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Going in for an interview for a job I'm not sure I want

I have been asked to come in for a job interview at a company I have interviewed at before. They have since hired someone else for the position, but have asked me to come in for a similar job as the work load has increased. For a number of reasons, I'm not sure I will be interested in the position, but I want to hear them out and I want to keep these connections in the future. Is there anything I should keep in mind or do to to ensure that it goes well? [more inside]
posted by coreywilliam on May 30, 2014 - 8 answers

How do I turn down a job candidate after an extended interview process?

I run a small organization, just a few employees, and I am close to filling one of our open positions. What is the etiquette for breaking the bad news to an unsuccessful job candidate who has patiently participated in a drawn-out interview process? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Mar 4, 2014 - 21 answers

Hate my boss, not paid enough. How do I phrase that in an interview?

I want a new job. Why? Because my second-level manager is a jerkoff and because I don't get paid enough. How do I spin this in a future interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2014 - 17 answers

Good job offer's deadline is up, but a preferred job offer is incoming.

I have a good job offer in hand, but the deadline was today, and a preferred job offer is close enough that they say they're just waiting for the offer letter to be signed. Special details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2013 - 19 answers

Can you help me prepare for a planning job interview?

I have an interview for an urban planning job (yay me!), but I feel a little worried about the interview. [more inside]
posted by Hypnotic Chick on Nov 15, 2013 - 3 answers

I Need a New Job

I need a new job, and I have no idea what job I might be good at and enjoy. Please give me ideas for some jobs that I haven't thought of. I'm in my late 20s and working as a research analyst for a large firm, and I can't take the feeling that I'm not doing anything worthwhile (or even enjoyable) with my life. I'm not sure what to do. Do you know of any unconventional careers that might be a good fit? Please give me an idea of where to get started. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2013 - 13 answers

Tell me why do you want to leave your job after only a month?

On paper it looks like I want to leave my job one month after I started. Due to the relationship between the last two companies I have worked for I've essentially worked for the same company for ten years. How best to explain that on a resume and in an interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2013 - 10 answers

Q: Why are you leaving your job at XYZ? A: Because of my boss

So, when someone asks "why are you leaving your job at XYZ?" I'm looking for a good and truthful answer that doesn't leave me in a bad light. [more inside]
posted by jseven on Jul 29, 2013 - 15 answers

How would you want to be turned down for a job?

I'm in the process of interviewing mid-senior level candidates and would like to let them know when they are not making it to the next level in the process. If you were a job hunter in this situation what would you want to hear while being turned down for further consideration? I'm looking for an email script! [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms on Jul 26, 2013 - 30 answers

Do I smell bad or something?

Over the last several months, I've noticed a job hunting pattern. I apply for a job. I get called for an interview. Yay! However, despite going on MANY interviews over the past 8-9 months, I'm not able to actually close the deal. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jul 18, 2013 - 32 answers

Help me brainstorm presentation ideas for higher ed job interview

I have to give a 10-minute presentation as part of a job interview for a career advisor and instructor position in the career services office of the business school at a large public university. I'm having trouble coming up with ideas, and would love some help brainstorming. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2013 - 12 answers

A million dollars would be nice, but I'll accept lower

Best ways to respond to the salary question during job interviews when the experience is more valuable then the paycheck? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Jun 3, 2013 - 4 answers

I just interviewed for a job and I have no idea if I want it or not.

Assuming I got an offer for this job, how should I make my decision? What would you do? [more inside]
posted by wannabecounselor on May 13, 2013 - 9 answers

Informational Interview

What is the best way to approach somebody in a career field about the possibility of arranging an informational interview? This is assuming you do not have a connection to a person.
posted by dfc5656 on Feb 26, 2013 - 7 answers

To suit or not to suit?

What to wear to a non-librarian library interview? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jan 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Google interview booked. Now what?!

I've got a job interview at Google? What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by kilikina73 on Oct 8, 2012 - 9 answers

What's it like?

I have an interview this week for an assistant volunteer coordinator position at a local organization. I've done some volunteer management before but haven't had a position like this. If YOU have, or do, what's it like? Any advice for an interview?
posted by trillian on Sep 26, 2012 - 13 answers

How does teaching translate to other work?

To former teachers: in what ways did teaching prepare you for different jobs in your post-teaching career? [more inside]
posted by Groundhog Week on Aug 2, 2012 - 13 answers

Why are you the best?

I have a final interview for a Project Manager position. This job is awesome. One of the questions they would like me to answer is "Why are you the best candidate for this position?". How do I blow them away with my answer? The role requires someone who is passionate about work and life, can juggle multiple projects, and can managed a range of different stakeholders. I can do all of this like nobody's business. But I am sure a lot of the other candidates can as well. How do I approach answering this question and winning this position?
posted by trinigirl on Feb 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Awesome Kick-Off

As part of my interview process, I have been asked to kick-off a project to a pretend client. This is for an interactive agency in LA. There will be 5 people acting as stakeholders. I really want this job and want to leave an awesome impression. What things can I do to set myself apart? What are your tips for awesome kick-off meetings? I need to demonstrate my skills as a meeting facilitator and project manager. I am looking for anything that will set me apart including handing out candy / fruit, using an awesome slide deck, or simply facilitating a awesome kick-off. Have you seen anyone do something awesome in a meeting that wasn't borderline cheesy? I need to demonstrate imagination but also an ability to drive and get things done. Links or videos appreciated as well. Help me get this job!
posted by kaizen on Feb 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Thank You Emails?

I want to send some post-interview thank you emails, but I don't have the email addresses of the people I interviewed with. Should I email the recruiting contact asking for the email addresses, or just leave it alone? [more inside]
posted by naju on Nov 21, 2011 - 21 answers

Post-interview thank you, but no thank you, thank you note

What to say in a post interview thank you note - when you aren't the right guy for the job... [more inside]
posted by klarck on Aug 23, 2011 - 6 answers

What should my next step be?

Job search, interview, etiquette question. Sorry for the length. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 4 answers

I left, but I want to come back...

How bad is this situation? I'm applying for a job at a company that I previously worked at for only four months. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jul 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Tell me about yourself

Following from this question, how do you approach and answer the classic interview questions? I am looking for specific examples / tactics around questions like: Tell me about yourself? How do you deal with ambiguity? How did you manage a difficult personality? How do you deal with competing priorities? How do you influence people? Any of the examples in the aforementioned thread are fair game. I am interested in both your specific answers but also your general approach / goal in answering the question. Personal anecdotes a plus!
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 25, 2011 - 8 answers

You mean you spent your time making money? For shame, for shame.

Trying to enter the field two years after completing my masters: How to spin/represent my unrelated work experience since then? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Apr 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Afraid of change.

I want a new job. I got my resume together. Now I'm too afraid to apply anywhere. Help! [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Apr 4, 2011 - 5 answers

What's the best way to proceed with the interview process when I like the company but I'm increasingly unsure that I want a job right now at all?

What's the best way to proceed with the interview process when I like the company but I'm increasingly unsure that I want a job right now at all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2011 - 8 answers

courting the tallest companies on earth

What do I need to learn, and what experiences do I need to attain to get a top software development job? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Feb 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Can you actually be too short to be a high school teacher?

I want to be a high school French teacher, but at twenty years old I still have the height, weight, and voice of a twelve-year-old. I'm afraid these physical attributes will make it nearly impossible for me to be hired and taken seriously as a high school teacher. Is this a legitimate concern that should cause me to rethink my goals? [more inside]
posted by datarose on Jan 30, 2011 - 40 answers

Can I wear a black suit to a job interview?

Can I wear a black suit to a job interview? With what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2010 - 45 answers

Should I accept this job offer?

Should I accept this job offer? I have an interview scheduled for another job. But it's no sure thing... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Standing out in an informational interview

Please help me rock this informational interview. Looking for any personal tips - something you were asked or discussed that blew your mind as an interviewer, or something that worked exceptionally well for you as an interviewee. [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Nov 3, 2009 - 11 answers

If you were having dinner with any historical person of your choosing...What color would the tablecloth be?

What are the most interesting or unusual questions you've ever been asked at a job interview? [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Aug 25, 2009 - 85 answers

Eight hours means eight hours

What's a good way of finding out a job is really going to be eight hours a day and usually not more before you take the job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Will Company A wait for me while I interview at Company B? (3-4 weeks from now?)

I am likely to soon get a job offer from Company A. Yesterday, Company B called to schedule an interview for a few weeks from now. I would prefer to work at Company B, but if I didn't get the job, I would want to work at Company A. How do I handle this delicate situation, seeing as we're talking about almost a month until I would have an answer from Company B? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Nov 25, 2008 - 11 answers

First time traveling for an job interview

I am soon traveling for an job interview for the first time, and in general this is the first time i have traveled for "business", any tips? primarily looking for tips about traveling for an interview but if you have a good lesser known tip about interviews, let me have it. [more inside]
posted by humanawho on Oct 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Re-interviewing for a job I turned down 6 months ago. How much do I need to explain?

Re-interviewing for a job. How much do I need to explain about why I turned them down 6 months ago? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Jun 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Will not covering up this tattoo negatively impact me at my upcoming job interview?

I have a job interview on Wednesday for a very interesting non-profit organization involved with animal research (for good purposes). All of my suits are skirt/jacket combos. I'm very short...too short for pant suits, and no time for alterations. The skirt suits wouldn't be a problem if I didn't have a huge tattoo on my leg. In my former career in creative arts, tattoos were acceptable and even commonplace. I'm not sure if this is a big deal with the new field. Nylons look silly over the work, and tights make me look like a little girl. Plus, it's very hot out. Is showing the tattoo something I should worry about? Do you think it will be viewed negatively? Any suggestions to help make me look more professional? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2008 - 32 answers

Applying for a government job (what to reveal in the application and more)

Applying for a government job (what to reveal in the application and more) [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jun 2, 2008 - 4 answers

They're just not that into me...yet

How do I say 'Thanks, no really!' after an unsuccessful job interview, without looking like the needy girl whose long-time crush has blown her out after one date? [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Apr 3, 2008 - 14 answers

First time technical interview advice

I'm a college freshman about to experience technical (CS) interviews for the first time. What can I do to prepare? [more inside]
posted by comwiz on Feb 20, 2008 - 15 answers

Advice before interviewing for small environmental law internship?

LawFilter: I am applying for an internship at a small law practice that focuses on environmental law. What should I do to prep for this beyond the normal job interview routine? Also, how reasonable are the conditions of this internship (details below)? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jan 28, 2008 - 21 answers

Getting information from an informational interview

I've set up some informational interviews. Now, what do I ask the people so I don't seem like a dumbass? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 5, 2007 - 7 answers

I'm just not that into you

How do you tell a potential employer that you're just not that into them? [more inside]
posted by phoenixc on Jul 16, 2007 - 12 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

Because I want to...

Prospective new employer keeps harping on the same question. [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Mar 7, 2007 - 22 answers

I REALLY don't want to screw up this interview.

What are some generic "technical interview" questions you've received? Help me land my dream job! [more inside]
posted by cebailey on Feb 8, 2007 - 21 answers

Fuck, I hate trying to sell myself.

I just went through a fairly extensive interview process. I thought I nailed it after each step on the way. I ended up not getting the job, so there's [more inside]
posted by premortem on Jan 18, 2007 - 27 answers

Can a non New Yorker get an NYC webdev job?

My friend seeks a job as a web developer in NYC. He's gotten the impression that no one will interview him if he's not already a resident of the Big Apple. Is this accurate? [more inside]
posted by Clay201 on Nov 22, 2006 - 10 answers

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