Try to evaluate how well you deal with stress, like if someone were to get "nose-to-nose" with you in an argument. Also, it might be actually better to play the peacemaker role if you are to get involved, rather to take sides, which leads to many other problems.
About a week, no more than two.
If an interviewer ask you "why do you want this job?" just simply state why you applied there in the first place. Let them know that you are looking for somewhere that there is room to move up in the company, you want to heighten your skills and broaden your horizons. Or tell him like "To my knowledge this company will provide the best platform for my future to develop my personality as well as my managerial skill."
Unless it's your culture and you haven't met the man or you've met this person online, then they should know you well enough and be able to make their own conclusions as to your personality. I am going to base my post on the fact that neither of you have met with exception to possible letters, email messages or phone calls. While we must be honest with ourselves as to our strong/weak points we all have a couple of good points we can rely on. If you think you are pretty then say so, but more important honesty, loyalty and being trustworthy are extremely important. A good sense of humor never hurts as well. Only you know what you are about. Don't be hard on yourself and start seeing those fine points in your personality. What women can think are their downsides often are upsides to men. For instance, a girl may have freckles on her face and she hates them so much she tries to cover them up, but, her boyfriend or husband thinks she's the cutest girl he's ever seen. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Good luck Marcy
No, they can't, though it's usually assumed you refuse contact due to some adverse situation at your previous workplace. Still, that may be better than having to explain a truly adverse situation. If it's being fired, it's hard to admit in an interview but it's perfectly normal in the course of one's work life. Everyone has lost a job now and then. What your new or prospective employer will be concerned with is what you learned from the experience and how you've changed your work habits.
The majority of states have exceptions to laws that regulate what private employers may or may not to in connection with the hiring of employees. Basically the only thing they may not legally do is discriminate against an applicant petaining to the person's race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and so forth. And even many of those issues can generally be gotten around depending upon the nature of the job for which the person is applying.So even though the employee does not want former employers contacted and that is still done, the legality of it is pretty much on the side of the employer.Because of the new security laws and guidelines, citizens are having and will continue to have difficulty in successfully invoking the protection EEOC and other such laws.