‘Barbara Walters’ Job Interview Questions – They’re Back
Skip Freeman, Personal Branding Blog
In her heyday on TV, Barbara Walters nearly always ended an interview with some famous (or infamous!) personality by asking them some inane question like this: “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?” If the person being interviewed was prepared for the question, then his or her answer wouldn’t be all that surprising or unexpected. On the other hand, if that person was somehow caught off-guard, well, the resulting answer could be quite interesting and oftentimes very revealing of the interviewee’s personality and character.
What Resume Items Can Kill Your Chances Of Getting The Job
Alan Henry, Lifehacker
When it comes to your resume, less is often more—but if you ask a dozen career counselors what they think you should include and what you should leave off, you’ll get a dozen long-winded answers. Let’s tackle some things we think you should definitely omit if you want to get your foot in the door.
Why The Jobs Recovery Favors Single Workers
Annalyn Censky, CNN Money
Single men and women lost about 5 million jobs during the financial crisis, and have since gained back 90% of them, according to the Labor Department. That’s not too shabby, especially considering the jobs recovery has been so slow. But married people, who make up a slightly larger part of the adult population, lost even more jobs and have gained far fewer back. Of the 6 million jobs they lost, they’ve recouped only about 22%.
No Job Experience? Olympians Don’t Have Much Either.
Heidi Golledge, Huffington Post
A lack of job experience and employment history can be a poor indicator of a candidate’s potential — just ask an Olympian. Olympic athletes are returning from London with gold, silver and bronze along with red, white and blue medals. While some may take a short break and return to training for Rio 2016, most are ready to be hired into a new role.
The Perfect Job Interview Hair and Make-up Look
Allison Larsen, BellaSugar
Job interviews can be tricky, can’t they? A little bit like wearing nail polish to the office. It’s hard to know how much is too much beauty-wise, but what is not enough. Hair up or down? Eyeshadow or eyeliner and mascara? And do we dare wear lipstick?
Rejected San Diego Padres Job Applicant Sends Hilarious, Obscene Response Letter
Dan Ducette Jr, NESN
It’s a tough job market out there these days, and rejection never feels good. One potential applicant who applied for a job in the San Diego Padres ticket office, however, had enough of the team denying her and fired back in a big way when the team had the gall to invite her to a job fair