10 Bad Job Interview Answers

Bad Job Interview Answers

You get the interview… finally, a chance to show your stuff. You believe you nailed the interview; your answers were just as you rehearsed: honest and concise. You went home feeling pretty good about this one.
But something goes wrong. You don’t get a call back. There is no offer.
Here are answers I’ve heard from candidates […]

Top 5 Job Interview Mistakes to Learn From

Interview Mistakes

Sometimes we learn from our mistakes… sometimes we learn from the mistakes of others.
You can rise above your job search competition by learning the top 5 job interview mistakes we see them making right now …
5. Not Knowing Their Own Resume
As a recruiter, I am constantly astounded that candidates, when asked, do not know the […]

5 Defining Moments of Every Job Interview

Interview Success

In every job interview, there are five “make-it-or-break-it” moments that send the candidate onto the next round of interviews, possibly even a job offer, or to the discard pile.
Of course, there are highly important aspects before (research) and after (effective follow up) the interview. For the purpose of this discussion, however, we’ll focus exclusively on […]

6 Red Flags Interviewees Should Notice Before Accepting a Job

Interview Red Flags

Interviews aren’t just for impressing the interviewer — the interviewee should be impressed, too. When entering the interview process, it’s important to be an observant job candidate. Although you are being interviewed, make sure you keep an eye out for red flags. Sometimes, the interview can be the first sign the job isn’t for you.
Wondering […]

8 Tips to Master Your Skype Or Phone Interview

Skype

The importance of phone and Skype interviews has skyrocketed in recent years. Most companies like to verify that a candidate is worth their time before bringing them to the office for an in-person interview. Phone and Skype interviews are popular with entry-level job candidates because many of them are still in school or currently employed—making […]

8 Ways to Bomb Your Interview in 10 Minutes

Bombing Interviews

Ever wonder why you don’t get a call back after what you thought was a “great” interview?
Take a gander at our How To Bomb Your Interview In 10 Minutes below (our readers requested it!) and see if you made any of these mistakes:
1. Go Casual
 You have this interview in the bag- who cares if you’re […]

Informational Interviews: The Best Job Search Tool You’ve Never Used

Informational Interviews 3

Imagine a friend just arranged an interview for you at a fantastic company in the industry you’re looking to work. The catch: This is an “informational interview”. The employer does not have a job to offer you.
However, this is the best interview you may ever go on.
You may find it odd to interview where a […]

8 Things to ALWAYS Say in an Interview

Always Job Interviews

In your lifetime, you will probably have to prepare for lots and lots of job interviews. Every interview is different because every job and every interviewer is different. That being said, there are a few things that rarely change when it comes to job interviews.
Here are eight things you should always say (and mean) in […]

How to Handle a Curveball Question During the Interview

Curveball Question

Dorothy- I was asked this more than once even just Monday in my most recent interview. “What did you not like about your previous manager/boss?” How am I supposed to answer this?
My first response to this one was what a curve ball and yet it sounds like you’ve been asked this more than once. […]

How to Prepare for an Interview When You’ve Applied for Multiple Jobs

Interview Prep

Dorothy- I have an interview coming up. I applied to three positions with the City and am equally qualified for all three. We agreed to conduct one interview for all three positions and then determine which position I am best suited for. How shall I prepare for this interview?
It sounds like there are enough similarities […]