interviewing

tempted to lie in a job interview?

Thinking about padding your resume or exaggerating your experience in a job interview? Maybe you’ve considered inflating your salary history to see if you can negotiate a higher salary offer from a new employer. Stop right there. Lying during a hiring process can destroy your chances of ever being hired with that employer – and […]

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I turned down a job offer and now the recruiter is invoicing me

A reader writes: I was in the awesome position of interviewing for two roles through recruitment agencies and receiving offers for both. Both roles were aware that I had another strong offer on the table, and negotiations started between myself and the two agencies. As I was available immediately, both roles wanted me to start […]

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expect these 5 questions at your next interview

While you can never predict for sure what questions you’ll be asked in a job interview, there are some questions that are so common to be ask that you should expect to hear them – and more importantly, should spend time preparing your responses to. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about […]

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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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did my interviewer give my resume a numerical grade?

A reader writes: I had an interview today and noticed that at the top of the copy of my resume the interviewer was holding was “97” written in red pen and circled. It made me think of a grade. Is this an accurate assumption? Are there any other explanations you can think of for this? […]

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