interviewing

how to deal with weird interview questions

I’m quoted in this Lifehacker article about how to deal with weird questions in job interviews. One point I wanted to stress to the interviewer is that there are two categories of these questions: (1) brainteasers like “how many golf balls can you fit into an airplane?” where the interviewer wants to hear you problem-solve out loud, […]

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should you keep interviewing after accepting a job offer?

A reader writes: I’ve been job hunting for a few months now, and in the past few weeks I’ve received a number of interviews all at once. I interviewed for one position last week, but in the meantime I also scheduled two interviews at other companies for this week. The other day I received a […]

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3 job interview tricks that you probably haven’t heard before

When you’re interviewing for jobs, you tend to hear a lot of the same advice repeated over and over: show up early (but not too early!), rehearse answers to common questions ahead of time, be polite to the receptionist, blah blah blah. But at U.S. News & World Report today, I suggest three job interview tricks […]

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how many interviews are too many?

A reader writes: I applied for a job that I thought I’d be a good fit for. I clicked with the external recruiter immediately, and he said he wanted to introduce me to on-site recruiter at the client. When I met the second guy, he said he would definitely like to introduce me to the […]

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I have a bad feeling about the job I’m interviewing for

A reader writes: I have a question about evaluating a potential employer. I’ve been interviewing with a nonprofit, and the job would be a step up (higher pay, more responsibility), but I’ve now been through eight rounds of interviews and I feel like some alarm bells are going off. I’ve interviewed with the director three […]

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should you do free work as part of a job interview?

A reader writes: I’m a content specialist who does a lot of writing and SEO work. I currently work full-time, but am looking for a new full-time opportunity. I’m finding that as part of the hiring process, a lot of employers are asking me to complete an assignment for them. I’m not against the idea, […]

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