Throughout your career, you will participate in many, many job interviews. In all of these interviews, there are a few questions you will hear time and time again. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Why should we hire you? Even though these questions are incredibly cliché, there’s a...Read more
So, tell me about yourself,” the job interviewer says. Your heart sinks instantly. Here’s how to respond to this question, even if you were hoping it wouldn’t come up in conversation this time.Read more
Weave in your credentialsThis will help provide some substance. Alison Doyle, a career expert, author, and founder/CEO of CareerToolBelt.com writes in...
Congratulations! You’ve landed an interview for what will (hopefully) be your first-ever full-time job. Now only one thing stands between you and that first gig: the ever-important interview. If you don’t have much prior interview experience (or if it’s been a while since you’ve done one), an interview can seem a little intimidating. Whether it’s in...Read more
One hiring manager’s lament...Code exercises. They’re nearly inescapable today. Hiring managers insist on ‘seeing’ what you can do before scheduling an interview. And there’s good reason, too. In my experience, approximately 80% of all engineering candidates fail their initial code exercise, therefore who wants to schedule an hour out of their day for a candidate who...
It’s common advice among job seekers: when you’re interviewing, you need to interview the employer right back. After all, you’re the one who is potentially going to fill this position, so you need to know if it’s going to be a good fit, right? Except that while salary ranges, benefits and...Read more
When it comes to the job interview process, research and preparation can often make or break your chances of advancing to the next step. One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions, including those that employers across all industries frequently...Read more
Repost: Article from Inc.com on 7 questions you need to ask during your next interview. You've interviewed potential employees. I have too: Over the years I interviewed well over a thousand candidates for job openings. (Don't ask.) And I'm willing to bet the part of the job interview when you ask the candidate,...Read more
An article on Glassdoor.com had some great advice on how to know when an you are NOT 'winning' an interview. To Summarize:Read more
- You’re only getting easy questions.
- The interviewer doesn’t ask about your availability to start.
- The interviewer doesn’t discuss the rest of the hiring process.
- Your interview is shorter than scheduled.