Interview Questions: Finance Interview Brainteasers

Perhaps even more so than tough finance questions, brainteasers can unnerve the most icy-veined, well-prepared finance candidate. Even if you know the relationships between inflation, bond prices and interest rates like the back of a dollar bill, all your studying may not help you when your interviewer asks you how many ping pong balls fit

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Acing Guesstimates

The best approach for a guesstimate or brainteaser question is to think of a funnel. You begin by thinking broadly, then slowly drill down towards the answer. Let’s look at this approach in context. Referring to our sample question, you know that you are looking for how many ping-pong balls fit in a 747 airplane.

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A Closer Look at Behavior-Based Interviewing

Behavioral-based interviewing has been around for 25 years, but just recently the practice has been gaining momentum along with the ever-increasing demand for skilled and competent employees. Recruiting Trends introduced its readers to the idea of behavior-based interviewing and promised to take a second, more in-depth look at the success of the technique.

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Sort out who suits an online medium

In the course of planning PR activity, clients often ask ‘What is the value of online media? Is it as valuable as its print equivalents?’ The question is often phrased assuming there is some kind of intrinsic difference in value between one form of media and another. But this assumption misses the point about what

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How to spot the faker

It’s pointless filling a job that a candidate can’t do and won’t be able to keep. Likewise, an employer will not want to have to dismiss someone they have recently employed, and undergo expensive recruiting again.

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How to Write A Resume and Cover Letter

What is a Resume? A resume is a summary of a person’s business or professional qualifications, educational background and work experience for a particular position. The purpose of a resume is to market capabilities, qualifications and credentials to potential employers.

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Citrix to lay off 1,000 workers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Restructuring at Citrix Systems will result in the elimination of 1,000 full-time and contract positions, the Fort Lauderdale-headquartered company announced Tuesday. Citrix will spin off a group of its best-known technology tools and exit other businesses. The layoffs and other restructuring actions will take place in November and January, Citrix said.

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What To Wear To A Job Interview

If a job interview doesn’t cause you even the slightest amount of stress, check your pulse – you might not be human. Job interviews are at the top of the list of stress inducers, and the ups and downs of the interview process can kick your hormones into high gear. The best way to reduce

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University of Phoenix Graduates Earn More

According to the good folks over at the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, those who attend the for-profit University of Phoenix earn more than those who attend traditional, selective colleges. Well, sort of. This is potentially very important information. The University of Phoenix, like all for-profit colleges, is a career school; the point of

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In weak economy, some work two jobs

High unemployment makes it hard to moonlight in many states.   When David Clarke finishes the day at his job with the city of Phoenix, he often heads over to a local boutique hotel. But Clarke isn’t there to meet with friends or get a drink at the bar. Instead, he dons a uniform and

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Will a For-Profit Degree Get You a Job?

Even if it does, the benefit will likely be diminished by high student debt. Philosophy majors at liberal-arts colleges used to have the best claim to unemployable—or at least underemployable—futures. But students at for-profit colleges and universities are also finding that their degrees too often fail to translate into well-paying jobs. New data from the

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Arizona Jobs Requiring Some or No Experience

Fastest Growing and Most Common Job Openings   If you need a job, and you don’t have a lot of experience or a degree, here are the jobs that you are most likely to come across in Arizona, and in the greater Phoenix area in particular. These jobs may require work experience, or offer on-the-job

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