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Job interview: Tips for answering awkward questions

by Joyce E. A. Russell/The Washington Post
Photo - photologue_np via flickr.com. Under Creative Commons license
I receive many questions from people who are job hunting and who really want to make a good impression in their interview

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So what colour is this dress?
There has been passionate debate on the Internet over a blue and black dress that to some people — perhaps even the majority — appears white and gold

McDonald’s to celebrate National Breakfast Day in Oman
On March 9 all McDonald’s restaurants serving breakfast in Oman will be giving away 1,000 free Egg McMuffins on a first come-first serve basis

Tropical set to spread wings in Oman
Tropical is spreading its wings to open three additional branches making it the first 100% Omani brand of juice and ice cream parlours in the Sultanate

Ooredoo concert to celebrate 10 years in Oman
Ooredoo will be staging a free public outdoor music concert for up to 10,000 people to mark its 10th anniversary


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Information Technology Authority supports Arab Forum for visually impaired in Oman
The forum kicked off its discussion sessions featuring the topic of providing fair and equal job opportunities to persons with disabilities through the use of ICT
Omani teams gear up to bring home ‘the region’s most efficient car’ title
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World of Women Film Fair Middle East to open at VOX Cinemas, Dubai on March
WOW Film Fair Middle East will highlight the diversity of independent filmmaking by women as w`-ell as various types of storytelling by directors across the globe
AkzoNobel Oman launches Sadolin Velvet Touch
Sadolin, one of AkzoNobel’s flagship brands, recently launched the Velvet Touch range in Oman.
Canadian stand-up comedian back to Oman to perform on February 13
Haris Khan, Ex- Pakistan School Muscat & Salalah student and a professional stand-up comedian and actor is back to Oman to perform on 13 February at Radisson Blu in Al Khuwair.
Oman cars: All-new Lexus NX launched in the sultanate
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Tour Oman plays host to another big fat wedding at the Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah
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Ferrari reveals new 488 GTB sports car
The Ferrari 488 GTB has a 660 horsepower turbocharged V8 engine and replaces the 458 model.
Career strategies to make yourself valuable
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Oman cars: All-new 2015 Subaru Legacy arrives
The Subaru Legacy, completely re-designed for 2015, is available with both 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder Boxer engines
Bank Muscat Oman Air card offers special discount on airline tickets
Bank Muscat have launched an exciting joint promotion offering special discounts on airline tickets booked online
Oman tourism: Shangri-La opens new rooftop lounge
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Oman accidents: Car crashes off Muscat Expressway, one severely injured
The ROP aviation department using their helicopters rescued the injured
Thousands of Indian students to be hit by school place crisis in Oman
Class sizes are expected to be as big as 55 children per room as Indian schools cope with rising numbers
Majlis Al Shura targets expats in Oman working past 60
With thousands of Omanis looking for jobs, Majlis members debate giving extension to expats beyond 60 and too under special circumstances when there is no choice
Ship sinking near Oman coast claimed lives of hundreds of cattle
The ship was carrying more than 350 cattle but a hundred of them swam to the shore in the freezing waters as the ship sank, confirmed an official
Oman Air's flight to India delayed for more than seven hours
"Passengers were disembarked from the aircraft," a source claimed
Solar impulse: Zero-fuel airplane to land at Muscat Airport
Setting off from the UAE, the pilot will fly the zero-fuel airplane for about 400km (215NM) for an estimated time of 12 hours before landing Saturday afternoon at Muscat Airport
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Parents fret over Indian school admissions in Oman
School admission prospects for nearly 50 per cent of Indian children in Oman look bleak this year
Efforts on to release Omani jailed in India, says consulate official
The Omani national along with a Saudi national were sent to judicial custody by an Indian court on Monday
Expat labour rules begin to bite in Oman
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Family visa restrictions not fair, says Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry member
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UK embassy to probe Omani girls’ detention at Stansted airport in Britain
Officials at the British embassy in Oman have pledged to investigate the reported detention and deportation of four Omani girls in the UK
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Omran’s subsidiaries set to boost tourism in Oman
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Airport tax to pour millions into Oman government coffers
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Omani to be produced in Indian court
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Air India Express to add new flights from Oman
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Raids on expats in Oman for breach of job contract
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UANOC approves formation of Arab Sports Council
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