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November 04, 2011
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Here are some Job Interview Questions which you should be prepared to answer in your next interview. No, not ALL of them will be asked, but the more answers you are prepared for, the better you will do.
Are you prepared to answer these job interview questions?
Being able to answer job interview questions is very important. You need to take time out to understand each question as well as the reason behind it being asked. When you are able to define the purpose of each question, you will be better able to answer it in a manner that the employer finds acceptable. One of my favorite resources for understanding interview questions is a book by Martin John Yates titled, "Knock 'Em Dead: How to Answer Tough Interview Questions." Look for it on Amazon or at a local library.
Employers ask a variety of interview questions to gain insight into the kind of person you are, the work you are capable of doing and your attitude toward work. Being able to respond appropriately is essential to getting a job offer.
You have to be prepared for the interview if you are to remain competitive. Here are 99 job interview questions, some of which you might encounter in your next job interview. The more you can answer with style and sincerity, the more likely you will be to land a great job.
The 99 Questions List:
Hopefully, these job interview questions will help you in your quest for a great job. Being able to answer a variety of job interview questions is essential. Get the job you want by being prepared.
Take a look at this page for more Job Interview information: Job Interview Secrets
and this page to avoid job interview mistakes: Interview Bloopers and How to Avoid Them
Job market improves modestly as unemployment falls - here is an article from By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER at The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The American job market improved modestly in October, and economists looking deeper into the numbers found real reasons for optimism — or at least what counts for optimism in this agonizingly slow economic recovery.
The nation added 80,000 jobs. That was fewer than the 100,000 that economists expected, but it was the 13th consecutive month of job gains. Fears of a new recession that loomed over the economy this summer have all but receded.
The unemployment rate nudged down, to 9 percent from 9.1 in September.
"Those are pretty good signs," said Michael Hanson, senior economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. "We're hanging in there."
No one looking at Friday's report from the Labor Department saw an end anytime soon to the high unemployment that has plagued the nation for three years. The jobless rate has been 9 percent or higher for all but two months since June 2009.
Still, economists pointed out bright spots in the report
— One government survey that tracks the job market by canvassing households found a gain of 277,000 jobs in October and an average of more than 300,000 jobs a month since August.
A separate survey of employers is used to determine the overall jobs number, but the household survey is the only one that includes farms and the self-employed. It also may be better at picking up improvements in small business.
— Average hourly wages rose 5 cents a week, to $23.19. More pay for workers means they have more spending power in the economy. Many businesses are waiting for customer demand to pick up before they hire in big numbers again.
— August and September turned out to be much better months for job creation than first thought. The nation added 104,000 jobs in August and 158,000 in September, a total of 102,000 more than earlier estimates. The August figure was first reported as zero.
— The number of people considered long-term unemployed, meaning they have been looking for work for at least six months, fell by 366,000, to 5.9 million. That is the fewest since April.
"Overall, while this report is not good enough, several key numbers are now moving in the right direction," Ian Shepherdson, an economist at High Frequency told clients. He said the odds for the next few months "seem to be improving."
The overall job gain was the smallest in four months. And because the population is always growing, it takes many more jobs, about 125,000 a month, to bring down the unemployment rate
You can read the remainder of the article here: KTVU.com
AND - related to the article above...
At Long Last, Women Gain Some Jobs in the Recovery - Federal Jobs Programs Could Help Accelerate Job Growth for Women
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women gained 66,000 of the 80,000 jobs gained this month, and they also gained 136,000 jobs in August and September compared with men's gain of 126,000 in those two months, as reported in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released today (which included revisions for August and September as well as new numbers for October). Analysis of the new data by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) shows that the wide job gap between men and women fell from 1.6 million jobs to 1.5 million jobs.
The BLS also reported that the unemployment rate for women aged 16 years and older fell two-tenths of one percentage point, from 8.7 percent to 8.5 percent, while men's increased from 9.4 percent to 9.5 percent for men in the same age range. For women who maintain families without the support of a spouse, the unemployment fell from 12.4 percent to 12.3 percent.
Men have gained back far more jobs in the recovery relative to the number they lost during the recession. Men have gained 30 percent (1.8 million) of the 6.0 million jobs they lost between December 2007 and January 2010 when their employment began to grow. Women have regained only 17 percent (465,000) of the total jobs they lost in the recession (2.7 million from December 2007 to the trough for women's employment in September 2010). Men are recovering more quickly than women, but the jobs recovery is slow for both men and women.
"Today's numbers are welcome news for women," said Dr. Heidi Hartmann, President of IWPR and a labor economist. "But women are still lagging in the recovery when compared with men and, really, job growth has been extraordinarily slow for both women and men. The slower growth for women, in part, reflects the past year's job losses for women at the state and local government level. Federal assistance to state and local governments could really help women. Men are outpacing women in job growth in just about every sector. Only health care continues to show substantially more job growth for women than men."
If you would like to read more, go here: Women and Jobs
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