Interview Q: What Can You Contribute to This Company?

Interview Q: What Can You Contribute to This Company?

Acing the Interview
Certain interview questions are designed to find out more about the kind of employee you are. Other questions put you on the spot and ask you to back up your qualifications. This question falls into the latter category. This question is blunt, and you will need to backup your answer about how you will contribute to make it valid. We'll help you do that after the break. (more…)
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Link Roundup 11/4/16: Talking Political at Work

Link Roundup 11/4/16: Talking Political at Work

Acing the Interview, How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups
We're only a few days away from election day, and it's almost impossible to avoid political conversations at work. This week one of our links will help you talk politics without damaging your work relationships. We're also sharing an article about what qualities every job seeker should have. However, that's enough of me talking about it, read on to see the links for yourself! (more…)
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10 of the Best Career Advice Blogs (Besides This One)

10 of the Best Career Advice Blogs (Besides This One)

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
We love providing quality career and job search advice to all of our readers. However, we know it can be tiresome to read content from the same site over and over. To ensure you get all the advice you need, we've gathered a list of our favorite blogs about career advice. Furthermore, all we ask is that you don't forget about us! (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: Chef

Pop Culture Perspective
2014's Chef is Jon Favreau's passion project. He wrote, produced, and directed the film in addition to starring in the lead role. It's a movie about (as you can guess) the career of a chef that takes a drastic turn. The film has some absolutely delicious food visuals (so I recommend eating before watching) but it also holds some great lessons applicable to any career path.  (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: Office Space

Pop Culture Perspective
When it debuted in theaters, Office Space was widely received as a great comedy. Not only was it funny in a smart way. The movie also picked apart the nuances of working in an office environment. This wasn't just your average office. Think of all the office problems you can, and now imagine they all live under one roof. This is the fictional cube farm at Initech. The film follows Peter, a corporate drone working for the aforementioned software company. His work and personal lives both take a turn when he is hypnotized to be relaxed without worries or concern. However, his therapist has a heart attack before he can bring him out of the trance (more…)
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Interview Q: Do You Prefer Working Alone or on a Team?

Interview Q: Do You Prefer Working Alone or on a Team?

Acing the Interview
We all work in incredibly different ways. Some people have sticky notes posted everywhere around their desk. Others have a to-do list that they proudly check off each day. This also applies to whether you prefer to work alone or as a team member. This is something that can affect your job performance, so some companies will ask applicants during their interview process about it. It's a question that can catch you off guard, especially if you fall into the 'easy answer' trap. We'll talk about avoiding this misstep below. (more…)
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