interviewing

is this company’s high-pressure hiring process normal?

A reader writes: I was laid off from my job last month, so I’ve been actively looking for a new job. I’ve spent the last two weeks interviewing for a sales position with a company that has about 1,000 employees. The interview process was a face-to-face with the hiring manager, phone interviews with two other […]

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is it better to be interviewed first, last, or in the middle?

A reader writes: My husband was recently invited to interview for a position he applied for. He was told that they were conducting two sessions of five back-to-back 30-minute initial interviews. Since he was the first one they contacted, he was able to pick his time slot. In a situation like this, is there an […]

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am I too quiet in interviews?

A reader writes: I’m an experienced senior personal assistant. I’ve worked in the public sector and for large financial institutions supporting directors. I’ve had a dozen interviews in the past two weeks, including second interviews, but no job yet. What I’m confused about is that when I get feedback, it’s so mixed! A couple of […]

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how to say “I can start immediately” when I’m still employed

A reader writes: I’m currently on leave from a job that was causing me such extraordinary stress I was having panic attacks at work. I’ve been applying and interviewing for other jobs pretty extensively while I’m out, including one I’m sincerely hoping will turn into a better career path in general for me. Now my […]

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