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Ztek Interview Tips – Be Specific When Answering Questions

Ztek Interview Tip - Be Specific when Answering Questions Sometimes – or more like every time – you go for an interview, your nerves make it hard to concentrate and answer questions to the best of your ability. The important thing to remember is to really listen to the questions being asked. If the interviewer tells you they want a specific example, don’t answer with a general how you would do something – it is a surefire way to ruin your chances for the job. These types of … [Read more...]

Ztek Tips – Handling the Panel Interview

An interview is stressful; you are on display and have to sell yourself as the best candidate for a position in a company. The only thing worse than an interview is the panel interview – when two or more people are asking you questions and watching your every move. This situation may not intimidate everyone, but it is certainly not a comfortable position to be in. The reason for a panel interview is to get the opinion of multiple people at the same time on the viability of a work … [Read more...]

Job Hunting and Social Networks – Some tips on protecting yourself from…yourself

If you're currently an active job hunter or thinking about becoming one, the recent news about employers and their interest in your Facebook Password has recharged the overall interest in protecting yourself against losing out on an opportunity because of an errant Facebook Status update.? So, here are a few things you can do to minimize your risk. Just like mom used to say, "A little common sense goes a long way."? In short, use your head. 3 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself Step 1: … [Read more...]

Ztek Tips: After the interview…Stop Obsessing

The other day someone asked me about how often I"m asked about post-interview behavior and where the line is between thoughtful hindsight and borderline obsession. ? I know, it's a question about a question, but one that deserves a little attention. ? After all, how often have you or someone you've known had an interview they thought went (fill in the appropriate adjective here), but then, after serious reflection and an unusually lengthy period of hearing nothing from the interviewer or … [Read more...]

Employment Data Aids the Dow; Hiring up, but…

Employment Data Aids the Dow; Hiring up, but.. Stocks were mixed Thursday after disappointing Merck(MRK) earnings and a Pfizer(PFE) recall pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.7 points, or 0.1%, at 12,705, as disappointing news from the two U.S. pharmaceutical giants dragged the index lower. The S&P 500 was rising 1.5 points, or 0.1%, at 1,326. The Nasdaq was up 9.5 points, or 0.3%, at 2,858. Stocks slipped Thursday afternoon as … [Read more...]