Why Do You Want To Work Here? (Sample Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson There comes a time in every job seekers quest for the perfect position when they come across a question that just seems…stupid.  A question that, at first glance, seems almost insulting it’s so basic.  And yet, those questions are the ones that are meant to trip us up, a stumbling block placed…

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Personal Branding For Job Seekers 101

By Mike Simpson So you want to learn a little bit more about personal branding? Well, in order to do that, start by taking a good look at what you’re wearing.  Odds are, you’ve got an article (or more) of clothing on with a logo on it.  What are those logos?  Is it an easily…

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What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses? (+ Example Answers)

By Mike Simpson Have you ever played chess? How about the board game Risk?   What do both of these games have in common?  They’re both strategy games that have a way of bringing out your strengths and weaknesses.   They also require you to think multiple steps ahead of your opponent in order to project…

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Situational Interview Questions And Answers (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson When I say the words “Role Playing,” what are the first images that pop into your mind? I bet you you’re thinking about teenage boys crowded around a table tossing multi-sided dice and saying things like “My mage can kick your troll’s butt any day.” Right? (Lol maybe not, but you catch…

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Interview Question: What is Your Greatest Weakness? (Example Answers)

By Mike Simpson Let’s pretend you’re in an interview and as far as you can tell, it’s going great. You’ve got your resume up to snuff, your handshake was firm, you’ve nailed every question they’ve thrown at you with laser like precision…and now it’s the wrap up segment. The part of the interview where the…

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How To Ace A Second Interview (Questions & Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson Ahh, the first interview. Such a magical moment in time. You, terrified, trying so hard to be everything you know you need to be. You’re on time (which is actually a touch early!), you’re prepared, you’re dressed to impress and you’re ready to answer any question they throw at you. You walk…

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How To Make A Resume 101 (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson If you are reading this article, I think it is safe to say that we can call you a “job seeker”, correct? But what kind of job seeker are you? Are you looking for a change of pace from your everyday job? Are you just starting out in the workforce? Maybe you’re…

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7 Ways to Prepare Yourself for a Background Check Before Your Interview

Guest Post By Michael Klazema Don’t spend all of your time preparing for the interview and not even spare a thought for the background check. There are ways to prepare for an employment background check, and each one of them can improve your hiring chances considerably. The job search period can be an incredibly busy…

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Write An Amazing Resume Summary Statement (6 Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson What is the best way to start my resume? How do I get the attention of the hiring manager? These are questions we have all asked ourselves at one point or another. And to muddy the waters a little bit, we have the ongoing “battle” between “Team Resume Objective” and “Team Resume…

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How To Negotiate Salary During The Job Interview Process

By Mike Simpson Money…money…money…money…money. It makes the world go ‘round… it’s rumored to be the root of all evil… and if you listen to the old saying, it can’t buy you happiness. Hmm. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say whoever coined that phrase hasn’t had to face the struggle of…

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