Articles about Interview

Job search

How to ‘sell yourself’ in an interview without being an egomaniac

There's a fine line between under- and over-selling yourself to a potential employer and kill your chances of being considered for the job.

Job search

This is how to answer ‘why should we hire you?’ (according to experts)

Directly tackling one of, by far, the most popular interview questions that comes up for a potential new hire and how you should be answering it.

News

Survey: 10% of Americans say they’ve ‘had their phone out’ during a job interview

While in the office, 25% of respondents admit they check their phone at least once every hour and 20% check every 20 minutes.

Interview

Top recruiters dish 8 interview mistakes to avoid

Who better to ask the do's and don'ts of interview mistakes and the processthen the vice president and senior account manager of Career Group Companies.

Leadership

9 revealing job interview questions top CEOs ask – answered

If you're the one doing the interviewing of a potential employee — you might just find some great questions in here to use yourself.

Job Search

4 ways job searching is a whole lot like dating

Here are 4 specific ways job searching is like dating, along with how you can stand out during the hiring process using some of the same tactics.

Job Search

4 ways to help master the phone interview

Keep these principles of strong phone etiquette in mind for your next interview or pitch call, and you’re sure to give a polished, professional impression.

Leadership

10 ways to make your direct reports more efficient

Most managers have likely never been coached for inefficiency, which makes it difficult when they encounter the situation in their direct reports.

Job search

The 3 real reasons you’re getting radio silence after a final interview

You were flown in for an in-person interview, where you had the chance to meet and get to know the team. It went great! … or so you thought.

Job search

HR experts reveal questions job candidates should be asking in interviews (and 3 to skip)

We asked hiring managers and recruiters to reveal most important interview questions candidates should be asking during a job interview.

News

Tattoos won’t keep you from getting a job, research suggests

Job seekers with inked skin were just as likely, and in some cases, more likely to gain employment than job seekers without tattoos.

Humor

20 more weird job interview questions that have actually been asked

So you’re looking for some weird, odd, unusual job interview questions, are you? We went ahead and rounded up a fresh new batch.

News

Survey: 39% of IT hiring managers say the hardest thing to gauge is one’s ‘technical skills’

New research shows that 39% of IT hiring managers say the hardest thing to gauge during a tech job interview is one’s "technical skills." 

How To

4 steps to help you choose the right career

I thought I had chosen the right career path, realized it was WRONG, and then went through a process that I WISH I had done sooner! Here is what I did.

Job search

9 of the most difficult interview questions – and how to answer them

Job interviews are difficult enough. In the spirit of job interview preparation, we rounded up some of the toughest job interview questions.

Success

24 words that show leadership on a resume

Selecting the most powerful words to describe your experience can make a huge impact on a potential employer. Here are 24 words for your resume.

Hiring

Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider these 3 questions before offering someone a job

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.

Job search

How to turn negative qualities into positives during an interview

With the right response, you can reframe negative qualities into positives and show that you’re willing to improve yourself in order to succeed.

Interview

Don’t make this mistake when they call for the interview

Recently a client told me of a firing squad interview experience that warrants a share and checklist.

Communication

Study: We all underestimate the power of a thank-you note

A new study published in Psychological Science finds that we underestimate the power of a thank-you message to our detriment.

News

Study: 63% of tech workers get a response from an employer within 7 days of an interview

New research shows just how much time it takes for most tech workers to get an answer from a company they interviewed with.

Job Search

4 phases of mourning after a job rejection

You’re not alone. EVERYONE goes through it. And then next, realize that there’s a typical process to this whole job rejection thing. We’ll share with you the four main phases of mourning after a job rejection – because knowing what you’re going through is the first step to getting over it and moving forward with a good attitude!

Resume

How to create a resume that will slay

The resume you submit to a recruiter is how you make a first impression. Obviously, you want it to wow recruiters, and leave them wanting to know more. The single most challenging thing about the job search process is getting a recruiter interested in you just by this one-page document.

Job search

3 tips for answering behavioral interview questions

Behavioral interview questions can make anyone sweat during a job interview. But it's possible to avoid getting caught off guard.

Job search

The economy is so strong, job seekers are ghosting employers

Now, because of a strong labor market, it's the job seekers who are doing the "ghosting," or disappearing without notice.