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]
Trying to enter the field two years after completing my masters: How to spin/represent my unrelated work experience since then? [more inside]
In a whirlwind of a week and a half, I submitted a resume, got a phone interview, and a job interview scheduled for Monday so have been cramming. My question though is on handling outcome. I am so anxious that I need to somehow convince myself that it doesn't matter what happens. There are pros and cons for uprooting if I get the job and the same if I stay at my current job. Pay is the same, just be starting over, but would be near my family. Any Jedi mind tricks when things are uncertain?
What, if anything, can I do now to have a productive - and hopefully successful - job search six months from now? [more inside]
What are some great, curve ball questions to ask potential interns? [more inside]
What are my rights concerning notes taken at an interview for a potential job? [more inside]
I want a new job. I got my resume together. Now I'm too afraid to apply anywhere. Help! [more inside]
After a rather disappointing year on the academic job market, I've been contacted for a phone interview at Big Government Laboratory for a position in Research Area of My Expertise. What to expect? How to prepare? [more inside]
How do you respond to "Tell me about yourself" in a job interview? Details inside. [more inside]