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Interview

20+ weirdest job interview questions that have actually been asked

Every so often though, an interviewer will throw you for a loop with an oddball question that you probably would have never expected to hear. Here are some examples of the odd/weird/unusual interview questions that have actually been asked during an interview, some of which literally made us go WTF?:

Job search

This magic bullet email can land you a job

Sending this winning email to your dream company can get you noticed...and even hired.

Productivity

6 signs you are stupidly bored with your job

Do you worry your current gig has lost its appeal? Here, career experts give the undeniable signs it’s time to seek a new opportunity or make a change ASAP.

News

These are the 25 Fortune 500 companies that offer the most remote-friendly jobs

Working remotely is becoming the norm. There has been a 115% percent increase in telecommuting between 2005-2015 and the percentage of workers doing all or at least some of their work remotely has increased from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Job search

The 5 biggest mistakes people make when looking for a new job

Slow down, take your time, and avoid these five not-so-common mistakes during your next job search.

News

These are the cities where working women see the most success in their careers

More women are working than ever before. In 1948 only 32% of women were in the labor force nationwide and as of February 2018, that number is now at 57%. However, there are certain cities that are home to more successful women than others.

entrepreneurs

18 pros and cons of being an employee vs. being an entrepreneur

Both being an employee and being an entrepreneur have their own advantages and disadvantages. Entrepreneurs are often portrayed as happy and free, risk takers that have the benefits of controlling their own time and income. They often have uncapped potential earning and can jump from industry to industry using and developing business skills that ultimately add to their success and experience.

Job search

Is it true that recruiters reject a resume in six seconds?

Recruiters actually reject resumes very quickly for reasons beyond being unqualified. Here are 5 things recruiters make snap decisions on that you may not realize.

Job search

4 things dating apps teach us about finding a perfect (employer) match

Four things to keep in mind as you search for a job, inspired by the online dating world: With authenticity, similar interests, expressed enthusiasm, and pragmatism, you can find a match made in heaven.

Job search

How to talk about your professional mistakes during an interview

When a recruiter asks you to divulge the details of a professional mistake you've made on the job during an interview for a position, your phrasing is crucial. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Job search

What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job?

Here are a few that are considered “red flag words” by interviewers.

Job search

Ways to work against the stigma of being overqualified during a job interview

Exceeding the experience requirements with flying colors shouldn't be another thing to worry about, right? Wrong. Here's how to work against the stigma of being overqualified.

Interview

5 pieces of job search advice you may not have heard before

Just because you’re familiar with the nuts and bolts doesn’t mean there’s zero room left for improvement in your interview skills.

Inspiration

6 ways to find your stories of workplace heroism

Once you’ve got your stockpile of heroic stories, don’t be afraid to share them.

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in April 2018

Are you looking for a job? To help in your job search, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the most $100K+ jobs as of April, 2018. Ladders puts this data together using its continuously updated database of the highest paying jobs.

The Job search

I’ve applied for many jobs without getting a single interview. What am I doing wrong?

Why are you not getting an interview? Our guess is you’re making the same mistake most people do: you’re making your resume about you instead of about the reader.

Career Change

6 job search tips to consider that will enhance your success

Instead of just basking in that good news and hoping the market does the work for you, adopt a proactive attitude to help beat the competition.

Job search

Here’s how to write an email to a potential employer

It's easier than it seems — as long as you follow certain etiquette and avoid the most common mistakes that modern job-seekers make.

Ladders 2018 Interviews Guide: Bonus interview tips and questions

Hey folks, Thanks for visiting this information page for Ladders 2018 Interviews Guide, the second in our Ladders Guides Series after our best-selling Ladders 2018 Resume Guide.

Job Search

How to identify a toxic culture before accepting a job

There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to figuring out if a company has a toxic culture before you get hired, but there are some flags you can look for during the interview process to help you make a better decision.

job search

These are the simple reasons you’re not getting hired

It’s terribly unnerving when you don’t know why employers are passing you over for jobs, and they aren’t exactly forthcoming with their reasons … until now.

Job Search

Survey: 64% of applicants are better on paper than in person

You can have the best credentials in the world, but when you show up to the interview, you'd better deliver. New research shows that a surprising 64% of senior managers report that it's common for a job candidate with a great resume to not deliver at the interview.

Jobs

The top 10 rarest yet important questions an interviewer should ask

When you’re interviewing candidates, you want to make sure that you’re hiring the very best available. The more that you can learn about your candidates, the better informed your decision will be. To help you gain this information, here are 10 rare questions that you should probably ask.

Advice

I’m not 54 years old. I’m 22 with 32 years experience

The time is right to address the inequality of blatant ageism in certain industries.

job search

Four simple steps to refresh your job search for spring

Take these simple steps now to bring some of that spring cleaning spirit to refresh your job search.