Interview Question: What Are Your Career Goals? [+ Example Answers]

By Mike Simpson What are your career goals? Do you have them? Do you need them? What happens if you’re asked what your career goals are in an interview? How do you answer? Is this question even important? You bet your job-seeking booty it is…and for a few very important reasons. But before we get…

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Top 6 Receptionist Interview Questions (+ Sample Answers)

By Jeff Gillis When it comes to the roles people play within a professional organization, it’s hard to ignore just how critically important a good receptionist is. In many ways, a receptionist is the physical representation of the organization, and so it becomes critical for the organization to find the best candidate for the position…

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“How Do You Handle Conflict” Interview Question (+ Sample Answers)

By Mike Simpson Quick question for you: how do you handle conflict? Are you someone who avoids conflict at all costs? Are you someone who pretends it’s not there and just ignores it? Maybe you’re someone who is more go with the flow and more accommodating. Perhaps you’re someone who uses conflict as a way…

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How To Answer “How Do You Handle Stress?” (Example Answers)

By Mike Simpson When it comes right down to it, interviews are phenomenally stressful. You’re potentially competing with hundreds, if not thousands of other qualified applicants for the position. The question is, how do you handle stress in that situation? You’re meeting with people you’ve never met before in, answering questions that are specifically designed…

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How To Answer “What Are You Most Proud Of?” (+ Sample Answers)

By Mike Simpson What are you most proud of? When you think back over your life and everything you’ve done, what moments stand out and make you puff out your chest and say, “Heck yeah, I did that!” Odds are, if you asked a group of friends this question in a casual setting, you’d get…

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How to Answer “What Are You Passionate About?”

By Mike Simpson Have you ever been so excited about something that you’ve felt it through your whole body? Has there ever been something you do that you look forward to with absolute and unbridled enthusiasm? Is there a topic, or a subject, or a project that truly energizes you? Think back to childhood and…

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What To Do When You Get Laid Off

By Jeff Gillis They say there are two constants in life… death and taxes. Unfortunately, in today’s job market, with large corporations acquiring smaller ones right and left and the general overall nature of business, we need to add a third constant…getting laid off. Ugh. Now before you retreat to your cocoon of comfort, hiding…

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How To Write an Introduction Letter (Samples Included)

By Jeff Gillis For many job seekers, nothing’s more frustrating than the words, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” What if you don’t know anyone? Perhaps you’ve moved to a new city, switched industries, or simply didn’t recognize the importance of networking until recently. How can talented individuals in this situation play…

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Top 5 Internship Interview Questions (And Powerful Sample Answers)

By Mike Simpson Everyone knows that the best way to get the job of your dreams is to have as much experience as possible in related fields and have a resume that highlights and showcases that experience. Of course, this is easy if you’ve been working in your chosen field for years, but what about…

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34 Top Analytical Skills For Job Seekers

By Jeff Gillis Odds are, if you’ve looked through the job listings lately, you’ll have come across numerous hiring managers looking for individuals who possess analytical skills. But what exactly are analytical skills? What are Analytical Skills? Analytical skill is the ability for an individual to solve complex issues by gathering and then analyzing the…

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