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Career Tips, Insights and Career Advice by Paul Freiberger

Expect the Unexpected when it Comes to Interview Questions

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Most job seekers go into a job interview with answers in mind to such standard questions as: Tell me about your greatest strengths? Why do you want to work for us? Where do you see your career in 5 years? But how would you answer interview questions like these?If ...

Expert Tips on Interview Questions and the Law

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When is a Job Interview Question Not Legal?At first glance, it may seem that there should be a clear way to identify illegal interview questions, but the real world is never so accommodating. For one thing, employment law comes from more than one source. There are federal laws, state ...

How to Succeed in Your New Job: Group Anthropology Matters

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When I started a new job and a new career at McKinsey years ago, I was worried and uncertain about how to find my way. Day One was overwhelming. Lots of the early days were. Add a crushing great economic recession that was taking place and it was a recipe ...

Research Preparation Before Job Search And Job Interviews

Research is one of the most important things to do when you conduct a job search and prepare yourself for a job interview. Even if you have been in the industry for decades, you need to embark on a journey of discovery to find out what’s going on within ...

An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Paying it Forward

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Especially during the pandemic, getting someone’s help is often the biggest determinant of success or failure in the job search. If you had a productive informational interview, received some advice that led you to change your job-hunting strategy for the better, or were introduced to the right person at ...

Job search assumptions in the time of Covid-19

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“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” – Gever TulleyIn the job search, making assumptions can be a dangerous thing. One assumption that might be especially dangerous right now would be calling off your job search because of the Covid-19 pandemic.Sure ...

Leadership in Troubled Covid-19 Times

Bringing Far-Sighted Vision with CreativityThe Covid-19 shutdown is a departure from the kind of crises the business world has faced in the past. Much of what’s happening now is unique to our time and place, and unique in easily identifiable ways. The very idea of running a business with ...

Despite a pandemic-riddled economy, many companies are hiring

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If you’re a job seeker, this is not the time to adopt a retreat or wait-it-out attitude despite the outward signs. Yes, the current Covid-19 pandemic has extracted an enormous toll on the national and global economy and the ranks of the newly unemployed are swelling by the millions ...

Yes, There are Benefits While Working or Job Searching from Home

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With the coronavirus pandemic forcing most of us to work or job search from home, it’s only natural to long for the things that we lose by staying in: the office camaraderie, the dedicated uncluttered workplace, the lack of distraction, the stimulating lunches with coworkers and colleagues, and the ...

Job Searching in the Time of Covid-19

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History will record this time as the “Great Pandemic of 2020” when the world’s economy nearly ground to a halt at the hands of an invisible virulent pathogen.It’s naïve to say that the coronavirus may not impact a job search. But that’s all the more reason ...

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