What You Can Learn from the Toughest Interview Questions in the Country

Companies know that if you ask the same questions as everyone else, you get the same level of talent as everyone else.  If you really want to separate the employees who are merely good from the ones who can truly excel at their position, you should ask questions that make candidates actually think and reveal their true selves.   The top companies in the industry have mastered how to grab the most talented individuals using unique questions.  Here’s what you can learn:  

Neilson Company

How many bottles of beer are drank in the city over the week? What You Can Learn If you job involves working with numbers, employers are going to want to know that you can make thoughtful estimations on the fly and break a problem down easy-to-understand parts. Obviously, candidates aren’t expected to give a precise answer to this question.  Rather, they are expected to make reasonable estimates based upon the population of the city, the...
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Five Critical Steps to Achieving Career Success

We've all heard the saying, “Do what you love, and the money will follow.” It’s an uplifting thought, and certainly one that I’ve sought comfort in during some less-prosperous (though emotionally rewarding) moments in my career. But at the end of the day, it’s just not that easy.   In today’s job market, success comes to those who identify what they want and go after it wholeheartedly and with unwavering determination. They are the doers, the non-complainers, the change makers, the hard workers, the opportunists, the innately proactive and the consistently positive. In a word, they are the best.   The reality is that in order to succeed, you have to become the best. In whatever it is that you do, you must work as hard as you can to be the best if you want to achieve career success. And THEN the money will follow.   This was the subject of a recent talk at Grossmont College, during wh...
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Want to Fast Track Your Career? Our 2012 Rookie of the Year Will Show You How It’s Done

We are proud to award Sabrina Grigorian from our San Diego team as PROVEN’s first-ever Rookie of the Year! Beyond earning this award by the numbers, Sabrina has exemplified WORK. LIFE. ELEVATED. through her dedication to her candidates, her clients, and her team. Sabrina has propelled her career through consistent professionalism and work excellence, and never without a smile.   With a mere 18 months of experience under her belt, Sabrina is a model for recent grads – and professionals of all levels – seeking to fast track their careers through work ethic and determination. Here’s her advice for job seekers and new hires looking to elevate their own career opportunities:   What does WORK. LIFE. ELEVATED. mean to you? To me, feeling ELEVATED comes from a combination of working hard, enjoying working hard, and being surrounded by that same energy. It’s beyond just seeing success and more so a result of leaving everyday knowing I di...
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