interviewing

how to explain your weaknesses in a job interview

Most people, when interviewing for a job, aren’t especially eager to talk about their weaknesses. After all, we all have tons of weaknesses. Which one are you supposed to tell your interviewer about? And are you just supposed to lay out all the reasons they shouldn’t hire you and wait for the rejection email to […]

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am I supposed to confirm interviews the day before?

A reader writes: Over the past few years, I have noticed that when I have been notified by email for a interview, it tends to ask for me to confirm my attendance (“please email back by X date to let us know you’re able to attend”). I do this, but I don’t seem to ever […]

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how to explain to your interviewer why you left a previous job

When you’re interviewing for a job, it’s very likely that interviewers will ask why you’re leaving your current job or why you left previous jobs. In theory, this should be straightforward – we’re usually pretty clear in our own heads about why we leave jobs – but in reality, sometimes answering can be fraught with landmines. […]

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I showed up for an interview on the wrong day

A reader writes: I have a job interview lined up that I’m really looking forward to. I like the organization, it’s an appropriate step up from my current job, and all that good stuff. So I did all my research and prep, took the day off work, put on my interview clothes, and headed off […]

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when the job you’re interviewing for keeps changing

A reader writes: I am currently interviewing for a job and I think I may get the offer. I just finished up my third and final interview and expect to be notified soon. However, I am struggling because the position has been described differently by different interviewers and does not seem to match the job […]

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exactly what to say in 10 tricky job interview conversations

Job hunting is fraught with tricky conversations that you might need to have throughout the process – from what to say if you botched your answer to an interview question to how to ask if a long hiring process will ever end. Especially given the power dynamics in job interviews, it can be hard to […]

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