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Learn how to job interview the right way.

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Describe Your Time Management Skills

Time management skills are something that every agency seeks in potential candidates. They want their employees to be able to differentiate what needs to be prioritized and how to organize work. With time management employees are able to be more productive and efficient. Being an professional entails many professional and personal traits. It takes a lot to be able to manage and grow in your career.. As a result, professionals have to be extra careful with every decision, and being able to manage their time correctly is an invaluable skill.

3 min2 w ago
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Describe Your Time Management Skills

Are You Reliable?

Are you reliable? This a question asked in the job interview that seems obvious. Most job candidates want to be considered reliable. But you have to consider what the interviewer is looking for. Do you want someone who just shows up on time or someone who will be consistent and do well under pressure all the time? This question can be seen as trying to determine someone’s credibility in the work they do. It can come from the integrity of the individual. Integrity is very important to be successful in all areas of life that include your profession. Integrity in the workplace is to have upstanding work ethics that leads to honest communication with your co-workers and sound judgements.

4 minAUG 1
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Are You Reliable?

Do You Have Regrets?

Do you have any regrets? What do you regret? This is a question that is asked by interviewers. But there is much wrapped up with the word emotion. But it is important to understand the concept of regret. Regrets are common with millions of people around the world. It is considered a negative state of mind and most people have a hard time dealing with it

3 minJUL 30
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Do You Have Regrets?

What Is Your Greatest Failure

What is your greatest failure? This is a question that interviewers ask to try and get the candidate off balance. The candidate can answer this question by using a minor incident. In can be answered by using an example of something beyond your control. Or it can be answered by explaining how failure provided opportunity.

4 minJUL 28
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What Is Your Greatest Failure

What Is Your Biggest Achievement?

What Are Your Greatest Achievements? This is a question asked because employers want to know what the candidate brings to their organization. They are looking for results like generating revenue, saving money and expanding market territory. Some people have a difficult time answering this not knowing what they have seen as accomplishments. It requires a mindset of understanding what positive changes you have made.

4 minMAY 17
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What Is Your Biggest Achievement?

What Are You Passionate About?

What are you passionate about? Employers are seeking to know how much enthusiasm a person may have for a position. They are seeking a reaction from an individual to see if they are truly passionate in the discussion. It is difficult for many people to be passionate about the work they do. But it is a reflection on the ability to make progress in a professional way. Many people tend to be a bit too hard on themselves when it comes to their progress, seemingly for no valid reason. They like to hold themselves to such high standards for no reason other than to try to push themselves harder, but in reality, it might be detracting from their overall experience. If you’re not able to be happy when you make progress, you’re going to have a hard time motivating yourself to keep on going, leading to you burn out or give up altogether before you achieve your goals. Getting excited is a fantastic motivator in so many ways.

2 minMAY 14
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What Are You Passionate About?

What Motivates You?

Employers are looking for candidates that will make an impact in their organization. They want employees that are driven by different factors to improve the work they do. Going by the dictionary definition, Motivation is defined as so; ‘a reason or set of reasons to accomplish something or behave in a particular manner’. It’s a form of driving force we all have, which pushes its own pedal when it sees opportunity. For instance, when you see an ad for a new job opening and you happen to be looking for something new or different, doesn’t the voice in the back of your mind say, ‘why not?’ And even if you’re not looking for something new or different, motivation may just prompt you to ask that very same question in any case. To state it simply, motivation becomes the thriving ambition to have something accomplished in life. This motivation can help you figure out problems when you’re stuck, get over overwhelming emotions, and help you aim for new heights.

5 minMAY 13
Comments
What Motivates You?

What Are Your Weaknesses?

This is a question often asked by interviewers to get a clear picture of a candidate in a job interview. Some candidates will respond that they have no weaknesses in an attempt to impress the interviewer. However this shows a lack of insight and self-awareness. It is important to understand what are limitations are and their impact on the job. But to answer this question, you must think of one or two points that have little impact on the job. It is important to show that you learn from these mistakes and what steps you take to show it does not affect work performance. Many candidates struggle with this question. They wish to be honest but are fearful of being transparent with their mistakes. Answering this question may on the surface seem like a politician spinning a question asked of them. But it is necessary to develop a mindset of learning and growing from past mistakes to develop as a professional.

5 minMAY 10
Comments
What Are Your Weaknesses?

What Are Your Strengths?

This is a question in a job interview where the employer is trying to find key skills and characteristics to fill the position. It is important to use keywords relevant to the position that can be used. People often make two critical mistakes in answering this question. They appear over confident and arrogant or they minimize their because they do not know how to express their accomplishments.

4 minMAY 8
Comments
What Are Your Strengths?

Tell Me About Yourself

Tell me about yourself. This is often the most common question asked in the job interview. But many times the candidate will use this to tell their whole life story. Do not make the mistake of providing too much information. Keep your answers relevant to the position being interviewed for. A brief summary for about one minute is all that is needed. Review the requirements for the job and identify the key skills employers are looking for. Use your experience and human qualities to answer. If you are still have trouble answering this consider your professional values. Values in life are the ideals that will guide your decisions, behavior, and actions. When you take the time to identify your own values in life, you’ll end up having a successful interview because you can use what you know about your values to make the right choices as you grow and move forward in life. Some examples of life values include: Honesty – Telling the truth as you know it, even when it’s hard. Integrity – Doing what you think is right, even if others will not like it. Not involving yourself in a situation if you have a conflict of interest. Compassion – Caring about others and yourself in a way that focuses on your own actions. Dependability – Doing what you say you will do on a regular basis so that people count on you when you say you will do something. Humor – Trying to see the funny side of any situation and life so you can be more positive. Innovation – Evaluating situations outside the box. Service to Others – how they can serve others. Of course, there are hundreds of potential life values that you can evaluate. that you can use for yourself. The general idea is that a value is a guiding principle that you use to help you make choices. Identifying your core values may take some introspection and time. But, when you take the time to do it, you’ll find that almost every choice is easier to make because you have past experiences, knowledge, and lessons on which you can base your decisions. Perhaps you’re changing your life right now and decided that environmentalism and minimalism are two of your core values. You’re busy selling all your junk, downsizing, and eliminating waste from your life. Having those values cause you to make vastly different choices now. When you are shopping, you have those values firm in your mind as you make your choices. More than likely, you’ll shop at thrift stores and other second-hand options before you ever go to a big box store. Additionally, if you buy a vehicle, a home, or even go on a vacation, you’ll choose differently than someone who has different core values. Remember however to keep these values focused on professional aspects and relevant for the position being interviewed for. I am a financial manager with over ten years experience providing financial services to social media agencies. I have worked in business development and have provided service on projects that generated over 300 thousand dollars last year. I manage a team of five individuals. I tend to work with a feeling of respect for my clients to know what their needs are. I believe in listening to the needs of clients to better serve them. I am the floor manager at a popular bar and grill. I am responsible for all aspects of management including maintaining stock and cashing out at closing. I am responsible for hiring training and firing wait staff and bartenders. It involves long hours but I like the variety of responsibilities and making sure guests have a great experience.

4 minMAY 6
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Tell Me About Yourself
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Latest Episodes

Describe Your Time Management Skills

Time management skills are something that every agency seeks in potential candidates. They want their employees to be able to differentiate what needs to be prioritized and how to organize work. With time management employees are able to be more productive and efficient. Being an professional entails many professional and personal traits. It takes a lot to be able to manage and grow in your career.. As a result, professionals have to be extra careful with every decision, and being able to manage their time correctly is an invaluable skill.

3 min2 w ago
Comments
Describe Your Time Management Skills

Are You Reliable?

Are you reliable? This a question asked in the job interview that seems obvious. Most job candidates want to be considered reliable. But you have to consider what the interviewer is looking for. Do you want someone who just shows up on time or someone who will be consistent and do well under pressure all the time? This question can be seen as trying to determine someone’s credibility in the work they do. It can come from the integrity of the individual. Integrity is very important to be successful in all areas of life that include your profession. Integrity in the workplace is to have upstanding work ethics that leads to honest communication with your co-workers and sound judgements.

4 minAUG 1
Comments
Are You Reliable?

Do You Have Regrets?

Do you have any regrets? What do you regret? This is a question that is asked by interviewers. But there is much wrapped up with the word emotion. But it is important to understand the concept of regret. Regrets are common with millions of people around the world. It is considered a negative state of mind and most people have a hard time dealing with it

3 minJUL 30
Comments
Do You Have Regrets?

What Is Your Greatest Failure

What is your greatest failure? This is a question that interviewers ask to try and get the candidate off balance. The candidate can answer this question by using a minor incident. In can be answered by using an example of something beyond your control. Or it can be answered by explaining how failure provided opportunity.

4 minJUL 28
Comments
What Is Your Greatest Failure

What Is Your Biggest Achievement?

What Are Your Greatest Achievements? This is a question asked because employers want to know what the candidate brings to their organization. They are looking for results like generating revenue, saving money and expanding market territory. Some people have a difficult time answering this not knowing what they have seen as accomplishments. It requires a mindset of understanding what positive changes you have made.

4 minMAY 17
Comments
What Is Your Biggest Achievement?

What Are You Passionate About?

What are you passionate about? Employers are seeking to know how much enthusiasm a person may have for a position. They are seeking a reaction from an individual to see if they are truly passionate in the discussion. It is difficult for many people to be passionate about the work they do. But it is a reflection on the ability to make progress in a professional way. Many people tend to be a bit too hard on themselves when it comes to their progress, seemingly for no valid reason. They like to hold themselves to such high standards for no reason other than to try to push themselves harder, but in reality, it might be detracting from their overall experience. If you’re not able to be happy when you make progress, you’re going to have a hard time motivating yourself to keep on going, leading to you burn out or give up altogether before you achieve your goals. Getting excited is a fantastic motivator in so many ways.

2 minMAY 14
Comments
What Are You Passionate About?

What Motivates You?

Employers are looking for candidates that will make an impact in their organization. They want employees that are driven by different factors to improve the work they do. Going by the dictionary definition, Motivation is defined as so; ‘a reason or set of reasons to accomplish something or behave in a particular manner’. It’s a form of driving force we all have, which pushes its own pedal when it sees opportunity. For instance, when you see an ad for a new job opening and you happen to be looking for something new or different, doesn’t the voice in the back of your mind say, ‘why not?’ And even if you’re not looking for something new or different, motivation may just prompt you to ask that very same question in any case. To state it simply, motivation becomes the thriving ambition to have something accomplished in life. This motivation can help you figure out problems when you’re stuck, get over overwhelming emotions, and help you aim for new heights.

5 minMAY 13
Comments
What Motivates You?

What Are Your Weaknesses?

This is a question often asked by interviewers to get a clear picture of a candidate in a job interview. Some candidates will respond that they have no weaknesses in an attempt to impress the interviewer. However this shows a lack of insight and self-awareness. It is important to understand what are limitations are and their impact on the job. But to answer this question, you must think of one or two points that have little impact on the job. It is important to show that you learn from these mistakes and what steps you take to show it does not affect work performance. Many candidates struggle with this question. They wish to be honest but are fearful of being transparent with their mistakes. Answering this question may on the surface seem like a politician spinning a question asked of them. But it is necessary to develop a mindset of learning and growing from past mistakes to develop as a professional.

5 minMAY 10
Comments
What Are Your Weaknesses?

What Are Your Strengths?

This is a question in a job interview where the employer is trying to find key skills and characteristics to fill the position. It is important to use keywords relevant to the position that can be used. People often make two critical mistakes in answering this question. They appear over confident and arrogant or they minimize their because they do not know how to express their accomplishments.

4 minMAY 8
Comments
What Are Your Strengths?

Tell Me About Yourself

Tell me about yourself. This is often the most common question asked in the job interview. But many times the candidate will use this to tell their whole life story. Do not make the mistake of providing too much information. Keep your answers relevant to the position being interviewed for. A brief summary for about one minute is all that is needed. Review the requirements for the job and identify the key skills employers are looking for. Use your experience and human qualities to answer. If you are still have trouble answering this consider your professional values. Values in life are the ideals that will guide your decisions, behavior, and actions. When you take the time to identify your own values in life, you’ll end up having a successful interview because you can use what you know about your values to make the right choices as you grow and move forward in life. Some examples of life values include: Honesty – Telling the truth as you know it, even when it’s hard. Integrity – Doing what you think is right, even if others will not like it. Not involving yourself in a situation if you have a conflict of interest. Compassion – Caring about others and yourself in a way that focuses on your own actions. Dependability – Doing what you say you will do on a regular basis so that people count on you when you say you will do something. Humor – Trying to see the funny side of any situation and life so you can be more positive. Innovation – Evaluating situations outside the box. Service to Others – how they can serve others. Of course, there are hundreds of potential life values that you can evaluate. that you can use for yourself. The general idea is that a value is a guiding principle that you use to help you make choices. Identifying your core values may take some introspection and time. But, when you take the time to do it, you’ll find that almost every choice is easier to make because you have past experiences, knowledge, and lessons on which you can base your decisions. Perhaps you’re changing your life right now and decided that environmentalism and minimalism are two of your core values. You’re busy selling all your junk, downsizing, and eliminating waste from your life. Having those values cause you to make vastly different choices now. When you are shopping, you have those values firm in your mind as you make your choices. More than likely, you’ll shop at thrift stores and other second-hand options before you ever go to a big box store. Additionally, if you buy a vehicle, a home, or even go on a vacation, you’ll choose differently than someone who has different core values. Remember however to keep these values focused on professional aspects and relevant for the position being interviewed for. I am a financial manager with over ten years experience providing financial services to social media agencies. I have worked in business development and have provided service on projects that generated over 300 thousand dollars last year. I manage a team of five individuals. I tend to work with a feeling of respect for my clients to know what their needs are. I believe in listening to the needs of clients to better serve them. I am the floor manager at a popular bar and grill. I am responsible for all aspects of management including maintaining stock and cashing out at closing. I am responsible for hiring training and firing wait staff and bartenders. It involves long hours but I like the variety of responsibilities and making sure guests have a great experience.

4 minMAY 6
Comments
Tell Me About Yourself
the END
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