By Sara McCord
As a job applicant, you tend to think a lot about your role in an interview. Much of your prep is you-focused: coming up with stories about your experience, considering unique contributions you could make, and preparing answers for why you’re personally interested in the company mission.
By Robin Brodrick, September 23, 2014
Someone in my LinkedIn network recently asked me for advice on how to answer the question Why do you want to leave your current job? He had been asked this in a previous interview, had answered honestly, and had received poor feedback.
So, let's take a moment to think this through. Why did you really leave your last job? Or why do you really want to leave your current job? And be honest, it's just you and me right now.
After hours spent meticulously fine-tuning your cover letter and résumé, you’ve finally scored an elusive interview with the employer of your dreams.
At least, that’s what you think.
In our eagerness to impress hiring managers and potential future bosses, many of us come fully prepared to sell ourselves in a job interview—but neglect to ask key questions of our own. You know, the kind that can help reveal if it really is a dream to work at a given company.
By Cory Weinberg for Businessweek, July 22, 2014
Business school career centers have long prepared students for job interviews, but now they have a new platform to contend with. Enough companies now interview for jobs and internships over Skype that career offices have started to train business students in the art of conversing on video chat.
By Jacquelyn Smith, August 4, 2014
Aside from submitting a resume full of typos, the quickest way to be eliminated from consideration for a new job is making an avoidable interview blunder — like putting your foot in your mouth.
By Judith A. Stock, October 23, 2013
As a stellar would-be employee, you want to sail through the interview process. But before you think that all you need is a knockout résumé and a killer outfit, think again. Nowadays, there’s a step before the in-person interview: the phone interview.
“The global economy means more and more cross-border hiring, where an initial phone interview becomes even more important,” says Sanjeev Agrawal, founder of Collegefeed, a career marketplace for college students.
Like the dreaded “Tell me about yourself,” the question, “Why are you interested in this position?” is sure to come up in an interview.
Since the phone interview is usually an employer's initial screening, many professionals think the phone interview isn't as important as the real, face-to-face conversation.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that end up being remembered. For interviews in particular, it can be easy to spend all your energy focusing on the big picture, but it’s equally important to know the ins and outs of interviewing etiquette.