Any non-obvious tips for conducting a successful interview? I'm looking for perspectives both in general and also considering my situation. [more inside]
LazywebFilter. I'm looking for a recent, and specific interview with Kevin Smith wherein he talks about how he kept saying he wanted to be a filmmaker, and his decision to actually make a movie. [more inside]
I need a basic landline phone recording lead like this. I might not have enough time to order one online. Can I make one myself? How would I do that? (Bonus question: Where can I buy one in Sydney?) [more inside]
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]
What to say in a post interview thank you note - when you aren't the right guy for the job... [more inside]
That question about following up after an interview. [more inside]
I've just been short-listed for a Fulbright Scholars Award (huzzah!). I'm wondering if anyone else has been in this position and what I might be able to expect in the interview? [more inside]
How can I make time to interview for new jobs after just taking a job that I don't like? And, how do I explain to new companies why my availability to interview is so limited? [more inside]
My sister is interviewing for a job as a nanny. She has never worked as a nanny before. What questions should she ask during the interview? Also, any advice for first time nannies would be appreciated!
After an interview: thank-you letter? e-mail? card? [more inside]
I just had a job interview and sent a thank you email to each of my interviewers after. My partner poo pooed this saying it is not done in the UK (where we are). Is this a black mark for me in regards to my application? [more inside]
I'm applying again for an internship that I interviewed for previously but didn't get. How, if at all, should I modify my application this time? [more inside]
Looking for pointers for leading a great panel discussion or roundtable interview, in front of an audience. Tell me something that made an event you attended really memorable (in a good way), and/or give me some examples of what not to do. Thanks!
Hi, I will be going to a teacher associate job interview next week. This is where I will be sort of like a teacher's aide. Do any of you have great comments or responses that will impress the interviewer? [more inside]
Yesterday I had an internal interview for a job I really want. I answered most of the questions just fine but one of them, "name a time when something at work depended on you and what did you do?", I bombed for some reason. Now I have a great answer and am thinking of emailing the three people in the interview panel with a revised answer, but I'm not sure whether this would be appropriate. [more inside]
What do I ask a billionaire? [more inside]
Job search, interview, etiquette question. Sorry for the length. [more inside]
Job interview filter: why would someone want to become a talent agent? (Bonus morality question inside!) [more inside]
I have a phone interview tomorrow for an LSAT instructor position with a big testprep company. I am kind of worried about it and would appreciate any tips or help you can give me. [more inside]
I'm starting a podcast where I will likely be interviewing people in their offices with different acoustic environments. I have a Zoom H2. Keeping it as simple as possible, exactly what techniques and software (on OS X) do I need to get the interview at a high level of audio quality, and make a high quality podcast out of it?
Corporate Job vs. Nanny, need appropriate questions to ask. (See within for more details) [more inside]
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]
How should I dress for a job interview? (Hot weather edition) [more inside]
Have I blown it for good? Interviewed for a job 13 days ago and then followed up with a different interviewer 5 days ago, and neglected to send thank-you notes both times. No decision has been made yet -- should I just let it go at this point, or would I still be better off sending my thanks? [more inside]
What are the best oral histories to read? [more inside]
How to come across well in a PhD interview over Skype? [more inside]
What questions should I ask applicants for a position involving the development of IT policies? [more inside]
In a job interview, the interviewer asks the interviewee questions. But what questions should the interviewee ask the interviewer? [more inside]
I interviewed for a job I really want on the 6th of June, sent a follow-up/thank you note a few days later, and have so far heard nothing. Is there any way I can do a second follow-up without being horribly irritating? If so, how and when? [more inside]
I have an interview coming up with a startup and was advised not to dress up and that "polished business casual is just fine." What should I wear? [more inside]
Job Interview Filter: "What was the funniest thing that ever happened to you at work?" What kind of answer is my potential employer looking for?
I'm completing a preliminary job interview form, and one of the questions asked is to describe the funniest situation that's ever happened at work. I know a lot of the tricks of these type of questions (when asked about your weaknesses, also explain how you compensate; when asked about your worst boss, briefly explain how you successfully managed the situation; etc.), but this one is stumping me. [more inside]
Help me ace this job interview, where they're looking for someone to "support a bazillion printers and MFDs for a crap-ton of users and offices all over the world." (my translation of the HR-speak) [more inside]
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]
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]
I'm trying to fill out my bio section which anyone who clicks my name on the blog, and I'm wondering if there is a casual and witty, but sincere way of writing it to let people know that I'm available for unemployment (or should I mention it at all)? [more inside]
How do journalists/authors go about finding their interview subjects? [more inside]
Let's Cut to the Chase - How Much Does This Job Pay? [more inside]
What is the best way to present a felony conviction during the job application/interview process? [more inside]
Tell me about your favourite interview attire...and brand...and bags.. [more inside]
I am a reporter. How do I become a braver interviewer? [more inside]
I just had a job interview I wasn't thrilled about. In a fluster, I sent my writing samples with a two sentence thank you note. I'd like to salvage the flubbed interview if I can. Should I mail a lengthier thank you letter, or just let it go?
I really think I got screwed during my grad school interview. Should I try to remedy it, or will that just look like I'm being a spoilsport? [more inside]
What should I know about french cultural conventions in the context of a job interview? [more inside]
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!
Give me your best behavioral/situational interview questions! [more inside]
Hiring a new employee. Well qualified applicant bullied a current employee in high school (15 years ago). Immediate disqualification? [more inside]
I am in the running to get a dream job. I just heard back from the place and it is between me and one other candidate with a decision to be made by the end of next week. Is it appropriate/would it be helpful to make one final pitch to my contact? [more inside]
I have to come up with a 250 word answer the following HR recruitment question: "What can X-company do to make sure it can operate effectively in a fast paced changing environment?" What do you think they want me to say? Are there certain "buzzwords" I should be using?
Emergency interview-wear question! What do I wear with a pinstripe jacket? [more inside]
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]