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Where to Find Practice Personality Tests

You can prepare yourself for employment personality tests by working through as many practice questions and tests as time permits. Practice personality tests are available at various online sites and in [more…]

How to Perform Well During a Personality Test

To help you perform well during a personality test, get a good night’s sleep and be truthful in all your answers. Take practice personality tests online [more…]

Your Rights and Privacy Issues in Personality Testing

You should understand your civil rights and privacy issues that relate to personality testing if a potential employer asks you to take a personality test during the interviewing process. [more…]

Dressing to Fit the Job in an Interview

By dressing appropriately to fit the job in your interview, you signal potential employers that you respect their company’s culture. Your interview clothes should demonstrate that you care enough to expend [more…]

Relaxed Dress Codes in Job Interviews

A more relaxed dress code has crept into job interviewing, reflecting a similar trend in the general workplace. But casual or relaxed interview clothes does [more…]

How to Dress Conservatively for a Job Interview

Dressing conservatively for a job interview means no surprises. Your interview appearance is traditional or restrained in style. Conservative dressing means you not only wear the established team uniform [more…]

What is Business Casual for a Job Interview?

The interpretation of business casual for job interviews varies too widely for universally accepted conventions. How should you dress when business casual is the rule? Mainstream opinion nixes casual clothing [more…]

How to Beat Stage Fright in an Interview

Most people have some stage fright during a job interview. You feel nervous, queasy, and afraid of stammering during the interview. Beat that stage fight just as you would for a speech or theatrical performance [more…]

Tips to Avoid Stressing Out in Job Interviews

If you find that you're always stressed out during job interviews, there are some tips that you can follow to help manage your stress and get your jitters under control. [more…]

Use a Video Camera to Improve Interview Skills

Improve your effectiveness in job interviews by using a video camera. By holding mock interviews in front of a video camera, you can see how you appear through an employer’s eyes. Ask a friend to feed [more…]

Rehearsing Your Presentation before a Job Interview

Allow plenty of time to rehearse your presentation before a job interview. Rehearsing builds confidence and helps your job interview go smoothly. Practice speaking the messages you plan to deliver during [more…]

How to Deal with Disruptions during an Interview

If you're disrupted during a job interview, don't get thrown off-balance. After all, if disruptions fluster you during an interview, do you think the interviewer won't notice? Show how cool you are under [more…]

Asking Work-Related Questions before a Job Offer

Before you receive a job offer, don't ask questions about anything other than work-related issues. That advice applies to all jobs. The interviewer, particularly a hiring manager who resents the time [more…]

Asking Self-Interest Questions After a Job Offer

After you receive a job offer, you can ask self-interest questions that address your personal agenda. These questions about pay, benefits, and other related items should be asked only [more…]

Addressing an Interviewer's Concerns During a Job Interview

The questions you ask during a job interview are a good way to bring concerns or objections to the table that the interviewer may not want to verbalize, such as child care or green card questions. [more…]

When Your Current Job Conflicts with an Interview Date

If you're working while seeking job interviews, you may find yourself in a situation where your job conflicts with an interview date at another company. Your current job is hectic, which is one reason [more…]

Turn a Phone Interview Into an In-Person Interview

Telephone interviews are typically screening interviews, but you can try to bring it to the next level: an in-person interview. Companies use phone interviews to determine if you’re worth the investment [more…]

Answering Job Interview Questions about Serving Prison Time

If you've served time in prison, expect to be questioned closely during a job interview. The key to dealing with prison or jail time when responding to interview questions is to make the experience as [more…]

Responding to Job Interview Questions about Sexual Orientation

Legally, in the U.S. sexual orientation should be a non-issue during the hiring process. A generational component may be an influential factor in the spread of fairness in workplace sexual orientation [more…]

Answering Interview Questions about Frequent Job Changes

If you've had frequent job changes in your career, you may need some advice on how to answer the "job hopping" question in your interviews. Employers favor candidates with a track record of staying a “reasonable” [more…]

Answering Interview Questions about Job History Gaps

When you have gaps in your job history, employers may rush to judgment During a job interview, you can explain gaps in your job history by detailing growth experiences [more…]

Dealing with Job Interview Questions about Being Demoted

Being demoted seems to carry more negative weight than being fired. This is because demotion suggests personal failure; firing doesn’t, unless you’re fired for cause. You may find that you’re running into [more…]

Answering Job Interview Questions about Substance Recovery

Networking is how many people in substance (alcohol or drug) recovery get job interviews. Typically, the referring party has revealed your substance history and background to the interviewer. [more…]

Answering Job Interview Questions about Family Matters

Young women of child-bearing age may battle questions about family matters in job interviews. Another interviewer concern for those with children may be parental absenteeism. [more…]

Responding to Job Interview Questions about Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act severely limits what interviewers can ask people with disabilities prior to offering a job. If you have a visible disability, you may benefit by giving an explanation [more…]

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