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Should I tell my coworker/friend about my upcoming job interview?

I just landed an interview for a job I really want, and I'm very excited about it. I'm seeing a coworker, also a very good friend, for dinner tonight. Should I tell her about it? [more inside]
posted by eleanor_of_aquitaine on Jan 18, 2013 - 27 answers

Best questions to pose to the interviewers in a programming interview?

What are some really good questions to pose to the interviewers at the end of a programming interview? I'm looking for ones that make the interviewers feel good about you (great question!) but ALSO make them feel good about their organization - so that everything ends on a happy note. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jan 7, 2013 - 14 answers

How to study for a programmer job interview exam?

There will be an exam as part of my interview for my first programmer/developer job. It will be on J2EE and PL/SQL. Can anyone advise on what to expect and what to focus my studying on? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Dec 28, 2012 - 7 answers

How to handle a job interview when the interviewer doesn't ask questions?

I have had interviews that consisted of the interviewer briefly explaining the position and then asking me if I have any questions. These have not gone well for me. [more inside]
posted by secretdawn on Dec 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Job interview role-play tips please

Can you give me some job interview role-play tips on: (1) how to manage an underperforming employee, and (2) how to manage a team meeting/huddle? [more inside]
posted by laumry on Nov 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Walking the line between job and informational interview

What to do in the not-quite-an-informational-interview, not-quite-a-job-interview situation? I have one of these tomorrow and I'm confused about how to approach it. (OK, "terrified of failing" is a better way of putting it.) [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 12, 2012 - 5 answers

How to handle this situation professionally?

I'm job hunting in a particular industry and doing a lot of informational interviews. I managed to arrange one with the Principal at a firm whose work intrigues me for the 21st of November. Yesterday I noticed that this same firm has a position that I'm qualified for, and I'd like to submit my resume and cover letter today. If I make it past the initial screening, will it appear that I scheduled the informational interview under false pretenses when I was really trying to score a job interview? How would I handle the question of my application in the interview, which I arranged weeks ago? Please give me your advice on how to handle this professionally. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Nov 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me avoid hiring Patrick Bateman.

HR filter: What are some good questions to ask a job candidate during a final interview before extending an offer? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Nov 2, 2012 - 9 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

I have a job interview. I'm getting sick. Help!

I have a very important job interview on Monday. I feel like I'm getting sick (sore throat, warm forehead, etc). If I'm sick on Monday, do I call and ask to re-schedule or soldier through? [more inside]
posted by Fister Roboto on Sep 28, 2012 - 33 answers

How do I handle the salary negotiation discussion to my advantage without blowing it?

AskMeFi and other say to never throw out the first number in salary discussions, yet this has backfired repeatedly. Stick to the oft-repeated advice or rework based on experience? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Sep 14, 2012 - 16 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

Should I Go On This Job Interview Or Not?

I have a job interview tomorrow for a job I'm not really interested in. I currently have a job, but it's a contract position with no guarantee of going permanent, so I've still been applying to other jobs and I feel it is irresponsible and ungrateful for me to not go through with this job interview tomorrow. However, the more I think about it, the more upset I get, because I am not sure I would take the job if it were offered to me, even though it would be a permanent position. I'm not even really sure I'm thinking straight anymore. I could use some perspective and/or wisdom and/or advice. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on May 13, 2012 - 20 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

Is there a tactful way to let a job know that their interview style turned you off and made you not want the job?

Is there a tactful way to let a job know that their interview style turned you off and made you not want the job? [more inside]
posted by cedly on Apr 27, 2012 - 16 answers

How could I convince you that I'd make a great financial writer

I have a job interview for a junior/intermediate financial writer position with a financial services marketing company on Friday. This is a bit of a career jump for me as my background is mostly in legal editing with one stint at an educational publisher. Are there any MeFites with some sort of experience in financial writing who have some advice for me on how to ace the interview, or on what kind of research and prep I should be doing? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Mar 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Consulting Filter: How do I justify leaving my first project significantly earlier then completion?

Consulting Filter: How do I justify leaving my first project significantly earlier then completion? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Mar 4, 2012 - 8 answers

a poorly timed rebellious phase

I am going to be interviewing for jobs soon. My hair is currently a rather vibrant shade of purple. How much of a problem is this going to be? [more inside]
posted by btfreek on Feb 20, 2012 - 44 answers

Ready for the same old questions, not sure about new questions.

I just landed a phone interview for potentially my first managerial job after five years of being a systems analyst. What questions do I need to be ready for in the phone interview and the face-to-face interview? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jan 22, 2012 - 3 answers

How to ace a non-profit development interview

Posting for a friend: She has an interview next week for a part-time non-profit development/social media job. She has pretty good answers for generic job interview type questions, but what kinds of questions might she prepare for that are more specific to the field? What kinds of skills should she be highlighting? [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Nov 4, 2011 - 5 answers

What's different about a corporate interview (if anything)?

What should I know about interviewing for a corporate job that I don't already know from interviewing for public sector/public health jobs? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Aug 23, 2011 - 7 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

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

Please help me prepare for a market research job interview

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]
posted by auto-correct on May 27, 2011 - 7 answers

What do I do in a group interview for a job?

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]
posted by JustDerek on May 24, 2011 - 11 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

Help me not suck at job interviews

I have an interview for my dream position this week. Help me ace it/not ruin my chances. [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Apr 17, 2011 - 11 answers

How do you respond to "Tell me about yourself" in a job interview?

How do you respond to "Tell me about yourself" in a job interview? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Apr 3, 2011 - 19 answers

How can I interview this person?

I have been charged with recruiting a social media advisor for the organisation -and I'm not quite sure how I can evaluate the person's knowledge. [more inside]
posted by the noob on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 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

Help Me Get My Barbie Dream Job

Can you give some advice on what to say in a "philosophy statement on museum education and exhibition" as part of a resume? The job for which I'm applying is a long shot for me, but I really do think I'd be a great fit for it, and I want a fighting chance to actually make it to the interview. [more inside]
posted by madred on Jan 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me get hired as a journalist for a daily paper

Got a job interview at a reputable daily newspaper. Yay! Could you help me prepare? [more inside]
posted by mkdirusername on Jan 22, 2011 - 7 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

Not Enough Applicants For Library Position

Interviews for a job I really, really want postponed because there were "not enough applicants." Help me understand this and maximize my chances. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Oct 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Post-interview thank you note: handwritten snail mail or email?

What is the best way to send a post-interview thank you note? [more inside]
posted by agent99 on Sep 23, 2010 - 24 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

I, of course, don't see color . . .

Can anyone point me to some samples of diversity statements, specifically ones to be written for a potential employer? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on Jun 15, 2010 - 5 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

pre-interview etiquette filter

Pre-interview etiquette: I've received a schedule for a job interview, a good half hour of which is pegged for a practical exercise. I'm not sure what this would entail in the context of the job, and I would like a little more information about it. Is it acceptable to email the HR officer I've been corresponding with asking for a rough idea of what the exercise is? How can I phrase this without sounding like I'm asking for a cheat-sheet? [more inside]
posted by the cat's pyjamas on Mar 11, 2010 - 6 answers

What is an organization like where everyone is very busy?

Should I be concerned to join an organization where people's calendars are filled up months in advance? [more inside]
posted by eurandom on Mar 6, 2010 - 11 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

Linear regression is... uh... something to do with residuals? (Shit.)

I have some interviews coming up. Anybody with a statistics-related profession.... please help me out with answering technical questions in my job interviews! (A bit on the long side...) [more inside]
posted by veol on Nov 12, 2009 - 4 answers

I'd like some advice on giving an academic job talk.

I'd like some advice on giving an academic job talk. [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Sep 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Don't employers love the neat & tidy look?

Should I explain why I (a 22-year-old female) am bald at an upcoming job interview? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Jul 16, 2009 - 29 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

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