interviewing

how to deal with a hostile interviewer

A reader writes: I recently had a terrible experience with a phone interview. The interviewer began with a tone of voice that was irritated and sarcatic, which escalated over the course of 30 minutes into openly aggressive and loud, bordering on bullying and browbeating. I tried my best to keep calm and politely answer everything […]

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here’s what your job interviewers say after you leave the room

Wouldn’t it be great if you could hear what your job interviewers say about you after your interview is over? Or maybe not — although if you’re worried that interviewers are trash-talking you, they’re probably not, even if you weren’t right for the job. But interviewers do have certain ways of naming potential issues – […]

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do dogs belong in job interviews?

A reader writes: I work for a company that allows pets to be brought to work. In fact, we have a “Dog of the Day” program and a coordinator. Did I mention the pooches get their own company name/ID badges too? But I digress. Recently, I was part of a panel made up of a […]

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CEO’s wife ruined my job prospects

A reader writes: I have been going through a very rigorous interviewing process for a permanent job in a firm where I have been undergoing a two-month post-college training program/paid internship which is very prestigious and only very few trainees are offered the permanent job. It would be my first proper job after finishing university. […]

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