50 Common Interview Questions and How to answer them

ImageReview these typical interview questions and think about how you would
answer them. Read the questions listed; you will also find some
strategy suggestions with it.

(Excerpted from the book The Accelerated Job Search by Wayne D. Ford, Ph.D, published by The Management Advantage, Inc.)

1. Tell me about yourself:
The most often asked question in interviews. You need to have a short
statement prepared in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound
rehearsed. Limit it to work-related items unless instructed otherwise.
Talk about things you have done and jobs you have held that relate to
the position you are interviewing for. Start with the item farthest
back and work up to the present.

2. Why did you leave your last job?Stay positive regardless of the circumstances. Never refer to a major
problem with management and never speak ill of supervisors, co-workers
or the organization. If you do, you will be the one looking bad. Keep
smiling and talk about leaving for a positive reason such as an
opportunity, a chance to do something special or other forward-looking
reasons.
3. What experience do you have in this field?
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for.
If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.
4. Do you consider yourself successful?
You should always answer yes and briefly explain why. A good
explanation is that you have set goals, and you have met some and are
on track to achieve the others.

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NIGERIAN IDOLS- Judging the Judges

If Safeeyat had been evicted, I would have stopped watching Nigerian Idols. Yes you heard me. Who cares you may dare say, but I dare to say the Judges with the exception of Femi Kuti have turned the show to a sham. I mean, what are they Judging? More than 2/3rd of Nigerians that I … Read more

Growing our Catering Outfit; Entrepreneurial Lessons

pA couple of years ago my Fiance (Now my wife) was rambling through her pack of business cards from various clients because she needed a contact, when she stumbled upon an event planners Business card which described the owner as a “certified Events Planner”, suddenly her face lit up and she said to me

“Honey”

“Yes” I said barely lifting up my head from Seth Godin’s “Purple Cow” that I was reading.

“I think I have gotten the clue. I need to be an intern under this woman who is a ‘certified event planner’ ” so my dream of starting my own events company could fly”.

At that point I promptly dropped the book to stare at her as If I had not heard what she said well.

Now my wife is an incredibly intelligent woman with eyes for colors and a knack for cooking fantastic cuisines, and just came back from a certificate course from the Andreas Business school of Barry University in Miami Florida Just about 18 months before. So I asked her;

“Are you serious?”

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The 10 Commandments of Social Media for Brands

 

 

I got this fantastic Article on Mashable and I know you’ll like it.

It was written by Scott Steinberg, a top-ranked international event speaker on the lecture circuit, is a bestselling expert on leadership and innovation, and the head of strategic consultancy TechSavvy Global. His website is AKeynoteSpeaker.com.

Fleeting as social media exchanges may seem, they can have a pronounced impact on business and their influence can echoe far beyond a simple post or retweet.

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While the anonymous, public and often informal nature of Internet dialogue often leads corporations to relax their guard, it’s important to note: Managing a brand’s social media presence is a tricky balancing act. The key to being successful? Keeping things polite and professional, and constantly acknowledging your audience’s voice, while adding value or insight to customer exchanges.

Looking to enhance your corporate social media efforts? Here are 10 simple rules every corporate social networking team should follow to better connect with fans and maximize the value of their online presences.

1. Thou shalt be patient and considerate.

While many campaigns seem to go viral overnight, it’s important to remember that businesses rarely experience instant breakthroughs or meteoric audience growth on social media. More important than chasing huge follower or subscriber counts is to consistently and meaningfully engage an audience by creating helpful and insightful content that addresses key concerns or speaks to consumer needs.

Over time, through constant two-way dialogue with users, this commitment will help your business build a loyal and involved following, the influence of which may far outstrip that of larger, less engaged audiences.

Be relevant, generous and sincere. While doing so may not seem as sexy or instantly gratifying as posting a viral video or infographic, it will help you build trust, empathy and, most importantly, relationships, the currency of the modern social realm.

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A Lesson From the World’s Richest People

imagesBy John Warrillow

One of the most fascinating elements of Switzerland’s success is its determination to remain neutral under unimaginable pressure to pick sides.

The country has not declared a state of war since 1847 (it never entered the World Wars or the Iraq war) and opted out of joining the European Union. They didn’t even join the United Nations until 2002 and that was only after a country-wide referendum.

Despite what you may think of Switzerland’s neutral geopolitical stance, it is hard to argue with the economic results of neutrality:

  • The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report currently ranks Switzerland’s economy as the most competitive in the world.
  • In 2010, the Global Wealth Report by Credit Suisse Research Institute found that Switzerland has the highest average wealth per adult at $372,692, with wealth defined by the value of financial and nonfinancial (such as real estate) assets.
  • According to Trading Economics, the worst the Swiss unemployment rate ever got during the recent worldwide financial crisis was 4.2 percent in January 2010; today the unemployment rate is around 3.4 percent.
  • According to Mercer Consulting, in 2010, Zurich and Geneva were respectively ranked as the cities with the second- and third-highest quality of life in the world (behind Vienna).

The Switzerland Structure

The Swiss obsession with neutrality inspired the name of one of my core ideas for creating a valuable company. “The Switzerland Structure” is a way of evaluating your business to ensure that neutrality allows you to minimize your dependence on any one company or individual.

I’d recommend you consider the Switzerland Structure in all areas of your business:

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