Top 25 Residency Interview Questions (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson After tackling medical school, you’ll face a new challenge; landing a residency. And how do you get one? That’s right; by squaring off against those dastardly residency interview questions and nailing your answers, that’s how. Standing out from the crowd isn’t always easy. In 2019, there were 38,376 applicants in the National…

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How to Master the Open Interview (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson Open interviews can be tricky beasts. Unlike traditional approaches, you don’t submit a resume in advance and then get a set appointment to discuss why you’re a great candidate for a job. No sirree. Instead, you simply march on in, tackle the application, and hop right into the interview. Intense, right? Mastering…

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How to Explain Gaps in Your Employment – Interview Question (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson How to explain gaps in employment; it’s something that plagues a lot of job seekers. Many professionals end up taking time away from the workforce. Sometimes, it’s because they had to step away. At times, leaving wasn’t exactly voluntary. Regardless of the reason, having the right employment gap explanation at the ready…

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What to Wear To An Interview In 2021

By Mike Simpson What to wear to an interview; it seems like such a simple thing on the surface. After all, you’ve probably heard a ton of advice, like the classic, “Dress for the job you want” or to aim one-level above what you’d you have to wear in the position. Easy, right? Well, no.…

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Top 35 HR Interview Questions (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson Ah, HR interview questions. You may think that, if anyone should have the interview process down, it’s human resources professionals. Sure, they may have more exposure than anyone else. After all, interviewing is a common part of the human resources job description. However, that doesn’t mean HR professionals should spend time preparing.…

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How to Decline a Job Offer (Step-By-Step Guide + Email Templates)

By Mike Simpson You’ve done it. You navigated the hiring process like a boss, impressing with your resume, answering the job interview questions with ease, and really standing out in the eyes of the hiring manager. You’ve got a job offer in front of you. There’s just one problem; you don’t actually want the position.…

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Top 20 Tough Interview Questions (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson Have you ever faced off against an interview question that stopped you dead in your tracks? You know you heard the hiring manager ask it. But after that, your mind starts reeling, and you can’t figure out how to begin. That’s usually what it feels like to get hit with genuinely tough…

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How to Write a Thank You Email After Your Phone Interview (+ Samples)

By Mike Simpson Ah, the thank you email. It seems like such a simple thing. But, did you know that it can be a make or break point for you as a candidate? It’s true. Some hiring managers will discard candidates who fail to send one. Others will make hiring decisions based on the content…

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How to Prepare for an Interview (Step-By-Step Guide)

By Mike Simpson If you want to land a job, there’s one hurdle you’re essentially guaranteed to face: the interview. After all, hiring managers don’t choose a candidate based on their resume alone in nearly all cases. They want to meet the candidate and learn more about what they bring to the table. And, if…

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15 Common Illegal Interview Questions

By Jeff Gillis Most job seekers understand that the hiring manager might ask them something unexpected, or maybe even outlandish. But there are certain questions that do more than catch you off-guard. They leave you wondering, “Is that even legal?” The answer is, maybe not. There are illegal interview questions. Some are banned at a…

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