3 Interview Questions That Reveal Everything

3 Interview Questions That Reveal Everything

Here’s a good article that will assist you in your interviews. From the job seeker perspective you’ll get a better sense of how employers assess your responses; and from the employer standpoint, here’s another view on how and what to consider as you are interviewing candidates.

AB

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Forking over a Facebook password to an employer?

As I have addressed in a previous post and have been preaching for many years now, here is another article warning about your social media presence and how it affects your job search. Please take heed and clean up your image (if necessary) especially if you are serious about finding a job or are in any type of career transition. You do NOT want your Facebook or any other social media profile to hinder your ability to land your next job. Social media, when used properly, will enhance your job search and career!

AB

Forking over a Facebook password to an employer?

 

 

Monster.com Says It Won’t Ban Third-Party Ads That Discourage Job Applications From The Unemployed

Here’s an interesting article that speaks to the unfortunate times we live in. The gist of it is Monster.com has open positions listed on its site by some employers who have the audacity to state in their ads “the unemployed need not apply.” I believe this practice, while it may not be illegal, is fundamentally wrong! What’s really sad is most of them will clean up their ads (due to public outcry), however, their policies will remain. To be clear, my annoyance is NOT directed at Monster.com – it is squarely aimed at employers engaged in such foolish practices! I think I will try and identify a few and will make sure I do not purchase any of their products or services. Perhaps you can do the same!

AB

Monster.com Says It Won’t Ban Third-Party Ads That Discourage Job Applications From The Unemployed.

Being Christian in a Corporate Environment

More than a decade ago, I accepted an offer from a prestigious corporate employer. After going through a lengthy interview process where we discussed literally everything (including faith and what that means), the Executive Vice President extended an offer to me with one condition…  I was not allowed to proselytize while at work. My response was I was there to fulfill my responsibilities and I would apply all of my efforts and energies to take care of all the employees and protect the organization.

Afterward, I pondered the offer and my response sincerely concerned whether or not I compromised my faith and I searched the Scriptures to guide my thinking.  I read Colossians 3:22-24 (KJV) Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. The Message Bible reads: Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ.

I recognized the fact I was/am required to work vigorously in all things as to the Lord, and not to men. While I was not allowed to walk around the office conversing about religion or religious issues, I was able to “let my walk do the talking.” In that particularly intense, highly demanding environment, I was able to be a calming presence; to treat employees fairly and help them through their problems and issues; provide sound guidance to the leadership; influence positive change; mentor younger Associates; and demonstrate God’s love without quoting scripture or verbally trying to convert anyone. Eventually, employees found out I was a minister and they oftentimes sought me out for help, support and direction for themselves and for others. I respected and complied with my employer’s wishes and never had any of those discussions during office hours or on their premises and I believe God honored my obedience.

In conclusion, follow the rules of your employer! Be the man or woman God created you to be and as the old saying goes, “talk is cheap!” Your best witness is not what you say, it’s how you behave. How do you respond to circumstances (whether they are positive or negative)? Are you a person with integrity? Are you putting forward your very best effort each and every day in the workplace (as unto the Lord)? Do you realize in these tumultuous times, you are extremely fortunate to be employed? I cannot express to you enough how many very qualified and experienced people are not able to find work period, let alone in their areas of expertise, and many would give their right arm to be in your position. Keep everything in its proper perspective and glorify God in all you do!