bad interviewer behavior

I was left waiting for two hours at an interview

A reader writes: I’m a corporate recruiter. I was referred to the CEO of a small company by a former coworker who said they were hiring and that I might be the right fit for a recruiting opening they have. The CEO’s communication was via email and sporadic at best, but we scheduled time to meet […]

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what to say if you want to walk out of a horrible interview

One thing I’ve noticed in years of writing this blog is that people when find themselves in terrible, ridiculous job interviews where they’re being mistreated — or even just interviews where it’s clear really early on that this isn’t the right match — they feel obligated to stick it out until the end. You’re not […]

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my interviewers accused me of lying on my resume

A reader writes: I have a question about an interview I had recently. I am an experienced IT Infrastructure manager (running teams of up to 30) with project management experience – and was invited to an interview on the strength of my CV, which clearly stated that I was a “PRINCE2 certified IT Infrastructure Manager […]

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how to create a video cover letter

A reader writes: I am being confronted with a novel situation. I’m a career counselor at a government agency (after finding this site, I feel the need to apologize for the horrendous experiences people have had. I’d like to say I do give out your website to my clients and colleagues). A couple of my […]

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what to do when your interviewer is terrible at interviewing

A reader writes: Recently I went to an interview where they only really asked me two questions: “Tell me about yourself” and “What computer software are you familiar with.” Now, the job is very similar to the role that I am currently doing at the organization that I work for now and I know that […]

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is there a polite way to walk out of an interview?

A reader writes: I am hoping you can offer advice about a bizarre interview situation I faced. The job was not entry level – it was a directorship position for which I met all qualifications listed in the job description. When I showed up at the interview, it turned out that they had the other […]

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