If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and trapped in a blender, how would you get out? That might sound like a ridiculous question, but to a job candidate-at least one reportedly applying for a job at Goldman Sachs-it might actually be an important one. Glassdoor, a job-posting and community site for job-seekers, has compiled a list of the oddest interview questions of 2010, and that zinger-reportedly from Goldman-wins the number one slot. "Interviews can be an extremely nerve wracking experience, and by shedding light on the process we hope to give job seekers a leg up in their next interview," says Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor.
In part 1 of this series we identified and discussed the impact of major trends and 21st behaviors (related to social media) on the hiring process. Part 2 will take a more specific look at the ten clues....Are you heavily relying on job posts on monstrous job boards or paid advertising? Many companies today still garner most of their interested (not necessarily qualified) candidates by advertising (i.e. paid job posts, online ads, and online sponsorships). This is mostly a passive waiting game in which companies toggle between relevance and speed as contemplated below.
In the week ended May 14, 409,000 Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits, the Labor Department said Thursday. That marked a decline of 29,000 from the 438,000 initial claims filed the week before, and was an even lower level than the 420,000 claims economists had expected for the week. The number of initial claims has fallen sharply for two straight weeks, after one-time adjustments related to schools on spring break severely distorted the number. Since then, initial claims have retraced those steep gains, falling back to levels they were at about a month ago.
The Massachusetts economy continued to show surprising strength as the state unemployment rate hit a two-year low in April and employers added nearly 20,000 new jobs, officials reported yesterday. The April jobless rate was 7.8 percent, down from 8 percent in March, according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Unemployment here remains well below the national average of 8.8 percent.
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