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Inappropriate questions interviewers need to avoid (Part 1)

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Interviews plays one of the most vital stage of employment process. Therefore, a lot of caution needs exercising. The main role of interviewers is to identify and select the best person for the position on the base of principles of non-discrimination and affirmative action. The following suggestions of changing inappropriate questions into more appropriate ones will help you approach the subject you want to involve your candidates.

5 Big mistakes recruiters should avoid

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Mining the Internet for candidates is certainly one method recruiters use. However, the process that is used to filter potentials is where there are 5 common mistakes recruiters ought to avoid.

16 Personalities of MBTI and Career Opportunities

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The theory of psychological types was introduced in the 1920s by Carl G. Jung. The MBTI tool was developed in the 1940s by Isabel Briggs Myers and the original research was done in the 1940s and '50s. The essence of the theory is developed on the basis of random variation in behaviour which, through studies and research, is proven to be actually consistent.

Which Career pie for Ambiverts?


Studies have found out that 40% of us tend to be introverts while extroverts count for the remaining 60%. Although, people at the extremes of introverts and extroverts are not that many, it’s also hard to specify the proportion of those who stand somewhere in the middle. Many of us lean one way or the other, but there are some who are quite balanced between the two tendencies. These people are called ambiverts.

6 Career Fields For Introverts And Extroverts


The image of introverts and extroverts has been commonly defined in our minds. Extroverts tend to be outgoing while those who are shy and reserved are described as introverts. Is this really true?

Should you wait for your dream job or take what is available?

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In recent years, many university students and fresh graduates have taken jobs that they didn’t want, just to cover their living expenses, while others have remained unemployment for months. Economist Rand Ghayad, in a 2014 study, shows that the shorter the unemployed time is, the higher chance a job is landed, and the longer the unemployed time the more unlikely it is a job will be found.
Andrea Kay, a career expert and author of This is How to Get Your Next Job says before taking a job you don’t love, “it’s important to reassess your strategy.”
So if you’re struggling with whether to wait for the “right” job or take the “right now” job, here are a few steps to help you choose:

Step up your game

You sent hundreds of CV’s went to several interviews and got a lot of rejections and no offers. Take a step back and think about what is the problem and what you could do to change it. Remember the old adage, if you carry on doing what you’re doing, you’ll carry on getting what you’re getting.

Career Orientation Instruction Manual

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I doubt you’d operate a highly complex machine without an instruction manual. So wouldn’t it be useful if there was an instruction manual to help with your own career orientation that tells you who you really are and thus can align you with what you should really do? Thankfully, there are a wide range of career orientation tools available online from simple multiple-choice tests to comprehensive assessments to help you discover who you really are as well as what career paths you ought to consider as they fit you better than others.

3 more top career books that work

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In the previous article, I introduced you to 4 books that help guide you in your search for the answer to your career quest. Here are 3 more.

Common misconceptions to avoid during career self-orientation

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Career orientation is an important phase of your life. It is said that you shape your destiny the moment you make decisions. Therefore, a serious consideration would always be appreciated in order to avoid wasting time and creating regret. In other words, there are misconceptions that you need to avoid during career self-orientation.

Take The Wheel To Career Wonderland

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If your career is a journey, are you going the right way?

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