interviewing

is over-selling yourself in an interview the norm?

A reader writes: I was interviewed by my company over a year ago, and I felt the interview went really well. Being a technology company, there were lots of questions about technologies I’d worked with before, and I answered them honestly and clearly. Now the yearly review came along and I had my meeting with […]

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how to research the company you’re interviewing with

On a recent post, one commenter wrote: When I first started job searching, I tried to research the companies a lot. That was a waste of time. No hiring manager I ever talked to quizzed me about my company knowledge. They wanted to talk about the specifics of the job. And honestly, when you think […]

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should you walk out of a bad job interview?

A reader writes: I know people say “run, don’t walk” when you find yourself in a job interview with someone you would never work with in a million years. But does that mean that you can leave right in the middle of the interview itself? I flew to another state for a job interview with […]

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is there any advantage to interviewing first or last?

A reader writes: When given a few options for interview times, is there any value in going first, last or in the middle? I know that the most important part is being prepared for the interview, but do you think that there is some advantage to going first and “setting the bar” or going last […]

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what does it mean to “be yourself” in an interview?

This was originally published on April 26, 2012. A reader writes: I am an 18-year-old college student looking for an entry-level part-time job. I have been trying to prepare my answers ahead of time to some of the common questions, and I have examples my previous work experience with things like “dealing with an angry […]

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