Beyond the bland: 11 questions to identify ‘must hires’

The interview remains a hiring manager’s most effective tool for evaluating job candidates.  Unfortunately, managers too often rely on a list of standard interview questions for which most applicants have canned responses. The message: Ask generic questions and you’ll get generic answers.  Instead, try these queries, each designed to get applicants to really tell you

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Getting job interviews through Networking

In my last post, I promised to describe a frustrating job search experience and how I turned it around. Well, here it goes! So in early 2014, I decided I needed a career change. I updated my CV and LinkedIn and enthusiastically started applying online to the various companies in the industry I was targeting. With a

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