interview questions

How to respond to ‘Tell me about yourself?’ during an interview

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. Weave in your credentials This will help provide some substance. Alison Doyle, a career expert, author, and founder/CEO of CareerToolBelt.com writes in …

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6 Rookie Mistakes When Answering Interview Questions

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 …

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Why Do So Many Developers FAIL the Interview Code Exercises?

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 …

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6 Questions to Ask During Your Interview That Will Make an Employer Want to Hire You

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 schedule flexibility are important …

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Interview Fail

An article on Glassdoor.com had some great advice on how to know when an you are NOT ‘winning’ an interview. To Summarize: 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. Of course sometimes …

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