25 Off-Limits Interview Questions

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The HR Specialist – September 2013 Job interviews present a minefield of legal problems. One wrong question could spark a discrimination lawsuit. That’s why you should never “wing it” during interviews. Instead, create a list of interview questions and make sure every question asks for job-related information that will help in the selection process. Federal… Read more »

6 ‘Rules’ of Dating That Apply to Your Job Search

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by Stephanie Walden, Mashable We all know a — ahem — “friend” who spends hours crafting the perfect text message to a potential date: carefully choosing words, paying attention to length and tone and finding the emoji that’s just right. It makes little sense, then, that these same meticulous message-crafters will often fire off a… Read more »

5 Job Search Tips Going Out of Style in 2014

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by Heather Huhman, Glassdoor During your job search, you’re going to receive a lot advice. Some of this advice is going to help you land jobs, while some of it might set you back. Whether it’s advice you receive from your mother or even a tip you get from a recruiter, some of it won’t… Read more »

Video Interviews Aren’t Just for International Candidates: How to Find Local Talent

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by Josh Tolan, CEO of SparkHire There’s a misconception that video interviews are only for connecting with candidates far, far away. While video interviewing can be a good tool for bridging large distances, it’s also an effective method to connect with candidates closer to home. The video interview can help your company streamline the recruiting… Read more »

Dress Right for Your Interview

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by Sandra Long, My Intern Coach LLC When you know you look great, your confidence soars. So it makes sense to take the time to dress carefully for your important interviews.  Your appearance is a big component of your interviewer’s first impression of you so it’s worth the effort to make sure you are looking wonderful…. Read more »

What NOT to say on an interview

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by Louise Garver, Career Hub Even an executive can be nervous on a job interview. On the other hand, the interviewer has the stress of making sure they hire the right person. So what responses will get you eliminated for consideration for the job? These are the top 5 dumbest things to say: 1. I just… Read more »

What’s the best interview question you’ve asked?

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Interview questions range from the sim­ple (“Tell me about yourself.”) to the silly (“If you were an animal, what kind would you be?”). Here are some sugges­tions of effective questions used by readers of The HR Specialist and featured in their September 2013 issue. Fans and critics “What would your biggest fan say about you? Likewise,… Read more »

How to Interview and Hire Top People Each and Every Time

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by Greg Smith, President of Chart Your Course International Ponder for a moment the last person you hired. After you selected them, did they work out as intended? Or did they turn into somebody totally unlike what you thought when you interviewed them? The most important aspect of any business is recruiting, selecting, and retaining… Read more »

6 Steps To Ensure That You Always Have A Job

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by Deborah Brown-Volkman, President of Surpass Your Dreams, Inc. Did you ever notice that there are certain people who have great jobs? They are always working on a consistent basis even in shaky industries and uncertain times? And then there are those who are either constantly unhappy in their careers, or go for long periods… Read more »

ISG in Pittsburgh Business Times: “Go Beyond Surface When Reviewing Resumes”

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Integrative Staffing Group LLC offers a program to employers that it calls a “payroll service.” Through this program, a company is able to hire someone as a temporary employee. “A try before you buy,” said Bill Scherfel, managing partner of the Coraopolis-based staffing agency. The firm foots the bill for the employee’s salary during the… Read more »