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Did Tuesday morning everybody I'm Lawrence -- at Cincinnati -- -- -- Twitter this is the job accelerator.
Tuesday's -- Wednesday on FBM live on at foxnews.com.
Live we have tons of -- in the financial world and -- job world to tell you about today.
To start -- really sour news from our small business owners this is the backbone of the US economy.
And according to recent survey by the an -- five feet they are really really in a bad mood and they don't plan to hire new workers are buying who equipment.
Because to stand out good for them if you look at this day today doesn't include the recent things -- that changes to the health care law.
And that small tax hike that innings and so that's one piece an infinite information for you.
And then to some better news there's apparently more job openings in the month of day according to.
Information from the Labor Department's that's good news on this -- day.
With more openings -- right now three and a half people if you could have a half a -- are applying for every one job opening as of may.
Says the government in more job news right now we have Rick Leventhal with Fox News.
From outside the Fox News Channel -- -- I learned so thousands of Americans have been out of work for more than a year and a half -- and they won't be able to get any more federal benefits state benefits.
Exactly what we're talking about here is that federal extended benefits program which gives out of work people up -- when he weeks.
Of extra pay but that's about to come to a close -- little complicate in my try.
And explain -- as best I can at the state average jobless rate.
Over the past three months is in higher than a similar period during the past three years then that states extended federal benefits.
Are no longer paid in other words of a state adds jobs like New Jersey did.
It's likely to lose federal help which means that tens of thousands of Americans who've been.
Collecting unemployment the longest in some cases up to 99 weeks are getting it anymore and that includes nearly 30000.
New Jersey residents who got their final checks.
Last Friday now Idaho is the only state left that still qualified for the extended federal -- It's critical clue there half a million Americans who were relying on it too.
I meet their basic needs him and there -- to basically feed their families.
Pay their rents and mortgages.
And Lauren as you probably know the longer that someone's out of work the more difficult it can be for that person to find a job.
They're more likely to have outdated skills the -- made -- up to speed is well.
I -- the fact they've been out of the job market that long lead some employers to question why.
Why haven't been able to find a job exactly and we're talking about a lot of people perhaps half a million people -- Total across the country that's right there are nearly 35 states that no longer qualify.
For this federal extended benefits program.
Because of the parameters of this program and again this program.
Does give benefits to out of work people for up to five months at a time.
These state that no longer qualify include -- with a very high unemployment.
Like Nevada Pennsylvania New York Delaware.
Even California -- unemployed workers can still collect.
Benefits we're up to seven.
And on December 20 ninth and that's the key if congress doesn't renew this energy -- gardens emergency unemployment compensation.
Within the jobless will be left.
But in this state benefits and of course that capped out and most states that point six.
-- -- Yet it is confusing but I guess -- story Eric -- that.
I you look at New Jersey where things seemed to be the good news is bad news -- right.
They're they're opening jobs are opening that I getting jobs than their cutting off aid for tons of other people it it's really -- situation the.
Because the unemployment rate is steady or has -- slightly down and that stayed in other states can't qualify for -- extended benefits and that means all the people who were on.
-- is a very long time but a year and a half.
Well they're going to be -- a lot.
Yes thanks so much -- for joining us that plus this fiscal -- hours slowly approaching.
At the end of the year definitely -- uncertainty for lots of people out there that's the buzz word I hate using it but uncertainty uncertainty uncertainty it is.
Right headings my left right now we have doctor woody.
Hey after -- -- so fortieth tips for people who are looking for jobs.
This -- -- -- -- -- -- on every week on Fox Business I talked about ways to ace the interview because that.
Is it a major opportunity and it should be your interview and he got to go into prepared so.
Although it sounds like a no brainer the first one is always preparation preparation preparation.
And not just preparing.
To speak to the position itself but you -- know the history of the company.
Their culture so you know how you fit in with them to do your research you do your homework on -- do it probably not just the position itself also look for press releases and anything that has been talked about them and trade magazines -- -- news that's going on with that right and seeing it seemed like here.
A follower of them well written very just knowledgeable and -- -- and and you feel like you're one of them and also preparation gives you confidence to I was so be able if you have that confidence going in and you feel it give a wide breadth of knowledge -- you feel about her.
OK another tip we have for acing the interview is speaking my language but is that.
This is particularly important if you're transitioning to a new industry or company that's unfamiliar to you because you want to make sure you -- -- -- the challenges.
Every industry in almost every business has their own lingo there owns -- their own jargon.
There -- abbreviations acronyms he got to make sure you understand what those are -- go in.
Kind of fumbling only bring something up you know what it means -- what you're saying.
So understand the language of that Anderson Anderson they're jargon -- would it mean see you're not asking what it is in the -- -- right.
That's a very good point especially in certain industries where it's all jargon and maybe the people in the end you don't realize that they think their own language right -- and you don't want them to have to think oh my god -- up to teach you all this you don't know the even the basic -- yeah.
So and we all but a little bit lines up -- with more qualified then you really are right.
I -- show differentiation.
Well that legendary marketing guru -- -- Reeves used to call it the unique selling proposition or the USP.
And I think this really applies to individuals when you're going out there on the market let's face it.
There are a lot of people in line behind you and in front of you for jobs right now.
-- got to make sure you find a way to step out or show how you're different.
On that and now that's an individual thing so I can't tell on on there's one way to do it it's not like dressing fancier looking funny -- generic.
Sitting here -- -- huge purple box or something like apple what you need to do is.
Show them that you have something unique it's different than the other people in line from like for example.
For me as a -- less -- a lot time in the management consulting industry most of those folks are MBAs -- business backgrounds untrained psychologist.
So -- difference here there was I understand the psychology of how people manage and lead.
And interact with each other that was always -- key differentiator for me that made me stand out so.
Find out what that is for you.
Okay yes good point something online -- -- and day.
Know your talking points yes you can explain.
Well as you note did you interview politicians all the time right and they come on ready with their talking points and -- probably drives you a little bit crazy.
But the -- is this is have a set of three to five.
Very specific examples of past experiences and anecdotes where you've been able there.
Get results -- and be rated share of those you're bragging rights that are understandable relate applause Pacific but they need to be so also adaptable so no matter what kind of question you with because let's face you get it with off the wall questions -- -- the weird stuff.
You wanna build -- -- that particular talking point -- -- the year and go you know what that question most closely relates talking point -- -- -- what I went out.
-- the size that into the question and make an answer politicians do all the time the ones that are really good.
Do it almost seem.
Yes so it's almost like I don't really know or have the best answer to what you just asked me but I can use all these facts that I have right and make that your answer yet and massage it -- because and make sure something that showcases a talented viewers that you -- -- get across right because is all about you getting across your value how do you answer my worst.
Question ever -- needs to yourself in five years I hate that question any so silly hadn't.
If your entry -- -- I want the entry level in five years from now has her I really doesn't matter here.
But then they're hiring you for that job they don't want to train you for no reason -- they want to think that you'll stay in that transition right.
And -- here's the thing.
The vast majority of individuals out there conducting interviews are not trained on how to conduct an interview I'm not professional editors like yourself.
They really don't know what they're doing -- and that's I think -- and an ice septa train people in conducting interviews -- thought that HR hiring managers.
And so you have to kind of expect the unexpected that's what you have to be prepared so again when someone asked you that question.
Know the company know what they're looking for and know what their pain points -- and say you know what I wanna be contributing to the mission going to make sure that I've advance in the company because -- Most of hiring managers do want someone that wants to move forward you know and they want someone will take more off their -- as they go with.
Demonstrate that you're -- -- GUS team like a ground nose like -- oh yes or do you wanna show some reservations that certain things have.
-- 100% saying I don't you don't -- -- be a brown desert that's for sure because people don't like that either I think what you wanna make sure you do.
-- you understand what they need in this is why go to that point of feeling their pain.
What do they need.
Then what is it that you can do to deliver on that need.
Every hiring manager wants someone to make their life easier.
We're not hard that's the point your fifth point feel their -- yes find out ways for you can say I can be beneficial to you because like you -- the NCNB -- don't be afraid to ask what are your big challenges yes what is it that you fear most what is it that's causing you the most -- what's ailing you.
And -- -- -- the medicine for.
Also -- to -- thank you five amazing tips to ace that interview that we certainly do hope you get.
Here's your article five tips.
And we have the chatters.
DSL is senior says hate to say it is but the moment you walk into the interview the interviewer know if you -- the one getting that job.
If you do -- bite you now.
On there and -- maybe I don't know I don't know I don't it is bright yellow jacket get me jobless without interview -- this is crazy lady but matching shoes -- -- Depends on where you're -- -- -- -- We're talking about in the next couple of its members -- -- the remember he has seen us and we're always welcome fine line I definitely think you so much for coming on.
Okay we're going straight to Lila right now -- joining us time and Yahoo! shine here in Boston thank you so much Atlanta -- they sent cracked for -- It's -- actually.
I left Gary you're as senior editor like I say -- shine and here to hunt.
I tease this story's still many times he's bizarre -- crazy I can't believe you just asked me that question.
That is so right now aren't they a major companies.
Are actually saying that they've asked employees -- -- I'm mr.
-- -- -- -- -- you threw -- right.
At speculate how -- are there on a quarter low low below what -- you -- -- -- -- -- -- that.
These are all questions that are there to judge how well you can think on your feet and how well you can think outside the box.
There -- -- figuring out but this one has an easy answer there a 119 ridges around the edges of a quarter.
But -- only to riches that go all the way around one on the front one on the back.
OK I get it right -- -- AT&T.
If you weren't any superhero who would you eat wood if you don't mind read comic books.
Other you could probably call tonight even if you're not a big comic book fan and they had a chance to you kind of personified some of your best attributes.
So think about the job -- -- for if they want a leader and go for Superman.
If they want a tech guy who can kind of figure out any problem iron -- a good choice on the wonder wonder if you're -- female is always a good superhero the name.
And if they're looking for someone is really flexible DC comics elastic man or is it plastic man.
I've -- one who can stretch and fit any situation is eager to show humor in a situation like that.
So it's a good chance to show your personality I mean these are the people who you're hoping to work with and work for so it's a good chance for them to see.
See the million and a professional setting and end of -- question like that's a good -- to show off -- sense of humor and they have up this plan Capital One they asked on a scale of one to five how weird are you mean.
That this is a place to heads.
You want to be above average but you wanna give yourself room to ground I say this is also good chance to stand because -- can be a positive thing.
So -- scale of one to five I would put myself at a four you're above average but you're not as weird as the -- person out there okay Aaron how about this one.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- With no light.
You need matching socks for your interview and you have -- grey lines and twenty by black sacs what are the chances you look at.
A matching pair.
This is actually one of my favorite questions.
About the great to get -- a -- -- a great chance to think outside the box.
-- you can do the math that they did that kind of thing I'm not good -- that kind of thing so the best answer is grabbing three socks and take them into a room with a light ball.
Two of them will match.
I love it it's Smart I get it I feel like -- being -- for the SAT eight it's just and it is immaculate and I can see many people sweating myself included on that.
I would just let -- -- -- black or gray sucks because I wouldn't you -- a lot of companies that asking these questions that companies asking these questions are generally hiring analysts.
-- I have a lot of weird data they're generally hiring problem solvers -- need to figure out solutions to problems that haven't been solved before.
So these are all questions that let them gauge how well you can do that hit an all brilliant mind ahead.
-- -- -- -- remind them it's totally different now than it was ten years ago.
Ten years ago there -- a ton of jobs and very few applicants now there are a ton of applicants and very few jobs right so that they can ask.
Pretty much anything they want to -- within reason and within the law.
To figure out whether you're the best fit for their company yet really -- -- an update as of about an hour ago from bank 3.5.
People applying for every one.
-- although sometimes it feels right.
But more than that are right some tough Internet question right now the real tough -- if you think the -- -- -- -- tough enough.
Why hire you very -- Very easy and open ended question -- we get a whenever one gets that question not to comment on why should I hire you.
This question where they're trying to see whether you've done your research whether you've checked out the company -- the position.
-- -- -- at the beginning of the interview they're trying to see how prepared you are whether you can offer what they are looking for.
-- it's more often that this comes at the end of the interviews took the test to see how well you've been listening.
Have you have you asked to be questions and figured out exactly what they want from the job -- so take those keywords that you heard and this is where you turn them out.
This is where you keep that to them what they say they want.
What about your greatest -- how do you answer that question.
Well don't use fake weaknesses like I worked too hard -- I'm just too good at what I do and don't bring up personal flaws.
This is a chance to say something that you've been working on to improve like your communication skills.
You can say I'm always looking for ways to challenge myself you can -- always looking for ways.
To become a better presents -- at meetings.
So it's a way to it to take something that you're working on and show them that you are actually working on it.
Now this a tough question and this is a created 12 what three historical figures would you invite to dinner and watch.
That that's another one of my favorites there's no right answer so this is one where you can sit back a little and not focus on right vs wrong.
It's a chance to do -- to talk about the things that are -- -- TU.
It's a chance also show you -- your understanding and your curiosity about the company and industry.
You can name the company's founder you can name Abraham Lincoln you can name Iron Man.
But it it's a chance for the interviewer to see what some of -- other interests are and how you how you.
Yet you have to think quickly and your feet for that one especially if they want to add some Dario on the historical figures okay what -- at calorie requirements this they -- because.
In the end you don't want to say number two hi could simulate what really need the job is sacked and turn them off but then again you don't let alone by yourself -- exactly well you you don't wanna priced yourself out of a job and you don't wanna sell yourself short.
The best thing to do is to get them to tip their -- You can say that that you are aware of the industry standard but each company is different and you are wondering what what value they place on the job how much do they think the job as works.
And then you're giving them and -- -- right back.
Susan -- isn't really quest it's kind that -- if pressed to name -- your last salary on the don't I mean don't.
-- it don't give them a number that's far above what you -- before because that's really easy to check in -- it's.
It's really something that if you if you can negotiate -- after they've made you an offer you're in a stronger position to negotiate understand okay and then last question.
And we were just talking about this doctor -- before I hate this question on any and every job interview I've ever.
Not been on I've been asked where do you see yourself in five years.
Old that is such a tough one I -- that once you.
But and then it depends on the job your applied for if your find for the job as CEO of C wanna be there in five years if they -- for.
A secretarial position -- -- that's not what -- looking to be in five years.
I think the best thing to say is that you've been fortunate you that you are always looking for on the positions that allow you to learn and grow.
And you hope that the next one you get will allow you to continue to contribute to the company.
And to advance to position where you can do the most good for the company in the industry.
And if it's an entry level job.
Something Monte Dei and that's up for a little -- so they're not training you for no reason and should you kind of -- you know.
Stress the fact that I wanna stay here learn as much as I can and then when I'm ready taking them to the next level.
Exactly that's part of saying you want to continue to contribute to the company.
But no one wants to stay in an entry level position for titles and what they're training he and five -- is no longer just a little bit of time.
My parents' generation it totally was yet it now it's people change jobs multiple times in that time frame.
So instead they they are training you that they do want to make an investment in the -- none you want to show them how that investment will pay off because you'll advance through the company.
-- Alfonse senior editor Yahoo! shine thank you so much for coming nine we're gonna -- -- your article right now.
That you can find here links for having me that was really laid out is really fun I hope I don't have a funny interview anytime soon if I didn't know -- I will be prepared -- You'll be all set thanks for having -- line.
They he's so much -- Okay pet I -- -- miles.
Are you there.
Hi Heather how I say your last name I -- to say correctly.
It's Kyle Kyle okay with -- and you're the founder and CEO path bright which is a real meat company can he tells a little bit about half break.
If -- digital portfolio technology that lets people show holistic -- All of their capabilities and -- actually be evidence of their skills.
Two potential employer so if you haven't -- you basically put a picture of your diploma on the web site.
We actually can embed secure copies of diplomas PD yes we -- our un tampered with.
So you can use that kind of hard secure copies of evidence of your achievements.
Can even embed test scores.
And you can also in bed then more qualitative evidence of work product you've actually deliver such as articles you've written.
Perhaps video clips of training -- delivered.
To maybe a sales team or what have you so any digitize.
Artifacts or evidence of your achievements you can put into a portfolio.
Gives it a holistic.
-- for you to showcase and who is seizing -- us.
Who's using I was so we have right we have a lot of college students right now using our portfolios.
And where in many different universities.
And these students are.
Taking all the evidence of what they've learned both in the classroom and an after school jobs and other places and showing their capabilities.
Offered to employers.
OK so employers are actually.
The hat and my question is how does it work.
-- a -- to get this information to an employer or did they say hey updating our site which is united -- -- So we can go either way so first the -- you can start by creating a path right portfolio.
And you can start to add content it's very easy when you go online yet for the -- portfolio up the bank and and you add content and you pull it in from your hard drive.
From many different locations.
Could be from Google docs could be from your FaceBook account could be from many different places for example with Stanford.
You can actually select transcripts.
And pull the men from your Stamford accounts.
We have an integration with them and you can bet your diplomas or your transcript OK so -- stamp I'm grad goes to apply to -- FaceBook.
Had as FaceBook know about the profile.
So -- -- they would respond to.
The job description.
They would be able to email the portfolio directly to my -- -- manager at the HR person well and then then also get.
They can also they can also post their portfolios on their Linkedin account and then on to their FaceBook account.
Or even -- their portfolios out.
Yet it -- just think he's really say make sure -- -- comes to life you have this one page so -- tell us about yourself and your company is a way to show us.
Really visually everything that you've done and you know could be good for -- -- players to may be the fact checking.
Hard of of -- -- -- is reduced because it's like well she said these were -- test scores and yet there they are.
You know well and that's it it's it's really designed would be -- value later the employer in mind.
Because what you're able to do is.
At one sitting see all the evidence of what this person has really done.
And you can actually see the evidence of their work.
Without having to track down different pieces from different locations.
Right -- you can see test scores you can see sample code they've written there an engineer software engineer.
You can -- sample.
Writing you can see how they present to a group how they interface with -- really any kind of evidence and -- can look at it all one in one location.
Are you from -- because got -- I'm from LA originally but I've been in the Bay Area for last twenty years so this is home right and in our offices located here in San Francisco.
Yen makes sense the tech capital of the world making resonating very high tech think you so much for coming on the -- show.
Pat great dining commons that -- your web sites -- great idea for kind of bringing your resume -- life and and showing future player.
We -- are so thank you for sharing that with us Heather isles think summit -- an -- down to any list right now who is chatting.
On our live chat I see no problem with an online.
Resonate get your information out there -- more people to see but it also causes a greater need for truth with transparency.
Yes of course -- you everybody for joining us on his job accelerator there -- some really key points they hoped they help it here.
If you're working to get a new job or -- get a job at all those draw a lot of points that we should be digesting in just makes things that have a job.
-- you -- you know where the future of the job market lives so that's it for this business half hour on at foxnews.com month it's jobs Tuesday.
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