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Comoto on twitter – see our tweets here on the website or on @comotocom or from our CEO at @comoto

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Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private).

Comoto Tweets 1-1-2013

Comoto on twitter – see our tweets here on the website or on @comotocom or from our CEO at @comoto

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV or Resume and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV / Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your Resume and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV or Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

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Tweets 28-12-2012

By Anthony Rostron

Comoto on twitter – see our tweets here on the website or on @comotocom or from our CEO at @comoto

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV or Resume and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first CV / Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your Resume and finally export to your favorite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV or Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

Comoto Tweets 28-12-2012

Tweets 28-12-2012

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Comoto on twitter – see our tweets here on the website or on @comotocom or from our CEO at @comoto

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV or Resume and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first CV / Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your Resume and finally export to your favorite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV or Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

Season Greetings from Comoto

As the holidays are approaching and 2012 comes to a close, I want to thank you for being a part of Comoto. The Comoto team would also like to wish you Happy Holidays and use this opportunity to show you a glimpse of the new version of Comoto that will be launched shortly.

First, I would personally also like to say thanks for all the positive feed backs we receive every day and especially the many suggestions received from all of you – mails ensuring us that there is a strong need for and interest in a CV manager helping and guiding you in creating your CVs/Resumes – and I am sure you will see that many of the suggestions have been added to the new version that we are proud to show you in this and the following newsletters. By the way – if you would like to become a beta tester please email me.

Looking back, it is only a few weeks ago we celebrated our 100 weeks anniversary of the launch of Comoto and we want to celebrate this not only with the new CV Manager application shown below but also with a new look and feel on our main website which in the future will be divided in two different areas – one area for people interested in freely downloadable CV Templates and one area for guidance and help in using our Comoto CV/Resume manager to for you to get the optimal CVs/Resumes.

As we strongly believe that a CV/Resume is not something done once but it is actually an on-going process that should be a planned and managed and we also believe that you should get a new job based on a full well constructed CV/Resume and not just a short profile – we have done our best to ensure that you can easily build multiple intelligent linked full CVs that are easy to manage for each relevant job process. We have spent a lot of time working on how to help you in this process and also how we can guide and help you as much as possible in this process.

In the future we will be using the labels CREATE, OPTIMIZE and MANAGE to ensure you will be guided much better in the process of creation and the handling of your CVs/Resumes.

To make the creation of CV/Resumes even easier for you, we have also added a unique import feature on top of the LinkedIn and Europass import features. But will be able to read much more on this new Import feature in a later Newsletter.

As our CREATE, OPTIMIZE and MANAGE process will ensure you much better CV/Resumes it is of great importance that you can start effectively using your CV/Resumes. This feature we call SHARE – we have and will continue to make it much easier for you to use your CVs/Resumes and keep not only yourself but also the receivers of your CV/Resumes updated. How we can do this is still a secret for a couple of weeks, but look forward to this exciting new feature!

Words or labels does not do it on their own – as mentioned we have been analysing the use of our application and have spent a lot of time improving the help and guidance features.

You will receive extended help functions when you enter a new feature and detailed help as well as mouse over texts, hints and even on page examples when entering a page for the first time. We will also be sending you suggestions for your best next step in your process of getting the optimal CVs/Resumes – but remember that on Comoto you can always decide if you want our guidance or not.

As mentioned above words does not do it on their own – the same saying can be used for your CVs/Resumes – looks and first impressions also matters – therefore, we have reworked our Templates completely, which assures you the highest possible level of freedom and flexibility working with our Templates.

We have made it possible to make a live preview based on your own CV Data Set, before you make it into a file that you want to share with other people, and you can even see them with a lot of interesting CV/Resume examples that we made for you in the new version.

Behind this change is actually a collection of new technologies which makes the Templates much more dynamic and also editable. You can in the new version use a Template as it is or make it your own by changing for instance colour schemes, font types as well as other details. Your own Template can then be used on all CVs/Resumes you have in the application or you can make one Template for each CV/Resume you have.
If that is not enough and you want more flexibility you can now EDIT your final CVs/Resumes in Comoto. More info on this exciting new feature will follow in in one of the coming newsletters.

I hope this has shown you a glimpse of the exiting new things that will happen with Comoto and we are looking forward to an even more exciting 2013 helping you CREATE, OPTIMIZE, MANAGE and SHARE your CVs/Resumes.

Seasonal Greetings and best wishes for the new year from

Kren, Ceo of Comoto and The Comoto Team

The last CV you ever need…

The problem that started it allyou need your last CV
Need of your last CV – Do you know the situation, where you want to apply for a job and you look at a confusing pile of different CV versions, online profiles and old paper applications? None of them fully updated and none of them fit for this particular job? And you simply have no clue where to get started ? Yes, it happened to us to. And that’s why we started to dream of my CV for Life, the last CV you will ever need to fill in.

The very core in our solution – the Comoto CV Manager

Our latest step in fulfilling this dream is Comoto – a one stop CV application, the central place were you can create, manage and distribute your CV, upload all your relevant documents and even import online profiles e.g. from LinkedIn or export your CV in numerous ways. This is how we ensure that the right people have the right information at the right time to make the right decisions that influence your life. Or maybe just help you create a good CV.

Comoto is the CV engine behind a couple of specialized online communities for different industries. Building specialized communities, proposing CV templates tailored to the industry specific skills. Our first community is Comozap, a career tool for SAP professionals.

You can read more about the special features for Comozap at www.comozap.com

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

Create your CV Fast and Easy – 30 seconds CV

Create your CV fast and easy – 30 seconds CV

30 seconds cvWith Comoto you can create your CV within seconds. It only takes 30 seconds to build a new CV – 30 seconds CV – when importing from your LinkedIn profile (or Europass).

And only a few minutes to make a CV from scratch when cutting and pasting from any exisiting CV. Alternatively key in from scratch.

Once you have created a CV you can share, export, copy, clone and share it with everybody or whom you like (by sharing a password (per CV).

We are constantly adding new features to Comoto so please follow our RSS feeds or signup for our Newsletter here.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

11 steps to a successful CV

11 steps to a successful CV

Your CV is like a showroom; it should display your qualification to recruiter or head-hunters as they skim your CV. How do you make them choose your CV? And how do the recruiters / head-hunters turn a pile of CV into just a few CV’s, including yours?

Follow these eleven simple tips to ensure your CV is among the few left when the recruiter goes back to his customer and says “I just found the perfect match!”

1. Find the type of CV wanted

The first thing you should do is to find out what form and style the company wants for the CV or what form and style is normally used in your line of work. Is it a two-pager, is it chronological? If you don’t know, then just call the recruiter and he/she will happily guide you.

2. Keep it concise

Your CV should be short and to the point, leave out unnecessary filling. Recruiters don’t want to spend a lot of time on reviewing a long CV – if you send them an encyclopaedic drilldown of your life to date, they won’t find the information they want. Keep it short and to the point and save the details for the interview.

3. Target your CV to the job

Take the time necessary to adapt your CV to each position you apply for. Get some background information on company and use the keywords in the job ad to find out which skills you should use and which you should leave out.

4. Personal statement

Tie your experience and work history to the vacant position so that the recruiter / head-hunter can see the connection between why he should choose you. This is best done with a brief personal statement to be sure the recruiter / head-hunter sees the connection.

5. Leave out gaps

Recruiters’ don’t like gaps – if they spot a gap they will either dig deeper to find out what is this al about (more work for them) or they will just go on to the next in the pile of interesting CV’s. If you have a gap, make a positive thing out of it, give them extra experience or another twist on the gap.

6. CV must be up-to-date

Be sure that your CV is always up-to-date, especially if it is an online CV it must always be up-to-date. Regardless of whether you’re actively job seeking, every time you gain some experience or otherwise have information for your CV, make the changes right away.

7. No mistakes and misspellings in your CV

Don’t let the recruiter / head-hunter dismiss your CV just because you made a mistake or misspelled something. Many recruiters / head-hunters see these types of mistakes as severe. They say “If you can’t even spell right or made stupid mistakes, you probably haven’t even read the CV after you wrote it.” Use a spellchecker on the text and have someone you trust, proofread it to get a second opinion.

8. Only the truth and nothing but the truth

Never ever tell a lie in your CV as many recruiters / head-hunter use references and their network to check the facts of your CV. If you tell a lie and it is discovered afterwards it is a reason to dismiss you and nobody wants that. Many times any inconsistencies are also discovered in the job by a simple Google search or at the interview and there it will be probed if they find any “lies”.

9. Remember numbers and facts

If you can – it is always a good idea to back up your achievements with numbers. Writing your work experience and achievements, don’t just tell the recruiter you increased profit; show them how much: EBIT increased 78% over 2 years, with a growth rate of sales on 30% over the same period.

10. Layout / design matters

Use a CV template that is in line with your profile. Marketing people can make something very chick and creative, but please if you are an accountant please choose a CV template that signals the right things. It all depends on the sector and what is normal, don’t use the design to make you standout in a negative manner.

11. Remember to use sector specific keywords

Today CV’s are many times online profiles, or CV’s that will be put into a recruiter / head-hunter internal IT systems for indexing and searching capabilities. These systems make use of keywords to search for, just like Google like specific keywords recruiters do so to. Make the keywords 100% aligned with the vacant position and also have some extra in there that can be the extra something to make you stand out from the crowd.

CV Checklist – better safe than sorry

CV checklist

This is a CV checklist to be sure that the right information is in your CV. Certain types of information must be included to give you the best possible chance, getting through to the important interview. A lot of recruiters / head-hunters are increasingly using online CV databases to search for potential candidates; including the right type of information will guide them to your profile. Below you can see a checklist you can use to be sure that you are in the game to get the job of your dreams.

Personal data

This is the standard data about you as a person; name, address, phone numbers, email address and soon. You might also wish to include details about your nationality, age and driving licence, it all depends what country you live in, for instance in the UK it is not advised to write ones age, due to age discrimination.

Education

Include information about your education, this includes your education but also if you have had some courses or seminars of an educational nature. Specific skills IT knowledge, languages skills and try to state which level it is on (basic, intermediate or advanced level). You should also include keywords used in the job ad for the position your interested in because recruiters will use keywords these to filter CV when searching in databases.

Work experience

You should list your work experience in reverse chronological order with the most recent most recent experience first. Use keywords to describe your experience, do it in a positive languages, using the right keywords for that sector and finally highlight your key achievements.

Skills

A section on your major skills can be used in some areas, these skills are skills acquired through you work experience and will typically be skills where you have achieved good results ore skills that you want to use in the future. The idea here is to show what you have learned in your work. Education is one thing, but the skills acquired when working is also extremely important.

References

It should not be necessary to have all the details on your referees in your CV, but you should state the basic information and that details are available on request. If you already have asked a former colleague if he would like to be a referee for you, then you can disclose his details, but if not always remember to get the permission to use them prior to handling over the contact information.

Hobbies

You should persuade the recruiter / head-hunter with your skills, experience and education. But sometimes it can be a good thing to show the recruiter / head-hunter that there are other things in life than work. Being a “whole” person resting in yourself can be achieved by disclosing your Hobbies or other interests. It gives a more complete rounded picture of a candidate.

This is just meant to be a mere idea of a checklist, sometimes regional practises or special rules in a special sector can apply, in that case use your common sense and use this list as a guideline and use your own checklist as well.


CEFR compared to North American language proficiency standards

CEFR compared to North American language proficiency standards

Comoto uses the European CEFR standard in language proficiency. Having more and more users from North America we are looking at the possibility to have more than CEFR as the language proficiency scale in our CV application. Until we have finished that project we have found the table below to clarify for the users the major differences in the different proficiency standards out there.

The following table establishes equivalences between the CEFR and some North American standards.

The standards compared are:

  1. The CEFR itself
  2. Interagency Language Roundtable Scale (ILR, United States)
  3. American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines (ACTFL)
  4. New Brunswick Oral Proficiency Scale (NB OPS, English and French only)
  5. Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB, English and French only)
  6. Public Service Commission of Canada Second Official Language Proficiency Levels (PSC, English and French only)
CEFR ILR ACTFL NB OPS CLB PSC
A1 0/0+/1 Novice (Low/Mid/High) Unrated/0+/1 1/2 A
A2 1+ Intermediate (Low/Mid/High) 1+/2 3/4 B
B1 2 Advanced Low 2+ 5/6 C
B2 2+ Advanced Mid 3 7/8
C1 3/3+ Advanced High 3+ 9/10
C2 4 Superior 4 11/12
4+/5

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

Do you need a fast CV or the right CV?

Do you need a fast CV or the right CV?

Need a fast CV now or a well considered and specific targeted for that one particular job you want! – by the way this is what we call a Comoto CV clone.

Seeking a new job is not just about sending the usual and standard CV you made ages ago – most of the time it requires an evaluation and maybe a Curriculum Vitae created/build especially for that particular job opening.

Sometimes you just need a fast CV, here and now because you have been contacted by a recruiter or found a job opening through your network – with Comoto it is a matter of seconds to send one of your CV’s (and if you don’t have one yet you can import it from LinkedIn or Europass in less than 32 seconds our latest tests shows).

But as mentioned most of the time you have enough time to consider and prepare the optimal strategy for the application and accompanying CV – what is important for you in the job, why are you the perfect candidate, which are the skills needed, which are the skills to emphasise – are some of the questions to ask yourself. Use an existing Comoto CV to create a clone (our word for a copy as you copy sorry clone everything – not just the text but also the structure, etc.) change and add to ensure all the considerations you have made in advance are covered – save and test several templates – which designs fits you and the situations best (if none send us your ideas) – before you pick the optimal one.

Comoto CV Funny Friday: Worst Job Interview ever….

Comoto CV Funny Friday: Worst Job Interview ever…..

Comoto CV Funny Friday: Did you ever think about what can go wrong in a Job Interview, have a look at this interview, this must be one of the worst Job Interviews. Well, this video from Monty Python golden era with John Cleese should get a smile on all faces…

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP0sqRMzkwo

Have a Funny Friday and nice weekend, and until next week we hope for the best.

The Comoto Team

 

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV or Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV or Resume and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV or Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s or multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a CV or Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.


Comoto CV Funny Friday: Office War is taking over

Comoto CV Funny Friday: Office War is taking over

Comoto CV Funny Friday: Office War is taking over: Watch out when annoying you colleagues, you might end up in an Office War. This has to be the most extreme and best organized Office War ever seen out there.

Have a look for yourself:

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVKnF26qFFM

I don’t hope they put these “Office endeavors” in their Resume or CV, if they do i don’t really know what to place it under Education, Experience, Hobbies or where should it be placed.

Have a Funny Friday and nice weekend, and until next week we hope for the best.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV or Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV or Resume and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV or Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s or multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a CV or Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.


Comoto CV Funny Friday: Terry Tate Office linebacker

Comoto CV Funny Friday: Terry Tate Office linebacker

Comoto CV Funny Friday: Watch out when annoying your colleagues, you might end up being cornered by Terry Tate. A funny way to motivate your employees. This has to be the most extreme “Office Enforcer” out there.

Have a look for yourself:

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzToNo7A-94

I wonder how he got the job, what did he write in his CV/Resume.

Have a Funny Friday and nice weekend, and until next week we hope for the best.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV or Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV or Resume and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV or Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s or multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a CV or Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.


Comoto Funny Friday: Have you ever lied in a CV ….. CV privacy matters!

Have you ever lied so much in a resume that you are shocked they give you the job………. take care of your CV privacy!

Cool sketch about “Have you ever lied so much in your CV that you was shocked that they gave you the job……” – remember to take care of your CV privacy!

A stand-up comedian named Christela Alonzo has lied about her work at NASA. Hope you never lie in your CV.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7-Sf_hHJYc

Have a Funny Friday and nice weekend, and until next week we hope for the best.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV or Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV or Resume and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV or Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s or multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a CV or Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.


Comoto CV Funny Friday: Top funny “Quotes” about work

Top CV funny “Quotes” about work

Not everything needs to be so structured and planned and measured, sometimes you just need a good laugh or just want to share a good laugh with some colleagues. This is why we introduced “Comoto Funny Friday” last week with the post “Top 25 most weird interview questions“. This weeks post is our picks of the best quotes about work. Feel free to comment below or if you have some other hilarious quotes please add them.

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Evan Esar

And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree.
Donald Norman

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
Al Capp

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Robert Frost

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Thomas A. Edison

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still?
J. Paul Getty

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas A. Edison

Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.
George Halas

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Robert Frost

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Vince Lombardi

Comoto CV Funny Friday: Sexual Euphemisms Video…..

Comoto CV Funny Friday: Sexual Euphemisms video and what can go wrong…..

Comoto CV Funny Friday: What happens when you’ve got an, what you would describe as a hot collegue who can’t understand any of the sexual euphemisms you’re throwing her way? Well, this video should make any man frustrated, watch the video to find out why…..

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmNeuKuLvTo

Have a Funny Friday and nice weekend, and until next week we hope for the best.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV or Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV or Resume and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV or Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s or multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a CV or Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.


Avoid the top 25 most weird CV interview questions experienced

Avoid the top 25 most weird CV interview questions experienced

If you’re using our Comoto CV Manager it should eventually lead to you getting invited to a job interview and you should finally end up getting the job of your dreams.

When you are invited to an interview we propose, you prepare for the interview, find knowledge about the company and the people who is interviewing you. Preparing the best answers for the expected questions at the interview would be recommended.

But – yes there is a great but – we have all heard about weird or just stupid question to an interview, but now the guys at www.glassdoor.com has done us a favor and compiled a list of the “top 25 oddball interviews question 2010”.

Try to have a look below and see for yourself, how do you answer these questions? Would you ever be able to prepare for questions like these?

Read them below and have laugh, after that we wish you the best for a good weekend.

The Comoto Team

Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions Of 2010

1. “If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?”
Asked at Goldman Sachs.

2. “How many ridges [are there] around a quarter?
Asked at Deloitte.

3. “What is the philosophy of Martial Arts?”
Asked at Aflac.

4. “Explain [to] me what has happened in this country during the last 10 years.”
Asked at Boston Consulting.

5. “Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are.”
Asked at Capital One.

6. “How many basketball[s] can you fit in this room”
Asked at Google.

7. “Out of 25 horses, pick the fastest 3 horses. In each race, only 5 horses can run at the same time. What is the minimum number of races required?”
Asked at Bloomberg LP.

8. “If you could be any superhero, who would it be?”
Asked at  AT&T.

9. “You have a birthday cake and have exactly 3 slices to cut it into 8 equal pieces. How do you do it?”
Asked at Blackrock.

10. “Given the numbers 1 to 1000, what is the minimum numbers guesses needed to find a specific number if you are given the hint “higher” or “lower” for each guess you make.”
Asked at Facebook.

11. “If you had 5,623 participants in a tournament, how many games would need to be played to determine the winner?”
Asked at Amazon.

12. “An apple costs 20 cents, an orange costs 40 cents, and a grapefruit costs 60 cents, how much is a pear?”
Asked at Epic Systems.

13. “There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled such that no label identifies the actual contents of the box it labels. Opening just one box, and without looking in the box, you take out one piece of fruit. By looking at the fruit, how can you immediately label all of the boxes correctly?”
Asked at Apple.

14. “How many traffic lights in Manhattan?”
Asked at Argus Information & Advisory Services.

15. “You are in a dark room with no light. You need matching socks for your interview and you have 19 gray socks and 25 black socks. What are the chances you will get a matching pair? “
Asked at Eze Castle.

16. “What do wood and alcohol have in common?”
Asked at Guardsmark.

17. “How do you weigh an elephant without using a weigh machine?”
Asked at IBM.

18. “You have 8 pennies, 7 weight the same, one weighs less. You also have a judges scale. Find the one that weighs less in less than 3 steps.”
Asked at Intel.

19. “Why do you think only a small percentage of the population makes over $150K?”
Asked at New York Life.

20. “You are in charge of 20 people, organize them to figure out how many bicycles were sold in your area last year.”
Asked at Schlumberger.

21. “How many bottles of beer are drank in the city over the week.”
Asked at The Nielsen Company.

22. “What’s the square root of 2000?”
Asked at UBS.

23. “A train leaves San Antonio for Huston at 60mph. Another train leaves Huston for San Antonio at 80mph. Huston and San Antonio are 300 miles apart. If a bird leaves San Antonio at 100mph, and turns around and flies back once it reaches the Huston train, and continues to fly between the two, how far will it have flown when they collide.”
Asked at USAA.

24. “How are M&M’s made?”
Asked at US Bank.

25. “What would you do if you just inherit a pizzeria from your uncle?”
Asked at Volkswagen.

You can find the answers and more even weirder questions here.

Source: www.glassdoor.com

Comoto CV funny friday: You’re stronger than you think….

Comoto CV funny friday: You’re stronger than you think….

Comoto CV funny friday: You have the power to make your own life, but in this case it might be a bit over the edge. A man wants to crush an “office bully” and at the end he literally does……. Newer underestimate the power within you….

This video from Crunch Fitness demonstrates the consequences of an “office bully”. Maybee this man will make a new cv or resume at Comoto when searching for a new job. 😆

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53yVQa9NT_w

Have a Funny Friday and nice weekend, and until next week we hope for the best.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV or Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV or Resume and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV or Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s or multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a CV or Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.


Comoto CV Funny Friday: Might be changed to Comoto tired Friday…

Comoto CV Funny Friday – Might be changed to Comoto tired Friday…

Are you also tired after a long week with hard and demanding work or have you been working hard with your CV this week, here is a small CV Funny slideshow to lighten up your spirits a little and get a smile on your face.

At Comoto we actively work at getting you a CV engine that you can use to get the job of your dreams, we are working so hard that we have become a bit tired, next week we will launch a new cool feature. So that you can import your CV not only from your LinkedIn profile but also from another exiting CV engine. So we feel a bit like these small tired critters in this slideshow.

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Have a nice weekend, and the best wishes from us to you and your family.

Best regards

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CVs – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.