candidates walk into an interview.One has an MBA. He’s wearing the sharpest suit and carrying the sleekest business cards.The other is a college …

Employment

Twitter Is The Best Job Search Tool You're Not Using -- Here's How You Can

Sarah Alvarez got her first job after tweeting about Nutella.<p>She was studying abroad in France in 2012 when she saw that Shout PR, a retail and lifestyle marketing firm, had blogged and tweeted about a healthier alternative to the beloved hazelnut spread. Alvarez tweeted about the article and …

Big Question: Can My Brain Get Too Full?

You remember your first kiss. You remember your childhood phone number, where you parked your car, and the last time you got really drunk. You …

A social psychologist explains why people misunderstand each other

When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was communicating to his team that he valued each member's input.<p>So at team meetings, as each member spoke up about whatever project they were working on, Tim made sure he put on his "active-listening face" to signal that he cared …

Psychology

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Study Skills

Top 20 principles from psychology for teaching & learning

The Coalition for Psychology for Schools and Education haves released a new report detailing what, in their opinion, are the most important and …

Teaching

Differences Found in Brains of Cocaine Addicts

The brain function of people addicted to cocaine is different from that of people who are not addicted, according to a new study.<p>The new research …

10 Scientific Explanations For Our Weird Behaviors

Humans do weird stuff. Sometimes, we don’t even realize our behaviors are strange until we really stop to look at ourselves objectively. Then, it’s …

Another Stupid Interview Question: 'How Do Your Skills Fit This Role?'

- So Liz, I have another brainless job interview question for you to ponder.<p>What’s the question?<p>- It’s the one “How do your skills fit this role?”<p>Did you get that question on a job interview recently?<p>- Yep – last Thursday. The guy asked me “How do your skills fit this role?” and I had to answer …

Career Development

How (Un)ethical Are You?

Answer true or false: “I am an ethical manager.”<p>If you answered “true,” here’s an uncomfortable fact: You’re probably not. Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased. We imagine we’re good decision makers, able to objectively size up a job candidate or a venture deal and reach a fair and …

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p>Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p><i>It’s becoming more popular but, to the uninitiated, mindfulness practice can seem daunting. Here, a</i> …

The Shocking Interview Question That Made My Jaw Drop

Our client Dierdre worked in city government for 25 years. "I went up and down in that job," she said. "At first I was learning a lot. Then I got …

47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend

Ever have a conversation that goes like this...?<p>"What do you want to do this weekend?"<p><i>*Shoulder shrug*</i><p>"I dunno, whatta you wanna do?"<p><i>*Shoulder shrug</i> …

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than Before</i> in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, <i>The Happiness Project</i>, left off. This time, she …

Self Control

How Brazil's President Plans to Get the Country and Herself Out of This Mess

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is battling to regain the trust of voters and global investors alike as the economy sinks and a corruption scandal …

Brazilian billionaire who lost everything is trying to raise hundreds of millions for new ventures like cow cloning

Of course, as he fundraises he still has to deal with his ongoing insider trading trial — one of the more personally disastrous results of the collapse of his multibillion dollar commodities empire, EBX.<p>And of course, he has to deal with being a "negative millionaire;" owing money to investors all …

Luxury Lifestyle

Brazil Is Going To Hell In A Handbasket

Ask a Brazilian and they will tell you, “we’ve been through crisis before and we will get through this one.”<p>But this one is different. Looking at the political and economic crisis in Brazil is like staring into a black hole. Its size is unknown. What’s inside there is a mystery, but it will surely …

Amy Cuddy: Strike a pose, change your life

If you've ever found yourself in an office washroom stall posing like Wonder Woman or an alpha male gorilla before a big meeting with the boss, you're probably familiar with Amy Cuddy. In 2012, the Harvard Business School social psychologist gave a TED talk explaining how tweaking your body …

Fake it ’til you become it: Amy Cuddy’s power poses, visualized

Amy Cuddy: Your body language may shape who you are No two ways about it: Social psychologist Amy Cuddy’s talk from TEDGlobal 2012 touched a nerve, …

The 20 Hardest Questions to Be Asked in an Interview [STUDY]

We’ve all been there, you spend hours preparing for an interview and set off to your appointment satisfied that there couldn’t possibly be a question …

Demonstrating Emotional Intelligence Important in a Job Interview

Customers no longer just want a great product and good service – they want a great customer experience. But the challenge is not only how to provide …

Rock Star Psychologist Steven Pinker Explains Why #TheDress Looked White, Not Blue

<i>Pinker is the author of ten books, including</i> <i>The Language Instinct</i>, <i>How the Mind Works</i>, <i>The Blank Slate</i>, <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature</i>, and most recently, <i>The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. It’s no surprise, then, that he would have perhaps the clearest</i> …

Lessons From "The Dress": The Ambiguity of Visual Perception

<i>This article originally appeared on Pascal’s Pensées. Click here for the original article from author Pascal Wallisch or continue reading below:</i><p>The …