Tag Archive: questions

Q: How do you answer the question, “Tell me something about yourself?”

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This is a question from one of readers, Carlos. Here is an extended version of his question: Q: I am asking you if you could point out some good and straight tips in answering interview questions like, “Tell me something about yourself?” Don’t you think it’s a very vague question and most HRs ask the…

Q: Is it okay to reschedule a job interview set a week ago?

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A: This is a question from Cathy. Being asked to be interviewed is a special opportunity that not everyone can have.You should therefore give such invitations top priority. Asking for a reschedule is something you should try to absolutely avoid. Most employers and their recruitment personnel are very busy people and sometimes they follow a…

Q: Is it ok to work for 3 months and then leave?

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A: This is a question from one of our readers, RR. If you’re asking if its okay to resign, the simple answer is that no one can stop you if you want to go. Although employers can appeal to you to stay, any probationary or regular employee has the right to resign from a job…

Q: Why do some employers require graduates of 4-year courses for positions like secretary, cashier and other similar positions?

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A: Here is another question from one of our readers. Employers usually require college graduates for these seemingly simple or routine jobs because they may feel that college graduates have an edge when it comes to certain desirable qualities such as intelligence, maturity, initiative, experience, etc. Since many companies cannot carefully supervise their employees, they…

Q: Why do lots of companies not hire single parents?

A: This is a question from one of our readers, Relena. First of all, technically speaking, it is against the law for employers to discriminate against applicants or employees based on civil status, gender, etc. Most of the time though, no one complains, minds or makes an effort to enforce the law. Moreover, there is…

Q: Does being married hinder my chances of work?

A: Thank you Jen for this question. If I am not mistaken, Art. 136 prohibits employers from making a woman’s civil status a condition of employment. Even if there was no law, the spirit of justice and fairness should give equal opportunity to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, civil status and gender. In…

Q: What do you say when an interviewer asks you about your expected salary?

A: The idea for this question came from one of our readers, Neil. Interviewers may ask about your expected salary because they may want to know if you will be contented with what the company can offer. If you have considerable working experience, they may also want to know if they can afford you. Applicants…

Q: What if a company contacts you for an exam/interview but you were unable to take the message, would it be possible to ask for a reconsideration?

A: This is a question from one of our readers, Carla. These days, if you miss a job appointment and still wish to pursue your application, you will not lose anything if you choose to send an apology and ask for a reconsideration. Even if you no longer wish to apply, you would be showing…

Q: How do call centers pick their employees?

A: This is a question from Rhodney, another one of our readers. The question was originally posted on a job hunting tip article. Although an answer was already sent to Rhodney, some readers might also want to know the answer to this question. Call centers are just like other companies when it comes to recruitment…

Q: I did not receive an acknowledgement receipt from an employer after sending an application through e-mail. How do I know that my application really got through?

A: This was a question originally posted on the chat box at the side bar by a reader named Gian. I believe though that this is a very common question and therefore deserves a clearer response. First of all, it is crucial to understand that many companies, especially small ones do not send out acknowledgement…