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Brainstorm-Business Ideas/Resources

Posted by Mark Salinas on November 8, 2009

Jobs are scarce, the unemployment rate has hit a 26 year high at over 10%. Do you continue to wait it out plugging away at your current position, maybe you are unemployed?  Other options could include breaking into your own business either part time or full time.

BrainstormSome useful resources and business ideas to get the mind thinking:

Master List of  Home Business Ideas

Business Ideas on a Budget

200 Ways to Start Your Own Business

Did something catch your eye? Start the brainstorming! Keep moving forward!

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Interviewing is your opportunity!

Posted by Mark Salinas on November 4, 2008

Although most people dread them, job interview questions are a chance to shine! They are your greatest opportunity to show to the interviewer that you are the best person for the job!

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The key is to give better answers than other candidates. Try this:

(1) Anticipate likely questions.

(2) Develop fantastic answers.

(3) Practice, practice, practice!

Be enthusiastic and confident when responding to questions. Don’t rush your answers, don’t ramble on and on, either. Try to, um, avoid, like, using unnecessary words, right? And um, repeating yourself or, like, annoying phrases, you know?

A good technique is to write out your answers to the questions you anticipate, then edit them to make them more concise. Then practice your polished answers out loud, over and over. If you can have someone help you do a “mock interview,” that would be the best way to do this.

Most questions will relate either to your ability to do the job or to the type of employee you will be. Here’s one that is very commonly used to help the interviewer learn about both:

A little bit of common sense and practice will go a long way!

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