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During a job interview you (as the candidate) expect to be asked many questions.  However, don’t forget that such an interview also allows you an opportunity to ask your own questions that will elicit insight into the job, the organization and the interviewer.

Questions not to askIn a recent blog I listed 10 questions you should ask during a job interview. However, there are also some questions such as the ones below that I believe you shouldn’t ask during a job interview, at least during the initial interview.  [click to continue…]

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When in a job interview, you (the candidate) expect that you will be asked questions and your role is to answer them (with clarity and confidence).   That’s usually the way things go if you are fortunate enough to have gotten to this stage in your job search.

Top Questions to AskHowever, the job interview can, and should be, two-sided to achieve maximum benefit.  By your asking probing questions (probably in the later part of the interview), you will not only elicit responses from the interviewer that will help you gain a more informed view about the job and the organization, but you will also demonstrate to the person behind the desk (or phone) that you are engaged, have your own brain and have a genuine interest in the position.  So, here are ten questions to ask: [click to continue…]

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When someone asks you how you are doing, sometimes out of habit you might blurt out, “Oh, just fine.”  However, the Bible warns us not to lie to one another.

Don't mask your emotionsIt’s OK to be discouraged from time to time in the midst of your job search.  Just admit it to yourself and others.  Trying to blurt our smiley words in an attempt to mask your heartache may not even work for you much less for others.  And, you’re certainly not fooling God. [click to continue…]

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No matter what circumstances you encounter each day there are always different vantage points and ways to think about them.  The same is true for a job search, particularly if you are unexpectedly between jobs and are scrambling to seek out a new position.

Perspectives on job huntingHere are some common ways job seekers tend to look at the circumstance in which they find themselves.  See if one of these perspectives resonates with you. [click to continue…]

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If you let your job define you, when you no longer do that job, you will essentially feel that you have nothing worth living for.  Don't Let Your Job Define YouConversely, you can (and should) find real meaning outside of work.  That’s not to say you shouldn’t put your best efforts into your work, but don’t give your entire being to your job and lose perspective of what really matters in your life. [click to continue…]

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