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How do I handle a potentially awkward job interview question?

I was approached by a recruiter a few weeks ago. At the time, I was somewhat unhappy at my job, but was not actively looking. I told the recruiter this. I have a follow-up interview with a manager tomorrow. Potential problem: I was laid off after the conversation with the recruiter. How do I spin this information? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2014 - 9 answers

Forgot to mention something important at job interview -- what now?

I just had a job interview for a job I really want that went really well. So well that I forgot to mention something kind of important: I started a part-time retail job between applying and hearing back about the interview (it was almost a month and I've been unemployed since May, so needed something to pay the bills) that I'd have to give notice at, but I'd hopefully be able to get shifts covered. I haven't had any direct e-mail contact with the person who interviewed me, only with the administrative assistant. They would want me to start ASAP. I'll probably be going in for a second interview sometime next week. How and when do I mention this? More important, how and when do I mention this in a way that isn't going to ruin my chances of getting this job?
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2014 - 15 answers

Ack! Missed a call for a potential interview. How should I go on?

I missed a call for a potential job interview today, the call was left early in the afternoon and I didn't see it until early the early evening. Normally, I wouldn't be fretting over this, but in the voice mail the manager said she'd like to schedule an interview for Wed. afternoon and now it's Monday evening. Would I be safe with calling her back tomorrow morning and apologizing for missing the call, etc. or would it be best if I leave some sort of voicemail message tomorrow (I wouldn't know what to say though) AND still call back in the morning? Sorry, I feel embarrassed asking this, but I'm freaking out about missing an opportunity! In the future I will be much more attentive!
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2014 - 13 answers

Interview: should I mention that my current position is ending?

I'll be interviewing for a new position next week. I'm worried that if they ask why I'm leaving my current job, and I tell them that my current position is going will no longer have funding within a 6 months, I will give up some potential salary if it comes to salary negotiation. Is that a valid worry and if so, should I not mention that and just go with other (also true) reasons such as "I'm no longer feeling challenged"?
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2014 - 13 answers

How to handle a "courtesy interview"?

I work for Company A, a very large outift with multiple branches in my city. I have worked for company A since I graduated from college, at first with my Dream Job division (but not doing my dream job), then with my OK Job division. I still work in OK Job division and my job is pretty OK. I applied for my dream job with Company A last year. The person I would report to informed me that since they did not get enough qualified applicants, they would not be filling the position. I took that to mean I was not qualified and thought it was done. Now they're offering me a "courtesy interview." What?! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2014 - 17 answers

Public library job interview advice needed

So I have a job interview coming up for a librarian position at a public library. However, all of my job experience has been in academic libraries, so I'm not sure what to expect from this interview. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Advice needed for job interview in research administration

I have an important job interview coming up this Tuesday, and I was hoping for some advice on how to handle the interview and, specifically, how to address my weaknesses productively while highlighting my strengths. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2013 - 3 answers

The Stuff Their Website Won't Tell You

I am interviewing for a job tomorrow with Edmentum. Have you worked there or used their products? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2013 - 0 answers

Job Interview: Do I tell them why I want a new job?

I have a job interview this Friday. It is in a city 90 minutes from where I currently live, and 30 minutes from where my wife currently lives. Looking at my resume, it's obvious I'm having a good career at my current place of work, steadily getting promotions and increased responsibility. If I was an interviewer, it would be in the back of my mind, "Why's this guy looking for a new job? Problems where he is now?" I know they can't ask about my personal life and reasons for relocating, but does anyone think it would be weird to tell them I'm applying for this job because I want to live in the same city as my wife? Of course, I'd also tell them I'm applying for the job because of the skills and value I can bring to the organization, my prior experience gives a unique perspective from both sides of the desk, etc. etc. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2013 - 22 answers

How does one prepare for a translation exam?

I've just found out that I have two months to prepare for a translation exam as part of a job application. I am a native English speaker and an experienced translator of the source language (with some quite impressive experience at that), but I have no formal translation qualifications whatsoever. I have no idea what a translation exam might entail or whether I would be able to do it. Where do I start? How can I make the best use of the intervening time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Possible inappropriate job interview question?

Had a job interview over a week ago and can't get a couple of the questions out of my head [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2013 - 13 answers

I promise I'm actually a good employee!

I have an upcoming job interview for a fairly sales-oriented position in business. Putting aside that I'm not sure I want the position yet and that in my eyes it counts against the company that they put stock in this sort of thing, the company is about to send me a personality test which they use as a strong hiring indicator. I would prefer to ace the test, whatever that means, and have my actual interview and position discussion determine hiring. How should I go about answering a test that I don't believe will be reflective of my personality? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Interview Outfit Help

I have a job interview next Friday. Yay! But I have questions about what is a setting-appropriate choice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2013 - 11 answers

How to Manage a Job Interviewer Whose Knowledge is Outdated & Unfocused

I am presently going through interviews for an IT consulting position with a nationally known firm. I've been through two extended phone interviews. The initial call with the recruiter went great, but I just had a call with one of the main staff members and it was a train wreck. Extra library/MLIS snowflake details... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Should a lawyer sign an NDA for a job interview?

I'm a lawyer at a large firm. I represent a lot of tech startups and as a general practice, lawyers at my firm don't sign NDAs to avoid potential problems and conflicts of interest. I'm interviewing for an in-house counsel position and they are insisting I sign an NDA. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2012 - 15 answers

What should I wear for a job interview at Microsoft?

I have a job interview scheduled at Microsoft, at the Redmond campus. What should I wear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2012 - 22 answers

Should I disclose my pregnancy during the job interview process?

What are my responsibilities when interviewing for a new job while pregnant? Should I tell them I'm expecting? If so, what should I be prepared for? I want to be ethical, but simultaneously am reluctant be at a disadvantage off the bat. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2012 - 13 answers

UK job search: contracts and taking notes

(UK-based) I've started applying for new jobs and as I'm now getting along in the process, I'm wondering about 1) signing a contract before leaving my current job and 2) taking notes during a job interview. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Will my blog entries doom my job interview?

Adjunct faculty interview coming up; I have a blog that might raise some eyebrows -- should I take my name off it/delete posts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2011 - 21 answers

Top job candidate was sloppy, didn't hew to gender norms, during the interview. Now what?

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]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2011 - 84 answers

How do I go about interviewing for and working at a fast food restaurant?

I am a 30 year old man about to go for a job interview... flipping burgers for a certain clown. I'd appreciate any hints or tips on how to approach the interview. And when I get the job, how do I handle that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

You seem nice, but this isn't the job for me

How does one gracefully back out of the job application process? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I tell interviewers that I'm suing my ex-employer?

I'm suing my former job. Should I (How should I) tell folks I'm interviewing with? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2010 - 15 answers

What to wear?

I just received an invitation to interview at a large software company. The invitation specified a dress code, can you help me parse it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 38 answers

How to negotiate my salary on a probable job offer?

Please help me understand how to negotiate my salary on a probable job offer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 7 answers

What should I do about my dishonest job interview?

I was not truthful about my past drug use in a job interview. Now I have a job offer and need to get a secret security clearance. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 - 23 answers

Interview scheduling etiquette?

Interview etiquette: do I call to follow-up on scheduling an appointment for an interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Resume screwup--now what?

So I recently managed to score a job interview and offer with a company that offers very nice benefits and pay better than I've seen before. The problem is this: I realized yesterday or so that my resume stated that I graduated with honors when in fact I did not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Help me cram for a sports proficiency test!

Help me cram for a sports proficiency test! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Post Interview Note dilemma, who to send thank you note to?

Post Interview Note dilemma: Second interview, two people interviewed me, but I only got the first name of one of them. What's next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Immature party animal or unstable mental patient?

My first job interview is coming up and I'm wondering which is the lesser of two evils to disclose. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2008 - 34 answers

First Shot at Full-Time Librarianship

Attention Librarians (preferably of the public variety): PLEASE help me not blow my best shot at my first full-time Adult Services gig! Long explanation inside, sorry... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2008 - 5 answers

So, why did you leave your last job?

My very first post-college job has little resemblance to the one for which I interviewed. In a couple of weeks, my trial period is up. I do not intend to take the option for employment. How do I spin this in future interviews? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2007 - 27 answers

Makeup for job interview?

I have a job interview next week. I haven't worn makeup in 3+ years. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2006 - 39 answers

Help me prepare for my upcoming job interview

I've got a marathon job interview coming up, and I'm looking for advice on: a professional purse or briefcase I can use; how to stay energized, alert and upbeat for two consecutive days; cultural things I should be aware of in northeast Florida. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2005 - 15 answers

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