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July 30, 2010

The Monster 5 for Friday -- Careers Edition -- July 30

Today's post is by Ashley Melo, Monster's public relations intern:

With all the hype surrounding Ellen DeGeneres leaving American Idol, it might be time for Randy and Kara to prepare to job hunt.  These top 5 articles from the world of job seeking might help!

Here’s a look at this week's top 5 stories from the world of job seeking:

5. Interview Questions Guaranteed to Make You Hurl: Have you ever been stumped with a ridiculous interview question? Mark Jaffe recounts the tale of an advertising executive who was asked, “If you were a breakfast cereal, what kind would you be?" How would you answer?

4. Introvert or Extrovert? Tips for Job Search No Matter Which ‘Vert’ You Are: Whether you're reserved or outgoing, Erin Kennedy gives us an inside look on how to utilize your strengths as an introvert or extrovert in your job search.

3. Ace the Job Interview with "Why?" -- Not "How?" Executive career coach Meg Montford offers advice on what kinds of questions job seekers should ask during an interview.  

2. Take Advantage of Downtime at Work: Do you have some unexpected free time at work? Roberta Chinsky Matuson says to use it on one -- or all -- of these six career-boosting activities.  

1. Three Ways for Job Seekers to Gain Inside Company Information: While most candidates know how important it is to research a company before an interview, publicly available information isn’t enough to keep a job seeker above the competition. Phil Rosenberg offers three ways to get inside information about a company and get an edge.

For more must-read content, check out the Monster 5: Works Edition for this week’s top articles from the world of talent management.

Which of these was your favorite? What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below.

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Posted by Katrina Kibben on July 30, 2010 at 02:00 PM in Career Development , Interview , Job Search | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)


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Excellent post and great advice.

Posted by: Jobs Liverpool LTD | Jul 30, 2010 4:19:55 PM

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