“What Areas Need Improvement?” (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson Few questions strike fear into the hearts of job seekers like “What areas need improvement?” Like “What is your greatest weakness?” the areas of improvement question expects you to talk about shortcomings. And, well, that’s never easy. Luckily, there are ways to navigate this usually uncomfortable question with skill and poise. If…

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“Tell Me About a Time You Failed” (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson Tell me about a time you failed; it’s one of the scariest interview questions around. After all, no one likes to talk about times they made mistakes or where things went wrong. It just isn’t a good time. The thing is, that doesn’t mean you can avoid it. “Tell me about a…

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20 Signs You Will Get the Job After an Interview

By Mike Simpson Wrapping up an interview is exciting, but it’s also a bit nerve-wracking. After all, you won’t know how the hiring manager felt about your performance until you get the call, right? Not necessarily. In some cases, there are signs you will get the job after an interview. Now, you won’t know anything…

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10 Signs You Didn’t Get the Job After an Interview

By Mike Simpson Let’s face facts; company hiring processes are usually a bit mysterious. Candidates may not know whether they’ll get a job offer for days or weeks after meeting with a hiring manager. Well, at least not officially. Unofficially, there can be signs you didn’t get the job after an interview. By knowing the…

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How to Write a Statement of Qualifications (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson When you’re looking for a new job, you need a resume that genuinely packs a punch. Overall, around 60 percent of hiring managers spend 11 seconds or less deciding whether a resume should remain in contention. Want more time than that? With a stellar statement of qualifications, you can get it. Is…

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How to Answer “Walk Me Through Your Resume” (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson When it comes to weird interview moments, being asked to “walk me through your resume” is usually a big one. Why? Because you’re going over information the hiring manager usually has right in front of them. Additionally, offering a great answer can be surprisingly challenging. After all, there is a lot of…

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Top 10 “Google for Jobs” Tips for Job Seekers

By Mike Simpson Did you know that 69 percent of candidates begin their job search on Google? It’s true. Google for Jobs is an incredibly powerful tool, giving you access to a ton of openings all in one place. But if you want to use Google for Jobs effectively, you need the right strategy. If…

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How to Follow Up on a Job Application (Email Templates Included)

By Mike Simpson How to follow up on a job application; it’s something all job seekers wonder about. After all, once you find your dream opportunity, you don’t want it to slip through your fingers. So, it’s only normal to try and figure out what you can do to get the hiring manager’s attention and…

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What Are Management Skills? (Examples List Included)

By Mike Simpson Once you get your career underway, it’s normal to hit a point where you’ll need management skills to keep moving up. After all, companies want to find candidates with the qualities of a good manager. That way, they can be confident that you have what it takes to guide a team, department,…

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“What Does Customer Service Mean to You?” (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson If you’re applying for a customer service representative job, there’s a ridiculously good chance the hiring manager is going to ask you, “What does customer service mean to you?” Yes, it may seem like a weird question. After all, don’t they know what customer service is all about? The thing is, this…

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