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Afraid Your New Boss Will Overwork You? Ask This 1 Question in the Interview to Find Out

This behavioral question will reveal what it really takes to succeed at a company.<p>While it's very important to prepare for an interview so you can sound confident and clear in your answers, one part of interview preparation that's often overlooked is what questions the job seeker should ask the …

Employment

No -- I Won't Submit Documentation To 'Verify' My Last Salary

Dear Liz,<p>I’m interviewing for a new job, because my current employer is moving its sales organization to the west coast and I want to stay here in Chicago.<p>I had a good interview for a Senior Sales Analyst position last week. I left their office on a high note. I felt really good. They obviously …

Employment

How Amazon Halved Its Shipping Costs In A Decade

And used most of the savings to lower prices, not increase profits, according to a new study.<p>Whenever Amazon considers expanding its network of distribution centers into a new state, the company faces a trade-off: exposure to more local sales taxes, on the one hand, and lower shipping costs on the …

How to Remain Confident When You Keep Getting Rejected From Jobs

For most people, job searching entails some rejection. You send in a resume and receive no response. You go to an interview and don’t get a callback. …

Seven Things Never, Ever To Say In A Job Interview

It is easy to get rattled on a job interview and blurt out something you didn’t plan to say.<p>That’s why it is vital to consciously calm and center yourself before and during every job interview.<p>As you stand in a lobby or sit waiting for your interviewer to fetch you, take deep breaths.<p>Follow your …

Employment

Five Job Search Moves That Make You Look Desperate

Job-hunting is a lot like dating.<p>When you’re job-hunting or when you’re dating, you don’t want to come from the place “Please, like me — I beg you!”<p>You can’t be needy as a job-seeker or a person on the dating scene.<p>It is a losing strategy in both arenas.<p>Dogs smell fear, and people are good at …

Employment

Five Good Answers To 'Why Should We Hire You?'

Dear Liz,<p>I hate the job interview question “Why should we hire you?”<p>It sounds like they want me to compare myself to the other candidates.<p>How should I know why they should hire me? I don’t work for the company. They should hire whoever they want.<p>Do you have any suggestions for answering the …

Employment

4 Reasons You're Ambivalent About the Job Search (and How to Tackle Each One)

You’ve decided you want to change companies. But, that’s about as far as you’ve managed to get. Each time you sit down to actually dig through some …

One Item That Is Often Absent in Resumes but Extremely Important: Soft Skills

Resumes are your first (and often only) chance to impress a prospective employer.<p>They may have received hundreds of applications for the role you’re …

The Fatal Resume Mistake 90% Of Job Seekers Make

Most job seekers make a common mistake when they write or update their resumes.<p>They write their resume as though their goal is to blend in with every job-seeker in the pack.<p>They write their resumes in an awful, terse and boring writing style I called Corporate Zombie Speak.<p>Corporate Zombie Speak …

Employment

The No. 1 Way To Nail A Job Interview

Early in my career, I was responsible for staffing up a new department store. More than 200 jobs needed to be filled quickly, so I sometimes conducted 20 job interviews in a day. It was a crazy time, but one that taught me a valuable lesson about what separates a good job interview performance from …

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Employment

13 words you should include on your résumé, according to a panel of experts

We've all read about what not to include in a résumé. After all, one of Glassdoor's most popular articles "21 Words to Never Include In Your résumé" is bookmarked even by our staffers who want to gut-check before making résumé faux pas.<p>However, it's time to talk about what works <i>should</i> be included …

Employment

New Research Says Job Interviews Are a Waste of Time

A gut feeling.<p>I have been running a small business for more than twenty years. I have met thousands of people. I have hired employees, contractors and suppliers. I have sold products and services to countless customers. You would think by now I would have a good sense of when someone is telling me …

Yale School of Management

What If I Don't Know The Answer To The Interviewer's Question?

Dear Liz,<p>I am somewhat new to the working world.<p>I’m in my second job.<p>In my first job I worked in a call center. Now I work at a hospital.<p>I like the staff and our patients but this job has a lot of problems, too.<p>Almost every job that would represent a promotion for me requires health care experience …

Employment

Recruiter shares 5 tips to acing a job interview at Google

Today over at the Recruitring Blog, Sujay Maheshwari published a very interesting email. In it, a Google recruiter reportedly shares the five key components of acing a project manager (PM) interview. Granted, this is specific to a PM, but the tidbits within offer valuable insight to anyone applying …

Employment

21 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

Although in the moment they might seem larger than life, interviewers are people just like you.<p>That means they're susceptible to the same …

How Hiring Managers Expect You to Answer These Annoying Job Interview Questions

Job interviews are nerve-wracking enough as it is, then the hiring manager hits you with something like, “tell me about a time you dealt with a …

How To Take Control Of Your Next Job Interview

Traditionally, we treat job interviews as a tricky ego dance in which you’re called upon to present your best self and to strike the delicate balance between being eager and being obsequious. This antiquated idea of the job interview as a an audition or first date does the job seeker no favors, …

Employment

3 Important Tactics for Job Interviews

These strategies will help you ace your next interview.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Every job interview has three parts. It starts with the introduction, goes on to the purpose of the interview and ends with the closing of the interview. If you understand the objective of …

3 Qualities Millennial Candidates Should Have To Get Hired

If there is one phrase I have heard too many times, it’s that millennials are lazy. Just as often, I hear millennials responding with their extended work ethic, trying to prove they are not lazy. No matter what the studies and critics say, there is no way to broadly encompass an entire generation …

Leadership

Taking a Job Overseas Is Challenging, But So Rewarding

Demand is high for talented people that are willing to live and work abroad. Even after their expat assignments are done, people with international experience are highly valued.<p>According to the U.S. Committee on Economic Development, “80 percent of U.S. executives believe their companies would …

Career Coach: Turned down for a job? You are now one rejection closer to success.

You’ve resolved to find a new job. You’ve sent resumes. Done interviews. But sometimes you just don’t land the job. Hearing “no” from potential employers can impact you mentally, psychological, even physically. But keep your chin up: You can deal with the rejection and the setbacks. There are ways …

Employment

Can you really be yourself at work?

<b>When you're at work, do you behave in the same way as you do when you're at home? Or do you have a work persona - a duller, more subdued version of your real self?</b><p>Of course there are certain behaviours, such as swearing, or nudity, for example, that aren't acceptable in any workplace, but having a …

Leadership

Artificial Intelligence: The next big thing in Supply Chain Management

Artificial Intelligence in new product development: AI has totally overhauled the new product development process.by reducing the time to market for …

3 Ways to Silence Critics Without Saying a Word (or Sending a Tweet)

Nothing delights your critics more than seeing you upset by their criticism.<p>Former Journalist, Current PR Guy (wielding an MBA)<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here's a news flash --- as a leader, not everyone is going to like every decision you make or action you take.<p>I …

Curb Your Enthusiasm

How To Answer The Question 'What's Your Ideal Job?'

Dear Liz,<p>I always stumble on the interview question “What’s your ideal job?” or thhe related question “What are you looking for in a job?”<p>I don’t want to beg for the job by describing the exact kind of job I’m interviewing for.<p>I don’t usually know very much about the job opening when they ask me …

Employment

Root Cause Analysis

Find out how to use Root Cause Analysis to get to the root of your problems.

Root Cause Analysis

How to dress for the job interview: Advice from designers of Scandal and The Good Wife

On popular TV shows, the power players are always perfectly dressed for any occasion: no missing buttons, no scuffed shoes, no fraying hems. Did you …

Clothing

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

Learning