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How to Answer: Tell Me About Yourself

Posted by Kathleen McEnaney on May 23, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Whether it’s a phone interview or an in-person interview one of the most common first questions a hiring manager will ask is “tell me about yourself.” It can be a terrifying open-ended question that makes any job seeker nervous. My initial reaction was always, “how do I sum up my life and career in a few sentences?” By preparing yourself for this anticipated question, the nerves will be pushed aside and you will be able to show the hiring manager why you are the perfect candidate for the job.

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How to Use Your Transferable Skills to Change Careers

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on May 14, 2019 10:58:08 AM

Thinking about changing careers but not sure how you would land a new job with little to no experience? Often forgotten, your transferable skills are fundamental when considering working in a different field of work. Transferable skills are the capabilities you’ve gained from previous positions or experiences that are transferable to a different type of career or industry. For example, employers seek candidates who possess organizational or time management skills, qualities you most likely have developed from your past professional experiences. Follow these strategies to seamlessly transfer your skills as you make your move from one industry to another.

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Common Interview Questions for Temporary Jobs

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Apr 23, 2019 10:58:06 AM

In today’s labor market the demand for temporary workers continues to rise and shows no sign of slowing down. Temp jobs are very attractive for both job seekers and employers, as these positions typically last for a limited time period but also have the potential to turn into a full-time opportunity. No matter your reasoning behind deciding to temp, you need to be prepared when interviewing for these roles. To impress the decision maker, review these common interview questions so you portray that you are a dependable candidate who will make a great temporary employee.

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5 Key Questions You Need to Ask During a Job Interview (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Mar 28, 2019 10:53:26 AM

The end of an interview allows you to ask follow-up questions, ensuring any concerns you have are addressed while at the same time demonstrating your knowledge of the organization. Preparing to ask questions at the end of an interview is just as important as preparing for questions you’ll be asked.

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5 Critical Tips for Crushing a Phone Interview

Posted by Robert Harvie on Mar 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM

In this difficult employment market, recruiters and key decision makers are putting much more of an emphasis on phone interviews in determining who moves forward in a more in-depth interview process. These days, phone interviews are unavoidable as it saves decision maker's time in identifying true, top candidates.

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6 Unusual Interview Questions and What They Reveal (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Mar 5, 2019 9:58:51 AM

Often times, hiring managers turn away from asking traditional interview questions to gain greater insight into candidates. While you never know exactly what questions will be asked, you can expect a few unusual questions that may throw you off.

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Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Hiring Process

Posted by Madison Norman on Feb 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM

In recent years, organizations have been utilizing and taking advantage of artificial intelligence to alter their hiring process. This has resulted in changes as to how candidates are discovered, reviewed and even interviewed. As a job seeker, it is important to understand how these technological changes can affect the hiring process to ensure that you are prepared and well-adapted so you land your dream job.

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How to Answer the Most Common Interview Question: What is Your Greatest Weakness?

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jan 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

The interview question job seekers dread and hiring managers love to ask, “What do you consider your greatest weakness?” is almost always inquired during an interview. We get it, it’s an uncomfortable question to answer! No one wants to talk about their flaws to someone who they’re trying to impress. From an employer’s perspective, your answer can determine if you will be an asset or liability to the prospective organization. Even though candidates dread this question, you can almost guarantee in some shape or form it will be asked during your interview.

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Our Staffing Experts Answer What to Expect When Temping

Posted by Madison Norman on Nov 8, 2018 10:56:49 AM

Have you ever considered working in a temporary position? Many individuals have questions about what these positions entail, how long they will last and what to expect.

We turned to our experienced Temporary Division at JOHNLEONARD and asked Senior Consultant, Elyse Gonsalves and Recruiter, Niamh Concepcion, six frequently asked questions candidate's pose about temporary work. Elyse and Niamh are providing valuable insight into these questions as their combined experience yields the perspective of both the employer and employee. Take a look at what our professionals have to say and gain a clearer understanding of temping to see if it’s a right career move for you!

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How to Get the Most Out of Career Fairs

Posted by Madison Norman on Sep 18, 2018 9:53:35 AM

While some may be intimidated by the thought of career fairs, these events are set up to provide valuable opportunities for students to meet with prospective employers and learn more about their companies, hiring processes and openings. Even if you are not exactly sure which career path you would like to take, career fairs allow you the chance to ask employers, from multiple different fields, questions concerning their work. Follow these eight significant tips so you can get the most out of attending a career fair.

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