interviewing

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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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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