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How To Answer: Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Do you get asked this question a lot: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” The interviewer would usually ask you this question in order to learn more about your career goals and future aspirations. Responding to this question can be quite tricky, because you’ll need to tailor your answer to suit the job that you are being interviewed for. This popular interview question will give hiring managers an idea of whether or not your career goals are in line with the company’s goals.

Keep Your Answer General

If you don’t know what to say, or if you’re not so sure about your career path, opt for keeping your answer quite general.... Read More ...

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Best Questions To Ask In An Interview

When it comes to interviews, many job seekers usually focus on answering interview questions, rather than ask any questions themselves. The interview process is like a two way street; the questions you ask can give you the opportunity to learn more about the job, as well as improve your chances of making a good impression. Towards the end of an interview, you must make sure that you are prepared to ask the interviewer at least two questions that will demonstrate your interest in the job. For these reasons, we decided to share with you some of the best questions that you can ask in a job interview:

“Can you tell me more about the responsibilities of this job?”

By asking this question, you’ll get the chance to learn more about the job.... Read More ...

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مقوّمات النجاح: حوار مع السيّد غسان نُقُل

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التقت “أخطبوط” بالسيد غسان نُقُل، نائب رئيس مجلس إدارة مجموعة ’نُقُل، للتحدّث بصراحة عن رحلته المهنية في إدارة إحدى كبرى الشركات الصناعية الرائدة في الشرق الأوسط، ولبحث مقومات النجاح المهنية في الاقتصاد الأردني من وجهة نظره الشخصية. وكان لنا معه الحوار التالي:
كيف تقضي يومك عادة؟
أبدأ نهاري عادة بين الساعة 8:30 والساعة 8:45 صباحًا؛ أرتب أولويات قائمة المهام التي ينبغي علي القيام بها لهذا اليوم، وأنظم جدول مواعيدي. في أغلب الأحيان تكون البداية مع توقيع المستندات المتراكمة  من يوم العمل السابق، ثم أبدأ  بقراءة رسائل البريد الالكتروني وأُجري بعض الاتصالات الهاتفية ضمن الشركة. يتضمن يومي المعتاد حوالي 4 أو 5 لقاءات  تبدأ في العاشرة صباحًا، والتقي أيضًا بواحد أو اثنين من رجال الأعمال أو زملاء العمل أو المصرفيين لبحث خطط العلاقات العامة وقضايا الخدمة الاجتماعية وأي شؤون أخرى ترتبط بالعمل.
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Tips for Acing your Skype Interview

With Social media playing an increasingly big role in our day to day lives, many companies are taking advantage of this trend when it comes to their hiring process, that’s why making a good first impression doesn’t necessarily have to be face to face. Companies are starting to use different means for early stages of recruitment such as phone and video conferencing platforms. However, Skype has become particularly popular with HR managers and recruitment agencies, and at some point in your job search journey, you just might have to learn how to utilize it for professional means and there are a few things you need to think about.

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Overcoming Over-Preparation During Job Interviews

The importance of preparing for a job interview cannot be underestimated. However, being too prepared can sometimes work against you! During interviews, especially when it comes to sales-related positions, you want your true personality to shine to give the interviewer an insight on how you would act and behave with your boss, coworkers and clients in the different situations.

While being impolite, disrespectful or having the wrong answers will come in the way of your potential employment, it has been shown that being over-prepared and sounding too idealistic may also harm your chances during interviews. Over-preparation is an easy trap to fall into, particularly if you are keen on a job and want to give it your very best shot.

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Questions Great Job Candidates Ask

Evaluating your potential employer during job interviews!

What do you say when the hiring manager wraps up the job interview and says: Do you have any questions for us? Average employees respond to this question by saying: “No, I think you’ve covered everything very well”. Well, you have just passed on your chance to ask some critical questions that may determine whether you really want to work for this company or not. Great candidates understand that being on an interview is a critical time for them to find out insider information about the company or the position. They formulate questions based on the information they hear during the interview to make up their minds on whether the company is the best place for them to thrive or not.... Read More ...

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