I want to apply for a job with a small organisation. This would be my third time to apply in three years. How should I approach it? [more inside]
Any helpful hints/tips to guide me in my meeting with a club manager regarding events I would like to throw?
I have a meeting tomorrow with an university club manager regarding events that I would like to throw. I have never done this before - any tips/tricks on what I should bring, what I should have prepared and how to negotiate the best pay for me? [more inside]
What distinguishes the ninja/rockstar (Ruby) programmer from the understated kind? [more inside]
In the Olympics, when an American athlete finishes competing, cameras show up in their faces, and the athlete gets interviewed. If they won, then they get to talk about the win. If they lost, then they get to talk about how it felt to lose out there in front of 40 million viewers. Here is the question: What obligation does the athlete have to participate in the interviews? What is it that stops them from saying 'screw this' and skipping the interview? [more inside]
I am in the application process for a really awesome job, and I just found out I have my second phone interview on Monday afternoon. Yay! It's a producing job at a start up web content company, and based on the first call, they're going to want to hire someone who can move data from cameras (sounds like I would be mostly working with DSLRs) into Final Cut Pro and prepare it for editing. I currently work in TV, where this job belongs to the assistant editors, and I don't even know how to begin to figure out this process. Please give me some weekend reading material to help me figure out if this is something I could quickly learn how to do. Thank you! [more inside]
Should I trim down my beard for a job interview? [more inside]
How to handle interview + time off for funeral? [more inside]
Boot camp for personality. Put me in 7 unusual situations that boost confidence, character, and charisma. [more inside]
What should I wear for my job interview. Difficulty: UK, technical position at an academic institution. [more inside]
To former teachers: in what ways did teaching prepare you for different jobs in your post-teaching career? [more inside]
I need to provide supervisor references for a job opportunity, but I do not have many people I can ask. Need help figuring out my options. Details inside: [more inside]
2 Interviews, one exploding offer. How do I negotiate? [more inside]
I am looking for information on how people feel, like and want (or not) to be interviewed by TV, radio or newspaper reporters. [more inside]
I have applied for a job at a small nonprofit. Last night I accidentally re-sent them my follow up letter instead of forwarding it to a relative to read. [more inside]
I have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. I've got my suit all ready. The problem is that I had surgery recently and I'm in a full leg brace and crutches. Should I put the brace over my pants or under them? I don't know even know if the brace will actually fit under the pants, though; it's pretty bulky with a huge metal hinge and several thick velcro straps. Will wearing it on the outside of dress trousers look ridiculous?
How do you address a cover letter to someone you'd had an informational interview with (and try to re-establish a connection)? [more inside]
Long ago I had a book of collected Stephen King interviews, published chronologically based on the title he was promoting. What was it? [more inside]
First of all, let me say I am thankful for getting a phone interview offer....read on and apologies for the ramble and poor writing style here. Please bear with me here for a bit. I had a job interview in a city I had hoped to move back to two weeks ago, and didn't get it. Like most others applicants, I prepared very well and studied, talked to myself, etc. so, it is what it is. I desire to get back to this place where my wife's family and my friends are and where I have lived for 15 years (Indianapolis). I've been extremely stressed out, have anxiety problems but have meds to help. [more inside]
What are some tips for successfully handling a co-op board interview? (Brooklyn-based) [more inside]
What should I expect when interviewing for a Masters-level nursing program? [more inside]
Help me find this bookfilter: An writer's guide 'interview' with your own fiction character to help uncover their traits and depths. Or, a similar list of interview questions to learn a lot about someone in a short time. [more inside]
Yet another dress me for my interview question: Director-level position at a gaming/software company in Orange County, CA. A few snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Asking for a friend. Anyone have experience in a group interview for a flight attendant position? Please share!
My wife has a job interview coming up. She just got the schedule and it is a two-hour interview including a one hour "activity challenge." What can she expect? [more inside]
Is this outfit appropriate for a job interview at a nice restaurant? [more inside]
Is it possible or recommended to try to negotiate job titles? [more inside]
I'm looking for strategies and tips you use to interrupt, re-direct and control interviews with chatty folk. [more inside]
It it unwise to bank on a prospective employer not calling my references unless I am interviewed? I'm applying for a job that is admittedly a long shot, and I’d rather not call and ask people to be my references unless I am actually in the running (for various snowflake reasons detailed at length within). Is it a horrendous faux pas to list references without asking their permission, if I'm fairly certain I won’t get called for an interview? On the other hand, is it a horrendous faux pas not to send references with my resume and cover letter, when the job posting specifically asks for them? [more inside]
South- and East Asian tech workers - would you find interview questions relating to restaurants offensive? [more inside]
Prospective job seems to require too much- or am I overreacting? [more inside]
I have a two part question. I've just interviewed well known performer who has just released his first solo CD. He owns all of the rights to the lyrics and music, and his own company published the CD. A radio station I'm associated with plans to put the interview online, as well as broadcast it within the week. If the musician is OK with me putting it on my own website, how might it drive traffic to his site and my site? And is there anything extra I can to make it attract listeners and drive that traffic? [more inside]
Should I call? Should I wait? Post-interview agony. [more inside]
I've seen (practically) every video of Richard Feynman and Steve Jobs in existence. I am fascinated and learn something new every time I watch one. What else should I watch? Who else would I enjoy?
There was a study a few years back where they had two people meet and discuss a list of questions. The control pairs got a basic set of superficial interview questions (what's your name, do you have siblings, where are you from) and the other got a specially designed set of questions that increasingly went into meaningful, personal topics. At the end, pairs in the test group tended to report a deep bond with their partner and went on to become friends after the study. Can you find me the study and/or the questions?
Looking for tips on interviewing a celebrity musician about his career to write liner notes for upcoming re-releases of his catalog. [more inside]
Did nothing for 3 years. Now I need a job again. Am I doomed? [more inside]
I have an interview tomorrow. I had a phone interview that went well enough that they’ve asked me to meet other people on the team in person. The job seems like a good fit for my skills and based on what I’ve learned so far, I’d like the job. The issue: I’ve planned a month-long trip for July. [more inside]
I want to send a post-interview thank you email but I am a little unclear as to the best way of going about it. I had five 30 minute sessions with one to two employees each; the last session was with the head of the group I'd be working for. Should I send one email to all employees, an email to each session group, an email to only the senior interviewers (3 people), or some other iteration?
I have attended college but did not graduate. I just told an interviewer that I did. What should I do? [more inside]
Please help me with post-interview thank-you note timing. [more inside]
I have an 8GB iTouch with a voice recorder, and a crappy Samsung flip phone. I am about to do a phone interview, and I need to record it. What's the best way to hook my MP3 player up to my phone to record the interview?
Any advice for what I should do when the inevitable happens, and I am informed I did not get this promotion? How can I prevent losing faith in everything job related if this is how things work around here? [more inside]
Interview travel etiquette advice needed [more inside]
How personal is too personal for a job interview question? [more inside]
Best practices for approaching busy ex-employers for reference? And how to explain longer stay at university?
I'm a new grad entering the workforce. What's the best way for me to approach busy busy BUSY ex-bosses (so busy they have phone gatekeepers, cuz they're always on the phone with Very Important People) to use them as a reference? I left them on good terms, but it's been at least two years and no contact in between. Several related questions ahead. [more inside]
I'm a recent MLIS grad who just scored an interview with a municipal information management office. Unfortunately, the job is 4 hours away and Greyhound can't get me there for a face to face interview before mid afternoon. I plan to ask about interview slots in the late afternoon, but would it be unreasonable to ask about a skype interview if none are available? Other suggestions are also very welcome.
Question about interviewing the interviewers: International differences?..I was taught at uni that its a good idea to treat the interview as a bit of a test run, in other words interview the interviewers to see if you really would like the job that is being offered by asking a few interesting questions etc....but when I tell people (In Australia) about this idea they are horrified and seem to think that's a sure fire way to talk yourself out of a potential job. What do mefites think? Can anyone give me a good rationale why you should pretend you are interviewing the employer? Was I taught the wrong thing? Am I explaining it wrong?
Should I mention my plan to continue academic research in my interview for a fundraising management job at a small college that is part of a major research university? I have a lot of industry experience and raised strong results. I want to stress that I understand the time pressures but I also do not want to overload myself with more than one back-story. What are your thoughts? [more inside]
I'm in Korea and I have an interview coming up with an institute (hagwon) as an English instructor. I have no teaching experience but my recruiter would like me to prepare something to say about the curriculum I intend to use... [more inside]
I got a summer job interview over Skype! Tell me what to expect. The twist: it's in American Sign Language. [more inside]