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]
What should I know for my first project management interview? [more inside]
I have an important interview coming up with a big law firm. Should I shave my beard? Special circumstances inside. [more inside]
Special Education Filter: What kind of questions do I ask someone interviewing to be my child's Personal Care Attendant? [more inside]
Need advice about how to proceed in getting a really awesome job. [more inside]
YANML: Changing the job position mid-way through the interview process: legal? [more inside]
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]
What are the norms for women interviewing for office jobs in the Midwest? [more inside]
I have a job interview tomorrow via Skype; it was supposed to be via the company's own internal system, but alas, we have to fall back on Skype. Tips for making me look good? [more inside]
Help jumpstart my creativity for a five-minute long performance piece about ME. [more inside]
What music could I put as background for a movie of children's interviews? [more inside]
Should I even go to this job interview? [more inside]
I had a phone interview for an entry level position at a small tech startup, but the interviewer is about forty minutes late with no signs of appearing. How do I respond? Possibly relevant: When I confirmed the interview, I forgot to "Reply All" and didn't CC it to two people. Because of this, my interviewer might have missed my confirmation or something.
Will a recently missed payment (or two) kill my chances of getting a job I'm interviewing for soon? [more inside]
I work for a services solution company. Recently, I've been interviewing heavily within that company at other units/accounts that are not my own. The other day, I had an excellent interview with a District Manager and she made many comments about me being exactly what they were looking for. Since then, I received an email from her saying that she had not selected me for that position, however, there is another position within her district she would like me to apply for. [more inside]
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]
Who got angry at Space Ghost and had to leave? [more inside]
What do I need to learn, and what experiences do I need to attain to get a top software development job? [more inside]
It's been a week since I interviewed for a position, and I've not heard back yet. I need help drafting an email asking for an update, and also help on using one offer against another. [more inside]
[Job Filter] So I've got a job interview with the CEO coming up. What can I expect? [more inside]
What's inappropriate about wearing a white handbag to a job interview? [more inside]
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]
Do you work at Microsoft? Please share the secrets of the Microsoft interview process. Because it's not working for me. [more inside]