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February 19, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Brain teasers and off-the-wall questions have become part of the job interview process at many companies. In most cases there is no right answer: The interviewer just wants to see how the applicant thinks it through. The website Glassdoor compiled an "oddball interview questions of 2011" list from questions that job applicants said were asked at a variety of companies. Here's a selection: • Name five uses for a stapler, without the staples. • What is 37 times 37?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha, Times Community News
An Arkansas man is scheduled to be arraigned Wendesday on charges he sexually assaulted a 21-year-old Illinois woman in Glendale after she responded to his Craigslist job posting for a personal assistant. Garry Dwayne Boga, 27, who also used the first name "Tavion," faces felony counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, sexual battery by fraud, two counts of assault on his cohabitant and one count of robbery, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.
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BUSINESS
February 19, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Danielle Bemoras showed up for her job interview with a social networking company prepared for some tough questions. Instead, she found herself in the middle of a psychology experiment. The company had invited a fellow job seeker to the dinner meeting in Chicago, looking to see how the rivals would handle the pressure of a joint interview. Awkward? No question. But Bemoras just rolled with it. She avoided alcohol to keep her head clear. She skipped the sushi to prevent chopsticks mishaps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2013 | By Seema Mehta and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Jockeying to gain an edge in the mayoral runoff, Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti are highlighting plans to create jobs, cut red tape to help businesses and spur the city's economy. Garcetti on Friday discussed economic revitalization at a gourmet-sausage and craft-beer restaurant in Atwater Village, where the centerpiece of the neighborhood used to be a casket shop. Now it's a hipster haven, with a Bikram yoga studio and the trendy farm-to-table eatery Canele. And Greuel, in her first stop Wednesday after winning a spot in the runoff, dropped by an architectural design firm in the San Fernando Valley that faced a series of problems when it tried to build an innovative facility with features like a permeable parking lot. "I'm not going to hire a job czar, I'm going to be the jobs czar," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998 | LISA FERNANDEZ
Anyone who feels jittery before meeting a potential new boss may sign up for a free job interview confidence workshop at the Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute. Students will learn techniques for overcoming interview anxiety and presenting job qualifications in a productive manner, said adult school spokeswoman Jeanette O'Brien. The class is scheduled for April 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the school's career center, Room B-3, 3192 Los Angeles Ave. For more information call 579-6228.
NEWS
July 10, 1992 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a tight job market, the question of what to wear on a job interview becomes especially crucial to men and women. Clothes can make or break an applicant's chances of landing a job. "You won't get the job based on your clothing, but you could lose it," David Schwartz, co-owner of David Rickey & Co. men's clothier in Costa Mesa. He has seen job applicants commit every kind of fashion gaffe.
NEWS
September 15, 1992 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
OK, you made it inside the door for a job interview. That's an accomplishment. But given the recession, expect plenty of other candidates in the waiting room ready to plead their cases, too. So how do you walk out with the job? Start by not making a mistake before you can even say hello: Show up on time and dress properly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2008 | Kate Linthicum
Charles Peck had gone through some tough times in recent years, including a divorce, but things were looking up. Peck, 49, had fallen in love again, with longtime friend Andrea Katz of Westlake Village. In February, he asked Katz to be his wife. But there was a problem. Peck, the father of three grown children, lived in Salt Lake City, and Katz didn't want to get married until they were living in the same state. So, for six months, Peck looked for work in California.
IMAGE
June 14, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
The rules of basic grooming may seem obvious, but when it comes to getting prepped and polished for a big job interview, don't skip the small stuff, and do be prepared for wrinkles, ragged cuticles and everything else. Whether it's the first handshake or handing over your resume, make sure your hands and nails are well-manicured or, at the very least, trimmed and clean.
SPORTS
July 21, 1986 | CHRIS COBBS, Times Staff Writer
Rules are rules, so Terry Unrein has an alarm clock in his dorm room. But the Charger rookie doesn't plan to set it when he goes to bed each night at 11. He's sure he will wake up by 6 the next morning. Unrein, a defensive tackle from Colorado State, has been thinking about training camp since he played his last college game last fall. Although he has a few fears--every rookie fears being cut and being tested by veterans--oversleeping is not among them.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Savvy job applicants know to prep for the common interview questions: What are your strengths? Your five-year plan? The name of our CEO? So interviewers are starting to throw curveballs, according to jobs website Glassdoor, which compiled 25 of the strangest queries reportedly lobbed at candidates this year. Being able to answer with more than just a confused look will help set successful applicants apart among  the 20% of currently employed workers who plan to start job-hunting in the next three months, according to the site.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
The faith-based ensemble drama "Crossroad" builds considerable power as it weaves its pensive tale of life, death and destiny. Although writer-director Shervin Youssefian might have considered one more script pass (there's some awkward dialogue and several thin characterizations here) and a stronger grip on his less proficient cast members, he has clearly worked hard to create a meaningful journey. Set mostly in an L.A.-area diner, with flashbacks revealing the main characters' backstories, the movie brings together a dozen strangers whose lives unexpectedly overlap.
OPINION
April 12, 2012 | Meghan Daum
When I was 24 and living in a funky New York City apartment with roommates, roaches and ambitions that were both utterly consuming and utterly unfocused, I was convinced my generation was cursed. It was the early 1990s, and between a recession, the AIDS crisis and the last vestiges of the crack-and-crime epidemic, daily life had a certain apocalyptic quality. Thanks to baby boomers bottlenecking the middle rungs of the corporate ladder, we'd never move up from our entry-level jobs.
SPORTS
March 6, 2012 | By Chris Foster
  Harold Edison, father of UCLA defensive tackle Justin Edison, sat in his pickup truck awaiting one of those special days as a parent. “Justin played in the NFLPA game and there was a buzz about him,” Edison said. The buzz Harold Edison was getting Tuesday was different. Moments later two employees of the UCLA football program told Edison he could not watch his son, even from the parking structure outside Spaulding Field. “They're saying we can't watch for this reason or that reason,” Edison said.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2012
Want to sink your chances of landing a job? Here are the top reasons applicants made bad impressions during interviews, according to a survey of 2,400 employers by the CareerBuilder online job website: •Answered a cellphone or sent a text during the interview •Dressed inappropriately •Appeared uninterested •Appeared arrogant •Spoke negatively about a current or previous employer •Chewed gum •Didn't...
BUSINESS
February 19, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Brain teasers and off-the-wall questions have become part of the job interview process at many companies. In most cases there is no right answer: The interviewer just wants to see how the applicant thinks it through. The website Glassdoor compiled an "oddball interview questions of 2011" list from questions that job applicants said were asked at a variety of companies. Here's a selection: • Name five uses for a stapler, without the staples. • What is 37 times 37?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1990 | JONATHAN GOLD
"And now from New York . . . Hazel ," says master of ceremonies Sam Mann at the Whisky on the Sunset Strip as a band mopes on stage, fluffy long hair and stickers from the Brooklyn heavy-metal club L'Amour on their guitar cases. "Dude, they've changed their name to Jewel," someone shouts up to Mann. "Oh," the emcee says into the microphone. "Then I guess this is . . . Jewel ." The band starts to play in a way that suggests somebody had flicked on a switch.
NEWS
May 13, 1992 | DON OLDENBURG, THE WASHINGTON POST
After three years as an executive assistant with a Washington-based marketing firm, she decided it was time to move ahead. She figured she'd paid her dues. Her boss raved about her abilities, even said she was management material. Now, at 24, she wanted to be an account executive, maybe move to another company and make more money. Despite the tight job market, contacts and a shining resume landed her an interview quickly. "Looks like you're qualified.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Danielle Bemoras showed up for her job interview with a social networking company prepared for some tough questions. Instead, she found herself in the middle of a psychology experiment. The company had invited a fellow job seeker to the dinner meeting in Chicago, looking to see how the rivals would handle the pressure of a joint interview. Awkward? No question. But Bemoras just rolled with it. She avoided alcohol to keep her head clear. She skipped the sushi to prevent chopsticks mishaps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2011 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A Laguna Beach rug store owner accused of sexually assaulting a female customer in April 2010 and raping an employee a month later was arrested last week - nearly a year and a half after the incidents were reported and during which time he allegedly harassed a minor and attacked another woman. Saeid B. Maralan, 53, of Laguna Niguel, who is a registered sex offender, was taken into custody Thursday in connection with sex crimes involving four victims. Orange County prosecutors said Tuesday that he is charged with rape, attempted forcible rape, sexual penetration by a foreign object and distributing pornography to a minor.
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