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Do I Have To Disclose My Medical Condition To A Potential Employer?

Do I Have To Disclose My Medical Condition To A Potential Employer?

What an employer can and can't ask about your disability in an interview

If you have a disability, you should know your rights before you go into a job interview. Here's what you need to know about disability discrimination in hiring. Read More »

25 Toughest Companies To Interview With

25 Toughest Companies To Interview With

Job site Glassdoor released its annual list of 25 companies with the toughest interview questions. Read More »

6 Most Revealing Interview Questions

6 Most Revealing Interview Questions

These questions will help you figure out if you'll like the job -- and impress the interviewer. Read More »

5 Toughest Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

5 Toughest Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Walking into your interview feeling positive and well-rehearsed is a surefire way to knock the interview out of the park. Read More »

Job Application Questions: Are Employers Really Allowed To Ask You That?

Job Application Questions: Are Employers Really Allowed To Ask You That?

For many employers, the job application is the first contact they have with you as a prospective employee. What can they ask you? What does it mean? What should you answer to some of those questions? Here are some areas of concern in your employment application. Read More »

Is This The Right Job For You? 10 Questions To Ask During The Interview

Is This The Right Job For You? 10 Questions To Ask During The Interview

Once you've received the call from an employer inviting you in for an interview, the real preparation begins. Prior to an interview, candidates should research the company so they can not only answer questions, but have questions ready to ask the hiring manager as well. The interview is where the job... Read More »

6 Questions To Ask During The Informational Interview

6 Questions To Ask During The Informational Interview

By Arnie Fertig "I'm out of work, and need a job-fast!" relates a desperate job hunter to his friend. "So... what have you been doing so far?" she responds. "I'm networking like crazy! I'm calling everyone I know and saying: HELP ME!" Read More »

Getting A Job At Facebook: Inside The 'Meritocratic' Hiring Process

Getting A Job At Facebook: Inside The 'Meritocratic' Hiring Process

Facebook just passed the one billion user mark. That makes it the only employer on the planet capable of directly impacting a seventh of the world's population, except for the Communist Party of China. So despite a glitchy public offering and a spate of shareholder lawsuits, Facebook is on a hiring frenzy.After... Read More »

Trick Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Trick Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

By Amy Knapp Headed to a job interview and worried about bombing? First, remember that someone has always done worse. Second, and by far more important, remember this: HR pros often ask trick questions knowing you might screw them up. Read More »

Fired From A Job? How To Explain It To Future Employers

Fired From A Job? How To Explain It To Future Employers

Q: I am a medical technologist with 10 plus years experience working in a hospital laboratory. I was terminated two years ago and have not been able to land a job with any hospital in my area. I complete applications honestly admitting to being terminated. I feel this has been a HUGE red flag; I am feeling... Read More »

Patagonia Is Hiring Now: The Inside Scoop On Getting A Job

Patagonia Is Hiring Now: The Inside Scoop On Getting A Job

If you trek wildernesses, climb mountains, longboard, snowboard, wave ski, hang glide or simply live in a cold climate, you've likely seen people sporting outfits with the Patagonia label. Its founder started his first business at age 18 in order to fund his "dirtbag" adventuring lifestyle, and that spirit... Read More »

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

Going into a job interview, you can always expect to be the asked the standard questions like: "What is your biggest weakness?" Or, "What interests you about this position?" And, "Why do you think you'd be a fit for this role?" But what new tricky questions are employers asking in 2012? Read More »

Employers' Toughest Interview Questions: Why They're Asked, How To Answer

Employers' Toughest Interview Questions: Why They're Asked, How To Answer

There are few situations more stressful than being stumped by a question during a job interview. But with stiff competition in the labor market, employers -- especially large ones -- are asking all kinds of seemingly odd, irrelevant questions. Which kinds of questions are being asked? How about: "What... Read More »

11 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

11 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

By Anthony Balderrama By now, job seekers hopefully know the two cardinal rules of interview questions: 1. When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, you better have something to ask. 2. You should walk into the interview room prepared to answer the classic questions, such as, "What is your biggest... Read More »

10 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview

10 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview

We've all experienced it. That sinking feeling that occurs when the job interview that was going so well suddenly goes off track. Maybe it's the expression on the hiring manager's face, or the awkward pause that ensues, but there is little doubt when it happens. Read More »

Bad Job Interview? How To Know What Went Wrong

Bad Job Interview? How To Know What Went Wrong

Q: Is asking an interviewer, "Is there anything you would change about the organization," inappropriate? A previous employer was not a pleasant fella to work for, and the organization was chaotic. After putting up with that for 10 years I wanted to assess whether or not I was setting myself up for the same... Read More »

'Why Do You Want To Come Back?' How To Handle Another Tough Interview Question

'Why Do You Want To Come Back?' How To Handle Another Tough Interview Question

It sometimes happens that you make a move, regret it and look back fondly at a company you were with, sometimes years ago. When you re-apply to a past employer, you can expect to be asked about your motivation for wanting to return. Read More »

Job Interview: You Will be Judged By Your Questions

Job Interview: You Will be Judged By Your Questions

There are plenty of obvious ways to screw up a job interview: show up late; take a call mid-interview; unload about your old boss; steal the interviewer's pen (booze on the breath or dog poop on the shoes also can lead to a less-than-desirable outcome). But there is a more subtle job interview killer out... Read More »

How To Ace The World's Toughest Interview Question

How To Ace The World's Toughest Interview Question

I've been writing about job interviews, from both sides of the desk, for twenty-five years and without a doubt, the toughest interview question going the rounds in 2012 is, "Your job exists to help your employer achieve and maintain profitability. How do your efforts support these goals?" Read More »

Round 2: How to Prepare for a Second Interview

Round 2: How to Prepare for a Second Interview

You're feeling great after your first interview for a job with a prospective employer and you're told to expect a call back from human resources about setting up a second interview. When you do get that call, your initial feelings are excitement and triumph! Then, just as quickly, those feelings are replaced... Read More »

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