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How to fix my interview anxiety?

I've lost several job opportunities due to anxiety and nerves in interview situations. I need a quick fix! [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Sep 4, 2014 - 13 answers

Recent graduate - should I settle for an Americorps type position?

I recently obtained my Master's degree and have been in the job search for about a month now, mainly applying to NGOs. I've sent in only a total of 11 applications so far - 9 for ads appearing online and 2 unsolicited applications. One of these unsolicited applications has lead to an offer to interview for an Americorps like position (i.e. little pay, promises of training, and some horror stories - none at this particular NGO - to be found online). It would be a 7 month contract. Should I even consider it? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Blissful on Sep 1, 2014 - 9 answers

Asking Salary Range Before Traveling Cross-Country for Job Interview?

After two hour-long telephone interviews with the hiring manager at a potential new employer, they said they want me to fly out to the west coast for a day-long interview, at their expense. However, because this would necessitate taking several days off work and the hassle of traveling cross-country, I'd like to get an idea of their salary range before accepting the offer to come interview. Is this appropriate? [more inside]
posted by Creamroller on Aug 12, 2014 - 14 answers

Possible cancer and upcoming job interviews?

I am a 36-year-old woman that was just diagnosed with (endometrial) atypical hyperplasia, which is a precursor to uterine cancer. (I may have cancer already, but I'm trying not to let my mind go there). I will, most likely, need a hysterectomy. The thing is, I'm scheduled to move 300 miles away, and I have several job interviews lined up in my new location - great ones, too. How should I handle this with potential employers, particularly when they ask me when I can start? Or should I forget about my job search for a while?
posted by amyshmamy on Jun 26, 2014 - 9 answers

Open interview this weekend but I'm clueless about what to wear.

I'll be attending an open interview at a local bar. What do I wear to an interview at a bar? Along those lines, what do I wear at most entry level jobs? [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil on Mar 13, 2014 - 15 answers

On job searching and hope.

Looking for experiences of job seekers who were offered a job long after the final interview. What is the LONGEST amount of time you have waited for a verbal and written offer? Some background: i quit my job somewhat unexpectedly to relocate after some crummy Life Things happened. I have been job searching for almost 7 months. I work in academic research (coordination and managerial roles, I am not a trained phd researcher). Back in the late fall I had a promising phone interview. The in person portion did not go quite as well, but I still had a good feeling. They told me that hiring occurs at a glacial pace and I probably wouldn't hear from them for a vague amount of time. I want this job and I want to convinced myself that maybe I am still in the running, but I still feel like I would have heard at least something by now. I was also told I would be reimbursed for part of my travel since it was out f state. It had been two months and nothing. I know they have not hired for the position yet and I was told it would be slow, but... Your experiences with long hiring processes? Or time between final interviews and offers or rejections?
posted by anad487 on Dec 29, 2013 - 14 answers

When, where, how and whether to complain about these job interviews?

I've interviewed twice now for academic jobs at my current institution. Both times during the interview it came out that they were considering me for a different job, one that I hadn't applied for (in both cases two jobs were advertised at the same time). I really hate this practice for reasons below, but is this just me, or is it actually inappropriate? And if the latter, who should I complain to? I am thinking of HR - there was an HR representative present at the interview. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Dec 6, 2013 - 17 answers

Should I contact a company for a third time post-interview?

I went to a job interview (hurray!) and it seemed to go well. Sent a thank you note. Sent a follow up some time later, but no descion had been made. Should I contact them again? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on May 13, 2013 - 6 answers

how to describe myself for an academic job not quite in my field?

Bear with me, this is a little bit abstract out of necessity: I'm interviewing for a great job which is posted as somewhat outside my social sciences field. Let's call it Field X. One of the things I'm hoping to do in this interview is say that precisely because I am not directly in field X but come from somewhat-related-field Y, I can bring new and important insights to field X. How do I say this without sounding like I'm disparaging field X, which I definitely don't want to do? More thoughts after the jump. [more inside]
posted by starcrust on Apr 26, 2013 - 5 answers

I guess I COULD walk 500 miles.

Interview in a city I don't live in-- what to do? (College graduate edition.) [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Feb 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Can I date your brother, too?

I had an interview for an okay-fit position. I learned a position with a better fit for my skills recently opened up in the same company, under a different manager. Should the thank you note indicate my intention to apply for the other position as well? Odds of interviewer 1 finding out I applied for job 2 are basically 100%. [more inside]
posted by OompaLoompa on Jan 31, 2013 - 12 answers

Unsure graduate seeking advice on how to improve interview outcomes

I'm in my final year of study an have been unsuccessful at interviewing for all the graduate jobs I've applied for. I would appreciate advice from fellow New Zealanders regarding what the correct etiquette is in these situations and how I can best represent myself in interviews. [more inside]
posted by mataboy on Nov 1, 2012 - 2 answers

How to conduct an informational interview

What questions does one ask in an informational interview so as not to appear to be looking for a new job? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Sep 6, 2012 - 7 answers

When do I tell my boss I'm applying for another job?

When should I tell my supervisor about a job within our organization that I intend to apply for? [more inside]
posted by Mrs Roy G Biv on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

"We don't want to waste each other's time"

Companies wanting to get into in-depth salary discussions before they even give you an offer - is this some new trend? I'm used to focusing on my excitement for the position and what it entails during interviews, and dealing with the salary side of things once an offer is in my hand. Having the offer and working with it gives a candidate much more leverage to get into hard negotiations that leave both parties satisfied. [more inside]
posted by naju on Dec 8, 2011 - 25 answers

Now what?

Have you ever actually done an "informational interview"? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Dec 6, 2011 - 22 answers

Interview the interviewers

I work at a community college in the financial aid office. Next week, I have an internal interview for the Secretary to the Governing Board. My interview committee will be made up of executives from the college. While I generally feel confident in interviews I always struggle coming up with questions for the interviewers. Can you help me come up with questions for the interviewers that are “executive level” and that might help demonstrate my dedication to the college? [more inside]
posted by omphale27 on Oct 31, 2011 - 2 answers

What can I say if asked about gaps in my resume?

I have some significant (like a year) gaps in my (not that spectacular to begin with) resume. What do I say about this in an interview, if asked? [more inside]
posted by clever anonymous username on Aug 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Thank you for the interview and sorry for screwing up.

I blew the interview. What should I say in my thank-you note? [more inside]
posted by cereselle on Jul 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Interview tips for desperate teacher candidate.

I am in need of tips/advice/help/anything from fellow teachers about job interviews and how to nail them. [more inside]
posted by als129 on Jun 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I try to leave a job I started in the past few months?

I started a new job a month ago but it's turned out to be totally different than what I expected - and I want out. I'm within the three month probation period, but how hard is it going to be to find a new job? More questions inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2011 - 14 answers

Why yes, I will totally resort to flattery if that's what you would like, Mr. McAwesomesauce!

Interviewers/HR people: what's the best cover letter you've ever read, the one that made you want to hire that person on the spot? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Mar 21, 2011 - 26 answers

Help with writing an email for an update on a job, post-interview?

It's been a week since I interviewed for a position, and I've not heard back yet. I need help drafting an email asking for an update, and also help on using one offer against another. [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Feb 9, 2011 - 16 answers

When was the last time your boss actually asked you to detect a cycle in a linked list?

Help! I'm really really bad at computer programming interviews. Unfortunately ... I'm a computer programmer. [more inside]
posted by coelacanth! on Oct 21, 2010 - 31 answers

What is working in a casino like?

Help me get a job as a trainee croupier! (I'd also love to hear from anybody who has worked as a dealer in a casino -- a day in the life of a croupier?) [more inside]
posted by KLF on Jul 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Accepted a job, haven't started, don't want to anymore.

This all happened in a week - I verbally accepted a job offer from A company at the beginning of this week on the agreement that I bring in the rest of the signed contract next week when I start. Since then I've had an interview with B company (I applied to B before I accepted A) and received another offer which I prefer. I think I want to take up B's offer, what do I say to A company? I know it's bad practice, is there anyway to make it better? [more inside]
posted by doobiedoo on Jun 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Job interviews from the other side of the desk

Any tips for holding a successful job interview? [more inside]
posted by Navek Rednam on May 27, 2010 - 9 answers

How to know if your luck has run out?

Five interviews in a three weeks...no offers...Am I doing something wrong or is it 'the market'? [more inside]
posted by lslelel on Aug 1, 2009 - 22 answers

Correct an impression? Or let it go?

I've just found out via email that I didn't get a job that I interviewed for. How to respond? [more inside]
posted by different on Apr 1, 2009 - 18 answers

How to negotiate for flexible hours at the interview?

How to negotiate for flexible hours at the interview? [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Feb 18, 2009 - 6 answers

How do you deal with post-job-interview jitters?

I was in an interview a week and a half ago for a job that I really, really want. Is there anything I can do to make sure I don't mess things up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2008 - 9 answers

help me gain employment in the wonderful world of food service

What can I expect at interviews for simple restaurant/food service jobs? What things should I be saying to increase the chances I'll get hired? How should I dress? I have no foodservice experience. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2008 - 16 answers

How do you interview a troubling candidate who has much more experience than you?

I'm looking for advice on how to conduct a job interview with someone much older and with much more experience than me. The problem: his resume is seriously fishy. There's some technical information in here, so input from professional software geeks is particularly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2008 - 21 answers

How do I prepare for graduate technical interviews in software?

In about six weeks I expect to have a technical interview for a graduate position with MS. What can I do between now and then to be as well prepared as possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I get from 4th-on-the-list to 'Hired!'?

I'm #4 on the eligibility list for a job that I want, and have a 2nd interview in a week. This is the final step in the application process. What can I do to vault myself to the top of the list and land the job? [more inside]
posted by saguaro on Jul 22, 2008 - 8 answers

You hang up first. No you hang up first. No you hang up first...

At what point in the job interview process is it appropriate to inquire what the salary might look like? [more inside]
posted by boots on May 2, 2008 - 17 answers

Political consulting firm interview: what to expect?

I have an interview tomorrow (yikes) with a political consulting firm. Problem: I don't actually know what this means. What exactly do political consultants do? What kind of questions should I expect to be asked? What kind of questions should I ask them? Help! [more inside]
posted by naoko on Dec 5, 2007 - 9 answers

How should I dress for my interview?

How should I dress when interviewing for a job as a veterinary technician? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Jul 30, 2007 - 19 answers

how do i obtain a writing career in los angeles?

job filter: how can i get a job, in los angeles, that will afford me the luxury of health insurance? how to write a cover letter that will get my foot in the door? [more inside]
posted by seeka on Jul 7, 2007 - 21 answers

Interviewing for a job with another offer already out there

I was offered a job that starts next week. I have an interview tomorrow for a job I'd rather have. How should I approach this during the interview? [more inside]
posted by apple scruff on Jun 6, 2007 - 10 answers

How to interview for a help desk job?

I'm interviewing for a position at my university's computer help desk. The problem? I don't know enough about computers. Help me overcome that. [more inside]
posted by Sfving on Sep 23, 2005 - 19 answers

Interviewing tips for introverts?

How can I, an introvert, learn how to perform better in job interviews? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2005 - 20 answers

What do I tell future employers about having been fired?

So I got fired from work last week. What do I tell future employers when they ask why I left my previous job?
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2004 - 16 answers

Travelling from New Jersey to Washington, DC cheaply & quickly?

Job interview in Washington, DC. I live in New Jersey. Cheapest/fastest/best way to do this? (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Sep 24, 2004 - 15 answers

Front Desk Job

I'm interviewing for a simple FrontDesk job at SpringHill Suites very soon (I think a branch of Marriott Hotels) and I just found out that it's a popular position to be applying for. What can I do to draw positive attention to myself so I stand out in the interviewer's mind? [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster on May 22, 2004 - 5 answers

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