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Interview: should I mention that my current position is ending?

I'll be interviewing for a new position next week. I'm worried that if they ask why I'm leaving my current job, and I tell them that my current position is going will no longer have funding within a 6 months, I will give up some potential salary if it comes to salary negotiation. Is that a valid worry and if so, should I not mention that and just go with other (also true) reasons such as "I'm no longer feeling challenged"?
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2014 - 13 answers

Help for a Blackboard noob

Soon I will be interviewing for an instructional designer position at a university. What should I do to beef up on Blackboard as well as general interviewing topics for an instructional designer? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Jan 29, 2014 - 4 answers

What should I ask at an academic job interview?

I am starting a two day academic job interview tomorrow. What questions should I ask? Bonus question: Do I want this job? [more inside]
posted by pseudonick on Jan 15, 2014 - 10 answers

I'm not sure how to go into an upcoming job negotiation.

Hi! I was just offered a job and will go in to negotiate the details of my employment. I'll be working for a company based in a European country that is trying to expand into the U.S. It's a sales position that will have me travelling around the northeast selling their product in specialty stores. [more inside]
posted by inTikiwetrust on Dec 5, 2013 - 7 answers

New job, old presentation template?

I will be giving a talk at a job interview, about scientific research that I did several years ago. The powerpoint slides use the (somewhat gaudy) template of my former employer, the institution that funded the research. Should I keep the template or change it? [more inside]
posted by aimedwander on Sep 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Job Interview: Do I tell them why I want a new job?

I have a job interview this Friday. It is in a city 90 minutes from where I currently live, and 30 minutes from where my wife currently lives. Looking at my resume, it's obvious I'm having a good career at my current place of work, steadily getting promotions and increased responsibility. If I was an interviewer, it would be in the back of my mind, "Why's this guy looking for a new job? Problems where he is now?" I know they can't ask about my personal life and reasons for relocating, but does anyone think it would be weird to tell them I'm applying for this job because I want to live in the same city as my wife? Of course, I'd also tell them I'm applying for the job because of the skills and value I can bring to the organization, my prior experience gives a unique perspective from both sides of the desk, etc. etc. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2013 - 22 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

How do I say "Psst...I'm still available for that 9-to-5..."?

I interviewed for this position over a month ago, and it went really well. According to a family friend who also works there (and informed me of the available position to begin with), I was a top contender for the job, but they ultimately went with another person with experience, whereas I had none (even though it was entry level - but I get it, experience is better than lack thereof. No hard feelings here). PLOT TWIST: Two days ago, I find out via friend that they just discovered this new person lied about having a degree, so she's as good as gone. Friend suggested I send a nonchalant email to remind them of my existence, hinting at the fact that I'm still available. How do I do this subtly without it sounding awkward as hell after over a month? I don't think I'm supposed to know about this turn of events because friend was pretty hush hush about it, and I certainly don't want to throw friend under the bus or get him in trouble. How do I go about this? [more inside]
posted by slightlyamused on May 21, 2013 - 11 answers

I can do the job, mostly, really

I have a tricky job-application scenario: basically, I can do all the requirements that were advertised, but I have excellent reason to believe they expect the person in the position to semi-regularly do something my health prevents me from doing at all. How do I handle this in the application/resume process? [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Apr 23, 2013 - 10 answers

I promise I'm actually a good employee!

I have an upcoming job interview for a fairly sales-oriented position in business. Putting aside that I'm not sure I want the position yet and that in my eyes it counts against the company that they put stock in this sort of thing, the company is about to send me a personality test which they use as a strong hiring indicator. I would prefer to ace the test, whatever that means, and have my actual interview and position discussion determine hiring. How should I go about answering a test that I don't believe will be reflective of my personality? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Should I tell my coworker/friend about my upcoming job interview?

I just landed an interview for a job I really want, and I'm very excited about it. I'm seeing a coworker, also a very good friend, for dinner tonight. Should I tell her about it? [more inside]
posted by eleanor_of_aquitaine on Jan 18, 2013 - 27 answers

What's different about a corporate interview (if anything)?

What should I know about interviewing for a corporate job that I don't already know from interviewing for public sector/public health jobs? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Aug 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Please help me prepare for a market research job interview

I have an interview at a market research company next week! Which is great, except that I've been in school for physics for the last 7 years and I know next to nothing about the field. Can you give me resources, tips or tricks to prepare for this interview? [more inside]
posted by auto-correct on May 27, 2011 - 7 answers

What do I do in a group interview for a job?

How do I handle being in a group interview for a job tomorrow? I understand that more and more employers are interviewing this way lately, and I've never been interviewed for a job this way before. [more inside]
posted by JustDerek on May 24, 2011 - 11 answers

How do you respond to "Tell me about yourself" in a job interview?

How do you respond to "Tell me about yourself" in a job interview? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Apr 3, 2011 - 19 answers

Top job candidate was sloppy, didn't hew to gender norms, during the interview. Now what?

I'm having a hard time sussing out whether a recent job candidate's informality (and non-adherence to gender norms) should be a major warning sign, eye-rollingly insignificant, or somewhere in between. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2011 - 84 answers

Help me prepare for my programming interview!

I'm a computer programmer, and have an exciting job interview lined up. Yaaay! Help me prepare by suggesting some difficult (but reasonable) programming interview questions to practice on. Also, I would appreciate any general advice you have for succeeding at programming interviews. [more inside]
posted by coelacanth! on Oct 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Not Enough Applicants For Library Position

Interviews for a job I really, really want postponed because there were "not enough applicants." Help me understand this and maximize my chances. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Oct 18, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I go about interviewing for and working at a fast food restaurant?

I am a 30 year old man about to go for a job interview... flipping burgers for a certain clown. I'd appreciate any hints or tips on how to approach the interview. And when I get the job, how do I handle that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I tell interviewers that I'm suing my ex-employer?

I'm suing my former job. Should I (How should I) tell folks I'm interviewing with? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2010 - 15 answers

pre-interview etiquette filter

Pre-interview etiquette: I've received a schedule for a job interview, a good half hour of which is pegged for a practical exercise. I'm not sure what this would entail in the context of the job, and I would like a little more information about it. Is it acceptable to email the HR officer I've been corresponding with asking for a rough idea of what the exercise is? How can I phrase this without sounding like I'm asking for a cheat-sheet? [more inside]
posted by the cat's pyjamas on Mar 11, 2010 - 6 answers

Linear regression is... uh... something to do with residuals? (Shit.)

I have some interviews coming up. Anybody with a statistics-related profession.... please help me out with answering technical questions in my job interviews! (A bit on the long side...) [more inside]
posted by veol on Nov 12, 2009 - 4 answers

I'd like some advice on giving an academic job talk.

I'd like some advice on giving an academic job talk. [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Sep 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Interview scheduling etiquette?

Interview etiquette: do I call to follow-up on scheduling an appointment for an interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Is it ok to ask for a phone interview rather than face to face if you have a legit reason?

Is it alright to ask for a phone interview instead of face to face because of the large distance between where I live and a possible job? [more inside]
posted by Jason Land on May 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me cram for a sports proficiency test!

Help me cram for a sports proficiency test! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Post Interview Note dilemma, who to send thank you note to?

Post Interview Note dilemma: Second interview, two people interviewed me, but I only got the first name of one of them. What's next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Third time's the charm?

I have been called back for a third interview for a job I really want. Seven people have already interviewed me. What on earth could be left to ask? [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Nov 3, 2008 - 13 answers

So what do academics interviews consist of?

What to expect at an interview for an academic teaching post? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Sep 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Immature party animal or unstable mental patient?

My first job interview is coming up and I'm wondering which is the lesser of two evils to disclose. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2008 - 34 answers

velvet glove for the iron fist?

Help my friend not be misperceived so that she can get a job! My friend is super smart, very industrious, a wonderful team member but... makes faces and has a certain demeanor that makes people think that she has, as one person put it, "an attitude problem." This label is TOTALLY NOT deserved, but I do understand why people might get this impression. What can she do to ensure that she comes off as more "likable" in a job interview? [more inside]
posted by lalalana on Apr 4, 2008 - 14 answers

Defending my depression

How do I defend my mild depression against a HR Director? [more inside]
posted by electriccynic on Jul 16, 2007 - 14 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 handle a phone interview

I recently had a terrific first interview for a position at a very nice four-star hotel. I'm scheduled for a follow-up phone interview in a few days during which I will be asked a few "general business questions about my background". What sort of questions should I expect? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Nov 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Dealing with unusual job interview questions.

Dealing with odd job interview questions (What kind of a fruit am I?) [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Oct 11, 2006 - 27 answers

Am I being discriminated against?

I just had a great job interview, and I should be a lock for this job. But I'm worried they might not hire me because I have a baby. Is this sex discrimination? [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Sep 21, 2006 - 26 answers

Can I undo a bad interview answer?

Should a job interview faux pas be addressed in a thank you email? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Jun 19, 2006 - 18 answers

How to ace a committee interview?

InterviewFilter: Help me ace an interview with a hiring committee -- of my current and former professors! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on May 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Case Interview Tips

Case Interview Tips. I'm applying to several business analyst/consulting jobs that require a case interview as part of the screening process. I've never done one of these and I'd like to hear your experiences with them. [more inside]
posted by sciurus on Feb 14, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me prepare for my upcoming job interview

I've got a marathon job interview coming up, and I'm looking for advice on: a professional purse or briefcase I can use; how to stay energized, alert and upbeat for two consecutive days; cultural things I should be aware of in northeast Florida. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2005 - 15 answers

Post-Interview Etiquette

Is it a good idea to follow up on an interview to see if or when you'll be hired? If so, how soon after the interview? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on May 14, 2005 - 9 answers

Interviewing a Shoe-In

Ridiculous Job-Interview Filter: We have a new person coming on my team at work. He's actually been filling in for someone (as a project manager) for a couple months and doing a great job. Due to HR formalities, we had to post the formal job opening for a week. No other people submitted for the job, and he doesn't have to interview to get hired, but he doesn't know that. We've decided to 'initiate' him with a stressful interview... (more inside) [more inside]
posted by skechada on Feb 9, 2005 - 62 answers

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