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Sunday, July 28, 2013

The 7 Deadly Job Interview Sins

While doing a job interview it's easy to make mistakes - but what are the top 7 deadly sins of job interviews? If you are curious as to how your pride or gluttony can kill  your next job interview you should watch this video! It might just make a difference.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

13 Illegal Interview Questions. What Can A Job Seeker Do?

Most Job Seekers have no idea what an Illegal Interview question sounds like. Here is a list of 13 questions that a job interviewer should not be asking you. Remember the purpose of an interview is to get the job. So it is important that you understand how to answer even inappropriate interview questions.(Editor's Notes)

13 Sample Illegal and Legal Interview Questions:

1. Age
  • How old are you?
  • What year were you born?
  • When did you graduate from high school?
  • Before hiring, asking if you are over the minimum age for the hours or working conditions.
  • After hiring, verifying same with a birth certificate or other ID, and asking age on insurance forms.

  • Are you a citizen of the US?
  • Are your parents or spouse citizens of the US?
  • On what dates did you , your parents or your spouse acquire US Citizenship?
  • Are you, your parents or your spouse naturalized or native-born US citizens?

  • If you are not a US citizen, do you have the legal right to remain permanently in the US?
  • What is your visa status (if no to the previous question).
  • Are you able to provide proof of employment eligibility upon hire?
3.Criminal Record
  • Have you ever been arrested?

  • Have you ever spent a night in jail?
  • Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
  • Do you have any disabilities?

  • What's your medical history?
  • How does your condition affect your abilities?
  • Can you perform the specific duties of the job.

  • After hiring, ask about medical history on insurance forms.
  • Questions concerning spouse, or spouse's employment, salary, arrangements, or dependents.

  • What kind of child care arrangements have you made?
  • How will your spouse feel about the amount of time you will be traveling if you get this job?
  • Can you work overtime?

  • Is there any reason you can't start at 7:30am?
  • Whether an applicant can meet specified work schedules or has activities or commitments that may prevent him or her from meeting attendance requirements.
6.Marital Status
  • Are you married, divorced, separated, engaged, widowed, etc?

  • Is this your maiden or married name?
  • What is the name of your relative/spouse/children?
  • Do you live with your parents?
  • After hiring, marital status on tax and insurance forms.
  • What type or condition is your military discharge?

  • Can you supply your discharge papers?
  • What is your experience in other than US armed forces?

  • Describe the relevant work experience as it relates to this position that you acquired from a US armed forces.
8.National Origin
  • What is your nationality?

  • Where were you born?
  • Where are your parents from?
  • What's your heritage?
  • What is your mother tongue?
  • How did you acquire the ability to speak, read or write a foreign language?
  • How did you acquire familiarity with a foreign country?
  • What language is spoken in your home?
  • Verifying legal U.S. residence or work visa status.

  • What languages do you speak, read or write fluently?
9.Parental Status
  • How many kids do you have?

  • Do you plan to have children?
  • How old are your children?
  • Are you pregnant?
  • After hiring, asking for dependent information on tax and insurance forms.
10.Race or Skin Color
  • What race are you?

  • Are you a member of a minority group?
  • None
11.Religion or Creed
  • What is your religious affiliation?

  • Which religious holidays will you be taking off from work?
  • Do you attend church regularly?
  • Can you work on Saturdays?
  • Do you own or rent your home?

  • Do you live in town?
  • With whom do you live?
  • Inquiries about the address to facilitate contact with the applicant.

  • Will you be able to start work at 8:00am?
  • Do you wish to be addressed as Mr., Mrs., Miss, or Ms.?

  • What are your plans to have children in the future?

Source:University of Chicago 

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Monday, March 4, 2013

5 Simple Tips When Sending & Creating A Resume

So you think you are a savy techno expert? But sometimes the smallest detail can make difference as to whether a recruiter gets to even see your qualified resume. For example have you ever thought that about how the file name of your resume could affect whether you make it to the "A" resume pile. Well you might want to think again. See a few simple tips that are worth their weight in gold.(Editor's Note) 
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Sunday, March 3, 2013

4 Tips To Gain Job Interviewing Confidence

Do you feel that you lack confidence in your interviewing skills? Guess what most job candidates feel just like you. Career Confidential CEO Peggy McKee gives you 4 methods for gaining confidence in the job interview if you are over 40. 

With "4 Simple Steps For Job Interviewing Confidence" your interviews will be more successful. Her focus on planning, practicing, using sales techniques and being sure you look right can make all the difference in a job interview. If you are an older worker and looking for a strong process on how to effectively search for a new career then you should become familiar with Peggy's Career Confidential Tools. Interns Over 40 and Career Confidential have joined forces to help you learn how you can become "Career Confidential". 

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Webinar Series: How To Find A Franchise

Learn about how you can find the right business for you. Some of the topics will be: (Register Here for our Next Webinar:)
  • Is this a safe time to become a business owner?
  • What are the three ways to become a business owner? And which are the lowest risk? 
  • How can you find an existing business to buy - and have cash flow and a paycheck from day one?
  • What are financing options in this economy?
You will find opportunities to use the skills you have developed over a successful
career. No - you will not find a business where you spend your day flipping burgers.
You will learn about top executive opportunities - where you can make a great living,
build an enduring business, and enjoy your work.

This webinar is presented by Interns Over 40 and The Entrepreneur Option. The Entrepreneur Option offers FREE consulting service to help you learn about becoming a business owner. They provide free guidance, information and support to individuals who are interested in ownership.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Insider Job Seeker Webinars

Welcome to the Insider Webinar Series.
If you are interested in being updated with our current webinars  you can sign up here. If you want to check out specific Current or Archived webinars click below. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of job search topics from experts including Career Coach Peggy McKee and Nina Price.

Current Events(Register for upcoming Webinars:)

Archived Events (Register Below and you are immediately granted access):

2012 Scheduled Events(Tentative):
  • Age Bias: Things You Can And Cannot Do
  • Dealing With Stress During A Job Search
  • What Makes A Great Interview
  • How To Use Linkedin During A Job Search
  • Moving From A Paper Resume World To A Profiled World
  • Is Your Brand You
  • Why Are Interns The Single Best Labor Force To Grow Your Business?
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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