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From Marc Cenedella
Marc Cenedella

One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA. Oh, sure... we're not like some overseas markets where job ads explicitly demand youth, or a particular gender, or beauty(!), in the applicant, but there it is...

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Interview Questions and Answers

Interview Questions and Answers

“Tell me about yourself.”

The inquiry is among the most common ways to commence any introduction, whether it’s a first meeting or a first date. It’s also a common kickoff to job interviews. Far more than small talk, this question tests the job seeker’s ability to articulate his value to the hiring organization. While it might take different forms — "What is your philosophy on…" "How would others describe you?" — this question poses the same basic challenge: How will you help our business?

 

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