Answering the Interview Question that is REALLY Being Asked

One recent morning, one of my children had this conversation with me: Dear Child (DC): “Mom, what is the temperature and what’s the high for the day?” Me: “Ummmm, it’s 34 degrees, and the high will be 48.” DC: “So should I wear a winter coat or a spring jacket?” All parents who have faced […]

What Is HR Thinking During Your Interview?

This is a topic that has been percolating for a while. It was initially sparked earlier this year when I visited with a teen group that I am mentoring about job hunting and early career management. We were covering job interview skills, and some of them had been game enough to be taped prior to […]

Getting Asked Clown Questions in Your Interviews?

You know when you get those really annoying interview questions that you just can’t stand? “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?” “How many ping-pong balls can you fit inside the earth?” “What do you think of garden gnomes?” (This is a question actually asked by Trader Joe’s. You’ve been […]

How to Bridge an Employment Gap

Things have certainly changed a lot in terms of what is considered the norm with career paths: Staying with one company in a position that spans multiple decades is now the exception, not the rule. More folks are working on side gigs and other entrepreneurial endeavors. Trust between employer and employee has been declining. The […]

The Job Quest’s Top 10 of 2014

With today being the last day of 2014, I decided to put together a roundup of the most popular blog posts published this year on The Job Quest. Equipped with this information, you can start 2015 with a bang! 10. What Kind of Impression Do You Leave in an Interview? “What’s your greatest weakness?” “Hahaha! […]

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