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Whitepaper: Job Interview Questions For College Seniors/Recent Grads

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

This paper from Quintessential Careers explains list of sample interview questions college seniors and recent grads can expect, especially at first, more traditional interviews. Prepare answers to these questions, but don’t memorize the answers so that one come off sounding like a robot; in other words, be prepared for these questions and have an outline or script ready, but don’t worry about remembering the answers word-for-word.


Whitepaper: 10 Sticky Job Interview Situations And How To Handle Them

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

Job interviewing can be an unnerving experience, but if one know how to handle some of the stickiest situations encountered in interviewing, they can be that much more confident. Job-seekers need to think of each interview question as an opportunity to showcase an accomplishment or strength. Every response should build momentum toward convincing the interviewer that deserve to advance to the next level, whether that level is another round of interviews or a job offer. This paper from


Whitepaper: Job Interview Follow-Up Do's And Don'ts

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

Remember that work is not done once the interview is finished. One can?t sit back and wait for the job offer, so consider these key rules and strategies for following-up job interviews explained in this paper published by Quintessential Careers. For example: do ask at the end of the interview when the employer expects to make the hiring decision; do be proactive and consider follow-up a strategic part of the job search process; don?t worry so much about hand-written versus typed thank one


Whitepaper: Business Plan Tutorial: Tools To Help You Launch Your Own Business

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

This paper published by Quintessential Careers is all about empowering the entrepreneur inside one and helping one develop a successful business plan that enables to start business. Business planning is a lot like a balanced diet. Everyone can agree on the importance and value of developing and maintaining a business plan, but not everyone feels they have the time or expertise to do it.


Whitepaper: Avoid These 10 Interview Bloopers

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

Every-one have heard stories of job candidates who looked great on paper but who were absolute disasters in person. With fewer and fewer interview opportunities available in this competitive market, it’s essential to make the best possible first impression. One can learn from the mistakes of others and avoid the top 10 worst interview blunders. This paper from Quintessential Careers explains how to avoid these 10 interview bloopers.


Whitepaper: Closing The Interview

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

That’s about as aggressive as one can get at the close of the interview. It may knock the interviewer for a loop, and might appear to be overly aggressive, but some people think of it as ""Closing the sale."" And for some people it has worked. For others, this approach may not be comfortable or have a negative same effect. This paper from Quintessential Careers explains how to close interview.


Whitepaper: Expanding The Definition And Use Of Career Portfolios

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

A career portfolio represents an attempt to communicate ideas using words and pictures, as well as the entire array of multi-media possibilities (sound, animation, net surfing, etc). This broadband definition of a portfolio means it can take the form of a visual proposal, a brochure, or a scrapbook-like traditional portfolio displayed either in print or in digital format (e.g.; PowerPoint, PDF files, multimedia documents). Portfolios are not just a fad. One can use a portfolio to give a ""show


Whitepaper: Clever Ways To Get A Raise: Perks You Might Not Have Thought About

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

This paper published by Quintessential Careers describes several clever ways to get a raise. ""Lean and mean""... ""Tight budget."" People hear this phrase a lot nowadays, and they discourage people from thinking there’s any way to increase their income at work. It seems the best people can hope for is a cost-of-living adjustment. However, many ways to sweeten the pot don’t cost employers money out of their pockets. Those ways are easier for them to ""swallow,"" and can provide real


Whitepaper: Portfolio Careers: Creating A Career Of Multiple Part-Time Jobs

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

This paper published by Quintessential Careers describes a portfolio career is the one in which instead of working a traditional full-time job, one works multiple part-time jobs (including part-time employment, temporary jobs, freelancing, and self-employment) with different employers that when combined are the equivalent of a full-time position. Portfolio careers offer more flexibility, variety, and freedom, but also require organizational skills as well as risk tolerance. Portfolio careers are


Whitepaper: The 10-Step Plan To Career Change

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

The career change issue occurs because one just begin to lose interest or one find something that interests more or company is downsizing. These are some of the numerous reasons people find themselves on precipitous cliff looking back on their career. If one faces that career change plunge then one must use this 10-step plan described in this paper published by Quintessential Careers that takes one on a path toward career change success. Career change is a natural life progression; most studies