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Seven Great Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

Rich Peterson feels, "It's Now Your Turn."



After they hold you to the fire, here are 7 questions to ask them. Some of them about the company and some about you.



Do some research if you are going for an interview. Read the job description and requirements carefully. Browse the web site to see how the organization presents itself. Search…

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Most Popular Behavioral Interview Questions

 Rich Peterson believes behavioral based interview questions are the most popular and overused among recruiters.

The purpose of behavioral questions is to identify how a potential new employee would act in future situations. Behavioral questions are always open ended, leaving the interviewee to fill in the blanks. To answer these questions:

1.) Identify an experience

2.) Describe the situation

3.) Describe the task presented

4.) The…

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What is Recruitment

Recruitment refers to the process of attracting, screening, and selecting qualified people for a job.

For some components of the recruitment process, mid- and large-size organizations often retain professional recruiters or outsource some of the process to recruitment agencies.

Rich Peterson says the recruitment industry has 4 main types of…

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Behavioral Interview Questions

Searching for a Job and getting nailed on Behavioral Based Interview Questions?

Rich Peterson maintains It happens every day.

Behavioral based interviewing is interviewing based on discovering how you performed in specific employment-related situations. How you behaved in the past will predict how you will behave in the future. Basically, past performance predicts future…

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What is Talent Acquisition

Talent Acquisition refers to the process of attracting, screening, and selecting qualified people for a job.

For some components of the Talent Acquisition process, mid- and large-size organizations often retain professional recruiters or outsource some of the process to Talent Acquisition agencies.

Rich Peterson says the Talent Acquisition…

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The Toughest Interview Question to Answer

Rich Peterson says there is nothing worse than being in an interview and the being asked a question to which you don't know the answer.



Avoid the dreaded debacle and go into the interview prepared. Familiarize yourself with a few common difficult questions and arm yourself with answers prepared ahead of time.



Check out these tough interview questions and some…

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How to Correctly Resign from a Job

Rich Peterson is clear: Two Weeks' Notice

How to Give Notice that You’re Leaving Your Job…

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Pre-Employment Tests

Professionally executed employment tests can help a company's hiring process considerably by assuring the prospect of hiring candidates who will perform well on the job. Pre-employment testing can helps ensure outcome the employer desires.

Rich Peterson thinks well executed employment tests help company's hiring process assuring the prospect of hiring candidates who will perform well…

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College Classes to Take to Find and Keep a Job

Economics

Environmental Studies

Engineering

Statistics

Computer Programming

For More Information:…

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College Grads Looking

Rich Peterson strongly believes getting off of Facebook and YouTube and landing on LinkedIn is the first step to securing a job. It’s an absolute must to create a LinkedIn profile by the time you’re a senior in college, but it’s an even better idea to start as a freshman.

Link into as many people as you possibly can. Start to…

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Meaningless Interview Questions

Rich Peterson shared that all those meaningless interview questions actually have a purpose. That’s why everyone uses them. The interviewer is testing your ability to interact with others. By putting you on the spot, your answer gives the interviewer an idea of how you present yourself in a social and professional setting and a glimpse of what you think the most important facts about yourself…

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Maternity

 

Rich Peterson says, "Encouraging maternity leave during the last month of pregnancy and well into the postpartum period may foster better outcomes for mother and child alike."

Maternity leave makes good health sense, as well as good  economic sense.

Many women from low- and middle-income families can't  afford to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave, as…

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Social Media Owns Us!

Rich Peterson says, "Social Media basically owns us and influences everything we do."

Prior to the Internet, we relied on the people around us. Today, it's too easy to be "Liked" and have anyone publish anything they want anywhere. We need to return to our roots and stick with the folks we trust.

Social Media owns us. It…

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