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Can you help me prepare for a planning job interview?

I have an interview for an urban planning job (yay me!), but I feel a little worried about the interview. [more inside]
posted by Hypnotic Chick on Nov 15, 2013 - 3 answers

 

First interview for a sworn police position.

I've scored a first interview for a sworn position with a local police department! What questions should I be preparing for? I am already preparing answers for: "why law enforcement?" "why this agency?" "what do you know about our city?" "what are your strengths/weaknesses?" "what is reasonable suspicion/probable cause?" "what are you doing to prepare yourself for the work?" "where do you see yourself in five years?" The interview is supposed to last about a half hour. [more inside]
posted by kavasa on Jul 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Reading to complete before a technical interview (CSS, JS, HTML)?

I'm scheduled for a technical interview after the weekend for a front-end development position. I'd like to spend some intensive time beforehand reading relevant blogs and books to prime the ol' noodle and supplement my existing knowledge. Could you recommend some resources? Are there questions you would ask an applicant in this situation, or that you have been asked? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me spin this.

I quit my last job due to poor management. I know that interviewers don't want to hear an applicant speak negatively about former employers. Help me spin this. [more inside]
posted by ThisKindNepenthe on Mar 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me phone screen interview candidates more effectively?

Help me do a better job of phone screening candidates for largely-technical/programming positions. [more inside]
posted by ish__ on Jan 21, 2012 - 8 answers

How should I talk to future employers about my unhappy stint as a lawyer?

I was the asker of this question. I did end up losing my job, but thanks to your advice, moving on has been a lot less painful than I feared. Now I have a question about how to explain to potential new employers a) the circumstances of the termination, and b) my reasons for leaving the practice of law. [more inside]
posted by sorrysockpuppet on Aug 14, 2011 - 16 answers

People want a part of you, but who they get is never who you seem.

Stupid questions for interviewers: memorable, harmless, or just stupid? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Apr 24, 2011 - 21 answers

Let's have some fun! Interview questions for prospective interns!

What are some great, curve ball questions to ask potential interns? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Apr 6, 2011 - 30 answers

Interview questions for a temporary position

What questions could I ask in an interview to determine if someone will be a good fit for a temporary data entry position? [more inside]
posted by dormouse on Dec 28, 2010 - 11 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

So, you're a musician, how is that going for you?

I have an ongoing opportunity to interview musicians, but I've been fearful of being the most boring interviewer ever, or at least failing to pull the musician out of Dull Interview Mode and into Chatting Naturally About Interesting Things Mode. With that, I'm looking for tips and ideas for interviewing people, and/or examples of really good interviews. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 8, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me interview canditates for a technical lab position

I'm hiring a technician in a lab at a university, and I'm looking for some advice on how to interview them. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Jan 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Political consulting firm interview: what to expect?

I have an interview tomorrow (yikes) with a political consulting firm. Problem: I don't actually know what this means. What exactly do political consultants do? What kind of questions should I expect to be asked? What kind of questions should I ask them? Help! [more inside]
posted by naoko on Dec 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Tell me about your mother.

I need to come up with interview questions to ask a writer. [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Oct 23, 2007 - 16 answers

Help me pick a winner!

Interview Filter: What are your best interview questions and techniques? [more inside]
posted by GIRLesq on Jun 20, 2006 - 21 answers

Interviewer tips?

I am particpating in a group interview tomorrow for someone who is potentially a new boss for me. Any ideas of good questions to ask? [more inside]
posted by TheLibrarian on Dec 5, 2005 - 12 answers

Questions for Hiring IT Staff

ManagerFilter: I am going to hire a technology person (keeps everything running, etc.) for a small public library. I know all the standard interview questions. What good technology related questions have you been asked or what questions do you like to ask?
posted by ?! on Dec 19, 2004 - 16 answers

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