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Most interviewers assume that the candidate is showing up having done a bit of preparation. They (hopefully!) have researched the company and understand the role they are applying for. Maybe they have been practicing some sample questions, such as “Why should we hire you?,” or “What can you offer to the company?” But what about when the interviewer throws out an unexpected question? Being put on the spot is the time when a candidate truly has to perform.  This also offers the interviewer a good opportunity to discern potential employees from applicants. Want to stay ahead of the game? Prepare to be asked these questions: interview questions

Most people would likely agree that success in getting a job is very much driven by skills in technology and the ability to competently use a computer. Experts predict that by 2022, computer literacy will be non-negotiable in 90% of jobs. With the array of tasks that computers can be used to complete, it’s hard to be skilled in every area. And when it comes to getting a job, it’s hard to know where to focus your efforts towards computer competency and what skills should be a top priority. We know exactly what employers are looking for when it comes to computer proficiency: skills

If you want to get ahead in your job, you have to stay ahead in every way, especially when it comes to learning and developing your skills. With the fast-paced changes in industries thanks to the ability of businesses to connect on a global scale, you can’t afford to fall behind on the latest trends, information, and technology when it comes to your career. Consider these advantages to staying up to date in your field and pursuing the proper further education: education

For many of us, we allow our career and success at work to dictate our level of confidence in ourselves. When we feel like we are accomplishing a great deal at work, being productive, meeting goals, and pushing sales targets, we have a boost in confidence and believe in ourselves more. On the other hand, however, present a series of work setbacks, projects that don’t go as planned, or failure to meet goals, and our confidence drops in response. It’s time to step up and take ownership of building your confidence, regardless of work outcomes, and use it to be what dictates how you feel in your job, not the other way around! confidence

There comes a time in everyone’s career where you start to see the dollar signs flashing in your head. Over time you may start performing tasks and find yourself thinking, “this is not worth what I am getting paid.” Or maybe you think to yourself, “I have done a really amazing job in my role for these last six months.” Whatever the case, when the thoughts start percolating and you’re ready to bring it up with your boss, chances are you’ll feel some level of intimidation by the process of asking for more money. When it comes to asking for a raise, there are a few good approaches you can take, and a couple that you should avoid. raise

Ah yes, the dreaded meeting. Whether it is because they run too long, the meeting chairperson takes over and doesn’t let anyone else speak, or you simply feel like the time is spent inefficiently, most of us have a major distaste for meetings. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be this way. Here’s the thing: if you shift your mentality around them, changing your mindset, and no longer viewing them as a dreaded meeting, you may end up realizing that they do matter. And when done right, meetings can have an incredible impact on you as a team player and the company as a whole. Here’s how to change your mind about meetings: meetings

No matter your job description, there will always be the need and opportunity for you to continue to grow your knowledge and skill base. Introducing: Continuing Education. While in some cases this means industry-specific skills and knowledge, such as going to conferences, attending seminars, or completing courses, it also means personal development. Persisting on your own journey to improve your overall skills and abilities to continue to perform at your best at work will pay dividends over even a relatively short period of time. Here are some areas that you can focus on to help you shine on the job! continuing education